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Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: January 15, 2011 at 12:04:47
In Reply to: Re: Charles Karl Frithiofff Fagerstrom, IL, b. 1866 by Suzanne Hough of 39

Priests had trouble reading their own writing (just as we do), so it is possible that Amanda's birthdate was misread by the priest. Once an error took place, it tended to continue from record to record from that point onwards.

Also, Emibas is a cd which is transcribed, so an additional source of a possible error could be the transcriber.

I did check the 1880 Swedish Census CD (using the information from Emibas about her birth parish) and found this Amanda.

Sparf, Anders Fredrik       1828       Father
(Barn), Anna Sofia       1864       Child
(Barn), Ida       1867       Child
(Barn), Charlotta       1867       Child
(Barn), Amanda       1871       Child


Record 1880-6-19-1130

Sparf, Anders Fredrik
Undantagstagare

b. 1828 in Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Widower, father

Backstugor
Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Absent when registering

Place of birth (in the database): Ölmstad Jönköpings län


Record 1880-6-19-1131

Anna Sofia

b. 1864 in Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Backstugor
Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Place of birth (in the database): Ölmstad Jönköpings län


Record 1880-6-19-1132

Ida

b. 1867 in Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Backstugor
Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Tvilling = twin

Place of birth (in the database): Ölmstad Jönköpings län


Record 1880-6-19-1133

Charlotta

b. 1867 in Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Backstugor
Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Tvilling = twin

Place of birth (in the database): Ölmstad Jönköpings län

Record 1880-6-19-1134

Amanda

b. 1871 in Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Backstugor
Ölmstad (Jönköpings län, Småland)

Place of birth (in the database): Ölmstad Jönköpings län


I checked the birth record for Amanda to see if perhaps the birthdate matches your information and also to see if there is a Maria as one of her given names.

These are extractions from the birth record. I don't see any births from that time period on ArkivDigital, another fee-based site. (I used ArkivDigital to look for your Fagerström.)

http://www.genline.com (subscription)

100006.58.40400, [Jönköping] _SCB Jönköping, .380, Births,Marriages,Deaths, 1871 - 1871, 0-0, Image 57 of 300

Amanda Maria was born 25 July 1871 in Ölmstad parish, Jönköping county. Anders Sparf was her father and Anna Borta Persdotter was her mother. The mother was 43 years old.

I also don't see the household examination records for this time (1871) on Arkiv Digital or Genline. They are not listed on the online Family History Library Catalog either, so perhaps they aren't available. I don't see any mention of a fire, etc. but perhaps the Swedes on the Sweden forum can help.

The Emibas CD listed page 106 as a source in the household examination record. I looked for that on Genline.

http://www.genline.com (subcription)

256.1.10200, [Jönköping] Ölmstad, AI.21, Household examination, 1881 - 1895, 105-0, Image 102 of 321

It is easier to read on Arkiv Digital.

http://www.arkivdigital.net (subscription)

SE/VALA/00478 Ölmstad AI:21 (1881-1895) Bild 117 / sid 106

widower Anders Fredrik Johansson Sparf, born 13 December 1828 in Ö (an abbreviation for Ölmstad, I suppose), widowed 27 November 1880, out to North America 10 May 1887, certificate number 20

d. Anna Sofia Andersdotter, born 25 November 1864 in Ö, out to Grenna 22 November 1881, certificate number 69, moved in from Grenna 6 November 1882, certificate number 111, out to page 160 in 1884

d. Ida (twin), born 3 July 1867 in Ö, out to North America 10 May 1887, certificate number 21

d. Charlotta (twin), born 3 July 1867 in Ö, out to North America 22 May 1882, certificate number 23

d. Amanda Maria, born 25 July 1871 in Ö,out to North America 10 May 1887, certificate number 24

d. Emma Christina Andersdotter, born 17 October 1857 in Ö, out to page 236 in 1882

Emma's illegitimate son Karl Martin (and something I can't read), born 3 October 1881 in Ö, died 31 March 1882



Then a couple lines down...

Anders Fredrik Sparf, born 13 December 1828 in Ö, married 5 June 1891, in from America 11 July 1891. Also, there is a comment you should ask the Swedes to read for you. I see a mention of Rockford, Illinois and something about the wife.

wife Mathilda Kristina Jönsdotter, born 6 November 1846 in Adelöf, married 5 June 1891, widowed 8 September 1878, in from Svartorp 11 July 1891, certificate number 9

their son Jan Emil, born 18 June 1892 in Ö

I'm glad you appreciate knowing about the Sweden forum. However, I strongly suggest that you also do research at the Swenson Center. It is a fantastic archive.

It seems that the children were listed with Sparf OR with their patronymic last name (Andersdotter)OR with both Sparf and the patronymic last name.

You already saw this about Amanda, but I'll repeat this along with the others.

Post 197232

Andersdotter Sparf, Amanda Maria
Unmarried woman

b. 7/25/1871 in Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)

Emigrated 5/22/1882
from Hunseberg Vestreg., Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)
to Nordamerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 106

Emibas migration file ID: Ölmstad F 1882 011

Post 197231

Andersdotter Sparf, Charlotta
Unmarried woman

b. 7/3/1867 in Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)

Emigrated 5/22/1882
from Hunseberg Vestreg., Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)
to Nordamerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 106

Emibas migration file ID: Ölmstad F 1882 010

********************************
Post 197309

Johansson Sparf, Anders Fredrik
Widower

b. 12/13/1828 in Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)

Emigrated 5/10/1887
from Bst. Dalen Hunseberg Vg, Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)
to Nordamerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 106

Emibas migration file ID: Ölmstad F 1887 016

Post 197310

Andersdotter Sparf, Ida
Unmarried woman

b. 7/3/1867 in Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)

Emigrated 5/10/1887
from Hunseberg Vestreg., Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)
to Nordamerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 106

Emibas migration file ID: Ölmstad F 1887 017
******************************************
Post 197272

Andersdotter, Anna Sofia
Piga = female farm worker. (unmarried woman)

b. 11/25/1864 in Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)

Emigrated 8/15/1885
from Ledseryd, Ölmstad, Jönköpings län (Småland)
to Nordamerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 160

Emibas migration file ID: Ölmstad F 1885 010
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Judy


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