Blomquist family page

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Henry Edward Blomquist.

Mike's Blomquist ancestors
Mike’s Blomquist ancestors

Henry’s father, Oscar Blomquist, was born in Sweden.

Sweden
Sweden

The Blomquists lived in Southern Sweden, near Malmö. Oscar’s father John Jonsson was a carpenter.

Southern Sweden
Southern Sweden

Oscar (born 1879) was the last child in the John Blomquist family to be born in Sweden. The family migrated in 1880, departing from Bremen, Germany, aboard the Salier, and arriving in New York on May 15 of that year.

Blomquist immigration ship, Salier
Blomquist immigration ship, Salier
Description of the Salier
Description of the Salier

Henry’s mother, Mary G. Olson, was born in Norway.

Norway
Norway

Mary migrated later, probably in 1902, when she would have been 20 years old. It isn’t know whether she came with her family or by herself. Mary and Oscar, who worked for a printing company, probably met and married soon after she arrived in Minnesota. Henry was their first child, born in 1904.

Ancestor surnames

  • Blomquist
  • Olson

Unanswered questions about the Blomquists

  • Where did the Olsons live in Norway?