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 Ellen Maria /Nilson/


  • Born 19 December 1888 - Storbrohyttan, Färnebo Parish, Värmlands Län, Värmland, Sweden
  • Baptized 30 December 1888 - Storbrohyttan, Färnebo Parish, Värmlands Län, Värmland, Sweden
  • Deceased 28 February 1970 - University Of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA,aged 81 years old
  • Buried 3 March 1970 - Lake Sarah Baptist Church Cemetery, Murray County, Minnesota, USA

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Name Source: Church - Sweden Records OnlineStorbrohyttan, Färnebo Parish, Värmlands Län, Book C:8

_FGRAVE: 178752821

_FGLINK: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178752821
Ellen Maria Nilsdotter was born in Strobrohyttan, Filipstad in 19 December 1888.

She traveled various locations in Stockholm before leaving for North America.

She was living with her Parents up to 1907 in Holmberget, Filipstad.

In November 1907 she left Filipstad and moved to Gustav Vasa.
In January 1908 she was living in Matteus.
In May 1909 She left Matteus and moved back to Filipstad.
In October 1909 she left Filipstad and moved to Engelbrekt.
In May 1910 she left Engelbrekt and moved to Filipstad.
In July 1910 she left Holmberget, Filipstad.
In August 1910 she left Holmberget, Filipstad and headed to North America going through Göteborg.

The above information was found using ArkivDital Online Swedish Records.


Ellen came to America aboard the ship "Ivernia".

Ellen Maria was actually born Ellen Maria Nilsdotter but chose to go by the last name Nilson instead.

Ellen Left Filipstad on August 6, 1910.

The following information came from the Emmigration CD: First name: Ellen M.
Last name: Nilsson
Age: 22 Gender: K, female
Parish: Filipstad County: S (Värmlands) Port: Göteborg
Date 1910 08 12 (Date of leaving Sweden)
Destination: Rockford, Illinois
Fellows: Nej, none
Source: 92:489:94892

Many emigrants did not depart directly from their homelands to America. Instead, they would first take a smaller steamer, referred to as a "Feeder ship" to a British port, then by train to larger emigration ports such as Liverpool, Glasgow or London, to embark on a transatlantic steamship. The emigrants who travelled by this "indirect" route were referred to as Transmigrants.

Transmigrants arrived via several British ports: Dover, Grimsby, Hartlepool (west), Harwich, Hull, Leith, London, Newcastle, Newhaven, Southampton, Tyne, and others. Hull and Grimsby received the vast majority of transmigrants.

The following information came from the Landsarkivet Regional Archives in Sweden.

According to the passenger lists in the archives of the Police Chamber of Göteborg vol EIX:92 :489:94892, Ellen was aboard the ship "Calypso" destined for Hull, England. The emigrant agent was Axel. H. Lagergren.

The Calypso was engaged in the conveyance of Scandinavian emigrants to Hull for many years. She was originally built for the Gothenburg service, but also served on the Kristiania route for some years. When built she was the largest passenger ship in the Scandinavian feeder service. There was accommodation for 45 1st-class, 46 2nd-class and 200 steerage passengers. An additional 570 passengers could be carried in temporary accommodations on the between deck, which could else be used for cargo. Her three cargo hold were refrigerated for the carriage of fish and other fresh foods.

After arriving at Hull, Ellen most likely rode the train across England to Liverpool.

Ellen Maria Nilson (age 22) arrived at Boston, Massachusetts on August 25, 1910 after departing Liverpool, England. She arrived to America aboard the ship "Ivernia".

The ship's Manifest list "Ellen" as being single, brown hair color with blue eyes and standing 5 feet 3 inches tall. Ellen states that she was traveling by herself to visit a cousin "Lydia Olson" who was living at 911 S. 5th St., Rockford, Illinois. Ellen listed her occupation as a servant girl. The manifest also states that her last residence was with her fathter, Nils Nilson.

Ivernia, sister ship to Saxonia, built in 1900, by Swan & Hunter, Newcastle was the first of two ships to carry this name. She was 14,058 tons, 582 feet long with a 64.9 foot beam. When she was built Ivernia had the largest funnel of any vessel afloat, 60 feet high, it was as large as the Imperator's funnels.

Her maiden voyage was from Liverpool to New York on April 14th 1900. Her regular route was Liverpool to Queenstown (Cobh) to Boston.

After World War I started, in July 1914, the Ivernia was taken by the Admiralty as a troopship, first employed on trooping voyages to Canada and the Mediterranean. She left Marseilles, F rance on December 28, 1916, bound for Alexandria, Egypt. On December 31st HMS Rifleman joined her to escort her on the last part of the voyage. At 10.12 A.M. on January 1st Ivernia was torpedoed by the German submarine U-47 58 miles south-east of Cape Matapan, Greece. Within an hour the ship had sunk. Her survivors were landed at Suda Bay, Crete. 36 crew and 84 troops lost their lives in the wreck.
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Dorothy Tuftin stated that Ellen Marie "worked as a maid for a wealthy family in Rockford, Illinois." This is shown in the 1920 Census for Rockford Township, Wnnibago County, Rockford, Illinois. Ellen Nelson is listed as a servant for a family living on National Avenue. The family Ellen is living with is Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Brantingham, President of an Implement Factory.
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The following information comes from the DECLARATION OF INTENTION, Number 480:

"I Ellen Maria Goranson, now residing at Slayton, Murray, Minnesota, Occupation House Wife, aged 42 years, do declare on oath that my personal description is: sex Female, color white, complexion Fair, color of eyes Blue, color of hair Brown, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 180 pounds, visible distinctive marks None, race Scandinavian; nationality Sweden.
I was born in Filipstad, Sweden on the December 19th, 1888.
I am married . The name of my husband is Nels A. Goranson
We were married on June 14th, 1920, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was born at Torpa, Sweden, on October 6th, 1884, entered the United States at New York, N. Y., on Nov. 3rd, 1907, for permanent residence therein, and now resides at Deceased
I have 3 childeren, and the name date and place of birth, and residence of each of said childeren are as follows:
Roger William, born June 14th, 1921, Siren, Wis.
Dorothy June, born June 4th, 1923, Slayton, Minn.
Paul Robert, born Dec. 31st, 1928, Slayton, Minnesota
All reside Slayton, Minnesota
I have heretofore made a declaration of intention: Number 1638, on March 18th, 1914 at Winnebago County, Illinois Circuit
my last foreign residence was Filipstad, Sweden
I emigrated to the United States of America from Goteborg, Sweden
my lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at Boston, Mass. under the name Ellen M. Nilson, on Aug. 25th, 1910 on the vessel S. S. Ivernia
I will before being admitted to citizenship, renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which I may be at the time of admission a citizen or subject; I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to reside permanently therein; and I certify that the photograph affixed to the duplicate and triplicate hereof is a likeness of me:
SO HELP ME GOD

Signed Ellen Maria Goranson
2nd day of November, anno Domini 1931
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The following information comes from the PETITION FOR CITIZENSHIP:

To the Honorable the District Court of Murray County at Slayton, Minnesota
The petition of Ellen Maria Goranson hereby filed, respectfully showth:
(1) My place of residence is Slayton
(2) My occupation is Housewife
(3) I was born n Filipstad, Sweden on December 19th, 1888, My race is Scandinavian
(4) I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on Nov. 2nd, 1931 in the District Court of Murray County, at Slayton, Minnesota
(5) I am widowed. The name of my husband Nels A. Goranson
we were married on June 14th, 1920 at Minneapolis, Minnesota; he was born at Torpa, Sweden on October 6th, 1884; entered the United States at New York, New York, on Nov. 3rd, 1907 for permanent residence therein, and now recides at Deceased
I have 3 childeren and the name, date and place of birth and place of residence of each of said childeren are as follows:
Roger William, born June 14th, 1921 at Siren, Wis.
Dorothy June, born June 4th, 1923, at Slayton, Minn.
Pual Robert, born December 31st, at Slayton, Minnesota
All of said childeren now recide in Slayton, Minnesota
(6) My last foreign residence was Filipstad, Sweden, I emigrated to the United States of America from Goteborg, Sweden, My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States of America was at Boston, Mass., under the name of Ellen M. Nilson on August 25th, 1910, on the vessel S. S. Ivernia
(7) I am not a disbeliever to or opposed to organized government or a member or of a affiliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposed to organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potenate, state or sovereignty and particulary to Gustavus the V, King of Sweden of whom at this time I am a subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
(8) I am able to speak the English language.
(9) I have reseided continously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least immediately preceeding the date of this petition, to wit, since the August 25, 1910, and in the County of Murray this State, continously next preceeding the date of this petition, since May 15, 1923, being a residence within said county of at least six months next preceeding the date of this petition
(10) I have not heretofore made petition for citizenship
Attached herto and made a part of this petition are my declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States and the certificate from the Department of Labor of my said arrival , and the affidavits of the two verifying witnesses required by law. Wherefor your pettioner prays that he may be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.

Signed Ellen Maria Goranson
1st day of April, anno Domini 1935

Witnesses:
Hjalmar Carlson - Farmer - Slayton, Minnesota
Walter Johnson - Oil Station owner - Slayton, Minnesota
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Obituary:

March 5, 1970.

Mrs. Ellen Carlson funeral from Baptist Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Carlson were held Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. from the Lake Sarah Baptist Church, Lake Sarah Township, Murray County, Minnesota. Rev. Larry Petersen, pastor conducted the services. Special music was provided by Elder Anderson and Mrs. Lilly Peterson, duet, and Mrs. Cecil Luitjens, organist. Arvid Anderson, Tenoor Johnson, Olaf Oie, Herman Berlin, Ray Johnson and Tennie Olson acted as pall bearers, with burial in Lake Sarah Baptist Church cemetery.

Ellen Maria Nelson was born December 19, 1888, the daughter of Nils and Britta Nelson in Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden. She came to Rockford, Illinois in August 1910.

She and Rev. N. A. Goranson were married on June 14, 1920. They lived at Falun, Wisconsin following their marriage. In May of 1923 they came to Lake Sarah Baptist Church where Rev. Goranson served until May 1931 when he died suddenly. To this union three children were born: Roger W. Goranson of St. Paul; Mrs. Caspert (Dorothy) Tuftin of St. Paul; and Paul Goranson of Amarillo, Texas.

On June 1, 1936 she was married to Clarence H. Carlson at Clay Center, Kansas. Since their marriage they have lived on her husband's home farm in Lake Sarah Township, Murray County, Minnesota. For the past five weeks she had been a patient at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis. She died there on Saturday, February 28, 1970 at the age of 81 years.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence, her three children, and six grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Esther Hagge in Sweden.

Her first husband and one sister preceeded her in death.

Hustad Funeral Home of Slayton was in charge of the arrangements.

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