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Re: Thank you for the help! bye, dj
Posted by: Phyllis Date: August 26, 2000 at 13:10:32
In Reply to: Thank you for the help! bye, dj by Dennis Johnson of 242

My ggfather named John Johansson came from Stora Aba near Lake Vetter by ship 1856. His bros Gustav, Johann, Peter. Brought sons Karl August and Alfred 1856 to NS Canada& joined one son John Johansson, AMerica c 1850 from previous marraige with lady with one son Karl.She died. Lord John Johansson married Sophia Johnson, dau of John Johnson, her siblings were Gustav, John,Franz, Karl,Kristina,Charlotte,Matilda.all who would have been named Johnson. From Sophia, ch. Karl(Charles)August Johansson b 1840, Alfred, Frigga (Fritz) Otto Albin, uk died infancy. Believed several girls but no names for them. After 1856 the three emigrants met John in Warren Co Ny. where they split shakes probably for Heidy Cooper from whom they purchased land in Kansas. In later years Charles August recd a letter to Lord Charles Johansson to settle the old Johns estate. Soon after coming to America the men recd a letter telling that Sophia and all children died of cholera. No one has ever gone back to find any info so if anyone finds something familiar would apprecated info. As to name spelling, At these early times Sweden was under a feudal type system. Lordship went with ownership of land. Children took their surname from the fathers first name so they would have been known as Johnson or son of John. Have not found these men on ships and probably should have looked for Johnson. I looked for Johansson. Also many of the people were spelled Johannson along with other sp. These people took the name Hazeltine from the man with whom they lived in Warren Co. Oddly enough the first son John who came to America was called Johansson and not Johnson. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone please send along as have always felt that some relatives must have still been in Sweden. Thanks P


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