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Ek, Lars Jonsson 1785-1830 Sweden

Ek, Lars Jonsson 1785-1830 Sweden

Posted: 6 Nov 2011 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ek, Jonsson
Lars was born 4 Jul 1785 in Hidingsta Norrbyas Sweden and died 17 Mar 1830 in Hagalund, Ecker Sweden. He married Anna Kajsa Ersdotter on 24 Apr 1808. I believe they had 7 children, namely Christina, Johan, Brita, Anna, Lars Swen & my GGG Grandfather Olof Ek who was born in 1828.

I want to know why Lars father's last name was Jonsson and Lars is the first Ek in my tree. Any other information you may have would also be appreciated.

Re: Ek, Lars Jonsson 1785-1830 Sweden

Posted: 7 Nov 2011 12:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lars Jonsson Ek was a former soldier (in Sweden called husar)and as such a man it was very common that youtook another surename. Only so they could be separeted from another Lars Jonsson. This is of course not 100% right in your case, but it was very common in those days. They normally used a name from their background or from where they came (from Eker village). I have a soldier from my ancestors who came from a place Långanäs, he could himself Magnusson Långnäs.

Olof Ek died 29th of April 1867.

Now I hope I am writing to the right person and you can recognise the info.
Please let me know if there is something else you will have about this family or somebody else and I will try to search for you.
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