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(USA), Adolphus Fredrik Lindsfelt

Also Known As: "Adolf St Cyr"
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Amiralitetsvarvs fg, (O), Sweden
Death: May 19, 1887 (81)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adolf Fredrick Adolphsson and Carolina Fredrika Ekström
Husband of Lizzie Lindsfelt and Olivia Lindsfelt
Ex-husband of Elisabet Concordia “Elise” von Krassow
Father of Carl Adolf Washington St. Sure; Elise Concordia Fredrika Josefina “Adolfina” von Krassow; George St. Sure; Franklin Augustus St. Sure; William St. Sure and 3 others

Occupation: Surgeon In American Civil War
Managed by: Erica Howton
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Judge St. Sure was the grandson of Adolph Fredrik St. Sure Von Lindsfelt, MD,[9][10] sometimes spelled "Adolf" "Frederik" "Saint Sure" and "Lindsfeldt" in various sources, who was born May 8, 1806, died May 19, 1887, and who himself led a storied life. He was a former Swedish Army Officer and Chamberlain to the Court of King Charles XIV John (Karl XIV Johan) who had fled Sweden to avoid the judgment of a bankruptcy Court. As a young man, he was apparently in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

He adopted the name 'St. Cyr', later anglicized to 'St. Sure'. This is in possible reference to Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764–1830), Marshal of France, whom he admired or perhaps claimed lineage from. His also gave his sons middle names of other famous generals (e.g. Washington, Bolivar), Lindsfelt came to America as an early settler of the Pine Lake Settlement known as 'Nya Upsala' (New Upsala), in Wisconsin, founded by Gustaf Unonius.[11] Lindsfelt later studied at Rush Medical College in Chicago and became a medical doctor and a Civil War surgeon in the Union’s 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment.[12] He was a purveyor of his own patent medicine.

His first of three wives came to America with him; Elisabet Concordia C. von Krassow was the daughter of cavalry captain Carl Vilhelm von Krassow, and Baroness Gustava Eleonora Leijonsköld, and was a member of a noble family originally from Pomerania and Mecklenburg. They were married on May 25, 1835 at Nya Skottorp in Skummeslova, Sweden.

The Von Krassow family is listed at numbers 157 and 315 of the Baronial families (Friherrliga ätter) on a List of Swedish noble families. Another list has the name listed under untitled noble family (Adliga Ätten).[13] The Leijonsköld's are listed at number 53.


From A repository for information on the family of A.F. St. Sure Lindsfelt, MD

A. F. St. Sure Lindsfelt (May 9,1806 - May 20, 1887) left Sweden with his family in tow in what might seems a hurry. There is evidence of some “financial irregularity” that precipitated this departure. Yet, there is so much conflicting information. Some documents say he told of an inappropriate caress upon “the queen” whom he mistook for a chambermaid. Regardless of the reason, I find it interesting that, before coming to America, he wrote to an earlier Swedish settler in Wisconsin to ask questions about life there. (Some forethought there). It seems that he had contemplated travel (escape?) to America for some time.
There is the adoption of the name “St. Sure” (St. Cyr?) - - a cover for his escape? A nom du guerre? Or was her he of “royal” as he presented himself at Pine Lake, Wisconsin, or a “Lapp Finn” as his fellow solders called him? How could a son of a seafarer also be the son of a French Marshall? In my mind, Lindsfeld had something to hide (most likely a ‘financial irregularity’,) and coupled with a desire to protect his family (or else he could have ‘ditched’ them in Sweden), and a cover story, would seem consistent with these concerns.
First, the evidence shows that he was the son of a sea captain out of Goteburg Sweden whose father was either of Swedish or Finnish ancestry (or both), yet there persists through the family the notion that he is also of the lineage of Gouvon St. Cyr, a French Marshall. While I am open to this as an area of investigation, it seems apparent to me that he adopted the name after leaving Sweden, perhaps in transit to America in a effort to hide his identity ....

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Adolph Fredrik St. Sure von Lindsfelt, MD's Timeline

May 8, 1806
Gothenburg, Amiralitetsvarvs fg, (O), Sweden
September 6, 1835
Hasslöv, Hallands län, Sweden
May 17, 1837
Skummeslav, Halland, Sweden
December 29, 1839
Skummeslöv, Hallands län, Sweden
Skummeslav, Halland, Sweden
August 20, 1842
Skummeslav, Halland, Sweden
December 10, 1844
Wisconsin, United States
November 19, 1847
Wisconsin, United States
Wisconsin, United States