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Re: Albert Johnson/Frank J. Johnson, Sweden to Clearfield County, PA
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: September 03, 2010 at 06:08:25
In Reply to: Albert Johnson/Frank J. Johnson, Sweden to Clearfield County, PA by Angela Johnson Nelan of 1067

You truly need more information and perhaps you can find some at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. They have a website (Google it.) but their extensive collection of records is NOT online. We need to go there to research or pay them to research for us. They have records which are difficult or even impossible to find elsewhere, and many of us have found Swedish origins and much more for our ancestors using their resources.

The first man below has the same birthdate you listed. Perhaps he is yours, but of course this name is exceedingly common.

Emibas CD:

Emibas was made from registrations in the Swedish parish to go to a foreign country. It is about 75% complete. Dates of registration to leave may or may not be close to the actual date of leaving the parish. Some people did things at the last minute and others were super organized and planned ahead of time.

Edsvära is a parish name and records in Sweden were kept in the parish.

Post 642985

Johansson, Frans
Dräng = farmhand. (unmarried man)

b. 3/22/1872 in Edsvära, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)

Emigrated 10/23/1891
from Ässtorp, Synnerby, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
to Amerika

Source: SVAR; Household Examination Roll, vol. Synnerby AI:10, p. 60

Emibas migration file ID: Synnerby R 1891 009

Here is an Albert born in December 1873 who was born in the same parish. Perhaps he is that brother.

Post 623842

Johansson, Karl Albert
Jordägarson = land owner's son. (unmarried man)

b. 12/14/1873 in Edsvära, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)

Emigrated 1893
from Hulegården, Edsvära, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
to Amerika

Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 74

Emibas migration file ID: Edsvära R 1893 004

Emihamn database:

Emihamn was made from registrations with Swedish port police before leaving Sweden. (Swedes also left through ports in other countries, such as Norway, Denmark, and Germany.)

First name: FRANS
Last name: JOHANSSON
Age: 20 Gender: M
Parish: SYNNERBY County: R (Skaraborg)
Date: 1892 04 29
Destination: NEW YORK
Fellows: NEJ
Source: 47:583:1275

I don't see Karl Albert on Emihamn.

1880 Swedish Census: (subscription site)

Homeparish:        Edsvära
Residence:        Huleg.
County:        Skaraborg
Page:        7
Row:        11

Children in this family would probably use Johansson (or Johansdotter) since the father was Johan, but at this time period patronymic naming customs were starting to change. It is possible that some children also used their father's patronymic name of Svantesson (literally, son of Svante something).

The above two men are listed as children in this family. Johnson is an Americanization of Johansson.

Frank is not a Swedish name. The name was probably Frans in Sweden.

Johan Svantesson, b. 1844 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län, Jordägare = land owner
wife Anna Nilsdotter, b. 1840 in Ryda Skaraborgs län
Frans, b. 1872 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län
Karl Albert, b. 1873 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län
Herman Gottfrid, b. 1875 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län
Ida Kristina, b. 1878 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län
Gustaf, b. 1880 in Edsvära Skaraborgs län

I don't know if this is your family and I am not related.


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