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Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566497919000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nilsson, Hallin, Svensson
My grandfather, August Nilsson, served in the military in Sweden. He was born 12 Jul 1877 in Ösby, Örebro, Sweden. He was son of Nils Svensson and Sissa Perssdotter.

I'm told that when he was in the military, he took the last name Hallin. He immigrated to the US in about 1900.

I am looking to find any military records and hopefully to also understand why he chose the surname Hallin.

Any suggestions of where to look?

Thanks, Lyn

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566504598000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1566504688000
There is no Ösby parish in Örebro county, but there is a place named Ösby in Sköllersta parish, Örebro county.

There is no August born in July 1877 in the Sköllersta birth records.
Sköllersta (T) C:8 (1862-1885) Image 151 / Page 145 (AID: v53791.b151.s145, NAD: SE/ULA/11356).

There is however an August Nilsson born 1877-07-12 in Osby parish, Kristianstad county.

He is found as farmhand at Hassleröd number 2, he had conscript number "18 9/98" (conscript number 18 of area 9, year 1898), but no sign of him being a regular soldier.
He had come 1900-12-01 from "60 g"(page 60 prev. volume?), and was moved 1914-11-30 to the missing persons list, nothing to indicate how long he had been missing before that.
Osby (L) AIIa:1 (1901-1916) Image 2390 / Page 235 (AID: v252550a.b2390.s235, NAD: SE/LLA/13300).

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August, born 1877-07-12 - Population of Sweden 1860-1947 without Rotemannen

First name: August
Birth date: 1877-07-12
Birth location: Röena
Relation/Title: Son
Parish: Osby, Kristianstads län
Place: Ousby
Time span: 1891 - 1900
Links
Source: Osby AI:23 (1891-1900) Image 70 / Page 60
Same household

- "torpare" Nils Svensson, born 1846-07-21 Broby, married 1874.
- wife Sissa Persdotter, born 1855-02-17 Röena (Osby parish?).
- d. Bengta, born 1875-10-10 Röena (Osby parish?), emigrated 1896-09-20 to America.
- s. August, born 1877-07-12 Röena (Osby parish?).
- s. Olof, born 1882-09-22 Röena (Osby parish?), died 1899-07-24.
- s. Emil, born 1885-03-02 Röena (Osby parish?).
- s. Axel, born 1887-09-13 Osby.
- s. Ivar, born 1889-11-09 Osby, died 1894-11-15.
- s. Sven, born 1892-01-10 Osby.
- s. Iwar, born 1895-03-11 Osby.
- d. Anna, born 1897-02-04 Osby.

// Bo Johansson

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566505763000
Classification: Query
Perhaps this is him in EMIHAMN:

Surname: NILSSON
Given name: AUGUST
Age: 23
Sex: M
Born: 1879/1880
Parish: OSBY
County: L [Kristianstad]
Title: ARB [worker]
Departure port: MALMÖ
Emigration date: 1903 05 11
Destination: ALGOMA
Fellows: NEJ [Alone]
Source code: 1903:2989:1324

But August Nilsson is not an uncommon name, so it might be another person...

// Bo Johansson

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566506178000
Classification: Query
The mother Sissa Persson died 1924-05-10(?), the father Nils Svensson died 1925-09-06, and the brother Sven died 1918-09-07.
Osby (L) AIIa:7 (1917-1928) Image 590 / Page 851 (AID: v252556.b590.s851, NAD: SE/LLA/13300).

Nils Svensson's estate inventory of 14 Nov 1925 names as heirs the sons Aug. Nilsson, Emil Nilsson, Axel Nilsson, Ivan Nilsson and the daughter Bengta Nilsson, all living at known addresses in USA. Plus the daughter Anna Nilsson living in Osby.

// Bo Johansson

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566740397000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for this information.

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566742893000
Classification: Query
I have a subscription to the ArkiDigital. Where would I find the estate inventory you referenced?

Re: Military records for grandfather in Sweden

Posted: 1566764119000
Classification: Query
Östra Göinge häradsrätt (L) FIIa:139 (1925) Bild 4630 / sid 167 (AID: v498903.b4630.s167, NAD: SE/LLA/10083)
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