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looking for 'Michaels' from 'The Rock, NSW, Australia. and also 'Rydquist's' from all over.

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on 2013-03-23 08:37:36

rydquist , from kiama, NSW, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2013.

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by janilye on 2013-03-24 04:57:55

You probably know more about the Rydquists as a family than I do; however I do know that the first Rydquist to arrive in Australia was Edwin Rydquist he was Swedish and a captain of the 150 ton Swedish Schooner, Alma, he sailed into Melbourne with six passengers from Gothenburg. A week later, with no captain and not having any success picking up a charter, the Alma was up for sale including all it's cargo from Sweden. It was a beautiful vessel with cabins enough for twelve passengers. J.B.Were, Kent & Co. of Lonsdale St., were the ones handling the sale. Anyway Edwin did not return to Sweden but got himself a miners right and went to California Gully to try his luck on the goldfields.

by rydquist on 2013-03-25 00:50:01

I actually don't know a whole lot. Rydquist is my husbands family name. And all he knows is that they came from Sweden. Thank you for your info I will defiantly pass it onto my hubby.

by egelberg on 2014-08-06 09:23:11

Edwin Rydquist and wife Alida returned to Sweden 1861. He died onbord the brigg Neptunus at Gibraltar 6/6 1869. Alida died in Alingsås Sweden 1/4 1893. They did not find any gold. They had 8 Children. Only 3 grew up.
Charles Teodor born 24/6 1857 Australia-died 11/11 1911 Australia
Harder (Harry) Edvin born 27/8 1864 on the Atlantic- died 11/5 1961 Chrystal Lake Ill.USA
Anna Elisabeth born 10/6 1869 Gothenburg SWE- died9/3 1914 Alingsås SWE.
Anna (my grand-mother) was born 4 Days after the Death of her father.
I have letters from Edvin´s last voyage

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