Nils Peter Fyrstén

Nils Peter Fyrstén[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Male 1822 - 1917  (95 years)

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  • Name Nils Peter Fyrstén 
    Born 10 Apr 1822  Lofta, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16
    • age 78 in 1900, 88 in 1910
    Christened 14 Apr 1822  Lofta, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 16
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Forsaströms Bruk 
    Emigration 1861  Locknevi, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    Toverums Bruk 
    Emigration 24 Oct 1864  Vimmerby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Storebro Bruk 
    Emigration 17 Nov 1865  Döderhult, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Fredriksfors 
    Emigration 24 Oct 1866  Sunds Bruk, Sund, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Emigration 1867  Asby, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1867  Manhattan, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 1869  Manhattan, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Residence 1880  Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1900  Coolspring Township, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 17
    Residence 1910  Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died 20 Sep 1917  LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Pine Lake Cemetery 
    Person ID I54493  Swanstrom
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2021 

    Father Daniel Fyrstén,   b. 19 Aug 1791, Högsby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1837, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Kristina Nilsdotter,   b. 17 Apr 1786, Västra Ed, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1849, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1815 
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Charlotta Svanström,   b. 20 Jul 1820, Åtvid, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1866, Döderhult, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1843  Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carl Johan Fyrstén,   b. 23 May 1844, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1913  (Age 69 years)
     2. Johanna Carolina Fyrstén,   b. 28 Nov 1846, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1917, Västra Ed, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Christina Mathilda Fyrstén,   b. 26 Mar 1849, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1914, LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Emma Charlotta Fyrstén,   b. 28 May 1852, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1936, Croton, Newaygo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Maria Josefina Fyrstén,   b. 29 Nov 1854, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1919, LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Hedda Dorothea Fyrstén,   b. 27 May 1859, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1900, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. Maria Josefina Fyrstén,   b. 29 Nov 1854, Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1919, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F23836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a hammersmith. His godparents were the farmer (bonde) Jaen Samuelsson and Stina Larsdotter of Faflad, and Worker Carl Stenkholm and Maid Cajsa Axelsdotter of Overum.

      He left home about 1837 and lived with various families as a worker in Forsaström. From 1841-1843 he was a worker in the household of hammersmith Per Georg Kohler in Forsaströms Bruk in Gärdserum, Kalmar. In 1843 he married Christina Svanström. In 1844 and 1845 he was a mastargils and they lived in the household of Gustav Lindberg, a factory worker (bruksarbetet) at Gärdserum. On the clerical survey 1846-1850 his occupation was changed from Worker to Master Smith. From 1849 to 1850 his brother Johan lived with the family, and in 1850 his wife's sister Hedda came to live with them as a maid, and stayed until about 1855. In 1851 he was still living at Forsaströms Bruk as a mastarsven. In 1856 he was a räckaren there. In 1861 they moved to Locknevi, where he worked as a räckaren at Toverums Bruk, but sometime after 1863 his occupation changed from räckaren to smeden. On 24 October 1864 they left Locknevi and went to Vimmerby, where he worked as a hammarsmed. On 17 November 1865 they left Vimmerby and moved to Frederiksfors in Döderhult, about 5 miles from the coastal city of Oskarshamn, where he worked as a smeden. His wife died there.

      He moved with his children Christina, Emma, Maria and Hedda from Döderhult 24 October 1866 to Sund. In 1867 he remarried. In 1868, during the Famine of 1867-68, Nils, his wife and his daughter Hedda left Döderhult and emigrated to North America.

      I have not found him on the 1870 census, but it seems likely he was in Chicago, Illinois, where his daughters married. Chicago was then the second largest Swedish city in the world, and the destination of many Swedish immigrants.

      He settled in LaPorte, Indiana. He appears on the 1880 census as Peter Fiersten (58), a farmer, and wife Johana (56). They were living next door to Andrew and Josephine Nelson, his son-in-law and daughter. He appears in the 1896 directory of LaPorte County, Indiana as Nils P. Firsten.

      He appears on the 1900 census in the household of his son-in-law: August Nelson (58), wife Matilda (51) and father-in-law Peter Fyrsten (78). In 1910 he reported his age as 88. He was living with his daughter Josephine Johnson.

      In Cook County, Illinois there are marriages for three women who might have been his daughters: Hattie Fyrsten married 14 December 1878 to Charles Edward Scouton.

      He seems to have left no descendants in the male line. No Fyrstens were found in a 1992 search of all United States phone directories.

  • Sources 
    1. [S643] 1837-1840 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 418, 422, 434.

    2. [S645] 1841-1845 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 452, 462.

    3. [S644] 1846-1850 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 419.

    4. [S992] 1851-1855 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 509.

    5. [S1843] 1856-1861 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 304.

    6. [S1852] 1866-1871 Household Survey, Sund, 26.

    7. [S964] 1860-1862 Household Survey, Locknevi, 258.

    8. [S1857] 1863-1868 Household Survey, Locknevi, 254.

    9. [S966] 1862-1870 Household Survey, Vimmerby, 393.

    10. [S967] 1861-1872 Household Survey, Döderhult, 709.

    11. [S971] Landsarkivet i Vadstena.

    12. [S643] 1837-1840 Household Survey, Gärdserum, 434, 418, 422, 434.

    13. [S1] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Cool Spring, La Porte, Indiana; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1240384.

    14. [S8] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Center, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: T624_363; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374376.

    15. [S17] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Center, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: 292; Page: 142D; Enumeration District: 084.

    16. [S647] Christening record.

    17. [S1984] 1900 Census, La Porte Co, 120B.