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Maria Carolina Magnusdotter Carlson
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1841
Östergötlands län, Sweden
Death: Jan. 12, 1929
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA


Services Conducted At Clear Lake Baptist Church Of Which She Was Last Of Charter Members.

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Carlson, nee Maria Carolina Nors, whose death occurred at 4:25 p. m. on Saturday, January 12th, 1929, at her old home in Severance where she had resided for more than half-a-century following a several days illness with double pneumonia, were held it the Swedish Baptist church of Clear Lake, of which she was the last of the charter members, on Friday afternoon of last week at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Carl A. Carlson, the former pastor, assisted by Missionary E. A. Fernlund, of Minneapolis conducted the last sad rites.

Following the church services the mortal remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. May her last rest be one of peace. Six grand-children were pall bearers, namely, Philip, Lloyd, Rodger, Alfred, Carl and Harold Carlson.

The deceased was born in Sweden on Sept. 11, 1841, and thus her span of life had run 87 years, 4 months and 1 day. In the land of her birth she received her education and grew to womanhood and in the year of 1864 she was united in marriage to Mr. J. M. Carlson who preceded her to the grave in 1917. This union was blessed with nine children, four of whom also were summoned by the Grim Reaper before her.

Five years after their marriage the couple immigrated to the United States, settling first at Chicago, Ill, where they remained but a few months when they came to Mankato and lived two years. Following their removal from that city they located at New Ulm where they resided for five years, until the fall of 1876, when they came to Severance township. Early in the summer of the following year, 1877, they settled on the homestead which has since been her home.

The deceased was a charter member of the Swedish Baptist Church of Clear Lake which was organized on October 21st, 1871, and to this church she remained a devout and faithful member until called to her Heavenly home, a period of more than 57 years. In her passing the last of the charter members of that church have passed on to their reward.

Not only was she a true Christian but was also a loving mother and kind friend and neighbor, highly esteemed by all who enjoyed her acquaintance. At all times her thoughts were for the welfare of those about her and she was ever ready with a helping hand to those who needed assistance in any way. Her many deeds of kindness, humble as they may at times have been, will always remain as sweet memories to those who knew her best.

Her surviving children are three sons, James Carlson, of Buffalo, Minn., and Martin and John Carlson, of Severance, and two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Carlson and Mrs. C. E. Swanson, both of Minneapolis. One brother, John M. Nors, of Fertile, Minn., a sister, Christina Swenson, of Kisa, Sweden, and 19 grand-children and 1 great grand-child also are left to mourn her departure.


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during the illness and burial of our beloved mother, Mrs. Maria Carolina Carlson. Also do we extend thanks for the floral offerings. These kind acts will long be remembered.

The Children; Carrie, Martin, John, Ruth and James.

Gibbon Gazette
January 29, 1929


Emigration Record

Månsdotter, Maria Carolina
Piga (unmarried woman)
b. 9/11/1841 in Svinhult, Östergötlands län (Östergötland)
Emigrated 5/1/1869
from Björkefall Carlstorp, Tidersrum, Östergötlands län (Östergötland)
to Nordamerika
Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 4
Emibas migration file ID: Tidersrum E 1869 025 
Family links: 
  Johan Magnus Carlson (1833 - 1917)
  Anna Carrie Carlson Carlson (1872 - 1935)*
  Martin Carlson (1876 - 1966)*
  John Henry Carlson (1878 - 1955)*
  Ruth Tillie Carlson Swanson (1882 - 1960)*
  James Elias Carlson (1885 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Clear Lake Baptist Church Cemetery
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Steve Carlson
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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Maria Carolina <i>Magnusdotter</i> Carlson
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Maria Carolina <i>Magnusdotter</i> Carlson
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