Anders Petter Söderblom
- Born: Abt 1859, Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
- Marriage (1): Euphemia Hamilton Cadzow on 4 Jul 1890 in Bright, Victoria, Australia
- Died: Abt 1929, prob Malaya aged about 70
Another name for Anders was Andrew Peter Söderblom.
He was born in the Parish of Lena, about 15km North of Upssala.
He is believed to have emigrated to the US in about 1881 and then onto Australia after that. I have not yet found a record of his arrival in Australia.
He is named Peter on his marriage certificate. He was listed as a 'present' resident of Myrtleford and a 'usual' resident of "Various" at the time of his marriage. He is listed as P A Soderblom on the record of his son Herbert's enlistment in the AIF.
In 1903 he and Euphemia are recorded in the Electoral Roll as living on the Harrietville Road, Bright. His occupation is recorded as Engine Keeper, Euphemia as Home Duties.
In the 1914 Electoral Roll Andrew was living at 255 Station St, Carlton, Occupation engineer. Euphemia was living here also as was their son Charles William, a Blacksmith.
When his wife died in 1918 he was working and living in Siam (modern day Thailand) along with his son, Charles.
In the 1919 Electoral Roll, Andrew, now widowed, was living with his daughter, Adeline, at 255 Station St, Carlton. His occupation was recorded as Engineer, Adeline was a Dressmaker. This is the same address that his son Herbert recorded as his address when he signed up to the AIF in WW1. It appears to have been the family home.
I cannot find a death record for him in Victoria, and he is not buried with his wife. However, there is a record of an A P Soderblom, an Engineer, aged 64, sailing from Yokohama, Japan to England in 1923. The ship, the Suwa Maru, had sailed through Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Hong Kong and AP is recorded as most recently being a resident of Penang. His intended final destination was Sweden. I believe that this is our AP Soderblom, returning home after the death of his wife Euphemia in 1918. The name, age and occupation are all correct. He must have have made his way to Penang from Australia at some stage before boarding this ship. Another researcher believes that he departed London for Malaya in July of 1923, and that he was alive in Malaya in 1925, but probably died there in 1928/29.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as an Engine Cleaner at the time of his marriage on 4 Jul 1890 in Bright, Victoria, Australia.
• He worked as an Engine Driver according to the Electoral Roll in 1903 in Bright, Victoria, Australia.
• He worked as an Engineer at the time of the electoral Roll in 1914.
• He worked as an Engineer at the time of the 1919 Electoral Roll.
• He resided at Harrietvile Road in 1903 in Bright, Victoria, Australia.
• He resided at the time of his son Herbert's enlistment in the AIF on 10 Feb 1916 in 255 Station St, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
• He resided at the time of the Electoral Roll in 1914 in 255 Station St, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
• He resided at the time of the 1919 Electoral roll in 1919 in 255 Station St, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
Anders married Euphemia Hamilton Cadzow, daughter of William Cadzow ** and Euphemia Brown **, on 4 Jul 1890 in Bright, Victoria, Australia. (Euphemia Hamilton Cadzow was born on 16 Mar 1869 in Woolshed Reef nr, Freeburgh, Victoria, Australia, died on 16 Oct 1918 in Womens Hospital, Smith St, Melbourne, , Victoria, Australia and was buried on 17 Oct 1918 in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of her death was Carcinoma Uteri / Asthma.
It was a Church of England Ceremony. Witnesses were Robert Leskie and A C Nuttall