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Re: Albert Johnson/Frank J. Johnson, Sweden to Clearfield County, PA
Posted by: Tim Gruber (ID *****9026) Date: August 12, 2010 at 03:20:25
In Reply to: Albert Johnson/Frank J. Johnson, Sweden to Clearfield County, PA by Angela Johnson Nelan of 1067

If you don't already have it I suggest getting Frank's obituary, which with luck it might have data on parents, where exactly he was born and/or any surviving siblings (at least the ones that also immigrated).

You might also try to find Frank's naturalization papers. The 1900 census indicates he had applied for citizenship hopefully it was at the Clearfield County Prothonotary Office. If not it may have been almost anywhere he lived until moving to Clearfield County or in federal district court. It's hard to say what the papers might tell you. They just may have declaration of citizenship and the fact that he was previously a subject of the King of Sweden, but then again they may have exactly where he was from.

Finding a Johnson from Sweden is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack. I checked the 1910 census and looked just for an Albert Johnson born in Sweden ca 1873 and immigrated ca 1893 and still had 46 of them. None seem to fit.

On what ship and exactly when did they arrive?

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