Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist

Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist

Female 1865 - 1929  (63 years)

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  • Name Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist 
    Nickname Theresa 
    Born 29 Oct 1865  Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 4 Nov 1865  Adolf Fredrik, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 9 Sep 1870  the port of Göteberg, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nickname United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Generally known as Theresa in the US 
    Immigration 4 Oct 1870  New York from Liverpool via Hamburg on TARIFA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1885  374 2nd Avenue bet 22/23rd, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to Hanson-Ljungquist marriage registration 
    Occupation Between 1903 and 1904  516 W 168th, Washington Heights, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Theresa Rothwell, dressmkr (acc to NYC Directory 1904 p. 1095) 
    Residence 1920  215 Schenectady, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to 1920 US Census 
    Residence 19 Oct 1929  408 Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 87AED7623063C14783A782F0152AB614AE9F 
    Died 19 Oct 1929  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Oct 1929  Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2019 

    Father Samuel Otto Jönsson Ljungqvist,   b. 26 Feb 1840, Gränsen, Östra Ryd, Östergötland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1899, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother 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).
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christian Hansson,   b. 1859, Hälsingborg, Skåne, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1886, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Witnesses 1885 
    August Jonsson and Anna Bohman witnessed the Hanson-Ljungquist marriage 
    Married 27 Sep 1885  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister Conrad Emil Lindberg, Gustavus Adolphus Church, officiated Hanson/Ljungquist marriage 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Charles Rothwell,   b. 14 Apr 1854, Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1930, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1887  Church of the Redeemer, 327 E 58th/951 2nd Ave, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Eleanor Rothwell,   b. 12 Oct 1888, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1969, Maywood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Emma Rothwell,   b. 30 Jul 1890, 359 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1890, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jennie Beatrice Rothwell,   b. 19 Jul 1891, 186 (86?) Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1959, Titusville, Brevard, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Theresa Victoria Rothwell,   b. 23 Nov 1893, 379 Grove Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1894, 379 Grove Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Thomas Charles Haliday Rothwell,   b. 1 Jun 1895, 118 McKibbin St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1895, 118 McKibbin St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Lucy Gerda Rothwell,   b. 28 Mar 1897, 23 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1971, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Harry Edward Rothwell,   b. 19 Sep 1899, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1970, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. William George Rothwell,   b. 7 Jul 1901, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1961, Middletown, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Theodore Hollis Rothwell,   b. 14 Feb 1904, Wood-Ridge, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1904, Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Rosalie Rothwell,   b. 28 Sep 1905, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1980, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • her parents' residence at the time of her birth was "3 Återvändsgränd" (translation: cul-de-sac) CIA:8 Births 1860-1869 Adolf Fredrik (another version of same: CIIA (1864-1883); no godparents are noted.

      Gerda was probably not the biological child of Samuel Otto Ljungquist. Samuel was living in Hudiksvall at the time of conception (January 1865), and did not move to Stockholm until several months later (July 1865). At the time of Gerda's conception, her unmarried mother had recently arrived in Stockholm city and was working as a live in servant of a dentist's widow. Genetic genealogy testing (autosomal DNA tests) of Gerda's descendants imply that Gerda's biological father had a Jewish mother (~X chromosomal inheritance pattern~). Samuel Otto Ljungquist had no such ancestry. See website author for more details.

      The Christian Hanson marriage is New York City Civil Registration, Manhattan 1885, Marriage Certificate #49702 . The index has bride's name as "Theresa Lynnggoist" Christian died in 1886.

      The Thomas C. Rothwell marriage is New York City Civil Registration, Manhattan 1887, Marriage Certificate #75609. Gerda was remarried under her maiden name, although the marriage registration indicates that this is her second marriage.

      She separated (unofficially) from Thomas Rothwell sometime between 1910 and 1920. They continued to live separately as "widowed" until their respective deaths.

      1920 Census of US, Kings County, New York
      215 Schenectady AD 18 SD3 ED 1539 Sheet 15B 1647 Roll T625_1172 (enumeration date 23 Jan 1920)
      ROTHWELL, Theresa head 50, widow [sic] (no occupation listed for any woman)
      ROTHWELL, Rosalind [sic] daughter 15
      YONKERS, Emma sister 45

      She died at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. The death was registered under the name Girda T. Rothwell. See New York City Civil Registration, Kings County 1929, Death Certificate #21045