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lrhart
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Australia
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Posted - 26/04/2017 :  05:31:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a long shot, but I am hoping that someone might be able to help us find our family.

We had very little knowledge of our John, until just recently we located an inquest into John's death in 1882, which lead us to this site and many others to try and find him.

A partial transcript of John inquest is as follows:

I have know the deceased intimately for 22 years....
He was a swede by birth aged 62 years, married as I have heard ....himself first in Sweden, he told me consisted of his wife living and one son.

He occasionally corresponded with his family in Sweden. I know this of my own knowledge.

He invited his wife and family to come to the Colony. They did not come the wife refused and her/the son? was at sea. It was close a the ? was the passage ....were stopped about ......... (1002)?....... 12 years ago.

Since then he has received a letter from Maria Christina Olsen his wife and since then another letter was received from his wife asking for assistance. The deceased replied he had none to send her. That was the last letter received from his wife as far as I know.

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We have not been able to locate his entry into Australia.

We assume his birth date is about 1820, written on his death certificate is ( Malma) ? of which we now understand could mean the city of Malmo

If our John was married to ( Maria Christina ) as taken from Inquest information, we assume he would be of adult age of 21, and putting that date at about 1841 and married in Sweden.

We can only estimate his immigration to Australia of between say 1850 to 1860, but could possibly be earlier.

His death registration in 1882, Victoria does not state his parents names : Reg No: 2106

He married also in Australia under surname ( Olson) : (23 Dec 1874 in Victoria,Australia,Reg 4546 ) to Eliza Clark

Inquest into Johns death: Link
https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/inquests-and-other-coronial-records/inquests-deaths-deposition

I know it is not much to go on but we have our fingers crossed

It would be great if we could find him and his family in Sweden

lrhart
New on board

Australia
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Posted - 26/04/2017 :  11:06:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have just located some information on Digital Arkivet, was a little tricky trying to figure the site out, but I think after a few hours I am getting a bit better on it.

https://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/vis/327/pv00000001293094

Not knowing a lot about the family it does look promising.

If someone has a little time to look at it and see if I might have our family, or even if they can follow them up and see if they have a son or even get divorced.... It would be greatly appreciated
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JaneC
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USA
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Posted - 26/04/2017 :  15:22:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your John was Swedish, is that right? You have searched in Norwegian records and found a couple from "DK," which may refer to Domkirken parish (Norway - not Malmo Sweden).


Many people in Scandinavia were named Olsen. You will need information about your John that will identify him - differentiate him from other Johan or Johannes or Joen (etc) Olsson, Olausson, Olesson, Olavsson (etc). It is possible the wife's name is enough, but you need to search in Sweden.


In case it's new to you, Family Search is a free genealogy website. It may yield some leads.
For example:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL9Z-GVSK
Another example:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FK9B-35P

Maybe someone else recalls the name of a good Swedish genealogy help forum. Maybe this one:
https://forum.dis.se/vb/forumdisplay.php/16-Discussions-in-English


Edited by - JaneC on 27/04/2017 03:05:16
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lrhart
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Australia
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Posted - 28/04/2017 :  00:09:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JaneC

Your John was Swedish, is that right? You have searched in Norwegian records and found a couple from "DK," which may refer to Domkirken parish (Norway - not Malmo Sweden).


Yes our John is a Swede.... lol.... Embarressed i am, I was way off track


In case it's new to you, Family Search is a free genealogy website. It may yield some leads.
For example:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL9Z-GVSK
Another example:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FK9B-35P

Maybe someone else recalls the name of a good Swedish genealogy help forum. Maybe this one:
https://forum.dis.se/vb/forumdisplay.php/16-Discussions-in-English

Thank you Jane for the links, atleast I will be looking in the right place this time.... lol appreciate you kindness


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