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Nils Carlsson
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1836
Sjöbo kommun
Skåne län, Sweden
Death: Jul. 2, 1927
Sjöbo kommun
Skåne län, Sweden

Nils Carlsson (88) was the second of seven ( Per, Nils, Ake, Lars, Elna, Ola, Hanna) children born to Carl Åkesson (1803-1871)and Bengta Carlsdotter (1808-1886) of Skane lan, Sweden.

Nils'paternal line: Nils5 Carlsson (Carl Åkesson 4, Åke Persson3, Per Anderson 2, Anders Ekman 1)

Nils was born Jan. 21, 1838 in Tolånga, Sweden. He lived in Big Stone County, Minnesota for eight years (1890-1898), but once he made his fortune he returned to Sweden and died in Vollsjö, Skane lan, Sweden.

On Ap. 28, 1866, Nils married Bengta Mårtensson in Tolanga Skane, Sweden. After their marriage they lived and farmed in Vollsjo and Brosarp, Skane, Sweden. They grew up Lutheran but converted to Baptist when missionaries came to Skane.

They emigrated to Big Stone County, MN on Mar. 15, 1890 with their four youngest children (Carl, Emma, John, and Otto). Their oldest dau. Elna m. Nils Nilsson, son of Lars Nilsson and emigrated at the same time along with her husband and children. Nils Carlson raised his family and farmed for about 8 years (1890-1898) and then Nils and Bengta and a couple of their children returned to Sweden and Nils purchased a farm for his oldest daughter: Elna (Carlson) Nilsson. At least a few of the the older children also returned to Sweden including: Per and Anna Carlson.
1. Elna Carlsson (1866-1941) buried in Vollsjö, Sweden
2. Per Carlsson b.Jul 20, 1868 Vollsjö, Sweden d.1946
3. Carl "Charlie" Carlson b. Aug. 14, 1870 Vollsjö, Sweden
4. Anna Carlson (1872-1975)
5. Johannes Carlsson 1875-1878
6. Anna Carlson 1878-1878
7. Emma Carlsson 1879-1946 m. Peter G. Nelson (my ancestor) Buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND
8. Anna Carlson (1881-1885)
8. John W Carlson Feb. 10, 1884 buried in Bowbells, ND
9. Maria Carlsson Oct. 22, 1886 in Vollsjö, Sweden d. in Kenmare, ND
10. Otto Matteus Carlsson b. Jan. 15, 1889 in Vollsjö, Sweden. d. 1970 Kenmare ND

Nils was a tall slender man who loved to lay on his back and swim in Big Stone Lake, which was no small feat, since the lake was very big. He was a strict disciplinarian and Baptist. Nils was the second of 7 children (Per, Nils, Åke, Lars, Elna Ola, Hanna) born to Carl Åkesson (1803-1871) and Bengta Carlsdotter.

Nils'older brother, Per Carlsson (1833-1924 ), was the first down the Carlsson line to emigrate on Ap. 14, 1868 to the USA. Land by Big Stone Lake was open after the Dakota Sioux uprising of 1862, white settlers had fled that area. Per and his Elna Jönsdotter and their children, Elna (6), Carl (3.5) and Johannes (1) along with their kitchen maid, Hanna Nilsdotter emigrated to Ortonville, Big Stone County.

Nils and his wife, Bengta, died in Vollsjö and are buried there in Skane, Sweden. 
Family links: 
  Carl Akersson (1803 - 1871)
  Bengta Martenson Carlsson (1845 - 1918)*
  Elna Carlsson Nilsson (1866 - 1941)*
  Per Carlsson (1868 - 1946)*
  (Carl) Carlson (1870 - 1949)*
  Emma Teresa Carlson Nelson (1879 - 1946)*
  John Wilhelm Carlson (1884 - 1970)*
  Otto Mathew Carlson (1889 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Buriel not verified
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71166827
Nils Carlsson
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Nils Carlsson
Added by: Dick Williams
Nils Carlsson
Added by: Dick Williams
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