CARLSON, Frederick (1850-1935)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/8/2020 at 01:31:06
(October 8, 1850 – May 10, 1935)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., May 23, 1935, p.5
Fred Carlson Dies at Ripe Old Age
Southeast Hayes, May 22 – Fred Carlson, one of the esteemed pioneers, died quite suddenly Friday afternoon, May 10, although his health had been failing.
Fred C. Carlson was born Oct. 8, 1850 in Ronneby, Bleknigelan, Sweden. He came to this country with his parents when he was 16 years old, settling in DeKalb, Ill. He came to this locality some 55 years ago and engaged in farming in Hayes Township, Ida County. This has been his home up to the time of his death.
He was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Anderson, March 16, 1894. To this union three children were born, one daughter and two sons, all living: George, Fredina and Vetus. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith while in Sweden. When he came to DeKalb he became a member of the Lutheran Church there, later transferring his membership to the Bethel Church and was a faithful and loyal member until death. Mr. Carlson was the youngest of five children and the last to pass away, it being 33 years on the day his death since his last sister died.
Mr. Carlson was confined to his bed four and a half weeks. Death came from heart ailment. He had reached the age of 84 years, seven months and two days. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife and the three children, all at home. Mr. Carlson was a devoted husband and father and a kind neighbor and friend. He had a high conception of Christian living. He was fond of reading and loved to read his Bible, having read the entire Bible the past winter. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 o’clock from the Bethel Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. G. L. Dagner. A vocal song was sung in Swedish by Miss Anna Anderson of Odebolt and one number was given by a mixed quartet: Mrs. E. N. Sandstrom, Mrs. M. A. Sandstrom, David Johnson and Alvin Lundell. The pall bearers were P. A. Peterson, Axel Bloom, John Baker, Enoch Anderson, Edwin Carlson and Edwin Lunblad. He was laid to rest in the family plot in the Bethel Cemetery. Relatives who came from a distance were: Nelly Brau and Mrs. Otto Johnson of Worthington, Minn; Gust and Charles Liddall of West Brook, Minn; C. J. F. Carlson, Sam Carlson and son, Jerry of DeKalb, Ill., Axel Carlson of Chicago, and the members of the Wm. Bilstene family at Worthington, Minn.
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