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This is the family history site for Anders Olsson Bjork and Ingrid Nilsdotter of Öved parish, Färs härad, Malmohus lan, Sweden.
The name Bjork was obtained by Anders Olsson when he was a soldrier in Sweden. Most Swedish names ended in "son". If the father's first name was Ola then the last name became Olsson if male and Olsdotter if female. There were many Ole, Nils, Johans, Anders in Sweden so many names were the same. He was in the Swedish Army and the story goes that the army had so many similar and same names that they sometimes assigned a new last name to a soldier. Bjork means birch in Swedish. He kept the name as he traveled to and later lived nearby St. Peter, Minnesota.
Anders Olsson Bjork (2) was born 2 Jun 1836 in Östra Kärrstorp, Malmohus lan, Sweden and died 15 Jun 1904 nearby the small village of Norseland, Lake Prairie Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. He married Ingrid Nilsdotter on 8 Nov 1863 in Öved, Fars härad, Malmohus lan, Sweden
Ingrid Nilsdotter (3) was born 2 Jun 1844 in Öved, Fars härad, Malmohus lan, Sweden and died on 24 Dec 1923 in St. Peter, Minnesota.
They had six children:
Anna Elina BJORK b.11 Aug 1864-Öved, Färs härad, Malmohus lan,Sweden d.6 Aug 1903
sp: John SIMONSON b.19 Jun 1857 m.22 Mar 1886 d.6 Apr 1931
Nels Olaf BURKE (1) b.27 Mar 1867-Öved, Färs härad, Malmohus lan,Sweden d.12 Nov 1957
sp: Wilhelmina Paulina KUEHN b.1 Feb 1870-Sibley Twp,Sibley Co, Minnesota m.28 Jun 1890 d.3 Jun 1961
Emma Louisa BJORK b.14 Jan 1871-Norseland, Traverse Township, Nicollet Co, Minnesota d.19 Feb 1871
Harold Sigfrid BJORK b.22 Jul 1872-Norseland, Traverse Township, Nicollet Co, Minnesota d.18 Oct 1943
sp: Jennie Margaretha DELGER
Emma Scharlota BJORK b.14 Mar 1875-Norseland, Traverse Township, Nicollet Co, Minnesota d.28 Nov 1920
August Carl BJORK b.10 Oct 1881-Norseland, Traverse Township, Nicollet Co, Minnesota d.18 Aug 1938
sp: Anna ANDERSON b.20 Nov 1884 d.25 Feb 1974
Pedigree Chart for Nels Olaf Björk. Numbers behind names correspond to chart.
Swedish interesting links: http://www.sjobo.se/kyrkor.htm
This is a map for Färs härad and part of Frosta härad. All Bjork ancestors came from this area in Malmohus lan which is now Skane.
Map of Öved
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