My great-grandfather Leonard Nylen was from Varmland,b. 25 Feb 1865. He was born with last name Johansson, but changed to Nylen before moving to America in 1883. Also moving here were his mother Anna, sisters Kajsa, Anna, Kristina, and older brother Olof. By about 1890 they had moved to San Francisco. Some decesdants moved to Hawaii and some stayed in California moving to the San Joaquin valley area. Leonard married Amanda Ekström, originally of Södermanland. She was the daughter of a Baptist minister, Eric A. Ekström, b. 1838. Amanda left Sweden with brother Claes David in 1888. In 1893 her siblings Ingeborg and Josef arrived at Ellis island, but I have no knowledge of them after that.