måndag, januari 27, 2014

52 Ancestors: #4

Week # 4 Anders Göran Johannesson

aka Andrew Johnson
Anders Göran was born Januray 14, 1871, Slätthög , Småland. His parents was Stina Kajsa Danielsdotter and Johannes Svensson. Anders Göran had 5 siblings.
Anders Göran emigrated to America in July 1871.

I could not find him or find out where he had gone. I had a photograph of Anders Göran along with his wife and daughter, but no one knew what they were called ...
I called a relative who I thought would know something about this.
She only knew that the family had been in Sweden in the early 1900s, they lived in Duluth and the daughter's name was Esther.
...Aha, I had, through Ancestry, found a family named Andrew, Hulda W and Esther W Johnson in Duluth. Hulda was born about 1876 and had emigrated around 1895. The daughter Esther was born about 1905. I think this is the right family, but I have not yet got further in my search.
Below you can see the photo of Anders Göran aka Andrew Johnson
his wife Hulda and daughter Esther.


måndag, januari 20, 2014

52 Ancestors: #3

Week # 3 Emil Johnson

This is my grandmother´s brother; Emil Johnson
He was born Aug. 7, 1865 in Borås, Västergötland.
 He is brother to Johan August Johnsonwho was my ancestor #1
and Jennie Amalia Chilberg, who was my ancestor #2.
Emil emigrated in 1882.
He met Louise Sipress and they got married Febr. 4, 1890, Chicago
Emil striped Wagons, 1900 Census says he was
a "Carriage Painter" at Studebaker and at Packard in Detroit.

They got two Children, Pearl Elaine born April 23, 1892, dead July 3, 1974
 and Amy Violet, born Oct. 20 1898, dead June 1987
Emil died Jan. 1940, Detroit, Michigan
and Louise died Jan. 1925, Detroit, Michigan




tisdag, januari 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #2

Week # 2 Jennie Amalia Chilberg, maiden name Johnson

This is my grandmother´s sister; Jennie Amalia.
She was born March 12, 1874 in Borås, Västergötland.
She is sister to Johan August, who was my ancestor #1.
They emigrated together in 1891and came to South Bend.
Jennie was 17 years old and in Sweden she had been working as a maid.
This is a photo of Jennie Amalia.
It is from Sweden and she is perhaps photographed just before she went to America.
She married Andrew G. Chilberg in July 21, 1894, South Bend.
Andrews name in Sweden was Anders G Kilberg.
He was born 1863 in Kila, Värmland and he emigrated to South Bend in 1883.

Below we can see the marriage licens.
They got three children
Pearl Edith, 1895-1947
Alva Victora, 1898-1985
and Arthur Valdemar, 1905-1955.

Jennie Amalia and Andrew got two grand children,
Jeanne Enid, 1920-1994 and Marilyn Rose, 1923-1939
Jeanne Enid married Edward Derbeck
and in South Bend she was
 The Tribune's longtime arts writer
and founder of the newspaper's
Action Line column.



söndag, januari 05, 2014

52 Ancestors: #1

Week # 1 Johan August Johansson

Amy Johnson Crow:  "No Story Too Small"
have sett up a challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor.
It could be a story, a biography, a photograph,
an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.
Not only should this get me blogging more,
but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree."

This is my attempt to participate in the challenge.
I do not know how it will go but it's a nice way to present the ancestors, thanks Amy!

#1 is about My grandmother Judith`s brother:
Johan August, born in Borås, Västergötland, Sweden
November 14, 1867
Father Johannes Svensson and mother Johanna Jansdotter
Mother Johanna died in April 1876 and the father was married in November1877 to Christina Wilhelmina Larsdotter.
Johan August had two siblings: Emil, born 1865 and Jennie Amalia, born 1874.

Emil emigrated to America in 1882. He married Louise Sipress and they had two daughters.
Jennie Amalia emigrated together with Johan August in June 1891.
They  came to South Bend..
Jennie Amalia married Andrew Chilberg, they had three Children and lived all the time in South Bend.
...........where did Johan August go....?
This is my big brick wall...
When the father dies in 1911 it says that Emil Johansson, Johan August Johansson
and Jennie Amalia Chilberg is living " outside Sweden".

The thirteen days after Christmas.

Why do we celebrate Epiphany?
The thirteen days after Christmas. Christmas is almost over and the calendar still shows a red day. But what are we really celebrating?

Epiphany celebrated on January 6.

Epiphany,  a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6, thirteen days after Christmas. It is the last big weekend days in the church Christmas celebrations.
According to the Swedish church, it was after a long hike as the three wise men found the stable with baby Jesus in the manger. It happened at Epiphany.
A small Christian group in Eastern Europe began in the 200's celebrate Epiphany, the revelation date. They celebrated that Jesus through baptism become the son of God.
It was in the 300's AD as western Christendom began to celebrate Jesus' birthday on December 25.

Staffan Sångare  (star boys) with Christmas goat
Nås, Dalarna, Mars 1917.
Photo: Erik Thor, the Nordic Museum.

Epiphany commemorates the three wise men's visit to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
In the Swedish peasant society wandering star boys around the villages and erected a play that was based on the Bible story of the star of Bethlehem. These star boys is the origin of our time star boys.

Staffan Sångare (star boys) with Christmas goat, 
Nås, Dalarna, 1917.
Photo: Erik Thor, the Nordic Museum
Epiphany on January 6 is celebrated in Scandinavia in remembrance of the Magi 's visit to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus .
In some parts of Sweden came zodiac boys or Staffan singers already on Boxing Day. Elsewhere they showed up on Twelfth Night , beginning on the eve of Epiphany . In the cities begging in this way " djäknarna " (latin school students ) together to support themselves during the Christmas break . In rural areas, young people gathered together for a joint birthday party.

In the Swedish and Nordic tradition exemplifies stjärngosse trains to religious , playful and folklore mixed in the celebrations. " Stjärngossevägen trains " can be seen as a form of popular theater . Several festivals are ritually ironic and playful touches , so even in Twelfth Night.

The story depicts the three wise men who led the Star of Bethlehem traveled to the Infant Jesus manger. According to the story offered up the gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts. In folk traditions were named the three wise men as Kaspar , Melchior and Balthasar and was said to represent Europe, Africa and Asia.

The three wise men were central figures , dressed in sugar-loaf -shaped cones and white shirts . A sooty and horrible Herod with his soldiers , like a Christmas goat made ​​of violent outcome if he was dissatisfied with the reward , were included in the trains.

Listen to Staffansångare

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