RE: Swedish town name
This is from the index on Ancestry (I added occupation, next-of-kin information and final destination from the record):
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: John Alfred Fried
Arrival Date: 9 Dec 1907
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birth Location: Sweden
Birth Location Other: tadalwlus
Lists mother as person of next-of-kin in place of departure - name Johanna Fried.
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Final Destination: Lincoln, Nebraska
Ship Name: Lusitania
Source Citation: Year: 1907; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_1057; Line: 17; Page Number: 114.
Looking at it more closely today, it looks like Tadaholm. Definitely looks like an a following the T, not i as in Tidaholm, but could have been misspelled by the recorder, since there is a Tidaholm as two people have pointed out.
Someone suggested that other passengers may have come from the same place and the name may be clearer elsewhere. I already tried that. There were several from Arboro, Sweden, but no others from the same location as John Alfred Fried. He had already immigrated to the U.S. by 1881, married and had a family in the U.S. He went back to Sweden for a visit by himself. Perhaps to attend his father’s funeral. Just a guess because he listed his mother as next-of-kin at place of departure.
I am going to use the Tidaholm as the location unless someone can tell me otherwise.
The indexer indexed it as tadalwlus but I cannot find a place with that name.
I am hoping one of you can help me figure out the name of a town in Sweden from a passenger list record. It looks like Tadaholear or something like that. I can email the relevant passenger list if you think you can help decipher it.
Thank you to everyone who replied to me. I forgot to say this in my last message. I am going to go with the Tidaholm, which now three people have suggested.
Again thanks. This is a very helpful group. I even had a response from someone in Norway. Amazing.