Thursday, November 15, 2007
Kristina Matilda Westerberg born 1856 in Plåttorp
These are siblings of a great-grandmother of mine.
Kristina Matilda Westerberg, born 09 Aug 1856 in Plåttorp,Misterhult, Kalmar lan, to Nils Johan Westerberg & Eva ChristinaNilsdotter.Emigrated to US 26 May 1876 - or perhaps emigrated 28 Apr 1882 to"Warna" (Varna), Marshall Co. Illinois via Gothenburg: källkod,19.652.26805.
At the time of her father's estate/inventory in 1893, maybe Kristina,or certainly her brothers Nels Peter and Gustav Viktor were in Bristow, Boyd Co. Nebraska, or nearby Spencer ("Spaner").By the way, brothers Nels and Gust first emigrated to Varna andWenona, Marshall Co. Illinois.According to a history book from First Ev. Lutheran Church in Varnafrom 1908 that I have heard about but don't know anything more about,Gustaf Victor Vesterberg and a Nels Peter Vesterberg had been membersof the church and had either died or transferred to another parish.Also, Gustav (born 30 Sep 1862, to US 31 March 1882 arriving Varna,Marshall Co. IL 17 December) disappears - he is last known living in Boyd Co. Nebraska as of 1895, but no trace of him thereafter - he isnot mentioned in church records thereafter, can't find him in 1900census, etc.I think that Kristina disappears in Illinois, maybe around Varna, ormaybe Omaha Nebraska, but I think that if she disappeared around Bristow Nebraska that I would have found this by now. But maybe not.
There is no trace of her in the U.S. except that her father's estatesays she is still alive in the US in 1893 - well, presumably she isstill alive, or maybe she is just listed in the will. W