Anna Charlotta Eriksdotter.
Born 13 December 1837 in Horn (E).
Anna Charlotta was born in 1837 as the eldest child of the
family of Erik Persson and Anna Lisa Persdotter. Place of birth was Horn (E). No documents
from this time are kept since a big fire at the vicarage of Ekeby 1851-01-10 destroyed all
church registers. The family eventually left Horn (E) for Södra Vi (H) in Småland. In 1855 Anna
Charlotta left home to go to Horn (E) to work as a maid. In 1856 she went to Låxbo, Södra Vi
(H) to serve at Lars Magnusson's farm. In 1857 you can find her in Rumskulla (H) working as a
maid there. In 1858 she moved to Kåreda in Södra Vi (H). She changed farm and moved to
one of the neighbouring farms in Kåreda. In 1862 you can locate her as a maid in
Vennebjörke, Södra Vi (H). Here she stayed until 1869. The same year in October she moved
to Näs in Vimmerby rural parish. The banns were published and she was married to Sven
August Karlsson 1869-12-30. He originally came from Södra Vi and was handicapped because
he was deaf. They lived at his parents, Karl Svensson and Maja Lisa Svensdotter , who had a
crofter's holding named Segelbäcken. In 1870-12-02 the first daughter was born and she
was called Maria Lovisa. In 1873-02-27 the next daughter was born and she was named Anna
Sofia. Then the big disaster occurred on the 22nd of November: the father of the family, Sven
August, drowned in a lake. Then the grandfather Karl Svensson was said to be a cottager and
Anna Charlotta a widow in the church registers. After this you can't find any traces of Anna
Charlotta and her family in the documents of the rural parish of Vimmerby (H).