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Karlsson / Nilsdotter - Kalmar county, Sweden
Posted by: Deana Carlson (ID *****3009) Date: May 25, 2002 at 16:59:09
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Karl Johan "August" Karlsson married Carolina Susanna "Susan" Nilsdotter.

They resided at Bredshult, Vimmerby landsförsamling, Kalmar county, Sweden

Children of "August" and "Susan":

Axel Ernfrid "Hugo" Karlsson,
Johan "Edwin" Karlsson,
"Ernst" Wilhelm Karlsson,
Karl "Albert" Karlsson

In 1913, at age 19, Edwin made his first trip to the United States where he joined his brother Hugo.

In 1923 Ernst and Albert died in a drowning-accident when they, together Karl August Gottfrid Fransson of Kvafhult, Appelkullen, Lönneberga, were fishing on Lake Gissen. Apparently a storm came up and the boat overturned and they all drowned. They drowned 1923, August 18.

Edwin and Hugo returned home for the funeral of their brothers. Edwin would only make two more trips to Sweden, once in 1937 and again in 1940 to settle his father's estate.

Anyone with info on any of this family please contact me.
Thank you!
I have a webpage dedicated to this family at:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~deanacarlson/people/edwin.html




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