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Ingemar Ekman
22-05-11, 12:30
Looking for information about Alfred Runar Eriksson born 27 July 1904 in Ytternäs Jomala Åland Finland and his siblings. Their parents were Eligius "Eli" and Linda Eriksson.
Ref to Ellis island records, Alfred Runar arrived New York 11 Oct 1920 and planned to join his aunt Alma Maria Eriksson living in Floral park L.I. NY. Alma Maria was born 31 Aug 1878 and she emigrated 1899 and was married to a Swedish man "Hanborg?".
Alfred Runar Eriksson´s all 6 siblings emigrated but I do not find them in the Ellis island records:
Rut Pauline born 6 Mar 1901, Karl Gunnar born 16 Mar 1903, Mirjam Elisabet born 29 Feb 1908, Sigvard Johan Edvard born 5 Oct 1910, Gunhild Debora born 23 Dec 1912, Margareta Judit Elise born 6 Jul 1916.
Their father Eligius "Eli" Eriksson was shot 3 Oct 1917 by Russian soldiers when he tried to keep watch on his potato-patch and their mother died 1925.

The background for this query is the picnic for the descendants of Mariehamns's first inhabitants. See the english text below the Swedish text at http://ftp.mariehamn.ax/stadskansliet/150/ms_s_04.htm
Best Regards,
Ingemar

BessemerFinn
22-05-11, 15:41
Ruth Erikson, age 27, born Jomala, Finland, arrived New York, NY on 9.10.1928 aboard the SS Stockholm. She identified her nearest relative as sister Debora Eriksson, Mariehamn. And she was going to join her aunt, Alma Hollberg, 131 Plainfield Avenue, Floral Park, NY.

BessemerFinn
22-05-11, 15:59
Mirjam Elisabeth Eriksson arrived New York, NY on 11.8.1921 aboard the SS Stockholm. She was going to join uncle Carl A. Hollberg, 17 Hindale Avenue, Floral Park, NY.

BessemerFinn
22-05-11, 16:31
Sisters Judit and Gunhild Debora Eriksson arrived in New York, NY on 20.2.1935 aboard the SS Manhattan (lines 12 and 13)

Ingemar Ekman
22-05-11, 16:59
Thank you very much for the information about Alfred Runar´s four sisters!! In your last attachment from 1935, Aunt Alma Hollberg has a new address in Floral Park. It is recorded also something about the oldest sister Ruth Hallberg?

BessemerFinn
22-05-11, 18:22
It looks like Judit and Debora Eriksson were discharged to their sister, Ruth Hollburg. What is written after her name may be an address. The 1930 US Census shows Carl Hollberg, wife Alma and son Harvard?, age 39, born Sweden, residing in Floral Park Village, NY. According to the census, Alma and Carl had been married for about 17 years. Also shown are lodgers Alfred Ericson, age 27 and Carl Ericson, age 25; but the census shows both born in Sweden.

Ingemar Ekman
22-05-11, 19:54
Thank you again! In Social Security Death index I found with correct birth dates as the persons we are looking for, an Alma Hollberg born 31 Aug 1878 and she died Jan 1985 at an age of 106 years in Nassau NY and an Alfred Erickson born 27 July 1904 and he died Apr 1976 also in Nassau NY.
I have several times got help from "obituary look-up volunteers" but I do not find Nassau NY among the volunteers.
Best regards,
Ingemar

BessemerFinn
23-05-11, 13:58
You are most welcome. Always happy to help.

More about Ruth Eriksson...

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ruth P. Hollberg
SSN: 086-10-2633
Last Residence: 11010 Franklin Square, Nassau, New York, United States of America
Born: 6 Oct 1901
Died: 7 Aug 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

It looks like Ruth Eriksson married the son of Carl A. Hollberg, husband of Alma.

Attached is the Passenger List for SS Gripsholm, which arrived in New York, NY on 6.12.1932. Lines 13 and 14 show Arvid Hollberg, age 41 and wife Ruth Paulina Hollberg, age 31. In Part 2, Ruth identifies her sister Debora Erikson, Jomala, Finland and mother-in-law Alma Hollberg, 131 Plainfield Avenue, Floral Park, NY.

Regards,
Al

BessemerFinn
23-05-11, 14:10
Attached are US Naturalization records.

BessemerFinn
23-05-11, 14:29
Social Security Death Index
Name: Arvid Hollberg
SSN: 061-07-8615
Last Residence: 11001 Floral Park, Nassau, New York, United States of America
Born: 4 Feb 1891
Died: Sep 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Attached are US Passport Applications for Arvid H. Hollberg and Carl A. Hollberg. Also a WWII Draft Registration for Arvid Hjalmar Hollberg.

There is a person on Ancestry.com, who has a Family Tree for Arvid Hollberg, born 4.2.1891. His wife is shown as Ruth Anderson, but this must be Ruth Eriksson. And the tree shows 2 living children, one male and one female. If you are interested in contact with this person, I will send him a message on your behalf. And provide him with your name and email address. Let me know.

Best Regards,
Al

BessemerFinn
23-05-11, 15:40
Attached are the US Naturalization Record Index and a Family Group Sheet from Ancestry.com

The Family Group Sheet shows a marriage date of 23.5.1943, New York.

Ingemar Ekman
23-05-11, 22:56
Al, Thank you very much for your great help! Yes I will be happy to get in contact with a living child to Ruth and to tell that he/she is a living descendant to his/her ggg grandfather Carl Andersson born 1788 and died 1870 in Mariehamn and Carl was one of the inhabitants when Mariehamn was founded 1861 (150years ago).
Ingemar,
ingemar_ekman(at)hotmail.com