Eric Borgstrom

7 May 1811–
Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden

The Life of Eric

When Eric Borgstrom was born on 7 May 1811, in Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden, his father, Jacob Borgström, was 35 and his mother, Anna Maria Eriksdotter, was 33. He married Maja Stina Andersson on 1 January 1841, in Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Eric Borgstrom
Anna Stina Anderson
Marriage: 30 December 1849
Kristina Borgström
Anna Carin Borgstrom
Jakob Emanuel Borgström
Erika Charlotta Borgström
Sofia Borgstrom

Spouse and Children

30 December 1849
Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Age 21

Göta Canal opened.
1848 · The March Unrest

Age 37

The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Borgström): ornamental name composed of the elements borg ‘castle’, ‘fortification’, ‘stronghold’ + ström ‘river’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Eric Borgstrom, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Eric Borgstrom in entry for Erica Charlotta Ericsdotter, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Eric Borgstrom, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"

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