Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Mon, February 05, 2018 19:37:10
nice that you want to contact us here in Sweden. Perhaps you are the
person who will continue my work when I can not work anymore. I am 76
years now and no youth anymore. You can at least give me information
about your family in America.
you have forgotten how we are related, I want to talk about how it
is. Your grandmother's mother Augusta Amanda Andersson, born Ericson,
was the sister of my grandfather August Ericson. They were eleven
siblings in that family.
this pages you can see a summary about that family.
that time, many people emigrated from Sweden to America. So did your
grandmother's father and mother, Johan August Andersson and Augusta
Amanda in 1881. They first came to Chicago where they lived for two
years. Then they moved to Minneapolis in 1883. Johan August was a
pastor in the Methodist Church. They had seven children. August the
firstborn was born in Sweden, but died already in 1899. Two of the
daughters died while they were children.
have tried to explain your family through the information I received
from your grandmother Rut Mc Gee. When I was injured in the 1970s, to
find out more about my grandfather's siblings, she was the first
person I contacted. My English was very stabbing already then, and is
it still. Therefore, I use Google Translator and hope that the
translation will be correct.
you want to know more about my family, start by reading my biography
swedish, with pictures here.
can also read a more detailed story here.
continuation of the story about our children and grandchildren will
be published later.
cousin Jerry and Betty Heath have told that they are coming to Sweden
in August. Hope to meet them then.
Rolf Ericson Motala firstname.lastname@example.org Granitvägen 16 B
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Fri, January 05, 2018 11:09:50
Ernst Ericson was the youngest brother to my grandfather August. Ernst worked in her youth in Grytgöl, as a factory worker. Some time Ernst lived a short time Coming to Grytgöl probably to Fridhem, in the same apartment as the brother in law August's mother-in-law, Sofia Wilhelmina Schanberg in 1898. Ernst lived there when he got married in 1900 to Hellen (Helena) Nyström.There the first children were born. The family moved to another apartment 1902 They emigrated to the United States in 1905. and at first they came to Chicago. There they lived later in Waughegan, Illinois, (See photo). After the parents' death, two of the children lived with relatives and moved eastwards, et al. Letter from Ernst's niece Rut McGee in Minneapolis. Nothing knows about the continued fate of these descendants, or if they still live. New Words in January 2007: (Source Waukegan Historical Society) Ernst lived in Illinois 4 years Immediate Cause of Death: Typhoid fever Place of Death Waukegan Ill .:1910-01-22 Place of Burial: Oakwood Wife Helena died 1913-08-20 . The eldest daughter Bertha married William Harper at the age of 23. They moved to Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, where they lived in 1930 with the sons Norman and William and the daughters Vivian and Marion. William Harper was summoned as a military during the First World War.
I can give you information on Violet Ericson McGinnis' family. She was the youngest of Ernst's children. Ernst died when she was quite young and her mother, Helena Nystrom, died a few years later. She and her oldest sister, Bertha went to live with Nystrom relatives. The rest of the siblings were divided up and they lost contact with each other. As a young woman she studied nursing and worked as a private nurse for several families before her marriage.
Violet (Vi) married Ambrose (Mac) McGinnis in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. They moved to Crown Point, Indiana. They had five children, John (b.March 1931- d. May 1913), my mother Sharon Mary (b. June 13, 1934) Kathleen (b July 1937), Daniel (b. December 1940), and Patrick (b. June 1942 - d. November 11. 1967). Patrick died in a car crash at age 25. Vi died December 22, 1973. Mac died December 20, 1993.
What other information would you like? Do you want a complete family listing?
Most of us live still live within a few hundred miles of Chicago area. where the family originally settled in the US.
It is a treat to discover family.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Wed, January 03, 2018 22:11:40
Susanna Ericson was the youngest sister to my grandfather August Ericson She immigrated to USA probably in 1886 1887. She was only 19 years old. She was married to Gustaf Fröberg and they had a son Roy Fröberg. I don´t know anything about her and her family. Let me hear from you if you can give me something about them. Here is a photo of Susanna:
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Sat, June 20, 2015 23:24:55
She is a grand grand daughter to Ernst and Helena Ericson.
Lee-Ann Meredith. Du skrev på min blogg den 1 aug 2013 följande
kommentar till Gloria Nyströms text: Jag är inte säker på att
jag tidigare har svarat på grund av att mycket annat har gjort att
saken fallit i glömska. Jag är mycket intresserad av att få veta
lite mera om Ernst Ericson och hans ättlingar som finns i Amerika.
Jag beklagar att jag inte skrivit förr, men hoppas att snart få
svar från dig. Min e-postadress är fortfarande
Lee-Ann Meredith. You wrote on my blog August 1, 2013 the following
comment to Gloria Nystrom text: ”I am the granddaughter of
Violet. I was delighted to find the pictures. Please contact me if
you would like more information about our family.
not sure I have previously responded due to much else has done that
thing has been forgotten. I am very interested to know more about
Ernst Ericson and his descendants as there are in America. I regret
that I have not written sooner, but hope to soon get answers from
you. My email is still email@example.com
Ericson. Grandson of August Ericson, one of the brothers to Ernst
I can give you information on Violet
Ericson McGinnis' family. She was the youngest of Ernst's children.
Ernst died when she was quite young and her mother, Helena Nystrom,
died a few years later. She and her oldest sister, Bertha went to
live with Nystrom relatives. The rest of the siblings were divided up
and they lost contact with each other. As a young woman she studied
nursing and worked as a private nurse for several families before her
Violet (Vi) married Ambrose (Mac)
McGinnis in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. They moved to Crown Point,
Indiana. They had five children, John (b.March 1931- d. May 1913), my
mother Sharon Mary (b. June 13, 1934) Kathleen (b July 1937), Daniel
(b. December 1940), and Patrick (b. June 1942 - d. November 11.
1967). Patrick died in a car crash at age 25. Vi died December 22,
1973. Mac died December 20, 1993.
What other information would you like?
Do you want a complete family listing?
Most of us live still live within a few
hundred miles of Chicago area. where the family originally settled in
It is a treat to discover family.
Jag kan ge dig information om Violet
Ericson McGinnis "familj. Hon var den yngsta av Ernst barn.
Ernst dog när hon var ganska ung och hennes mor, Helena Nyström,
dog några år senare. Hon och hennes äldsta syster, Bertha gick att
leva med Nyströms släktingar. Resten av syskonen delades upp och de
förlorat kontakten med varandra. Som en ung kvinna hon studerade
omvårdnad och arbetade som en privat sjuksköterska för flera
familjer innan hennes äktenskap.
Violet (Vi) gift Ambrose (Mac) McGinnis
1930 i Chicago, Illinois. De flyttade till Crown Point, Indiana. De
hade fem barn, John (b.March 1931- d. Maj 1913), min mamma Sharon
Mary (f. 13 Jun 1934) Kathleen (b juli 1937), Daniel (b. December
1940), och Patrick (f. Juni 1942 - d. 11 november 1967). Patrick dog
i en bilolycka vid 25 års ålder Vi dog den 22 december 1973. Mac
dog December 20, 1993.
Vilken annan information vill du ha?
Vill du ha en komplett familj notering?
De flesta av oss lever fortfarande
lever inom ett par hundra miles från Chicago-området. där familjen
ursprungligen bosatte sig i USA.
Det är en njutning att upptäcka
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Gloria Nystrom Mon, April 04, 2011 16:07:35
Attached are four pictures with Violet in them and the story I've written about Helena and Ernst Ericson.
Hello, Rolf. My name is Gloria (Irvine) Nystrom. I am not of Swedish ancestry; I do the family research for my husband, Donald Bernard Nystrom, who is related to you through his paternal grandfather, Gustaf Bernhard Nystrom, and Gustaf’s sister Helena Kristina Nystrom. Helena was married to your grandfather’s brother, Ernst Ericson. Gustaf and Helena are two of the eight children of Carl Johan and Carolina Fredrika (Stark) Nystrom of Grytgol, Sweden. Three of those children, Lydia, Helena, and Gustaf, eventually immigrated to the United States. Lydia married August Emil Peterson and that branch of the family settled in Moline, Illinois. Both Gustaf and Helena and their families settled in Waukegan, Illinois.
Helena was born in 1874 in Grytgol. She moved in 1896 to live with her sister Anna Mathilda in Ljusfallshammar. A daughter, Berta Helena, was born to Helena on September 15, 1897. Helena was not married. She moved back to Grytogol in 1897 with her daughter. She married Ernst Ericson in 1900 and two children were born to them in Sweden, Agda and Gustave. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1905 and lived in Waukegan, Illinois, where two more children, Violet and Ruth, were born. Ernst died at age 35 in 1910, and Helena died three years later at age 39. We do not know the cause of their deaths. There is speculation that perhaps Helena died in a flu epidemic. Tragically, their children were left orphans, most of them very young. Berta was 19, however, and was old enough to be on her own. She married William Harper a few years later. We believe Ruth (5) was adopted by a pastor and his wife and eventually they went to live in the state of Washington. Gustave (9) went to an orphanage. We have no information on Agda (11). Violet (7) went to live with her uncle Gustaf Nystrom and his wife Emerentia (Emma) in Waukegan. She lived with them until she went to Victory Hospital in Waukegan to become a nurse. She married Ambrose Benedict (Mac) McGinnis in 1930. Mac was an attorney, having graduated from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, in 1924 with a three-year law degree.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Gloria Nystrom Mon, April 04, 2011 16:02:14
Violet with Gustaf's family c. 1914. This is Gustaf's family with whom Violet lived. Later on another child, Muriel, would be born to Gustaf and Emma.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Gloria Nystrom Mon, April 04, 2011 16:00:26
The Milton, Melvin, Violet c. 1914. Milton is Don's father and Melvin his uncle. These are children of Gustaf and Emma with whom Violet lived.