Can anyone help me find emi/immigration records (emihamn, emibas, other?) from 1872 for the following:
Lars Johan Lindberg (Limberg) b. 1840 (20-Dec-1840, Farnebo) Anna Lena Lindberg (Limberg) b. 1846 (11-Jul-1846, Ransater)
Olof Olsson Lindberg (Limberg) b. 1848 would probably have been traveling with the two above.
I have a gap between the Borgvik-AI-18-1871-1875-page-25 and 1900 US Census (1910 census indicating 1872 arrival to USA) I'm trying to discover.
The Borgvik-AI-18-1871-1875-page-25 record indicates Flyttat: Amerika 15-Mar-1872. I don't know if this date is departure to US, or the "moving out" date.
Based on an account from a great aunt(grand daughter of the two above), it seems the ship may have gone direct from Sweden to US and indicates they may have been on a ship called the "Hero" that had trouble at sea,
"He always started with the voyage through the Sea of Skagerak, which was a very rough passage out into the North Sea. The North Sea could be much worse than the Atlantic at times. The HERO was a wooden ship and I don't recall if it was powered by steam or sail but most of the ships of that era were steam ships. As it moved through the Atlantic, a bad storm blew up and the ship was tossed about wildly. In attempting to steer the ship, the rudder was broken and a big hole was bashed in the side of the ship. To keep the ship from sinking, mattresses were stuffed into the hole tightly to keep the water from rushing in and sinking the ship.
When the storm was finally spent, the boat was adrift on the sea for many days until the rudder and the hole in the side of the ship were repaired. The ship had drifted well of course for many days. The voyage which was supposed to be over in 10 days went on for 6 weeks. Food had been used up so the people were hungry and had little hope for survival. The ship finally made port in May."
Would be great to find additional information on the ship, too.