My cousin has an appt at the Emigrant Ctr in Sweden Aug 17th I've been trying everywhere to research my relatives. Any info is appreciated. Thanks. Mary
Here's what I have:
Jonas August Karlsson. He could have had other siblings. I would like to know that also. Jonas was born April 17, 1854 in I believe Backebo, Kalmar County, Sweden. He married Ida Charlotta Olsdotter in c. 1882. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1892 & he changed his name to Jonas August Carlson.
I'm mainly interested in information about Jonas' parents & grandparents. Also information about Jonas while living in Sweden. He married Ida Charlotta Olsdotter.
His parents were: Karl A. Nilsson, born 1823 in Smaland, Sweden. He died 1903. I have a note that he was the son of 16 siblings.
Maria Jonsdotter (Jonas August Karlsson's mother)was born in 1830. It says Aby Parish. She died in Smaland, Sweden.
One of their sons was Jonas August Karlson.
Just a note: Jonas's grandparents were Nils Johnsson, born July 17, 1786 in Sweden & Maja Carlsdotter, born Feb. 4, 1734/35 in Backebo, Kalmar County, Sweden