Note: -He enlisted about 1808 in the army as a soldier # 43 of the Motala company of the First Regiment of Life Grenadiers, part of his salary was the use of a cottage on Tuddarp lands in Vastra Stenby. The muster rolls tells that Erik was about 5'8" tall. Around 1841 Erik was discharged from the army, and afterwards worked as an organ-blower at Vastra Stenby church. In his old age he was supported by his children. (Parish Records, - Provincial Archives, Vadstena, Sweden 1990) - Because of the Swedish way of naming: e.g. Eriksson (Erik's son) Andersson etc., men in the army had to pick a name. Tuddin is a derivation of Tuddarp. - Source: Personal - Robin Tuddin. -A researcher, Elisabeth Thorsell, whom I found very helpful, gave me the following bits and pieces:- Vadstena is a small town, Vastra Stenby and Vastra Ny are parishes, the smallest administrative unit in the countryside, each with an old Church in the middle. In writing an address in Swedish, it is usual first to name the farm or cottage where they lived, then the parish then maybe the county, i.e. Soldier's Cottage, Tuddarp, Vasra Stenby, Ostergotland county. Tuddarp is the name of the village, Tuddarp Skattegard s one of the farms in the village, Skattegard meaning that the farm is owned by the farmer not by a nobleman or the Crown. Vadstena nowadays is mostly grain farming, wheat and rapeseed. In the past it was more rye and dairy farming. - Source Janet Beeck
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