Notes for ERIC PER SÖDERLUND GLANS:
Summary of travels:
Erik Pehr Söderlund Glans was also called Peter Glantz in America. Glans means shining, lustre and is a military name. Peter was born in Matfors . His father Johan Persson Soderlund had worked at the sawmill. Pehr later lived in Langby, Forsa and was a soldier. Peter traveled from Stockholm, to NYC in 1880. Peter moved to Meriden, with Kate, his wife (maiden name Americanized to Locks...probably Lax..of Finland.)
Life in Sweden:
INFORMATION FROM INDIKO - Ecclesiastical registers on the net
These are the years before Per (Peter) became a soldier and before he moved out of Tuna parish to Forsa. Info is about his first wife. Once he moved out of Tuna, I could not follow records in next parish.
He is refered to as Pehr, Per and Eric.
name spelling...both C and k are interchangable...one more Finnish, one Swedish.
Report on Eric Söderlund
Given name Eric
Family name Söderlund
Date of birth 18350817 In Castle GArden, Peter gives his age as 44
birth parish Tuna
relationship name date of birth date of death
father Johan Persson 18161213
mother Brita Fridstedt 1811 18671209
wife Cajsa Schnitt 18320926
stepdaughter Lisa 18590418
son Jonas 18600719 (later to become John Soderlund in Meriden?)
INDIKO: All notations
(There are links on the website to each source)
Source vl. pg. row name entered left
FD C: 23 18 4 Per Erik 18350817 18350823
FL B:1 31 10 Dr Pehr Eric Söderlund 18551028 18551028
HF AI 12 217 17 Dr. Per Eric Söderlund 1855 moved in 1856 reloc.
HF AI 12 78 8 Dr. Per Eric Söderlund 1856 relocated 1857 reloc.
HF AI 12 192 12 Dr. Per Eric Söderlund 1857 relocated 1859 reloc.
LV E 2 6 Dr. Pehr Eric Söderlund 18591002 18591029
HF AI 12 230 1 Arb. Pehr Er. Söderlund 1859 relocated 1860 moved
FL B:1 40 18 Sägarb Pehr Er. Söderlund 1860
Sågarb. = manual laborer
Life Story of Eric Söderlund
1835: Is born 8/17/1835.
1855: In-migration from Gåvleborgs Lån.
Moves to ort Matfors.
1856: Moves to ort Runsvik.
1857: Moves to ort Ön.
1859: Contract a marriage 10/29/1859 with Cajsa Schnitt (B. 9/26/1832).
Stepdaughter Lisa is born 4/18/1859.
Moves to ort Matfors.
1860: Son Jonas is born 7/19/1860.
Moves to Forsa.
Last year for the individual in parish.
Matfors is west of Sundsvall.
Gåvleborgs Lån was created from Vastenoorland in 1762.
Norrland = Kramfors and Vasternorrland.
Familyline for Eric Söderlund
e-mail from landsarkivet-harnosand.ra.se:
Your e-mail has been forwarded to the Regional Archives as the church records are here.
Pehr Erik was born on August 17, 1835, in the parish of Tuna as the son of Jonas Pehrsson Söderlund (worker at the saw mill) and his wife Brita Stina Bolin, who lived in the village of Rånnö. The family also lived in the parish of Bergsjöo (daughter Brita Lisa born there in 1838) and in the parish of Njurunda (son Jonas Abraham born there in 1842) before they came to the parish of Forsa in 1844. Pehr Erik Söderlund, with the soldier name Glans, came back to Tuna in 1855 and lived in Matfors, Runsvik an Ön, before he moved back to Forsa in 1860. He emigrated from there to America in 1880. (This says he emmigrated to the USA from Forsa...but records say he moved out of the parish in 1860...)
e-mail from Sundsvall: Hallo. I work at the local record office and I'll try to answer your questions.
1. Vasternorrland is a province that consists two counties, Medelpad in the south and Ångermanland in the north.
2. Your great grandfather Erik Pehr Söderlund was born in Tuna 17/8 1835. His father was Johan Persson born 13/12 1816 and his mother Brita Fridstedt born ???1811. Erik was married to Cajsa Stina Schnitt born 26/9 1832. Their son Jonas Petter was born 19/7 1860. Erik also had a stepdaughter named Lisa Augusta born 18/4 1859.
With warm regards Mia Gunnholt
July 5, 2001
spouse: Cajsa Stina Schnitt (his first wife)
marriage: 20 Oct. 1859, Tuna, Vasternoorland, Sweden
batch number: M408023 Dates: 1843-1859 Source call no. 0076619 type: film
Source: Svergies släktregister, 1975, Forsa. Book from parish Forsa (in Hälsingland, Gävleborgs län) (Forsa is nowadays part of Hudiksvall
This is from a genealogy book (Sverges släktregister, 1975, Forsa) from the parish Forsa. Not everything is correct there, and should be checked with original church books.
Per Erik Glans, born Söderlund, 1835, Aug. 7, in Tuna parish in Västernorrlands län. He was married twice, emigrated in 1880, lived in Långby, Forsa and was a soldier. (His parents are not given). His first wife was Kajsa Stina Schnitt, born 1832, Sept. 26, in Selånger, Västernorrlands län. They married in 1859, Nov. 13. She died in 1869, Nov. 13.
Elisabet Augusta 1859, April 18
Jonas Peter 1860, July 19
Anna Brita 1862, Jan. 13
Nils Olof 1864, March 12 (emigrated to the US 1872)
Margret Kristina 1866, Oct. 29 (more about her later 1.)
Katrina 1869, Nov. 9 (more abut her later, 2.)
Per Erik remarried a widow on 1872, Oct. 20:
Karin Carlsdotter, born 1849, Sept. 7 (more about her later 3.)
Matilda 1873, July 20, died 1874, Sept. 8
Carl Magnus 1875, April 5, died 1875, Sept. 18
Erik 1876, Oct. 23, died 1877, Jan. 13
Carl Magnus 1878, MArch 29
1. Margret Kristina Glans married in 1888, Nov. 18, Karl Antonius Lilja, born 1867, Jan. 17 in Kvillinge, Östergötlands lån, a farmer in Långby 2, Forsa, Gävleborgs län.
Karl Olof 1889, Jan. 9
Johan Adolf 1890, June 1
Ernst August 1893, April 26
The husband emigrated to the US in 1893, the wife and children in 1894.
2. Katrina (Karin) Glans married in 1869, May 25, to Anders Dahlberg, born 1826, May 25, a soldier in Långby, he had first been married, 1856, to Cecilia Olsdotter born 1833, Sept. 27, had two children, Anna, 1856 and Brita 1860, but was a widower in 1894, April 16.
Karin and Anders had a son Karl Johan, 1896, Jan 21. He was a military man at "Upland artelleri regemente" from 1915.
Anders died in 1913, July 11 and Karin in 1920, July 13.
3. Karin Carlsdotter was the daughter of Carl (or Karl) Magnus Lax and KArin Johansdotter. Karl Magnus Lax was born 1788, May 12, son of soldier Karl Lax in Borgå, Finland. Karl Magnus came to Forsa in 1807, was a "reg. trumslagare rustmästare" in Långby, Forsa. He married Juliana Olsdotter, born in 1768 in Njurunda, Västernorrlands län in 1815, Sept. 26, died 1847, March 10. They had 4 children:
Olof Carlsson 1815, Nov 1-1907, Dec. 15
Carl Carlsson 1821, July 6 -1899, Jan.26
Kerstin Carlsdotter 1824, Sept. 15- 1825, Sept.13
Johannes Carlsson 1826, Nov. 11
Karl Magnus remarried in 1847 to Karin Johansdotter, born 1817, OCt. 28, in Övernäs, Forsa.
They had twins: Kerstin and Brita, 1847, Dec. 9, Kerstin died 1847, Dec. 21.
Brita married and had children, died in Långby, Forsa. 1906, May 21.
Karin Carlsdotter was born 1849, Sept. 7th. (You had Sept. 16, should be checked, might be baptism)...note that the father died already in 1848, Dec. 22..should be checked. Dec. 22 plus 9 months is Sept. 22, OK,..but...
Karin Carlsdotter married twice, first 1871, MAy 29 to Olof Jonsson Forsling, born 1834, Feb. 17, died 1871, Aug. 5, the had a son Jonas Forsling, 1871, March 16, and a second son to Per Erik Glans, as given above.
Some notes about names: Karin or Carin is often short for Katrina, Katarina, Katrin, Chatrina or Cathrina, a Swedish woman's name. You maybe know that part of the people living in Finland speak Swedish, and therefore aname like Katrin could come from either country. Karin could also sometimes be short for Kristina, but more often the name Kerstin or Stina is short for Kristina or Christina. Lax means salmon, and your spelling Locks gives the pronunciation.
Per Erik Soderlund (Glans) moved from Tuna 1860 and emigrated 1880.
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