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2005-10-16 02:52
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Kenneth Sundbom
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Hi Chuck.

Seven of my great grandmothers siblings emigrated to North America:
(Their family name may be Vidjeskog, Widjeskog, Vikstrom, Vickstrom, Wikstrom, Wickstrom, Carlsson, Karlsson.)

- Maria Karlsdotter Vidjeskog. Born 16.08.1847 in Terjärv. To America 1880.
(I have information about 5 children and 16 grand children, living in Finland and USA)

- Anders Karlsson Vidjeskog. Born 22.10.1856 in Terjärv. Married in America.

- Johanna Karlsdotter Vidjeskog. Born 25.03.1860 in Terjärv. Died 28.05.1898 in America.

- Alexander Karlsson Vidjeskog. Born 08.02.1864 in Terjärv. To America 1886.

- Karl Karlsson Vidjeskog. Born 02.02.1866 in Terjärv. Died 25.02.1893.
Found him as ”Karl Widjeskog” in Ellis Island 11.04.1892 (pID=604031100186).
His destination was WhiteCloud Hub ?.

- Matilda Karlsdotter Vidjeskog. Born 19.05.1868 in Terjärv. Died 07.03.1903 in America.

- Johan Alfred Karlsson Vidjeskog Vikström. Born 29.07.1871 in Terjärv. Died 08.03.1939 in Terjärv. Married 04.12.1897 to Amanda Selina Storrank, born 28.04.1876 in Terjärv, died 14.05.1937 in Terjärv.
Found him and family in Ellis Island 16.08.1911 and 21.12.1916.
According to passenger lists he had lived in America since 1890 and the adress was 2799-8 Av, New York, NY.
(I have information about 5 children and 3 grand children, living in Finland)


Chuck, it was a generous offer, but I don't want you to spent to much time on this family. The only thing I can say about the arrival time is: sometime between 1875 and 1890.

I have not found them in passport or passenger records.

The ship manifest image for Karl Widjeskog (line 186) will be found at
Now, when I read it again I understand that it says "White Cloud, Mich".

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June Pelo
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According to my database, Maria Carlsdotter Vidjeskog, b. 16 Aug 1847, Terjärv, married in Terjärv 1 Jul 1870 to Anders Johansson Vidjeskog, b. 9 Jun 1844, Terjärv. I'll send you a private message with the address of their great grandson. He may have more data about the other names. Sometime the name was Vidjeskog and sometimes it appears as Widjeskog.

You mentioned Karl Karlsson, b. 1866, gone to White Cloud. That is probably White Cloud, Michigan.



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Ellis Island

His destination was WhiteCloud Hub

I could not see the correct ship manifest image for Karl Widjeskog at Ellis Island.
Do you have a copy of that image to post here?
I am thinking to search church films here at Swenson Swedish Immigration Center and right now. My atlas shows a White Cloud in Michigan, Newaygo County so perhaps the "Hub" is somehow refering to the county name of Newaygo? I will see if I can find him at that church - probably not there but who knows.

Also do you have any information on American born children for AndersonVidjeskog, for Johanna Vidjeskog, for Matilda Vidjeskog? That will help me to narrow the search area because there are 13 cds

EDIT: nice you were able to find the correct image. so I will give the nearby church a try.

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