I was Ron's 2nd cousin once removed. I am trying to continue the research. Did this conversation continue beyond your last post? Can you send me the documents that you mention in the post?
"Wow! That shows where the Guilford, CT "Red Herring" comes from! If you look at the entry #11 above Augusta, it is that person who is buried in Guilford, not Augusta. The enrty for Augusta was obviously keyed into the data base with that…"
"Actually, Augusta's parents are listed on her death certificate (see below)... And if you look at the original 1900 US Census, it is pretty clear that Andrew's father's name is Nils not Neile; and there is a headstone in EL Cemetery…"
"Well Andrew probably omitted to let the church know he left is all. He may not have wanted them to know due to conscription or such. Or he just didn't bother. The household exam record shows an unusual entry about America in Swedish folowed by…"
"Yes... I have Andrew coming to the US in 1881, according to the 1910 US Census... He was naturalized in 1884, married in 1885; and their first child Julian was born in June of 1886. I'm wondering why he would have to go back to Sweden, and…"
"I am 99% certain that your Andrew Johnson is the one I located. He "officially" left Torrestorps for America 15 Jan 1886. But it appears from other another record that he may have traveled to America as early as 1881. He also had another…"
"The doc my grandfather filled out for the Justice Department reads: "Dec. 1, 1858"... It also reads: "Forestorp" which I always assumed was a typo... I did a quick check and could find no such parish..."
"Looking thru the records, especially census records, I often see the dates go back and forth with a year's difference... I think it comes from part forgetfulness and part from deriving dates from what people say their age is...
Yes, my cousin…"
"As to Anders Johnson:
I found an Anders Johnson born 1 Dec 1858 in Torestorp. In the records you have, is the birth date written as 1/12 1858? I ask this because the dates in the church records are written as day/month not month/day..."
"Anything is possible in this craziness we call ancestor research... I have Andrew's birthdate & place from a doc my grandfather (their son) filed with the Justice Department; I have Andrew's & Augusta's info from several US…"
"Another thought is that many of the Swedish quarrymen in East Longmeadow came from Sweden by way of the quarries in Portland, CT. The fact that your grandfather was naturalized in Middletown suggests that this is a pretty good possibility in your…"
Hello - I was helping a lady on here yesterday. She is in Sweden and is looking for a Johnson family in Jamestown NY. I realize that is a very common name. But was wondering if that might be the same family you are researching?
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