Guide to the Nils Andersson Emigration Registration Document, 1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Han Bolstad
Guide to the Nils Andersson Emigration Registration Document
1964 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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Emigration registration document for Nils Andersson, who left Sweden in the early 1900s.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nils Andersson was born on 4 June 1882 to Anders Nilsson (born 2 February 1848) and Inga Maria Nilsdotter (born 10 August 1846) in Köla, Värmland, Sweden on the Kölhaget farm. He went to folk school (high school) and became a brick layer's apprentice. He left the parish of Köla on 1 March 1902 and used his savings to travel to America by ship from Oslo. Two of his sisters, Maria and Hilma Andersdotter, emigrated to the US shortly at after him. He landed in New York and directly took a naval officer commission in a New York school for language and seasmanship training. Andersson was naturalized in Seattle on 24 January 1908. He was educated as a naval commander and remained in the navy for his entire career, rising to the post of admiral and seeing active duty in WWI, and in WWII he had convoys (Operation Torch) across the Atlantic including to Africa with General Montgomery's troops. He was able to send money home to his parents in Sweden for many years. He passed away in 1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of a typed English translation of an original Swedish emigration registration document. It also includes information about Andersson's life in the United States after his departure.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Nils Andersson Emigration Registration Document, SIEmss_129, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Admiralty
  • Legal documents--Sweden
  • Sweden--Emigration and immigration
  • United States. Navy
  • Personal Names :
  • Andersdotter, Hilma
  • Andersdotter, Maria
  • Andersson, Nils
  • Nilsdotter, Inga Maria
  • Nilsson, Anders
  • Geographical Names :
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Värmlands län (Sweden)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Legal documents