måndag 23 juli 2018

Farmers and Inn keepers at the border between the provinces of Västergörland and Småland

A new book "Bönder och gästgivare på gränsen mellan Västergötland och Småland" (English translation "Farmers and Inn keepers at the border between the provinces of Västergörland and Småland") will tell about ancestors and descendants to Magnus Magnusson (1822-1881) and Anna Cajsa Johannesdotter (1822-1910) i Mårtenstorp Mellomgården, Ullasjö. Both born in the parish of Nittorp.

Magnus Magnusson och Anna Cajsa Johannesdotter.

The ancestors of Magnus Magnusson and Anna Cajsa Johannesdotter originates from a quite small area at the border between the provinces of Västergörland and Småland. A majority from the parishes of Ljungsarp and Nittorp as well as neighboring parishes such as Gällstad, Marbäck, Norra Unnaryd, Tranemo, Ölsremma and Öreryd. There are a few branches from some more distant areas, the most distant comes from Germany through barber-surgeon Kristian Fischer.

A number of the ancestors have through generations been inn-keepers at the inns of Gölingstorp, Nittorp and Öreryd. The majority were farmers, some of them participated in the local society as members of local councils and churchwardens. The father of Magnus Magnusson, Magnus Johansson, was responsible for building the new church of Nittorp. There were also soldiers and horsemen. Johannes Ask, fathers father of Magnus Magnusson, advanced to sergeant major and participated in two early 1800 campaigns in Germany.

The purpose of the book is to give more information about the individuals than the very basic information that could be retrieved from church records. Through a rich number of records kept by the local courts it ha been possible give sharper contours even though it is seldom possible to create a full image. Here we find inheritance and property disputes, disputes with neighbors, trade issues and much more. Among the more spectacular is events is the manslaughter committed by barber-surgeon Kristian Fischer on journeyman. For this he received a death sentence that was commuted to a heavy fine.

The Kjöllerström family is among the ancestors of Magnus Magnussons. The first three generations of this family is described in a separate book En korpral, en länsman, en gästgivare. Ett bidrag till släkten Kjöllerström personhistoria (English translation "A corporal, a sheriff, an inn keeper. A contribution to the history of thh Kjöllerström family"), published in 2017.

As the material has been extensive, a separate book, the Gölingstorp family, will be published. The book describes the family that owned the inn in Gölingstorp for at least 350 years. Magnus Magnusson's grandfather, Peter Mårtensson belonged to this family.

The Magnus Magnusson and Anna Kajsa Johannesdotter have five children, of which three Salomon Alfred Magnusson, Matilda Vilhelmina Asplund and Johan Emil Magnusson have surviving descendants. Below follows photos of Magnus Magnussons and Anna Kajsa Johannesdotters children:

Salomon Alfred Magnusson (1848-1931). Has descendants.

Matilda Vilhelmina Magnusdotter Asplund (1851-1929) och Anders Magnus Asplund (1854-1934). Has descendants.

Johan Emil Magnusson (1854-1886). Has descendants.

Frans Justus Magnusson (1858-1880). Has no descendants.

Augusta Maria Magnusdotter Brolin (1865-1939). Without issue. Has no descendants.

In total 421 descendants have been identified. Branches, who emigrated to US, are not fully research which means that the total number of descendants is bigger. The  descendants are identified, distributed as follows:
  • Children: 5
  • Grandchildren: 14
  • Grandchildren's children: 31
  • Grandchildren's grandchildren's : 65
  • Grandchildren's grandchildren's children: 117
  • Grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren: 159
  • Grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren children: 30
Four of the grandchildren emigrated to US where there are descendants.

The book's script is now complete. Now the descendants will be contacted to check information and to try to find photos of the oldest generations.

The book will be published as an e-book as well as an printed book.

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