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Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« on: Monday 19 November 12 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

Searching for information regarding a John Olsen, from Sweden.† Never researched Swedish Genealogy before.

I know that he was born in Sweden, around 1838 from the census, and married in February 1870 to a Catherine Williams (However, his age on his marriage certificate is 26, which would make him born 1844...).† He's on the 1881 census, and described on this marriage cert as a Sailor.† He gives his father's name as Olof Olsen, a farmer, but no further information.† On the 1881 census, he's Candace ship, at Caernarvon, described as a mate.† Looked at mariners records and can't seem to match one up to him.† Also, he died in 1881.

Him and his wife lived in the Caernarvon area (Nevin/Porthmadog).† Had children;† Annie Cathrine, Laura Mary, John Henry, John, Harriet Jane.

Can somebody point me in the right direction or haven't I a chance?† I've no idea which parish, or area of Sweden he came from....

Lisa
Flintshire - Hughes, Price, Simon, Messham, Griffiths, Powell, Tattum, Eaton, Roberts, Pownall, James, Enion
Denbighshire - Morris
Cheshire - Walley, Hough, Pridden, Jackson, Lawson, Rosedale, Rigby
Lancashire - Smith, Caunce, Williams, Eaton, Watkinson, As(h)croft, Wilson
Cumbria - Twentyman, Borrow, Bownas, Mitchell
London - Liddell, Wilkes, Hart
Midlands - Smith, Fox, Hopton, Timson

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 November 12 08:51 GMT (UK) »
Hiya Lisa ...could this be him in 1871 census?...if so , at least you know whereabouts in Sweden he was born

John E Olsen b 1838 Bohuslehn , Sweden
aged 33
Howdon North Dock
Northumberland
on board a vessel
Tynmouth

allan
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......†† sacht,helgoland† .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..† jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 December 12 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi!

Bohuslšn is the Gothenburg-area, western Sweden.

Unfortunately a lot of parishes to choose between:

http://home.swipnet.se/chamre/14gbg.html
(Several in the city of Gothenburg itself)

If the right parish is found it is normally quite easy to look up a birth in say, 1838...


Jan
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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 December 12 12:59 GMT (UK) »
There is another John Olson in 1871 census. He is from Calmar (Kalmar) Sweden b c 1839 and is on the ship Amsterdam in South Shields. However both he and the one found by Garstonite are said to be unmarried.

There is a Carl Johan Olsson on the Verdandi at Cardiff, b 1844 Sweden who is married.

Unfortunately, it is not necessarily any of these!

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 April 14 21:30 BST (UK) »
Hi. Could you please contact me about john olsen, im one of his descendants,  id love to help you out.

I found your post by chance, my grandfather and I were having a wee chat tonight about our family history =)

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I am too a direct Descendant of John Olsen who was my 2 x Great Grandfather  and would very much like to hear from you. I visited Nefyn in August and would love to know more.

I Look forward to hearing from you

Gareth

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 22:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I would love to hear about John Olsen, I am also a descendent of him, he was my great great grandfather and have been doing our family tree on and off over the past 20 years and have only been able to go as far back to him when he was on the vessel Candice.

Thanks

Caren

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Caren,

I've sent you a personal message  ;D

Lisa
Flintshire - Hughes, Price, Simon, Messham, Griffiths, Powell, Tattum, Eaton, Roberts, Pownall, James, Enion
Denbighshire - Morris
Cheshire - Walley, Hough, Pridden, Jackson, Lawson, Rosedale, Rigby
Lancashire - Smith, Caunce, Williams, Eaton, Watkinson, As(h)croft, Wilson
Cumbria - Twentyman, Borrow, Bownas, Mitchell
London - Liddell, Wilkes, Hart
Midlands - Smith, Fox, Hopton, Timson

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Re: Sweden - John Olsen (c.1838-1881)
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 February 18 09:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi all
Do any of you have anymore information on John Olsen apart from what is already posted? Finding him in Sweden at this moment is nearly impossible. Also Olsen is more Norwegian or Danish than Swedish. The Swedish would have Olsson (Olson).

Ian