Amalia Bromander Walks from Finland to Sweden

Amalia Sofia Bromander

How I’m related

Amalia Sofia Bromander was born on March 1, 1822 in Botkyrka, Sweden. She married Ulrich Wallberg on July 27, 1850 in Hatuna, Uppsala, Sweden. Amalia is my mom’s great-great grandmother on her mother’s side.

This information is from “The Grandpa Wallberg story”: Continue reading

Lisa’s view of why we started this

Mabel Winney and Grandma Newhouse (2)

Mabel Wallberg Winney and Grandma Newhouse

From the time we were little, my sister, brothers and I heard stories about our parents’ families. My dad’s uncle Clint Jolly was struck by lightning several times in his life before dying young of a stomach ulcer in the 1920s. One of my mom’s great great grandfathers, Ulrich Wallberg, a Baptist preacher barely escaping from Sweden in the 1850s with his 4 children (apparently they weren’t very welcoming to Baptists then). Or the Wulfestieg clan who left Germany in the early 1800s to settle in Brazil then later leaving for America. Continue reading