Looking for any information on Bertil Erickson, who lived in New York City in the early 1920's. He married Ethel Tidstrom, and I believe they divorced, and he later remarried. I believe he was born in 1898, and immigrated from Sweden. If you have any information, please email me. Thank you!
There's a NY marriage record for Bertil ERIKSSON, age 22, b. Stockholm, Sweden, to Ethel TIDSTROM, age 18, b. NY, on 14-Nov-1920 in Manhattan, NY. Groom's parents were Gustav and Elin ERIKSSON. Bride's parents were Charles TIDSTROM and Lena JOHNSON.
There's a possible match with a WWI draft card that gives his exact date of birth as 8-Mar-1898 and his middle name as Gustav.
I'm having trouble locating Bertil in census records. However in 1940 a divorced Ethel ERICKSON, age 37 b. NY, was living in Los Angeles, CA with her widowed mother Lena TIDESTROM, age 78, b. Sweden. They both state they were living in the same location in 1935.
Thank you so much for your information! Anything at all on Bertil feels like a real breakthrough!
I had seen the WWI draft card, but wasn't sure if it was an exact match. I'm not sure of what year he immigrated from Sweden. I had not seen the NY marriage record. Where did you find that? I haven't found Bertil in any Census records either. The Census records you found on the Tidstrom's was a match. They migrated to California during the Depression (1933).
Bertil and Ethel were divorced in (I believe) 1924. Do you know how I might obtain divorce records? Sorry - I'm a newbie at this, and still getting acquainted with the best places to search. Ethel later remarried (John Manion) and died in 1968. The daughter that she had with Bertil (Lillian Erickson Archer) was my grandmother, and died in 2001. She knew next to nothing about her father.
Thank you again for your response and information! Any suggestions or tips you can pass along are greatly appreciated!
I had another thought. IF the WWI draft record we found was for *your* Bertil, he might have served and there would be a military record for him. You might want to persue this Bertil until you find out if he is the correct one or rule him out as a different person. I noticed that under next of kin he wrote Andrew ANDERSON (friend) which would indicate to me that he may not have had family in the U.S. He and Andrew both lived at the same address, so perhaps Bertil boarded with the ANDERSON family or they both boarded with another family. I checked the 1920 federal census and 1915 NY census but couldn't pin anything down.
I found the marriage record at www.familysearch.org. That is my favorite free site for searching. I'm not sure where you could find divorce records online. According to what I've read for NY you can't access divorce records that are less than 100 yrs old.