I've been able to learn a bit more about Gerda Eleonora Erikson(Gertrude). She was born 2/5/1890 in Varnum, Värmland, Sweden. Her father was named Erik Gustaf Erikson, born 1/22/1864 in Varnum. He left Örebro parish on 2/16/1903 for North America. I have not located any emigration or immigration records for him, but based on Swedish emigration records for two of his daughters, Gerda Eleonora, who emigrated on 8/7/1903, and Signe Kristina, born 5/31/1891, who emigrated on 5/27/1904, he settled in Naugatuck, CT., and the daughters planned to join him. I have not located any record of Erik or Signe in the US.