Surname Saturday ~ LUNDBERG

My father's surname was LUNDBERG... my grandfather's surname was LUNDBERG... the LUNDBERG surname stops being "paternal" here... see why below...

    Duane Harold LUNDBERG ~ b. August 10, 1933 in Wadena, Minnesota
                                            d. April 4, 2008 in Contra Costa, California
    Hjalmer Erik LUNDBERG ~  b. April 4, 1909 Västernorrland, Sweden
                                            d. May 7, 1985 Contra Costa, California

Hjalmer never knew who his father was. His birth certificate states: "unknown". Hjalmer was given his mother's surname, LUNDBERG. His mother:

    Martä Brita LUNDBERG ~ b. Dec 23, 1883, Västernorrland, Sweden
                                         d. 1925 Västernorrland, Sweden

Martä had two brothers:

     Albert Efraim LUNDBERG -  b. Sept 1, 1881 in Graninge, Västernorrland, Sweden
     Olaf Ferdinand LUNDBERG - b. 1885 in Graninge, Västernorrland, Sweden

Possible parents for Albert, Marta and Olaf are ~

      Erik LUNDBERG - b. 1835 in Graninge, Västernorrland, Sweden
      Anna Brita  ? - b. 1848 in Viksjö, Västernorrland, Sweden  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    After reading about your blog on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings, I checked it out and it is quite interesting! Thanks!

    Since I’m a Swede, I thought I should see if I could find out a little bit more about your Lundbergs and this is what I found.

    Erik Lundberg (born Jan 1st 1835 in Graninge) and Brita Svedberg (born Nov 1st 1848 in Viksjö) are indeed the parents of Märta Brita and her two brothers Albert Efraim and Olof Ferdinand. (Source: Viksjö AI:9 (1886-1895) page 300). Albert Efraim was born on Sept 1st 1881 in Graninge and died on Jan 8th 1951 in Viksjö. Olof Ferdinand was born on Oct 7th 1885 in Graninge.

    However, these were not the only two siblings of Märta’s (and there might be even more!). Her father Erik had another son Erik Jakob (born April 12th 1868 in Graninge) in a previous marriage and her mother Brita had a son Johan Otto (born May 15th 1878 in Graninge) out of wedlock before their marriage on April 4th 1880.

    Märta Brita Lundberg left Viksjö for America on Nov 7th 1911 and she was travelling with her daughter Signe Kristina (born June 12th 1904 in Viksjö – out of wedlock).


  2. Hi Bokensliden:Magnus!

    Thank you for checking out my blog! Mostly, I thank you for this information! What a wonderful surprise!

    I am excited to add the new information and learn what
    I didn't know!

    I can't begin to thank you enough! Since I have updated my blog template I don't believe I have added my contact info yet. I would love to talk to you more. If you wouldn't mind, would you please email me at

    Thank you so much for this and thank you to distant cousin Randy for the shout out about my blog!


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