Lorae: I have more information since I wrote the first note. I have found that the name of my grandfather's brother was Gustaf Adolf Nilsson born April 7, 1864 in Stjälkhammar, Ukna parish Småland Sweden. His father was Nils Carlsson and his mother was Anna Charlotta Lind. Gustaf Adolf moved to Rumhult Hannäsparish a few months after his father's death in Dec.1879 and emigrated from there to USA March 31, 1882 destination Lafayette. I am assuming this was in Indiana because it was Indiana that his brother,my grandfather, Jonas August Nilsson signed his first citizenship papers under the name August Landin. Adolf and August had an older brother called Carl Johan Nilsson who emigrated to the USA about 1870. All brothers changed their names in the USA. I still have no firm evidence of the new surnames of Johan and Adolf. I use their middle names because my Grandfather used August.
Does any of this ring a bell with you? The Nilssons were all farmers.