Thought I'd share my ancestors in hopes of finding a "cousin" who will share information on the children of Swedish immigrants, John & Anna ABRAHAMSSON/ABRAMSON of Rockford, IL.
Johannes ABRAHAMSSON 1816-1891 s/o Abraham PERSSON & Ingegard ERIKSDOTTER. John m.1839 to Anna NILSDOTTER 1818-1868 Children:Inga Sofia b.1842 m.1866 Anders/Andrew HOLMQUIST; Peter August b. 1843 m.1868 Anna Charlotte PETERSON; Lars Johan b.1845; Nils Magnus b.1847; Frans Gustav b.1849; Inge Alfred b.1851; These children were b.in Olmstad, Jonkoping lan, Sweden except Inge Alfred b. Norra Lundby, Skaraborgs lan, Sweden.
The family immigrated from Gothenburg, Sweden on "Bark Howland" and arrived in Boston, MA 9 September 1854. (note: on the manifest, the children's surname is listed as Nilsdotter)A daughter Emma was born at sea and another son Alfred was b/d 1859-1860 Rockford, IL.