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Erik 'Jonsson' Borg

Erik 'Jonsson' Borg

Male 1872 - 1952  (80 years)

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  • Name Erik 'Jonsson' Borg  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 15 Apr 1872  Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1952  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Buried 6 Aug 1952  Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1269  Boynton
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 

    Father Stens Jonas Ersson,   b. 30 Jul 1844, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1920, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rask Anna Jonsdotter,   b. 3 May 1842, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1921, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Nov 1867  Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Ersdotter,   b. 28 Sep 1875, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1914, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1895  Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Erik Borg, Jr,   b. 30 Jan 1896, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1973, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Anna Viktoria Borg,   b. 12 Dec 1899, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1993, Annandale, Wright, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
     3. Jenny Adela Borg,   b. 4 Feb 1914, Skattungbyn, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 2006, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1952 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1952 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Erik & Anna (Ersdotter) Borg Family
    Erik & Anna (Ersdotter) Borg Family
    Pictured from left to right: Anna, Father Erik, Mother Anna, Erik Jr
    Not pictured is Jenny Adela who was born later
    Erick ‘Jonsson’ Borg
    Erick ‘Jonsson’ Borg
    Husband of Anna Ersdottor
    Father of Erik, Anna and Adela

    Erik’s name at birth was Stens Erik Jonsson and his surname was changed to ‘Borg’ while he served in the military. Erik decided to keep the Borg surname after being discharged and it was later used for his wife and children.
    Erik Jonsson Borg
    Erik Jonsson Borg
    Erik’s Story:
    Erik's birth name was Stens Erik Jonsson and was later changed to Erik Borg while serving in the Swedish military. His surname Jonsson was dropped and replaced by Borg thereafter. Erik married Anna Ersdotter in Jun 1895 when he was 23 yrs old and Anna was 20. The family homesteaded and farmed land north of Skattungbyn, Sweden, where they raised their two oldest children Eric and Anna until 1913. At that time, Anna became pregnant with Jenny and gave birth to her in Feb 1914. Tragically, Anna succumbed to medical complications related to the birth and died one month later. Anna was 39 yrs old at the time of her death - Erik was 42yrs, Erik Jr 16yrs, and Anna 14 yrs. Erik was left alone and struggled for two years trying to raise his young family - until he was encouraged by Anna's sisters, Mina & Kerstin Nisen to go to America so they could help raise his girls. Mina and Kerstin immigrated to America in 1909 and settled in northern Minnesota. After considering what’s best for his family, Erik happily accepted their offer - so in 1916, he and his two daughters left Sweden and went to live in America. His son, Erik Jr (18yrs), decided to stay in Sweden because WWI was beginning and he was concerned of being accused of military draft evasion. At that time, Eric Sr was 44yrs, Anna 16yrs and Jenny 2. Erik Borg Sr lived in Virginia Minnesota and worked for the Railroad until relocating to Minneapolis prior to his death in 1952. Eric Jr Borg lived in Sweden until his death in 1973. Anna Borg moved to Minneapolis in her early twenties and lived there until her death in 1993. Jenny Adela Borg moved to Minneapolis sometime prior to 1940 and lived there until her death in 2006.
    SS Kristianiafjord
    SS Kristianiafjord
    Erik, Anna and Jenny Borg were passengers on this ship as they immigrated from Sweden to America in 1916. The ship departed from Bergen, Norway on Aug 9th, 1916 and arrived New York about 9 days later (according to letters written by Anna to her Grandparents who stayed in Sweden).

    SS Kristianiafjord was the first ship in the fleet of the Norwegian America Line, built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, UK.[1] The name refers to the fjord leading into the Norwegian capital Oslo, at the time called Kristiania. Launched from its shipyard on 23 November 1912, it was put into service in 1913, the same year as its sister ship, SS Bergensfjord. It embarked on its maiden voyage on 4 June that year, sailing from Christiania (Oslo) through Christiansand, Stavanger and Bergen to New York, with the captain S. C. Hiortdahl. Kristianiafjordhad a tonnage of 10,699, and was fitted with wireless and electric light. She could take 1,200 passengers – 100 first class, 250 second class and 850 third class.[2]

    Kristianiafjord remained on the same route for the next four years, but on 15 June 1917 the ship wrecked near Cape Race, Newfoundland due to navigational error. There were 1144 persons on board at the time, but no lives were lost. About two weeks later, on 28 June, the wreck was destroyed and lost in a storm.[2]

    Documents
    Borg, Erick Jonsson
    Borg, Erick Jonsson
    Death Certificate
    Erick's name at birth was Stens Erick Jonsson and was changed to Erick Borg while serving in the military in Sweden prior to migrating to the USA
    Passenger List: Aug 1916 Norway to New York
    Passenger List: Aug 1916 Norway to New York
    Erik, Anna and Jenny Borg are shown as passengers on a ship named Kristianiafjord departing from Bergen, Norway destined to New York City, New York and being transferred to a vessel headed to Duluth Minnesota. Erik and his daughters were immigrating from Sweden to Virginia, Minnesota to live with Anna Ersdotter Nisen's sisters Mina and Kerstin who came to America in 1909.


    Headstones
    Borg, Erick
    Borg, Erick
    Father of Ann Victoria Borg

  • Notes 
    • Erik’s Story

      Erik's birth name was Stens Erik Jonsson and was later changed to Erik Borg while serving in the Swedish military. His surname Jonsson was dropped and replaced by Borg thereafter.

      Erik married Anna Ersdotter in Jun 1895 when he was 23 yrs old and Anna was 20. The family homesteaded and farmed land north of Skattungbyn, Sweden, where they raised their two oldest children Eric and Anna until 1913. At that time, Anna became pregnant with Jenny and gave birth to her in Feb 1914. Unfortunately, Anna succumbed to medical complications and died one month later. Anna was 39 yrs old at the time of her death - Erik was 42yrs, Erik Jr 16yrs, and Anna 14 yrs.

      Erik was left alone and struggled for two years trying to raise his young family - until he was encouraged by Anna's sisters, Mina & Kerstin Nisen to go to America so they could help raise his girls. Mina and Kerstin immigrated to America in 1909 and settled in northern Minnesota. After considering what’s best for his family, Erik happily accepted their offer - so in 1916, he and his two daughters left Sweden and went to live in America. His son, Erik Jr (18yrs), decided to stay in Sweden because WWI was beginning and he was concerned of being accused of military draft evasion. At that time, Eric Sr was 44yrs, Anna 16yrs and Jenny 2. Erik Borg Sr lived in Virginia Minnesota and worked for the Railroad until relocating to Minneapolis prior to his death in 1952. Eric Jr Borg lived in Sweden until his death in 1973. Anna Borg moved to Minneapolis in her early twenties and lived there until her death in 1993. Jenny Adela Borg moved to Minneapolis sometime prior to 1940 and lived there until her death in 2006.

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for Eric Jonsson Borg

    2. [S2] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.;), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Virginia, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1957; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 69-132B.
      residence date: 1935 residence place: Virginia, St Louis, Minnesota Name: Erick Borg birth date: 15 Apr 1872 birth place: Skattunge, Sweden residence date: 1 Apr 1940 residence place: Virginia, St Louis, Minnesota, United States

    3. [S24] Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc;), Database online.
      Record for Erik Borg

    4. [S14] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.;), Year: 1916; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_2485; Line: 21; Page Number: 72.

    5. [S154] Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Swedish Church Records Archive; Johanneshov, Sweden; Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1880-1920; GID Number: 160.15.8700; Roll/Fiche Number: CK0131; Volume: SCB; Year Range: 1898 - 1920.

    6. [S162] U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-19.

    7. [S174] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1916; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2485; Line: 21; Page Number: 72.

    8. [S174] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1916; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2485; Line: 22; Page Number: 72.

    9. [S16] Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc;), Database online.
      Record for Erick Borg