Most Swedes in the 19th century had a last name from their father’s name, a patronymic. But there were other types of surnames. One, probably the largest, of the groups with a different type of last names was the soldiers. They went by a solider's name (soldatnamn). The ground for soldier's
An old Swedish wedding 1903 in Gällersta parish, Örebro County. The bride is wearing black. Black wedding dresses were common between the mid nineteenth century and WW1.
Circa 1865, having coffee. The photo is taken in Wilhelmina Lagerholm’s studio in Örebro. Wilhelmina Lagerholm and her mother are in the picture.
Yea or nay? A fahnenjunker tastes the dinner at the fire pits. Sannahed, Örebro County (Närke) 1902.
Was Axel Nilsson a milkman? A milk carriage is loaded in Tybble in 1899. The photo description mentions the name Per Nilsson. We find Per Olof Nilsson in the household records in Almby Parish, Örebro County. He was 62 years old, a churchwarden and a tenant farmer on Tybble No 3. Per
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Find a Swede just opened! We'll celebrate with fika. Photograph by Alfred Vikström ca 1880 courtesy of Örebro läns museum. CC PDM.