EN BY I FÖRVANDLING
is a small village in north-eastern Smaland, which is sometimes
called the forgotten village.
through the place was the parish boundary between Linneryd and
Hovmantorp parish. So was the little homestead on the outskirts
of the two parishes and also in inaccessible land.
Nobody was interested in it and we thought it was a good spot
to place a soldiar cabins on, you wanted to place them as far
away as possible from the large village (Skogsryd / Ormeshaga)
for it was bound by law to maintain the soldier with a certain
potatoes and grain.
Therefore they build 2 soldier cabins in this area, one from the
village Skogsryd and one from the village Ormeshaga. The place
was called the village Tallekullen. First soldier from Skogsryds
Backa Farm became Sven Stake and he moved in 1782nd (now Borgholmen).
The second soldier's cabin built build by Ormeshaga farm had its
soldier around 1800 and he was named John.
Then there was an interesting era for Tallekullen.
Published from 1801 to 1806 was an intresting time ni Sweden.
All the villages and suburbs were split were distributed so that
more land was cultivated by small farmers and crofters. It meant
for Tallekullens part of a wide small crafts and settlements were
built up. Families in the villages were large and overcrowded
with many children. Population explosion was big and most are
10 families lived on Tallekullen, about 100 people 1875th The
same year, there were at most 4000 people living in Linneryds
Reform Final parcel 1827th The plot was the most important and
which changed the landscape of Småland is the final parcel.
A farmer had a right to demand that the whole village shifted.
Both INFIELDS and UTAGE split and rural meters had the right to
request the relocation of farms in order to enable a rational
agriculture. Villages broke up and then also bysammanhållningen.
This was not Tallekullen Luckily, the village was in two parishes,
and there was no bonde, it was very difficult and nobody was interested.
So therefore, the village looks out over today just as it always
Population growth was in the end that it could not support themselves
on what little cottage agencies did. It was largely self-sufficient
regarding food, heating and housing, but had very little income,
it received any dollars on the sale of calves, goats and sometimes
fox-skins on Linneryds and Eriksmala market. They made it difficult
to survive and people began to seek out continents. The great
emigration to America began.
to emigrate to America from Tällekullen was Carl Wilhelm
Gabrielsson on 24/10 1885th He ended up in the Swedish communities
in Minnesota. Emigration emptied Tällekullen on many people,
the last to emigrate as late as 1929. And today they has good
contact with their descendants in America
Now it remains
to four properties in the village and all are as good as Itaka.
Byalaget gets some fundings from the EU to manage the cultural
heritage and make the village look like it always has been.
Written by Daniel Noregran.
Sources: The House of Emigrants, interviews with old people in
the village and neighboring villages.