In our first chapter, we looked at Jöns Mårtensson’s birth and baptism record in Östra Vemmenhög parish, Malmöhus County, Sweden. In this chapter, we examine Jöns’ father’s ancestry in order to build out the paternal side of John’s family tree.
John Martinson’s given name in Sweden was Jöns Mårtensson. He was born September 23, 1833 in Östra Vemmenhög parish in Malmöhus County, Sweden.
John Martinson is my great-great-grandfather. He was born in 1833 in Kristianstad, Sweden and died in 1901 in Saunders County, Nebraska. By all appearances, he seems to have been a hard-working, ethical, and highly intelligent man.