Researching a picture – Part 1 – Sandberg girls in Wausa, Nebraska

In 2007 when we started doing family history research we visited my mothers cousin, looked in photoalbums and read old documents.  A whole bunch of the photographies are still unidentified but on a very  few of them someone has written names. Names I have never heard before.

This will be the first post of a few with identified people. I dont know if there is a relationship with me, but maybe someone will recognize any of the persons. So, lets start with thisone of Selma, Olga and Augusta  Sandberg. From knowing thier names this is what I have come up to:

The Sandberg/Olsson family of 1889 (Peter, Kersti  and Selma) immigrated to the USA. They arrived in New York on May 16 1890 with the ship Gallia.

I was lucky enough to find them in the differnt census and when re-looking at the facts a couple of months ago I found that someone had added information at findagrave.com. NICE! Thats one thing I have learnd over the few years I have been doing genealogy let the people rest for a while.

Are the Sandbergs related to me? I dont have the answer yet, I havent found any connections so far. The only little piece that make me somewhat suspect there is a connetion (which also could be only two familes knowing eachother) is the name Darlles who they named one of the sons born in the US. Darlles
is a VERY uncommon name in Sweden, infact, the only person I have ever heard of having that name is my aunts husband (and it was thier son who had inherited all those pictures from his parents). So, maybe, maybe the connection is on his fathers side.

Selma Olga & Augusta Sandberg
Wausa Nebraska

Facts and dates: I know there are some more information found in familytrees on Ancestry.com but I don’t have the sources so Im not adding them here at this point.

Parents:
Father: Peter Nilsson Sandberg, born July 2 1863 in Fulltofta, Sweden
Mother: Kersti Olsson, born June 29 1865 in Linderod, Sweden.

Selma Sandberg: Born May 25 1889 in Vastra Sallerup, Sweden

Peter, Kersti and Selma arrived to New York
on May 16 on 1890 with the ship Gallia.

Passengerlist with Selma and her parents

Selma Sandberg: 
Born May 25 1889 in Vastra Sallerup, Sweden
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska

Olga Sandberg: 
Born August 2 1890 in Nebraska, USA.
Married to a Johnson who dies sometime between 1923 and 1930(she is listed as a widow).
US Census 1900: Lincon, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1930: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska (she and her children (b 1920 and 1923 lives  with her mother and two brothers)
Death: December 1980, Bristow, Boyd, Nebraska

Augusta Sandberg:
Born September 1891 in Nebraska, USA
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1910: Logan, Piece, Nebraska
US Census 1920: Morton, Boyd, Nebraska
US Census 1930: Bristow, Boyd, Nebraska
Death: February 1975, Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska
Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Bristow, Boyd, Nebraska
Augusta Sandberg married Lon Reckers Beckner and I
have found 7 children born betweenn 1910 and 1923

1900 Census

And the rest of the family:

Darlles Gothfred Sandberg
Born: May 8 1896, Nebraska, USA
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1910: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
WW1 draft June 5 1917
US Census 1920: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
US Census 1930: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
Married to Eva Stonewell (29 July 1895 – 17 December 1977)
Death: December 11 1966

Emil Algot Sandberg
Born: July 19 1898, Nebraska, USA
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1910: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
WW1 draft September 12 1918
US Census 1920: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
US Census 1930: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
Death: October 17 1989

Ester Sandberg
Born May 1900, Nebraska, USA
US Census 1900: Wausa Village, Knox, Nebraska
US Census 1910: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
US Census 1920: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska

Emma Sandberg
Born 1907, Nebraska 1907
US Census 1910: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska
US Census 1920: Mullen, Boyd, Nebraska

1930 Census

One thought on “Researching a picture – Part 1 – Sandberg girls in Wausa, Nebraska

  • February 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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    Peter N. & Kerstin Sandberg are my Mother´s sponsors,at her baptism Aug. 29, 1909, Lynch, Boyd County, NE. The Sandberg´s girls are in the same studio as the unidentitied group of men
    Wendesday 020613. The background, the decor of scene-screen, like carpet are the same. I have another photo of these girls. Phone me, please:
    004931198919 (Jahr Ilja)! I have no computer, I´m sorry!

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