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Ek from Jämtland, Sweden

Ek from Jämtland, Sweden

Posted: 14 Oct 2002 1:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jul 2004 11:59AM GMT
Surnames: Ek, Eck
Hi, I have a lot of my ancestors that emmigrated and would like to get in contact with relatives all over. They are all brothers and it would complete the family to get som more information about their life:

Engelbrekt Ek borne 18780628 married Anna Söderbom borne 18850321 left with their children:
Engla Amanda Ek 1906
Olov Alexander Ek 1907
Anna Regina Ek 1908
Märit Agneta Ek 1910
Erik Hugo Ek 1914
Ingeborg Ottila Ek 1916
Viola Hilda Ek 1918
Eddie Ek 1920
Elof Engelbrekt Ek 1923
Berta Viola Ek 1925
Junn Marie Ek 1926

Peter Eck 18810404 married Hulda Maria Pålsson born 18850404 they adopted a boy when they where in US

John Eck born 18821104 married Carrie Lilian Persson born 19061219
All their children where borne in the US I have contact with one of the grandchildren

Otto Ek born 18910920 married a Maggie Andrew i think but would like to get more info on this family

Olof Ek 18791008 married Anna hanson, they have I think one child Betsy Eck

If you recognize any of these names please email me

Thank you

Re: Ek from Jämtland, Sweden

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 8:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ek
I have been searching for information regarding the Ek part of my ancestry. I have an Olaf Ek as my 3rd great grandfather, his son Swan John 'SJ' Ek was my connection to him. From what I understand Olaf had 4 boys (SJ and his brothers) with his first wife (name unknown) before emigrating in 1882. According to the 1900 census, Olaf married an Anna in 1900 and took over as father of her three children (Alfred, Minnie, Adolph). I know that SJ lived in McPherson County Kansas and I know that his granddaughter (my grandmother Darlene Ek) was born there but Im not sure about Olaf as the 1900 census had him and Anna and her children living in North Dakota... Could this be the same Oaf and Anna Ek?

Re: Ek from Jämtland, Sweden

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 6:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ek
It could be, do you have any dates and more namnes? Do you know where in sweden they where born?

Re: Ek from Jämtland, Sweden

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ek
It looks like my Olaf was born in 1837 and according to the 1900 US Census he emigrated in 1882. I know he is from Sweden but I do not know where as I am having trouble locating his immigration records.

It is most likely that the 2 Olafs are not the same, as yours is listed as being born much later.

There are some public family trees that list my Olaf as being married to an Anna Hanson, but I am not so sure as I can not find any evidence of this. All I know is that on the 1900 Census, it shows that he had recently married an Anna and my guess is he adopted her three children (Alfred, Minnie and Adolph).

His son (or as I believe it Olaf was his father) is Swan John 'SJ' Ek. I have him listed as being born Oct 18 1862 i Kristianstad, Skane, Sweden, so I guess that if Olaf was his Father he would have emigrated from there as well. SJ is my 2nd Great Grandfather. He had many children, my Great Grandfather being Emil Alvin Ek born 1894.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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