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Nels Olfsson Alm
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1854
Ljusdals kommun
Gävleborgs län, Sweden
Death: Oct. 25, 1927
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA

Nels Olfsson Alm emigrated from Storhaga, Ljusdal, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden 15-Jun-1881 to Taylors Falls via St Paul, MN. The record shows he was accompanied by Kristina Jonsdotter Åberg, b 1851-04-16 in Ljusdal and her two children:

Karin Mårtensdotter
b 1870-06-15 in Ljusdal

Margreta Kristina Andersdotter
b 1872-05-19 in Ljusdal

The source shows his father, Olof Nilsson was b 13-May-1831 in Järvsö, Gävleborgs county and his mother, Karin Jonsdotter was b 23-Feb-1832 in Ljusdal. A brother, Jonas Olsson (Dräng - unmarried man) b 16-May-1861 in Lyusdal is also listed. [Post 977168]

It is possible the change of surname [Olsson to Alm] originates in the custom of men being assigned an alternate surname while serving in Swedish military service. It appears this change of surname happened around 1870.

NAMING CONVENTIONS: At the end of the 17th century the Swedish Army and later the Navy started to give soldiers special surnames. When a soldier was enrolled the Captain of the Company gave him a special "soldier name". In each Company the soldiers had to have a unique last name so when an order was given only one soldier was to react. These soldier names were of special character, many of the names had a military touch. Normally the names consisted of only one word. Info Link - (scroll down)

SOURCES: Household Examination Roll, p. 33
Emibas migration file ID: Ljusdal X 1881 006
Charles Coe Find-A-Grave volunteer # 47528362

The 1900 US census shows the following 6-member Alm family residing in southwest part of Shafer Township, Chisago County, MN with the following members:

head Nels Alm M 46 Sweden
wife Christina Alm F 49 Sweden
dau Herdina Alm F 16 MN
son Fred J Alm M 14 MN
son Albin A Alm M 12 MN
dau Elise J Alm F 9 MN
dau Mabel W Alm F 6 MN

The two oldest girls are not listed with the family although Jennie W Alm (18) is shown in the ANDERSON household of Shafer as a servant.
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MN Death Index record:
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1927-MN-002513
Date of Death: 25 Oct 1927
County of Death: CHISAGO 
Family links: 
  Christine Jonsdotter Åberg Alm (1851 - 1934)
  Margueria Khristina Alm Coe (1872 - 1954)*
  Caroline Alm Berg (1878 - 1955)*
  Jaine W Alm Swenson (1882 - 1966)*
  Hardena B Alm Peterson (1884 - 1962)*
  Albin August Alm (1888 - 1949)*
  Elise Josephine Alm Peterson (1891 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Kahbakong Cemetery
Taylors Falls
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA
Section: B, Block: 240, Lot: 1
Created by: Robert John Chudek
Record added: Nov 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44948286
Nels Olfsson Alm
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