Ljungberg/Liunberg Family Tree
Descendants of Finns, first coming from inner Finland to Viksjo n Sweden in the beginning of the 17th century. Finland and Sweden were united as one country at that time and the king promised the poor Finns land in that part of Sweden if they cultivated the land.
They were called burn-beating Finns because of the methods they used to cultivate the land,
the Liunberg family photos can be viewed > here <
VIDEO of visit to Stockhom June 2009
soldier Jacob Jonsson Enberg bn April 17th 1730 Koping, died 21st August 1785
his wife Kerstin Hansdotter bn 18th June 1733 Skramsta Bergjo, died March 11th 1804 Bergjo Sweden
Anna Sigrid Jacobsdotter Enberg
Anna Sigrid Jacobsdotter Enberg born 22nd November 1756 in Bergjo -she died January 5th 1811 in Rosta Harmanger . After a marriage to a soldier Lars Rost, who died in Finland in 1790 during the war (she had a son Jonas with him), she married Erik From Roberg on November 14th 1791 in Harmanger. Anna Sigrid Jacobsdotter Enberg was somewhat older than Eric .
m (1) Lars Rost a soldier who died during the war in Finland in 1790 - child Jonas
m (2) Eric from Roberg in Harmanger on 14th November 1791 -Eric From Roberg was a soldier in Bergsjo, born on May 22nd 1765 He died of dysentery during the war against Russia at a military hospital in Stockholm in January 1809
in May 1825? Helena Ersdotter ( or Lena as she sometimes was called) married the soldier Per Plit, born on February 17th 1788 in Grangsjo, Gnarp.
When he moved to Viksjo from Gnarp he took the name Ljungberg (a soldier got his surname after the soldier's cottage that belonged to his mission, therefore a soldier can appear under many names, as Per Ljungberg does -Per Plit Ljungberg seemed to have accepted Lena Stina as his own child, in any case the mention of her as being only Helena's child soon disappears from the books. They moved to Njurunda parish in ab. 1838 and he seems to have been in some sort of trouble . Obviously he had disappeared and they thought he was dead but then he came back from nowhere and the family moved to Nordana, Viksjo in 1840, where he had a small farm. He died on November 11th 1841 out of "age weakness" - he was only 53 years old! He was a widower a year when he married Helena and had two sons in his first marriage, who left the home when they were around 15 (normal among workers and peasants).
Helena remarried a widower, Erik Forsstrom, at Vastana in Viksjo on August 14th 1846. He was born in 1782 and died in 1868. She seems to have been economic with the truth and told the vicar that she was 39 years old - she was in fact 50! her daughter Lena Stina with her family(which included Olof Petter Ljungberg , lived together with Helena and Erik Forsstrom. When Olof Petter left home in 1863 there seems to have been around 10 people in a probably very small cottage. Helena died when she was 80 years old on July 12 1877 in Vastana, Viksjo.
Lena Stina Ljungberg had 2 children before her marriage to Per Anderssen
LENA STINA LJUNGBERG married Per Andersson in Viksjo 20 June 1858 - He was born on September 27th 1827 in Sunne, Varmland, Per Andersson was a worker in Vastana, Viksjo
OLOF PETTER LJUNGBERG
Olof Petter left Viksjö to go to Helgum to work for a farmer and then after some years left for Soderhamn, where he seems to have been working in the port. he left with a Norwegian ship in 1870 and settled in England - he married Mary Jane T Lemon (Widow) nee Stephenson in Tynemouth England 11th November 1875 ......he had been a mariner but later appeared to be a licencee of a public house in North Shields in the 1881 census but later had his own shop in Percy Main in North Shields and died aged 92 in 1941
JOHN LEMON LIUNBERG
married Sarah Jane Clark in Sunderland Dec quarter 1903
my grandfather was a graphic designer and had his own printing business in Grange Road Jarrow and one of the things he did was make posters for theatres in the area.....he was called up for National Service in World War 1 and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in France on April 10th 1917 at 37 years of age leaving a widow and six children
married Robert William Bowman in May 1937 in Christ Church Jarrow
Muriel married Rick
Copy of marriage certificate of Olaf Petter Ljungberg and Mary Lemon nee Stephenson at Tynemouth 11th Nov 1875
Olof Petter`s marriage certificate names Olaf Ulin as his deceased father a farmer, but records in Sweden show his father was still alive at that time but his biological father had left the village the year he was born and took no part in his life and records show his father returned to the village in 1863 with a wife and children - this was the same year that Olof Petter left the village as a young man and he never returned to the village
extract from 1881 census
****surname spelt incorrectly on census records
Other Ljungberg information on the internet
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