I may have a lead for you. I am also researching my ancestors and ran across your inquiry. My father (now deceased) told me that when my grandfather imagrated from Sweden he came with two other brothers. I have my grandfathers birth certificate and it lists the family name then as Hoyer or Hojer with a dot above the y/j. According to my father and uncles (all now gone) when they got to the port of entry they changed or reverted their names to Saderlund, Soderlund and Southerlund (I have also found lund to be land at times). My swedish is lacking but I remember my grandmother talking about a town named Torpsocken in Westerhongsta. My grandfathers B/Cert. lists birthplace as Westerhongsta. Additionally the handwritten (by grandpa) obituary for his first wife (Anna Margareta (Erickson) Soderlund (dots abv "o") and lists her birthplace as Knutnaset (dots abv "a"), Torps parish in the county of Medelpad, Sweden. I have much more including letters exchanged between my grandmother and relatives and friends in Sweden, Colo. and other areas; but, they are all in swedish. If this helps please contact me (phone 707-263-4999) as it may very well be that "we are family" although somewhat removed !
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