I am researching my great grandfathers family. He came to the US in 1885/6. The information I have is as follows:
The sailor Nils Peter Jonsson (b. 1840, in Bredsattra) moved to Katarina parish in Stockholm and returned to Bredsattra and settled in the village of Gatebo where he met wife Brita Kajsa Olsdotter(b.1842, in Sörby ). They married in 1864. In 1866 they moved from Gatebo to own their own farm in Ormöga village (at the present time owned by Ivan Petterson). In 1885, Nils Peter, wife, 4 sons and 2 daughters immigrated to the US. The sons, were: Johan Alfred (b. 1869), Nils August (1871), Anders Fredrik(1874) Ernst Julius(1882). One son, Olaf peter (1864) stayed in Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 1883. (he had 2 children, Helmar and Elsa. Elsa married Gunnar Lannmark). The two daughters were Ida Maria(1876) and Elna Karolina(1879). Some of the family stayed in Baltimore, MD, while others went to Upperville, VA and St. James MN.
All of this information was found on a piece of paper written in Swedish and translated by Elsa Lannmark.
I want to find out as much as I can about this family and any remaining cousins.