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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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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


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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Ian, thank you! Your links provide a great deal of information and an ability to look through the Swedish archives.

I didn't realise Olof was in the Fältjägare Regimente, and I wonder if this is where he studied medicine. I shall continue to look into it.

Also from reading more about the Fältjägare Regimente - it seems many of the people from the Varmland area were Forest Finns... looking back further through Olof's line, I see that part of the family had come from Savonia/Savolinna in Finland so it's possible some of his family were part of this group who migrated to Sweden.

Again, thanks so much for your help.

Anna

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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 10:08 GMT (UK) »

looking back further through Olof's line, I see that part of the family had come from Savonia/Savolinna in Finland so it's possible some of his family were part of this group who migrated to Sweden.


Cheers Anna
Just curious though how you know the family came from Finland.






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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 17:34 GMT (UK) »
I'm sure it's called Värmland.
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds

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Re: Olof Zellen - Varmland, Sweden
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Yes it is, as in V-air-m-land.