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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sjöholm Progress

Progess on the Sjoholm's have advanced with my ArkivDigital
I had kept the focus on filling out more information about Ragnhild's siblings. Ragnhild being my maternal grandmother.
I was missing some info on some of them, but I have made great strides on that missing information.
I'll start with Ragnhild's oldest sister, Elin. After searching for several years, I had finally found out about her second husband. Up until recently, he was known as "Mr. Anderberg". Well, no more. 
Elin married Svante Robert Anderberg.
Okay, a little backtrack here - Elin married Gustaf Teador Noren in Skalvum in 1914. The couple moved to Ledsjo, where
they lived for a number of years until they moved to Falkopings. Shortly after the move, Gustaf died.
Elin stays in Falkopings until 1929 when she makes a move to Gamlestads. It is here, the year of her move, that she marries Svante Robert Anderberg. 
Elin and Robert do not have any children together. In fact, Elin remains childless throughout her life. But Robert had a son, Robert Allan, from his first marriage to Selma Lovisa Settergren. It appears that a year or two before Robert and Elin married, she had known Robert and his family in Falkopings as this is where they all had moved from into Gamlestads.
The couple remain in Gamlestads until Svante Robert's death in 1934. Elin remains there for about a year before moving into Orgryte. She remains there for a year before moving on to Gotene. I believe this is where she lives for the rest of her life, passing away in 1963. She is buried under her first husband's surname.

The only other sibling that I have been having trouble with is Ragnhild's brother, Gottfrid. All I had for him was that he moved to Norway (like brother Georg), and married a woman named Laura Sarefia (no surname). 
Unlike Georg, whom I had found in Birkeland, Gottfrid is found in Oslo in the address books (directories). 
Now, thanks to my cousin in Norway who did a lot of digging into records I don't have access to, she put together Gottfrid and wife, Laura.
So, I'll start with Laura Serafia (I just love that name!) whose maiden name was Gustafsdotter. Laura was born in Korlanda, Varmland to Gustaf Persson and Maria Lisa Pettersdotter. 
It appears that Laura moved to Norway in 1903 alone, but in 1902 she had a son, Alf, by Aksel Olsen Wadman. The two were not married at the time of Alf's birth, but eventually married and lived together in Oslo until Aksel's passing in 1916.
Gottfrid and Laura married in 1918 and they lived in Oslo until their deaths. I still don't have exact death dates, but Gottfrid died sometime after 1950. Laura died about 1955. They had no children together.