OH, Judy, you are a "trooper" and a lover of detail, too, I see. Yes, Gustaf came to work as a contract worker in the orange groves of Florida. There is a new book coming out that will detail how the Swedes were instrumental in the Florida citrus industry.A Swedish genealogist had pointed out the Albertina birth location discrepancy...How interesting what you pointed out about witnesses, too.Oh, I long to have or find any pictures of these ancestors.
Oh, and you know what? We have a mystery about another Swede, "William J. Parsons" [Persson, I guess, it would have been]. He is shown at Ancestry.com as born in either 1831/32 or 1841/42 [this one is on marriage license], and he put his birth location as Ystad, with parents being Christina Olsson and Hans Parsons [Persson, I guess]. But we cannot find William in Ystad. The only doc's we have for him are his marriage license [1879 in New York City] and 1880 census, also NYC.His wife, Caroline Bjorkander Parsons, is listed as a widow by 1893 in NYC, but we cannot find William's death certificate yet...Have checked many William Parsons who are not he.That Swede is driving us crazy. He is my g-g-father. Wanted to locate his emigration record [no way to fully identify at Ancestry.com right now--there are several coming in what we believe to be right era-- 1870s] and/or his death record by Father's Day.
My goodness..been looking for him for 16 months. It is time he quit hiding.We've been on a manhunt for him too long. Supposedly sold mining stocks.
Hey-- We owe you one. Thanks again! You must really enjoy this work.Jeanne