Samuel Otto Jönsson Ljungqvist

Male 1840 - 1899  (58 years)


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  • Name Samuel Otto Jönsson Ljungqvist 
    Nickname Otto 
    Born 26 Feb 1840  Gränsen, Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 Mar 1840  Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1854 and 1860  Norrköping St. Olai, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1859 and 1899  Sweden and United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cooper 
    Emigration 8 Jun 1869  the port of Göteberg, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 25 Aug 1869  NY from Liverpool on ship "England" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Aug 1870  Williamsburg (13th Ward), Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to 1870 US Federal Census 
    Residence Between 1872 and 1873  187 Rivington (bet Attorney & Ridge), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Jungqwist, cooper (NYC directory 1873 p. 616) 
    Residence Between 1873 and 1874  355 Madison (Bet. Scammel and Jackson), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yongguest, cooper (NYC directory 1874 p. 1426) 
    Residence Between 1875 and 1877  355 Madison (Bet. Scammel and Jackson), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yonkers, cooper (NYC dir 1876 p. 1456, 1877 p. 1498) 
    Residence Between 1877 and 1878  322 Henry Street (bet Grand and Jackson), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yonkers, cooper (NYC directory 1878 p. 1543) 
    Residence Between 1878 and 1879  283 Monroe (bet Jackson and Corlears), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto S. Yonkers, cooper (NYC directory 1879 p. 1600) 
    Residence Between 1879 and 1880  283 Monroe (bet Jackson and Corlears), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yonkers, cook [sic], (NYC dir 1880 p. 1648) 
    Residence Between 1880 and 1881  283 Monroe (bet Jackson and Corlears), New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yonkers, cooper (NYC directory 1881 p. 1693) 
    Residence Between 1882 and 1883  276 1st Ave., New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yunks, cooper (NYC directory, 1883, p. 1795) 
    Residence Between 1883 and 1884  276 1st Ave., New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto S. Yonkers, cooper (NYC directory, 1884, p. 1842) 
    Residence Between 1884 and 1885  276 1st Ave., New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Yonkers, cooper (NYC directory 1885 p. 1928) 
    Residence Oct 1885  374 2nd Avenue bet 22/23rd, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to naturalization 
    Naturalization 16 Oct 1885  Superior Court of New York County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1886 and 1887  374 2nd Ave bet 22 & 23, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto S. Yonkers, cooper (NYC Directory 1887 p. 2152) 
    Residence Between 1887 and 1888  374 2nd Ave bet 22 & 23, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel O. Yonkers, cooper (NYC Directory 1888 p. 2161) 
    Residence Between 1888 and 1889  415 W 46th, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Younker, cooper (NYC Directory 1889 p. 2183) 
    Residence Between 1890 and 1891  450 W 47th St, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Younker, cooper (NYC Directory 1891 p. 1394) 
    Residence Between 1892 and 1893  450 W 47th St, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sam'l O. Yonkers, cooper (NYC Directory 1893 p. 1559) 
    Residence Between 1894 and 1895  450 W 47th St, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto Ljungqvist, cooper (NYC Directory 1895 p. 861) 
    Residence Between 1897 and 1898  450 W 47th St, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Otto S. Ljungquist, cooper (NYC directory 1898 p. 781) 
    Residence Jan 1899  103 Melrose St bet Bremen/Evergreen, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to his death certificate 
    _UID A46DD601750CE140859FE0033C3ABF753BCF 
    Died 21 Jan 1899  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jan 1899  Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2012 

    Father Jonas Gustafsson,   b. 14 Jul 1791, Gostorp, Björsater, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1871, Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Stina Andersdotter,   b. 4 Jan 1801, Kulfall, Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1879, Fattighus, Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1821  Målstena, Björsäter, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolina Sofia Andersdr Nordström,   b. 19 Aug 1835, Emaus, Hedemora, Kopparberg, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage Banns 25 Aug 1865  Hovforsamlingen, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Sep 1865  Hovforsamlingen, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage bann, August 25, 1865, R. Bjorkman, Malare Gesellen (painter), and C. J. Landberg, Workmastarin (foreman).
    Children 
     1. Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist,   b. 29 Oct 1865, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1929, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Emma Sofia Ljungqvist,   b. 3 Mar 1868, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1950, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Jennie Octavia Ljungqvist,   b. 24 May 1872, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The cooper Samuel Otto Ljungqvist, a native of Östergötland province, Sweden, whose ancestors had lived around the place where he was born for centuries, working as crofters, farmhands, smiths, shoemakers, etc. was married in 1865 in Stockholm to Carolina Sofia Nordström, a native of Kopparberg (Dalarna) Sverige, whose ancestors had lived in that part of Sweden for centuries; many of her ancestors were "bergsmen" or miners; ("Kopparberg" means "copper mountain"). So, Samuel Otto Ljungqvist emigrated to New York in 1869 and his wife followed the next year with their two daughters, Gerda Theresa and Emma Sofia, both born in Stockholm. A third daughter, Jennie Octavia, was born in New York.

      Samuel Otto was usually known as "Otto" in the US. The family name was often approximated as "Yonkers" in many US records related to the family, even though there is no etymological connection whatsoever between the Dutch/German name and New York place name "Yonkers" (Junker- a landed social class), and the Swedish ornamental surname "Ljungquist" (meaning heather sprig).

      The probable reason for the "Yonkers" alias is similarity of sound and convenience, as "Yonkers" was easier for Americans, particularly the German-Americans who made up a large part of New York's population in the late 1800s, to pronounce and spell, than the tongue-twisting, unfamiliar and unphonetic Swedish "Ljungquist." However, there was also a Yonkers Barrel Company at Cherry Street close to where the Ljungqvist family lived and where Samuel Otto Ljungqvist may well have worked, which could have influenced his alias. (Yonkers Barrel Co. burned down on February 22, 1883 acc. to the following day's New York Times)

      The following bizarre note appeared in the social news section of the upstate New York paper the "Catskill Recorder" on November 22, 1895, following the wedding of Jennie Ljungqvist to John A. Anderson two days previous:
      "The surname of a woman married at New York the other day was Ljungqvist. Who can blame her for wanting to change it?"

      Gerda Theresa Ljungqvist married Englishman Thomas Charles Rothwell (after a brief, mysterious marriage to a fellow Swede) and had six surviving children, four daughters, two sons. The family lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Jennie Ljungqvist married electrician Johan Andersson (John Anderson) and had two sons and later moved from Brooklyn to the Bronx. Emma Ljungqvist never married.

      --

      Named "Otto" because he was the eighth child of his parents.

      In 1854, Samuel Otto and his brother Carl went to Norrköping.
      November 1, 1854: Samuel Otto Jönsson from Östra Ryd is noted as moving into the parish Norrköping St. Olai., p. 223. His brother Carl dies in Norrköping in 1855. S.O. began using the name Ljungquist around 1859, he was a "journeyman cooper" by 1860, when he moved December 1, 1860 to Linkoping. He arrived in Linkoping on December 10, 1860., and left Linkoping ("T. 42") on July 24, 1861 for "obekant ort" ("unknown place").

      He moved out from Gävle (IV Rote) bound for Stockholm on April 21, 1864 (Gävle BI:6). ("See p. 177 of household examination"). He moved into Hudiksvall, Gävleborg county, from Gävle on Nov 5, 1864. (Hudiksvall BI:4). He moved out from Hudiksvall on May 26, 1865. "Samuel Otto Jönsson Ljungquist moved to Klara, Stockholm from Hudiksvall on July 7, 1865." (BI:15).

      Hovförsamlingen Marriage records (EI:3):
      The journeyman cooper Samuel Otto Jonsson Ljungqvist married Miss (jungfru) Carolina Sofia Nordström on 1865 Sep.24. The banns were called 25 August (R. Bjorkman, Malare Gesellen (painter), and C. J. Landberg, Workmastarin (foreman)).

      Adolf Fredrik moving-in records (BIa:7, page 586):
      1865 October.12, Ljungqvist Samuel Otto, born 1840 Feb.26 in Östra Ryd parish and his wife Carolina Sofia Nordström, born 1835 Aug.19 in Hedemora, both moved from Hovförsamlingen to Återvändsgränd 3 in Adolf Fredrik parish.

      Register of Population for Stockholm 1800-1870, Samuel Otto Ljungquist
      1866 Adolf Fredrick #796
      1867 Klara lower #2395
      1868 Klara upper #295
      1869 City Inner & East #3020
      1870 Adolf Fredrik #4863

      Samuel Linquist, laborer, male age 28, arrived at Castle Garden on 25 August 1869 on ship "England" via port of Liverpool, England via Germany (original customs list/manifest at NARA; list 991 line 16 Microfilm Series 237 film 317)

      AUGUST 18 1870 ENUMERATION OF 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS lists the following
      [no first name listed] Youngquest, 29 y.o. male cooper, Swedish alien lodger in the boarding house of Mr and Mrs Peter Bauer (with a clientele of Germans, a few Poles and Swedes), 13th Ward of Williamsburg, Brooklyn (a small area bounded by the East River, Division Street, and Broadway; on the north, by South Seventh and Sixth). NARA M593_954 #591

      First New York city directory listing for Otto Jungkwist is in the 1872-1873 Manhattan city directory. The family has not been found in the 1871-1872 Manhattan directory.

      The family first lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan close to the East River i.e. Rivington St, Madison St, Henry St, Monroe St, then started moving north in the 1880s into what is now called the East Village (1st Ave, 2nd Ave); by the 1890s the family had moved uptown to the West Fourties neighborhood known as "Hells Kitchen."

      Household (1880 census)
      Otto YONKERS Self M Male W 45 Sweden Cooper Sweden Sweden
      Sophia YONKERS Wife M Female W 40 Sweden Keeping House Sweden Sweden
      Teresa YONKERS Dau S Female W 15 Sweden At School Sweden Sweden
      Emma YONKERS Dau S Female W 12 Sweden At School Sweden Sweden
      Jennie YONKERS Dau S Female W 8 Sweden At School Sweden Sweden
      Source Information
      Census Place 7th Ward, District 2, New York, New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York
      Family History Library Film 1254872
      NA Film Number T9-0872
      Page Number 436A

      naturalized in the Superior Court of New York County (bundle 365, record 136) as Samuel O. Lyungquist, cooper, of 374 2nd Ave; witness was Charles Ross, cooper of 610 E 13th Street.

      Otto Ljungquist death certificate reference- New York City Civil Registration, Kings County, year 1899, Certificate #1374