Occupation: Tenant farmer (torpare).
We can trace Anders' progression in farming from the Husförhörslängd
and descriptions on his children's
Aged 14 he starts as a servant boy at a nearby farm, Stocktorp,
for a couple of years. He spends the next couple of years back at home
and then at 17 he starts as a farmhand at Skinnartorp,and
Spelmanstorp. In 1820, at the time
of his marriage,
Anders was a farmhand (drängen)
on the farm Baggbohl, in Lästringe. He married Anna Lundman
farm Långsjötorp, in Lästringe. The couple
to live on Längsjötorp - Maria is born there in 1822,
is listed only as a "son-in-law"! (måg).
The next year Anders is a farmhand (dräng)
on Grundshammar, and by 1826, a foreman (rättaren)
on Gärdesta. In 1829 he is listed as a farmer (bonde)
on Stora Näs (also called Torpestanäs),
in Ludgo parish, although this status is probably in error, as the Husförhörslängd
still shows him as a farmhand. He is
shown as a
on the same farm in 1831. In 1833 and 1835, he is back as a foreman on
and finally, in 1835, he gets land of his own, albeit rented, as a
farmer (torpare) on
In 1842, at the birth of his son Johan, we see him again as a
on Säby farm in Svärta parish. From 1847, he is a
at Ekeby until his death in 1861. In 1861, the
notes that Anders is a workhouse inmate.
Death: 4 May 1861, at Ekeby, Runtuna,
aged 64 years 1 month and 6 days. At his death he is listed as being
poor relief (fattighjonet).
Burial: 10 May 1861, in Runtuna,