In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Wednesday, February 10

Wednesday's child - Johan Gustaf Adolf Bergvall

Perhaps 24 June 1848 was a nice warm day.  Perhaps he was fishing or perhaps he had finished his chores and how could a ten year old boy resist a cool swim? We can't know the exact circumstances.



the second son of my second great grandparents
Jan Gustav Bergvall and Anna Lisa Pehrsdotter

My second great uncle: Johan Gustaf Adolf Bergvall
born:  12 May 1838 on the farm Knutstorp, Lerbäck, Örebro, Sweden
died:  24 Jun 1848 in Lerbäck, Örebro, Sweden
cause of death: "drunknad"  

The boy drowned.





*Swedish Church Records Archive. Johanneshov, Sweden: 
Genline AB.County: Örebro; Parish: Lerbäck; Volume: F:1; Record Type: Död (Deaths)
Year Range: 1801 - 1861; Roll/Fiche: MN-1128; Handwritten*

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