Your subject line says that Manuel was born in Wisconsin but the body of your post says he was born in Sweden. Which is correct? His given name seems very unlikely for Sweden, but it is always possible that the parents heard of the name and liked it. What do the 1900-1910-1920-1930 U.S. Federal Censuses say about his year of immigration? If he arrived by 1900, what does the 1900 census say about his month and year of birth? Did the parents emigrate also? What details do you know about them. Without details, helpers can only guess. Your guesses should be much better than the guesses of strangers.
At any rate, I found a person who "might" be your N.P. Witman in the 1880 Swedish Census. He would have been far too young to be the father of someone born in 1877, however.He is probably not yours, but since you haven't provided any information about this man or his wife (except for names), it is the best that can be done for you right now.
By the way, I found NO Witman or Vitman hits in that census, but in those days, those names probably started with an H. Every Hvitman and Hwitman I found in that census came from the county of Norrbotten. However, it is possible and even likely that the name Witman was taken AFTER emigration. Swedes LOVE to change names.
Residence: Degersel Öfverstby
Fam. nr 1
Josef Engström, b. 1822 in Råneå Norrbottens län, Hemmansägare = farm owner
wife Fredrika Johansdotter, b. 1838 in Råneå Norrbottens län
son Josef Oskar, b. 1859 in Råneå Norrbottens län
son Nils Petter Hvitman, b. 1863 in Råneå Norrbottens län
Fam. nr 2
Lisa Johanna Johansdotter, b. 1849 in Råneå Norrbottens län, Piga = female farm worker
1890 Swedish Census (same site)
N.P. has married.
Fam. nr 1
Nils Petter Hvitman, b. 1863 in Råneå, Hemmanseg.= farm owner
wife Brita Magdal. Josefina Sundström, b. 1865 in Råneå
d. Kristina Fredrika, b. 1889 in Råneå
Fam. nr 2
Edvard Ström, b. 1871 in Råneå, Dräng = farmhand
1900 Swedish Census (same site)
Nils Petter Hvitman, b. 1863 in Råneå, Hemmansegare = farm owner
wife Brita Magdalena Josefina Sundström, b. 1865 in Råneå
d. Berta Maria, b. 1891 in Råneå
s. Nils Artur, b. 1894 in Råneå
s. Karl Emil, b. 1897 in Råneå
d. Jenny Kristina, b. 1899 in Råneå
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