Surname: THORESON, THORSSON, OLOFSDTR, GRANUM, HELJESON, HELJESSON, HESSELROTH
I am looking for information on the family of Thore HELJESON (b. 13 FEB 1796 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden, Christened 14 FEB 1796 at Ostad, Alvsborg,
Sweden - source LDS) and Beata OLOFSDTR. According to LDS records, they had 7 children:
1 Carl THORSSON, Christened 25 MAR 1825 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
2 Olof THORSSON, Christened 23 FEB 1827 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
3 Anders THORSSON, Christened 9 JUL 1830 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
4 Sven THORSSON, Christened 8 AUG 1833 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden, d. 28 FEB 1908, La Crosse Co, WI
5 Hedvig THORSSON, Christened 18 MAR 1837 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
6 Helje THORSSON, Christened 18 OCT 1840 (OR 1847) at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
7 Mathilda THORSSON, Christened 21 FEB 1844 at Ostad, Alvsborg, Sweden
I know little about this family, except that Sven THORSSON (eventually spelled THORESON) is my gr-gr grandfather who eventually served in the Civil War.
Sven ended up in the Holmen, La Crosse Co., WI area sometime before 1864, where he farmed. A diary he kept refers to both Oluf and Helje, whom I believe were the brothers listed above. Thore HELJESON, his father, eventually moved to the US and died in 1874 - buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, La Crosse Co, WI.
What I don't know is when any of these folks came to the US or by what boat. Sven may have traveled with a Carl HELJESON (b. ca. 1844) (relation unknown)
and/or Erland W. HESSELROTH (b. ca. 1834), both of whom served in the Wisc. First Battery, Light Artillery unit with Sven. Both are mentioned in Sven's Civil
War diary and Carl HELJESON is listed as a pall-bearer at the funeral of Mrs. Sven THORESON (Marthe GRANUM) in 1907 at Halfway Creek, La Crosse,
Does anyone have information on the immigration of the HELJESON's and/or THORESON's?
I'd also like to get in touch with any descendents of any of the above mentioned person's.