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Paul J. Carli
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1804
Hessen, Germany
Death: Mar. 15, 1846
Washington County
Minnesota, USA

Paul J. Carli was hunting ducks on the St. Croix River at the mouth of Bolles Creek. He canoed out to pick up a duck but capsized the canoe in deep water and drowned. Paul Carli was married to Lydia Ann who was the half sister to Joseph R. Brown. Paul and Lydia Carli lived in the Tamarack House in the early settlement of Dacotah.

The Carli's came from Illinois with their three children to Dacotah in 1841. Lydia Carli is known to be the first white woman to arrive in Stillwater.

The Carli's moved away from Dacotah to St. Mary where Paul Carli drowned.

It was customary to bury drowning victims in a location nearest their deaths. Mount Hope was little more than an unnamed burial ground in 1846 and is most likely final resting place of Paul J. Carli.

Other deaths were certainly to have occurred in the Afton vicinity, but Paul J. Carli's is the first 'recorded' death in what we now know as Afton Minnesota.

Family links: 
  Lydia Ann Brown Carli (1818 - 1905)*
  Mary Maria Carli Bolles (1835 - 1924)*
  Joseph Renshaw Carli (1838 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Washington County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: unknown
Created by: Ken Martens
Record added: Sep 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97865187

- James and Sharon Cissell
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014

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