Sunday, June 22, 2014

This Week on My Family History Calendar

Kocevar-Lidman Calendar  June 22-June 28
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Only birthdays this week on my calendar!

June 24
Ingeborg Larsdotter [4358] (1832-1832), my second great-grandaunt, was born on this date 1832 in Stakerud, Eksharad, Varmlands lan, Sweden. Ingeborg's parents were Lars Jonsson [4290] and Ragnilda Persdotter [4291]. The records show that Ingeborg only lived 6 weeks. The following year another daughter was born (also named Ingeborg).

Karin Elofsdotter [3415] (1856-1946), my great-grandaunt, was born on this date in Norra Loffstrand, Eksharad, Varmlands lan, Sweden. Karin's parents were Elof Larsson [847] and Marit Larsdotter [3412]. In 1880 Karin married Pehr Mattson [3416] and their first child was born a year later in Sweden. Three years after their marriage Karin and Pehr emigrated from Sweden to the USA, settling in Wright County, Minnesota. Karin's parents and siblings also came to the USA all within a two year period. All of the families farmed in a small cooperative community in Wright County, Minnesota. Karin and Pehr had seven children. 

June 25
Lars Andersen, Husbymoen [4710] (1826-before 1900) was born on this date in Stjordal, Nord-Trondelag, Norway. In 1849 Lars married Marit Pedersdatter, Rolfsenbergene [4706] (1829-after 1900), my second great-grandaunt. They made their home in Hegra, Ovre Stjordal, Nord-Trondelag, Norway and had seven children.

Anna Eriksen [418] (1871-1915), my great-grandaunt, was born on this date in 1871 in Nicolett County, Minnesota. Anna's parents were Peder Eriksen, Hastajerdet [412] and Mali Pedersdatter, Rolfsengbergene [413]. In 1891 Anna married Alfred Swanson [879] (1866-1937). They made their home first in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving across country to Seattle, Washington in 1902. Anna and Alfred had three children.

June 28
Kjerstin Persdotter [4863] (1791-1847), my third great-grandaunt, was born on this date in Stakerud, Eksharad, Varmlands lan, Sweden. Kjerstin's parents were Pehr Sonesson [4861] and Marit Eriksdotter [4862]. In 1818 Kjerstin married Lars Larsson [4878] (1794-unknown). They made their home in Ostra Tonnet, Eksharad, Varmlands lan, Sweden and had six children.

Do any of these names or places sound familiar? Perhaps we share some extended family. If so I would love to hear from you, share information, and together we can grow our family tree. 
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day 2014

To all the fathers in the Kocevar-Lidman Family Tree





Whether in Austria, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden or the United States - and from 1650 onward, these men make up the paternal branches in my family tree. I only wish we had pictures of more of them.

Ernest William Lidman
Lars Elofsson
Elof Larsson
Lars Elofsson
Lars Jonsson
Peder Eriksen
Erik Ivarsen
Peder Pedersen
Elof Persson
Halfvard Bengtsson Osman
Jons Jonssn
Pehr Sonesson
Pehr Elofsson
Anders Hakansson
Bengt Olafsson
Mattes Jonsson
Elof Gudmundsson
Bonde Jonsson
Hakan Andersson
Nils Larsson
Gudmund Elofsson
Valentin Kocevar
Francis Kocevar
Anton Zagradisnik


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This Week on My Family History Calendar

Kocevar-Lidman Calendar  June 15 - June 21
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June 15
Ane Eriksdatter, Hastadgjerdet [4714] (1821-unknown), my great-grandaunt, was born on this date in 1821 in Hegra, Ovre Stjordal, Nord-Trondelag, Norway. Ane's parents were Erik Ivarsen, Medkilplass/Hastagjerdet [4269] and Marta Zakariasdatter, Berget [4270]. The 1865 Norway Census indicates she married Andreas Arntsen, Husbynmoen [4722] (1837-unknown) who was 16 years her junior, and they had one child. Again, this is another one of those families that I need to learn more about, as I have not found their marriage record, additional family records, or their death records.

June 18
John Pedersen, Bang [5251] (1758-1818), my fourth great-granduncle, was born on this date in 1758 in Bang, Stjordal, Nord-Trondelag, Norway. John's parents were Peder Johnsen, Hegre [5245] and Marit Pedersdatter, Hegre [5246]. In 1787 John married Anne Guttormsdatter, Husby [5253] (1766-1854) in Stjordal, Nord-Trondelag, Norway. John took over the family farm at Bang from his father. John and Anne had ten children.

June 20
August G. Kopesky [5533] (1874-1958) and Mary Larson [4296] (1873-1966), my first cousin three times removed, were married on this date in 1900 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Mary's parents were Halvard Larsson [4294] and Kerstin Larsdotter [4295]. August's parents were Joseph Kopesky [5587] and Mary Portel [5588]. August was a carpenter and he and Mary made their home in Minnetonka. Although they did not have any children of their own, the 1910 census indicates that they took two children into their home (I have not yet determined if these girls were relatives or not).

June 21
Lars Elofsson [4274] (1806-1838), my third great-grandfather, was born on this date in 1806 in Fastnas, Norra Ny, Varmlands lan, Sweden. Lars' parents were Elof Persson [4307] and Kjerstin Andersdotter [4308]. In 1829 Lars married Anna Halvardsdotter [427] (1810-1891) in Norra Ny, Varmlands lan, Sweden. They made their home on a farm in Fastnas, Norra Ny, Varmlands lan, Sweden. Lars and Anna had three children.

Aloysius Valentine Kochevar [901] (1912-1929), my granduncle, was born on this date in 1912 in Taylor, King, Washington. Louis' parents were Valentin Kocevar [897] and Antonia Zagradisnik [898]. As a child, Louis was diagnosed with epilepsy and his condition worsened over time. His parents made the very difficult decision to send Louis to Medical Lake (a state custodial school) in January 1928. Louis died the following year as a result of an epileptic seizure. Louis' hospitalization and unexpected death within the year was always a source of great sadness and heartache for his parents and siblings - something my grandmother and great-aunt continued to comment upon even 70 years later.

Do any of these names or places sound familiar? Perhaps we share some extended family. If so I would love to hear from you, share information, and together we can grow our family tree. 


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