Maybe you have seen the word torp, croft, in your Swedish genealogy. An ancestor may have been a crofter, torpare. Or your ancestor was a soldier and lived at a soldier’s croft, soldattorp. But what is a Swedish croft? The modern Swedish Croft is an old cottage Today the word croft makes
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
Soldier Karl Magnus Berglund from Jönköping regiment I 12 with his wife Hulda Emilia Sundell and children. The soldier croft is still there, outside Gränna in Jönköping County.
Yea or nay? A fahnenjunker tastes the dinner at the fire pits. Sannahed, Örebro County (Närke) 1902.
Military theater, 1903, in Stockholm. "The Lieutenant's Batman" ("Löjtnantens Kalfaktor") performed in the barracks for Göta Livgarde.
Sabre fencing course 1890. Officers of hussars, dragoons, infantries and artillerists.