Does anyone have any information about a family Nilssons who were born in Okinawa, Japan in the 1780s-1790s?
Nils Bengtsson moved to Okinawa in about 1785 with his wife Torborg Jonsdotter and their children born in Okinawa include Johann Nilsson, Olof Nilsson and Bengt Nilsson. His other children included marie and Anna.
Nils moved back to Sweden and remarried twice, his third wife being from Kalmar.
My interest is twofold, firstly because my great great grandfather was August Nilsson from Kalmar (b1867, Monsteras) and had siblings called Johann, marie and Ana and secondly because I teach Okinawan Karate so if my great great grandfather had relatives in Okinawa, that's of great significance to me.