Message Posted By: Doreen Cowling

I am trying to trace my Grandmother who came from Sweden and and my Grandfather who came from Norway. My grandmothers name was Leontina Aurora Nordstrom, her Fathers name was Mathias Nordstrom who was a baker, she had a relation called Hugo Nordstrom and one R. Nordstrom who was an artist. They all came from Stockholm I believe. My Grandfathers name was Ernst George Bjarkholm or Bjorkholm and came from Norway, he was an engineer. His fathers name was John Bjarkholm and he was a farmer. I dont know which area they come from. Any information would be most appreciated.

Posted on: 30/01/2004 12:37:22

Poster Information:

Name: Doreen Cowling

Looking For:

Name: Leontina Aurora Bjarkholm

Town: Grimsby

Reply posted on: 02/01/2005


From tony bjarkholm

Born: 1972

Dear Doreen.
My name is Tony Bjarkholm, and I´m writing You from Denmark. I´m also trying to trace my family-background, but since I have just started, I haven´t really got any information yet However, I understand Your Grandfather came from Norway, where I have located some relatives. I know my father, Tom Bjarkholm lives in Oslo, and I have also been in touch with my Grandfather, who is named Bjørn Bjarkholm. Unfortunately he´s an old man now, whose been quite ill, and whose memory is not quite intact. As I didn´t want to impose myself on him, I would be gratefull if You had any information about my family-background, that You would like to share.
Lots of regard.
Tony


Reply posted on: 14/05/2007


From Jan-Erik Bjarkholm

Born: 0

Town: Alicante.

Hei,jeg er broren til din far,Tom.


Reply posted on: 01/01/2008


From Lilly Sandberg

Born: 0

Town: Kinna

Dear Doreen,
My name is Lilly Sandberg, and my Grandfather was Mathias Nordström and Leontina Aurora was my father Gothus`s sister and they came from Käringön a island near Gothenburg. I have search in my familybackground.
Regards Lilly


Reply posted on: 01/01/2008


From Lilly Sandberg

Born: 0

Town: Kinna

Dear Doreen,
My name is Lilly Sandberg, and my Grandfather was Mathias Nordström and Leontina Aurora was my father Gothus`s sister and they came from Käringön a island near Gothenburg. I have search in my familybackground.
Regards Lilly


Reply posted on: 07/01/2008


From Doreen Cowling

Born: 0

Town: Milton Keynes

Hi,
Since I posted my message I have found out that my Grandfather, Ernst Bjarkholm was, in fact, born in Sweden as was my Grandmother, Leontina Bjarkholm. I am delighted to know that I have a living relative by the name of Lilly Sandberg and would like to hear from her again. I met all my Swedish relatives back in 1959 when they visited my Grandmother in Grimsby but have not heard anything since then. Unfortunately all my Grandmothers children are now deceased, including my Father, Wilfred Axel. Please e-mail me again Lilly with any news.

Kind regards

Doreen


Reply posted on: 09/01/2008


From Lilly Sandberg

Born: 0

Town: Kinna

Hi,
It was fun to have a replay from you. You have many relatives in Sweden. I have two brothers and two sisters in live and one sister who has deceased. We all have children and our children also have children. So we are lot of people who are your relatives here in Sweden.
My father Gothus was a baker like his father Mathias and his brother Wilhelm was a teacher and he also was an artist. I know three of his children. I look forward to hear from your again perhaps you can give me your e-mailadress.
Kind regards
Lilly


Reply posted on: 10/01/2008


From Doreen Cowling

Born: 0

Town: Milton Keynes

Dear Lilly,

This is so exciting. Thank you for giving me some news. I would love to hear more and my e-mail address is:
Work: D.Cowling@open.ac.uk
Home: D.Cowling@sky.com

I married a Grimsby man in 1962 and have three sons, two who are married and have three children each. I started to research my family 4 years ago and was thrilled when the Swedish Archives gave me information about my Grandparents as prior to that I only knew my Grandmothers surname as I have a painting done by Ruth Nordstrom given to me by my Aunt Elsie. I have been wondering for a long time if I had any surviving relatives. I would love to hear from you - I would hate to lose touch now. What has always been a mystery to me is why my grandparents emigrated to England in 1900.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you so much for replying to me.

Kind regards

Doreen




Reply posted on: 06/03/2008


From Norman Booth

Born: 0

Town: Leeds

I am researching the Cameron family and have come across a Marion Bjarkholm born in Grimsby December 1940 who married a Francis Bescoby in Grimsby 1963. Have you come across this person in your research.
Regards
Norman Booth


Reply posted on: 06/03/2008


From Doreen Cowling

Born: 0

Town: Milton Keynes

Thanks for your message. Marion is my cousin with whom I lost contact with in the late 50s. She is one of the daughters of my Fathers brother,Elliot Bjarkholm (Ben), her elder sister is Angela with whom I also lost contact with. Thank you for contacting me - it would be great if anyone has any more information.

Many thanks
Doreen Cowling (nee Bjarkholm)


Reply posted on: 07/03/2008


From Norman Booth

Born: 0

Town: Leeds

Many thanks for the information. Was Elliott born in the Uk or Sweden. Do you know what brought the family over to England.

Kind Regards
Norman Booth


Reply posted on: 07/03/2008


From Doreen Cowling

Born: 0

Town: Milton Keynes

Hi,
My Uncles name was Eliat Varner Bjarkholm born in 1903, 11 Eastgate Terrace, Grimsby. One of 6 children all born in Grimsby. My Grandparents moved over to England in 1901 and were married in St. Andrews Church Grimsby in 1902. It is unknown why they moved away from Sweden.

Best wishes

Doreen Cowling


Reply posted on: 28/06/2008


From Marion Bescoby

Born: 0

Town: Eastwood,Nottingham

Doreen,
I am Marion Bescoby(nee Bjarkholm), your cousin. Angela is my sister,married to David Patrick Breeze. I have 2 married children,Frances(Cameron) & Timothy(Bescoby). We are visiting Gothenburg 30Jul-2Aug08. Have you any names/addresses of relatives around Gothenburg.
Please keep in touch
Marion.


Reply posted on: 29/06/2008


From Doreen Cowling

Born: 0

Town: Milton Keynes

Dear Marion,

I was so pleased to hear from you after all this time and Id love to hear more about you. Please e-mail me on:
D.Cowling@open.ac.uk

With best wishes

Doreen


Reply posted on: 14/02/2014 00:30:38


From Anneli Koivunen

Town: Lohja

LOOKING FOR JAN-ERIK BJARKHOLM
My name is Jan Marcus and I am trying to find my father and his relatives. Only I know is, that my fathers name is Jan-Erik Bjarkholm and he is born 1950. Any information would be most appreciated, BR, Marcus