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Jonas Hägg

Birth4 APR 18891 2 3 4 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Hälsingland
Immigrate19132
 
from Liverpool, England (and Sweden before that)
Reside1913
 
for one year (with sister, Mathilda Westburg)
ResideJUN 19175
 
5
married, one child, tall, medium build, blue eyes and brown hair5
Military
 
Sweden Army / Private
8 months
Flag of Sweden
Reside19202
 
2
Reside19303
 
3
Reside19404
 
4
Reside19426
 
6
962 North Farnham Strreet6
Death19561
 
1
Grave
Officiant: Rev. M W DeWitt, Pastor, church of the Open Bible
Aged: 66.7 years

Jonas was born Jonas Hägg in Gäddvick, Alfta, Hälsingland, Sweden. Using that name, he sailed from Sweden to Liverpool, England; and thence to New York on the ship, "Celtic." He arrived on 10 Nov 1913 with a group of young people who came from Alfta and Bollnäs. With the group was a young lady who would become his wife, Kristina Ström.

Jonas' stated destination was the home of his sister, Thilda Westberg, who lived at 4455 Drexel Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. Kristina Ström's record on that list gives the same address, but refers to Tilda as Tilda Hägg. This was Jonas' sister, Mathilda who may have married a man named Westberg, or she just chose to use that surname.

Having arrived in America, Jonas seems to have decided to take his sister's married name as his own. It was common among new Swedish immigrants to either "Americanize" or even change their surnames, so it was not difficult for Jonas to make this decision. The difficulty, rather, was in finding his family in America!

The other people with the Alfta and Bollnäs group on the ship in 1913 were: - Anna Ström, age 23, daughter of Olof Ström of Alfta; destination 67 Alton Street, Boston, Massachusetts -Anna Jansson, 21, daughter of Olof Olsson of Alfta; destination, 67 Alton Street, Boston, Massachusetts -Olof Olofsson, 21, son of Olof Hägg of Bollnäs; destination, Kingsburg, [Fresno], California


Kristina1 2 3 Ström1 2 3

Birth9 AUG 18971 2 3 1 2 3
Immigrate10 NOV 19131 2
 
from Liverpool, England (and Sweden before that)
Reside19201
 
1
Reside19302
 
2
Reside19403
 
3
Death1981
 
( place questionable )
Aged: 83.4 years

On 10 Nov 1913, Kristina Ström arrived in New York City on the ship, "Celtic," from Liverpool, England. The list of passengers seeming to be related in some way were the following:

1) Ström, Anna, age 23, female, single, from Alfta, Sweden and of Scandinavian heritage, daughter of Olof Ström of Alfta, destination: 67 Alston St., Boston, Massachusetts

2) Ström, Kristina, age 16, female, single, of Norrby, Sweden and of Scandinavian heritage, daughter of Johan Ström of Norrby, Sweden, destination: 4455 Drexell Blvd., Chicago, Illinois, the home of her friend, Tilda Hägg.

3) Jansson, Anna, age 21, female, single, a servant, of Alfta, Sweden, Sweden and of Scandinavian heritage, daughter of Jonas Andersson of Nordana, Alfta, Sweden, destination: 67 Alston St., Boston, Massachusetts

4) Olofsson, Olof, age 21, male, single, of Bollnäs, Sweden and of Scandinavian heritage, son of Olof Olsson of Erikonas (?), Bollnäs, Sweden, destination: Box 138, Rt. 1, Kingsburg, California, the home of his uncle, Johan Olson.

5) Hägg, Jonas, age 24, male, single, lumberman, of Alfta, Sweden Sweden and of Scandinavian heritage, son of Olof Hägg of Gäddvik, Alfta, Sweden, destination: 4455 Drexel Blvd., Chicago, Illinois, the home of his sister, Tilda Westberg.

In 2008, a 91 year old lady in Sweden told Ulf KaxeKarlson that Kristina emigrated to America with her fiance, Jonas Hägg. She was pretty sure they were going to Chicago. Also in 2008, Christina's nephew, Anders Norlund, a man now in his 80s), remembered hearing his name on the loudspeaker when he was in Bishop Hill, Henry County, Illinois with a dance troupe. It was then that he met Christina, his mother's sister. She hugged him hard and for a long time. Unfortunately, he could not speak a word of English, and she had forgotten most of her Swedish, so they did not say much to each other. Anders is a son of Christina's sister, Signa Lovisa Ström. 


ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Ruth M. 

8 MAY 191519 OCT 1993  IL, Knox Co, Galesburg Wilbert G. "Bill" Lester 
2+

Marian C. 

abt 1919bef 2008  IL James R. "Jim" Johnson 
3+

Everett Jonas 

11 JUL 192426 APR 2010  IL Frieda Augusta "Fritz" Lemberg 
4

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Sources
  1. Findagrave Jonas Westberg
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1940
  5. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  6. FamilySearch United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  7. Correspondence: Kjell Bjureman of Bollnäs, Gävleborgs län, Sweden;
  8. Other: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 1913; microfilm serial T 715; microfilm roll T715_2217; line 18;
  9. Website:Obituary for Everett Jonas Westberg; from the Galesburg Register-Mail;
  1. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1940
  4. Correspondence: Ulf Kaxekarlsson of Dalarna, Sweden to V. Smallwood, email of Feb 2008;
  5. Other: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 1913; microfilm serial T 715; microfilm roll T715_2217; line 15.;
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