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Gunnar Damström
23-11-04, 06:32
Judy Long is seeking information about her grandfather Alfred Eric Nordstrom and his family. Alfred was born October 3, 1884, the son of tailor Josef Nordström och Carolina Grannas. According to immigration papers he was born on a farm near Kristinestad. Alfred emigrated to the U.S. in 1900.

Can you help Judy?

Gunnar Damstrom

23-11-04, 07:30
To which state and town in USA did Alfred immigrate?

Kaj likely can fill in details from the Finland side of things and if he joined a church, I might have something from Swenson Swedish center here in town.


23-11-04, 13:00
At Ellis Island I found an Alfred Nordstrom age 16 aboard the Campania which departed Liverpool 02 June 1900 arriving in Ney York 09 June 1900. The manifest lists Lappjerd? as residence going to brother W Nordstrom, Ishpeming, MI. Could this be your Alfred Eric ?

At the Institute of Migration Finland site I found an Alfred Nordström in the passenger list with a date of departure 26 May 1900 which seems to correspond with the dates mentioned above. Hopefully this is the arrival information Chuck needs :)


23-11-04, 19:01
I found the following family living in Rockford Township, Winnebago County, Illinois in the 1930 census. Could this be them?

Alfred Nordstrom, 47, b.Finland, immigrated 1900, age at marriage: 21, occupation: tailor
Nanny (wife), 48, b.Sweden, imm 1901, age at marriage: 22
Edith (daughter), 25, b.Illinois
Eric (son), 24, b.Illinois
Paul (son), 22, b.Michigan
Betty (daughter), 19, b.Michigan

Eric and Paul have the letters "ab" following their name. I'm not sure what this means. I've never seen it before.

23-11-04, 20:47
I found none in the Finnish born database.

Kaj Granlund
26-11-04, 18:25
Does she want some information from Finland? The Nordströms aren't really a part in my database but I might be able to get some information from my cousin.

26-11-04, 23:01
On the Heritage Quest 1910 census index for Scandinavians I found both Alfred and W(m) Nordstrom in Illinois listed as born Sweden.