Nels Carlson

12 June 1857–2 September 1931 (Age 74)
Asmundtorp, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Nels

When Nels Carlson was born on 12 June 1857, in Asmundtorp, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Swen Carlsson, was 28 and his mother, Bengta Bengston Larsdotter, was 30. He married Hellen Elizabeth Stark on 25 February 1889, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 2 September 1931, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nels Carlson
Hellen Elizabeth Stark
Marriage: 25 February 1889
Roscoe Stark Carlson
Edgar Stark Carlson
Conrad Stark Carlson
Vincent Stark Carlson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1889Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 2
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 20
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lennart, Nils, Sven, Helmer, Iver, Berger, Erland, Lars, Anders, Evald.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Carlsson or Karlsson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Carlsen and Karlsen . Compare Charlson .German: variant of Karlson and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in Britain, possibly to be associated first with immigration of German miners into Cumberland in the 16th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Nels Carlson, My Grandfather by Helen Carlson Maughan

    Life Sketch of Nels Carlson It is because of my desire to have my children and grandchildren know something about their great grandfather that I write this brief history of the life of Nels Carlson. …

    Sources (20)

    • Nels Carlson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Nels Carlson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Nels Carlson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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