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Johan Jonsson "Jan" Sjölin + Christine Jansdotter Roberg


John C.1 4 5 6 Soderberg1 4 5 6
Karl-Johan Söderberg

Birth29 MAY 18771 4 5
Listed as a son of Johan Sjolin, in whose household he lived with his mother, Kerstin. However, he was a "love-child" of Kerstin's.
EmigrateJUN 1891
to America with his father, Karl August Söderberg
Other11 JUL 1891
Arrival: traveling with Karl A. Soderberg on the ship, "Alaska"
Came to N. America with his father. When he came to the U.S., he stated that he had no relatives in Canada.
Tag19185 ship rigger
Columbia Ship Yard,k Portland, Oregon
Reside12 SEP 19185
231 1/2 Market Street; Left foot lost.5
Moved21 FEB 1920
Arrival from Canada, where he had lived for awhile. Left foot off. His lameness was known, and this fact is
Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Head; Occupation: fisherman? for cannery. Also in the household was his brother, Frank Soderberg.4
Tag1930 fisherman
Reside4 APR 1935
Death1 MAR 1939
Andrew Sholin of Homer, Alaksa listed for emergencies
Aged: 61.8 years
Never Married, No Children

John's U.S. World War I Registration Card shows that his left foot was lost. This corroborates Ann Sholin's mention of him using a peg leg when he met her at the boat in Alaska when she went up there to marry Carl's cousin.

Also, the card shows his nearest relative as Christine Soderberg of 1502 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco, where she was known to live around this time.

John was one of only two of his mother's children to survive past the age of about 25. Both he and his brother, Frank came to America. No records have been found that either of them married or had children.

The Pioneer Home in Alaska first admitted John Soderberg on 12 Mar 1935. He was readmitted 14 Feb 1938, and died there 1 Mar 1939.

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  1. Findagrave John Soderberg
  2. FamilySearch John Soderberg Alaska, Pioneer Home discharge index, 1913-1958
  3. FamilySearch Jöhan Sjölin Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  5. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  6. Correspondence: 1890; CD lookup by Inga-Lil Johansson;
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