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Re: Hilma Olivia Johansson help!
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: December 18, 2011 at 09:32:11
In Reply to: Hilma Olivia Johansson help! by Melissa Meisch of 242

What year of immigration do you find in the U.S. Federal Censuses for 1900-1910-1920-1930?

Where was she known to live after she came to the U.S.? Was she always in California where she died?

I see this person with the same birthdate and given names on the Emibas CD. (an index to registrations in the Swedish parish to go to a foreign country; about 75% complete)

Her last name is Karlsdotter, literally daughter of a man named Karl. Johansson literally means son of Johan. At this time period, some Swedes took the patronymic last name of their fathers and others used their own patronymic last names. Your Hilma Olivia could have left with her own patronymic last name and later used her father's patronymic last name.

Post 606440

Karlsdotter, Hilma Olivia
Piga = farm worker (unmarried woman)

b. 12/21/1875 in Slöta, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)

Emigrated 3/21/1898
from Agnestad Skräddaregård, Falköpings landsförs, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
to Amerika

Source: SVAR; Household Examination Roll, vol. Falköping Land AI:14, p. 22

Emibas migration file ID: Falköpings landsförs R 1898 002

=======================================

There is another index for emigrations. This one is Emihamn, made from registrations with Swedish port police before leaving Sweden.

This appears to be Hilma Olivia Karlsdotter who has now changed to the last name you are looking for.

First name: HILMA O
Last name: JOHANSSON
Age: 22 Gender: K
Parish: FALKÖPING County: R (Skaraborg)
Port: GÖTEBORG
Date: 1898 04 06 (April 6)
Destination: SHENANDOAH
Fellows: NEJ
Source: 61:327:4455
============================================
Seeing the above two indexes for emigration, I suspect that her father was named Karl Johansson. Let's look at another index, the 1880 Swedish Census CD.

Note the father's full name. My guess - based upon the two emigration indexes - was correct. ;-) She could easily have left her parish as Karlsdotter (since that is the way the priest probably thought of her, using the old patronymic naming traditions) and yet she probably wanted to use her father's last name to fit in better in America, so that is where Johansson came from.

Johansson, Karl       1840       Father
Adamsdotter, Johanna       1839       Mother
(Barn), Johan Alfrid       1863       Child
(Barn), Anna Kristina       1866       Child
(Barn), Sannfrid Nathanael       1869       Child
(Barn), Beda       1871       Child
(Barn), Albin Teodor       1873       Child
(Barn), Hilma Olivia       1875       Child
(Barn), Augusta Emerentia       1880       Child


Record 1880-16-127-1180

Johansson, Karl
Jordarrendator

b. 1840 in Yllestad (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Man, married, father

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Yllestad Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1181

Adamsdotter, Johanna

b. 1839 in Sandhem (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

h.
Woman, married, mother

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Sandhem Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1182

Johan Alfrid

b. 1863 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

s.
Man, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1183

Anna Kristina

b. 1866 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1184

Sannfrid Nathanael

b. 1869 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

s.
Man, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1185

Beda

b. 1871 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1186

Albin Teodor

b. 1873 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

s.
Man, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1187

Hilma Olivia

b. 1875 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Woman, single, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län


Record 1880-16-127-1188

Augusta Emerentia

b. 1880 in Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Girl, child

Nolegården
Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (in the database): Slöta Skaraborgs län
===============================
1890 Swedish Census CD: (another index)

Johansson, Karl       1840       F
Adamsdotter, Johanna       1839       M
(Barn), Hilma Olivia       1875       Ch
(Barn), Augusta Emerentia       1880       Ch
(Barn), Karl Victor       1882       Ch
(Barn), Elin Hadina       1884       Ch


Post 3311422

Johansson, Karl
Torpare

b. 1840 i Yllestad (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Man, married (father)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (original source): Yllestad


Post 3311423

Adamsdotter, Johanna

b. 1839 i Sandhem (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

h.
Woman, married (mother)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (original source): Sandhem


Post 3311426

Hilma Olivia

b. 1875 i Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Woman, single (child)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

Place of birth (original source): Slöta

Post 3311424

Augusta Emerentia

b. 1880 i Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Girl (child)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

v

Place of birth (original source): Slöta


Post 3311427

Karl Victor

b. 1882 i Slöta (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

s.
Boy (child)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

v

Place of birth (original source): Slöta


Post 3311425

Elin Hadina

b. 1884 i Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

d.
Girl (child)

Backgården
Varv (Skaraborgs län, Västergötland)

v

Place of birth (original source): Hvarfs
===============================================

Ingela Martenius has written an excellent and very interesting article about Swedish naming traditions. It is important that you understand these traditions so that you don't follow the wrong lines in Sweden.

http://web.comhem.se/~u31263678/genealogy/Names.pdf


There is a wonderful archive called the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center.

http://researchingswedishroots.blogspot.com/2011/09/swenson-swedish-immigration-research.html

There is a forum on Genforum dedicated to Swedish research. It is the best place to get educated help in your research in Swedish records. Type Sweden into the "Jump to Forum" space at the top right of this page.

I am not related.

Judy


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