Genealogy Hans Högman
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The Strindberg Family

The Strindberg family originates from the town of Sollefteå in the county of Västernorrland (province of Ångermanland). Many members of the Strindberg family have been working at the Sollefteå Iron Mill (Sollefteå Bruk). The mill was closed a long time ago. The map below shows Västernorrland County (Län) in Sweden with Sollefteå town. Västernorrland is in mid Sweden and Sollefteå is located about 550 km north of Stockholm. The population of Sollefteå is 8,562 (2010). The county code of Västernorrland is "Y". For example Sollefteå (Y).

The Strindberg Name

In Sweden we began using family names at the end of the 1800-hundreds, that is children inherited the same surname as their father. In the year 1901 a law was passed stating that we had to use family names. Before that we used patronymic names. That means that the children were given a last name ending with -son or -dotter (daughter) and started with the father’s first name. For example, if a man called Anders Nilsson had a son named Peter and a daughter named Anna, the children’s full name would be: Peter Andersson and Anna Anderssdotter. That is Peter son of Anders and Anna daughter of Anders. If Peter had a son called Nils, then Nils’s full name would be Nils Petersson. Normally the "-son" surnames are spelt with two "s". These ways of giving surnames (patronymic) are still used on Iceland. At the end of the 1800's when people started to change their patronymic surnames to family names they often took a family name with a local association to nature, farm name, village name etc. But most people kept their "-son" name as a family name. The map to the right shows the town of Sollefteå and the farm "Kläpparna". The river is "Ångermanälven". A more detailed map. The patronymics were mostly used in the rural areas. Among nobility, clergy, the military, etc they started much earlier with family names. Priests often spelt their names in Latin way, for example Laurentius Hornaues (Lars from Horn). The different groups had different patterns of names.

What about the Strindberg name?

There are many Strindberg families in Sweden that is not related and this is the story of "my" Strindberg family. We have to go back to the beginning of the 1800's. My mother's father's father's father Adam Strindberg (1800-1863), born in Strinne village, parish of Multrå (Y), changed his patronymic name to the family name Strindberg. His father was Adam Michelsson (1769- 1810) so Adam Strindberg was born Adam Adamsson. Adam was a blacksmith at the Sollefteå Iron Mill. In the year 1821 when he got married to Anna Holmberg (1798-1869) he is listed in the church records under the name of Strindberg. At that time he had the title mästersven (master smith) and he probably changed his surname to a family name when he became a professional blacksmith. The first part of the Strindberg name probably comes from the village name Strinne were Adam was born (Strinne was spelt Strinde in former days). Berg means mountain.

My mother’s father’s parents

My mother's father's father was Petrus Strindberg, born December 14, 1849 in Sollefteå Bruk (Y). He died February 8, 1920 in Björkå, Överlännäs parish (Y). Petrus worked at the Sollefteå Bruk (Sollefteå Iron Mill). My mother's father's mother was Martha Dorothea Andersdotter. She was born February 4, 1855 in Knäsjön, Sollefteå(Y). She died in 1924 in Björkå, Överlännäs parish  (Y). The image to the right shows Petrus and Martha Strindberg, Sollefteå Bruk (Y). Petrus and Martha were married November 11, 1876 in Sollefteå. They had 6 children: 1. Johannes (1878 - 1878) Sollefteå Bruk 2. Ester Helena (1879 - 1888) Sollefteå Bruk 3. Anna Margareta (1881 - 1934) Sollefteå Bruk 4. Hulda Kristina (1886 - 1888) Sollefteå Bruk 5. Carl Georg (1887 - 1938) Sollefteå Bruk 6. Erik Albert (1891 - 1963) Sollefteå Bruk  (my maternal grandfather)

My maternal grandfather, Albert Strindberg

My mother's father was Erik Albert Strindberg, born January 1, 1891 in Sollefteå Bruk, Sollefteå(Y). Hi died September 21, 1963 in Sollefteå. My mother's mother was Anna Margareta Strindberg (maiden name Pettersson). She was born May 11, 1897 in Mellanngransjö village, Helgum parish (Y). She died May 12, 1966 in Sollefteå. Albert and Anna had a farm just south of Sollefteå. Albert also was a vägmästare (Road master?, built roads). The name of the farm was "Kläpparna". Albert built the farm at the end of the 1910's. The image to the right shows Anna and Albert Strindberg, Sollefteå (Y). Anna and Albert had 5 children: 1. Bror Erland (1922 - 1997) Sollefteå 2. Nils Erik (1925 - 2014) Sollefteå 3. Anna-Greta (1923 - 2014) Sollefteå   (my mother) 4. Per-Olof (1929 - 2015) Sollefteå 5. Ulla Kristina (1934 - ) Sollefteå Albert and Anna are buried at the Sollefteå Cemetery .

My Mother's Mother’s Parents

My Grandmother Anna's father was Lars Abraham Pettersson, born April 5, 1862 in the village of Västergransjö, Helgum (Y). He died June 19, 1926 in Helgum. Lars was a målarmästare (master house painter). My Grandmother Anna's mother was Margareta Jonson, born April 20, 1861 in the village of Västergransjö Helgum (Y). She died July 21, 1932 in Helgum. The picture to the right is a photo of my grandparents farm, Kläpparna in Sollefteå(Y). The house is no longer there.

My maternal grandfather’s Siblings

The following two persons are the two of Albert's siblings that reached adulthood:

Anna Margareta Hammarberg/Widekvist

Margareta, born January 19, 1881 in Sollefteå (Y). She died January 18 1934, in Skönsmon parish, in the city Sundsvall (Y). She was married twice, first Hammarberg and second Widekvist.

Carl Georg Strindberg

Georg, born November 3, 1887 in Sollefteå (Y). He died April 7, 1938. He was married twice, first with Margareta Svedin (1880-10-07 - 1970-07-07), and then with Signe Järnström, born 1898-02-06.

Links

Descendent chart, Adam Strindberg  Ancestor chart Albert Strindberg  Photo Gallery the Strindberg family (Y)  The charts are in Swedish but are easy to understand. Click on "s * " in the charts to navigate. Descendant charts are family charts beginning with an ancestor back in times, a progenitor, and shows all descendants down to present times. Ancestor charts are family charts beginning with a person in present times and show ancestors back in times.

A short dictionary for the charts:

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The Strindberg

Family

The Strindberg family originates from the town of Sollefteå in the county of Västernorrland (province of Ångermanland). Many members of the Strindberg family have been working at the Sollefteå Iron Mill (Sollefteå Bruk). The mill was closed a long time ago. The map below shows Västernorrland County (Län) in Sweden with Sollefteå town. Västernorrland is in mid Sweden and Sollefteå is located about 550 km north of Stockholm. The population of Sollefteå is 8,562 (2010). The county code of Västernorrland is "Y". For example Sollefteå (Y).

The Strindberg Name

In Sweden we began using family names at the end of the 1800-hundreds, that is children inherited the same surname as their father. In the year 1901 a law was passed stating that we had to use family names. Before that we used patronymic names. That means that the children were given a last name ending with -son or -dotter (daughter) and started with the father’s first name. For example, if a man called Anders Nilsson had a son named Peter and a daughter named Anna, the children’s full name would be: Peter Andersson and Anna Anderssdotter. That is Peter son of Anders and Anna daughter of Anders. If Peter had a son called Nils, then Nils’s full name would be Nils Petersson. Normally the "-son" surnames are spelt with two "s". These ways of giving surnames (patronymic) are still used on Iceland. At the end of the 1800's when people started to change their patronymic surnames to family names they often took a family name with a local association to nature, farm name, village name etc. But most people kept their "- son" name as a family name. The map to the right shows the town of Sollefteå and the farm "Kläpparna". The river is "Ångermanälven". A more detailed map. The patronymics were mostly used in the rural areas. Among nobility, clergy, the military, etc they started much earlier with family names. Priests often spelt their names in Latin way, for example Laurentius Hornaues (Lars from Horn). The different groups had different patterns of names.

What about the Strindberg name?

There are many Strindberg families in Sweden that is not related and this is the story of "my" Strindberg family. We have to go back to the beginning of the 1800's. My mother's father's father's father Adam Strindberg (1800-1863), born in Strinne village, parish of Multrå (Y), changed his patronymic name to the family name Strindberg. His father was Adam Michelsson (1769- 1810) so Adam Strindberg was born Adam Adamsson. Adam was a blacksmith at the Sollefteå Iron Mill. In the year 1821 when he got married to Anna Holmberg (1798-1869) he is listed in the church records under the name of Strindberg. At that time he had the title mästersven (master smith) and he probably changed his surname to a family name when he became a professional blacksmith. The first part of the Strindberg name probably comes from the village name Strinne were Adam was born (Strinne was spelt Strinde in former days). Berg means mountain.

My mother’s father’s parents

My mother's father's father was Petrus Strindberg,  born December 14, 1849 in Sollefteå Bruk (Y). He died February 8, 1920 in Björkå, Överlännäs parish (Y). Petrus worked at the Sollefteå Bruk (Sollefteå Iron Mill). My mother's father's mother was Martha Dorothea Andersdotter. She was born February 4, 1855 in Knäsjön, Sollefteå(Y). She died in 1924 in Björkå, Överlännäs parish  (Y). The image to the right shows Petrus and Martha Strindberg, Sollefteå Bruk (Y). Petrus and Martha were married November 11, 1876 in Sollefteå. They had 6 children: 1. Johannes (1878 - 1878) Sollefteå Bruk 2. Ester Helena (1879 - 1888) Sollefteå Bruk 3. Anna Margareta (1881 - 1934) Sollefteå Bruk 4. Hulda Kristina (1886 - 1888) Sollefteå Bruk 5. Carl Georg (1887 - 1938) Sollefteå Bruk 6. Erik Albert (1891 - 1963) Sollefteå Bruk  (my maternal grandfather)

My maternal grandfather, Albert

Strindberg

My mother's father was Erik Albert Strindberg, born January 1, 1891 in Sollefteå Bruk, Sollefteå(Y). Hi died September 21, 1963 in Sollefteå. My mother's mother was Anna Margareta Strindberg (maiden name Pettersson). She was born May 11, 1897 in Mellanngransjö village, Helgum parish (Y). She died May 12, 1966 in Sollefteå. Albert and Anna had a farm just south of Sollefteå. Albert also was a vägmästare (Road master?, built roads). The name of the farm was "Kläpparna". Albert built the farm at the end of the 1910's. The image to the right shows Anna and Albert Strindberg, Sollefteå (Y). Anna and Albert had 5 children: 1. Bror Erland (1922 - 1997) Sollefteå 2. Nils Erik (1925 - 2014) Sollefteå 3. Anna-Greta (1923 - 2014) Sollefteå   (my mother) 4. Per-Olof (1929 - 2015) Sollefteå 5. Ulla Kristina (1934 - ) Sollefteå Albert and Anna are buried at the Sollefteå Cemetery .

My Mother's Mother’s Parents

My Grandmother Anna's father was Lars Abraham Pettersson, born April 5, 1862 in the village of Västergransjö, Helgum (Y). He died June 19, 1926 in Helgum. Lars was a målarmästare (master house painter). My Grandmother Anna's mother was Margareta Jonson, born April 20, 1861 in the village of Västergransjö Helgum (Y). She died July 21, 1932 in Helgum. The picture to the right is a photo of my grandparents farm, Kläpparna in Sollefteå(Y). The house is no longer there.

My maternal grandfather’s

Siblings

The following two persons are the two of Albert's siblings that reached adulthood:

Anna Margareta Hammarberg/Widekvist

Margareta, born January 19, 1881 in Sollefteå (Y). She died January 18 1934, in Skönsmon parish, in the city Sundsvall (Y). She was married twice, first Hammarberg and second Widekvist.

Carl Georg Strindberg

Georg, born November 3, 1887 in Sollefteå (Y). He died April 7, 1938. He was married twice, first with Margareta Svedin (1880-10-07 - 1970-07-07), and then with Signe Järnström, born 1898-02-06.

Links

Descendent chart, Adam Strindberg  Ancestor chart Albert Strindberg  Photo Gallery the Strindberg family (Y)  The charts are in Swedish but are easy to understand. Click on "s * " in the charts to navigate. Descendant charts are family charts beginning with an ancestor back in times, a progenitor, and shows all descendants down to present times. Ancestor charts are family charts beginning with a person in present times and show ancestors back in times.

A short dictionary for the charts: