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Ekdahls in IA NE ID

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Ekdahls in IA NE ID

Posted: 21 Jun 2004 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ekdahl, Eckdahl, Burr
Yes, One of my lines is Ekdahl who migrated to IA and NE in 1880-1882 as a family. They originally were named some other name that was not recorded in the our family. But then, as was Swedish custom, changed it to describe their new community: Ekdahl or Eckdahl means in the valley around Red Oak, IA. Most migrated along I-80 in NE. I have the immigration papers for Anders (Andrew) Hermann Ekdahl who m Maja Cotta (Charlotta or Lottie) Joensdotter about 1865 and had 4 sons and 6 daughters in Sweden. Toddler Knute died on voyage to Amerika. Oldest son migrated early and set up settlement for the family. Remaining members arrived in 1882 to Ong, NE, Would love to share research with others.

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