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Brick wall- Spouses of my grandfather William P Olson.

Started by william Michael Schummer. Last reply by william Michael Schummer Feb 5, 2015. 6 Replies

I recently found some info on Ancestry that may shed some light on the problem. I came across a record in Gothenberg passenger lists1869-1951   Carolina Bergstrom   Laxarby, age 25  departure 1882…Continue

Spouses of my Grand father

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  I want to ad that Caroline Bergstrom was born in 1856 and Josephine marie was born  14 Dec 1867. she was the one who died of cancer not Caroline as I stated earlier.      Mike Schummer Continue

Brick wall- Spouses of my grandfather William P Olson.

Started by william Michael Schummer Jan 29, 2015. 0 Replies

I have confirmed my Grandfather William P Olson's Birth in Habol Alvsborg  1853 thanks to help from Yvonne.  I was told he emigrated to the US in 1874 or 1879. I believe He is in the 1880 US census…Continue

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Comment by Yvonne Henriksson on September 9, 2012 at 11:32pm
Comment by Yvonne Henriksson on September 9, 2012 at 11:31pm

This is from ( were you also can order mor info) :


Document number: LD-04-0028-1840
Rask, Anders [Svan]
Born: 1816-03-01
Died: 1874-03-26
Wife: Ersdotter Stina
Born: 1820-11-11

Regiment: Livregementets dragoner
Parish: Bälinge
File: Sundbro

Responsible Registry: Contact the responsible registry by printing this page and sending it as a letter to the address below.

Barbro Cronebäck
Gustavsbergsgatan 3 C
752 39 UPPSALA
Fee: 20:- pr/akt + frankerat kuvert.
The Soldiers Register is a secondary source. The user is responsible for verifying the information against the original sources. Quote information from this register as coming from "Centrala soldatregistret".

Are going to look for Gottbergs husband...

// Yvonne

Comment by Linda Lea Christ on September 9, 2012 at 5:15pm

I got some big help with my Swedish family at

My wall is with the mother of Margareta Christina Gottberg-Horlin.

Her name is Anna Greta Gottberg.

Am seeking her husbands name and her family.

Her daughter, Margareta Christina Gottberg Horlin was put up for adoption.

She was born September 24, 1822 and died Jan. 1, 1917 in Maria Parish, Stockholm, Sweden.

I'd also like to find information about my great grandfather, Anders Andersson Rask, whose daughter is Lovisa Andersson born Feb. 14, 1852 in Sunbro agor Balinge, Uppsala Ian, Uppland, Sweden.

About Anders Andersson Rask, would like information on his military records.


Comment by Linda Lea Christ on August 17, 2012 at 3:42pm

My Swedish family is my grandmother Desederia Eve Harlin of Jersey City, NJ.

Her father is John Harlin and her mother is Louisa Anderson.

John is from Stockholm, Sweden and Louisa is from Uppsala, Sweden.

John was born about 1852-1856. Louisa was born about 1852.

Louisa came to America in 1881 and arrived sometime in June just a few weeks before President McKinley was shot.


Comment by Yvonne Henriksson on March 28, 2012 at 12:29am

Lori, I have sent you an e-mail.

Comment by Lori Butler on March 28, 2012 at 12:04am

Hi Yvonne, thank you for responding.  I am a Hedquist, but have been told that there was many spellings and it has changed over the years, Hedqvist, Hedkvist, Headquist, Headkvist, etc., I believe grandfather John Albert was born March 16, 1893 and was born in Skon. He had some point came to the United States and then to Canada, the east coast of Canada (I am originally from there). I do believe he was married and still waiting for confirmation of that.  I was hoping to connect with some other relatives that were or have done some research, I have created a document that lists some siblings of my Grandfather.  I am interested in the relatives that are still in Sweden.

I can also be reached at ..


Comment by Yvonne Henriksson on March 27, 2012 at 11:46pm

Hi, what info do you have so far about Hedqvist....?

Comment by Lori Butler on March 27, 2012 at 9:47pm

I have hit a huge brick wall, I am not even sure where to begin. Researching Hedquist / Hedqvist names.


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