Sunday, September 28, 2014

52 Ancestors: Anders Eliason Lundquist (1821-1882)

This week's ancestor belongs to my husband--his great great-grandfather.

Anders Eliason was born on 28 Sep 1821 in Grolanda, Skaraborgs län, Sweden.[1] He was the son of Elias Pehrsson and Kjerstin Ericsdotter, the third of seven children.  

Birth record of Anders, son of Elias Pehrsson & Kjerstin Ericksdotter
He married Cajsa Florine Pehrsdotter on 11 Jul 1847.[2] She was the daughter of Pehr Andersson and Maja Andersdotter, born on 12 Sep 1812.[3]
Marriage of Anders & Cajsa in 1847
In 1866, Casja and Anders immigrated to the United States aboard the City of Manchester. Two of his children, Sofia and Alfred, and his brother, Gustaf and his family were on board, too.
1866 ship list of the City of Manchester
The family ended up in Iowa with new surname of Lundquist. It has not been determined why the name was changed to Lundquist. Perhaps there were other family members already in Iowa who had adopted this name.

Anders and Casja had 6 children:
  • John Gustaf Lundquist
  • Augusta (died young)
  • Anna Sophia
  • Fredrig (died young)
  • Pehr Alfred
  • Frans (died young)

Here they are in the 1870 census in Jefferson County, Iowa[4]:

Anders was naturalized on 8 Oct 1874.[5] Sometime before 1880, he moved his family to Montgomery County, Iowa where he was a farmer.[6]  
1880 agriculture schedule for Anders Lundquist (see line 5)
The agriculture schedule taken in 1880 gives us some information about his farm. He had 70 acres tilled. His farm was worth in $1600 and his farming implements and machinery were worth $60. Livestock was worth $720 and he produced about $600 of product in 1879. He owned 7 horses but no mules and he had two milk cows. During 1879, 2 calves dropped and 19 pounds of butter were made. He also had 17 swine, 4 barnyard hens and produced 15 dozen eggs the previous year. While his neighbors grew corn, oats, and rye, he grew only wheat; 20 acres produced 180 bushels. He also had a quarter of an acre in potatoes which produced 20 bushels.

Anders died 15 Sep 1882 and Casja died 15 Aug 1885. They are buried together in Nyman Cemetery.

[1] Grolanda Parish (Skaraborg, Västergötland, Sweden), Church Records, "Births 1753-1758," Anders Eliasson, 1821, p 241;Digital images, ( : accessed 6 Jul 2011), citing Swedish Church Records Archive. Johanneshov, Sweden: Genline AB.
[2] (Grolanda, Skaraborg, Sweden), “Marriages 1831-1861” C:4, pg 119, image 1519.20.37900; 1847, Anders Eliasson & Cajsa Persdotter, digital image, ( : accessed 22 Apr 2009).
[3] Grolanda Parish (Skaraborg, Västergötland, Sweden), Church Records, Födde (Births) 1753-1758, 1773-1829 (C:3),Caisa Pehrsdotter, 1812, p 225, digital images, ( : 3 Jul 2011).
[4] Iowa, Jefferson, 1870 U.S. census, Lockridge, p. 145b, dwelling 304, family 298, Andrew Longquist; digital image, ( accessed 1 Jun 2011) citing National Archives and Records Administration, M593, roll 399.
[5] Jefferson County District Court, Naturalization Certificate for Andrew E Lundquist, 8 Oct 1874; privately held by Bernice N Hopkins [address withheld].
[6] Iowa, Montgomery, 1880 U.S. census, Scott, enumeration district (ED) 148, p. 375b, dwelling 45, family 45, Andra Lundquist; Digital images,, ( : accessed 1 Jun 2011); citing National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T9, roll 357.

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