I have included copies of the actual pages of the booklet and a transcription of the Swedish text. Anyone who could provide me with a translation into English would get my eternal gratitude!
Then there is the history of the prolific and "Jeremiah" happy Horrigan family.
The HORRIGAN family tree.
Trying to figure out who is who among the Jeremiah Horrigans makes quite a puzzle! Turns out that, according to the good folks on the Cork, Ireland website, that the first son traditionally took the name of his father's father. This would perpetuate the name of some primordial ancestor, like some Jeremiah Horrigan. When the Irish came to the US, it seems like they decided Jeremiah was not such a hot name and the name disappears.
Now I have put some of the data regarding the McCarthy family tree, a family from Kilcummin Parish, Kerry Ireland.
The McCARTHY family tree.
Photos of the older generation of Wheltons, McCarthys and Horrigans have been placed together since they are too difficult to separate.
IRISH FAMILY PHOTOS
I have found new data regarding the family of Albertina Berg Broman!
The BERG family tree
Tracing Swedish families can be difficult since before the mid 19th century, the Swedes used patronomics; that is, Lars, son of Eric would be Lars Ericson. Lars' son Karl would be Karl Larsson. Karl's son Johan would be Johan Karlson. The Swedish military decided it was too difficult to keep track of people with this system and enforced the taking of a "surname" or "family name." Thus names were changed to Berg, which means mountain, or Broman, which means bridge keeper, or bridge toll taker, most likely a job title.
For some photos of the older generation of Swedes BROMAN FAMILY PHOTOS
Note particularly the beautiful photo of Albertina Broman and young Edith!
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SOURCES FOR THESE PAGES, INTERESTING LINKS TO WHELTONS AND OTHERS, AS WELL AS RECENT PHOTOS, PLEASE GO TO PAGE 2
This page belongs to Mary Ellen, Please e-mail me if you have questions or any possible genealogical connections! Or if you want to say "hello!." Also, anyone with an older family photo of a Whelton or a Horrigan. I have more Broman photos I can display, but I have put out most of the good old Whelton and Horrigan photos in my possession. .
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