Re: [maineswedishcolony] Searching for Info.on Deceased Relative born in New Sweden
- Hi,Judith. I have a copy of the list of people in the declarations of
Intention and Naturalizations in New Sweden, ME 1873-1900. No Sandell
appears to be listed, but the old S and L look very similar in some people's
handwriting. There is a John F. Lundell born 1844 and naturalized Sept. 28,
1876 listed. No more is given about him in that record.
In Richard Hede's Blue Book from the centennial there is a chart from
1874 listing all the Swede's and information about them. There is a J.F.
Sundell listed which states he was in New Sweden 4 years, had a cabin 30 by
18 ft., a barn 44 by 24 ft, had 3 children, 3 pigs, 3 sheep, 1 calf, 1 cow,
5 acres felled, 5 acres grass, and 8 acres of crops.
In that same book it lists the original people who came the first year.
On may 23, 1870 an I. F. Sundell is listed. I did not see any others
listed. I can easily look like a J in the old script. Who knows, but this
might give you some help. My family changed names from Carl to Charley and
Andres to Andrew. Good luck! Carolyn (Haglund) Hildebrand
----- Original Message -----
From: "sierrajkl" <sierrajkl@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:41 PM
Subject: [maineswedishcolony] Searching for Info.on Deceased Relative born
in New Sweden
> My name is Judith Lund. I live in Prescott Valley, AZ, but was born
> and was raised in Connecticut. My late grandfather was born in New
> Sweden in the 1880's. His father may have been one of the original
> settlers that came over from Sweden in 1870. There is a good
> possibility that my grandfather was given an English name when he was
> born in New Sweden. I just recently found his obit. in among papers
> that I had. I have both his parents names. My grandfather's surname
> was Sandell. I understand that many records were lost in a fire at
> the New Sweden Town Hall in 1970 so I cannot obtain info. from there.
> It is a good possibility that my great grandfather's name was Olof
> Olson but I am trying to find out for sure.The obit. lists Olof
> Sandell. I am hoping that somebody up in the New Sweden area may be
> able to help me with this. Thank you.
> Judith Lund
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