CHARLES DOBIE : GENEALOGY
CARLSON / KARLSSON IN N. DAKOTA & MINNESOTA.

Descendants of Frans Karlsson & Matilda Andersdotter

  1. Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson, (son of Karl Johan Lager and Johanna Henriks­dotter) born 2 Aug 1856 in Varola parish, Sweden, died in Kasota, Minn., occupation Stone­mason. Immigrated USA from Sweden in 1888. Second marriage was in the US, probably in Kasota. Surname is spelled "Carlsson" in the "Emigranten" immigration list CDROM. [See Frans Karlsson's Swedish emigration record].
    He married (1) Matilda Anders­dotter, (daughter of Anders Larsson Ahl and Maja Lena Claës­dotter) born 28 Mar 1850 in Skövde, Skara­borgs Län, Sweden. [See Matilda Anders­dotter's Swedish emigration record].
    He married (2) unknown, possibly in Kasota, Minnesota.
    [See photo of the children of Frans and Matilda Karlsson].
    1. Karl (Charles) Ludvig Carlson, (son of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Anders­dotter) born 9-Jul-1878 in Bjärby, Skövde lands­för­sam­ling/Öm (the rural parish of Skövde), Skara­borgs län, Sweden, died 22-Sep-1934 in Crosby, ND, buried in Princeton, Minn.; Oak Knoll Cemetery, occupation Miller, mill manager. Because of Swedish naming convention, his Swedish birth name was Karl Ludvig Fransson. [See Karl Ludvig Fransson's Swedish emigration record].
      Charles Ludwig Carlson
      Charles Ludvig Carlson.
      Photo provided by
      Chris and Brenda Carlson.
      Obituary of Charles Ludwig Carlson, from the Princeton Union, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1934.

      Charles Ludwig Carlson was born in Skofdi (or Skovde) Sweden, July 9, 1878, the son of Frank and Matilda Carlson. In 1888 he came to America with his parents. The family first settled in Kasota, Minnesota. He learned the milling trade and in 1901 came to Princeton (Minn.). He was employed for three years in mills owned by Joseph Craig in the village (Princeton Minn.), at Long Lake and Brainerd. On June 14, 1905 he was married to Anna Long of this village (Princeton Minn.). Immediately after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Carlson moved to McKinney, North Dakota where he was engaged in the milling business. Later they went to Kenmare and Crosby. They spent 17 years in North Dakota and then returned to this village in 1922 when Mr. Carlson took charge of the Princeton Roller Mill. They remained here until 1932 when they moved to Sanish, North Dakota where Mr. Carlson was employed as a miller with the Victoria Elevator Co.
      Mrs. Carlson and the three children were present at the services at the Congregational Church on Tuesday. The Rev. L.M. Tesh officiated. The choir sang "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me", "The City Foursquare" and "Abide With Me". Pallbearers were E.K. Evans, Chas. Klatt, H.H. Nixon, Dr. C.H. Wetter, A.E. Allen and Swan Olson.
      Charles Carlson was an honest, hard working man. He was devoted to his wife and children. He was blessed with an unusually kind, sympathetic disposition and had scores of warm friends in this community in which he lived for so many years.

      Charles Ludwig Carlson
      Charles Ludvig Carlson.
      Photo from
      Margaret (Carlson) Dobie.
      This is from a photocopy of an undated and unidentified news clipping found in Margaret Dobie's files. It appeared on page two.

      CHARLES CARLSON DIES AT CROSBY
      Body Brought to Princeton; Funeral Services Held Tuesday; Conducted Mill in Village

      Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday in this village for Charles Carlson who died on Saturday at the home of his brother in Crosby, N. D.
      Early in the spring Mr. Carlson became seriously ill. He was taken to a hospital in Minot, N. D., where an operation was performed to give him temporary relief. He remained there for seven weeks. In the latter part of May he went to the home of his brother, Frank, who lives in Crosby, N.D. Mrs. Carlson was with him constantly through his entire illness.
      Charles Ludwig Carlson was born in Skofdi (or Skovde) Sweden, July 9, 1878. He was the son of Frank and Matilda Carlson. In 1888 he came to America with his parents. The family first settled in Kasota, Minn. He learned the milling trade and in 1901 came to Princeton. He was employed for three years in mills owned by Joseph Craig in the village, at Long Lake and Brainerd. On June 14, 1905 he was married to Anna Long of this village (Princeton Minn.). Immediately after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Carlson moved to McKinney, North Dakota where he was engaged in the milling business. Later they went to Kenmare and Crosby. They spent 17 years in North Dakota and then returned to this village in 1922 when Mr. Carlson took charge of the Princeton Roller Mill. They remained here until 1932 when they moved to Sanish, North Dakota where Mr. Carlson was employed as a miller with the Victoria Elevator Co. He held this position until he became seriously ill this spring.
      Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife, one son, Bernard, who is employed on a newspaper at Blue Earth, two daughters, Catherine, of Cambridtge, and Margaret. He is also survived by one brother, Frank, of Crosby, N.D., and one sister, Mrs. Walter E. Beck, of Los Angeles, Calif.
      Mrs. Carlson and the three children were present at the services at the Congregational Church on Tuesday. The Rev. L.M. Tesh officiated. The choir sang "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me", "The City Foursquare" and "Abide With Me". Pallbearers were E.K. Evens, Charles Klatt, H.H. Nixon, Dr. C.H. Wetter, A.E. Allen and Swan Olson. Burial was in Oak Knoll cemetery.
      Charles Carlson was an honest, hard working man. He was devoted to his wife and children. He was blessed with an unusually kind, sympathetic disposition and had scores of warm friends in this community in which he lived for so many years.

      He married Anna Long, 14-Jun-1905 in Princeton, Minn., born 5-Mar-1879 in Frontenac, Minn. or Trempealeau, Wis., (daughter of Solomon Long and Anna Lindberg) died 8-Aug-1968 in Corvallis, OR, buried 13-Aug-1968 in Princeton, Minn.; Oak Knoll Cemetery, occupation Teacher, artist.
      Anna: Info in her obituary is different -- birth date given as 5 April, birthplace given as Trempealeau, Wis. From the New and Complete Gazetteer of the U.S. (1854), p.1158 -- TREMPALEAU, a post-office of La Crosse Co., Wisconsin. [Click here to see this Long family listing].
      [See photograph of Barney, Margaret and Catherine, taken 1936].

      1. Barney & Margaret Carlson
        Barney & Margaret Carlson
        c. 1912
        Charles Bernard (Barney) Carlson, born 17-Jan-1907 in Princeton, Minnesota, United States, died 27-Dec-1970 in Corvallis, OR, buried in Corvallis, OR, occupation Boy Scouts executive. He married Maybelle Lilly Game, 18-Dec-1937 in Oklahoma City, OK, born 23-Apr-1905 in Glyndon, Minn., died 7-Nov-2004 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States.
        1. Catherine Anne Carlson, (details excluded). She married John Andrew Yajko, (details excluded).
          1. John Charles Yajko, (details excluded). He married Christina Jo Jamison, (details excluded).
          2. Andrea Margaret Yajko, (details excluded).
        2. Margarette (Maggie) Game Carlson, (details excluded).
          She married William Petzolt Yellowtail Jr., (son of William Petzolt Yellowtail and Jane Powers) occupation Rancher, State Senator.
        3. Charles Ernest Carlson, born 20 Sep-1944, Waxahachie, Texas, United States, died 11-Oct-2015, Ontario, Oregon, United States.
      2. Margaret Anne Carlson, born 26 July 1908, Kenmare, North Dakota, United States, died 26 April 2010, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. She married William Lovell Dobie, born 28-Sep-1909, Port Arthur, Ont., (son of Joshua Coatsworth Dobie and Dora Lovell Meikle) occupation Miner, died 21-Jan-1988, Toronto, Ont., buried: 25-Jan-1988, Toronto, Ont.; Toronto Crematorium. William and Margaret were married at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 616 - 10th Ave. S. E., Minneapolis. Witnesses: Mildred C. Davis, Eldrige T. Mackay. Minister: R. G. Riemann. [Click here to see this Dobie family].
      3. Kenneth Carlson, born cir 1910 in Kensington, Douglas Co., MN., died cir 1910 in Kensington, Douglas Co., MN. Died of "summer complaint" at about age 6 months.
      4. Catherine Lucille Carlson, born 28-Jul-1912 in Kensington, Douglas Co., MN., died 2-Jul-1953 in Minneapolis, Minn., occupation Nurse, student. She spelled her name "Cathryn" on her high school graduation certificate, May 29, 1930, Princeton, Minn. She worked in the office at Janney Semple Hill, a wholesale hardware company, while going to university. She had been a nurse in the Minnesota state hospital and it was there that she caught TB, from which she never fully recovered. Minnesota death record CertID# 1953-MN-022255.

        This is the obituary of Catherine Lucille Carlson, photocopy sent to me by Catherine (Carlson) Yajko, Nov. 1997. The undated clipping is probably from the Princeton, Minn. newspaper.

        Catherine Carlson / Dies in Minneapolis

        Catherine Carlson, 40, died at the Minneapolis General hospital as a result of a heart attack on Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church in this village by Canon Lewis of St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis, assisted by Rev. Curtis Lindahl. Burial was in the family lot in the Oak Knoll cemetery.
        Catherine Carlson was the daughter of Charles and Anna L. Carlson. She was born in Kensington July 28, 1912. When she was a young girl the family moved to Princeton. She graduated from the Princeton high school in 1930. Except for about two years, which she spent in Dallas, Tex., Catherine has been in Minneapolis the greater part of the time for the last 23 years. She was engaged in doing office work and also studied at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. degree in 1952 and was working for her Master's degree. Mr. Carlson died in 1939 (sic).
        Surviving Catherine are her mother, of Corvallis, Ore., her brother, Bernard, also of Corvallis, and one sister, Margaret (Mrs. W. L. Dobie), of Atikokan, Ont., Can.
        Catherine was a bright, attractive girl with a very gracious disposition. Her many friends in the village will regret to hear of her death.

    2. Carlson group photo
      Click here to see more photos
      provided by
      Chris and Brenda Carlson.
      Frans (Frank) Efraim Carlson, (son of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Andersdotter) born 4-Feb-1881 in Bjärby, Skövde landsförsamling/Öm (the rural parish of Skövde), Skaraborgs län, Sweden, died 3-Apr-1954 in Crosby, ND, buried 8-Apr-1954 in Crosby, ND; Concordia Cemetery, occupation Elevator manager. His full name on his Swedish emigration record is "Frans Efraim Fransson". He lived in Noonan, ND cir 1908/10, then in Crosby ND.
      He married Florence A. Johnson, 6-Aug-1913, born 15-Jun-1880 in Northfield, Minn., (daughter of Joseph Johnson and Melissa unknown) died __-Oct-1966, occupation Teacher.
      1. Kenneth Everett Carlson, born 31-Aug-1914 in Ambrose, ND, died 11-May-1997 in CA.
        He married Patsy Irene Oleson, 23-Feb-1942, born 28-Nov-1911.
        1. Louise Annetta Carlson, (details excluded).
          She married John Yount
          1. Keith Allen Yount, (details excluded).
            He married unknown
        2. Julie Carlson, (details excluded).
          She married Anthony Rodriguez, (details excluded).
        3. Christopher Michael Carlson, (details excluded).
          He married Charlene unknown.
          1. Brenda Irene Carlson, (details excluded).
        4. Joseph Ingmar Carlson, (details excluded).
          He married Nancy unknown.
          1. Elizabeth Clare Carlson, (details excluded).
          2. William Ingmar Carlson, (details excluded).
          3. Catherine Louise Carlson, (details excluded).
      2. Lelia Carlson, born 30-Jul-1917 in Ambrose, ND, died __-May-1977 in Los Angeles, CA.
        She married Elliot Hanson, born ca. 1916
        1. Donald Hanson, (details excluded).
        2. Chijo Hanson, (details excluded).
      3. Frank Carlson & Jenora Stivers
        Cousins Catherine Lucille Carlson
        and Frank Carlson
        taken in Minneaoplis during WW 2.
        Frank Carlson, born 17-Jun-1920 in Ambrose, ND, died __-Jan-1996 in Crosby, ND.
        He married Jenora Stivers, born 12-Apr-1921 in Ambrose, ND.
        1. Thomas Carlson, (details excluded).
          He married Cleo Sangster.
          1. Jenelle Carlson, (details excluded).
            She married Michael Hoff.
          2. Kimberly Carlson, (details excluded).
          3. Melissa Carlson, (details excluded).
        2. Patricia Carlson, born 17-Mar-1948 in Crosby, ND, died 31-Aug-1983.
          She married Burton Parry.
          1. Benjamin Parry, (details excluded).
        3. Bruce Carlson, (details excluded).
          He married Susan Hansen.
          1. Steven Carlson, (details excluded).
          2. Andrew Carlson, (details excluded).
    3. Gerda Katrina (Julia) Carlson, (daughter of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Andersdotter) born 25-Nov-1883 in Bjärby, Skövde landsförsamling/Öm (the rural parish of Skövde), Skaraborgs län, Sweden, died after 1971 in Los Angeles, CA. Her full name on her Swedish emigration record is "Gerda Katrina Fransdotter". She took the name "Julia" and that was the name she was known by -- She was my mother's "Aunt Julia". She and her husband ran or worked in a hotel in Laramie Wyoming circa 1918.
      She married Walter Beck in Laramie, Wyoming, occupation Chef.
    4. Johan (John) Emil Carlson, (son of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Andersdotter) born 15-Apr-1887 in Skövde landsförsamling/Öm (the rural parish of Skövde), Skaraborgs län, Sweden, died 8-Sep-1912. His full name on his Swedish emigration record is "Johan Emil Fransson". He was in Mexico, returned to US. Married, possibly with child. Joined the US Army during Spanish-American war but became ill so didn't serve overseas. He died possibly of whatever disease he had in the army. (Margaret Dobie, June/97). Name "Johan" from "Emigranten" CDROM, immigration list.
    5. Emma Carlson, (daughter of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Andersdotter) born 20-Sep-1890 in USA, (see note 1) died 3-Jul-1910. Died in middle or late teens. Twin sister of Alma.
      [See photo of the two girls together as teenagers].
    6. Alma Carlson, (daughter of Frans (Frank) Karlsson / Carlson and Matilda Andersdotter) born 20-Sep-1890, (see note 2) died 11-Sep-1934. Lived in California.
      She married Owen Downey, died 3-Oct-1934.
    Note 1 : I have no documentation for birth place, but she was born after the family arrived in the U.S.A.
    Note 2 : I have no documentation for birth place, but she was born after the family arrived in the U.S.A.

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