Johan Sigfrid Lofstrom was born in Hillebola, Österlövsta, Sweden on December 30, 1889. He departed from Trondheim Norway on March 15, 1911, by steamship to Hull England, departing Liverpool England on the Canadian Pacific Lines ''Empress of Ireland'', landing in their wintertime port on the Saint Lawrence in Quebec. He travelled by rail across Canada, entered the United States at Blaine, Washington(?), where his ticket included a 50 cent medical inspection, his Canadian Pacific Railway journey ending in Portland, Oregon.
Grampa Sig married EmilyLongi on December 29, 1917 in Astoria, Oregon. He moved to Portland where he worked as a carpenter. He is the father of HubertWilliamLofstrom and SigLofstrom . He died in Portland on January 17, 1951 at the age of 61y 0m 17d.
Hull is west of Leeds. Scandinavian ships left from Kristiana (442 km), Gothenberg (560 km), Trondheim (900 km) . . . (km from Hull)