About the Turner name
The children of Johannes Pehrsson and Ingjerd Svensdotter were born in Tubbamåla, Vislanda parish, Småland, Sweden. They took the name Turner when they emigrated. Others in Tubbamåla took similar names, Turnblad and Turnquist.
The Family in Sweden
Tubbamåla is a collection of four or five very small farms in Vislanda parish. At one time, the houses of those working the farms were clustered together in a village about 200 meters from the Turner ancestral farm at Tubbamåla Södregård (Tubbamåla South Farm). Each farmer had their own house and barn. They lived very tightly because of the government storskiftet or parceling. The fields were very small and narrow, maybe 5x25 meters. The farmers often had to walk over their neighbor's fields to come to their own. They were lucky if they ended up with better land than the others. Houses were later built on the individual farms, and on Tubbamåla Södregård in 1851. The Turner family started emigrating in 1853.
A photo of the church in Vislanda was sent by Tore Sandrell of Sweden to Mary Swanson, descendant of another Tubbamåla family. It was visited by my cousin, Linda Knochenmus. There are currently no graves for family members in the cemetery, because a burial spot may only be retained for a set time before someone else is buried in the same spot. I don't know what then happens to the remains, but I've heard in other places that the bones are placed on top of the new coffin and eventually are reclaimed by the earth.
Turner in the USA
My Emigrant Turner Family Name Born USA Died Burial Johannes Pehrsson 16 Jan 1790 Trasten, Vasterfard, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden did not 23 Aug 1845 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden Unknown Ingjerd Svensdotter 2 Jan 1789 Slattebacken, Slatelov, Sweden did not 23 Oct 1842 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden Unknown Peter Johannesson 10 Jan 1810 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden did not 28 Jan 1876 Karhult, Agunnaryd, Småland, Sweden Unknown Marta Johannesdotter m. Olaf Månsson Turnblad 01 Jan 1814 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden did not 31 Jan 1850 Ulvsboda, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden Unknown Samuel Johannesson Turner 08 Sep 1819 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden 1863 27 Apr 1912 at home, Vasa Twp, Goodhue Co, MN Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, Vasa, MN Katarina Johannesdotter Turner m. Jon Pehrsson 25 Nov 1821 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden 05 Jul 1866 25 Apr 1887 Vasa Twp, Goodhue Co, MN Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, Vasa, MN Ola Johannesson Turner 1825 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden 1863 1915 Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, Vasa, MN Sven Johannesson Turner 2 Feb 1830 Tubbamåla, Vislanda, Småland, Sweden 1853 23 Oct 1915 at home, Templeton, CA Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, Vasa, MN
Swan (or Sven) was the first in his family to come to America and adopt the Turner name. He stopped in Geneva, IL and moved to Vasa, MN in 1856. Samuel and Olof (Ola) arrived in 1863. Katarina and husband Jon Pehrsson arrived in 1866 with daughter and son-in-law Ingrid and Magnus Jonsson Ekblad. Though Martha (Marta) died in Sweden, husband Olof Månsson Turnblad arrived in 1868 with his second wife and family. She was Martha's cousin.
from Vasa Illustrata 1905 Samuel Johannesson Turner & Stina Petersdotter Sven Johannesson Turner & Elin Carlsdotter
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