Monday, May 20, 2013

Maret Olsdotter's Death, Romelanda Parish

Maret Olofsdotter or Olsdotter was Johan Bengtsson Wessman's mother. As mentioned previously, women in Scandinavia did not take the name of their husbands when they married. They kept their patronymic, or father's name.

FamilySearch Family Tree gives Maret's death as "26 Nov 1885 ." This is incorrect. Here is her death record:



Utdrag ur 1885 års Dödbok för Romelanda församling i // Prosteri, Göteborgs Stift, Bohus Län. Page 2. Inskrifningens löpande årsnummer 24. Döds-år och månad 1885 Nov. dag. 7. Kön q. Olsdotter Maret, // frå //. Ålder vid döden. År 84. Mån. ___ Dag. ___. Enka. Dödsort Kange... 
Excerpts from the 1885 Death Index for Romelanda Parish / / Prosteri, Gothenburg, Bohus County. Page 2nd Entry number 24. The death year and month in 1885 November. Day 7. Gender woman. Olsdotter Maret, / / from / /. Age at death 84. Month [unknown] Day [unknown]. Widow. Place of death Kange...

I have corrected her death in Family Tree to 7 November 1885, Romelanda, Göteborgs och Bohus, Sweden. I have not yet been able to find the death record for her husband, Bengt Pehrrson.

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