Johnson Ancestors from Eggvena, Sweden

This is a summary of Johnson ancestors from Eggvena, Sweden.  It is in narrative form and was supplied by a distant (literally!) relative in Sweden.  Thank you, Agneta.

(The formatting is as the data was received.)  You can view this data in a different form at:

https://goo.gl/oAJLrd

(Follow the ancestry of Elizabeth Hanson Lohr.)  The Johnson family members who emigrated from Sweden first settled in Carver County, Minnesota.

Eggvena ancestors

1 Anna Mathilda Johnson, born 16 July 1868 in (East Union – Minnesota),

dead 23 Sept 1932. Resident in <USA>.

*** Generation I ***

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2 Johannes Johansson, born 11 Nov 1836 in (Eggvena),

dead 10 June 1898. Resident in <USA>.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Frank Gustav Johnson, born 23 Aug 1873, see ancestor 1.

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3 Johanna Johansdotter, born 1 June 1836 in Eggvena Hovgården,

Eggvena, dead 4 Jan 1906. Resident in <USA>.

Married to the previous ancestor

*** Generation II ***

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4 Johannes Bryngelsson, born 24 Nov 1794 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene.

Married 31 March 1818 in Eggvena to the following ancestor

Children:

Maria Johansdotter, born 23 Aug 1818, dead 19 March 1882.

Resident in <USA>.

Married 1838(ca) to

Anders Andersson, born 30 March 1818 in Eggvena Hovgården,

Eggvena, dead 1843(ca).

Married 1849(ca) to

Andreas Larsson, born 18 March 1824 in (Södra Härene),

dead 10 Feb 1903. Resident in <USA>.

Johanna Johansdotter, born 20 Oct 1820. Resident in <USA>.

Married to

Andreas Johansson, born 12 Jan 1820 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene. Resident in <USA>.

Britta-Stina Johansdotter, born 24 June 1823 in Eggvena Stommen,

Eggvena, dead 20 Jan 1890 in Eggvena Skattegården, Eggvena.

Married 11 Jan 1846 in Eggvena to

Anders Johansson, born 9 May 1823 in Eggvena Skattegården,

Eggvena, dead 18 Feb 1849 in Eggvena Skattegården, Eggvena.

Married 29 Aug 1851 in Eggvena to

Johannes Andreasson, born 10 Jan 1822 in Larstorp Mellangården,

Remmene, dead 29 May 1867 in Bråttensby Säteri, Bråttensby.

Anders Johansson, born 6 Sept 1832 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena,

dead 9 Jan 1916 in Eggvena Skattegården, Eggvena.

Married 1855(ca) to

Katarina Andersdotter, born 31 May 1834 in Eggvena Skattegården,

Eggvena, dead 3 June 1917 in Eggvena Skattegården, Eggvena.

Johannes Johansson, born 11 Nov 1836, see ancestor 2.

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5 Elin Andersdotter, born 30 March 1795 in Eggvena Stommen,

Eggvena.

Married 31 March 1818 in Eggvena to the previous ancestor

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6 Johannes Larsson, born 1 Oct 1808 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene,

dead 30 April 1886. Resident in <USA>.

Married 10 Feb 1833 in Eggvena to the following ancestor

Children:

Christina Johansdotter, born 10 March 1833 in Eggvena Hovgården,

Eggvena.

Married to

Jonas Johansson, born 24 Oct 1831 in Eggvena Skattegården,

Eggvena.

Johanna Johansdotter, born 1 June 1836, see ancestor 3.

Lars Johansson, born 28 June 1840 in Eggvena Hovgården, Eggvena.

Resident in <USA>.

Married to

Anna-Stina Andreasdotter, born 5 Oct 1844. Resident in <USA>.

Maja-Stina Johansdotter, born 8 Nov 1851 in Eggvena Hovgården,

Eggvena, dead 28 Sept 1919. Resident in <USA>.

Married to

Johannes West, born 16 Jan 1848, dead 22 Oct 1921. Resident

in <USA>.

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7 Britta Andersdotter, born 5 May 1810 in Eggvena Hovgården,

Eggvena, dead 30 April 1879. Resident in <USA>.

Married 10 Feb 1833 in Eggvena to the previous ancestor

*** Generation III ***

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10 Anders Svensson, born 12 Sept 1764 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene, dead 22 March 1827 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Married 29 June 1788 in Eggvena to the following ancestor

Children:

Anders Andersson, born 1 July 1790 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena,

dead 12 July 1818 in Rakåsa Östergården, Fölene.

Married 25 March 1814 in Fölene to

Katarina Olofsdotter, born 26 June 1791 in Rakåsa Östergården,

Fölene, dead 29 Sept 1845 in Rakåsa Östergården, Fölene.

Maria Andersdotter, born 30 Sept 1792 in Eggvena Stommen,

Eggvena. Resident in <USA>.

Married 28 Jan 1815 in Eggvena to

Bryngel Stomberg, born 4 May 1791 in Eggvena Köparegården,

Eggvena, dead 7 March 1836 in Eggvena Köparegården, Eggvena.

Married 24 April 1847 in Fölene to

Magnus Kullgren, born 4 Jan 1791 in Fårekulla Stora, Remmene.

Resident in <USA>.

Elin Andersdotter, born 30 March 1795, see ancestor 5.

Johannes Andersson, born 3 May 1797 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena,

dead 6 June 1853 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Married 0 .. 1826 to

Ingeborg Andersdotter, born 17 Dec 1807 in Larstorp Östergården,

Tarsled, dead 1 May 1852 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

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11 Katarina Johansdotter, born 12 Sept 1761 in Eggvena Ågården,

Eggvena.

Married 29 June 1788 in Eggvena to the previous ancestor

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12 Lars Johansson, born 29 Nov 1765 in Eggvena Ågården, Eggvena,

dead 28 Aug 1827 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene.

Married 7 Feb 1790 in Fölene to the following ancestor

Children:

Maria Larsdotter, born 12 Jan 1794 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene.

Married to

Anders Bengtsson, born 1790(ca).

Britta Larsdotter, born 12 Dec 1796 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene, dead 5 July 1839 in Skottstorp Stora, Eggvena.

Married 3 Feb 1822 in Fölene to

Johannes Larsson, born 1 Feb 1794 in Skottstorp, Eggvena,

dead 15 Feb 1831 in Skottstorp Stora, Eggvena.

Married 2 Nov 1832 in Eggvena to

Per Andreasson, born 6 Nov 1808 in Skottstorp, Eggvena,

dead 14 Aug 1886 in Skottstorp Stora, Eggvena.

Elin Larsdotter, born 3 Sept 1800 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene,

dead 8 April 1881 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene.

Married 3 Feb 1822 in Fölene to

Lars Andersson, born 30 Sept 1798 in Eggvena Östergården,

Eggvena, dead 23 March 1880 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene.

Stina Larsdotter, born 2 April 1803 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene.

Married to

Anders Andersson, born 1767(ca).

Johannes Larsson, born 1 Oct 1808, see ancestor 6.

Johanna Larsdotter, born 23 April 1811 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene.

Married to

Daniel Berggren, born 1807(ca).

Married to

Andreas Bengtsson, born 1810(ca).

Andreas Larsson, born 9 Oct 1815 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene.

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13 Kerstin Svensdotter, born 2 Jan 1771 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene, dead 13 Feb 1824 in Rakåsa Västergården, Fölene.

Married 7 Feb 1790 in Fölene to the previous ancestor

*** Generation IV ***

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22 Johan Gudmundsson, born 1725(ca), dead 17 Oct 1797

in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Erik Johansson, born 1750(ca) in Eggvena Ågården, Eggvena.

Elin Johansdotter, born 8 Aug 1758 in Eggvena Ågården, Eggvena,

dead 22 Jan 1811 in Lunda Östergården, Bråttensby. (My ancestors)

Married 28 Dec 1783 to

Jonas Andersson, born 14 Oct 1750 in Bråttensby Skattegården,

Bråttensby, dead 9 Dec 1807 in Lunda Östergården, Bråttensby.

Katarina Johansdotter, born 12 Sept 1761, see ancestor 11.

Lars Johansson, born 29 Nov 1765, see ancestor 12.

Maria Johansdotter, born 3 Feb 1770 in Lunda Östergården,

Bråttensby, dead 6 May 1831 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Married 3 July 1796 in Eggvena to

Lars Bryngelsson, born 31 Jan 1775 in Rakåsa Västergården,

Fölene, dead 2 Feb 1860 in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Gunnar Johansson, born 1775 in Lunda Östergården,

Bråttensby, dead 18 Nov 1816 in Töretorp Västergården, Fölene.

Married 1 Jan 1799 in Fölene to

Kerstin Hansdotter, born 1753(ca) in Venavalla Västergården,

Remmene, dead 24 Feb 1827 in Töretorp Västergården, Fölene.

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23 Britta Svensdotter, born 1731(ca), dead 11 Oct 1795

in Eggvena Stommen, Eggvena.

Married to the previous ancestor

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24 Johan Gudmundsson = 22

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25 Britta Svensdotter = 23

*** Generation V ***

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44 Gudmund Siggesson.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Johan Gudmundsson, born 1725(ca), see ancestor 22.

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45 Sara.

Married to the previous ancestor

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46 Sven Andersson, born 1703(ca), dead 16 April 1776

in Eggvena Ågården, Eggvena.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Britta Svensdotter, born 1731(ca), see ancestor 23.

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47 Märta Jonsdotter, born 1708(ca), dead 20 Nov 1768

in Eggvena Ågården, Eggvena.

Married to the previous ancestor

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48 Gudmund Siggesson = 44

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49 Sara = 45

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50 Sven Andersson = 46

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51 Märta Jonsdotter = 47

*** Generation VI ***

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88 Sigge.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Gudmund Siggesson, see ancestor 44.

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89 N.N..

Married to the previous ancestor

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92 Anders Andersson.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Sven Andersson, born 1703(ca), see ancestor 46.

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93 Elin Andersdotter.

Married to the previous ancestor

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94 Jon Andersson.

Married to the following ancestor

Children:

Märta Jonsdotter, born 1708(ca), see ancestor 47.

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95 Ingeborg Bryngelsdotter.

Married to the previous ancestor

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96 Sigge = 88

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97 N.N. = 89

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100 Anders Andersson = 92

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101 Elin Andersdotter = 93

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102 Jon Andersson = 94

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103 Ingeborg Bryngelsdotter = 95

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Fifty Years Post-Graduation

The class of 1965 from Bridgewater High School in Bridgewater, South Dakota, recently held their 50th class reunion.  Of the 32 persons who graduated that year, 23 people returned for this reunion.  What a fun time it was to see classmates and catch up with old times.

Actually, I think we were (and, hopefully, are) a healthy and hearty group.  (Only three members of our class are deceased.)  Our outlook on life was positive and we did not have a sense of entitlement.  We did not feel the world owed us a living. Our class obtained a very good education and, more importantly, we were good citizens.

We shared many memories including one of a spittoon (don’t ask!), tip money, unopened lockers, oversleeping on senior “skip day” … and many others.

Yes, we are a little bit more gray and have gained a few pounds.  But the best comment I heard concerned the picture that was taken at the reunion was: “youngest looking 50 year class in history.”  That may just be true!

For me, the reunion served as a sense of validation of who we were and are.  This early generation of baby boomers (born in 1946 and 1947) has done very well.  Thanks to the community of Bridgewater for providing us with the tools to succeed!

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Land of My Fathers

These are images of land the Schwans family owned in Vreschen-Bokel, Germany.   I believe the land came into the family when Diedrich Schwans (my great-great-grandfather) married Anna Aits.  Most likely my great-grandfather John Schwans was born here in 1848 and also my grandfather Fred Schwans in 1872.  The land remained in the family until sometime after 1881 when it was sold.

These photos were taken in September 2011 on our visit to Germany.  Jens and Jane Delger helped us find the parcel of land.  Truly one of the highlights of my genealogy life!

27Land NEtoSE  27Land SWView (2) 27Land SWView +Trees 27Land SWView27Land NMidtoSE

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Boss, Nipp, Naescher, or Schaefers Relatives?

If you are researching descendants of Alois Nipp and Johanna Boss, John and Josephine Naescher, William Naescher and Caroline Nipp, Franciscus (Franz) Schaefers and Helena Leiffel, or John Schaefers and Caroline Nipp, then you may be interested in a Facebook Group I have created.

The name of the group (not surprisingly!) is Boss, Nipp, Naescher, Schaefers Genealogy. To keep the discussion on topic and avoid spam, the group is a closed one. Click the “Join Group” button if these families are your ancestors.

Here is the direct link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833727393519462/

Members of the Boss, Nipp, and Naescher families originated in Liechtenstein and emigrated to eastern Iowa in the early 1850s. Many of them migrated to South Dakota in the 1880s.

The Schaefers family originated from the Holtheim area of Germany. They also settled in eastern Iowa, especially Clayton County, in the 1860s. Descendants still live there as well as many other states, including South Dakota and Oregon.

I have previously blogged about members of these families and a query in the search box on this site will help locate them if you’re interested.

Please join  the discussion on our Facebook group if these are your ancestors!

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Photo Mysteries. .. Need Assistance

A few more photos from my cousin, Bob E.  We cannot identify all the members of this family.  Suggestions welcome!

This one MAY be the blended family of John Schaefers (1841-1917) and Nipp relatives.  The woman seated at the far right is Carolyn Schaefers (1891-1983), daughter of John Schaefers and Carolyn Nipp Naescher Schaefers (1958-1893).

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This photo was identified as “Nipp Cousins.”  Seated center is Johanna “Hannah” Schaefers (1889-1958).  Standing right is her sister Caroline Schaefers (1891-1983).  We do not know the other women in the photo.

Nipp cousins

This one is most likely Frank Schaefers (1872-1952).

Frank Schaefers

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John Schaefers Home near Clayton, South Dakota

Readers of my blog may remember the excerpts from the autobiography of Sister Julitta (Mary) Naescher that I posted earlier.  In her writings, S. Julitta recounted her early home life and memories of happy years before the death of her parents at an early age.  Recently Bob E., a second cousin, generously shared these photos of the Schaefers family home which was located just north of Clayton, South Dakota.

S. Julitta painted these first two pictures.  The original painting hung for many years in the living room of my grandparents, John and Leona Schaefers.

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You can see the vivid and accurate details that S. Julitta captured as evidenced by the photos below.  The persons in these photos are from left: Johanna, John, Caroline, their father John Schaefers, and their brother Frank Schaefers.  The second photo is a close up of the persons in the first photo.

Capture3 Capture4

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Keeping Up With the (Digital) Times

Changes abound:

*typewriters have given way to computers

*landlines are being replaced by cell phones

*videocassettes gave way to DVDs which are being supplemented by online streaming

*and vinyl records, while still available, are becoming rare and were replaced mostly by CDs which are being replacing by mp3 players and online players … and the list goes on.

And then there are, or more accurately, were cameras that had film.  But digital photography  had largely replaced film.  Indeed, there are exceptions to all of these and I experienced  that when cleaning an all too forgotten drawer recently.  I came across a disposable camera.  That’s the kind that used to be quite popular for taking outdoor amateur pictures.  The film was enclosed in a cardboard type of camera which, when all the pictures had been taken, was then returned to have the film developed.  The camera was part of the package and was a single use item.

I had absolutely no idea what was on the film but was surprised and pleased to find these two photos included.   Looking at the photos, it appears they were taken in approximately 1994 or 1995.  The location was Logan Dam in Clark County, South Dakota.  This dam was a WPA project in the 1930s and the idea was water retention.  My husband grew up on a farm very close to this dam and has memories of spending Sunday afternoons fishing and swimming there.  Some of the area around the dam is now covered with prairie grass in middle to late summer.

The developed pictures were very light (probably due to the age of the film) so I scanned a few of them and tried to adjust and “correct” the color but was only marginally successful.

The first photo is of our daughter Naomi and the second is a view of the dam.  (It was a typical windy day in South Dakota.)

Lesson learned:  next time don’t wait twenty years to have a roll of film developed!  Technology almost by-passed me on this one.

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