Elmer Emil Eckberg, 1886 Sweden or Illinois?
I am researching my family history. My father is curious about his Dad as it was a mystery. Supposedly he came from Sweden and was adopted by the Sevon's in the USA. His original name (from Sweden, we think) was Elmer Emil Eckberg. He said he had a sister, Marie Eckberg who died on a ship that sank. He thinks it was the Lusitania, but not sure.
My Grandfathers marriage certificate said he was born on December 18, 1886 in Illinois. He married Jennie Davis in Thomaston Maine and died in Maine on June 1965.
I did was on the Ancestry.com site and did find an Elmer E. Eckberg on the 1900 Census in Illinois. I don't have a copy of this Census. I would like to get it free. How can I do this?
Is anyone familiar with his Eckberg name? or can help me locate his biological parents, whoever they may be?I would like to know which boat he came over on too.
I would appreciate any information. I am located in Providence Rhode Island, USA.
Gratefully, Marilyn Sevon