Sunday, May 02, 2010

Gerda Charlotta Hoglund

Gerda arrived in the United States on August 31, 1886. She traveled aboard a ship called the Wyoming, which originated in Denmark, and traveled to Liverpool, England, and Queenstown, Ireland, before ultimately arriving in New York City. There may have been several Mormon converts on the ship.

According to the passenger list, she traveled with Sofia Hoglund, who was 21 (probably her sister). She also traveled with someone named Johanna Hoglund, who was 55. This is the age of her mother at the time. Is it possible the name was recorded incorrectly? Gerda is listed as her child. Family records show Gerda's mother was named Sophia. Johanna was listed as "wife" so it's possible her husband may have also been on board, but listed elsewhere.

Or is this the wrong Gerda?

Here's the passenger list:


Post a Comment

<< Home