Jonas Leo Olsson (1885-1918) and Sigrid Katarina Sundin (1897-1986) circa 1917

Jonas Leo Olsson (1885-1918) and Sigrid Katarina Sundin (1897-1986) in 1917

Wedding of Ruby Margaret Olson (1924-2011) and Albert Duane Engstrom on April 6, 1949

Sigrid Katarina Sundin (1897-1986) at the wedding of her daughter on April 6, 1949

Sigrid Katarina Sundin (1897-1986) and Ruby Margaret Olson (1924-2011) with extended family

Sigrid Katarina Sundin (1897-1986)


  • Jonas August Sundin (1866-1952), b. Ullånger parish March 24, 1866, d. Ytterlännäs parish February 29, 1952, sawmill worker in Väja, Ytterlännäs. In 1926, after seven years as a widower he visited Detroit, Michigan where his daughter Sigrid lived with her family.
  • Märta Margareta Lundgren (1870-1919), b. Ytterlännäs January 14, 1870, d. in cancer April 20, 1919 in Väja, Ytterlännäs parish.


She was born June 17, 1897 and was baptized in Ytterlännäs parish in Sweden.


  • John August Sundin (1900-1918), b. May 3 1900, d. Sep 25 1918 from the Spanish flu. He was a sawmill worker in Väja, Ytterlännäs.
  • Hans Ragnvald Sundin (1904-?) b. May 24 1904, d. ?

First marriageEdit

She married Jonas Leo Olsson (1885-1918) on June 24, 1917 in Ytterlännäs parish, Västernorrlands län/county, Sweden. Jonas Leo was born on December 25, 1885 in Grundsunda parish, Västernorrlands län. He died on October 3, 1918 in Katarina parish, Stockholm. The cause of death was the Spanish flu. Sigrid had moved from Ytterlännäs to Katarina parish, in Stockholm in 1917 and went back to Ytterlännäs on October 24, 1918.

Second marriageEdit

John A. Olsson (1895-?), b. 1895, became her second husband on ?. According to US census the family lived in Detroit, Michigan in 1930.



She emigrated in 1922 to Detroit, Michigan, her final destination was a cousin´s place - Gottfrey Johnsson aka Gottfrid Jansson. She travelled in the company of Emma Näslund (23) from Bjästa (in Nätra parish /south of Örnsköldsvik/ acc. to another document). In a travel document she´s called "husarb" (house worker) and obviously still a widow. She appears married to John E. Olson (1895-?) in Detroit in the 1930 census. He worked for an automotive parts company.


She died on February 19, 1986 in Whitehall, Michigan.