Frans Edvard Svanström

Frans Edvard Svanström

Male 1865 - 1952  (86 years)

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  • Name Frans Edvard Svanström 
    Born 25 Feb 1865  Ukna, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ekevik 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 17 Oct 1883  Törnsfall, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Frans Evald Svanström 
    Died 31 Jan 1952  Rigagatan, Oscar, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1699  Swanstrom
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2021 

    Father Karl Johan Svanström,   b. 1 Sep 1823, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1905, Ukna, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Anna Sofia Jaensdotter,   b. 22 Jan 1826, Dalhem, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1910, Ukna, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1847  Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fredrika Viktoria Svensson,   b. 21 Oct 1867, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1959, Rigagatan, Oscar, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1888  Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Filip Edvard Fredrik Svanström,   b. 5 Dec 1888, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1973, Högalid, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Karl Henrik Edvard Svanström,   b. 21 Feb 1891, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1967, Snörum, Kuddby, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Tore Edvard Svanström,   b. 22 Sep 1898, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Birger Edvard Svanström,   b. 1 Apr 1909, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elsa Anna Viktoria Svanström,   b. 15 Oct 1910, Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 2007, Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elsa, Victoria, Filip and Edvard
    Elsa, Victoria, Filip and Edvard
    Elsa to the left, Filip, Victoria, Edvard and Tore
    Elsa to the left, Filip, Victoria, Edvard and Tore
    Victoria and Edvard
    Victoria and Edvard
    Tore, Victoria, Edvard and Elsa
    Tore, Victoria, Edvard and Elsa

  • Notes 
    • His great granddaughter Paola Landal wrote (29 March 2017):

      "My grandmother Elsa Langdal was the youngest child of Edvard and Victoria Svanström and was born, as you found out, in Kalmar län, 1910, in a small town called Gamleby. When she was two years old the whole family moved to Stockholm on horse and cart. As you probably already know Sweden was extremely poor before industrialism, especially people in the countryside. Many people (around one million, 1/5 of the population) moved to the USA and also too capital cities in Sweden to avoid starvation. In Grandma´s family case however, I think Edvard and Victoria moved because they wanted a better life for themselves and their children. Not because they were starving in Gamleby,

      "Edvard Svanström was a cobbler and in Stockholm he opened a shoemaker in the old town in Stockholm. They found a small apartment in the city and my grandmother described her childhood as happy. Her parents Edvard and Victoria were very kind people I guess, but as in most families, there was a great deal of sorrow and a life characterized by the cruelty of time.

      "I was often listened to her stories about her brothers Filip and Tore. Unfortunately Tore died when he was only thirtyeight years old of pneumonia. Another brother, Henrik, choose to move back tot he countryside to work on a farm and lost contact with the family. But what really got me interested in their destiny was another brother who my grandmother never spoked about, until she got senile, at the age of 93. Then she suddenly started to talk about Birger, like we all knew him. Who is Birger I asked? 

      It turned out that she had a brother who only was one year older than her. At this time it was a shame to have a mentally retarded person living at home and I guess that's why she never mentioned him. The most sad thing about this story is that Edvard and Victoria left Birger to a home for the disable. These homes were terrible for the kids and people who lived there at that time and he probably died soon after getting there.

      "I have always wondered about Birger, if he really existed or just in her mind, and I am greatful that you found out that he did! That he was born 1909 in Gamleby, and died 1919 in Stockholm which was unknown for me until now. Poor Birger."

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      Dr[äng] Frans Evald Svanström is shown leaving Ukna from Strömsborg to Törnsfall on 17 October 1883. He is shown arriving in Törnsfall from Ukna on 20 November 1883.