|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1837|
Kronobergs län, Sweden
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1924|
January 17, 1924 Chisago County Press
OLD VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR AND CHISAGO LAKE SETTLER DIES SATURDAY
Carl J Carlson, commonly known as Forsberg, aged Civil War Veteran, and one of the first settlers of Chisago Lake, passed Away at his old home, a few miles south of Center City, in Franconia Twsp, early Saturday morning, at the age of 86 years after a lingering illness of three years.
Death was caused by pneumonia brought on by a severe cold which he contracted about two weeks ago. He had been bedridden and helpless, and almost totally blind for three years and during that time has been nursed by an adopted daughter and niece of Mrs. Carlson's, Mrs. Mauritz Lantz.
After the death of Mrs. Carlson, April, 1915, he was left alone with a son, Peter M Carlson and his adopted daughter, who went to Chicago and engaged in nursing. In 1921 she returned home and three weeks after her arrival Peter Carlson was cold bloodedly murdered. Since that time she has nursed the aged father and given him the best of care.
Funeral services were conducted in the Chisago Lake Church at Center City at 2:00 yesterday afternoon. Rev Oscar Sandahl officiated and the remains were laid to rest in the Chisago Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were: CJ Bloom, Herman Ogren, C J Hanson, CJ Lantz, CJ Hawkinson and Axel Chillstrom.
Carl J Carlson was born in the parish of Furuby, Smaland, Sweden on August 20, 1837. He arrived here from Sweden in 1854 and joined the Chisago Lake Church in 1856. He purchased a farm in Franconia Twsp, erected a fine home and he lived there ever since.
In 1864 he enlisted in the Thirteenth Minnesota and served until the Civil War ended, which was about a year later. Most of his term of service was spent in the South, although full particulars regarding his war record were not available.
Deceased is survived by his niece, Mrs. Mauritz Lantz, a nephew, Axel Chillstrom, another nephew in Seattle, Washington and other nieces living in Sweden. He had no children living. He leaves a host of old friends throughout the entire Chisago Lake community who mourn the loss of a highly respected pioneer and join in extending sympathy to the near relatives.
Mathilda Carlson (1841 - 1915)
Peter M Carlson (1865 - 1921)*
Chisago Lake Cemetery
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