Trying to help a friend of mine:
My name is Sigurd Nilsson and I live in Askeröd in the south of Sweden. (My e-mail is email@example.com
and my mail-address is Sigurd Nilsson, Askeröd, S-242 97 Hörby, Sweden.)
I have done some research on behalf of my wife and we have found out quit a lot about her family. Our knowledge in English is unfortunately not so good. We have had help of our son to translate this (firstname.lastname@example.org
September the 18th 1839 Wefts Jörgen Peter Kofoed was born on St. Holländergård in Olsker, Bornholm, Denmark.
5/23 1863 his son Hans Jörgen Kofoed was born. He emigrated to the USA and 4/14 1884 he came to Mason City and married Sofie Seis, who was born in Germany 1875. We have information that Hans and Sofie Kofoot (he changed his name a bit, Jörgen became George and Kofoed became Kofood) lived in Rockwell, Iowa, in 1918. 7/14 1943 Hans died in Rockwell Hospital.
Back to Bornholm, Denmark, and our relation to Hans Kofoot:
Hans father, Wefst Kofoed, remarried Johanne Karoline Bohn from Sandvig, Bornholm, and their daughter Christine Karoline was born in 3/6 1879. Christine emigrated to Sweden and 1905 she married Efraim Davidsson from Pataholm, a small village outside Kalmar in the southeast of Sweden. She changes her name to Kristina Davidsson. Kristina died on Öland (an island outside of Kalmar) 1957.
Efraim and Kristina gave birth to 4 children. The oldest Ingeborg (Bojan) was born 1907.
Ingeborg married Sigfrid Lindström and they gave birth to Gun 4/6 1939. 1/19 1963 Gun marries Sigurd Nilsson and they now have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
I hope this information is of any use for you. We have a lot more about the family if you are interested (we have ancesters way back in the 9th century).
Either post a reply to this message board or e-mail Sigurd directly.