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About Merriam Swaner

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Birth: Mar. 4, 1846 Ribe, Denmark

Death: Jan. 29, 1855, At Sea

Jorgen Jensen Svane (Swaner) and his family left Liverpool, England, January 7, 1855. They traveled on the ship "James Nesmith" under the leadership of Peter Olsen Hansen. They arrived in New Orleans, February 23, 1855

Peter Olsen Hansen wrote in his journal details about their journey, including the death of each Scandinavian Immigrant. On Monday January 29, he wrote: "On Monday we buried another child 9 years old". This was young Meriam Swaner.

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Parents:
  • Jorgen Jensen Swaner (1808 - 1876)
  • Julia Ann Larsen Swaner (1813 - 1868)
Siblings:
  • Mary Louisa Swaner Swaner (____ - 1882)**
  • Martha Caroline Swaner Swaner (____ - 1897)**
  • Elizabeth Catherine Swaner Strong (1842 - 1916)*
  • Christian John Swaner (1843 - 1881)*
  • Meriam Swaner (1846 - 1855)
  • August Jorgen Swaner (1849 - 1883)*
  • Juliane Marie Swaner (1851 - 1855)*
  • Ephraim Jorgensen Swaner (1856 - 1907)*
  • Christena Gustava Swaner Larsen (1868 - 1899)**

  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Body buried at sea Specifically: Somewhere between Liverpool and New Orleans

Created by: Cathy Peacock Record added: Jul 29, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74135775

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Merriam Swaner's Timeline

1851
July 28, 1851
Jutland,Lindknub, Ribe,Denmark
1855
1855
Age 3
at sea on the ship "James Nesmith"
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Body buried at sea Specifically: Somewhere between Liverpool and New Orleans