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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 13:12 GMT (UK)  »
She did!  Actually, her granddaughter did.  They received my letter.  They new Selma was murdered but did not know much of the details.  We are now communicating.

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 13:44 BST (UK)  »
Yes, it was horrible.  My great grandmother Ida (who was Selma's sister-in-law) was in Connecticut, about an hour or so from Brooklyn.  They called her to let her know what happened, and immediately she went to be with her brother Alfred.  Alfred had to identify Selma's remains (severed head, finger with ring, etc) and he had to testify at the trial.  I have tons of articles and pictures regarding the murder and trial. 

There is one granddaughter of Alfred and Selma still alive.  I have written a letter to her but have not heard back.

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 01:50 BST (UK)  »
Ian...amazing work!!  Thank you so much!!  Everything matches up perfectly.  I had found a record of her brother leaving Sweden in Nov 1902 on ancestry.com, but I could not find the passenger list when the ship arrived in NY, and I did not know who he was visiting.

Again, I can't tell you how much all of this helps my research. 

Paul

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Monday 22 October 18 15:17 BST (UK)  »
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61584/48258_555101-00432/63466614?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/104895872/person/340050563570/facts/citation/982065023541/edit/record

I don't know if this link will work or not.  Selma is 3rd on the list.  It says she went back to Sweden on July 29, 1897, before she married in 1898.  I took a quick look but did not see evidence of this trip back to Sweden.  She must have come back quickly though as she married in NY less than a year later.

Thanks again for all your help.

Paul

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Monday 22 October 18 13:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, Ian!!  Yes, I have everything on Alfred, his siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.  His sister Ida was my great grandmother who you helped me with earlier in the year.

But Selma's birth in Sweden was a mystery to me.  She met a sad end.....she was brutally murdered in Brooklyn in 1927.  She accidentally walked in on a man killing another woman, and when he saw her, he had to eliminate her as a witness. He eventually received the death penalty.

Alfred and Selma had 4 children.  I have located one living grandchild and a few living great grandchildren.  I have reached out to them but have not heard back.

Thanks again for your help!!!!  I really appreciate it.

Paul


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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 20:33 BST (UK)  »
Yes!  She lived in Brooklyn, New York.  She arrived around 1889/1890, probably to New York (but possibly to Boston).  She married Alfred Bennett on April 9, 1898 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  Her husband Alfred (Andersson) Bennett was a coal man and ice man.  She died on July 10, 1927 in Brooklyn. I have a lot more info on her in the US if you need it.  Thanks!

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Saturday 20 October 18 15:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ian:

I hope this message finds you well!  I couldn't locate your email address, so I thought I might be able to reach you through this thread.

There is one person I can't find info on.  Her name is Selma, and her father was Magnus Larsson and her mother Hilda (or Hulda) Jonsson/Jonsdotter (or Johansdotter).  Selma was born in Sweden in December 1871....or at least that what she put on some US documents.  I have found many Selmas born in Sweden in 1871, but not with the correct parents.  If you have time, could you see if you can find her birth or household examination record?  She left for the US around 1889-1890.

Thanks!

Paul


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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Friday 12 January 18 02:13 GMT (UK)  »
Ok!  Sounds good. 

Thanks,

Paul

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The Common Room / Re: Carl A. Nilsson and Ida V. Andersson
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 22:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ian:

I hope it is not too late!  #8 marriage between Tobias Karlsson and Hulda Elisabeth Josephson in 1905:

https://app.arkivdigital.se/production/index.html?aid=v183035a.b120.s6&page=main/index

Can you tell me if there is anything important written?  Was is Tobias' 2nd marriage?  I know Hulda had an illegitimate daughter 5 years before.  Does it say anything about her or if Tobias adopted her?

Thanks!

Paul

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