A story about my grandmother’s grandfather and
Andersson and his wife
(Maja Lisa, Lars' Daughter)
the home of
my childhood there was a little chest with
letters M L L D
(means Maja Lisa Lars Dotter,
I later understood)
and the date 1806. There
was a little poem
(in Swedish) on the chest lid:
Tag detta av en trogen hand
till ett äkta kärleksband.
”Take this from a faithful hand
as a tie of true love”
Petter Andersson and Maja-Lisa Larsdotter was married 1808 and before their
marriage Petter 1806 gave the
chest to Maja-Lisa as a gift. A gift a fiancé in
those days use to give to his fiancée as a token of that she
was his betrothed.
Before I started my genealogy I didn’t know something about Petter and Maja-Lisa.
It was with satisfaction
I found out
the connection with them and the chest. My
eldest brother Lars is today the
owner of the chest.
Andersson was born in Torsbotorp, Korsberga parish 1773. As married he
Lisa at first lived
in Lämmagården, Fröjered parish and later in the crofter's
Hulan, Fröjered. Petter Andersson passed
Maja-Lisa Larsdotter was born in Skalleberg, Södra Fågelås parish 1783. After
died she 1831
married Lars Sundberg, Hulegården, Orrleka
village, Fröjered. Lars Sundberg
died 1850. As being a widow for a
Maja-Lisa moved to her son Johannes
who at that time lived in
a hut - Sandbacken - on Orrleka village's common land, Fröjered
Maja-Lisa Larsdotter passed away in her son's home 1864.