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Författare Ämne: SFor direc teryd, Sweden  (läst 1518 gånger)

2016-08-03, 09:16
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Utloggad Paul Knapp

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Does anyone know where Steryd, Sweden is? Is it a place name, farm, parish or county? I found the name in the Ellis Island shipping manifests for a person who may be my grandmother(now deceased). I am looking for her parish.
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Paul Knapp
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2016-08-03, 10:18
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It is not a county nor a parish, so maybe a farm.
Could also be mispelt.
If I have a name and if possible birthdate  perhaps I ll find her on an emigration record

2016-08-31, 03:22
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Thank you for your reply.
Name: Amanda Matilda Swenson
Birth Date: June 2, 1880

2016-08-31, 18:31
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Sorry, I didn´t find anyone with, or close to, those names and dates.
Could a link to Ellis Island give more clues?
Arne

2016-09-01, 01:43
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Thank you Arne. I will look on other sites such as familysearch and census records in the US.
Paul

2016-09-01, 10:35
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Would be nice to know  Amanda´s Swedish connection if You find it
Arne

2016-09-01, 10:40
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Paul,
To find the answer to your question is an interesting challenge. To be able to possibly help you there are a number questions where the answers might be helpful.
1.   Is her name, birth date and birth place given in the Ellis Island records in hand writing? If so, could you provide a picture of the record? I was not able to find her in the records.
2.   Is the given birth date reliable?
3.   Is Swenson her maiden name or her married name? If it is a maiden name she should in Sweden be named Svensdotter (patronymic)
4.   What facts do you have on your grandmother?
5.   Can you please explain the cryptic name of your topic. “SFor direc teryd, Sweden” ?

As Arne stated there is no place called Steryd. But there are lots of possible place names ending with ‘ryd’  meaning ‘röjning’ = clearing. There are also hundreds of names Ryd only. So I guess ….ryd may be correct, but Steryd is a misinterpretation, misreading, miswriting by the registrator.

To exemplify what you can find if you question the content of the records:
An Amanda Mathilda Svensdotter, born Nov 19th 1872 in Göteryd, Kronobergs län (county) emigrated 1890 to America.

2016-09-01, 12:16
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Thank you Goran for your detailed reply.

I obtained my grandmother's married name(Amanda Matilda Swenson), birth date (2 June 1880) and death date(28 Mar 1959) from the Albany New York Rural Cemetary records. Then I did a search of the Ellis Island records to see if I could find persons with that name and having an age consistent with the birth date and year of immigration to New York. I found 4 possibilities three of which I was able to trace through Arkiv Digital and the  Poliskammare  records and who turned out to be born on a different date. The fourth was named Amanda Matilda Swenson arriving Ellis Island on October 3, 1903 and being 23 years old and last place of residence was Steryd, Sweden. So I wasn't able to trace her.

Searching familysearch.org I found an Ellis Island record of a Fritz Swenson arriving 26 Nov 1900 age 19years 7 month  consistent with my grandfather's name and birthdate of 4 Mar 1881 (also from the cemetery records) which indicated he was single. So unless he returned to Sweden and married there, my grandmother was single when she immigrated and I have been wasting my time looking for a Swenson.
Concerning my grandfather,  Agneta Geschwind @stockholm.se from the Stockholm's Stadsarkiv found my grandfather, Fritz Albert Swenson born 1881 in Helsingborg, county of Malmohus(in the very south of Sweden). From a CD of the inhabitants of Sweden 1890 she found he and his family registered in Sofiero, a Swedish Royal Summer Castle. There was an anecdote in my family that he had chased tennis balls for the royal prince Gustav and it made sense that would be at the summer castle, so that was very lucky.

Unfortunately I have no such anecdotes or memories about my grandmother.

Sorry for the cryptic subject title. It was meant to be Steryd, Sweden.

Paul

2016-09-01, 13:33
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Maybe this girl:
Amanda Mathilda Andersdotter b. June 2, 1880 in Femmeryd, Kristianopel, Blekinge county. She emigrated in October 1897 from Gisslevik, Torhamn, Blekinge county.
Kristianopel CI:6 (1880-1894) p. 1
Kristianopel AI:21 (1875-1883) p. 234
Torhamn AIIa:3 (1895-1912) p. 424

2016-09-01, 15:55
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Thank you Maud. That is fantastic research!
Paul

2016-09-16, 09:08
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Hello Maud.
I would like to know how I can access the references you wrote in your reply.
Thank you.
Paul Knapp

2016-09-16, 15:22
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Hello Paul,
You will get access to the Swedish church records here (subscription needed):
http://www.arkivdigital.net/
http://webbutik.riksarkivet.se/en/products/subscriptions/

2016-09-16, 22:32
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2016-09-17, 15:24
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Hi Paul, here are some records from Ancestry.com that suggest that Maud has found the right person.

 Mrs Amanda Matilda Anderson Swenson in the Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011
Name:  Mrs Amanda Matilda Anderson Swenson
[Mrs Amanda Matilda Anderson Anderson]
Gender:               Female
Birth Date:          2 Jun 1880
Birth Location:   Sweden
Death Date:        28 Mar 1959
Age at Death:    78
Death Location:                Latham, New York
Father:                 Anders Anderson [note: it was not unusual for a family to think that a Swedish-born relative's patrynomic (Andersson or Andersdotter) was her father's surname]

Spouse:                Fritz Albert Swenson
Section number of burial:             127
Lot number of burial:     91
 
Amanda Mathilda  in the Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941
Child's Given Name:       Amanda Mathilda
[Amanda Mathilda Olsson]
[Amanda Mathilda Andersdotter]
Birth Date:          2 jun 1880
Birth Place:         Kristianopel, Blekinge, Sweden
Father:                 Anders Petter Olsson
Mother:               Anna Maria Johansdotter
Mother Birth Date:          abt 1849
Mother Age:      31
GID Number:     100010.30.42300
Roll/Fiche Number:         SC-419
Volume:               :687
And this might be Fritz and Amanda's marriage record.

Fritz Svensen  in the New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937
Name:  Fritz Svensen
Gender:               Male
Marriage Date:  18 Nov 1905
Marriage Place:                 Kings, New York, USA
Recorded Marriage Year:              1906
Spouse:                Amanda Anderson
Certificate Number:        29
 

2016-09-18, 10:07
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Thank you Carl very much for your help.
 My eldest Aunt E(Ebba) Evelyn Mitton was born 31 July 1906, died 11 June 2004 and is  buried in the Swenson family cemetery plot in Menands, New York and this is consistent with all the information you provided.
Paul

 

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