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Volume III
December 2007

Anders Persson Nyberg

Anna Andersdotter was born to Anders Jonsson and Maria Larsdotter in 1779 in Ullen, Värmland, Sweden.

Olof Hansson was born February 3, 1775 in Ny, Värmland, Sweden.

Anna married Olof Hansson in Ny, Värmland, Sweden in 1809. On July 28, 1810 they had a daughter, and named her Maria Cajsa Olsdotter

When Maria Cajsa was 6 years old, her mother died of lung folk (pneumonia) on April 29, 1816 at the age of 37.

A year later, her father Olof, who was a farmer and a tailor, married Ingeborg Nilsdotter, and they had 3 children. (Anna Olsdotter, born June 30, 1822, Stina Olsdotter, born March 29, 1824, and Nils Olsson born November 29, 1830.)

Maria Cajsa lived with her father and Ingeborg and her 2 half sisters and half brother in Fiskevik, Ny, Värmland, Sweden, until 1828 when she left to go work at another farm. 

On February 3, 1834 in Fiskivik, Ny, Sweden, Maria Cajsa gave birth to a son and named him Anders. In spite of the fact that his birth record shows that he was born out of wedlock (oätka barn) it does record his father’s name as Per Andersson Hällfelt. It is a rare occurrence to list the father’s name when the child’s parents are not married. It is possible that his mother and father were actually engaged at the time of his birth and there were circumstances that prevented them from becoming married.  Anders even took the patronymic name of Persson to imply that they probably did have intentions to be married.  

Per Andersson Hällfelt was a soldier. Perhaps he was called to service.
He was born December 21, 1812 in Ny, Värmland, Sweden. He moved to a neighboring town and eventually married and had children.

The oäkta term follows the child born out of wedlock, in all household examination records his whole life unless the mother marries the child’s biological father.  Then it is removed after the marriage.  Since his mother did not marry Per Hällfelt, this note (oä) was always present by Ander’s Persson’s name.  Even after his mother married, this mark stayed with him.
Shortly after Anders was born, Maria and her son moved back to live with her father in Fiskevik.

On October 26, 1839 Maria married Nils Andersson Nyberg from Ny, Värmland, Sweden. They continued to live in Ny and had four more children.

The name Nyberg never appeared as Ander’s last name in all the time he lived in Sweden. He was always listed as (oä) Anders Persson.

Ander's brother, Olof Nilsson Nyberg was born November 30, 1839 in Björkenäs, Ny. He was confirmed in 1855. Due to poor records for that area we then lose track of him until he shows up in Asker, Akershus, Norway. He married Kaisa Nilsdotter from Gunnerskog, Värmland, Sweden on September 9, 1866. They had a son named Johan Olsson (Nyberg), born August 7, 1866, and a daughter named Marie Oline (Nyberg), born December 13, 1869. We cannot find any record of Johan after this. In 1901, Olof and Kaisa and Maria are living in Christiana, (Oslo), Norway. Maria is listed as working in a tobacco factory. 

Ander's other brother, Nils Nilsson Nyberg was born May 31, 1842 in Björkenäs, Ny. On November 5, 1870 he married Magdalena Andersdotter in Arvika, Värmland, Sweden. They had three children. 

Christina Elisabeth Nyberg, was born January 14, 1871, Karolina Nyberg born January 23, 1874, and Karl Albert Nyberg, born October 8, 1876, in Arvika, Sweden. 

Nils wife, Magdalena Andersdotter died June 11, 1893. Nils, now a widower, was still living in Arvika in 1910. This is the last record we can find of him. 

Ander's sister, Anna Nilsdotter Nyberg was born April 17, 1845 in Björkenäs, Ny, Värmland, Sweden. On September 5, 1865 she gave birth to a daughter and named her Maria Fredrika Andersdotter. The record for this time period states (the best that we can translate) that after Maria was baptized, Anna sent her daughter to live elsewhere. (She may have possibly put her up for adoption, or put her in the equivalent to a foster home) Anna shows up living elsewhere without her daughter, and due to the fact that Swedish clerical surveys end in 1895 we cannot follow Anna and completely lose track of where she or her daughter went. 

Ander's other sister, Stina Cajsa Nilsdotter Nyberg was born November 5, 1849 in Björkenäs, Ny, Värmland, Sweden. She married Johan Magnus Andersson on March 9, 1873 in Ny. Their first three children were all stillborn. 

On July 7, 1876 Johan changed his name to Johan Magnus Lundell, and they moved to Åmål, Alvsborg, Sweden.

On March 26, 1877, they had twin boys. Johan lived two days, and Carl lived for twenty days. 

Hulda, their first daughter, was born October 15, 1878. She died July 8, 1893. 

Their Niece Maria Fredrika Andersdotter (daughter of Anna, who was given up for adoption) shows up living with Stina Cajsa Nyberg and Johan Magnus Andersson Lundell in Åmål on 12/22/1879. Unfortunately we have not yet found out where she had been all this time. 

A son Carl Magnus was born October 3, 1880. 

Signe Elfmina was born September 1, 1883, (she died: January 20, 1885) 

They all move to Stockholm, Sweden on July 9, 1883. Maria Fredrika also moved to Stockholm, with her Aunt and Uncle under the name Hansson and she died, unmarried in the same parish January 12,1886. 

Sigrid Anna was born, December 23, 1887 in Stockholm. 

Marta Arabelle was born July 26, 1887 and she died on August 25, 1907. 

Nils Johan Isreal was born on August 29, 1885. 

Stina Cajsa Nyberg Lundell died in Stockholm, Sweden on May 19, 1915.

Anders Persson married Catherina Eriksdotter on April 21, 1860 in Längserud, Värmland, Sweden. 

They had a daughter born September 9, 1860 and named her Johanna. Johanna died December 2, 1865, at the age of 5. 

On November 15, 1865, they had a son and named him August

Anders, Catherina and August continued to live in Värmland Sweden in various small villages, until May 21, 1869, when they left Sweden. 

They went to Christiana, (Oslo) Norway and boarded the Bark Immanuel, to come to America. (Read about this ship)

After landing in Canada, they continued their journey by taking another ship through the Great Lakes and entering the United States of America at the port of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August 1969. 

Anders and his family made their way across Wisconsin and settled in Dakota County, where he applied for his intent for citizenship to the US on the first day of April 1870. 

It is at this time that he changed his name to Andrew Persson Nyberg. 

A.P. (as he was also known) and his wife Catherina and son August eventually moved to Stillwater, Minnesota. He finalized his US Citizenship in Washington County on November 22, 1876. 

He owned several pieces of property on William Street in Stillwater and they continued to live there. 

Anders was a stonemason. 

Anders brought his mother to America. On June 16, 1876 she left Sweden and came to America on the "Hero" (Read about the Hero) She later went back to Sweden. She died there on September 2, 1890 in Myre, Ny in Värmland. Her husband Nils Andersson Nyberg died in Myre, Ny, Värmland,  on November 18, 1881.

In 1885 Olof Rudin and his wife Christina (Catherina Nyberg's sister) and their daughter, Maria, along with Christina's niece, Ida Andersdotter, came to America and joined Anders and his family in Stillwater. (See Volume II to read about Ida Andersdotter and Olof Fredrick Dahlstrom

Maria Rudin married August Nyberg on 2/8/1886. (See Volume I

On Sunday, September 9, 1899, A.P. was building a cistern at a home in Stillwater. As he was completing the project, he climbed down into the cistern to take out the scaffolding, and it collapsed on him and killed him. 

He is buried in paupers field in a cemetery in Stillwater, MN.

View a copy the of newspaper accounts of his death.

After his death, his wife Catherina moved to Livonia to live with her son August and his family. She died on January 15, 1906 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Livonia Cemetery.


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