Family Names


Svea Alfrida Elvira Severson

Other Names: Svea Mangini

Comments: Immigrated to United States 30 May 1912 at age 5. Traveled aboard the S.S. Hellig Olav, with mother and brother Arvid (Yosta) (age 2). Would have taken the Titanic, but did not have the money in time. Family made it, the Titanic did not. Reunited with father, Adolph, in Naugatuck, Connecticut where Adolph had found work. Svea and Arvid are listed on the Wall of Immigrants at Ellis Island.

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Birth / Death Information:
Birth Death
Date Location Date Location
21 January 1907 Varberg, Sweden 31 May 1998 Waterbury, Connecticut.
Spouse / Partner Information:
Name Marriage Date Marriage Location Comments
Ernest Mangini   Naugatuck, Connecticut Born about 1895.
Died 16 January 1976, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Parent Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Gustav Adolf Severinsson Father, Biological Born 7 June 1882, Torstorp, Varberg, Sweden.
Died 12 March 1928, Naugatuck, Connecticut. Buried Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Charlotte Johansson Mother, Biological Born 11 October 1879, Grimeton, Varberg, Sweden.
Died 21 October 1969, Naugatuck, Connecticut. Buried Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Sibling Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Arvid Severson Brother Born 31 May 1909, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Died 28 June 1994, Santa Barbara, California.
Married Lillian Brodeur.
Margareta Severson Sister Born 15 April 1913, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 26 May 1976, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Married Noel A. Phaneuf.
Everitt R. Severson Brother Born 10 August 1915, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 6 June 1991, Watertown, Connecticut.
Married Genevieve Schielke.
Ernest A. Severson Brother Born 28 December 1917, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 1 July 1982, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Married Jean Fanesi.
Children Information:
Name Other Parent Comments
Geraldine Mangini Ernest Born 28 October 1935, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Married Richard Possemato.
Died 12 October 2017, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Branch leads to Cyndi, Lisa, Richard, Dominic Possemato.