I am interested in locating descendents (children, grandchildren) of my grandfathers´ cousin who emigrated with her parents and seven siblings from Sweden to the U.S. in the beginning of the 1890’s. Her maiden name was Hedvig V Jansson, born on the 29th of April 1890. Records dating from 1930 Census place her in Beverly Hills, CA, under the name of H Victoria Scales, after marriage to Joseph H Scales (estimated year of birth 1885/86). The coupe had at the time four daughters:
Elisabeth M – estimated year of birth 1921/22 Jane E – estimated year of birth 1923/24 Kathleen (or Kathlene) – estimated year of birth 1926/27 Charlotte L – estimated year of birth 1929/30
Hedwig Victoria’s eldest sister Alma C Jansson (born on the 30th of Oktober 1878) was also part of the family. According to the Social Security death index one Hedwig J Scales died in Sebastopol, SONOMA, CA, on Sept. 12th 1976. The date of birth as well as the letter ”J” (for Jansson) indicate that this is the person I am looking for. Joseph H Scales who died May 12th 1964 (born 6th Sept. 1885) in Contra Costa, CA, could well have been her husband. Her sister Alma C Jansson died in June of 1963. Though Hedwig has passed away her daughters and grandchildren are most likely still living. I would very much like to come into contact with these, my relatives, and would be very grateful for any help that might be extended towards this end.
Dan Olsson, Göteborg, Sweden DanOlsson63@hotmail.com