Oh Yes! I have several, and all very common names, I have a grandfather Andrew Johnson (Swedish name Anders Jonsson) b 1883 in Darlarna, Rättvik-Kärvsåsen,Sweden, his brother Jonas aka John Johnson (who married Adele) b 1885 in same Swedish town; & brother Erick Johnson b 1890 in same Swedish town. I'm sure tthey probably all worked in Victoria at one time or another. I'm interested in anything you can find on them ~
Andrew's father in-law (Wife Yarda's father) Peter (Per)Olof Anderson b 1866 Söderhamn Parish, Sweden, (and therefore my great grandfather) and who emigrated to North America from Sandarne parish, received his emigration certificate August 15, 1893 at 27 years of age. Peter's wife, Maria Kristina Höglund-Anderson emigrated later, their certificate dated August 11, 1894, when she was 22 years old, their son Olof Adrian 3 years old, and daughter Gerda (aka Yarda) was 1 year old. The arrived in NY on September 10, 1894. In 1899 Peter went to work as a copper miner with the Michigan Mining Company, in Rockland, Michigan.
In 1910 census Peter is Living with the family of Erick & Carolina Matson, in Rockland, in their boarding house, as a boarder, along with his 4 children, Edward, Yarda, Henry, & Linus. Peter's first wife died, and then Peter married Maria's sister, named Selma from Sweden also, and Linus is a result of that marriage, but at this census both wives had died.
My paternal grandfather also worked in Victoria, He was Frank Henry Johnson (aka Franz Henrik Jonsson) b 1866 in Sweden & somtimes he wrote Finland! I am especially eager to find more info on him, and have been searching for 40 years to find where he actually came from, so if you could find anything on him or in his pay records, or hiring application, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT !!!!! He has been very elusive & secretive in everything I've ever found on him. I'm thinking he could have left a wife & family somewhere before he married my grandmother Hulda Englund. It is possible that you also have Englunds that worked at Victoria....
So you see Patty - I've got many connections there in Victoria.
Just a side note also that one of the Matson children, Ina, married an Erick Saline, and Ina was the mid-wife who helped to birth my mother Marion Johnson. (Daughter to Andrew in first paragraph!). My mother once told me that the Matson home was a boarding house for years, and they had a huge home in Rockland - many bedrooms up and downstairs. They had an outdoor three-hole outhouse - painted even!! That was a memory that really stuck with her, which I find so hard to imagine with things now days...
If you should have any info on any of these men or their families I'd love to hear it - I have recently retired, and am looking forward to a trip to Ontonagon this summer perhaps ~ to do some more thorough searching.
Do you collect genealogies there at your museum? If so, I'll bring a copy of mine when I come or e-mail one to you.
Michigan - rdbkgb or kgjburrill