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Capt Anders Örbom, I
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Birth: May 9, 1675
Örebro län, Sweden
Death: May 25, 1740
Jämtlands län, Sweden

Captain Anders Örbom I (1675-1740) served in the army of the Swedish Empire and was captured during the Battle of Poltava and taken to Solikamsk as a prisoner of war. (b. May 09, 1675; Örebro, Örebro, Sweden - d. May 25, 1740; Rödön, Jämtland lan, Sweden)

Name:
He is also known as Anders Orbom I.

Birth:
He was born in 1675 to a man named Brask, who was a District Court Judge in Örebro. His birth and baptism has not been found because the baptism book for Örebro Nikolai for the years 1666 to 1692 is no longer extant.

Military career:
Anders joined the military in 1691 and he took part in the campaign at Humle­bäck on Zealand, a Danish island where Copenhagen is located, in 1700. On July 7, 1701 he left camp and on July 9, 1701 he crossed the Düna River in Riga in the Ukraine. There they conquered the Saxony troops and took about 700 prisoners. He fought in the battles of Klissow in 1702. In 1706, Anders Örbom was promoted to a lieutenant with Jämtland's rifle regiment and participated on July 4, 1708 in the Battle of Holowczyn.

Wounded:
Captain Örbom was wounded with a bullet to the face, which remained lodged in his skull up to his death.

Surrender at Perevolochna:
He was captured on the Dnepr River, in the Ukraine on July 1, 1709. Anders was taken to Siberia as a prisoner-of-war along with other officers captured during the Battle of Poltava. All the soldiers were executed and the officers were imprisoned.

Marriage:
He married Anna Elisabeth von Rohr (1701-1744) on September 05, 1719 in Solikamsk, Permskaya Oblast', Russia. Anna's father was Lieutenant Colonel Joakim von Rohr the commander of Dalarö, the military fortress east of Stockholm, on the Baltic. Her mother was Katarina Charlotta Klingenberg.

First child:
Together they had the following child: Captain Anders Örbom II (1720-1783) of the Swedish Empire who was born in Russia and later married Christina Ruuth.

Russia to Sweden:
Anders returned home to Sweden in 1721 or 1722 and lived in Brunflo and later Rödön.

Later children:
He had the following additional children: Captain Carl Joachim Örbom (1721-1810) of the Swedish Empire who married Beata Dorothea Von Saltza (1721-1764); Major Erik Johan Örbom (1723-1802) of the Jämtland Regiment who married Helena Ruuth (1729-1802); Anna Catharina Örbom (1725-?); Gustaf Örbom I (1728-1730); Charlotta Örbom (1730-?); Captain Gustaf Örbom II (1732-1807) of the Swedish Empire who married Sophia Lovisa Winnberg (1744-1807); Captain Christopher Örbom (1735-1828) of the Swedish Empre who married E. M. Sundström (1736-?); Sara Elisabeth Örbom (1736-?); and Lieutenant Petrus Örbom (1738-?) of the Swedish Empire.

Death:
Captain Anders Örbom died on May 25, 1740 and he was buried in Rödön on June 5, 1740.

Monika Carlsson writes:
"Anders Örbom was born May 9, 1675 in Örebro. He took his name after the city of Örebro. His fathers name was Brask and was a District Court Judge in Örebro. Anders joined the military in 1691 and took part in 1700 when the young King Karl XII took his army in the field. On July 7, 1701 the Swedish army broke camp north of Riga, and on the night of July 9, they took a boat over the Duna, a broad river (600 meters wide). There they were conquered the Saxony troops and took about 700 prisoners. Anders Örbom participated in the battle in the Battle of Klisow in Poland on July 9, 1702 where the Swedish were victorious over the Saxon army, under the command of August II, together with 8,000 men of the Polish kings army. In 1706, Anders Örbom was named Lieutenant with Jämtland's rifle regiment and participated on July 4, 1708 in the battle of Holowzin, a town in White Russia, west of the river Dnjepe. While around 40,000 Russian men, endured heavy losses, 17,000 Swedes were forced to flee. Anders was wounded by a bullet in the face. He died with the bullet still lodged in his skull in 1740. The road over the Dnjepe had opened for the Swedish army. Karl XI's Russian campaign ended in 1709 with the battle in Poltava, a town in Ukraine. The King was badly injured and could not complete the guidance of the assault so he fled towards Turkey. The Swedish Army surrendered on July 1, 1709 in the village of Perevolotjna near the Dnjepe. 79 regiments and corps, totaling around 14,000 men were handed over for long term care and a very difficult Russian captivity. In 1722, after 13 years, the prisoners were transported home. Anders Örbom and his wife first settled in Brunflo outside Östersund, the on Rödögården, Rödön in Jämtland. [On his] homecoming, Anders was promoted to cavalry Captain with Jämtland's cavalry company, and in 1727 became squadron chief."

Adam Lewenhaupt (1659-1719) writes in Swedish in Karl XII's officerare: Biografiska anteckningar: "Örbom, Anders, f. 1675 9/5 i Örebro: trumpetare vid Livreg. till häst 1691; korporal därst. 1701 12/6; kvartermästare därst. 1702 1/3; sekundkornett därst. 1703 29/12; premiärkornett därst. 1704 14/12; sekundljötn. därst. 1706 8/2; premiärlöjtn. därst 1708 7/2; fången 1709 1/7 vid Perevolotjna; hemkom 1722; ryttmästaren karaktär 1724 16/5 med rang från 1723 26/6 och placering vid Jämtlands kav. komp.; ryttmästaren därst 1727 25/8; d. 1744 25/5 på Rödön i Jämtland; (Deltog i fälttåget på) Seland, Pitzur, Klissow, Holofzin, Pultusk, Reusch-Lemberg, Fraustadt, Lakowitz, Poltava: sårad i ansiktet, hade kulan kvarsittande i huvudet. - G. 1719 5/9 i Solikamsk m. Anna Elisabeth von Rohr (A 15), f. 1701 22/1, dotter av överstelöjtn. Joachim von Rohr och Catharina Charlotta Klingenberg. Hade 6 söner, därav 5 blevo officerare vid Jämtlands reg." Translated into English it reads: "Örbom, Anders, born May 9, 1675 in Örebro: trumpeter at Livreg. on horseback in 1691; Corporal spot. June 12, 1701; Quartermaster spot. March 1, 1702; Second cornet on December 29, 1703; First cornet on December 14, 1704; Second Lieutenant spot. February 8, 1706; First Lieutenant därst February 7, 1708; taken prisoner on June 1, 1709 at Perevolochna; returned home in 1722; Major May 16, 1724 with rank from June 16, 1723 and the placement of Jämtland Cavalry Comp.; Major därst August 25, 1727, died on May 25, 1744 at Rödön in Jämtland; Participated in the campaigns: Seland, Pitzur, Klissow, Holofzin, Pultusk, Reusch-Lemberg, Fraustadt, Lakowitz, Poltava: wounded in the face, had left the ball sitting in the head. September 5, 1719 in Solikamsk married Anna Elisabeth Von Rohr, born January 22, 1701, the daughter of överstelöjtn. Joachim von Rohr and Catharina Charlotta Klingenberg. Had 6 sons, of which 5 were officers in Jämtland regiment."

Sven Johan Kardell wrote in Swedish in Minnen från fjällbygden och Fyrisvall: "Jämtlandsslägten Örbom härstammar från Anders Örbom, hvilken var bördig från Nerike (Örebro?). Under Carl XII:s krig råkade han i rysk fångenskap. Återkommen hem bodde han först i Brunflo och sedan i Rödön, där han dog såsom ryttmästare år 1740, 65 år gammal, och begrofs i Rödö kyrka d. 5/e samma år. Med sin hustru Anna Elis. Bohr hade han många barn. Bland dem må här nämnas Sönerne Anders, Erik Johan, Carl Joachim och Christopher, hvilka alla blefvo militärer. Anders blef ryttmästare och bodde på Berge i Brunflo. Gift 1751 m. Kristina Runt (f 1781) hade han, jemte flera andra barn, sonen Carl Johan, Z:s i texten nämda informator, f. 1756 blef denne slutligen justitieråd. Erik Johan blef major och bodde på Rödögården i Rödön. Han gifte sig 1755 med Helena Ruuth. Carl Joachim blef kapten; han bodde på Lillviken i Brunflo. Hans första hustru Beata Dor. von Saltza dog i Lit d. 10/12 1764. 1771 gifte enklingen om sig med Anna Catherine Gestrich (jfr. texten). Christopher var 1775 löjtnant. De både nämda mansellerna Ruut voro döttrar till öfverstelöjtnant Gust. Ruut. Denne, f. 1681 i Upland och Rasbo Kil af kaptenen vid Uplands regemente Nils Ruut och Catherine Wattman, hade från 1696 varit anstäld vid Uplands regemente samt varit med på Själland, vid Clissow, Thorn, Holofzin och Pultava, där han blef fången. Under fångenskapen gifte han sig i Zaranski med Helena von der Hude från Dorpt, som förut varit gift 2 gånger (f 1754). Hemkommen placerades han 1723 på Jämtlands regemente och bodde sedan på Söre i Lit. Han dog d. 25/4 1755 och begrofs i Lits gamla kyrka, bland hvars på prestbordets mark befintliga ruiner den gamle karolinens graf ännu visas. Han öfverlefdes af tre döttrar, nämligen de båda nämda samt Catharina, g. 1751 med ryttmästaren N. Ad. von Krcemer."

Descendants in the United States:
He had at least three descendants that emigrated to the United States: John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) who married Salmine Pedersen of Farsund, Norway and emigrated around 1884 or 1885 to Manhattan, New York; Olga Birgitta Nordqvist (1885-1972) who married Axel Edwin Rapp (1882-1966) around 1905 and emigrated to Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota on May 10, 1909; and John Erich Gustav Ohlsson (1909-2004) who emigrated to Iron County, Michigan on February 23, 1929.

Relationships:
Anders Örbom I (1675-1740) was the sixth, great-grandfather of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). He was the third, great-grandfather of John Edward Winblad (1856-1914); and fourth, great-grandfather of Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987). He was the seventh, great-grandfather of Anders Daniel Henric Pemer (1968- ) of Sweden. He was the fifth, great-grandfather of Virgil Wayne Rapp (1927- ) of Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota. He was the sixth, great-grandfather of Wayne Gustav Ohlsson (1945- ) of Iron County, Michigan.

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on January 4, 2004. Updated on September 11, 2009 with the Adam Lewenhaupt biography. Updated on September 18, 2009 with "Surrender at Perevolochna". Updated on September 21, 2013 with the location of Solikamsk. Updated on MAy 2, 2014 with information on the baptism book for 1666 to 1692 is no longer extant.


 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Anna Elisabeth von Rohr Örbom (1701 - 1744)*
 
 Children:
  Anders Örbom (1720 - 1783)*
  Erik Johan Örbom (1724 - 1815)*
  Gustaf Örbom (1733 - 1807)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rodon Kyrkogård
Rodon
Krokoms kommun
Jämtlands län, Sweden
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jan 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8242399
Capt Anders Örbom, I
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Capt Anders Örbom, I
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