John Dancer was born in Grangärde parish in Dalarna and he grew
up in Norrbärke parish. He
was born as Johan August Dansare. His father was Christoffer Dansare.
Dansare is a soldier's name. Soldiers got a new name when they joined
the army. When you translate Dansare to english the name will be Dancer!
In 1886 he emigrated to America. He took the ship Orlando from Gothenburg to Hull. His final destination was Braddocks, Pennsylvania. He returned to Sweden and in 1890 he emigrated again. He left Liverpool with the ship City of Chester with destination New York. In 1910 census he lived in Pennsylvania with his family.
John Dancer's descendants
Norrbärke in Sweden.