This is a page from Gårdsby in Småland 1869. This year alone 73 persons left this small parish to go N Amerika:
Yeoman farmer Thure Magnusson Hult with wife and children, farm-hand Johan Jonasson, the widower Anders Johansson,
farm-hand Swen Joh Magnusson, tenant farmer Sven Petersson, his wife Maria Johansdotter, daughter Ida Mathilda 8 years old,
son Peter August 7 years old, son Johan Fredrik 2 years old, daughter Jenny 8 months old...