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Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 8 Feb 2012 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sword Holgren
1. Emma Gustava Sword, born in Sweden in 1879 emigrated in 1901. She is found in 1910/1920/1930 Census living in Washburn Bayfield Wisconsin and married to Albert Holgren. Emma Gustava Holgren died in 1963 and left no children.

2. Agnes Alfrida Sword, born 1898 emigrated in 1916. Had the intention to live with her sister Emma Gustava and her husband (See point 1)

3. Elsa Maria Sword, born 1889 and emigrated in September 1910. Had also the intention to live with her sister Emma Gustava and her husband (See point 1)

4. Signe Berhardina Sword, born 1892 and emigrated together with no 3 Elsa Maria in September 1910. She also had the intention to join sister no 1.

5. Hedvig Cecilia Sword, born 1895 and emigrated in October 1913. She differs from her other sisters and was aiming for Brawley in California. She had no relatives in this city as far as I know.

Four sisters intended to go to Winsconsin but only one is found in the Census. What happened to the other three and the one who planned to go to Brawley California?

I hope that you can help me finding these five sisters or give me some hints where to search for them. Thanks in advance!

Carl Lind
Sweden

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 8 Feb 2012 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Feb 2012 5:57PM GMT
Have you checked other spellings? I see that on the passenger list for the "Lusitania" on 23 Sep 1910, Elsa is listed as "Elsa Maria Svärd".

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 9 Feb 2012 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not related. Hope this helps. RP
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Elsa married Erick Erickson. This is who Hedvig was going to in Brawley, California.

Joining sister Elsa Erickson in Brawley Cal......

Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Heduig Lvard
Arrival Date: 15 Oct 1913
Birth Year: abt 1895
Birth Location: Sweden
Birth Location Other: soderala
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Caronia
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United States Census, 1920
Name: Elsa Erickson
Residence: Brawley Township Brawley City Precinct No 2, Imperial, California
Estimated Birth Year: 1890
Age: 30
Birthplace: Sweden
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820099
Digital Folder Number: 4293699
Image Number: 00397
Sheet Number: 4
Household Gender Age
Spouse Eric Erickson M 43 (Born Sweden)
Elsa Erickson F 30 (Born Sweden)
Child Bertha Erickson F 7 (Born California)
Child Bernices Erickson F 6 (Born California)
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United States Census, 1930
Name: Elsa M Erickson
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: San Diego, San Diego, California
Gender: Female
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Sweden
Estimated Birth Year: 1890
Immigration Year: 1909
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Enumeration District Number: 0107
Family Number: 363
Sheet Number and Letter: 12B
Line Number: 77
NARA Publication: T626, roll 192
Film Number: 2339927
Digital Folder Number: 4531848
Image Number: 00470
Household Gender Age
Spouse Erick H Erickson M 54 (Born Sweden)
Elsa M Erickson F 40 (Born Sweden)
Child Bertha E Erickson F 17 (Born California)
Child Elsie B Erickson F 16 (Born California)
Child Elmer A Erickson M 8 (Born California)
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Could this be elsa? But I didn't find her in the California Death Index, which seems to mean that her last residence was Cal., but that she died somewhere else.

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United States Social Security Death Index
First Name: Elsa
Middle Name:
Last Name: Erickson
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 11 October 1889
Social Security Number: 549-66-8836
Place of Issuance: California
Last Residence: Orange, California
Zip Code of Last Residence: 92632
Death Date: February 1976
Estimated Age at Death: 87
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Both Elsa & Signe were going to brother-in-law Albert Holgren in Washburn Wisconsin...

Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Elsa Maria Suard
Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1910
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birth Location: Sweden
Birth Location Other: bergrik gefl
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Lusitania

Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Signe Bernhardina Suard
Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1910
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Location: Sweden
Birth Location Other: bergrik gefl
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Lusitania
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Going to brother-in-law Albert Holgren in Washburn Wisconsin...

Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Agnes Alfrida Sváro
Arrival Date: 18 Aug 1916
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birth Location: Sweden
Birth Location Other: bargvik
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Gothenburg,swe
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Stockholm
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Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 9 Feb 2012 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
This seems to be the birth record for Elsa & Erick's son Elmer.....from the 1930 census...

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Name: Elmer A Erickson
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1921
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Svard
Birth County: San Diego
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This seems to be Elsa's husband....

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Erick Hjalmar Erickson
Social Security #: 0
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1875
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 25 Oct 1959
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Alexis
Father's Surname: Erickson

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Erick Hjalmar Erickson
Residence: P.O. Box 411, Brawley, Imp., Cal.
County: Imperial
State: California
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1875
Naturalized
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1530815
DraftBoard: 0
Age: 42
Occupation: Farmer, self, P.O. Box 411, Brawley, Imp., Cal
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Elsa M. Erickson, P.O. Box 411, Brawley, Imp., Cal
Height/Build: Medium/Stout
Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue/Brown
Date: Sept 15, 1918
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Star-News (Pasadena, California), October 27, 1959, Page 20

AND

Pasadena Independent (Pasadena, California), October 27, 1959, Page 11

SAME OBIT FOR BOTH NEWSPAPERS......

ERICKSON--Erick Erickson,
formerly of Pasedena, passed away at his home 3640 Herman Ave., San Diego, Oct. 25, 1959. A native of Sweden, resident of California 60 years. He is survived by his wife Elsa M. Erickson, daughters Bertha (Mrs. E. H. Guyer) and Bernice (Mrs. R. C. ) Sinclair, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, sister Mrs. Hannah Magnuson. Services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memory Chapel, Ives and Warren Co. 100 North Hill Ave. The Rev. Arvid Carlson officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.
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This seems to be the daughter Bernice of Elsa & Erick....

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Bernice E Sinclair
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1913
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 24 Jun 1964
Death Place: Santa Barbara
Mother's Maiden Name: Svaard
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This seems to be the daughter Bertha of Elsa & Erick....

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Bertha Eleanore Guyer
[Bertha Eleanore Erickson]
Social Security #: 558222877
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1912
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 28 Sep 1986
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Svard
Father's Surname: Erickson

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks RPokorny for your respons. You have definitly found the right Elsa Maria Svärd/Erickson. I wll study your information and probably contact you again.
Thanks for now
Carl

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi
Searching the five Sword sisters I have found out that the oldest, Emma Gustava (1) married Albert Holgren and stayed in Washburn Bayfield Wisconsin until she died in 1963, probably without children. I hope to find an obit for her and by that find out what happened to her sisters.

Previously I frequently used the services of RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness) and their volunteers always managed to find the obits I wanted. Now I´m sorry to find that the RAOGK-site is offline for some time. Where can I find a similar service???

I´ve also found, thanks to Rpokorny, that Elsa Maria Sword (3) married to Erick Erickson, got three children and settled in California. It would be nice to find an obit for Elsa, she died in Februari 1976 in Orange Cal. What happened to her son Elmer. He is not mentioned in Ericks obituarie. Is he dead before his father (in WW2 ?)

Are there any signs, from the Cencus, that Hedvig settled in the vicinity of Elsa in California? Or that Signe and/or Agnes settled in Washburn Wisconsin? It is interesting to see from the passengerlists how their family names have changed, Signe Bernhardina SUARD, Agnes Alfrida SVÁRO and Hedvig LVARD. This must make it very difficult to trace them.

Hoping for more information about the sisters
/Carl

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 3:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
You might be helped by knowing that their father was named Jonas Gustaf Larson Sword/Svard, born in Soderala Sweden 1855.
Their mother was namned Anna Kajsa Jansdotter, born in Grasmark 1854.
Regards
/Carl

Re: Five Sisters leaving Sweden for Wisconsin and California 1901-16

Posted: 1 Apr 2013 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi. if you have facebook there is a RAOGK page on there you could try.
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