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Carl Tornqvist (1776-1842) - Öland to the Bahamas - Help Needed

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Re: Carl Tornqvist (1776-1842) - Öland to the Bahamas - Help Needed

Posted: 1319324988000
Classification: Query
Hi Ashley,

Good to see another descendant of Öland posting on the board.

There's a genealogy group called PLF Oskarshamn, located in Oskarshamn on the mainland, opposite of Öland. They have transcribed the b/m/d records for the island. The CD costs 150 SEK + 50 SEK shipping. It's CD-4 in the series:

Looking at my copy, I found:

By birth year (1776): No children with the name of Carl, 1 with the name of Karl Peter. Record shows birth of 31 JUL 1776. Father is Magnus Slettberg. 9 children were unnamed out of 736 in the year.

I tried the following variations of Tornquist for the father's surname in a birth record, regardless of year.

2 children. Parishes: Högsrum & Hulterstad.

32 children. Parishes: Högby, Algutsrum, Högsrum, Hulterstad, Torslunda, Köping, Egby. Högsrum has the most births.

4 children. Parishes: Högsrum, Köping, Glömminge.

140 children. Parishes: Köping, Algutsrum, Glömminge, Runsten, Föra, Torslunda, Sandby, Löt, Persnås, Borgholm, Gårdby, Räpplinge, Vickleby, Bredsåtra, Resmo. Fairly evenly distributed throughout the parishes.

FYI: Törnqvist was used as a military name. Maybe Carl or his dad were in the navy? Soldiers db:

No records on the British side show a DOB or parent's names etc.? Any rumors of Carl being in the merchant marine?

Good luck,


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