Two brothers who emigrated to America
He was the first of the two brothers to emigrate. Acoording to the chruch books in Visnums parish, Värmlands County, he emigrated 23 years old on August 8 1899. By that time he lived with his father, Carl Larsson Hassel, in the small town of Björneborg and like his father he worked in the steel mill. [Map]
The steam ship Rollo.
His travel contract had number 9563 and in the passenger list, he came from Visnum-Kil parish, Värmland County, and he had destination Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. [Map]
Part of the passenger list August 16 1899.
In total there were 10 people on the passenger list that day and three of them had the same destination in America as Carl Wilhelm had:
Elin Josefina Hylén, 16 years, from Visnum-Kils parish.
Lovisa Johanson, 24 years, from America.
When you look at the passenger list is set up you get the feeling that these four somehow went together.
The steamship Etruria 1884-1909
The passenger list of the steamship Etruria in the column "Is a relative and if so, whom" it is written for Hedvig Christina Carlsson: "Brother P Carlsson, Worchester, Mass.", for Carl Wilhelm says, "Cousin Carlsson, Worchester, Mass.". This means that Hedvig Christina and Carl Wilhelm Hassel was related, possibly first cousins.
For Elin Hylén it is written: "Aunt H Johnson, Worchester" and for Louise Johnson, "Sister H. Johnson, Worchester"and it is also written that she is Elin's "aunt". These two were therefore also related to each other, and Louisa had apparently gone home to Sweden to pick up Elin. If there was any relationship between Carl Wilhelm and these two are not known.
If Carl Wilhelm actually went to Worchester is also not known. Not until 1910, we know where he lived. Before 1910, however, he went to visit in Sweden again.
Exactly when can come back to Sweden we do not know but we know that he traveled back to America again in 1905. He had also his brother Anders Peter with him to America. Read more about this below.
In the U.S. Federal Census, from 28 April 1910, Carl lived with his family at 125 Millan Street, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, just one block away from his brother, Anders Peter. [Map] Carl was then married to Lillie D Hassel and worked as a stick-man in the steel mill. They had married two years earlier on October 17 1908.
Marriagebook for October 17 1908.
His wife Lillie had emigrated from Sweden on 8 september 1905. She was 23 years old and was born January 6, 1887 in Grava parish, Värmland County in Sweden. Her maiden name was Lilly Emilia Enbom and daughter of Emil Enbom and Anna Sofia Andersdotter.
According to Ancestry.com she left from Stockholm on August 23 1905. This is the same date as Carl traveled back to America after his visit to Sweden and when his brother Peter also emigrated. Lillie is not on the passenger list from Gothenburg to Grimsby, but it's not impossible that Lillie and Carl ran into each other in England, and perhaps even was on the same boat over from England to America.
Carl Wilhelm are quoted in U.S. naturalization register as naturalized on February 23, 1918. His address then was 101 E 14th St., Chicago Heights, Illinois. [Map and Street View] The register includes a note that he already applied in 1917. But on June 23, 1917 had been dismissed beacuse of a witness who was not naturalized.
1336 Champell Ave, Chicago Height, Illinois.
As of the census in 1920 they lived at the address 1336 Champell Ave, Bloom Township, Chicago Heights, Illinois. [Map and Street View] It is also noted that he worked as a "hammer-man" at Columbia Tool. A company also his brother came to work for.
As of the census in 1930 was the resident at 1346 Atlantic Ave, Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. [Map] That year he was 54 years old and his wife, Lillie, 43.
In the census of 1940 the residents of 926 Kaye Ave, Monaca, Beaver, Pennsylvania, and it is noted that they also lived there in 1935. [Map]
When his brother Anders Peter's dies in 1948, they were still living in Pennsylvania.
Carl died October 5, 1958 in Harborcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, 82 years old. He was a widower. At his death, he had been living at the address 2404 Cumberland Road in Harborcreek Township for nine months.
Death book for 1958.
The person who informed about Carl's death was Arthur W. Peterson, living at the same address.
Carl and Lilly had no children of their own but, as stated by Bertil Enbom, they had four foster children. Perhaps Arthur W. Peterson was one of those foster children.
On August 23, 1905, Anders Peter Hassel emigrated to America. He was then 26 years old. He can be found on "the list upon emigrants, which by the undersigned transmitted by the steamship "Orlando", as August 23, 1905 from here to sail to Grimsby." Departure was Gothenburg and his travel contract number was 7334.
The steamship Orlando
On the same list with travel contract number before Anders Peter is his three years older brother, 29-year-old Carl Willhelm Hassel. Carl Wilhelm has contract number 7333 with domicile "America". Carl Wilhelm, who emigrated six years earlier, had thus returned home but was now on his way back to America again. His case in Sweden is no longer known, but perhaps he came only to visit or to pick up his younger brother. Their destination was Boston.
Part of the passenger list, August 23, 1905.
Both brothers are later in the United States Federal Census for 1910 in Huron County in the state of Ohio.
According to the census in Huron County, April 25, 1910, Anders P Hassel, aged 32, residing at the address 29 Cline Street, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, not far from his brother. He was married to Erika Hassel, 25 years old. [Map]
According to the census, he had also changed his first name from Anders to "Andrew". It is also noted that he worked as a "hammer man" in "Steel Mills".
His wife Erika was 25 years old and Swedish. It is noted that she emigrated to America in 1902. She would therefore be born in 1885.
The family also lived Evelyn Norum as endemic. She was 10 years old, thus born in 1900. Noted also that she was born in the state of Pennsylvania to Swedish parents. Where and how she possibly is related to Anders or Erika can not decipher.
1322 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Anders Peter is also quoted in U.S. naturalization record. As "Andy Peter Hassel" he is quoted as naturalized September 21, 1918. His address was 1322 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, Illinois. [Map and Street View]
1322 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, Illinois.
In U.S. Federal Census from January 5, 1920 the family still lived in Cook County in Illinois, but at the address 282 West 15 Place, in Bloom Township, Chicago Heights. [Map and Street View]
It was noted that he was "Roller" in "Steel work".
In addition to Anders, who was now listed as "Andy", and his wife Erika, also the daughter Corrine, age 8. She would thus be born about 1912 and place of birth out of Ohio. So they lived remain in Ohio after 1912.
It is also noted that Anders this year, 1920, was 41 years old and his wife Erika 45 years. According to this quotation would therefore Erika have been born about 1875, ie 10 years earlier than the note 1910. No listing is found on the girl Evelyn Norum who was in the family 1910.
The daughter "Corrine", or Carin as she actually was named, was born on January 15, 1911.
U.S. enrollment card WWII, 1942.
From 1942 his enrollment card from WWII is preserved. Now it is noted that he was called "Andy Peter Hassel", and still lived at 282 West 15th Street, Chicago Heights. Anders was now 63 years old.
At the enrollment card is also his wife listed as "Mrs. A. Hassel" at the same address.
The gravestone at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery
After a tip to look at the link www.findagrave.com we find more information on Anders Peter and his family, including when and where they died.
According to the disclosure on the gravestone his wife was named Anna Erika and was born in 1884. After some research within Swedish churchbooks we know that her maiden name was Norgren and that she was born in the city of Hedemora in Dalarna, Sweden, on April 26 1884. She migrated as 18-year-old from Stora Skedvi parish in Dalarna, Sweden. Departure was Gothenburg, March 21 1902, bound for Pittsburg, PA, USA. She travelled alone.
What has happened to her daughter Corrine, or Carin as she was named, which appeared as eight-year-old in the census in 1920, but not in census 1930, is not entirely clear. Apparently, she has grown up and self-started a family. The proof of this is the text that appears on the gravestone. It says, "Father Andrew P" and "Mother Anna Erika".
The gravestone at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery
We also find her and her husband's grave in the same cemetery. For this we can deduce that Carin married Arthur R Schimke, who was born on October 28 1906. He died on September 10 1995. We can also see that Carin was born January 15, 1911 and that she died on August 4 1994. If they had any children can not be determined. [See Carin's tomb]
Carin had "Social Security" numbers: 346-18-3014 and when she died, she lived at the address 60 411 Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, USA. Arthur's number was 329-07-1054. [Map and Street View]
A geneologist from USA has helped us to find obituaries for Andrew Hassel, his wife, daughter and son-in-law. Thanks a lot Missy!
In the beginning of 2011 we got in contact with descendents to Anders Peter, or Andrew Hassel, as he called himself in US. Andrew's daughter Carin and her husband Arthur Schimke had two sons, Athur jr and Don. Both brothers had children and grand children.
We have not any more information about Andrew Hassels brother, Carl Wilhelm,
A summary of the addresses where the two brothers lived with
Copyright © Håkan Bergström, created 2010-12-31, updated 2015-05-16.