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christera
12-11-05, 13:01
Hello!

I try to trace decants to my grandfathers mothers cousines - they have all emigrated to USA from Portom village in Finland (Narpes) and they are all missing.... so far... My Grand Fathers Mother Maria Smått (Nordman) emigrated to San Francisco, so it is a wild guess that many of her cousins ended up there too.

They are all declared as ”dead” in the churchbooks in Finland. It is a big possibility that there is still a lot a ”Nordmän” in USA (Califorina area?) that might not know about their anchestors.

My Grandfathers mother- Maria Smått /Nordman - was also (wrongly) declared as dead in the church books in Portom. That is why she and a lot of her cousins are declared as ”dead”/ missing in a large genealogy study that has been done in Narpes (= book : "Släkten Pellas-Qwick-Söderback, book 3/3). I have informed the local genealogist that Marias family was missing in that book. It would be interesting to complete the family records with the missing Nordmän in the USA!!

Is there anybody in this forum that know somebody with anchestor ”Nordman” ,”Strom”, ”Nordback”, ”Hagman”, ”Dahlbo”, ”Styf” ?

I have below enclosed a list of the names of missing Nordman emigrants. They have all one thing in common – they are decants of Nordman, Mickel Johan-Eriksson. Born at Ahlholm farm 14.03.1819 in Portom Finland. He was farmer at Dahlbo and later on the Nordman farm in Pörtom. He died 17.01.1899 in Pörtom. He was married 1:st to Maja Lisa Karlsdtr Dahlbo. Born 24.05.1822 in Pörtom. Dead between 1855 och 1867 in Pörtom.

Ok, here is finally the list of missing Nordmans that has emigrated to USA:

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1) Maria Sofia Johansdotter Nordman

Born 16.12.1874 in Portom.
Married to Johannes Josefsson Strom. Born 12.2.1874 in Korsnas.
--> ” lived in USA”.

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2) Karl August Johansson Nordman.

Born 20.1.1878 in Pörtom.

”Emigrated to USA from Pörtom”.

( he is in the Pörtom churchbooks mentioned as the godfather to my Grandfather Albert Åstrand)

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3) Johanna Johansdotter Nordman.

Born 15.12.1880 in Portom.

Married to Gabriel Isaksson Nordbäck. Born 27.12.1876 in Portom. Dead 1.12.1936 in USA.
”Lived in USA”.

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4) Anders Henrik Johansson Nordman.

Born 13.10.1883 in Portom. Emigrated from Portom to USA.

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5) Isak Johansson Nordman.

Born 23.3.1890 in Portom. Emigrated from Portom to USA.

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6) Gunnar Sigfrid Hagman

Born 8.3.1907 in Pörtom. Dead 7.11.1973 in Chicago, USA. (= any children?)

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7) Marias Småtts/Nordmans uncle:

Karl August Michelsson Dahlbo. Born 27.2.1852 in Portom. Emigrated to USA from Portom.

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8)Johannes Gabrielsson Nordman. Born 21.1.1879 in Portom. Dead 10.11.1918 in USA. Married to Johanna Jonasdotter Dunder. Born 28.3.1879 in Portom.

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9) Johan Arvid Nordman. Born 2.8.1900 in USA.

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10) Ivar Valfrid Nordman. Born 18.1.1902 in USA.

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11) Hilma Alina Nordman. Born 5.1.1904 in USA.

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12) Abraham Gabrielsson Nordman. Born 13.8.1891 in Portom. Dead 11.3.1935 in USA.

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13) Anders Johan-Eriksson Styf. Born 27.3.1887 in Portom. Dead 27.10.1924 in USA.

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14) Karl-August Johan -Eriksson Styf. Born 2.7.1893 in Portom. Dead 1.1.1940 in USA.

With kind regards,
Christer

June Pelo
12-11-05, 17:15
Jaska,

Look at #13 and 14 on the list - could they be related to Johannes Johan Eriksson Styf, b. 13 Jan 1876, Pörtum, married to Josefina Johansdotter Höglund (in your data)? Many of their descendants were born in Michigan - using the surname Steve.

I have a lot of Nordman names in my database, but most are from Malax.

June

jeanette
13-11-05, 00:24
Hej Christer,
Could these men be your relatives?
Found at Ellis Island
This trip of the Baltic has a large number of people from Pörtom and Teerijarvi.
First Name: Johannes
Last Name: Styf
Ethnicity: Finland, Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Portom
Date of Arrival: Mar 09, 1907
Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Baltic
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure Feb 27, 1907
Going to brother Anders Styf Hoquaim WA
Manifest Line Number: 0022

First Name: Karl
Last Name: Styf
Ethnicity: Finland Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Portom, Finland
Date of Arrival: Nov 01, 1910
Date of Departure Oct 20, 1910
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: United States
Port of Departure: Copenhagen
Destination : Everett WA
Going to brother :Andrew Steve1912 23rd St Everett WA
Nearest relative : Mother Sofia Styf, Portom
Manifest Line Number: 0013

Located at Sec State WA Historical Records site
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search.aspx
1910 census
Last Name : Steve / Steve
First Name : John / Andrew
Middle Name :
Age : 26 / 22
Birthplace :Finland
County :Snohomish
Page Number :189B
Line Number : 54 / 53
Township :Everett W5P1
Enumeration District :284

Other Styf people from Pörtom.
First Name: Maria
Last Name: Styf
Ethnicity: Finland
Last Place of Residence: Portom
Date of Arrival: Jun 01, 1900
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Ethiopia
Port of Departure: Glasgow
Dest: New Haven CT
Going to Cousin Lena Styf
Travelling with Maria Styf 18also From Portom
Manifest Line Number: 0016

First Name: Johannes
Last Name: Styf
Ethnicity: Finland, Fin
Last Place of Residence: Portom
Date of Arrival: Apr 14, 1903
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Furnessia
Port of Departure: Glasgow
Going to: Sister Hanna Blomqvist Branford Connecticut
Also from Pörtom Johan Sten, 17Johannes Osterholm 23
Manifest Line Number: 0018

No Styf names were located in 1910 census. These Steve names were. Oddly I haven't been able to locate the brothers from Everett on the index either.
Surname,GivenName,Age,Sex,Race,Birthplace,County,L ocality,T624-Roll,Part, Page,Subpage,State
STEVE,ISAAC,30,M,W,FIN,LUCE,MCMILLAN TWP,658,2,84,A,MI
STEVE,JOHN,33,M,W,FIN,HOUGHTON,OSCEOLA TWP,647,2,144,B, MI
STEVE,JOHN,32,M,W,FIN,ESSEX,10-WD NEWARK,880,1,83,B,NJ

DAHLBO,LILLIE,32,F,W,FIN,SNOHOMISH,6-WD EVERETT,1668,2, 241,B,WA

Jeanette

jeanette
13-11-05, 01:24
Located in the Swedish Finns in UP Michigan Churches database
Swenson S 19 = Luce County, Newberry, Our Redeemer Lutheran
Pos Given names Surname Other names Born Parish Emigration Date Church
20h Isaak Johanson Nordman Styf Apr 7 1879 Styfsby Pörtom socken 1899 S 19

The 1910 census has these heads of household listings for Luce, MI
NORDMAN,ANDREW,26,M,W,FIN,LUCE,MCMILLAN TWP,658,2,88,B, MI
NORDMAN,SOPHIA,47,F,W,FIN,LUCE,PENTLAND TWP,658,2,105,A, MI
The Institute of Migration -Finland has this listing in the passport records
Nordman Anders . .1883
I didn't find a passenger record for him.


Jeanette

jeanette
13-11-05, 01:34
6) Gunnar Sigfrid Hagman
Born 8.3.1907 in Pörtom. Dead 7.11.1973 in Chicago, USA. (= any children?)

This was the best match I could find for Gunnar at SSDI.
GUNNAR MATSON 08 Mar 1907 Nov 1973 (not specified) (none specified) 350-01-3197 Illinois

Jeanette

granskare
13-11-05, 04:38
20h Isaak Johanson Nordman Styf Apr 7 1879 Styfsby Pörtom socken 1899 S 19

I will get a fotocopy of this guys page.
chuck

klyne
13-11-05, 06:57
Here is some military info on Gunnar S. Matson.
Name: Gunnar Matson
Veteran's Rank: PFC
Branch: US Army
Last known address: R.R. #1 5063 Camp Butler Road Springfield , Il 62707-9722
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1907
Death Date: 7 Nov 1973
Veteran Service Start Date: 27 Aug 1942
Veteran Service End Date: 10 Oct 1945
Interment Date: 15 Nov 1973
Cemetery: Camp Butler National Cemetery
Buried At: Section I Site 2487
Cemetery URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/campbutler.htm

Also in the WWII enlistment records it states that in 1942 he was single and without dependents.
-Wilma

jeanette
13-11-05, 07:24
Finnish Immigration Site - Passport Records
Nordman Isak 04.12.1909
Ellis Island
First Name: Isak
Last Name: Nordman
Ethnicity: Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Portom, Finland
Date of Arrival: Dec 17, 1909
Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Mauretania
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: Dec 11, 1909
Final Destination: Seattle, WA
Nearest Relative: Father- Johan Nordman, Pörtom Kyrkoby
Going to Friend Charles Janson, 2005 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA
Also travelling to same address:Karl Thors, 32,of Pörtom prev Seattle, WA 1894-1907
& Karl Stenlund, 36, of Petalaks prev in Seattle WA 1900-1907
Manifest Line Number: 0004

Jeanette

Edit: This data relates to #5 Isak Johansson Nordman b. 23.3.1890

klyne
13-11-05, 08:07
Ellis Island has Anders Styf 23 yrs. from Portom going to brother Johannes Styf at Box 77, Thompson, Mich. on May 27, 1910.

Hope this helps - Wilma.

christera
13-11-05, 09:10
Yee, what a positive surprise to wake up - 8 interesting replies!!

We are celebrating fathers day here in Finland today so I'll today be a good father and play with my kids, but I'll look closer to these replies in the evening, Thanks! And good fathersday to all dads! Are you celebrating fathers day in US as well?

:) :) :)

jeanette
13-11-05, 14:11
From Ellis Island
First Name: Abraham
Last Name: Nordman
Ethnicity: Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Portom, Finland
Date of Arrival: Apr 19, 1911
Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Carmania
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: Apr 11, 1911
Going to :Brother Johannes Nordman, Box 218(?) Biwabik, Minn
Nearest relative: Margret Nordman, Kyrkoby, Pörtom
Also travelling from Pörtom: Wendla Aspholm 23, Maria Brannfors 18, Johannes Brannfors 23, Matts Brannfors 19
Manifest Line Number: 0015

MN Historical Society Death Index
http://people.mnhs.org/dci/
INDEXKEY, FIRSTNAME, MIDDLE, LASTNAME, SUFIX, BIRTHDATE, DEATHDATE, BIRTHPLACE, DEATHCOUNTY, MOTHERSMAIDENNAME
1935-MN-026572, ABRAHAM, , NORDMAN, , , 03/11/1935, , ST. LOUIS, ,

St. Louis County MN Death Index|1925-1949 |Noach - Nyyssela
Last Name|First Name|Middle |Date of Death| Cert. #
NORDMAN ABRAHAM | NA| 3/11/1935| 265

Karen Norwillo
13-11-05, 17:24
From the Emigrant Register, Nordback, Anders, 1883, Pirttikylä, VAA, passport 06.09.1900, to Sault Ste Marie, MI on passenger list
Nordback, Isak, 1890, same parish, two entries, 28.11.1904 to Sault Ste Marie, MI and 01.12.1909 to Seattle, WA
Nordman, Johanna, 1880, same parish, 06.04.1900, Saulte Ste. Marie, MI
Nordman, Karl August, 1878, same parish, passport 14.04.1899, not found on Passenger List under Karl or August
Nordman, Maria Sofia, 1874, 01.04.1897, not on Passenger List.

1910 Census Burt Twsp., Alger, MI
Strom, John, 36, married 11 yrs, Russia-Finn, US 1890, laborere sawmill
Strom, Mary, 35, m 11, 7 children, 5 living, Russ-Finn, 1896
children, Elsie, 6, Alva, 4, Alfred 3, Albin, 2 and George 1 3/12, all MI

1920 Census, same place
John is 46, US 1885, nat 1914, Finn-Swede, owns farm
Maria S is 45, US 1897, Finn-Swede
Esie 16, Alva 13, Alfred 12, Albin 11, George 10, Ellen 9, John 7 and Phillip 3.
Karen

June Pelo
13-11-05, 19:43
Christer,

In the US Father's Day is in June.

June

christera
13-11-05, 22:36
Vau!! I have now had time to look closer to these records you have sent, thanks a lot to you all!!.

It would be nice if we are able to trace descendants (correctly spelled this time;-) ) to these people mentioned on the list, as they will have a large genealogy study allready done for them! Internet and this forum is indeed an excelent place to share gen. information on!

Ok, I'll try to summarise the information received and put them in number order.

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1) Maria Sofia Johansdotter Nordman
--> Her parents name:
Father: Johan Michelsson Nordman. Born at Dahlbo 24.8.1845 in Pörtom. Dead 14.1.1916 in Pörtom. Farmer at Nordman Farm in Pörtom. Dead 14.1.1916 in Pörtom.

Mother: Maja Lisa Mattsdotter Uppgård. Born 9.9.1840 in Pörtom. Dead 19.7.1885 in Pörtom.

--> Maria was born 16.12.1874 in Portom, dead ? later than 1920.
--> name altererd in US to Mary Strom (age and husband & travelled with her sisters&brothers, i.e match)
--> Married to Johannes Josefsson Ström. Born 12.2.1874 in Korsnäs. Altered name in US to John Strom, owned a farm
--> year 1920: 8 children: Esie 16, Alva 13, Alfred 12, Albin 11, George 10, Ellen 9, John 7 and Phillip 3. All living in Michigan?
--> Lived in "Burt Twsp., Alger, MI"

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2) Karl August Johansson Nordman.
--> Same parents as #1 above
--> Born 20.1.1878 in Pörtom. Dead?
--> Children ?
--> Brother to Maria Sofia Johansdotter Nordman
--> Destination in US: Saulte Ste. Marie, MI

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3) Johanna Johansdotter Nordman.
--> Born 15.12.1880 in Portom. Dead ?
-- >Married to Gabriel Isaksson Nordbäck. Born 27.12.1876 in Portom. Dead 1.12.1936 in USA. Name in US Nordback, Isak
--> Sister to Karl Nordman (#2) and Maria Nordman (#1)
--> lived = two entries, 28.11.1904 to Sault Ste Marie, MI and 01.12.1909 to Seattle, WA
--> Children?

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4) Anders Henrik Johansson Nordman.
--> Born 13.10.1883 in Portom.
--> Same parents as those above, ie#1,2,3

- I'll have to continue from here later... but, # 5 on the list are half brothers #1-4.

- It is also sure that the other Nordmans (cousins to above) you mention altered their lastnames to Steve,
- Gunnar Hagman altered apparently his name to Gunnar S Matson (his fathers name was Mathias) more abot this later... It seems like Gunnar Matson (Alias Hagman) was 35 years-old when he retired from military, not too old to have children...? Veteran's Rank: PFC = ?

Regards,
Christer

klyne
13-11-05, 23:55
1930 USA census for Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.

Name: Gunnar Matsam
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to head-of-house: Roomer
Race: White
Imm: 1923
Occ: labor - buildings
Lang: Swedish

granskare
15-11-05, 23:21
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Newberry, Michigan
found:
Isaak Johanson Nordman Styf
born Pörtom, 4 7 1879, received at Newberry MI church in 1905, arrived in America 1899, here from Sault St Marie, MI 1904 (not found in a church there)
Left the church 1922.
wife Hilma Leontina (f. Carlson) Styf born at Gora (sp?) Sweden 9 3 1885, arrived America 1900, remarks: at hospital Newberry July 1917 (the hospital was one for the mentally ill in those days)
Isaak and Hilma maried Dec 5 1906.
dau Lillian Maria, born Newberry on 7 20 1913,dismissed 1922.
Send me a pm with your address if you want the fotocopies. I saw no other ppl matching those you seek.
Chuck:)

Karen Norwillo
16-11-05, 17:49
On Castle Garden site found arrival of Karl Dahlbo, 26, occupation joiner, Finland, desination MI, SS City of Berlin from Liverpool & Queenstown, arrived 2 Jul 1892. With him, Erik Dahlbo, 30, carpenter, dest. MI. Also found an Alf. Dahlbo, 25, laborer, destination USA, SS Germanic. Karen

christera
06-12-05, 17:59
Hi again. I have been collecting information. Below an updated list of the people declared as dead:

1) Maria Sofia Johansdotter Nordman (alias Mary Strom)

- Born 16.12.1874 in Portom Finland, dead ? (later than 1920).
-name altererd in US to Mary Strom. Her passport to Amerika dated 1.4.1897. Emigrated to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan? According to Ellis Island: Date of Arrival: Sep 18, 1897, Ship of Travel: Saint Louis, Port of Departure: Southampton (original manifest wrongly linked on Ellis Island database)
- Mary Strom had many brothers & sisters that amigrated to Sault Ste Marie;
a) Nordman (Nordback), Johanna, 1880, Saulte Ste. Marie, MI 06.04.1900. Born 15.12.1880. (See # 3 below)
b) Nordman, Karl August, 1878, same parish, passport 14.04.1899. Born 20.1.1878 in Pörtom Finland. (See # 2 below.)
c) Nordback, Anders, 1883, Pirttikylä, VAA, passport 06.09.1900, to Sault Ste Marie, MI on passenger list. (See # 4 below)

- Maria was married to Johannes Josefsson Ström. Born 12.2.1874 in Korsnäs Finland. He altered name in US to John Strom, owned a farm
- They lived in "Burt Twsp., Alger, MI"
According to Census 1920: 8 children: Elsie 16, Alva 13, Alfred 12, Albin 11, George 10, Ellen 9, John 7 and Phillip 3. All living in Michigan? (in census 1930?)

Marias (+#2,3,4,5 below) parents name:
Father: Johan Michelsson Nordman. Born at Dahlbo 24.8.1845 in Pörtom. Dead 14.1.1916 in Pörtom. Farmer at Nordman farm in Pörtom. Dead 14.1.1916 in Pörtom.

Mother: Maja Lisa Mattsdotter Uppgård. Born 9.9.1840 in Pörtom. Dead 19.7.1885 in Pörtom.
They had 7 children. 5 of them emigrated to US (#1-5).

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2) Karl August Johansson Nordman.
- Born 20.1.1878 in Pörtom. Dead?
- Children ?
- Brother to Maria Sofia Johansdotter Nordman, same parents as #1 above
- Destination in US: Saulte Ste. Marie, MI, passport 14.04.1899, not found on Passenger List under Karl or August

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3) Johanna Johansdotter Nordman.
- Born 15.12.1880 in Portom. Dead ?
- Married to Gabriel Isaksson Nordbäck. Born 27.12.1876 in Portom. Dead 1.12.1936 in USA. Name in US Nordback, Isak
- lived = two entries, 28.11.1904 to Sault Ste Marie, MI and 01.12.1909 to Seattle, WA
- Children?
- Same parents as those above, ie#1,

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4) Anders Henrik Johansson Nordman.
- Born 13.10.1883 in Portom.
- Same parents as those above, ie#1,
- From the Emigrant Register, Nordback, Anders, 1883, Pirttikylä, VAA, passport 06.09.1900, to Sault Ste Marie, MI on passenger list

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5) Isak Johansson Nordman.

- Born 23.3.1890 in Portom. Dead 01/00/1963 in USA (Washington?, county King?), his social security #:531-10-2382 (source: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search_ssdiwa_results.aspx?FirstName=Isak&LastName=Nordman&MiddleName=&WS=t&n=t), Emigrated from Portom to USA

- Finnish Immigration Site - Passport Records: Nordman Isak 04.12.1909

- Ellis Island: Date of Arrival: Dec 17, 1909, Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S, Ship of Travel: Mauretania, Port of Departure: Liverpool, Date of Departure: Dec 11, 1909, Final Destination: Seattle, WA, Nearest Relative: Father- Johan Nordman, Pörtom Kyrkoby, Going to Friend Charles Janson, 2005 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA, Also travelling to same address: Karl Thors, 32,of Pörtom prev Seattle, WA 1894-1907
& Karl Stenlund, 36, of Petalaks prev in Seattle WA 1900-1907.
Note; the Isak Nordman mentioned elsewhere in this discussion was an another Isak Nordman from Pörtom (cousine?).

Found ISAK NORDMAN on Washington search database http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search_detail.aspx?r=127&id=498 :

Date of Entry into the US 12/17/1909
Name of Spouse: Grace
Names of Children: ?
Notes: Emigrated from Liverpool, England. Petition was denied with prejudice by order of court on 6/2/1924 as petitioner claimed exemption from war service on account of being an alien.
County: King

- Any children??? Spouse Grace
- His parents = same as # 1

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6) Gunnar Sigfrid Hagman (alias Matson).

-Born 8.3.1907 in Pörtom. Dead 7.11.1973 in Chicago, USA. (= any children?). Lived also in Camp Butler Road Springfield , Il 62707-9722 (Illinois). Cemetery: Camp Butler National ( http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/campbutler.htm)

- his father – Mathias Johansson Hagman- was the older brother to persons #1-5 above.
Mathias Johansson Hagman. Affärsman. Born at Nordman 22.11.1873 in Pörtom. Dead 14.2.1951in Pörtom. Married 1:o with Maria Stefanisdotter Haga. Born 8.8.1872 in Pörtom. Died 4.3.1923 i Pörtom. They had 11 children...

- Gunnar Hagman altered apparently his name to Gunnar S Matson (his fathers name was Mathias). It seems like Gunnar Matson (Alias Hagman) was 35 years-old when he retired from military, not too old to have children...? Veteran's Rank: PFC = ?

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7) Karl August Michelsson Dahlbo (Uncle to (#1-5) ).

- Born 27.2.1852 in Portom. Emigrated to USA from Portom (when? , where?, children?)

- He is brother to Johan Michelsson Nordman (see #1). Born at Dahlbo 24.8.1845 in Pörtom. Dead 14.1.1916 in Pörtom.

- What year does this 26 relate to? On Castle Garden site found arrival of Karl Dahlbo, 26, occupation joiner, Finland, desination MI, SS City of Berlin from Liverpool & Queenstown, arrived 2 Jul 1892 (1892-26 år = f.1866 = diff. Till 1852; 14år, fel?). With him, Erik Dahlbo, 30 (stämmer 1892-30=född 1862=ok, carpenter, dest. MI. Also found an Alf. Dahlbo, 25, laborer, destination USA, SS Germanic.

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8) Johannes Gabrielsson Nordman.

Born 21.1.1879 in Portom. Dead 10.11.1918 in USA. Married to Johanna Jonasdotter Dunder. Born 28.3.1879 in Portom. Both declared as dead 1.1.1971 (wrongly).

They had 3 children:
a) Johan Arvid Nordman. Born 2.8.1900 in USA (see #9),
b)Ivar Valfrid Nordman. Born 18.1.1902 in USA (see #10),
c) Hilma Alina Nordman. Born 5.1.1904 in USA (see #11). All declared as dead

Johannes father (=brother to Johan Michelsson Nordman (see #1) and Karl August Michelsson Dahlbo (see #7):
-Gabriel Michelsson Nordman. Born at Dahlbo farm 28.8.1854 in Pörtom. Died 6.12.1899 in Pörtom. Married to Maja Greta Michelsdotter Lång. Born 27.3.1856 in Pörtom. Died 13.2.1946. Changed name to Nyqvist. They had 11 children out of which 3 emigrated to US.

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9) Johan Arvid Nordman.

Born 2.8.1900 in USA. Where?
Children ?
Parents: See #8

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10) Ivar Valfrid Nordman.

Born 18.1.1902 in USA, Where?
Parents: See #8

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11) Hilma Alina Nordman.

Born 5.1.1904 in USA , Where?
Parents: See #8

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12)Abraham Gabrielsson Nordman

Born 13.8.1891 in Pörtom Finland. Died 11.3.1935 in USA. Where?

- From Ellis Island: Date of Arrival: Apr 19, 1911, Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Carmania, Port of Departure: Liverpool, Date of Departure: Apr 11, 1911
Going to :Brother Johannes Nordman, Box 218(?) Biwabik, Minn, Nearest relative: Margret Nordman, Kyrkoby, Pörtom. Also travelling from Pörtom: Wendla Aspholm 23, Maria Brannfors 18, Johannes Brannfors 23, Matts Brannfors 19

- MN Historical Society Death Index (http://people.mnhs.org/dci/): 1935-MN-026572, ABRAHAM, , NORDMAN, , , 03/11/1935, , ST. LOUIS, St. Louis County. Date of Death:3/11/1935
His father:
Gabriel Michelsson Nordman. Born at Dahlbo farm 28.8.1854 in Pörtom. Died 6.12.1899 in Pörtom. Married to Maja Greta Michelsdotter Lång. Born 27.3.1856 in Pörtom. Died 13.2.1946. Changed name to Nyqvist. They had 11 children out of which 3 emigrated to US (1 came back to Finland & is identified: Anna Lisa Gabrielsdotter Nordman.

His brother Johannes see. # 8.

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13) Anders Johan – Eriksson Styf (Alias Andrew Steve)

Born 27.3.1887 in Pörtom. Dead 27.10.1924 in USA. Where?
- Altered name in USA to Andrew Steve.
- Lived in Hoquaim WA around 1907 and around 1910 at 23rd St Everett WA.County Snohomish. Township Evertt W5P1.

-Located at Sec State WA Historical Records site
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search.aspx

- Ellis Island has Anders Styf 23 yrs. from Portom going to brother Johannes Styf at Box 77, Thompson, Mich. on May 27, 1910.
- 1918 World War I Draft Registration:

Andrew John Steve, born 27 March 1887 (OK!) Vasa Finland, single and currently unemployed,
living at 2411 Broadway, Everett, WA. (Possible that moved somewhere else after being unemploed?)

Matt Steve born 24 June 1884 (who? Same adress, cousine to Andrew?, living at 2411 Broadway (note same adress), Everett, WA with his sister Mary Mattson.

1920 Census Everett, WA (not part of this family three, cousins for Andrew in another side of familythree?)

Mattson, Jonas age 45 born Finland imigrate 1900
Mary (Kusin?) age 40 born Finland immigrated 1900
John A 17 born Michigan
Ellen Irene 15 born Michigan
Alma Linnea 11 born Washington
Ingrid I 7 born Washington
Steve, Matt age 33 immigrated 1902 Finland
Andrew age 28 immigrated 1905 Finland

1910 Census Everett, WA page 168B lines 95-100:

Mattson, Jonas immigrated 1890
Mary immigrated 1890
John A
Ellen I
Alma L
Johnson, Vaner age 33 born Finland

I could not find Andrew & Matt Steve in the 1930 census.)

1930 Census Everett, WA

Mattson, John A 29 born Michigan, married 2 years, occupation fireman
Ruth 29 born Washington occupation clerk in a candy store.

Death Index:

Mary Mattson died 1 March 1946, Everett, WA
John (Matt) died 24 August 1947 Everett, WA
John A died 15 May 1984 Lynnwood, WA


Janette note: the persons that you refer to is some other persons from Pörtom (couines that Andrew lived with for a while?), i.e. Isak Nordman, John Steve and Lillian Dahlbo,

Andrew Steves mother (= sister to Johan Michelsson Nordman (see #1), Karl August Michelsson Dahlbo (see #7) and Gabriel Michelsson Nordman (see # 8):
Edla Sofia Mickelsdotter Nordman. Born at Dahlbo 4.10.1858 in Pörtom. Died 21.3.1943 in Pörtom. Married #1 with Karl Johansson Back. Born 1.3.1849 in Pörtom. Died 27.6.1880 in Pörtom. They had 2 children-non emigrated. Edla married #2: Michel Mickelson Uppgård. Born 31.5.1848 in Pörtom. Died 13.11.1884 in Pörtom. They had one child; Johannes Mickelsson Sjöbacka (John Steve). Born 17.2.1883 in Pörtom. See # 15.

Married #3 with Johan Erik Andersson Styf. Born 9.4.1849 in Pörtom Finland. Died 24.7.1893 in USA. They had 5 children (2 emigrated to USA, 3 died as young). = Andrew Steve + Karl Styf (see #14). John Steve (#15 below) has his half brother.

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14. Karl-August Johan -Eriksson Styf. (Steve?)

Born 2.7.1893 in Portom. Dead 1.1.1940 in USA.Where? Children?

Ellis Island: Date of Arrival: Nov 01, 1910, Date of Departure Oct 20, 1910
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S, --> = 1910-17 = born 1893
Ship of Travel: United States, Port of Departure: Copenhagen
Destination : Everett WA,
Going to brother :Andrew Steve1912 23rd St Everett WA
Nearest relative : Mother Sofia Styf, Portom

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15. Johannes Mickelsson Sjöbacka (John Steve)

Born at Uppgård farm 17.2.1883 in Pörtom Finland. Died 5.9.1950 in USA, Where?

Married to Maria Josefsdotter Nordman. Born 29.4.1884 in Pörtom. Died 2.6.1961 in Pörtom.

They had 2 children:
1. Johannes Valdemar Sjöbacka

Born 31.8.1905 in Pörtom. Moved from Pörtom to USA. Altered name to Johnson in USA. Died 4.11.1978 i USA. Children?

2.Elna Linnea Sjöbacka. Born 12.11.1906 in Pörtom. Died 9.2.1990 in Pörtom. Married with Anders Vilhelm Johansson Burman. Born 15.6.1905 in Pörtom. Died 18.6.1986 in Pörtom. Lived in Finland Pörtom. They had 5 children (all identified in the genealogy study)


Johannes Mickelsson Sjöbacka changed his name to John Steve in Amerika. Lived at (Hoquaim WA) 1907. Box 77, Thompson, Mich. on May 27, 1910.:

Located at Sec State WA Historical Records site
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search.aspx

Ellis Island:Date of Arrival: Mar 09, 1907, Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: M
(= 1907-24=född 1883, verkar vara rätt), Marital Status: S, Ship of Travel: Baltic
Port of Departure: Liverpool, Date of Departure Feb 27, 1907
Going to brother Anders Styf Hoquaim WA

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Kind regards,
Christer

jeanette
12-12-05, 10:25
At the Genealogical Society of Finland http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/indexe.htm
click on Emigration,
United States click on Indexes
On right hand side under United States, General
Scroll down to the bottom index
Vasabladets jul- och nyårshälsningar 1952

Hälsningarna publicerades i Vasabladet 20.11.1952.
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I have cut and pasted a section which seemed to mention many of the surnames you are interested in. Hopefully there will be some new information for you.

Familjen Edvin Nordman 506 Kelly st New Westminster BC Canada tillönskas god jul och ett välsignelserikt gott nytt år av Aline Bjurbäck, familjen Arvid Lindqvist, familjen Alfred Berghäll Pörtom Velkmossa. Valter Bjurbäck, Helmer Lindqvist Petalax, Sigvald Bjurbäck Taklax Korsnäs.

Familjen Mary och Carl Wilson 762 Orchard st New Haven Conn USA tillönskas en god jul och ett välsignelserikt gott nytt år av fam. Matts Lagerstedt, Hilma, Anna och Alfons Lagerstedt Pörtom.

God jul och gott nytt år tillönskas fam. Viktor och Helmi Johnson Hansville Wash. USA, fam. Karl och Vendla Lundgren Hansville Wash. USA, fam. Edvard och Mathilda Hill 2521 Rainier Everett Wash. USA, fam. Erik o. Manda Josephson Rt 2 Box 854 Everett Wash. USA, Miss Gördis E. Hill 303 Alderrovan Bldg Portland Oreg., fam. Lennart Back 1554 Davenport Rd Toronto Ont. Canada av familjerna Sigrid och Alarik Norrback, Edla och Per Norrback, Svea och Helge Norrback Pörtom.

Fam. Lempi Jokinen, Tyyne Aho Box 457 Kapuskasing Ont. Canada, önskas god jul och gott nytt år av syster samt bror med familj i Pörtom.

Familjen Holger Österholm c/o A. Erickson RR 2 Courtenay BC Canada önskas god jul och ett gott nytt år av familjen Edvard Österholm Pörtom.

Mrs Hanna Botman och fam. Lloyd Eriksson 3537 Kerckhoff Fresno Calif. USA önskas god jul och gott nytt år av familjerna Matts Vidlund, Matts Vidgren och Maria Vidgren Pörtom.

Dr John E. Dahlbo Sutherland Iowa USA, Mr Matt Dahlbo med familj 35 So Victory st Waukegan Ill. USA önskas god jul och gott nytt år av fam. Hilda och Karl Norrbo, Aug. och Hilda Dahlbo, Lisa Dahlbo, Edla Dahlbo, Edit och Ejnar Aspholm.

Mr Andrew Nordman och familjen Charlie Norgard 3714 W 4th st Duluth Minn. USA och Mrs Marie La Fex 620 Lake ave No Duluth 5 Minn. USA. En god jul och ett gott nytt år önskas av Tilda, Hilda och Matts Sjöblom samt familjen Alarik Sjöblom, Edvin Sjöblom och Johannes Haga Pörtom.

Mrs Anna Storm med familj 3835 Agnes st Lynwood Calif. USA önskas god jul och gott nytt år av Elsi och Anders Sund med fam.

Mrs Hanna Johnson med familj 841 Summit st Hancock Mich. USA, Mr Matt Johnson 5612 So Sayre ave Chicago 38 Ill. USA önskas god jul och gott nytt år av Anna Lisa och Maria Brännback och familjerna Anders och John Brännback Pörtom.

Mr J.A. Steeve O D The Vard Homestead Maplewood NJ USA. Familjen Helen och Artur Peterson 346 Cumberland Rd South Orange NJ USA önskas god jul och gott nytt år av Ingrid och Sigfrid Svahn Pörtom Östraby.

Jeanette

jeanette
12-12-05, 10:39
12)Abraham Gabrielsson Nordman
Born 13.8.1891 in Pörtom Finland. Died 11.3.1935 in USA. Where?

THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA
DEATH RECORDS INDEX 1925-1949
Name Last/ First/ Middle |Date |Record # |
NORDMAN , ABRAHAM NA |3/11/1935 |265 |

Abraham died in St Louis County, Minnesota. No town is listed on either the St Louis County Death Index or MN Death Index.


Jeanette

jmmccart99
04-02-06, 04:13
I saw part of this thread on Westside this afternoon. June Pelo was correct in noting that my grandfather Johannes Johan Eriksson Styf, b. 13 Jan 1876, Pörtum, married to Josefina Johansdotter Höglund (which is where June is related to me), is part of this thread.

He took the name "John Steve" after migrating in 1897. His mother (Johan-Erik's 1st wife) was Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand - perhaps of interest to "christera". Johan-Erik supposedly died earlier in a logging camp south of here; but I have never been able to verify that.

Since I have accumulated a great deal of information on the "Steve" family here and its ancestors in Finland (via Pörtom Historia, Net and Hiski, with added thanks to KN of Pörtom), initial contact probably should be by Private Message here (then some emails and exchange of data - maybe later a decent posting here).

The John Steve farm still exists at Dollar Bay, Michigan (its "bonde" is JMM). We keep it as a "private" nature preserve for many reasons. Next door is the Sved farm. A "Lill-Pörtom", so to speak.

I hope someone is intertested - a great family history, here and there.

JMM

granskare
04-02-06, 23:27
13h John Steve Jan 13 1877 Pörtom unk 231
13w Josefina Jul 13 1881 Esse unk 231
Esse parish records show Josefina was born in Högkull

I recognized the surname of Steve because it didn't seem to be correct but guess it is:)
Chuck

jmmccart99
05-02-06, 05:35
Steve death dates (both at Dollar Bay, Mich)

John Steve 27 Dec 1934

Fina Höglund 4 May 1919

John left the Lutheran Church after his wife's death. He was a leading figure in the establishment of the Bethany Baptist Church in 1922-1923. He continued as its lay leader until his death from a sudden heart attack (at the farm gate).

See Anders Myhrman, Finlandssvenskar i Amerika (Helsingfors 1972), ss. 203-207, for references to John Steve.

The name was, of course, "Styf". By 7 Feb 1908 (Nat. Pet. ), it was "Stive" (same in Oath & Order granting, 1 Jun 1908). But, in bror Matt's Nat. Pet. , 2 Jun 1908, it was "Steve" for both (John was a witness). Go figure !

JMM

jmmccart99
03-03-06, 21:47
Hi,

Although there has been no activity on this thread for a month, we (CÅ and JMM) have been working at it. The Styf-Åstrand-Nordman marriages were a complex "cousinage" situation, both by blood and by marriage.

For example, Edla Nordman (Johan Erik Styf's 2nd wife) is my step-great grandmother (which we knew long ago). What we did not know were all of the links between all of the characters in this little playlet.

Our plan (such as it is) will be to first address the "cousinage" ancestries at Pörtom; and then present an understandable summary of them. All of the data for that is in place, but we (CÅ and JMM) have to decide on exactly how to present it.

The second phase will be to chase down those USAian branches, for which, we do not have information past ca. 1920. That is a much longer-term project; although, much of the relevant data to do that has already been provided by the many prior contributors to this thread. To them, a much deserved T.s.m.

Finally, for those who have an interest in this thread, thank you for your patience. We hope to post something this month - God willing, etc.

JMM

christera
09-03-06, 19:55
It has been an interesting "Styf- puzzle /SUDOKU" in trying to figure out all the different cousinage links with JMM. A big thanks to John and to everybody else that have made this big "puzzle" possible.

I almost gave up the hope to receive more information regarding these Pörtom people decleared as dead in their "old" home country- until I was surprisingly contacted by John! We have still not, fully, decided on how to present the cousinage links. but it will be inserted soon....

However, the Nordman part of the tread is still wide open. June wrote in the beginning of this tread:

" I have a lot of Nordman names in my database, but most are from Malax".

--> June, It might be same Nordmans as Pörtom parish has been divided between Malax parish and Närpes parish.


-Christer

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 03:43
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Introduction and Cousins1 Chart


This series of posts is written in collaboration with "christera" (CÅ). It applies directly to his prior posts to this thread.

I thank Jaakko Sarell ("Jaska") for his original records research into the non-Pörtom origins of the Martola-Holti-Ehn-Sytf and Dobra-Styf families; for a number of historical references from the National Archives; for many other suggestions; and a great deal of help in general.

Primary References (with abbreviations used):

AM - Anders Myhrman, Finlandssvenskar i Amerika (Helsingfors 1972)

AN6 - Kurt Helge Norrback, Ätteläggen Nr. 6 - antavlor sammanställda (many Pörtom families)

KOR - Karl-Olof Reinlund, Närpes Släktforskare, 06.02.2006 (tafel for Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand, confirming data already known; and adding several important relationships not known !)

PH - K.V. Åkerblom, Pörtom Historia (Vasa 1954)

PPR - Extract from Pörtom Parish Register (certified, Stina Hemming, clerk, 15 Jan 1985), translated by Erik Styf, Pörtom, with notes by Ingrid Mattson Donovan (personal communications, 1986)

KVN - Kaj V. Norrback (gedcom of some John Steve ancestors, 1998), with a fine website about Pörtom at:

http://www.qnet.fi/kajen/ptm/ptm.htm

SP - John Berlin, Släkten Pellas-Qwick-Söderback (Närpes)

HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä) (some time gaps exist in that particular database)

The location of vital dates is Pörtom, unless otherwise stated.

This little playlet has three main characters: Johan-Erik Styf (married twice: Maria Åstrand & Edla-Sofia Nordman-Dahlbo); Maria Åstrand (married once: Johan-Erik Styf); and Edla-Sofia Nordman-Dahlbo (married thrice: Karl Back, Michel Uppgård & Johan-Erik Styf). All of those marriages had children who survived infancy (and, a number with descents !).

Maria Åstrand was related by blood to both Johan-Erik (they were 1st cousins, once removed, by Styf ancestry); and to Edla Nordman (they were 3rd cousins by Lång ancestry). She also (as a Smått) was a 2nd cousin of Anna-Greta Smått, who married Michel Nordman (Edla's brother). Their daughter Maria Smått, and her husband Victor Evars, after returning from San Francisco to Pörtom and then Lappfjärd, took the name "Åstrand". So, we have two "Maria Åstrands" in this story !

The consequence of my great-greandfather's two marriages was to forge even closer relationships, by marriage, between these families. Edla became the stepmother of the Styf-Åstrand children (thus, my step-great-grandmother). Johan-Erik became the stepfather of Edla's surviving children by her prior marriages (who took on the name "Styf"). He also became the uncle, by marriage, to the Nordman children of Edla's siblings; and the Styf-Åstrand children became 1st cousins, by marriage, to those many Nordmans.

Many of those Styf and Nordman children emigrated to the USA (see prior posts).

The main characters in our little drama had many known ancestries (for example: the Nordmans descend, inter alia, from Pehr Nilsson Pellas, b. ca. 1590 - see SP). To keep these posts within a reasonable length, we deal here with only three ancestries (the direct "cousinages"): Styf, Smått and Lång.

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All constructive corrections and additions to this series of posts will be appreciated.

Posts would also be appreciated from those who are descended - at any level - from these Styf, Uppgård-Smått, Lång and Nordman families.

For those, an attached .rtf file, giving as much detail as possible in the .rtf file, would seem best. That way, everyone who is interested, and who wants to share, can do so - without going through a long post of your ancestors (and their siblings), which might be irrelevant to them.

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Following all of this without a visual aid is impossible. Attached is a chart in .pdf format. For those who wish to follow the rest of this thread, we suggest you download the file. Minimum viewing resolution (unless you have microscopic eyesight) is probably 200%. Printing is questionable, unless you know Adobe better than I do (which would not be difficult).

A two-page version of the same chart (which should be more printable) follows in the continuation of this 1 of 5 post.


JMM

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 03:47
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Post 1 of 5 (continuation)
Cousins2 Chart

This is also viewable, but is a 2-page version (cut and tape after printing).


JMM

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 03:53
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Post 2 of 5
Styf Ancestry and Descent


The Styv and Styf ancestries and descents at Pörtom are quite complex. I call these lines: Styv (the original family on the Styv farm 1595-1735, PH Styv intro & tabs 1-4); Styf1 (from Matts Mattsson Styf-//, PH Styv tab 5); and Styf2 (from Matts Mattsson Styf-//, PH Styv tab 12).

To keep this post within reasonable limits, the following topics are intentionally omitted: (1) The Styv genealogy and history on the original Styv farm (1595-1735); (2) The Styf1 branch (non-ancestral to JMM, based on present data); and two later Styf bönder (not linked to Styf1 or Styf2 in PH); (3) The Johan Mattsson Styf Branch on Styf2; and (4) The non-Pörtom genealogies and histories of the Martola-Holti-Ehn-Sytf and Dobra-Styf families (mågs into my branch of Styf 2).


The Original Styv Farm, Its Loss and Division

1595 is the first PH reference to Matts Jönsson holding the Styv homestead as bonde. PH notes that the Styv homestead was settled by "nya åbor" ("new settlers"; initially, not allodial owners) in the earlier 1500's; but that the names of its bönder were unclear in that period. It may well have been settled by its "nya åbor" about the same time as Söderman and the other ancient farms (ca.1500-1550). The Styvs descended from Matts Jönsson held the farm until Erik Hansson died in 1726, leaving his widow Margareta Eriksdotter with five small children. See PH Styv intro & tabs 1-3.

In 1733, Matts Andersson (whom PH calls "en främmande man"; “a foreigner”) bought the farm at the Crown Sheriff's tax sale. In 1735, he successfully defended his title against a suit by widow Margareta and her son in law. Matts was bonde on Styv (3/4 mtl) from 1733-1766. His descent continued to hold what became the Styf1 part of the farm (3/8 mtl; see PH Styv tabs 4-11). In 1736, Matts Andersson sold half of Styv (3/8 mtl) to a Matts Simonsson, who soon lost his cattle to a wild beast - leaving farming, he went into personal service at Närpes (PH Styv tab 11).

Matts Simonsson sold his half to a Matts Mattsson (no farmname given in PH Styv tab 12); not to be confused with Matts Mattsson (s/o Matts Andersson on Styf1, PH Styv tab 5) ! So, from ca. 1750, two Styf families were at Pörtom; and two unrelated men (both named Matts) owned equal shares of the Styv farm. In 1767, each of the two bönder at Styf had exactly the same name, Matts Mattsson Styf. Both married Valborgs - Matts Mattsson Styf2 married twice (each time to a Valborg !).

The Styf1 and Styf2 farms (each 3/8 mtl) were physically separated after ca. 1750. Åkerblom in PH (s.104) could not determine which one of the two Matts Styfs in 1750 applied for the new homestead near Storsveden. In a 1913 map, a farm named "Styv" is placed a little west of the church village near the main road. Another farm named "Styv" was located in the old village and east of the Närpes Å (the river running through the middle of Pörtom). The latter probably was the old "Styv homestead" at the Laxoåker ("Salmon Place").


The Styf2 and Ehn Ancestry

Matts Mattsson Styf2 married Valborg Nilsdotter // and Valborg Mattsdotter //. PH Styv tab 12 has Valborg Nilsdotter as mother of his children, Johan and Kaisa, who inherited equal shares of Matts' portion of Styv, ca. 1770. Johan's half (3/16 mtl) passed to his descendants (not discussed in this article; see PH Styv tabs 20-31). Kaisa (1747-1809) married Matts Filipsson Dobra (1743-1809), from Sarvijoki, Laihela, who became måg-bonde on her portion of Styf2 (3/16 mtl; PH Styv tab 13; KOR IV:15-16; HisKi).

Matts and Kaisa's daughter Anna, like her mother, went outside of Pörtom for a mate. That brings us to the first "Styf" entry on the "Cousins Chart" - who was not a "Styf".

Thomas Michelsson Ehn-Holti (1741-ca.1803), bondemåg, nämndeman (1792-1802; followed in that office by his son Israel 1803-1809), was a younger son of Mikko Juhonpoika Holti-// (from Isokyrö) and Lisa Thomasdotter Holti, from the Holti farm at Martois, Mustasaari. He married in 1767 Brita Mattsdotter Ehn (1737-1809) (d/o Matts Markusson Ehn and Maria Markusdotter //); and became måg-bonde on the Ehn farm (Tölby, Mustasaari).

Brita Ehn's older sister Beata is featured in Genos 55 (1984), s. 121-126, "Två Beator Med Var Sin Fänrik", which is mostly concerned with a paternity action brought by Beata against Georg Jakob Printz, an officer in the Österbotten Regiment. Beata's son (also named Georg Jakob) was bonde on Ehn after his uncle Thomas. Amongst others, Thomas and Brita had a son Fredric.

Fredric Thomasson Styf-Ehn (1773-1840) married in 1795 Anna Mattsdotter Styf (1770-1820), and became bondemåg on part of Styv (¼ mtl). Their sons Matts, Johan and Anders inherited the farm in three portions after Fredric died. A daughter Lisa Kaisa married bonde Anders Dunder. See PH Styv tabs 13 & 14; KOR III:7-8; HisKi; AN6 s.77, V:27-28). Matts and Johan Fredriksson had descendants who held their shares (not discussed in this article; see PH Styv tabs 15-18). That brings us to son Anders (ancestor of Johan Erik Styf) and daughter Anna Greta (ancestor of Maria Åstrand).


Anders Styf to Johan Erik Styf

Anders Fredriksson Styf (1811-1852) married in 1840 Maria Johansdotter Sten (1819-1852) (d/o Johan Mattsson Sten and Beata Mattsdotter Brännfors; KVN; PH Styv tab 19; HisKi). Anders was bonde on a part of Styv2 (5/32 mtl) from ca. 1828 (when his two brothers took their shares). Their son was my great-grandfather, Johan Erik (PH Styv tab 19)


Anna Greta Styf to Maria Åstrand

Anders' sister Anna Greta Fredriksdotter Styf (1797-1880) married twice. She first married in 1820 Nils Isaacsson Sidbäck-Bjurnäs (1798-1837) (s/o Isaac Nilsson Sidbäck-Winberg and Margaretha Michelsdotter Sidbäck), bonde on the Sidbäck farm. She second married in 1840 Johan Jacobssson Åstrand (1801-??), bonde on the Åstrand farm. Nils Sidbäck and Anna Greta Styf had a son Anders (who also 1st married an Åstrand) and a daughter Lisa. See PH Styv tab 14; KOR II:3-4; HisKi; AN6 s.77, IV:13-14.

Lisa Nilsdotter Sidbäck (1824-1897) married in 1844 Isak Johansson Åstrand-Smått (1824-1851) (s/o Johan Johansson Smått and Anna Johansdotter Lång), bonde on the Åstrand farm (where Lisa probably lived from 1840, when her mother 2nd married). Isak and Lisa had a daughter Maria Åstrand (KOR I:1-2). After Isak died, Lisa 2nd married (aft. 1854) Anders Henrik Andersson Åstrand (1839-??).


The Styf Cousins Marry

We then reach the bottom line for my great-grandparents, Johan Erik Styf and Maria Åstrand.

Johan Erik Andersson Styf (9 Apr 1849 - 24 Jul 1893 ? in USA *) (s/o Anders Fredriksson Styf and Maria Johansdotter Sten; grandson of Fredric Thomasson Styf-Ehn and Anna Mattsdotter Styf), married ca. 1875 (*), Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand (d/o Isak Johansson Åstrand-Smått and Lisa-Caisa Nilsdotter Sidbäck; great-granddaughter of Fredric Thomasson Styf-Ehn and Anna Mattsdotter Styf), from Åstrand, Pörtom; born 1 Aug 1851, Pörtom, died 11 Mar 1885, Pörtom.

Hence, Johan Erik and Maria were 1st cousins, once removed, by Styf ancestry.

* I do not have their exact marriage date. The 1985 PPR shows both of Johan Erik's marriages without dates. All children are listed. Besides the 1985 PPR, the principal references are KOR and KVN. While the 1985 PPR has the 1893 death dating for Johan Erik, I do not have any Michigan records (nor a grave site) for Johan Erik, who died in the woods near a logging camp in Kenton, Michigan.


JMM

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 04:00
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Post 3 of 5
Smått Ancestry


Early Uppgård-Smått Ancestry

The Smått farm at Pörtom was not officially named Smått until 1701 (5/8 mtl.). Before that, it was part of the Uppgård farm (1¼ mtl.). The known history of Uppgård begins with Stor-Erik Jönsson (bonde on Uppgård 1580-1622; probably måg on the Gästgivars farm in the same period; the Uppgård-Gästgivars farms totaled ~ 2¼ mtl; PH Uppgård, intro & tab 1; PH Gästgivars, intro).

Stor-Erik's mother Brita Björnsdotter was from Vargö or Bergö Island. She was a d/o Björn ("da Bear", "Mr. Bearman"), founder of a shipping family ("bondeseglarna"). In this case, they were merchant traders from Finland to Stockholm; a business in which Stor-Erik and his mother Brita participated, with her brothers Tomas and Hans Björnssöner. Tomas was a very successful trader, whose base of operations became Stockholm. After he died in 1582, a substantial inheritance passed from his estate to Stor-Erik and his mother. See, CÅ's Nov-Dec 2005 Westside thread "Erik Jönsson (Pörtom) bonde på Uppgård 1580-1622", for details and references on the "Bearman" family.

http://www.qnet.fi/westside/discus/messages/8/688.html?1100290558

While PH does not venture into Stor-Erik's paternity, both CÅ and I believe that his father possibly was Jöns Nilsson Lång (grandson of the first recorded bonde on Lång; see PH Lång intro; see also, Finland silverskatteregister 1571; and various registers relevant to these farms; see part 5 of 5).

Stor-Erik was followed by his son Erik Eriksson (bonde 1624-1637). The Crown recognized Erik as Pörtom's first official gästgivare (innkeeper) in 1632. The Gästgivars farm (named that because two of its later bönder were innkeepers in 1683-1707; PH s.385, PH Gästgivars intro) passed back ca. 1635 to Hans Staffansson (probably Stor-Erik's younger brother in law of the original "Gästgivars" family; PH Gästgivars tab 1). Another of Stor-Erik's sons, Henrik Eriksson, was a soldier (kneckt) in 1637. PH (Uppgård tabs 1-2) inadequately shows the sequence Stor-Erik Jönsson > Erik Eriksson > Hans Eriksson. The farm registers (researched by CÅ) show the correct descent.

Stor-Erik's grandson and Erik's son Hans Eriksson (b. ca.1610) was bonde at Uppgård (1637-1674). Hans Eriksson and his sons Matts and Mickel shared Uppgård into the 1670's, when they split the farm. The exact dating of the split is uncertain; but it had to be before Matts died in 1673 (a year before his father). The younger brother Mickel received "Gammalgården" (literally, "the old estate"; possibly the farm site first settled). The elder brother Matts took the other piece of land ("Smått"; the "smaller"). See PH Uppgård tabs 1-3; PH Smått intro.

Matts Hansson Uppgård (bonde on "Smått", d. 1673), married Karin Sigfridsdotter //. Their daughter, Maria Mattsdotter, inherited "Smått"; and married Markus Tomasson Smått-//, bondemåg. Markus and Maria were noted when the split from Uppgård was recorded at the 1686 ting (court session), when "Smått" was assessed at 5/8 mtl. "Smått" was split in the 1690's. Markus Caase, a lieutenant in the Swedish-Finnish army and landskapten in Södra Österbottten (from 1681), settled at Pörtom in the 1680's. Caase bought half of "Smått" (5/16 mtl.; 1723 ML). See PH Smått tab 2; PH Uppgård tab 3; PH Kaas intro, tabs 1 & 2.

Maria Mattsdotter died ca. 1700. In 1714, the Smått and Kaas farm houses, with 10 other buildings on the Smått farm, were burned down by the Russians. Markus was bonde during the worst period of South Ostrobothnian history - the Russian conquest and occupation of the early 1700's ("Great Wrath"). The family possibly fled to their Stockholm "Bearmen" relatives during that traumatic era.

Their daughter, Anna Markusdotter, (ca.1690-1752) inherited Smått; and married Henrik Berntsson //, bondemåg (ca.1725-1740). Henrik held a 5/16 mtl. farm - a far cry from the 2¼ mtl. "Uppgård-Gästgivars" held by Stor-Erik, Anna's great-great grandfather. That pattern (here taking just over a century) was one that was repeated time and time again among Pörtom's farm families in that and later timeframes. See PH Smått tabs 2 & 3.


Common Smått Ancestry in the "Cousins Chart"

PH lists three children for Henrik and Anna: Anders, Margeta (m. nämndeman Matts Nordman) and Karin (m. bonde Henrik Johansson). Anders Henriksson Smått (the first Smått ancestor in the "Cousins Chart") (1731-1788), partitioned the Smått and Kaas properties in 1753 (with Matts Kaas). It must have been a fairly friendly proceeding since Anders' granddaughter Anna (d/o Matts Andersson Smått) later married bonde Sigfrid Johansson Kaas. See PH Smått tab 4.

The Smått farm house of that and later eras, and the Ahlholm manor house, are now sites for the Pörtom Historical Museum (Pörtom hembygdsförening, Pörtom Local History Society).

http://www.qnet.fi/kajen/ptm/p208.htm

Anders' two sons, Matts and Johan (the second Smått ancestor in the "Cousins Chart", divided the Smått farm after Anders' death in 1788. Matts Andersson Smått (not in the "Cousins Chart"), who died in 1832, had a son Anders and a daughter Anna (married bonde Sigfrid Johansson Kaas). Anders Mattsson's descent inherited his portion of Smått. See PH Smått tabs 5, 6, 8, 10, & 11.

Anders' brother, Johan Andersson Smått (1758-1809; died during the Russian War 1808-1809), married Elisabeth Eriksdotter //, a soldatsdotter (I have looked at soldat Eric Munckberg and Lisa Jöransdr, Öfverby, Malax, as possible parents). His share of Smått was only 5/32 mantals by then; which was again subdivided in the next generation. Johan has three sons named in PH: Anders, Johan and Matts.

Anders Johansson (not in the "Cousins Chart") bought a 1/16 portion of Smått in 1843 from his cousin Henrik Andersson Smått (PH Smått tab 10). The brothers Johan and Matts Johanssöner held their father Johan’s share of Smått after Johan died (from 1814 to 1849, when Johan sold to his brother Matts). PH Smått tabs 7 & 9.


Johan Johansson Smått's Descent to Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand

Johan Johansson Smått (1787-aft.1849) married in 1810 Anna Johansdotter Lång (1789-1829)(d/o Johan Johansson Lång and Margareta Andersdotter Ståhl; see her Lång ancestry in the next post). They had (at least) three children before Anna died, including Isak (next below). Johan then married in 1831, Stina Mattsdotter Röj (1804-??) (d/o ??), from Malax. See PH Smått tab 7 & Lång tab 7; HisKi; AN6, e.g., s.3 V:27-30; s.126 V:1-2; KOR MIÅ tafel II:1.

Johan's son Isak Johannson Åstrand-Smått (1824-1851), died at 27, married in 1844, Lisa Catharina Nilsdotter Sidbäck (1824-??) (d/o Nils Isaacsson Sidbäck-Bjurnäs and Anna Greta Fredricsdotter Styf; her Styf2 ancestry discussed in the prior post). Lisa's paternal line goes back to Nils Winberg (1739-1795), a korpral (corporal) in the Swedish-Finnish army, who moved to Pörtom (possibly from Petalax) in the late 1700's (see Westside "Indelta; AN6, ss.77, 108).

Here is how the Åstrand connection came about. Nils Sidbäck (1798-1837) died at 39. His widow Anna Greta Styf then married in 1840, Johan Jacobssson Åstrand-Hällberg (1801-??), from Jurva (Hällberg), then bonde on the Åstrand farm at Pörtom. See KOR MIÅ tafel II:2-3; HisKi; AN6, ss.77, 108, s.109, s.126). So, Johan Jacobssson Åstrand became the stepfather of Isak Johannson (then 16).

Isak and Lisa were the parents of Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand (1851-1885), who married her 1st cousin, once removed, Johan Erik Andersson Styf (1849-1893). After Isak's death, Lisa married Anders Henrik Andersson Åstrand (1839-??), also a bonde on the Åstrand farm (KOR MIÅ tafel I:2).

The Styf-Åstrand marriage was not the only 1st cousin marriage in this Smått branch. Johan Johansson Smått and Anna Johansdotter Lång had (besides Isak) two other children: Anna Greta (1813-1901; m. Matts Ståhl) and Jacob (1827-1906; m. Anna Söderman). Anna Greta's son Henrich Ståhl (1849-1913) married Jacob's daughter Anna Lisa Söderman (1855-1890), his 1st cousin - with descent (AN6, s.3).


Anders Johansson Smått's Descent to Anna Greta Michelsdotter Smått

Johan Johansson Smått's brother Matts Johansson Smått (1701-1871) bought out Johan's share (1/8 mtl) in 1849. PH has no further history on this parcel of Smått after 1849. Matts Johansson married in 1814 Magdalena Mattsdotter // (1781-1871; her parents unknown). See PH Smått tab 9; AN6 s.16, IV:7-8; s.114, IV:7-8.

Their daughter Anna Greta Mattsdotter Smått (1820-1894) married Mickel Jakobsson Smått-Svart (1815-1883; s/o Jacob Johansson Svart-Maris and Anna Mattsdotter Skinnar, both originally from Närpes; see PH Svart tab 10 & Svarvar s.89; AN6 s.16, V:9-12; s.114, V:9-12). Mickel Jakobsson become co-bonde by 1842 on his father in law's holding (¼ mtl after the 1849 purchase from Johan Johansson).

Their daughter Anna Greta Michelsdotter Smått (1850-1881) married Michel Michelsson Nordman (1850-1878; see next post for his ancestry and descent).

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 04:11
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Post 4 of 5
Lång Ancestry.


History to Great Wrath and Initial Division of Lång

The Lång farm was one of the 7 or 8 oldest farms at Pörtom. PH's history of the farm begins with its first bonde Jöns (b. ca. 1480); and then proceeds through 150 years of owners - some related; some not. Tracing ancestry back to one of those original Långs is difficult, but not impossible. Its size was first recorded in 1671-1683 (3/4 mtl).

In 1709, Kristoffer Johansson Hössman from Petalax took over the vacant Lång farm, and seems to have set-up his son Olof Kristofferson as bonde. The latter applied unsuccessfully in 1712 for tax relief; and by 1713 had hired a dräng ("hired hand"; Finn. renki), Tomas Hermansson, from the Kaas farm at Pörtom. The Hössmans seem to have given up the Lång farm during the Great Wrath (1713-1721) since Tomas Hermansson becomes the only bonde mentioned after 1713.

In 1723, Tomas Hermansson was given five years of tax freedom; the Smått, Kaas and Styv farms received the same relief. The economy at Pörtom (and elsewhere) was in shambles. In 1549, there were 8 Pörtom farms. By 1713, there were 16 farms (most created by splits from earlier farms). But, in 1725 (after the Great Wrath), Pörtom was back to 8 farms. So, by 1725, half of the old farms were vacant (at least in the tax records) - they would later be re-developed by new owners. In 1731-1732, Tomas was (with Hans Stoor) a gästgivare (innkeeper) at Pörtom (PH ss.382 & 385).

See PH Lång, intro & tabs 1-3, for details on the foregoing. PH has some confusing entries for Lång in the period before and after the Great Wrath, which do not affect the ancestries shown in the "Cousins Chart".

Tomas Hermansson's two sons, Herman and Anders, divided the farm into 3/8 mtl. holdings by 1740 (PH Lång tabs 4 & 5). Herman married Margareta Kristersdotter (1723-1799); his son Tomas Hermansson married Lisa Larsdotter in 1765, with several surviving daughters. After Herman died (listed as church watchman in 1750; but married to Kaisa Mattsdotter !; PH s.258), Margareta married in 1757 (HisKi), Johan Johansson (1733-1790 ?), who held Herman's 3/8 mtl. half from ca.1750-1763, when they sold to Tomas and Lisa (PH Lång tab 5; this Johan Johansson Lång is listed as Tomas' stepfather). The latter's daughters and mågs later divided (and probably augmented) their 3/8 mtl. half, which their descendants inherited (PH Lång tabs 13, 14 & 18).


Beginnings of the Långs in the "Cousins Chart"

The presently relevant share (3/8 mtl.) was that owned by Anders Tomasson ca. 1740-1760 (PH Lång tabs 4 & 5), who seems to have been the church watchman (väktare) in 1755 and 1760 (PH s.260). PH Lång tab 4 names two of his children, Mickel and Margeta; but with no further history for either.

Anders sold his share ca. 1760 to Johan Johansson Lång d. ä. ("the Elder") (1719-ca.1790) and his wife Brita Olofsdotter // (1729-1805), who had (at least) 11 children. Here, we follow Mickel (briefly), Johan and Elisabeth (PH Lång tab 6; e.g., AN6, s.27, V:23-V:24 & s.128, V:3-V:4). I am not totally happy with the PH datings for Johan d. ä., since two Johan Johansson Långs were then bönder on parts of the Lång farm. This Johan Lång d. ä. probably developed outlying acreages between 1759-1790 (PH ss.24-27); and (with son Johan) used the "Gamla kvarnen" (old grain mill) ca. 1771-1794 (PH s.160).

Johan (d. ä.)'s sons Mickel and Johan shared the farm after their father. Mickel Johansson (1764-1809; on ¼ mtl.) married in 1793 Anna Simonsdotter Puticka (??-1843), with two daughters, Elisabeth and Margareta (PH Lång tab 10; HisKi). Their daughters and mågs divided the ¼ mtl. share, which their descendants inherited (PH Lång tabs 15, 16 & 17; they are not in the "Cousins Chart").


Johan Johansson Lång d. y. - Descent to Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand

Johan Johansson Lång d. y. ("the Younger") (1755-1825) from 1784 held the smaller share (1/8 mtl.) of his father's 3/8 mtl. share of Lång. He married in 1777 Margareta Andersdotter Ståhl (1756-1808) (d/o Anders Simonsson Ståhl and Maria Jakobsdotter //), with 5 sons and 2 daughters surviving. After Margareta died, he married Margareta Eriksdotter Ståhl (??-1836). Johan was church warden (kyrkvärd) in 1789. See PH Lång tab 7; PH s.260; e.g., AN6 ss.5, 18, 42, 104, 106, 115, 129, 139.

Of his children, three boys, Matts, Isak and Abraham, were co-bönder on Lång (holding 3/8 mtl. total; either they acquired land or the tax value was tripled); Johan (moved to Stoor); Mickel (married a Ståhl); and Maria (married a Brännfors). The inheritance of the Lång farm from that time is found in PH Lång tabs 7, 8, 9, 11 & 12.

Johan and Margareta's daughter Anna (1789-1829) married bonde Johan Johanssom Smått (1787-aft.1849), whose descent to Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand is described in the prior Smått post and in the "Cousins Chart".


Elisabeth Johansdotter Lång - Descent to the Nordmans

Elisabeth (Lisa) Johansdotter Lång (1769-??) was the much younger sister of Johan Johansson Lång d. y. ("the Younger") (1755-1825). She married in 1792 Anders Hansson Sidbäck (1769-1861) (s/o Hans Johansson Sidbäck-Uppgård and Maria Simonsdotter //). See AN6, s.3 V:17-18, s.27 IV:11-12 & V:21-24. Anders' father Hans was one of a number of Uppgårds from the Matts Jakobsson branch (not descended from Stor-Erik), who were early developers of Sidbäck (see PH ss.75-77). Anders and Lisa had descents via their son Johan Andersson Åback-Sidbäck and their daughter Anna.

Their daughter Anna Andersdotter Sidbäck (1794-1877) married in 1817 Carl Eriksson Nordbäck-Bockholm (1787-??) (s/o Erik Carlsson Nordbäck-Bockholm-Södergrann and Maria Andersdotter Langels), from Närpes (AN6, s.27 IV:11-12, s.25 V:19-20; HisKi). See also, Westside thread "Dahlbo" by CÅ (Feb-Dec 2005); KOR tafel for Gabriel Eriksson Åback). Carl Eriksson and his brother Johan shared their father's part of Nordbäck after he died in 1831 (PH s.87).

Their daughter Maria Elisabeth Carlsdotter Dahlbo-Nordbäck (1818-1863) married in 1842 Michel Johan-Eriksson Nordman-Dahlbo-Ahlholm (1819-1899) (s/o Johan Erik Eriksson Ahlholm-Fogde and Anna Lisa Johansdotter Pellas-Qvick). See AN6, s.25 IV:9-10. Michel was bondemåg first at the Dahlbo farm and later bonde at the Nordman farm. He married in 1867, Lisa Mickelsdotter Gästgivars (1818-1901). The 6 Nordman children shown in the "Cousins Chart" were from the first marriage.

Their son Michel Michelsson Nordman (1850-1878) married Anna Greta Michelsdotter Smått (1850-1881), who was a 2nd cousin of Maria Isaksdotter Åstrand (whose Smått ancestries were discussed in the prior post). Five of the Nordman-Smått children died young (as did the parents), leaving Maria Michelsdotter Smått (1877-1960) an orphan at age 4. Maria married in 1899 Victor Åstrand-Evars (1869-1923), from Lappfjärd. They are CÅ's great-grandparents.

jmmccart99
03-04-06, 04:22
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Glossary and Farm Histories


Glossary of Some Terms

Sequential farm names (e.g., Ehn-Holti, Styf-Ehn) are given in "latest first" format. So, a guy who was from Holti and ended up on Ehn is Ehn-Holti; from Ehn, ended up on Styf, Styf-Ehn.

(s/o A & B) = son of A & B; (d/o A & B) = daughter of A & B.

D.ä. = den äldre = the elder; and d.y. = den yngre = the younger (for an example, see the two Johan Johansson Långs in the Lång post).

Måg or bondemåg = son in law (Finn. vävy). The posts above are filled with mågs. These particular farm families seem to have been longer on daughters than on sons. For a younger son, marrying a farmer's daughter was one way to farm ownership (developing a new farm was another). Those marriages were most likely very much arranged, based on solid business considerations.

Knekt (aka soldat) = soldier. English "knight" is its cognate in Germanic origins; but with a more lofty meaning. The type of soldier in Ostrobothnia varied depending on the time period. Before 1600, the local farm owners agreed to field a force of two cavalry companies (in exchange for some favorable legal rights confirmed by the Swedish Crown, which reneged on its promises). After 1600, the "rotation system" (largely infantry of the Österbottens regimente, with some other regiments) dominated the scene for the rest of the Swedish rule over Finland. Before 1600, at least 5-10% of the Ostrobothnian farms had family members in its cavalry companies at any given time.

Nämndeman = "lay jurist" or "lawman" (Finn. lautamies). A nämndeman combined the functions (in USAian) of a justice of the peace, police magistrate, notary public (in its fuller, European status), grand juror, petit juror and sometimes public prosecutor. These functions ranged from the village, to the parish, and to the judicial district. At the village level, the nämndeman would settle minor criminal and civil matters; as well as providing some basic legal advice and "how to do's". At a parish level, its nämndemän would join in settling more important parish matters. At the district court level, the district nämndemän would sit in panels under the jurisdiction of a Crown judge. However, they took a much more active role than the modern American grand jury (indictments) or petit jury (trials). The district nämndemän decided the local customary law (as it might apply to the case); and were allowed to question witnesses, etc. The office often ran in families (often, but not always, major farm owners); although, it was not inheritable.

Mantal (abbrev. mtl) = No USAian equivalent ("taxable value" is closest in USAian tax law).

From CÅ: "Mantal" was a property tax code. Every farm that had to pay taxes was assigned its "mantal". In the beginnings (1600’s), one "mantal" meant a farm with a annual yield large enough to support the farmer's family and their farm hands.

In the forest provinces in northern Sweden, a farm of 1 "mantal" (in tax value) had to be big to produce a yield corresponding to 1 "mantal" (in family upkeep). In the plains in southern Sweden, with a better climate and a richer soil, a farm could be a lot smaller than in the north and still produce a yield of 1 "mantal" (in family upkeep). So “mantal” is not a value for the size of the farm; but rather its capability to yield a good crop. Farms with the same “mantal” paid the same amount of tax.

Throughout the centuries, the “mantal” rating has changed into lower values. Farms have been split up between siblings due to inheritance; and the tax code has been adjusted to that (in order to get a fair taxation). Farms in the 1700’s and 1800’s, with a “mantal” rating of ½, ¼ or 1/8, could still support a family. A farm in the 1800’s with a “mantal” rating above 1 (1¼ for example) was a farm with a very large yield. So, the “mantal” rates have changed over the years.

Bonde (pl. bönder) = "farm owner" (in USAian). "Farmer" and "peasant" are common translations. But, "farmer" (in USAian) is too generic, since it encompasses everyone from the poorest sharecropper to a mid-western farmer with thousands of acres. And, "peasant" (in USAian) is definitely a pejorative - a "mere peasant". In reality, the Ostrobothnian bonde (Finn. talollinen or isäntä) was on top of the social heap in most geographic areas (the towns, military, clergy and the scattered Crown officers excepted). He was the taxpayer, the head of the extended farm family, etc. Ostrobothnia had very few nobles. So, in theory, all bönder were equal; but, of course (as in Orwell's Animal Farm), some were more equal than others. The social "pecking order" of the old Finnish farms is an interesting topic. It ranged from the bonde-talollinen at the top to the dräng (male hired hand; Finn. renki) and piga (female hired hand; Finn. piika) at the bottom. However, the terms dräng and piga do not always mean that. They can mean respectively "unmarried man" and "unmarried woman" (as in many Mustasaari records), without implication of lower social status.


Some Farm Names

Finnish farm names (whether in Swedish or Finnish) have definite meanings. They are great fun; but are not particularly useful in proving genealogies or "ethnicity". In fact, they are often misleading.

For example, a Finnsk-Finn family could end up on a farm named in the Swedish language; and a Svensk-Finn family on a farm named in the Finnish language. Each would then take the current farm name (which might have changed from Swedish to Finnish, or vice versa, before that).

Even a casual reading of Pörtom Historia proves that some farm names changed over the centuries, with the initial names and their origins being very murky indeed.

Nonetheless, here are some meanings.

Styf = rigid, stiff, unbending (from CÅ “han är styv i korken”; “he is stubborn”). Hmm.

Åstrand = a riverbank (in this case); from Å = river (Finn. joki) + strand = a strand (bank on a river; shore or beach on a lake or sea) (Finn. ranta is cognate to strand).

Nordman = man from the North; Söderman = man from the South.

Lång = long.

Smått = small, a little, a bit, a trifle.

Uppgård = the upper or higher gård (gård = farm, estate; English "garden" is cognate, with a slightly different meaning).

Gästgivars = literally, of the gästgivare (= "guest giver"; "innkeeper"; see below).

Brännfors = burning rapids (I would like to think they made good "brännvin", "brandy", there).

Another misconception about farm names is that they (as we know them from, say, 1700) were always that. In this series of posts, we learned that the Gästgivars farm became that just before 1700, because several of its bönder were innkeepers at Pörtom. Before 1600, many farms (at Pörtom and elsewhere) were known simply by the first names and patronymics of their bönder.


"Family Tree" of Pörtom's Old Farms

Finnish farms were affected by three revisions in Swedish farm laws. (1) Teg-skiftet (Strip Revision), which gradually developed during the period 1300-1500; and marked the change from "slash and burn" agriculture to "village strip farming" with crop rotation. (2) Stor-skiftet (Great Revision), from ca. 1760, marked the beginning of "fields connected farming" (leading to more individual choice in crops and methods). (3) Ny-skiftet (New Revision), from 1848, expanded "fields connected farming" and led to more outlying farms. See, E. Norman Westerberg, Farmland Boundary Revisions (SFHS Newsletter 1994 Vol. 3 No. 1).

The "old farms" at Pörtom developed during the Teg-skiftet era. At Pörtom, the Stor-skiftet methods (and what amounted to a local type of 1848 Ny-skiftet) were well underway in the late 1700's. A total of 43 farms (27 of them "new farms", mostly outlying) were in place by 1782. Moreover, many "old farms" developed new fields in outlying areas during the 1770's (PH s.25-26).

PH Antelet hemman (s.72); PH Missväxtår (s.35)

1549 8
1556 11
1567 10 Crop failure in 1574 (Russian War, Long Wrath, 1570-1595)
1580 12 Crop failure in 1588
1590 11 Russian War ends 1595; Klubbe War 1595-1597
1604 7 Crop failures in 1602-1604
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1700 16
1713 16 Russian Occupation, Great Wrath 1713-1721
1725 8

By 1725, the tax rolls were back to the original number of 8 homesteads in 1549. We know that 8 of the 16 farms in 1713 did not disappear from the earth's face, since all 16 farms from 1713 continued as viable entities after 1725. In 1730-1740, 17 and 20 farms were registered, despite a 1731 crop failure.

Pörtom (Pirttikylä) was part of Old Kyrö parish until 1555, with most attending the subchapel at Laihela (Laihia). Pörtom (after 1555) was assigned (most of the time) to Närpes parish, until it became an independent civil parish (now lost) in the 1700's. PH XVI. Kyrkan (s.200-201).

The oldest homestreads (16 in total) have separate genealogical tables in Pörtom Historia. The following table of farms does not follow the traditional numbering (i.e., where Söderman is Nr 1; Styv is Nr 2; etc.).

Instead, what follows is a "family tree", where the farms are listed in a rough chronology of datings (based on the estimated birth datings of their first recorded bönder; and when splits occured).

There are eight primary ancestral farms in this type of presentation. The farm "family tree" begins with Söderman (whose first recorded bonde was born ca. 1465).

1. Söderman (first bonde born ca. 1465) (1¼ mantals in 1620; 1½ mantals in 1621 when divided; 3/4 mantals after Nordman split); gave rise to Nordman in 1621.

- 1a Nordman (1621) (3/4 mantals in 1621; 1/2 mantals after Sten split); from Söderman; gave rise to Sten ca. 1686.

- 1b Sten (ca. 1686) (1/4 mantals after split); from Nordman.

2. Dunder (first bonde born ca. 1470) (3/4 mantals in 1598 to 1655; 3/8 mantals after Svart split); gave rise to Svart in 1655.

- 2a Svart (1655) (3/8 mantals); from Dunder.

3. Stoor (first bonde born ca. 1475) (2/3 mantals in 1608; larger before Vägar split).

- 3a Vägar (1608) (Swedish Crown farm) (1/2 mantals in 1683; 1/4 mantals after split of Sved); apparently from a larger Stoor farm in the 1500's (based on early land records).

- 3b Sved (1693) (1/4 mantals); from Vägar.

4. Back (first bonde born ca. 1480) (1/2 mantals in 1635); splits after 1750.

5. Lång (first bonde born ca. 1480) (3/4 mantals in 1671)

Hypothesis (for discussion !): A united Uppgård-Gästgivars (total 2-5/16 mantals ca.1580-ca.1625) was most probably held by "Stor-Erik" between ca.1580-ca.1625. He or his farm was called "Stor-Erik" on what became Uppgård; and he or his other farm was called "Lill-Erik" on what became Gästgivars. But, a separate person named "Lill-Erik", on Gästgivars, is "possible". After Stor-Erik (who probably was the bondemåg on Gästgivars, as well as the bonde in his own right on Uppgård), Gästgivars seems to have passed back to the original family that first owned it (from bef. 1546).

Some evidence suggests that Stor-Erik Jönsson was a son of Jöns Nilsson Lång, f. c. 1535, bonde 1560-1595. "Hans togs sannolikt ut i krig, så att hans hemman blev öde." After (or during) that, the Lång farm was held by Matts Olsson, f. .c. 1560, bonde 1585-1625. "Har var granne till Jöns Nilsson." Of equal interest is the fact that Matts Jönsson was first recorded as bonde on Styv in 1595 (when he returned from "knekthopen" - roughly "soldiers' assembly" - at the end of the Russian War). National Archive records must be researched to confirm or disprove the probability of this hypothesis. Another possibility for Stor-Erik's father is Jöns Jopsson of Tjärlax (merchant & bondeseglare; mentioned in Tjärlax historia av Allan Norrgrann, Närpes 1984).

6. Uppgård (ca. 1580) (1¼ mantals to ca. 1670; 5/8 mantals after Smått split); gave rise to Smått ca. 1670.

- 6a Smått (ca. 1670) (5/8 mantals to ca. 1680; 5/16 mantals after Kaas split); from Uppgård; gave rise to Kaas ca. 1680.

- 6b Kaas (ca. 1680) (5/16 mantals); from Smått.

7. Gästgivars (original bönder from bef. 1546-1580) (1-1/16, 1 & 1-1/6 mantals from land records to 1656; 7/12 mantals after Ståhl split); gave rise to Ståhl in 1656.

- 7a Ståhl (1656) (7/12 mantals); from Uppgård.

8. Styv (it had unknown bönder bef. 1595) (3/4 mantals in 1608; a major split after the Great Wrath).

I have placed the Styv homestead as #8 in the above table, based on the first record date for its first named bonde. PH first refers to Matts Jönsson holding the homestead as bonde in 1595. It probably was settled about the same time as Söderman and the other ancient farms.

JMM

End of Series ---

christera
13-04-06, 19:17
I could add translations to few more swe.names; mentioned below (ref. to: post 5 of 5 – Glossary and Farm Histories), as these names are figuring in the thread;

Ström- swiftly-flowing water
Nordbäck-North brook
Dahlbo – a person from Dalarna (in Sweden)

http://www.nordicnames.de/surnames.html

http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.page.sh?page=1424


Happy Eastern Holiday to you all!
-Christer

CNisula
18-03-07, 18:57
Just came across your post looking for Nordman relatives from Pörtom. My husband's mother's maiden name was Nordman and she was from Pörtom. When she and a number of her relatives emigrated to the US, they settled in Gardner, Massachusetts.

jmmccart99
19-03-07, 02:54
Hello CNisula,

Welcome to the "Pörtombor Club". If you have not yet done so, check out the file attachments on page 2 of this thread to see if your husband's ancestors hook in. However, the posts there only skim the surface of Nordman data.

Both CA and I have much more Pörtom material. I suggest you post here all of the known facts concerning your husband's Nordmans; also the relatives you mention.

Thanks for your interest in this thread.

JMM

jmmccart99
27-05-07, 06:49
Hi, Hei, Hej,

Soon, I hope to add some more Smått migrants - this branch to the nearby land "av Sverige". That branch is from Matts Andersson Smått (1855-1927), who left Pörtom "med yxan över axeln" for Sundsvall, Sweden, in 1873.

This one has turned into a dozen or so pages becuz: (1) the line is not in the "Bible" - Pörtom Historia (so, a big update); and (2) Matts' ancestry included both Brännfors and Styf2 ancestors - which are also mine. In addition, there are a several other interesting links to a number of Pörtombor families. So, I have to recheck HisKi (now a bit updated for Pörtom-Pirttikylä in baptisms), and other sources.

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I now have a picture; but it ain't me - it's my grandfather John Steve in his 50's. He looks better than my current driver's license photo - despite his death at age 58 from a sudden-death heart attack. My cardiologist assures me that, at age 64, my fancy Medtronics implant gives me a 95% chance of avoiding that. However, my driver's license photo is on par with that of my great-uncle Alex in his 80's, who died at age 97 from a sudden-death heart attack while shaving. I do not now photograph well.

More, hopefully, soon. :)

JMM

Kerstin
27-05-07, 10:58
Hello!

My grandfathers sister Vendla Karolina Thölix was married to Johannes (John, Jan) Nordman born in Pörtom on the 8 of june 1881. They emigrated to Bitumen Pennsylvania.

MVH Kerstin

CNisula
27-05-07, 20:41
Hi Kerstin,

Johannes Nordman initially emigrated to the US in 1899 and went to Gardner, Massachusetts to his sister Lovisa Nordman (who was married to August Uppgard). He then went to Bitumen to work in the coal mines. At some point he went back to Finland and returned to the US in 1913 to go directly to Bitumen.

Do you have a death date for Vendla? On the 1930 census, Johannes Nordman is listed as a widower and still working as a miner in Pennsylvania.

Look at the thread "Recognize the Picture". I placed a post there responding to a "miners" picture. My husband is 95% sure that the man on the far left is Johannes Nordman.

Carol

Kerstin
28-05-07, 10:31
Hello!

I have a photo of Johannes Nordman and his two daughters, Ingeborg and Tyra., and I agree with your husband that the photo you have send in shows that it is Johannes Nordman. Vendla died in Bitumen on the 16 of february 1920.

MVH Kerstin

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 05:36
Småtts in Sweden - Outline

It seemed best to post this series in at least two posts ("now" and "later"). A logical breakdown is to post the first five parts (the 1st two Pörtom generations). Here is an outline of what I am posting now and will post later.


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Initial post of parts 1-5 of this series

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Introduction - part 1 of 14

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Generation I (Pörtom) - part 2 of 14

Anders Andersson Smått (1767-1850) (Anders Henriksson Smått & Anna Andersdotter //), g.m. 1794 i Pörtom, Catharina (Caisa) Pehrsdotter Kröning (1765-1842) (Petter Kröning & Maria Sigfridsdotter //). I am ignorant of her parents' ancestries.

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Generation II (Pörtom) - part 3 of 14

Mathias (Matts) Andersson Smått (1802-1846) (Anders Andersson Smått & Catharina Pehrsdotter Kröning), g.m. 1826 i Pörtom, Catharina (Kajsa) Carlsdotter Aspholm-Hällbacka (1807-1883) (Carl Mattsson Aspholm-Hällbacka & Beata Isacsdotter Näsman).

Note: The ancestry of Carl Mattsson Aspholm-Hällbacka, as provided me, appears to be incorrect. I am ignorant of his correct ancestry. However, the ancestry of Beata Isacsdotter Näsman appears to be quite extensive in the Kvevlax area.

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Generation II (Pörtom) - part 4 of 14

Paternal Ancestry of Beata Isacsdotter Näsman (f. 1768).

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Generation II (Pörtom) - part 5 of 14

Discussion of Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm, founder of Aspholm hemman


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To be posted later parts 6-14 (more work, mostly typing, remains to be completed)

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Generation III (Pörtom) - part 6 of 14

Anders Mattsson Smått (1829-1869) (Matts Andersson Smått & Catharina Carlsdotter Aspholm-Hällbacka), g.m. 1849 i Pörtom, Maria (Maja) Greta Karlsdotter Brännfors (1831-1871) (Karl Andersson Brännfors-// & Ulrika Karlsdotter Brännfors).

Parts 7-12 will discuss the wife's Brännfors-Söderman and Styf2 ancestries. Those link into various lines already covered (in part) in the first series of five posts showing the links between the Nordman, Smått, Lång and Styf2 lines.

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Generation IV (Pörtom)
Generation I (Helgum) - part 13 of 14

Matts Andersson Smått (1855-1927) (Anders Mattsson Smått & Maria Greta Karlsdotter Brännfors)
g.m. 1882 i Helgum, Sverige, Anna Märta Jakobsdotter (1849-1931) [her ancestry will not be covered in this series of posts - unless someone else wants to add it].

Part 14 will summarize their children and grand-children in Sweden.

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 05:50
Småtts in Sweden - part 1 of 14

Introduction & Finnish Migrations to Sweden


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Introduction

In 1873, a young man of 18 years left Pörtom, "with axe over shoulder" ("med yxan över axeln"), for Sundsvall, Sweden. His name was Matts Andersson Smått (1855-1927). By 1882, he found himself a wife from Helgum. Her name was Anna Märta Jakobsdotter (1849-1931). The net result of their marriage was four daughters (Kristina Amalia, Hulda Matilda, Anna Elina & Elma Eleonora), born over the period 1883-1891. The last three married, and have left us a large number of cousins living in Sweden. This is a summary of their story and their link to that presented above.


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Link to the Ancestral Småtts
- see page 2 of this thread -
"Post 3 of 5, Smått Ancestry"

Anders Andersson Smått (1767-1850), torpare på Smått hemman, Pörtom, was a son of Anders Henriksson Smått and Anna Andersdotter //. His father Anders Henriksson Smått (1731-1788), bonde på Smått hemman i Pörtom (1750) (PH Smått, tab.4), partitioned the Smått and Kaas properties in 1753 (with Matts Kaas of the latter farm). Anders Henriksson had some 14 children (many dying young). The two eldest sons, Matts (1750-1832) and Johan (1758-1809), divided the Smått farm after Anders' death in 1788, which left not much for young Anders (a place to live and work).

Anders Andersson married a soldier's daughter Catharina Pehrsdotter Kröning in 1794. We will continue their story in the next part.


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Brief Notes on Finnish Migrations to Sweden

But first, a bit of general history (primarily for USAians, who may not be aware of it). The migration of people to and fro across the Gulf of Bothnia began in our pre-history and has continued to the present. Surprisingly, the better-known migrations were from Finland to Sweden. The interplay between the west and east sides of the Gulf has been outlined in a series of articles (in English) by Pär-Erik Levlin [fn 1].

In his first article, Levlin concluded:

"No one can estimate the proportion of Finnish and Swedish-speaking people in Finland in olden times. We can't find any sign of a movement from Sweden to Finland in the 12th and 13th centuries, but in the 14th century we know that many Swedish-speaking people moved from Finland to Sweden. In Sweden that is called "västfinska invandringen", the Westfinn immigration."

In his second article (dealing with the non-existent "gap" in Ostrobothnian settlement), Levlin expressed the following:

"Thus we know that Ostrobothnia was not depopulated, but that the population moved time after time to the new sites nearer the coast, where they could find continued sustenance. Consequently, neither has there been space there for new colonization from the west, but rather today's population has roots several thousand years old in the earth of their home region. This also means that the Swedish place names often are considerably older than one had wanted to believe. This nevertheless by no means excludes the presence of place names of Finnish and even Lapp origin. It is quite probable that the Old Swedish and Finnish languages lived side by side in our communities. This probability is reinforced, of course, by the fact that thousands of loan words from Old Swedish are included in the Finnish language."

Finally, in his third article, Levlin summarized the two major medieval migrations from Finland to Sweden:

"There was a migration in the 14th century from Finland to Sweden called the västfinska invandringen (West Finn immigration). These were people from the area around Åbo (Turku) who sold their farms and moved into central Sweden. They went to become tenant farmers for the Swedish nobility, who brought in whole villages and leased out the farms. As the nobility was free from taxation, these people did not have to pay much more in rent than they had paid in taxes for their own farms. Then, as solders were drafted into the army, one man in ten was taken from the farmers, but only one out of twenty if they worked for the nobility. The people in this migration were Swedish-speaking, so there was no problem with the language.

"In the next [15th] century there was another migration from Finland to Sweden called the East Finn immigration. The people in this migration came from Eastern Finland, Savolax, and settled in the woods in Sweden. As examples, we can take Finnerödja in Västergötland, Finnskoga in Värmland, and Orsa Finnmark in Dalarna, all in Sweden. Their descendants still spoke Finnish at the end of the previous [19th] century."

Of course, in the 19th and 20th centuries, many more migrants from Finland went to Sweden. Matts Andersson Smått was among them. His three daughters could, in a sense, be regarded as "reverse Sursills" (i.e., the three daughters Sursill, from Umeå, Sweden in the 16th century, of Genealogia Sursilliana fame).


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References - Matts Andersson Smått Genealogies:

See generally, Westside Website:

http://www.qnet.fi/westside/discus/messages/8/688.html?1143921813

- e.g., Henrik Mangs, 6 Nov 2004; Jan Lilliesköld, 14 Dec 2004; Christer Åstrand, 14 Dec 2004.

The summary and family pages presented here are based on personal communications with the author by a cousin from this family in Sweden (and the sources cited in his extensive database of this Swedish branch of Smått cousins).

The primary sources for the Pörtom materials are K.V. Åkerblom, Pörtom Historia (Vasa 1954), and HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä). The data for the Anders Andersson Smått branch are not presented in Pörtom Historia. So, that data are included here in full.

The genealogical data for this Swedish branch have been left in their Swedish format. The readers most interested in this branch's history will likely be Svecophones. Hence, I have not attempted to translate many historical quotes (God be thanked). But, their context is summarized ("gisted") in most instances.

The personal data have been heavily redacted for the Swedish relatives (omitting all but basic vital data from roughly 1900 to present - even for those known to have died). If you (the reader) need more data - to link your line to one of these lines; please leave me a private message, which I will relay to the appropriate person.


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[fn 1] - Finnish Migrations

Pär-Erik Levlin, When Did Our Ancestors Come From Sweden to Finland? (from a lecture at Metropolitan, Michigan, July 4, 1987; pub. SFHS Newsletter 1993, Vol. 2, No. 4); Levlin, The Gap in Ostrobothnia's History (from Medlemsblad för Levälä Släktförening, No. 12, March 1990; pub. SFHS Newsletter 1994, Vol. 3, No. 3; trans., Syrene Forsman, assisted by E. Norman Westerberg); Levlin, Old Nordic and Swedish Influences in Finland (pub. SFHS Newsletter 1995, Vol. 4, No. 3). These are all available online - do a Google search.

The topic "Småtts in Sweden", in its full scope, encompasses much more than Matts Andersson Smått and his descendants. The first "Småtts in Sweden" (not then called "Smått") go back to the Finnish merchant-shipper descendants of "Björn the Bearman" in Stockholm of the 1500's; and perhaps some later Smått descendants who fled to their relatives there because of the Great Wrath in the early 1700's.

Maybe some day, their stories will be added here - but, not yet.

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 05:55
Småtts in Sweden - part 2 of 14

Generation I (Pörtom)

Anders Andersson Smått


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Anders Andersson Smått

Anders Andersson Smått (1767-1850) (Anders Henriksson Smått & Anna Andersdotter //), torpare på Smått hemman, Pörtom. He married (1794, i Pörtom), Catharina (Caisa) Pehrsdotter Kröning (1765-1842) (Petter Kröning & Maria Sigfridsdotter //). They had seven children; 4 died young, leaving a son Matts (our continuation here) and two daughters Anna and Catherina.


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Anders Andersson Smått Family

III:1 ff f
Andersson Smått, Anders. Född 1767-02-26 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Döpt 1767-03-01 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död av ålderdom 1850-12-13 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Torpare. (Barn II:1, s 2, Far IV:1, s 6, Mor IV:2, s 7)

Gift 1794-06-24 i Pörtom, (Finland) med efterföljande ana.

III:2 ff m
Pehrsdotter Kröning, Catharina (Caisa). Född 1765-12-16 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Döpt 1765-12-17 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1842-07-22 i Pörtom, (Finland). (Barn II:1, s 2, Far IV:3, s 7, Mor IV:4, s 7)

Barn:

* Andersson Smått, Johan. Född 1796-06-21 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1796-06-22 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1796-07-26 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

Andersdotter Smått, Anna. Född 1797-10-03 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1797-10-06 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

*Andersdotter Smått, Maria. Född 1799-01-25 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1799-01-27 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1799-06-23 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

Andersson Smått, Mathias (Matts). Född 1802-03-13 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Döpt 1802-03-14 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1846-08-31 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Se II:1, s 2).

Andersdotter Smått, Catharina. Född 1804-02-17 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1804-02-19 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

*Andersson Smått, Hinric. Född 1806-03-18 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1806-03-21 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1806-03-28 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

*Andersson Smått, Johan. Född 1807-04-19 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1807-04-20 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1807-06-27 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).


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Catharina (Caisa) Pehrsdotter Kröning Ancestry

Petter Kröning (1716-1788) was a soldier. I am ignorant of his ancestry and that of his wife Maria Sigfridsdotter. They had at least three children, Margaretha, Helena and Catharina (Caisa); all born at Pörtom (1762-1765):

IV:3 ff mf
Kröning, Petter. Soldat. Född 1716 (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Död 1788-12-05 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn III:2, s 4)

Gift med efterföljande ana.

IV:4 ff mm
Sigfridsdotter, Maria. Född 1728-12-05 (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn III:2, s 4)

Barn:

Pehrdotter Kröning, Margaretha. Född 1762-02-01 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

Pehrdotter Kröning, Helena. Född 1764-05-05 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Döpt 1764-05-06 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski).

Pehrdotter Kröning, Catharina (Caisa). Född 1765-12-16 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Döpt 1765-12-17 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1842-07-22 i Pörtom, (Finland). (Se III:2, s 4).


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Indelta soldater i Malax socken (Westside Website) - Övriga - has the following data for Petter:

Petter Kröning
född: 1716
gift 1. med Beata
gift 2. med Maria Sigfridsdr., f. 5.12 1728
barn:
Margareta, f. 1.2 1762
Helena, f. 5.5 1764, d. som liten
Catharina, f. 16.12 1765
övrigt: Soldat i Övermark, omnämns redan i 1739-45 års kommunionbok i Närpes. Senare bosatt i Pörtom.

It should be noted that a number of retired soldiers settled at Pörtom in the late 1700's (PH "Torpen", ss. 109-110).

A HisKi "sweep search" for all Maria Sigfridsdotters born in 1728 yielded 12 events - none an obvious fit (for which, there are many explanations).

We then continue with the next part - the family of Mathias (Matts) Andersson Smått.

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 06:01
Småtts in Sweden - part 3 of 14

Generation II (Pörtom)

Matts Andersson Smått


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Matts Andersson Smått

Mathias (Matts) Andersson Smått (1802-1846) (Anders Andersson Smått & Catharina Pehrsdotter Kröning). He lived his life in Pörtom. Based on his son's marriage record (part 4 next), he was a bonde in Pörtom (på Höglund ?). His own marriage record shows him as a torpare's son, as do the baptisms 1826-1829. He is listed as a torpare (på Smått ?) in 1831. There is some later history missing here; HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä) baptisms now end in 1835.

He married in 1826 at Pörtom, Catharina (Kajsa) Carlsdotter Aspholm-Hällbacka (1807-1883) (Carl Mattsson Aspholm-Hällbacka & Beata Isacsdotter Näsman). They had at least 5 children: Anders (our continuation here), Johan, Matts, Henrik and Lisa Kajsa.

The several Ahlholm witnesses at Catharina Carlsdotter's baptism (see below, II:2 fm) were from the adjoining Ahlholm farm. Both Aspholm and Ahlholm were "new settlements" (Nr 43 - Ahlholm, 1782 & Nr 41 - Aspholm, 1790; PH Nybyggena, ss. 91-92, 88-89), whose founders were from Övermalax. Nr 37, Hällbacka was also settled by Övermalax people in 1802 (PH Nybyggena, s. 91).


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Mathias (Matts) Andersson Smått Family

II:1 ff
Andersson Smått, Mathias (Matts). Född 1802-03-13 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Döpt 1802-03-14 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski). Död 1846-08-31 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn I:1, s 1, Far III:1, s 4, Mor III:2, s 4)

Gift 1826-11-30 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Hiski) med efterföljande ana.

[Not]
HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä)
13.3.1802, 14.3.1802, Pörtom; Torp And: Smått; Caisa Pehrsdr; Matths
1.1.1807, 4.1.1807, Ahlholma; Torp Carl Aspholm; Beata Isacsdr; Catharina
g.m. 30.11.1826, Pörtom; Tp.s. Mathias Ands. Smått; Tpd:r Chat: Carlsd:r Hällbacka
20.2.1827, 21.2.1827, Pörtom; Tp.s. Matts Ands. Smått; Kajsa, 20; Mathias
15.8.1829, 16.8.1829, Pörtom; Tp.s. Math: Ands. Smått, Chatarina, 23; Anders
12.11.1831, 13.11.1831, Pörtom; tp. Matts Anderss. Smått; Chatarina Carlsdr, 26; Johan

II:2 fm
Carlsdotter Aspholm Hällbacka, Catharina (Kajsa). Född 1807-01-01 i Ahlholm, Pörtom, (Finland). Döpt 1807-01-04 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Faddrar: Anders Ahlholm. Eric Ahlholm. Hustru Margareta Ahlholm. Anna Ahlholm. Död 1883-12-22 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Wittnen: Anders och Eric Ahlholm, hust. Margareta och Anna Ahlholm. (Barn I:1, s 1, Far III:3, s 5, Mor III:4, s 5)

Barn:

Mattsson Smått, Anders. Född 1829-08-15 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Döpt 1829-08-16. Död 1869-01-11. (Se I:1, s 1).

Mattsson Smått Höglund, Johan. Bonde. Född 1831-11-12 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Död på sjukhuset 1868-07-14 i Vasa, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta).

Mattsson Smått, Mathias (Matts). Född 1836-02-24 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland). Död 1904-04-10 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta).

Mattsson Smått, Henrik. Född 1843-05-11 i Smått, Pörtom, (Finland).

Mattsdotter Smått Höglund, Lisa Kajsa. Född 1846-01-04. Död 1923-09-13 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta).


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Catharina (Kajsa) Carlsdotter Aspholm-Hällbacka's Parents

This is a difficult ancestry since it is firstly a "Nybyggare" ("new settler") ancestry, which PH does not explain in any detail. It also involved "foreign people" (that is, newcomers to Pörtom from another parish). The term "främmande man" (a "foreign man") was used for a newcomer to Pörtom (PH Styv, s. 465).

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Catharina's parents (as given to me by my cousin in Sweden) are listed as:

III:3 fm f
Mattsson Aspholm Hällbacka, Carl. Torpare. Född (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Död 1831-08-04 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn II:2, s 2, Far IV:5, s 7, Mor IV:6, s 8)

Gift 1794-12-15 i Kvevlax, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta) med efterföljande ana.

III:4 fm m
Isacsdotter Näsman, Beata (Beda). Född 1768-09-09 i Kvevlax, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Död i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn II:2, s 2)

That data partially proves out:

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[Not]
HisKi (Koivulahti - Kvevlax) [baptisms 1721-1771 only; marriages 1694-1850; deaths 1722 - 1803]
[1794 g.m. - inte HisKi (Koivulahti - Kvevlax)]

1790-1807 "sweep searches" of HisKi resulted in no marriage record for this couple. HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä) has Catherine and a younger (half ?) brother Emanuel, who married in 1830.

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[Not]
HisKi (Pörtom-Pirttikylä)
1.1.1807, 4.1.1807, Ahlholma; Torp Carl Aspholm; Beata Isacsdr; Catharina
23.1.1811, 27.1.1811, Ahlholm; Torp carl Aspholm; Beata Joh:dr [??]; Emanuel

g.m. 18.12.1830, Pörtom; Tp.s. Eman. Carls. Hällbacka; Bd:r Maria Mattsd:r Ketola
10.1.1831, 13.1.1831, Pörtom; tpsson drg: Emanuel Carlss: Hällbacka; Maria Mathsdr, 19; Johannes
21.12.1833, 22.12.1833, Pörtom; inh. Emanuel Aspholm; Maria Mickelsdr [??] Ketola, 22; Emanuel


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History of Aspholm

Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm (1760-1808), married Elisabeth Mattsdotter Sten (1782 i Malax). Matts was firmly settled on the new farm at Nr 41, Aspholm, i Pörtom, by 1790, which seems to have been developed over the prior decade. Carl's grandfather Matts Markusson Gullman (1726-1805), bonde & kyrkvärden i Övermalax, married Maria Ericsdotter Bränn (1729-1784).

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All that is stated in Pörtom Historia (PH Nybyggena, ss.88-89):

"På 1780-talet upptogs ett nybygge vid västra siden av den nya landsvägen mittemot Ahlholm. Nybyggaren var en bondson från Övermalax, Matts Mattsson Aspholm. Han sökte 1790 få ut arv efter sin faders styvmor från Nymans hemman i Övermalax. Där hade hans hans fader, kyrkvärden Matts Markusson Gullman, varit bonde och sålt hemmanet åt Matts Halvars med förbehäll, att faderns styvmoder skulle få synting. Denna hade under flera år icke utgivits. Matts Aspholm utsökte den, men hade ej framgång därmed [kal., L.A. 3.2.1790 del:47].

"Ar 1770 hade regeringen sökt underlätta upptagandet av nybeggen. Nybyggare kunde under de två första åren få i understöd 2 tr råg. Denna möjlighet tyckas nybeggarna i Pörtom och Malax först på 1790-talet ha fått vetskap om. Åren 1796 och 1797 fick bl. a. Matts Mattsson Aspholm sädana understöd, det förra året 1½ tunna och det senare 1 tunna säd [kal., L.A. Korsholms härads kronofogdes arkiv 1796-1799]."

Notice that this takes Matts Mattsson Aspholm, on the "new farm", to 1797. It does not suggest that Matts or any of his children continued on that farm.

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Matts went back to Gullman hemman at Övermalax from what evidence I have gleaned from HisKi. There he met his death from an unfriendly Russian cossack in 1808.

[Not]
HisKi (Malax - Maalahti)

15.11.1805, 24.11.1805, Ö.m.; d:r Sophia; ok.b.sj.; 1y 8m; relative: (far) Matts Aspholm (numera Gullman)

30.7.1808, 1808; Ö.m.; Bd. Matts Mattss. Gullman; död af de sår, som har fick af ryska cossak., d. 25 juni; 48y 5m; original - ALKUPKOMM: gift

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Pörtom Historia (PH Nybyggena, s.89) continues with the events "omkring 1800" (circa 1800; a year, two, five ??):

"Nybygget blev omkring 1800 delat mellan Steffan och Carl Aspholm. De anlitade följande lantmätaren M. Sundstedt att storskrifta åkrar och ängar mellan sig. Av de samfällda åkrarna fick Staffan 21¼ kappland och Carl lika mycket. Av mark att uppodlas till åker delades åt vardera 3 tld 2 kpld. Den gemensamma ängsmarken var 48 tld 7 kpld. Skogen delade han ej [kal., L.K. Pörtom L.23]."

The Aspholm farm was certainly divided between Carl and Steffan "circa 1800"; but nothing suggests they were sons of Matts - or, that they were even related to each other. Both used the Aspholm farm name.

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In fact, the Aspholm hemman was not a success for anyone - it had 4 or 5 new settlers between 1801 and 1837. Thus, from Pörtom Historia (PH Nybyggena, s.89):

"Under de första 15 åren hade nybyggaren fätt 1-1/3 tld åker uppodlad. Med avkastningen från hälften av denna kunde de nya åborna inte reda sig. Sannolikt stödde de sig mest på skogen. Ved kunde säljas till glasbruket [Berga glas]. Men skogen var inte outtömlig. Då överläto nybeggarna hemmanet åt andra, som hoppades reda sig bättre. Under tiden från 1801 till slutet av 1830-talet kommo och flyttade fyra eller fem åbor, som köpt och sålt nybygget, men inte förmått hålla sig upprätta. Kronan nedsatte skatten 1837 från ¼ till 1/8 mtl. Då blev det något lättare. Från denna tid kunde åborna hålla sig kvar här längre tid. Den ena åbon f.d. sockenskomakaren Isak Jakobsson Sohlberg från Malax kunde 1845 köpa sin hälft, 1/16 mtl., av kronan till skattehemman [kal., Landsh:s kung: 10.4.1845]. Hans son Jpohan Isaksson Aspholm mottog hemmanet hösten 1854."

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It is impossible to link Carl Mattsson Aspholm-Hällbacka to Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm, as the latter's son. I am ignorant of whether they had another link of some kind.

Matts Mattsson was married in 1782; Carl Mattsson was married in 1794 - which would require Carl to marry at 11 or 12 ! But, besides that chronological problem, the children of Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm and Elisabeth Mattsdotter Sten are well known from HisKi. The first was born about 9½ months after their marriage date, then 12 more in regular progression (1782-1799). See part 5 of this series.

Presently, I am ignorant of the ancestry of Carl Mattsson Aspholm-Hällbacka.

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 06:11
Småtts in Sweden - part 4 of 14

Generation II (Pörtom) (cont.)

Näsman Ancestry


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Paternal Ancestry of Beata Isacsdotter Näsman (f. 1768)

The following is based on the assumption that the correct name and birth date for the wife of Carl Mattson "Aspholm" (he and "Beata Isacsdotter" are clearly the parents of Catherine Carlsdotter, f. 1807, Pörtom) was "Beata Isacsdotter Näsman" and that she was born on 9 Sep 1768, i Kvevlax, as stated:

III:4 fm m
Isacsdotter Näsman, Beata (Beda). Född 1768-09-09 i Kvevlax, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Död i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Barn II:2, s 2)

Since the line giving Carl Mattsson's parents seems incorrect, I suggest caution before adopting this Näsman ancestry without confirming it by recourse to original records.

The 1794 marriage record (wherever it is) would help in resolving doubts.

But, assuming the name and date are correct, we find the following from HisKi:

[Not]
HisKi (Koivulahti - Kvevlax)
9.9.1768, 11.9.1768, West: Hankmå, Näs; isack Isackss:; Catarina Matsdr: ; Beata [se f:, under *]

From there, we reach the father, Isack Isacksson Nääs (Näsman), and grandfather, Isack Johansson Nääs (Näsman), via HisKi. We also find an extensive Internet genealogy for this family (back to 1465).


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Far: Isack Isacksson Nääs (Näsman)

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HisKi (Koivulahti - Kvevlax)

9.7.1742, 11.7.1742, Wester Hankmå; Isach Johanss: ; Margareta Matsdr: ; Isach [se ff: , under *]

g.m. 1° 16.1.1763, Vester Hanckmå Nääs; Bs Isack Isackss; Bdr Lisa Mårtensdr
26.12.1763, 28.12.1763, West: Hankmå, Nääs; Isack Isackss: ; Lisa Mårtensdr: ; Margareta
22.4.1765, 28.4.1765, West: Hankmå, Nes; Isack Isackss:; Lisa Mårtensdr: ; Anna (nödd)
29.4.1765, 5.5.1765, Westerhankmo, Nääs; h: Lisa Mårtensdr.; barnab: 23y 2m; original - HAUPAIKKA: i kgd:

g.m. 1° 13.12.1767, Vester Hankmå, Nääs; Enkl Isack Isackss; Bdr Cathar Matsdr
* 9.9.1768, 11.9.1768, West: Hankmå, Näs; isack Isackss:; Catarina Matsdr: ; Beata
17.9.1769, 17.9.1769, West: Hankmå, Nääs; Isack Isackss:; Karin Matsdr:; Isack


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Far-far: Isack Johansson Nääs (Näsman)

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HisKi (Koivulahti - Kvevlax)

g.m. 12.12.1731, Vesterhankmo; Isach Johanss; p Margetha Mattsdr; Wåitbyn
20.3.1732, 23.3.1732, Wester Hnakmå; Isack Johanss:; Margareta Mattsdr:; Johannes
11.7.1733, 15.7.1733, Westerhankmå; Isack Johansdr:; Margeta Mattsdr:; Catarina
13.8.1734, 18.8.1734, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Mattsdr:; Mats
23.9.1735, 24.11.1735, Westerhankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Mattsdr:; Anna
22.9.1736, 26.9.1736, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Matsdr:; Cataria
3.7.1738, 9.7.1738, Westerhankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margareta Matsdr: ; Erich
20.7.1739, 22.7.1739, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss.; Margeta Johansdr: [??]; Abraham
4.3.1741, 5.3.1741, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Matsdr:; Beata
* 9.7.1742, 11.7.1742, Wester Hankmå; Isach Johanss: ; Margareta Matsdr: ; Isach
# 8.2.1744, 12.2.1744, Wester Hankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Mattsdr:; Gustaf
17.4.1748, 17.4.1748, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margita Mattsdr:; Michael
4.11.1749, 4.11.1749, WesterHankmå; Isach Johanss:; Margeta Mattsdr:; Anders (nödd: sed: conf)
19.6.1753, 20.6.1753, Westerhankmå, Nääs; Isack Johanss:; Margareta Mattsdr:; Maria


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K.V Åkerblom, Kvevlax Historia (1922, Österbotten, Vasa-Finland).

Kvevlax Historia, del:2

Skylräkningen.
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Nämnden besökte härefter Västerhankmo. Byn hade 6 bönder. Ravald Mattsson Näsman var största bonden med 8 tunnland åker. Per Mattsson Varg hade endast 4 2/3 tunnland, Olof Olsson Sand och Eskil och Lars Folkesson Holm litet mera och Erik Mttsson Back närmast Näsman. På de 36 tunnlanden åker hade man skördat 54 tunnor råg och 68 tunnor korn, således 3 ½ gånger mera än utsädet. Västerhankmo var alltså den främsta jordbruksbyn.

Kvevlax Historia, del:4

Stora ofreden.
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Fattigdom och laglöshet väckte rovlystnad också bland eget folk. Då Joahn Johansson Hjort och Jakob Jakobsson Knip, Hans Mattsson Näsman, en sundombo och fyra replotbor sommaren 1721 reste med en båtlast gods till Åbo, råkade de på ditresan utanför Skaftung by ut för sjörövare, som togo från dem ett fat tran och en julla och av replotborna 1 lisp, gäddor, en barkad hud och ett sälskinn. Bland rövarna igenkände Johan Hjort en, som 1719 varit dräng i Kvevlax åt en änka och var från Ångermanland. Replotborna, som förlorade mindre, måste deltaga i skadeståndet åt kvevlaxborna med 20 daler kopparmynt.


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Näsman Genealogy (Internet)

Homepage:

http://www.vilppula.com/

(in Finnish)

från:

http://www.vilppula.com/images/nasman/kstekst.htm#I11190

The relevant links are #72 Iisak Näsman and #144 Iisak Näsman, below; which correspond to the HisKi entries above. The usual disclaimer about Internet genealogies - use at your own risk. Caution suggests contacting the webpage author to confirm the link, examine sources, etc. More caution suggests recourse to the primary records, etc.


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4 Johannes Näsman; född 24.12.1876 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo (enligt döptaboken 21.12.), Gårdsägare, död 24.12.1948 i Vasa födelsedag".
Gift med
5 Maria Bengs; född 3.5.1879 i Korsholm, död 11.8.1949 i Vasa.


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8 Iisak Erik Näsman; född 8.12.1851 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, Bonde, död 30.7.1927 i Korsholm.
Gift 27.4.1873 i Kvevlax (bruden utan skrud), med
9 Anna Lisa Näsman; född 21.4.1849 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo (Näsman Nyback), död 12.1.1922 i Korsholm, Miekka.

16 Iisak Näsman; född 5.7.1825 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax, död 26.10.1898 i Västerhankmo.
Gift 18.5.1851 i Kvevlax, med
17 Maria Näsman; född 27.5.1827 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 21.11.1920 i Västerhankmo.
Hon var gift tidigare 7.5.1848, med Jakob Back; född 29.1.1829 i Kvevlax, död 22.1.1850 i Petsmo.

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Iisak Näsman (#32) was in fact a Malmsten - both he and his son Iisak married girls from the Näsman family (## 17 and 9)

32 Iisak Näsman; född 30.8.1800 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, Bonde, död 16.4.1881 i Västerhankmo.
Gift 27.12.1821 i Kvevlax, med
33 Maria Varg; född 8.3.1800 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 13.5.1858 i Västerhankmo.

64 = 38 (Lars Malmsten)
65 = 39 (Brita Svan)

38 Lars Malmsten; född 1765 i Burträsk, Sverige, död 31.1.1839 i Västerhankmo.
Gift (1) 5.12.1788 i Kvevlax, med Maria Hurr; född 3.1.1766, död 14.9.1798 i Kvevlax.
Gift (2) 13.7.1800 i Kvevlax, med
39 Brita Svan; född 25.1.1779 i Kvevlax, Piga, död 9.3.1844 i Kvevlax.


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18 Iisak Näsman; född 6.12.1801 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, Smed och bonde, död 13.1.1870 i Kvevlax.
Gift 21.11.1824 i Kvevlax, med
19 Brita Christina Näsman; född 15.8.1804 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 12.8.1888 i Västerhankmo.

34 Johan Näsman; född 29.4.1797 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 13.11.1890 i Västerhankmo.
Gift (2) 12.7.1842 i Kvevlax, med Anna Varg; född 17.5.1814 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 17.10.1869 i Västerhankmo.
Gift (1) 11.1.1818 i Kvevlax, med
35 Katarina Örn; född 18.12.1796 i Kvevlax Vassor, död 26.8.1841 i Västerhankmo Kvevlax.


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36 Iisak Iisaksson d y Näsman; född 17.9.1769 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, som äldre tvilling, död 12.2.1842 i Västerhankmo.
Gift 14.12.1800 i Kvevlax, med
37 Maria Örn; född 1.9.1779 i Kvevlax Vassor, död 9.7.1835 i Västerhankmo Kvevlax.

68 Johan Näsman; född 4.7.1772 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, död 20.12.1853 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax.
Gift 5.12.1790 i Kvevlax, med
69 Anna Östman; född 24.8.1772 i Kvevlax, Vassor, död 6.11.1858 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo.


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72 Iisak Näsman; född 9.7.1742 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, död 29.11.1821 i Västerhankmo.
Gift (1) 16.1.1763 i Kvevlax, med Lisa; född 6.6.1742 i Mustasaari, Petsmo, död 29.4.1765 i Kvevlax.
Gift (2) 13.12.1767, med
73 Catharina; född 1747, död 7.6.1816 i Västerhankmo.

136 Gustaf Näsman; född 8.2.1743 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, död 19.5.1809 i Kvevlax.
Gift 1.1.1769 i Kvevlax, med
137 Anna Stenbäck; född 8.2.1747 i Kvevlax, Österhankmo, Soldatsdotter, död 6.9.1828 i Kvevlax.


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144 Iisak Näsman; född 1710 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Bonde på Näsman hemman 3/8 mantal 1769, död 16.9.1769 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax.
Gift 12.12.1731 i Kvevlax, med
145 Margeta Haldin; född 3.6.1710 i Voitby, Korsholm, död 16.12.1792 i Västerhankmo.

272 = 144 (Iisak Näsman)
273 = 145 (Margeta Haldin)


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288 Johan Näsman; född 22.4.1680 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Bonde, död 1714 i Storkyro.
Gift med
289 Maria; född 1678, död 11.5.1760 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax.

290 Matts Haldin; född omkring 1680 i Korsholm.
Gift med
291 Karin.


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576 Hans Näs; född 27.4.1649 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Bonde, död 2.11.1730 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax.
Gift 28.9.1676, med
577 Brita; född 1639 i Jungsund, död 26.12.1730 i Västerhankmo, Kvevlax.

580 Johan Haldin; född omkring 1650 i Korsholm Miekka.
Gift med
581 Brita; född omkring 1650 i Korsholm?.


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1152 Matts Näs; född 1620 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Bonde 1671-1684.
Gift med
1153 Margareta.

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2304 Iisak; född efter 1595, Måg och bonde på Näsman hemman omkring 1625-1666.
Gift med
2305 Margareta Näs; född omkring 1600 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo.

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4610 Ragvald Näs; född omkring 1545 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Antecknad som bonde 1600-1623.
Gift med
4611 Kristin Kullom; född omkring 1550 i Maxmo Kerklax.

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9220 Matts Näs; född omkring 1520 i Kvevlax Västerhankmo, Antecknad som bonde 1571 och 1588.

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18440 Ragvald Näs; född omkring 1495 i Kvevlax, Västerhankmo, Antecknad i jordeböckerna 1546 o. 1567.

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36880 Matz Näs; född omkring 1465.

jmmccart99
02-06-07, 06:34
Småtts in Sweden - part 5 of 14

Generation II (Pörtom) (cont.)

Discussion of Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm, founder of Aspholm hemman


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WARNING: this line is not ancestral to the Smått branch under discussion. It is included for historical reasons; and to provide a caution if you happen across it on the Internet.

That being said, if anyone has corrections or additions, they are obviously welcome. Along the same line, if anyone has the history of why Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm left the Aspholm hemman, it would fill a gap not addressed in Pörtom Historia. Finally, any input on the two bönder, "Steffan" and "Carl", who followed him, would be helpful.


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Gullman-Aspholm Founder of Aspholm

Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm (1760-1808), married Elisabeth Mattsdotter Sten (1782 i Malax).

Their ancestries are summarized below. The basic research was by Helge Norrback (and is correct). Note that Norrback is NOT cited for "Steffan" and "Carl" as children of Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm and Elisabeth Mattsdotter Sten.

Hence, "Barn III:3, s 5" (Carl) is incorrect for this couple. Also incorrect are suggestions (see below) that Staffan and Carl, as sons of Matts, divided the Aspholm hemman ca 1800. They did divide the farm, but even the relationship (if any) between them is not stated in Pörtom Historia.


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Matts Mattsson Gullman-Aspholm Family

IV:5 fm ff
Mattsson Gullman Aspholm, Matts. Nybyggare; Bonde. Född 1760-02-28 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Död 1808-07-30 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Bondson från Nymans hemman i Övermalax. Upptog nybygget Aspholm på 1780-talet. Nybygget blev delat ca 1800 mellan Staffan och Carl. (Barn III:3, s 5, Far V:9, s 10, Mor V:10, s 10)

Gift 1782-01-06 (Helge Norrback) med efterföljande ana.

[Not]
HisKi (Malax - Maalahti) [baptisms & deaths only; no marriages; baptisms end 1799; deaths end 1850]
28.2.1760, 2.3.1760, Öfverby; Matths Gullman; Maria Erici; Mathias
12.11.1762, 14.11.1762, Öfverby; Mats Marci Sten; Lisa Johanni; Elisabeth

19.10.1782, 20.10.1782, Öfverby, Matts Gullman; Elisabet Mattsdr; Maria
18.11.1783, 19.11.1783, Öfverby, Mats Matss. Gullman; Lisa Matsdr; Mathias (+ 5/12 1784)
13.11.1784, 14.11.1784, Öfv. Malax; Matts Mattss. Gullman; Lisa Mattsdr; Elisabeth
25.2.1786, 26.2.1786, Öf. by; Matts Mattss. Aspholm; Elisab. Mattsdr; Marcus
31.7.1787, 4.8.1787, Öf. by; Nyb. Matts Aspholm Lisa Matthsdr 25 Beatha
14.10.1788, 17.10.1788, Öf. by; Matts Mattss. Aspholm; Lisa Mattsdr, 24; Mathias
23.5.1790, 24.5.1790; Matts Mattss. Aspholm Lisa Mattsdr 23 Brigitta (+ 31/3 1792)
18.10.1791, 23.10.1791, Öf. by; Matts Matss. Aspholm; Elis. Mattsdr, 29; Johannes
26.2.1793, 27.2.1793, Öf. malax; Mats Aspholm; Lisa Mattsdr, 30; Catharina (+ 15/5 1795)
6.5.1794, 10.5.1794, Öf. by; Matts Mattss. Aspholm; Lisa Mattsdr, 32; Eric
12.9.1795, 20.9.1795; Matts Mattss. Aspholm; Lisa Mattsdr, 35; Isaac
6.11.1796, 6.11.1796, Öfv. ; Matts Aspholm; Lisa Matsdr, 32; Israel
12.4.1799, 16.4.1799, Ö.m.; Matts Aspholm; Lisa Mattsdr, 36; Ulrica

IV:6 fm fm
Mattsdotter Sten, Elisabeth. Född 1762-11-12 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Barn III:3, s 5, Far V:11, s 11, Mor V:12, s 11)

Barn:

Mattsson Aspholm, Staffan.

Mattsson Aspholm Röj, Isak. Bonde. Född 1801-08-23 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Död 1872-06-08 (Helge Norrback).

Mattsson Aspholm Hällbacka, Carl. Född (Paul Höglund, Märsta). Död 1831-08-04 i Pörtom, (Finland) (Paul Höglund, Märsta). (Se III:3, s 5).

[Not]
Steffan och Carl - omöjlig


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Gullman (Malax) Ancestry

V:9 fm ff f
Markusson Gullman, Matts. Kyrkvärd i Övermalax. Född 1726-08-05 (Helge Norrback). Död 1805-02-20 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Barn IV:5, s 7)

Gift 1° 1749-01-15 (Helge Norrback) med efterföljande ana.

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[Not]
HisKi (Malax - Maalahti)
5.8.1726, 7.8.1726; Markus Ersson; Caren Markus:dr; Matts
20.2.1805, 28.2.1805, Ö.m.; Gl.bd. o. kyrkovärd. Matts Markuss. Gullman; åld.bräckl. o. bråck; 78y 6m 15d; original - ALKUPKOMM: gift

19.2.1729, 23.2.1729; Erich Bränn; Chirstin Jons:dr; Maria
21.2.1784, 29.2.1784, Öfverby; h:ru Maria Eriksd:r; lungsot; 55y 11d; relative: Kyrkovärd. (make) Matths Gullman

[no other children searched]
28.2.1760, 2.3.1760, Öfverby; Matths Gullman; Maria Erici; Mathias
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Ericsdotter Bränn, Maria. Född 1729-02-19 (Helge Norrback). Död 1784-02-21 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Barn IV:5, s 7)

Barn:

Mattsson Gullman Aspholm, Matts. Född 1760-02-28 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Död 1808-07-30 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Se IV:5, s 7).

Mattsdotter Gullman, Brita. Född 1761-07-07 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Död 1820-10-15 (Helge Norrback).


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Sten (Malax) Ancestry

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Marcusson Sten, Mathias. Född 1736-09-13 (Helge Norrback). Död 1799-12-10 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Barn IV:6, s 8)

Gift 1760-02-10 (Helge Norrback) med efterföljande ana.

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HisKi (Malax - Maalahti)
13.9.1736, 19.9.1736; Marcus Stein; Beata Johansdr; Matthias
10.12.1799, 15.12.1799, Ö.m.; Husb. Matts Marcusson Steen; tvinsot; 63y 3m 2d; original - ALKUPKOMM: gift

6.5.1736, 9.5.1736; Johan Udd; Brita Mårthensdr; Elisabeta
16.10.1813, 24.10.1813, Ö.m.; Bd.enk. Lisa Johs.d:r Stén; 77y

[no other children searched]
12.11.1762, 14.11.1762, Öfverby; Mats Marci Sten; Lisa Johanni; Elisabeth
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V:12 fm fm m
Johansdotter Udd, Elisabeth. Född 1736-05-06 (Helge Norrback). Död 1813-10-16 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Barn IV:6, s 8)

Barn:

Mattsdotter Sten, Elisabeth. Född 1762-11-12 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). (Se IV:6, s 8).

Mattsson Sten Högbacka, Eric. Bonde. Född 1773-09-10 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback). Död 1847-04-10 i Malax, (Finland) (Helge Norrback).


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Some Interesting Gullman Deaths

HisKi (Malax - Maalahti)

30.11.1755, 7.12.1755, Öfverby; Änck. Walborg Jacobi Gullman; bröstvärk; 85y 8m
26.6.1763, 29.6.1763, Öfverby; H:ru Catharina Gullman; en växt under armen, kräfta; 68y
4.12.1764, 16.12.1764, Öfverby; Nämndem. Marcus Erss. Gullman; slag; 60y 4m
13.12.1766, 26.12.1766, Öfverby; Hendrik Pehrss. Gulman; styng; 66y
13.10.1780, 22.10.1780, Öfverby; h:ru Lisa Jacobsd:r; barnsäng; 21y 9m 2w 1d; relative: (make) Maths Gullman
* 3.10.1780, 3.10.1780, Öfverby; Maths Gullman; Lisa Jacobsdr; Maria (tvill. + 18/10 1780)
* 3.10.1780, 3.10.1780, Öfverby; Maths Gullman; Lisa Jacobsdr; Catharina (tvill. + 19/2 1788)
26.11.1781, 9.12.1781, Öfverby; Änck. Beatha Matsd:r Gullman; åld.bräckl.; 80y
21.2.1784, 29.2.1784, Öfverby; h:ru Maria Eriksd:r; lungsot; 55y 11d; relative: Kyrkovärd. (make) Matths Gullman
3.1.1786, 8.1.1786, Öfv.by; Enk. Beatha Matthsd:r Gullman; ålderd.; 83y
20.2.1805, 28.2.1805, Ö.m.; Gl.bd. o. kyrkovärd. Matts Markuss. Gullman; åld.bräckl. o. bråck ; 78y 6m 15d
15.11.1805, 24.11.1805, Ö.m.; d:r Sophia; ok.b.sj.; 1y 8m; relative: (far) Matts Aspholm (numera Gullman)
30.7.1808, 1808; Ö.m.; Bd. Matts Mattss. Gullman; död af de sår, som har fick af ryska cossak., d. 25 juni; 48y 5m; original - ALKUPKOMM: gift.

jmmccart99
02-09-08, 18:28
I have to apologize for not posting the remaining parts of Småtts in Sweden. On reviewing parts 6-9, I got hung up on an important family line (Söderman) and wanted to do more research.

Right now, I am too tied up in my day job to do much on this. So, Chris and Jan, I haven't forgotten you. Chris will understand drop dead dates.

JMM

PS: We had something of a Styf family gathering of cousins in August. My cousin Pete noted that we seemed to have mellowed over the years. Probably so.

Hannah
19-10-15, 18:58
Hi, I hope this thread is still going. I'm the granddaughter of Johanna Johannesdotter Nordman and Gabriel Isaakson Dahlbo. Gabriel and his brothers changed their last name to Norbeck in this country and Johanna became Hannah. They lived in several places, but their last home was in St. Maries, Idaho. They had ten children, eight of whom have living descendants. I have my family tree on Ancestry.com as Norbeck family tree.

June Pelo
19-10-15, 22:26
Sadly, the people who were involved in that discussion many years ago seem to have dropped out. Just re-reading all those postings brought back memories of the hey-day of this Forum when we had so many members interested in genealogy. Seeing the Norbeck name reminds me that I was confirmed by a Rev. Norbeck in Michigan many, many years ago. Don't remember anything about him.

Drew
05-05-17, 15:37
Subscribing to this thread...

I think the Johan Johansson Smått and Stina Mattsdotter Röj referenced below may be paternal grandparents to my great grandmother. I need to research further. I'm still learning my way around the Swede-Finn records, but wanted to awaken this thread.

jmmccarthy99's posts list many resources, including "PH - K.V. Åkerblom, Pörtom Historia (Vasa 1954)". Can this be found or ordered somewhere? I have access to church records on FFHA.


Johan Johansson Smått (1787-aft.1849) married in 1810 Anna Johansdotter Lång (1789-1829)(d/o Johan Johansson Lång and Margareta Andersdotter Ståhl; see her Lång ancestry in the next post). They had (at least) three children before Anna died, including Isak (next below). Johan then married in 1831, Stina Mattsdotter Röj (1804-??) (d/o ??), from Malax. See PH Smått tab 7 & Lång tab 7; HisKi; AN6, e.g., s.3 V:27-30; s.126 V:1-2; KOR MIÅ tafel II:1.