Andersdotter, Miss Karolina Beata

Carolina Beata Andersson/Andersdotter, 54: niece of Jonas P. Anderson. She lived at 12 Pierce Street in Malden, Mass. She had been a domestic servant in several families, and had passed the winter in Malden with relatives. She had made several trips across the ocean and this was to be her last; she had planned to stay in her native Öland, Sweden for the rest of her life. Karolina Beata Andersdotter was born in Glömminge, Öland, Sweden on 12 October 1860 to Anders, a crofter born 23 February 1828 in Glömminge, and Ingrid Stina (nee Olofsdotter; she had been born 3 October 1829 at Ryd) Jonsson. They had married 21 December 1855. Her brothers and sisters included Johan Gustaf (27 November 1858), Maria Christina (30 September 1856), Helena Sophia (9 May 1864), Pehr Olof (29 July 1868) and Ida Charlotta (22 December 1873). She had emigrated on 10 June 1881 and her destination was Boston. Her brother Johan had already emigrated to the USA and apparently her sister Maria as well. In 1900, Karolina lived in Nahant Town, Essex, Massachusetts, and was listed as a servant. She went back to her native Öland in 1904 and stayed there for a six months, but returned to the USA 28 April 1905.

”Friends of Miss Caroline Anderson today verified, through the Cunard agents, the fact that she was a passenger. Miss Anderson was 54, and for many years was in the employ of various Back Bay families. Her only relative in this country is an uncle, Jonas P. Johnson of 12 Pierce st., Malden, at whose home she has been living since November. Poor health caused her to arrange to return to her home in Oeland, Sweden. This is on the east coast of that country, on the Baltic Sea. Miss Anderson had made several trips across the Atlantic.” (The Boston Daily Gloce, 8 May 1915, p. 19) In later newspapers, her uncle was Jonas P. Anderson rather than Johnson.

The material presented on this page has been researched by Peter Engberg-Klarström. Copyright 2017 Peter Engberg-Klarström.
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