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Re: Looking for Franklin A Gustafson family in Sweden
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: April 03, 2012 at 08:23:36
In Reply to: Looking for Franklin A Gustafson family in Sweden by Misti Chang of 44354

I don't think that Franklin is a Swedish name. He was probably Frans.

The only Floby parish I know about was in Skaraborg county, not in the city of Göteborg or in the county of Göteborg och Bohus.

The Emibas CD lists a Frans Albert Gustavsson Blix born 1 May but the year is different. You said yours was born in 1869 and this one was born in 1868. He was born in Floby, Skaraborg county.

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Gustavsson Blix, Frans Albert
Dräng = farmhand (unmarried man)

b. 5/1/1868 in Floby, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)

Emigrated 4/7/1888
from Keddabo, Floby, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
to Amerika

Source: SVAR; Household Examination Roll, vol. Floby AI:8, p. 118

Emibas migration file ID: Floby R 1888 007

Emihamn database:

First name: FRANS ALBERT
Last name: BLIXT
Age: 20 Gender: M
Parish: FLOBY County: R (Skaraborg)
Date: 1888 04 20
Destination: NEW YORK
Fellows: NEJ
Source: 35:116:993

I couldn't find him in the 1880 Swedish Census CD with that information. I looked at the household examination record for Floby 1870-1890, and that said that his birth place was in St Hellest. (Stora Hellestad?) (subscription)

Floby AI:8 (1870-1890) Image 126 / page 118 (AID: v45393.b126.s118, NAD: SE/GLA/13117)

I looked for his birth record in Floby. I didn't find it in Floby, but Floby was the "mother parish" for several other parishes, which were also listed in that birth book.

I found his birth in Hellestads Annex parish.

Floby C:4 (1832-1869) Image 149 / page 287 (AID: v45402.b149.s287, NAD: SE/GLA/13117)

Frans Albert was born 1 May and was baptised 2 May 1868. His parents were the soldier Gustaf Blixt and Sofia Magnusdotter.


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