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Anna Lovisa Arvidsson (b1861.Sweden) emigrated to USA?

Did she emigrate to America?

Emilia Arvidsson (1882-1929) was my Great Grandmother who came from the Gothenburg area of Sweden.

Emilia?s birth record shows her mothers name as Anna Lovisa Arvidsson, and no father is recorded (family oral history states that Anna had her daughter, Emilia out of marriage). The church record shows her mothers age as 21 (in 1882), therefore Anna Lovisa?s birth-year would be 1861.

We know that Emilia was placed for adoption at an early age by her mother Anna. The following record shows an Anna L Arvidsson who emigrated to USA in 1884 (at age 23), if this is Emilia?s mother, this was 2 years after she gave birth to her daughter, Emilia (our Great Grandmother). Name matches well, birth year matches (1861), place of origin ?B?narp Halland L?n, Sverige? matches, port of departure ?Goteborg? (Gothenburg)is appropriate. So perhaps this is a match?

Emigranten Popul?r, 1783-1951 Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951 about Anna L Arvidsson
Name: Anna L Arvidsson
Birth Year: abt 1861
Gender: Kvinna (Female)
Place of Origin: B?narp Halland L?n, Sverige
Destination: New York
Record Date: 5 sep 1884
Port of Departure: G?teborg
Database Name: EmiHamn
Archive Call Number: 25:379:22814
Principal Person: Arvidsson Anna L

The above record of emigration matches a Shipping Record, detailing an Anna Arvidsson on the SS Pavonia departing Liverpool on 20 Sep 1884 bound for New York.

From this point it gets difficult, tracing an Anna Arvidsson, possibly in the USA, who was only 23 years old, and probably married with a new surname.

It would be really nice to find out her history. What happened to her after adopting out her daughter?, if she went to the USA did she have a family?, where did she live?


Christian Meurer (born Germany abt. 1807)

Christian Meurer was the father of Ernest Louis Meurer, Ernest emigrated to Australia in 1858. Ernest?s Australian death certificate shows his father, Christian, was a Clergyman and his marriage certificate shows his father as a Schoolmaster. Christian possibly came from the town of Gensungen, Hessen, Germany as this was where Ernest, his son, was born in 1829 (183 years ago). Hessen is a state located in the centre of modern Germany.

It is likely Christian was born around 1800-1812. Christian's wife was Susannah Wieland born March 1807 in Gensungen, Hessen, Germany.

Up to now Christian's story cannot be traced further, information such as; when he was born, where he was born, his parents, siblings, career, and other life events.

Any additional details would be welcome.

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Christian Meurer war der Vater von Ernst Ludwig Meurer, emigrierte Ernest nach Australien im Jahr 1858. Ernest australischen Sterbeurkunde zeigt seinem Vater, Christian, war ein Geistlicher und seine Heiratsurkunde zeigt seinem Vater als Schulmeister. Christian m?glicherweise kam aus der Stadt Gensungen, Hessen, Deutschland als das war, wo Ernest, seinen Sohn, in 1829 (183 Jahren) geboren wurde. Hessen ist ein Staat im Zentrum des modernen Deutschland.

Es ist wahrscheinlich, Christian wurde um 1800-1812 geboren. Christian Frau war Susannah Wieland geboren am 1807 in Gensungen, Hessen, Deutschland.

Bis jetzt Christian Geschichte nicht weiter verfolgt werden, Informationen wie; als er geboren wurde, wo er geboren wurde, seine Eltern, Geschwister, Karriere und andere Ereignisse im Leben.

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