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I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2013 8:14PM GMT
Surnames: Ersson
Hi,
I'm looking for my great grandma's onkle

Erik Ersson Born in Bjursås, Sweden December 14 1856.

He came to Mapleton Iowa USA March 18 1890.

He died in 1935 (in USA or Canada?)

My grandmother had a small note that said:

"Ogilvie (Yukon) Hackelsack"


Any information on him or his family would be helpful.


Kind Regards,
Helena Arvidsson
Sweden

Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 9:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Mapleton IN Marion
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Mapleton TX Houston
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Mapleton UT Utah
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Mapleton ID Franklin
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Mapleton WI Waukesha

Joan

Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 11:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
According to the Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger Lists, Erik`s destination was Mapleton, Monona, Iowa.
He departed Gothenberg 18 March 1890, on the ship Livorno to Hull, England.

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=view&r=an&dbid=...

I do not find him in the 1900 census for Mapleton, IA.
Do you have any more info on him? you say Erik is your great grandmother`s uncle, would that be her father or mother`s brother? any other family members, Father & mother, wife?

Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks a lot. It was Mapleton IA Monona.

Helena

Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the informaiton.
There was no family traveling with him. On the passanger list there was 6 other persons who also have Mapeltown Iowa as destination. Maybe they were friends?? I must search for them.

Helena

Re: Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I`ll also look through the other pages of the passenger list for people from Bjursas going to Mapleton.
Also i`ll check census of surrounding towns.
Keep in mind he may have changed his name when he arrived in America. It was very common for Swededs to do so. His surname may have been shortened to Erson or he might have used his father`surname instead of the patryonic name from fathers first name.

Re: Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Found him on second passenger list. He left Liverpool, England on the ship City Of Chester, arrived Port of NY on 7 April 1890.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=UKOutwardPasse...

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=7488&am...

With him are Anders Westlund & the Samuel Anderson family who was with him on the Gothenberg passenger list of the ship Livorno.

Now we have him in NY, need to find where he went from there.

Larry

Re: Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 2:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
"Ogilvie (Yukon) Hackelsack"

I found Ogilvie on an old map of the Yukon Territory. It appears to be a small settlement on the Yukon River about 40 miles south of Dawson. There is no modern reference to the settlement so it may have only existed during the Klondike Gold Rush 1896 - 1899. I find no reference as yet on "Hackelsack", possibly it was the name of a mine or claim owner.
William Ogilvie was an early explorer & surveyor of the Yukon Territory and many places were named after him and he wrote many articles & pamphlets on the gold rush.
If he went to the Yukon before 1900, it might explain why he does not show up in any US records.
I find it strange that he and his fellow passengers, the Anderson family & Anders Westlund all disappear after arriving in NY.

Re: Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 11:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
The mapshowing Ogilvie is shown on page 101 of:
The Klondike official guide : Canada's great gold field, the Yukon District (1898)
Author: Ogilvie, William, 1846-1912
you can download a .pdf copy at:
http://archive.org/details/klondikeofficial00ogiluoft

Ang: Re: Ang: Re: I can' find my great grandma's onkle!

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 8:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Many thanks for all information!! it's so exciting!

I found this page... and a ERIESON, E. It's maybe the Erik Ersson Im looking for???

http://www.yukongenealogy.com/cgi_bin/databases/quick.asp?qu...

/Helena
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