|My name is Raewyn Olenius, my brother Ray Olenius and I are the only family that we have here in New Zealand, we are looking for anyone who might be related to us. I have done alot of research over the years and have names and places but the information petered out from there.|
The names that we have are as follows:-
Olof Olsson ( born at Tierp in the Province of Uppsala ) married Anna Lena Ersdotter (she was born around 1811).
They had 3 children all born in Tierp:-
Gustaf Adolf Wilhelmborn25.12.1844(Gustaf later changed his name to Alenius)
Gustaf Alenius married Maria Augusta Thelander on the 9.10.1870 in the city Parish of Sundsvall.
They had 5 children of whom 4 survived. They were born in the following Parishes:-
Anna Wilhelminaborn12.9.1870at Sundsvall
Carl Richardborn12.6.1874in the Parish of ST. Petri, City of Malmo
Jon Gustaf Adolfborn23.6.1876at Helsingborg
Jon Nicolausborn 30.1.1880at Helsingborg
The family moved to Copenhagen, Denmark 9.5.1881 that is where the traceable contact was lost.
They could have had more children, the could have moved back to Sweden (which in all probablities that did happen.) Maria's father was Oscar Thelander, he owned a tobacco company in the Parish Maria Magdalena in the City of Stockholm in 1855. Also he owned a boat building firm which built steam ships.
Jon Gustaf Adolf (also known as Gustaf Wilhelm Adolf) was my grandfather and he arrived in New Zealand 1901 and died here in 1923. He was a seaman. (Alenius was Anglicized to Olenius, but when it was we do not know, presumably soon after arrival as the nearest English pronounciation of the Swedish A is O)
On the 25th May 1902 Anna Wilhelmina married August Wilhelm Bjork, Director of Music at the Infantry Academy of Northern Skane. he was born 20th Oct 1870 at the Parish of Arlov.
They had a daughter in 1903
Signe Lisa Anna Maria
Mothers name Anny VilhelminaÅlenius(Mother born 12/9/1870)
Fathers name August VilhelmBjork
Living in the blockSkepparen VIII /263
Here in new Zealand my grandfather married Sarah Grace Elliott. The had 1 child:
Clifford Raymond Sutcliffeborn03/07/1909in AucklandNew Zealand
died09/06/1965in Auckland New Zealand.
He married Annie Jean May Norman in 1937.
They had 2 children:
Raymond Joesph Olenius and Raewyn Ann Olenius.