My grandfather had a brother that emigrated to this country about 1869? Jan Erik Svensson Eklund born February 8, 1845 Hekankila, Hofva, Skaraborge Ldn, Sweden. The parish records show both boys left April 9, 1869. Eric was listed in the parish records as a bricklayer and Peter(Pehr)Gustaf Svensson Eklund was shown as a mason.
He and my grandfather both took the name Eklund when they emigrated (too many Svenssons). My grandfather worked on the continental railroad hunting wild game for the chow wagon I've been told.He settled in Mountain Grove Missouri.I would like to find the descendants of his brother (if there were any).