ROLANDRHOADES.COM

Personal Website of Roland Rhoades
Genealogist, Family Historian, and Time Traveler

Specializing in Maine Families

10 Blackberry Lane - Gorham Maine 04038
 seeker@maine.rr.com   207-892-0923

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last update 03 March 2014

Sweden FamiliesMY SWEDISH FAMILIES WHO MOVED TO FARMINGDALE MAINE & CHICAGO IL

PETTERSSON - GROSS - BORJESSON

Family History, Photos, Cemeteries, & Links

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My great-grandmother, Agnes Elisabeth Pettersson was born in Marstrand, Goteborg, Sweden and came to the US in 1903 with her brother Henry, not knowing a word of English. She was sponsored by her uncle Julius Gross. Her parents were Karl Albert Pettersson & Johanna Malvina Gross. Her brother Erik also arrived in the Farmingdale Maine area in 1908, before moving to Chicago. Younger sister Marie went straight to Chicago in 1922. The family lost contact and I am looking for descendants of the Chicago branches.

PETTERSON GENEALOGY                    GROSS GENEALOGY  - 3/2/14 update            

Some of my GROSS cousins who moved to Maine stayed in contact with our cousins in Sweden. Here is a family history written by Emily Gross Bailey's daughter, Elsie Reeck:   A LETTER FROM AUNT ELSIE   It even includes the story of my 1st cousin 3x removed sitting on King Gustav's lap in 1904.

1800s PHOTOS from Elsie:  see below

I have also been fortunate to have cousins from across the pond, find my website and family histories, and we are sharing info.

 
 

PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS OF THE NEXT GENERATIONS

Click on photos for larger versions (of most) or before copying for your personal use. Thanks.
NOTE: I am not happy with the quality of the B&W scans. I learned at a genealogy meeting that they can come out cleaner by just taking a [steady and straight-on] digital photo of the old photo. So that's what I will be doing when I find time.

Borjesson Family sisters Anna Catrina 1822 & Brita Sofia 1823, who helped raise and care for the GROSS children of their deceased sister (Emelia). See Borjesson 1-page family to the right>>.

Photo from Elsie Reeck. See the Letter from Aunt Elsie above, for a nice fairly contemporary remembrance of these people, from a daughter of those children.

  BORJESSON GENEALOGY 1 gen, see Gross Genealogy above.

1800s Swedish Home of Emelia Augusta Gross, Johanna Gross, and their brothers and sisters.
Photo from Elsie Reeck.

I assume this may be the Swedish Inn that the Borjesson sisters above, ran and housed their nieces and nephews.  I wonder if the building still survives. Looks very homey and a nice place for children to explore and play.


Emilia Augusta GROSS - the youngest child of Carl Ludwig Lorenz GROSS & Emilia Augusta BORJESSON
Born 18 May 1867 Boras City, Alvsborg
Died 12 May 1955 Litchfield, Maine

Photo from Elsie Reeck.


Johanna Malvinna GROSS - the oldest child of Carl Ludwig Lorenz GROSS & Emilia Augusta BORJESSON
Born 24 June 1855 Orgryte, Goteborg
Died 7 Jan 1908 Marstrand, Goteborg

Married Karl Albert Pettersson >>>

Portraits are 17" x 22". See my Facebook Page for my "Wall".

Karl Albert PETTERSSON
Born 22 Sep 1858 Marstrand
Died 10 March 1926 Marstrand

These 2 Photos brought to America by their daughter Agnes Elisabeth 1903, now on the family heritage wall of Roland Rhoades. [It is difficult taking photos of these curved-glass portraits without getting the glare and reflections.]

Photo of Henrik & Albert Peterson - coming soon. See Peterson Genealogy above.

WANTED: INFO ON DESCENDANTS OF THE PETERSONS WHO MOVED TO CHICAGO - Henrik, Albert, & Maria.

Agnes Peterson - see below.
   
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St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Gardiner

See John Boudway page for more of the Boudway family.


Wedding Photo of Frank Boudway (son of John) & Agnes Peterson 1909
 

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Dorothy & Marion Boudway, children of Frank & Agnes


Children of Frank & Agnes Boudway: Marion Rhoades, Edward Boudway, & Dorothy 'Dot' Rankin.
All these color photos are probably from Rolie & Marion's 60th Anniversary Party in 1989.

Frank Edward Boudway
1885-1968

and his sister

Mary Arvilla Boudway Dill
1881-1960

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Boudway 4-Generations
taken Easter April 13, 1952

Oldest to Youngest

Frank Edward Boudway 1885
Marion Boudway Rhoades 1911
Roland Edward Rhoades Sr 1930
Roland Edward Rhoades Jr 1951

 

OSCAR II,

KING OF SWEDEN & NORWAY 1880

Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf 16 June 1858 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907. He was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Sophia of Nassau, a half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Reigning from the death of his father Oscar II in 1907 until his own death 43 years later, he holds the record of being the oldest monarch of Sweden and the second-longest reigning after Magnus IV (the longest as an adult). He was also the last Swedish monarch to exercise his royal prerogatives, which largely died with him, although formally abolished only with the remaking of the Swedish constitution in 1974. He was the first Swedish king since the High Middle Ages not to have a coronation and hence never wore a crown, a tradition continuing to date.

He championed universal suffrage, especially for women, and he was "gay". 

Above info and more, and photo from wikiperida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_V_of_Sweden

 IN MEMORIAM
 MARION BOUDWAY RHOADES 1911-2008

More Photos, Cemeteries of above families coming soon.
Send me your photos please.


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