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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 19 April 14 00:50 BST (UK) »
Hi
I think you have hit the jackpot.

Per was a miner and Johanna went to America. Well done. He died when she was young.

Here is the passenger list from Gothenburg. She lived in Ramsberg at the time. You will have to see if you can find it on Ancestry. It is late here now so I'll continue sometime during the weekend.

Ian




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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 19 April 14 00:55 BST (UK) »
Here is the family in 1871 in Ljusnarsberg.
Lös Grufall (gruvare)= Loose Miner. (I think it means that he mined "loose stuff"). Maybe it can be googled.


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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 19 April 14 01:00 BST (UK) »
Here is Johanna leaving Sweden in the books:


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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 19 April 14 13:02 BST (UK) »
I'm wondering too about the occupation of miner.  That can be a very general term for many specific jobs.  I wonder if it could be expanded to include such work as a quarry worker?  Does Sweden have open pit type mining or would that be called something else? Is there rock quarry mining or just underground mining?  What do they mostly mine for.....coal?  ore?   minerals?  Just grasping at straws here.......

Any thoughts are welcome!!!

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Jean

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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 19 April 14 13:21 BST (UK) »
Oh my!!!!  I wrote the last post before reading your wonderful posts before!!!!  This really is starting to look promising!!!!!!  I have lots to consider here!!!!  Many many thanks for your hard work!!!  Woll be in touch.

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Jean

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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 19 April 14 17:01 BST (UK) »
The question remains if this is her where did she get the name Berggren from. I have come across many names taken from the farms they used to live in. etc.
I can add though that in Swedish "Berg" means mountain and "gren" means tree branch.

Ian

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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 19 April 14 17:27 BST (UK) »
The mines around Kopparberg in Ljusnarsberg were of copper. There is a little info on Wikipedia.



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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 19 April 14 20:31 BST (UK) »
A little clue maybe.....
On the first line it says "Lovisa Andersdotter, Per Mattssons widow at the house of Bergström"
The name Berg maybe a clue.


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Re: Anna Berggren from Sweden
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 19 April 14 20:33 BST (UK) »
Per Mattsson died 6 May 1874 of pneunomia.

Ian