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Hans Backlund family

Hans Backlund family

Lois Schempp (View posts)
Posted: 1042810082000
Classification: Query
I would like to know who my grandfather and grandmothers siblings were. I believe the Siljenbergs are in there. Hans and Christine were the parents of 8 girls and 1 boy. My mother was one of them Mabel Helen Backlund Nelson as was Marie (Mrs. AWJensen). This would be in Clay county, SD.

Re: Hans Backlund family

Posted: 1042821393000
Classification: Query
You didn't mention any time frame but if you are talking about Mabel who was born about 1896 and was living in Prairie Center.....then...

Hans b. abt 1854 and Christine b. abt 1855 were married abt 1877 before they came here from Sweden in 1891 and 1893 respectively acc. to the 1900 census. They had 12 children by then but only 9 were living at the time.

Do you have reason to believe that their siblings came to the US too?

I put this additional information here to aid anyone else who might want to help -- if they only had more data.

By the way...another tidbit.... Arthur E. Backlund March 26, 1899-April 26, 1964 is buried in Pleasant Valley Lutheran Cemetery.

Have you tried get obits of the family members? Hans would have died before 1920 and Christine after 1920 acc. to the 1920 census info - I didn't check 1930. Have you tried getting social security applications for Arthur, Mabel, et al - if they had them. The aps should show the mother's maiden name if you don't already know it. I assumed you don't since you don't mention it specifically.

Well, shoot...your family is listed at familysearch.org. Write the person who is listed as the submitter. Maybe they have more details by now of the siblings of Hans and Christine. At least you'll know where they came from so you can conduct your research more thoroughly in the future.[Always verify data you find on the internet whether at familysearch.org or wherever]

If this pans out, you can order the parish films from your local LDS and find out who the parents and siblings were.

Stephanie

Re: Hans Backlund family

Lois Schempp (View posts)
Posted: 1042847595000
Classification: Query
Stephanie Benoit...where did you find this information about my grandfather and some of mothers siblings? I couldn't locate Rattvick Parish on record in the Family history library. I would love to know his and Grandmothers siblings.

Re: Hans Backlund family

Posted: 1042849232000
Classification: Query
Go to www.familysearch.org and click on Search for ancestors. Then fill in Hans Backlund in the boxes and he will be right there in the ancestral file. Click on his name and you will see the family. As you will see, someone has submitted the information.

So you already knew they were from Rattvick? Well, I don't do Swedish research so I don't know what the LDS has - I just assumed they had the records. You may need to go to the Sweden board here on familyhistory.com or at genforum.com and get help or you may have to hire a researcher.

Other info I had was from the different US censuses. They are valuable sources of information. Cemetery listing was on my computer.

Stephanie

Rättvik records

Posted: 1042850080000
Classification: Query
I should have looked myself for the church records. You will find them here

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermain...

When you do searches, you must use the ä in Rättvik because the computer won't find Rattvick without the a with the two dots over it.

Other records can be found at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermain...

Re: Hans Backlund family

Posted: 1042850134000
Classification: Query
In the book "History of the Swedes who settled Clay County South Dakota" there is a one page biography of Hans Backlin of Rättvik, Dalarna, Sweden. I will scan and send it to you if you email me off this board at akclaxton@hexadrome.com

Re: Rättvik records

Posted: 1042850728000
Classification: Query
Hi

Actually the familysearch search engine for the LDS library catalog does not register foreign letters. So searching for Rattvik will find Rättvik. If you search for Rattvick as the query originally said, it does not show anything. I guess it is good the LDS catalog does not need those characters-letters since not all people can make them on their computers.

Good luck
Anna

Re: Rättvik records

Posted: 1042852975000
Classification: Query
Thank you for making that clear Anna. I wasn't even thinking about the LDS search when I made that statement - I had switched gears already for broadening her search on to the the internet. It is good that you caught my mis-statement.

Most computers can do the special vowels; many users just don't know where to find the character map on their computer or how to do the input on their number pad.

Lois: The book called History of the Swedes who settled in Clay County, South Dakota and their Biographies by August Peterson, is still available for sale and I am sure that Ron Johnson from the Dalesburg Scandinavian Association will post the info.

I don't believe that this Hans Backlin in the book is your Hans Backlund. It doesn't seem to jive with information I found earlier on the censuses which *seemed* to include your Mabel. You'll need to sort it out.

By the way, Mrs. Adelene Siljenberg who was Sec. Treasurer of the organization who sponsored the printing of the book, helped edit the book.

...just a little something to look at ... http://www.dalarna.se/templates/categorypage____4605.asp

Regards.
Stephanie

Re: Rättvik records

Posted: 1042853781000
Classification: Query
Stephanie

It is good that you looked at the Hans Backlin information from the census. I had just checked where he was from in Sweden! I have found other missing information with the book (thanks for clarifying the title and author! I was impatient). So it will be worth her time to check out this man in beginning her search. I am always glad the FHC catalog does not require the special letters, as I never remember the ALT + number codes when I am searching while at the FHC. At home I have the keyboard settings for the other languages I research.

Thanks for the clarification re. Hans Backlund....

Anna

Re: Rättvik records

Posted: 1042854651000
Classification: Query
Hi again Anna,

It is rather interesting that they came from the same area. What are the odds? They probably are related, huh? What a team!

I don't know for sure that those I found on the census are the right family - I assumed since I didn't get a negative, that I was on the right track...but I don't know for sure.

I know what you mean about the characters! I used to have a cheat sheet for the number codes rather than setting my keyboard. I finally have most memorized...well...the ones for norwegian anyway.

On Windows 95, the character map was much easier to find. When I switched to 98, I had a heck of a time finding it in the system tools...argh...

It is always fun working with others on "the hunt." Thank you.

Stephanie
California
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