OH, Judy, you are a "trooper" and a lover of detail, too, I see. Yes, Gustaf came to work as a contract worker in the orange groves of Florida. There is a new book coming out that will detail how the Swedes were instrumental in the Florida citrus industry. A Swedish genealogist had pointed out the Albertina birth location discrepancy...How interesting what you pointed out about witnesses, too. Oh, I long to have or find any pictures of these ancestors.
Oh, and you know what? We have a mystery about another Swede, "William J. Parsons" [Persson, I guess, it would have been]. He is shown at Ancestry.com as born in either 1831/32 or 1841/42 [this one is on marriage license], and he put his birth location as Ystad, with parents being Christina Olsson and Hans Parsons [Persson, I guess]. But we cannot find William in Ystad. The only doc's we have for him are his marriage license [1879 in New York City] and 1880 census, also NYC. His wife, Caroline Bjorkander Parsons, is listed as a widow by 1893 in NYC, but we cannot find William's death certificate yet...Have checked many William Parsons who are not he. That Swede is driving us crazy. He is my g-g-father. Wanted to locate his emigration record [no way to fully identify at Ancestry.com right now--there are several coming in what we believe to be right era-- 1870s] and/or his death record by Father's Day.
My goodness..been looking for him for 16 months. It is time
he quit hiding. We've been on a manhunt for him too long. Supposedly sold mining stocks.
Hey-- We owe you one. Thanks again! You must really enjoy this work. Jeanne
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