|Birth: ||May 23, 1831|
Jönköpings län, Sweden
Maja Lisa Engström, aka Maria Elisabeth, was the daugher of Antonius/Anton Engström and Lisa Andersdotter. She was married to Magnus Nilsson, b. 1822 in Sweden and who died 5 Mar 1869 in Lilla Amundtorp, Ullasjö, Älvsborg, Sweden from a lung inflamation. They were the parents of five daughters, Mathilda Josefina, twins Hulda Natalia and Ida Christina, Emma Charlotta and Maria Alvida Magnusdotter(s).
She is the sister of August Engstrom, 1828-1914, also interred at Zion Hill. Find A Grave Memorial# 17368320.
Prior to the 20th century Swedish women did not adopt their husband's surname. Had she immigrated with her husband she would have adopted his surname, Nilsson and it would have likely been Americanized to Nelson. Because she was widowed when she emigrated in 1888, she retained her maiden name, Engström, throughout her life.
The southern part of Zion Hill cemetery was known as Mount Pleasant, this is where Maja was buried.
Hartford 114 Inscriptions, Cemetery 6, page 278. (State of Connecticut Library in Hartford), Maja Lisa Engstrom Nilsson died in 1923 and is buried in section 1 of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Zion Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 1 of Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Created by: Lois Kalander Casson
Record added: Sep 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76653468
My Line: My greatgrandmother is her daughter Ida Christina; Ida's son Allan Gustaf Magnus Anderson is my grandfather, and his 4th daughter is my mother.|
Marilyn Moser, greatgreatgrandaughter.
Added: Sep. 18, 2011
You are gone but not forgotten, cousin. Families are forever.|
Lois Kalander Casson
Added: Sep. 17, 2011