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Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 17 Feb 2004 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fredriksson
Hi, I am writing for a friend who has "lost" contact with her great grandfather (++) Erik August Fredriksson. He was born in 1852 (abt) in langtora, Parisa, Sweden (I think I have the names right. She knows only that he was a carpenter and did furniture and lived at some point in Nebraska. Is there anyone "out there" who may have any idea who this might be, or have some contact with any family members of this man? it would be so appreciated to hear from you. Thank you.

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 6 Apr 2004 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2006 3:32AM GMT
Hi Leslie,

The location "Iangtora" is most likely Långtora, a parish in the county of Uppsala. (I have no idea what or where "Parisa" is.)

http://www.sna.se/bin/ort.cgi?LANG=EN&S=E&O=L%E5ngto...

Perhaps this is your friend's Erik August Fredriksson. Information comes from the Emihamn database of CD Emigranten (the Emigrant CD). The parish from which he departed wasn't listed, but that friend can be found in the birth records, which have been microfilmed and can be ordered from any Family History Center.

First name: ERIK AUG
Last name: FREDRIKSSON
Age: 32 Gender: M
Parish: County: C (Uppsala)
Title/Note: BOND-S (son of a farmer)
Port: STOCKHOLM
Date: 1883 04 06 (date of registering with the police to leave Sweden)
Destination: NEW YORK
Fellows: JA (Ja = yes. Someone else traveled on the same ticket.)
Source: 1883:459:46

He traveled with:

First name: EDLA WILHEL:A (Wilhelmina)
Last name: FREDRIKSSON
Age: 28 Gender: K (kvinna = woman)
Parish: County: C
Title/Note: H (hustru = wife)
Port: STOCKHOLM
Date: 1883 04 06
Destination: NEW YORK
Fellows: JA
Source: 1883:459:46

First name: JOSEF JULIUS
Last name: FREDRIKSSON
Age: 1 Gender: M
Parish: County: C
Title/Note: S (son)
Port: STOCKHOLM
Date: 1883 04 06
Destination: NEW YORK
Fellows: JA
Source: 1883:459:46

If this is not the right person, remember that this name is very common and it is best to provide locations (not just a state) where he lived and also find the year of immigration in the U.S. Federal Censuses for 1900-1910-1920-1930. Much more can be learned about researching in Sweden on an ACTIVE board, such as the following one. I hardly ever check these inactive boards, and few who could be helpful would either.

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=rw&p=l...

Good luck!

Judy

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Leslie oldham (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2004 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy, thanks so much for your response and the information on Fredriksson--It is the closest thing I have seen so far--so it may be the one--and it gives me something to go on. I sent you an email thanking you on your email address, but it was sent back as incorrect address--so I hope this reaches you. I didn't give you more infor other than Nebraska, as that is the only info we had. if anyone knows of Erik August Fredriksson in the late 1880's or early 1900's in nebraska, We would love to hear more. Thanks again.

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 7 Apr 2004 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2006 3:32AM GMT
Hi Leslie,

I'm glad the posting gave you another lead.

I do check this board (but rarely) but it is bookmarked, so I wanted to see if you had seen the post. My email address is deliberately incorrect. I get far too much spam.

Make sure you post on the active board I suggested. Many more people will see it and a good percentage of those might be from Nebraska.

If your friend has a birthdate, the Swedish records are absolutely fantastic. They are among the best in the world for genealogical detail, and all the parish records are microfilmed. The records were kept in the parish. The names changed each generation because of patronymic naming customs but that isn't a problem.

U.S. records aren't nearly as easy to use. Few, if any, countries have records which can match Swedish genealogical records. Your friend is very fortunate that ancestors were Swedish.

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center has solved problems for many of us, but their records aren't online.

http://www.augustana.edu/administration/SWENSON/

For example, they have records for these churches in Nebraska.

http://www.augustana.edu/administration/SWENSON/SwedishAmeri...

They have a lot of Swedish-American newspapers too, which are great for more detailed obituaries than often found in English language papers. A lot are for Nebraska.

http://www.augustana.edu/administration/SWENSON/Newspapers/N...

Judy

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Leslie oldham (View posts)
Posted: 9 Apr 2004 12:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy: Thanks again for the extra information. i am sending this info to my friend, with hopes that she will be able to use the lead you already sent and follow through with this information. If it isn't the right person, then she at least has more areas to check. thanks again. You have been of great help. Leslie

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Charlotta Medin (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2004 8:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Finally I have got some more information here in Sweden. This person that I am looking for Erik August Fredriksson, born 1852, in Langtora parish, Uppland, Sweden, did live in South Amalia Douglas County, Neb. I have a letter from him written in Sept 1893. He got an inheritance because his mother died and he received money from Sweden.

He is the brother of my grandmothers grandfather.
I would like to know what happened to him and his family and if any relatives of his today are interested in his Swedish ancestors.

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 3 Jan 2006 8:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2006 3:32AM GMT
Leslie,

Last August a new Swedish cd was released. It is called Emibas and it provides information on people who registered to leave their Swedish parish to go to a foreign country. Hopefully your friend has a birthdate now. I found this man on Emibas. He was a snickare = carpenter.

Post 75317

Fredriksson, Erik August
Snickare (married man)

b. 11/25/1832 in Långtora, Uppsala län (Uppland)

Emigrated 3/24/1883
from Ekeby, Härkeberga, Uppsala län (Uppland)
to Amerika

Source: Landsarkiv; Household Examination Roll, vol. Härkeberga AI:14, p. 99; Migration Roll, vol. Härkeberga B:3

Emibas migration file ID: Härkeberga C 1883 002

Note on emigration: 1883 Nr 1

He traveled with his family.

Post 75318

Jansdotter, Edla Wilhelmina
Snickarehustru (married woman)

b. 12/9/1834 in Långtora, Uppsala län (Uppland)

Emigrated 3/24/1883
from Ekeby, Härkeberga, Uppsala län (Uppland)
to Amerika

Source: Landsarkiv; Household Examination Roll, vol. Härkeberga AI:14, p. 99; Migration Roll, vol. Härkeberga B:3

Emibas migration file ID: Härkeberga C 1883 003

Note on emigration: 1883 Nr 1

Post 75319

Fredriksson, Joseph Julius
Unmarried man

b. 7/9/1882 in Härkeberga, Uppsala län (Uppland)

Emigrated 3/24/1883
from Ekeby, Härkeberga, Uppsala län (Uppland)
to Amerika

Source: Landsarkiv; Household Examination Roll, vol. Härkeberga AI:14, p. 99; Migration Roll, vol. Härkeberga B:3

Emibas migration file ID: Härkeberga C 1883 004

Note on emigration: 1883 Nr 1

It seems they were the first people from their parish to emigrate in 1883. The date of leaving is, of course, earlier than the date they left the port.

Judy

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

leslie oldham (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jan 2006 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fredriksson
Judy: this is so helpful--thanks so much for taking the time to post the info. I am inquiring for a friend, so I will pass it on to her. I appreciate this so much--happy new year! Leslie

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 13 Apr 2007 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
You know...Im going through the same type of search for my Dad's fathers maternal side. I have my great grandmother's parents down as Olaf Benson, and Pearl Bray...I know Olaf was definitely from sweden, but I cannot find anything about him or his wife. Its been a rough ride, but I am glad to see that we share a similar ancestry. My great grandmother Elma Viola Grace Benson was born in Kimball, NE in 1900, and ended up in San Francisco..thats all i really know. Anyways..good luck in your search.
Chris Williams

Re: Fredriksson in Nebraska--late 1800's

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 6:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Chris,
Just came across this post. Alma Viola Grace Benson is also my great grandmother. Did you know her? I'd love to swap stories. Her daughter Patsy is my grandmother.

Also, I do have some info for Pearl Bray, including a photo of her mother (Sarah Henry Bray) sitting on the prairie in Nebraska.

Becky Sheffield
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