Please ignore/forgive the lack of Swedish letters in the following.
In Sweden, the family Bo found is in Brakne-Hoby. Brakne-Hoby is in Ronneby Municipality, Blekinge County, Blekinge Province, Sweden. The parents are Anders Danielsson and Elin (=Ellen in America) Zachrisdotter. They have a son Daniel born 03 September 1852.
The father’s first name of Anders is given to the children as a patronymic last name: Anderson (or Andersdatter in the case of a daughter). So this is Daniel Anderson. This son Daniel Anderson goes to America, per another record Bo found.
In Minnesota, Daniel Anderson’s obit says he was born 03 September 1852 in Blekinge, and gives his parents as father, Andrew Danielson and mother, Ellen. An exact match with the family Bo found.
In Minnesota, Daniel Anderson has a brother whose name appears as Sven Anderson in the 1900 Census and Swan Anderson in the 1910 Census. The 1900 Census says Sven/Swan was born February 1864 and he immigrated 1882; the 1910 census says he immigrated 1883.
In Sweden, the family Bo found has a son Sven Anderson born 06 February 1864 and immigrated to America in 1883.
So that’s Anders/Andrew, Elin/Ellen, Daniel, and Sven/Swan, all the names correct matched with the correct birth dates and immigration information.
Is it really possible for another family to exist with so many corresponding facts? In family history research this is considered enough evidence to declare a match.
I am curious what facts you have that you say are “at odds” with the above. I don’t see any listed in your post.
I’m happy for you and thought it might be helpful for you to have the perspective of a reader of Genforum.
In addition, it’s a good bet that the immigration record is correct. This one needs a closer look, yes. But when I googled “Stoby, Sweden” I got a place in Skane County, Sweden - not Blekinge County. When I googled Hoby, I got a place in Blekinge County. Thus Bo could well be right in guessing that “Stoby” in Blekinge County” could be a transcription error for “Hoby,” which indeed is in Blekinge. A look at the handwriting in the original document would answer the question.
1900 Dane Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota Sven Anderson 36 born February 1864, immigrated 1882 *** naturalized US citizen Carolina Anderson 20 born April 1880, married four years, immigrated 1896, 2 children 1 living Carl Anderson 2 born March 1898
1910 Dane Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota Swan Anderson 46 Albertina C Anderson 30 Carl A Anderson 12 Swan E Anderson 8 Ellen W Anderson 5
Swan Anderson's Minnesota Death Certificate #009551 is available for very little money ($9?) at Minnesota Historical Society (www.mnhs.org). Information on it might further reinforce the above findings (it may include his exact birth date).
Minnesota Historical Society also releases records from medical institutions under certain conditions; read more about that on their website.