My great grandfather came to America in 1886. He was
probably >from Lithuania. However, the ship manifest
lists his previous residence as Stockholm.
Originally, I assumed that Stockholm was merely a
way-station on the way to America, but I have read
that Russian Empire Jews moved to Sweden during this
time to avoid pogroms. Would you think that it is
more likely that Stockholm was just a transfer point
for a Russian Jew in 1886 or do you think that it is
at least possible that my ancestor lived in Sweden for
some extended period? I have also read that about
this time, most Lithuanian Jews who migrated to Sweden
came >from the Suwalki area.
My great grandfather's surname, SUSSMAN (or ZUSMAN),
was somewhat common in that area.