Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Q is for Quist

My father’s mother’s father’s father’s father’s name was Isac Quist. Quist was the name he was given when he became a soldier.

Isac Quist was born 19th January 1743. The church’s records about the birth:


I can go back in these records as far as they started to document. So I now know that Isac’s grandparent’s names were Måns & Anicka and Carl & Alliana. Carl & Alliana were both born 1677.

My father’s mother Hilda Sofia – my dear grandmother and a wonderful person. She was very happily married to my grandfather – I have been told. She had seven sons and a daughter who died very young.

I find genealogy research so interesting and I love to think about their lives. How did they manage? What was their life like? How many children did they have? How did they manage to loose so many of their children? How … what … how …????

The son of Isac Quist – Peter Spjuff – my grandmother’s grandfather bought this Bible 1849.
He was also a soldier and a farmer. As soldier Peter went all over from Russia to Germany.

The bowl below is the oldest thing I have from my grandmother’s side.

It is carved in wood in one piece. I think it was a family bowl for porridge.

It is so interesting to find out about the roots.


richies said...

I just recently started using ancestry.com and have really enjoyed finding out about my ancestry

An Arkies Musings

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating post for the Q Day, Birgitta! Really enjoyed reading about your family! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I have a friend named David Quist in Albany; wonder if he's related to you?
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

That's wonderful to have the old records to learn about your ancestors from. Your grandmother was a beauty.

Mimmi said...

Men ojoj .. vilka härliga klenoder du visar upp.det är jätte kul och väldigt intressant att se på så gamla ting:)

EG Wow said...

You are so fortunate to be able to go back so far in your family's history!

Joy said...

Wonderful to still have some possessions, of course the photos are the best treasures.

Hildred and Charles said...

I am really impressed with your genealogy findings Birgitta, - especially the artifacts you have.
Beautiful hand carved bowls.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a great post. I'm impressed that you can trace your family back so far. More impressed that your lovely bowl has endured without the handles breaking off.

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