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August Henry Friberg

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August Henry Friberg

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 10:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Friberg, Borglund, Wolfe
Searching for the ancestry of August Henry Friberg, b. 2/13/1869 Sweden, d. 10/26/1935, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Naturalized 1903 Washington State, family lore indicates immigrated to US in 1883. 1900 census was in Whatcom County, Washington and indicates married, but no family listed as he was a boarder in a hotel. Between 1900-1906 migrated to Meridian, Mississippi and married Florence Wolfe. 1907 son August Russell Friberg was born. 1908 married again to Florence Wolfe’s half sister Lillie Wolfe. August’s Bible indicates his father’s name as John Friberg, b. 1832 in Sweden, however, August’s death certificate indicates father’s name as Henry Friberg born in Sweden, no mother’s name shown. Family lore indicates that August was born in Malmo, Sweden and was the oldest of seven children, which included only one girl named Anna (who eventually married some gentleman from Denmark). The only other name of the siblings ever discussed with a brother who changed his name to G. F. Borglund. August’s father reportedly migrated to the US at some point and ended up in Massachusetts. He was reported to work in a shoe factory when he died. August’s father (John or Henry) supposedly remarried after August’s mother died and had 2-3 other Friberg children. The older set of children and the younger set did not get along and the family separated. August’s father also reportedly served in the Swedish Army at some point, charged with guarding prisoners.

Might this story ring familiar with any Friberg researchers? I just can’t seem to fit any pre-1900 data into the family lore or facts that are known.

Thanks so much.

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