Carl Johan Hellstrom & Emma 1887 Sweden to Chicago
By Sally December 16, 2001 at 06:46:50
I know I have posted this before, some where along the way. I have been searching for this family for so long. Going to post what I have one more time in hopes that I may get a tie, Which would be a Wonderful Christmas Gift!
These are the facts I know for sure!
Carl Johan Hellstrom and Emma both born in Sweden.
The names were taken from two of their 8 children. The last 2 children. Mauritz H Hellstrom & Bror George Hellstrom.
Somewhere along the way the name ended up being spelled Hallstrom and later Holstrom which is my maiden name.
Carl was born Oct 1855 in Sweden
Emma was born Nov 1857 in Sweden
At the time of the 1900 Census Cook Co. Chicago IL
They had been married 22 yrs. It lists them as having 8 children with 7 being alive at time of Census.
Also Carl was also recorded as Charles, (Why makes no sense to me) I know this is the family because of the two children proving this to be so.
They were living in North Town on Orleans street.
The date of immigration was listed as 1887, being in the US for 13 yrs. He was a day laborer. They both could read & write and they were renting.
As I said there were 2 children listed.
Morris (Mauritz)(Son) born Feb 1889 age 11, born IL
George (Bror George) (Son) born Feb 1892, age 8, born IL
They had two roomers living with them at time.
Victor Johnson & Frederick Whurters? both born in Sweden.
Did Not find Charles or Carl in 1910 Census. Emma is listed with the two boys and listed as a widow.
The next piece of info I found was Charles or Carl Halstrom's death record
Death Record as follows:
Charles Halstrom died May 30, 1905 6:40 pm
He was 48 yrs 8 mo, born in Sweden, worked as laborer. Was living at 1052 Osgood Street in Chicago, Cook Co. IL
Buried in RoseHill Cemetery.
As I said I found Emma & Two Children Morris & George in 1910 Census Chicago, Cook Co. living on Aldridge Ave.
Emma Hallstrom, age 51, widow, born in Sweden, came to US 1887, works as laundress,
Morris, age 21, IL works as a washer in laundry
George, age 18, IL learning trade as barber
In the 1920 Census find an Emma Hallstrom working as a housekeeper to someone in Waukegan, Lake Co. IL
Also the boys are still in Chicago, Cook Co.
Morris is married to a Jennie and living on Otto Street. Jennie born MO
Also George who was my grandfather listed in
1920 Fed Census IL Chicago, Cook Co27 th WardEnumeration District1649 (Nine)
Holstrom, GeorgeHeadRenting,28yrs, ILSweSweWasher in Laundry
, Georgeson11 months oldILILIL
I really don't know much more, just a few more pieces of info.
My Grandfather George married Jeanette Murray(dau of Hugh & Helen Murray. In Chicago, Cook Co. IL
There was also a man who use to visit our family with my grandfather when I was very young. We were to call him Uncle Louie. I don't know if he was a relative or not, We called all my close friends of my parents Aunt or Uncle out of respect.
My grandparents ended up in Antioch, Lake Co. IL in about the latter part of 1950.
Anyway, I sure am hoping that you can help me to find the missing parts of my family.
Wishing you all a Very Happy Holiday Season, Hope that you all connect with family this Holiday, not just with the present, but with all those ancestors you are chasing.