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, March 1

Wednesday's Child - Ernst Robert Andersson

Linus Andersson and Lena Johanna Karlsdotter were my 2nd great aunt and uncle. Lena Johanna was the older sister of my great grandmother Anna Karolina Karlsdotter.  At the bottom of this death record for 1890 Håcksvik, Västra Götaland, Sweden is their little boy Ernst Robert Andersson. That same year, just a few months sooner they had lost a little girl named Alma. Lena Johanna bore eleven children, five died in childhood. I can't even imagine the grief of losing one of my children, let alone five. The neighboring couple (just above Ernst Robert's death record)? They lost three children in two days to diptheria. Wow.

Swedish Church Records Archive. Johanneshov, Sweden: Genline AB County: Älvsborg; Parish: Håcksvik; Volume: 990; Record Type: Död (Deaths); Year Range: 1890; Roll/Fiche: SC-1563

my first cousin twice removed
Ernst Robert Andersson
b. 17 October 1890 Skaremo, Håcksvik, Älvsborg, Sweden
d. 8 December 1890 Skaremo, Håcksvik, Älvsborg, Sweden

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