Home | Loren | Mary Jo | Denise | Amber | Honor Roll | Resources Mary Carlsson (Högberg) with second husband Bonde Dahlberg and children Olaf Emmanuel Högberg, Martha Selma Christine Högberg, and Esther Victoria Dahlberg
About the Carlson name
Görn Karlsson Elsberg (b. 15 Apr 1818) was the son of Carl Elsberg and grandson of Görn Elsberg. However, he used the name Carlsson when he emigrated to McGregor, IA from Sweden in Apr 1870.
The Family in Sweden
The family moved from Ljusnedahls to Tännäs in Jämtland after the marriage of Görn Karlsson Elsberg to his second wife. They emigrated in April of 1870 from Tännäs, which is very close to the Norwegian border. This mountainous region was a mining area and is now a nice summer resort area. Tännäs is well-known for its fine fishing.
Carlson in the USA
My Emigrant Carlson Family Name Born USA Died Burial Görn Karlsson Elsberg [John Carlson] 15 Apr 1818 Apr 1870 SS Norway of the Ennis line to McGregor, IA before 27 Oct 1892 probably Clayton Co, IA Unknown (1st wife) Brita Esbjörnsdotter 1814 Oviken, Jämtland, Sweden did not 30 Jan 1855 Ljusnedahls, Jämtland, Sweden Probably Ljusnedahls, Jämtland, Sweden Märeth Karlsson [Mary Carlson] 30 Sep 1850 Ljusnedahls, Jämtland, Sweden Apr 1870 SS Norway of the Ennis line to McGregor, IA 25 Aug 1910 hospital, Red Wing, MN Vasa Lutheran Cemetery, Vasa, MN (2nd wife) Brita Olofsdotter [Betsey] 18 Aug 1826 Apr 1870 SS Norway of the Ennis line to McGregor, IA before Jun 1885 probably Clayton Co, IA Unknown Sigrid Karlsson [Sarah Carlson] 15 May 1860 Sweden Apr 1870 SS Norway of the Ennis line to McGregor, IA before 1900 probably Wyalusing Twp, Grant Co, WI Unknown Karl Karlsson [Carl Carlson] 12 Feb 1864 Sweden Apr 1870 SS Norway of the Ennis line to McGregor, IA after 1885 Unknown
The family was listed as George, Betsey, Mary, Sarah, and Carl Carlisson in Mendon Twp, Clayton Co, IA in the 1870 census. They were listed as John, Britta, and Carl Karlson in Mendon Twp in the 1880 census. John Carlson was listed alone in the 1885 census, and his name was listed as John Collson in Clayton County land records. He owned 8½ acres in section 10 of Mendon Twp south of McGregor. I found no death records for John or Betsey.
Mary married Peter Högberg and was living with him and his parents in Douglass Twp, Dakota Co, MN during the 1875 Minnesota Census. Sarah married Carl Martin Lock in 1878 in Crawford County, WI and was living with him in Wyalusing Twp, Grant Co, WI in 1880. She was suffering from Mervons Debility in that census, and I know that she died before 1900. There is, however, no death or burial record for her in Grant County.
After Peter died in 1885, Mary sought assistance from her brother. Carl was a policeman in McGregor, IA. Being but a young man himself, he apparently refused to help. Mary returned to Minnesota and eventually married Bonde Dahlberg. I have, however, found no proof that Carl was a policeman and do not know what happened to him after 1880. Do you?
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