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Sara Catarina Johansdotter
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1809, Sweden
Death: Oct. 27, 1868
Illinois, USA

Sara Catharina's father bonden Johannes Samuelson died before her birth "avlidne-deceased". Birth record #135550 Mellby Parish, Jonkoping, 1809. Parents married in 1808. In October of that year, her father died of dysentery, one of 20 people that died in that year's epidemic. Her mother died in June 1813 when Catharina was only four years old. She was 18 years old when she married Jonas Johansson from Ustorp, who at that time was 33 years old. Within this marriage, 9 children were born. In 1856, when she was 47 she became a widow. The oldest son took over the farm, married and had two sons. He died in 1862. His widow and 2 children (5 and 7 years old) emigrated to America together with two of her late husband's sisters. A brother-in-law, Jonas Magnus, had moved to Flisby in 1863 and taken the name of Lindstrom. (From Gunnar Ellehammar, pastor of Höreda/Mellby, July 1995 letter.)

Sara came to America with her children in 1866, per records from the Andover Lutheran Church as found in the Swenson Swedish Emigration Research Center. She is buried in the Andover cemetery not far from the Jenny Lind Chapel. On the gravestone her name is spelled Sara Catarina and she is said to have been born at Naseby. 
Family links: 
  Jonas Johansson (1794 - 1856)*
  Johannes Jonasson (1828 - 1862)*
  Maria Katherine Jonasdotter Johnson (1831 - 1917)*
  Charles Lindquist (1833 - 1919)*
  Gustaf Lindquist (1837 - 1904)*
  Jonas Magnus Lindblad (1841 - 1922)*
  Christina Sophia Jonasdotter Danielson (1844 - 1906)*
  Carolina Jonasdotter Lindquist Bjorkgren (1847 - 1931)*
  Anna Louisa Lindquist Holmstrom (1849 - 1930)*
  Nels Alfred Lindquist (1854 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Andover Lutheran Cemetery
Henry County
Illinois, USA
Created by: lundquic
Record added: Oct 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60771327


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