Margareta Elisabet GORSDOTTER

Female 1858 - 1931  (72 years)


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  • Name Margareta Elisabet GORSDOTTER 
    Nickname Greta Lisa Gorsdotter 
    Born 19 Oct 1858  Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Record
    Birth Record
    Margaretta Gorsdotter
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 19 
    Reference Number 3156 
    Died 22 Jan 1931  Edina, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 24 Jan 1931  Swedish Baptist Cemetery, Rose City, Douglas, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Memorial
    Memorial
    Margreta Goranson Sundberg
    1858 - 1931
    Person ID I3156  mm
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 

    Father Goran ERSSON,   b. 14 Jun 1821, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1888, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Sofia LARSDOTTER,   b. 01 Sep 1824, Moråsen, Stora Skedvi Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1889, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1857  Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anatolius SUNDBERG,   b. 02 Jul 1849, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1925, Burleene Township, Todd, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 May 1879  Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Marriage Record
    Marriage Record
    Anatolius Sundberg and Margaretta Gorsdotter
    Cen-Head Between 1884 and 1893  Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • The 1884-1893 Household Examination shows the following family

      Anatolius Sundberg, b. Jul 2, 1854 Torsång, married 1879, came 1884-12-20 from N. Amerika.
      wife: Greta Lisa Görsdotter, b. Oct 19, 1858 Torsång, married 1879.
      daughter: Agnes Adelina, b. Dec 8, 1885 Torsång.
      son: Artur Emanuel, b. Oct 15, 1887 Torsång.
      son: Axel Valdemar, b. May 7, 1890 Torsång.
      daughter: Betty Regina, b. Sep 7, 1892 Torsång.
    1884-1893 Husförhörslängder
    1884-1893 Husförhörslängder
    Anatolius and Margaretta (Gorsdtr) Sundberg
    Cen-Head Between 1894 and 1900  Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1894-1900 Household Examination shows the following family.

      Anatolius Sundberg, b July 2, 1849 Torsång parish, married 1879.
      wife: Greta Lisa Gorsdotter, b. Oct 19, 1858, Torsång parish, married 1879.
      daughter: Agnes Adalina, b. Dec 8, 1858, Torsång parish.
      son: Arthur Emanuel, b. Oct 15, 1887 Torsång parish.
      son: Axel Valdemar, b. May 7, 1890 Torsång parish.
      daughter: Betty Regina, b. Sept 7, 1892 Torsång parish.
      daughter: Elsa Mariana, b. Apr 30, 1895 Torsång parish.
      daughter: Svea Ingeborg, b. Jan 17, 1898 Torsång parish.
    1894-1900 Husförhörslängder
    1894-1900 Husförhörslängder
    Anatolius and Margaretta (Gorsdtr) Sundberg
    Immigratn 13 Aug 1900  Gothenburg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • Anatolius and Margaretta emigrated from Sweden in 1900 along with their children. The initial part of their journey was aboard the ship "Aristo" sailing from Gothenburg, Sweden to Hull, England.
    Passenger List
    Passenger List
    Anatolius Sundberg family
    Immigratn 29 Aug 1900  [10
    • Anatolius and Margaretta emigrated from Sweden in 1900 along with their children. They arrived August 29, 1900 aboard the "Oceanic" which left from Liverpool.

      Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1899. 17,272 gross tons; 704 (bp) feet long; 63 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 19 knots. 1,710 passengers (410 first class, 300 second class, 1,000 third class).
      Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1899 and named Oceanic. Liverpool-New York service. World’s largest liner 1899-1901. Converted to wartime Aux. Cruiser. Stranded in the Shetland 9/1914. Gradually scrapped on the spot in 1924.
      The ship manifest indicates Anatolius was 51 years old, occupation listed as laborer and he had $400.00. His final destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also listed were: Greta, 42; Agnes, 15, servant; Arthur, 13, laborer; Axel, 10; Betty, 8; Elsa, 5y 6 m; and Ivea (sic) 2.
    Passenger List
    Passenger List
    SS Oceanic
    Notes 
    • From a web site that was supposed to be about Motor Museum but that part wasn't functional yet.

      TORSÅNG - THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

      This part of our country, which is called Dalarna, is full of historical memories. Torsång is a small village, and you will find it if you follow the road 8 km southeast of Borlänge along the river Dalälven. People have lived here since the Stone Age and the place is one of the oldest parishes in Dalarna.

      The church is the oldest preserved building in Torsång. It was built in the 14th century, and the christening font is from the 13th century. The building is made of granite and brick, and is very beautiful.


      To understand the importance of Torsång, you have to know a little about the geographi of Dalarna. In Dalarna there are two rivers taking up all water from the western and northern parts. They are called Västerdalälven and Österdalälven. These two rivers brings together in Dalälven a couple of miles north of Torsång, and floats through Torsång out to the sea. The water from the eastern part of Dalarna floats down to a lake called Runn. Runn is connected to Dalälven with a small river called Lillälven.


      Falu Koppargruva has always needed lots of wood. At the beginning of the 17th century was the neighbourhood out of wood and the king of Sweden, Karl IX, banned cutting trees in an area of 10 km around Falun. Since the rivers always have been used for transporting it became natural to take the trees in the big forests in the eastern and northern parts of Dalarna, and from there float them down the river to Falun by way of Torsång.


      In the middle of the sixties the last log was floated down this river, and this village began to die.


      At the end of the seventies some of the government institutions were moved to Borlänge. Lots of people had to move from Stockholm to Borlänge. This was a new time of prosperity for Torsång. About 150 houses and a new provision shop were built in Torsång. This generation now has grown-up children and the provision shop has had to close down.


      Nowadays you can say that this village begins to come to life when it's time for the spring flood, and that it slows down when the trees lose their leaves. [12]
    Children 
     1. Hedda Elisabeth SUNDBERG,   b. 11 Oct 1880, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1882, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Agnes Adelina SUNDBERG,   b. 08 Dec 1885, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1908, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 22 years)
    +3. Arthur Emanuel SUNDBERG,   b. 15 Oct 1887, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1973, Marion Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Axel Valdemar SUNDBERG,   b. 07 May 1890, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1964, San Bernardino, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Betty Regina SUNDBERG,   b. 07 Sep 1892, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1991, Bloomington, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     6. Elsa Mariana SUNDBERG,   b. 30 Apr 1895, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1986, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +7. Svea Ingaborg SUNDBERG,   b. 17 Jan 1898, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1986, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +8. John Venner SUNDBERG,   b. 28 Feb 1903, Eagle Bend, Todd, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1982, Alexandria, Douglas, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigratn - 13 Aug 1900 - Gothenburg, SWEDEN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1931 - Edina, Hennepin, MN Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S149] Minn Death Certificate, 1931-MN-005097, Mrs. Margaretha Elizabeth Sundberg, Mrs. Henry Hansen informant.

    2. [S616] Kopparberg Board @ ancestry.com, Bo Johansson, (Nov. 2007).

    3. [S739] Swedish Parish Records, (Genline.com, Ancestry Date, 2011), 2162.34.54300.

    4. [S149] Minn Death Certificate, 1931-MN-005097, Mrs. Margaretha Elizabeth Sundbert, Mrs. Henry Hansen informant.

    5. [S1] MKM, Compiler: McGoldrick, Mary Kennon.

    6. [S91] 1910 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1910, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    7. [S739] Swedish Parish Records, (Genline.com, Ancestry Date, 2011), 100020.21.59000.

    8. [S741] Swedish Records, (www.arkivdigital.net, Ancestry Date, 2011), Torsång AI:15a (1884-1893) Image 89 / page 80.

    9. [S741] Swedish Records, (www.arkivdigital.net, Ancestry Date, 2011), Torsång AI:16a (1894-1900) Image 100 / page 88.

    10. [S249] Ellis Island Online.

    11. [S736] Gothenburg, Sweden Passenger Lists, Göteborgs Poliskammare, EIX 1-143, 1869–1950. Landsarkivet i Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden., (Ancestry.com, Provo. UT, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    12. [S248] Torsang Web Site.