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Re: Sjogreen

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 6:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2012 7:02PM GMT
Surnames: Norma Sjogreen, Adele Sjogreen, Melita Sjogreen, Mariano Gomez Sjogreen, Francisco Gomez Sjogreen, Mariano Gomez Bent, Lois Bent de Gomez
This is one part of my family ancestry that I am not too familiar with, but I believe I can help fill in some blanks - or create more confusion.

Clearly, most of the Sjogreens I know come from Providence Island, in Colombia. My grandmother from father side was Norma Sjogreen, who married Roberto Gomez. They gave birth to Mariano Gomez Sjogreen and Francisco Gomez Sjogreen. My grandmother Norma died in 1978. My uncle Francisco was killed several years ago, my father, Mariano, now lives in San Andres Island, Colombia.

My mother, Lois Bent de Gomez, says that my father's first cousin, Ms. Melita Sjogreen, niece of Norma, my grandmother, moved to Nicaragua when she was a small child (6 to 7 years) and died just around 4 years ago in San Andres Island. My mother says she was about 80 when she past 4 years ago. My mother has assured me that Ms. Melita had a daughter by the name of Adele. All things considered, this name could have been given to her in honor of the Adele born in 1896 from the second post in this thread.

I recall having pictures in the family albums of my grandmother Norma with my dad and uncle when they were kids. These are very old black and white pictures.

I recon that some of the names are pretty close to those written by Cmcheinz above, for example, she spells Melitia, I wrote it as Melita.

Now, the good news is, my father has documented all his ancestry in an hour long DVD production that someone did for him in San Andres and as I type, I have asked him to send me a copy. He has gladly offered to do so. I will be glad to share this video as soon as I get a hold of it.

There are other Sjogreens living in San Andres.

You may find it interesting to look at this link as well as there's a bit more on the Sjogreens (Carlos and Gregorio):

I should also note that the Sweedish version of the family name is Sjögren (pronounced Shoh-grin). I would have to imagine that the Sweeds changed it to Sjogreen to sound more English.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
cassie 10 Mar 2000 10:30AM GMT 
cmcheinz 19 Feb 2001 7:59PM GMT 
nenita66 25 Sep 2001 8:02PM GMT 
cmcheinz 25 Sep 2001 9:38PM GMT 
nenita66 25 Sep 2001 10:05PM GMT 
leontienreedi... 31 Oct 2009 3:17PM GMT 
fabiolasjogre... 3 Jan 2010 11:34PM GMT 
phenixrising9... 28 Mar 2011 1:53AM GMT 
zachary9541 6 Jun 2011 1:15PM GMT 
mgomezb 29 Mar 2012 12:32AM GMT 
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