Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Servant Nils Lundin at Rosendal

Last night was the second episode of the Swedish version of Who Do You Think You Are. The celeb of the day was Mia Skäringer. Since she is from the Värmland area I was quite surprised when she suddenly showed up in Helsingborg. Even more surprised, and truly happy, when she went to the Rosendal castle nearby. It turned out she had a relative who worked as a servant at the castle, Nils Lundin,  and his daughter Olivia was born there in 1859.

A couple of months ago I registerd tombstones at the cemetery of Kropp that was inventoried in the 1990s. ( Database found here: http://www.genealogi.se/gravproj/Gravsoklist.php ). I recognized the name so I did a search and sure I found it.

Now, it would have been awesome if Mia had visited the cemetery as well, looking at the tombstone, when she was in the area. The cemetery is only a few kilometers from the castle. Maybe she was, it wasn't shown on TV in that case.

The stone is not in its original place, it has been moved but is kept and it is integrated in the stonewall surrounding the cemetery.

So, I went there and took a new picture of the stone today.

Tombstone in the wall - Servant Nils Lundin and his wife Hanna Lundin. Nils worked
at the Rosendal castle

It is quite hard to read but is say Nils Lundin. If you move the stones on the ground away you will see his wife's name Hanna as well.

Hard to read but is says Nils Lundin

View of Kropp cemetery with the wall in the background

1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda,

    I didn't know Sweden has it's own version of Who Do You Think You Are?. How wonderful! I also wanted to let you know that I finally published my blog post about Carl Martin Gillberg's cause of death. Thank you so much again for providing me with the documents from Arkivdigital and with your translations. I mentioned you in my post. If you'd like to see the post, here's the link ~ http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/11/little-carl-martin-gillberg-cause-of.html

    Thanks again!