De som emigrerade
Här placeras namnen på de som emigrerat. Det
finns tyvärr inte bilder på alla.
Hoppas det kan komma in gamla foton från de som ännu har
ättlingar i livet...
Frans August Johansson was born
14 Oct. 1863 in Nyanäs, Sälldefall, Ingatorp parish, (F) county.
Frans emigrates 1893 together with his wife, Helena and their son, Josef.
Frans american name:
More children born in USA: Josea
Ellen Augusta Alfrida b. May 1893,
Alma Anna b. 1896, Edith Ester b. 1899.
All members of the Parkander family are seen left aside, in the first picture.
Hjalmar Wolf was born 31 Aug. 1883
in Bäckfall, Ingatorp parish (F) County, Sweden.
Hjalmar emigrated June 1906 and his american name:
Hjalmar married first a woman, Rose Wolf, and
17 Januar 1917 was
a second marriage in Clark,
Indiana, with Lena Wilkersson - her father
is said to be a german. Life was hard in the United States - he lost
his right arm in an accident, and he died, 9 July 1937 in Cook,
Illinois, by cancer.
Folke Wolf was born 17 Nov. 1888 in Bäckfall, Ingatorp parish,
Jönköpings län (F) County.
Folke emigrated in March 1906. His american name:
Folke Lindwall. Folke married Louise Eriksson and
they got the children Evelyn and Franklin Lindwall.
See a siblings photo!
Farmors bror, Ernst
Ernst Lindström, born 25 Aug. 1882 in Kyrkeryd village, S:t Sigfrid parish,
Kalmar County (H).
His parents: Pehr August Abrahamsson Lindström and Johanna Petersdotter.
The surname Lindström was given to Pehr August as a soldier name
according to swedish practice by this time (båtsmansnamn).
Ernst emigrates 1904 via Malmö and Liverpool, and in Ontario, Canada he married
Anna Sigurdsdotter from Iceland, marriage date: 22 September 1906.
Ernst had the following american name:
He had six children and lived in
Minnesota and Iowa and died, 92 years old, in San Francisco, California.
Hilda Ekström was born 19 January 1876 in Karlskrona stadsförsamling, Blekinge län (K).
Her mother died when Hilda was only 4 years old.
Nils Hilding Emanuel Ekström is born 18 Dec. 1897 in Stockholm.
Nils went to USA in October 1923 but he returned to the homeland later on
and died in Stockholm 15 Oct 1975. Nils had a daughter, Edith Ekström,
born 12 Aug. 1922. As a matter of curiosity, the little girl Edith travelled
with SS Drottningholm over the Atlantic Ocean, a travel with a duration of 9 days,
and arrived in New York 26 Aug. 1929. Edith was only 7 years old!
Hilda emigrated september 1902 and married to a swede, Carl Johan Kihlström,
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 May 1903. They got the following children:
Carl G. Kilstrom born 1903,
Florence Kilstrom born 1906,
George Oscar Kilstrom born 1908.
Hilda is known as
Hilda Kilstrom in America.
Hildas husband Kihlström
Carl Johan Kihlström born 13/11 1874, in Västervik stad (H). He emigrated 1902 and he
joined his future wife Hilda in Philadelphia. They married 13 May 1903.
Carl Johan was known as John Kilstrom in USA.
Carl Johan died Sept. 1963,
The cemetery stone script: KILSTROM
HILDA EKSTROM 1876-1935 JOHN K. 1874-1963
GEORGE O. 1908-1987
Serafia Ekström was born 6 July 1874 in Guö village, Åryd parish, Blekinge County (K).
Her father was August Ekström and mother Hedda Nordgren.
Mother Hedda died when Serafia was only 6 years old. Serafia as also
Hilda, mentioned above, and my father, Sigfrid Ekström, all three siblings,
have different mothers, we must perhaps say they are half-siblings or so.
Serafia emigrated when she was 22 years old, 1896. In Philadelphia Serafia married
Harry F. Williams, marriage year 1899. A theory that this man, Harry, comes from
Blekinge County in south Sweden - however this has not been approved.
After the marriage she took the name:
A daughter, Elsie is born 1899, and a son, Nils Harry b. 1901, a third child, Oscar
Patrick Williams b. 1905
21 Nov 1934
Sophie Williams dies in Miami Beach, Dade, Florida.
Olof Thorwald Ekström föddes 13 Oct. 1884 in Karlskrona stadsförsamling, (K).
His father August Ekström, his mother Hilda Charlotta Petersdotter från Vissefjärda.
He went to USA 1900
on a free billett (See picture!), 15 years old,
together with a farmer, August Gottfrid Jonsson from Löt parish at the island Öland (H),
- but Thorwald returned home and he finally emigrates in May 1902 to Philadelphia.
There he worked as a painter and had a small firm. Thorwald, an american citizien,
was drafted in both WW:s.
Marriage 1911 to Alma Lund, born in Bolstads parish 2 Dec. 1886. They had a daughter, Florence b. 1913, died 2001.
The grave stone picture, of Alma and Thorwald.
Folke Wolf och brodern Hjalmar Wolf
Folke aka Frank Lindwall med Louise.
Folke Wolf (1888-1974) och
hustrun Louise (1884-1980)
Folkes barn, Evelyn (1911-2005) Franklin (1913-1999)
Serafia Ekströms dödsattest
Hilda Ekströms gravsten
Almas och Thorwalds gravsten
Förtydligande:lite mer upplysningar
t ex om vem 'vår' Parkander är. På rak arm:
det var en yngre bror till min mormor,
i Sverige hette han Frans August Johansson och föddes
den 14/10 1863 i Ingatorp (F).
I Minnesota kallade han sig Frank Parkander och
slutade sina dagar den 1/10 1952 i S:t Louis.