Utah and Minnesota Flygare families are related. I have found the journal of Nils C. Flygare. In it NIls talks about his time in Sweden before immigrating to Utah. He montions that he knew very little of his grandfather Johan Lorens (Lichtstein) Flygare. What he does mention is that he had blonde hair, was a tailor and fought against Napoleon and would wonder the town and talk about his battles against him. Johan retired to Aggarp, Sweden where he may possibly be burried.
Johan (Lichtstein) immigrated to Sweden along with a brother. Military records show a transformation of his name (in his own hand writting) from Lichtstein to Flygare which was the military branch that he served in. At the end of his military service, Johan retained the name of the "Flygare regiment" and thus the second Flygare family began. The origins of the Flygare name begins with Gustav Nilsson Flygare whom the king of Sweden was so impressed with him as to name the regiment after him. Some time later, Johan entered the regiment and as the practice of the day, took on the name of the regiment he served in.
I found a Josefi Lichtstein in Budapest only a few years older than Johan, with a Johan Lichtstein being listed as a son born the same year as Johan (1792). Lichtstein being Jewish and with the pressures of the time, many Jews where pushed out at every town. Malmo Sweden at that time allowed a very few Jews to enter and take residence. I believe it was conditional that they would convert to Christianity as Johan did soon after reaching Malmo.
In the late 1800's Nils Flygare and his uncle Nels immigrated to Utah. Nils settled Ogden and Nels was down in Panguitch, Utah where he was killed by indians while providing security to wagon trains hauling grains to be milled. I don't recall which of the two had a daughter that left them and moved to MInnisota. I do know that Nils came over with a wife from Norway and soon had multiple wives once in Ogden, Utah. Upon the end of poligamy, the children of his wives lost touch with each other (which is why there is two Flygare families in Utah that think they're not related).
I have the geneology of the Flygare family from Johan Lorens (Lichtstein) Flygare down to present with many of the members of the two Utah families. I am looking to connect Johan Lichtstein to Jewish family in Poland, Slovakia and Lichtenstein from where the Jewish Lichtstein originates. My email is M.Flygare2016@gmail.com