Author Topic: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden  (Read 143 times)

Offline annamargaretta

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Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 01:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

I'm looking for more information about my 4 x great grandfather, Olof Zellen born 1802 in Varmland, Sweden. In some records, he also goes by the name af/von zellen.

He married Casja Maja Danielsdotter and emigrated to Michigan, America.

I would appreciate any information going back before their arrival in America - who his (or Maja's) family was, and where they came from?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Anna

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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 February 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat

To see the images you may have to login but are free to view but just by clicking on the image links should be sufficient.
https://sok.riksarkivet.se/scb-fodda-vigda-doda


Here is the family. You should be able to go as far back as the books allow. If you want help just ask and I'll help you out. I haven't been able to locate their emigrating papers yet.

Olof Zellen and Cajsa Danielsdotter Marriage 23 June 1833 in Grums Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lif/


Olof and family in Household Examination 1833 in Ny Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lig/


Olof and family in Household Examination 1827 in Ny Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lih/


Alexandria Oscaria birth 29 Dec 1841
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lii/


Olof and Cajas and family 1835 in Ny Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lij/


Ian


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Offline jamcat95

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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 February 18 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Some more:

Olof and family in Household Examination 1849 in Edsvära Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lil/


Olof and family in Household Examination 1855 in Edsvära Parish
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lim/


Olof and family in Household Examination 1864 in Edsvära Parish
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It looks as though Olof, Cajsa and Oscar left for USA 12 Sept 1862 but 1864 is also recorded.
The Oscar from the 1870 Michigan Census is the Oscar Gottfried Archimedes b. 5 Jan 1848 in Edsvära Parish.







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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 February 18 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Also Olof was a sergeant in the "Fältjägare Regimente".

You can see three listings for him here:
http://www.ep.liu.se/databases/soldatregister/search.sv.aspx

If you copy "ZELLÉN" in the "soldiers name" you'll be able to see him. You can also order the files on him but sometimes there isn't much to be had.


Ian