Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Three Marriages of Johannes Eliasson Lundquist**

Johannes Eliasson Lundquist was born 8 Aug 1824 in Grolanda, Skaraborg län, Vastergotland, Sweden to Elias Pehrsson and Kjerstin Ericsdotter.[1] He married three times in his lifetime.

The first marriage was in his parish in Sweden. At the age of twenty-one, Johannes married Eva Charlotta Johansdotter, on 12 December 1845 in Fivlered Parish, Älvsborg län, Vastergotland, Sweden.[2]  They had at least three children: Josephina Alberina Wilhelmina, born 16 Sep 1846, Gustaf Adolph, born 23 Feb 1848, and Emile, born 26 Apr 1850.

1845 Marriage of Johannes Eliason Lundquist to Eva Charlotta Johannesdotter, Fivlered Parish

The family immigrated to the United States in 1852, arriving in New York on 12 July.[3]  Sometime before 1856, Eva Charlotta died. According to a testimony from Johannes’ third wife, Charlotta died at Princeton, Illinois, prior to the Civil War.[4] A possible cause of death was cholera, during an epidemic.[5] The county clerk of Bureau County, Illinois had no record of the death.

On 4 June 1856, Johannes (now called John), married Anna Stina Peterson in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.[6]
1852 Marriage of John E Lundquist & Annestina Peterson, Des Moines Co, Iowa

John’s second wife died 28 Jan 1892 in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. They had been living there since about 1879, when they were received in the First Lutheran Church.

John married the third time to Anna Nelson on 15 Apr 1892 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, which was just across the Mississippi River from Rock Island and Moline.[7]
1892 Marriage of John E Lundquist and Anna Nelson, Scott Co., Iowa

** John E. Lundquist was the great-granduncle of my mother-in-law, Thelma.
[1] Grolanda, Skaraborg, Sweden, Births, "Grolanda Births 1753-1758," 1824, Johannes Eliasson, p 247, digital images, image 1519.19.21000, ( : accessed 18 Jul 2011.
[2] Fivlered, Alvsborg, Sweden, Marriages, “Marriages, 1792 - 1862 (C:1),” 1845, Johannes Eliasson Lundquist to Eva Charlotta Johansdotter, digital images, “Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943,” ( : accessed 14 Dec 2016).
[3] "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1957," ), manifest, Swea, 12 Jul 1852, # 14, Johannes Eliason, digital images, ( : accessed 13 Dec 2011.
[4] Testimony of Annie Lundquist, 19 Apr 1908, Civil War Pension File #116368, John E. Lundquist.
[5] Letter from M. Elliott Waggaman & Co. to the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, 23 Sep 1919, Civil War Pension File #116368, John E. Lundquist.
[6] Des Moines Co, Iowa, Marriage Records, Vol. 4, "1853-1862," p. 106, John E. Lundquist to Arnestine Peterson, 1856; Family History Library film 0956350 i2.
[7] Scott County, Iowa, Marriages, Marriage license record, volume 11, 1890-1893, p. 392, John A Lundquist to Anna Nielson, 1892; FHL film 1004418.

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