Hedvig Carlson

8 July 1840–31 July 1930 (Age 90)
Östad, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Hedvig

When Hedvig Carlson was born on 8 July 1840, in Östad, Älvsborg, Sweden, her father, Carl Helgesson, was 22 and her mother, Anna Andersdotter, was 21. She married Andrew Eliason on 5 June 1860, in Alingsås landsförsamling, Älvsborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States for about 40 years. She died on 31 July 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Eliason
Hedvig Carlson
Marriage: 5 June 1860
Amanda Charlotta Eliason
Hilda Andersdotter or Eliason
Anna Matilda Eliason
Andrew Eliason
Hedvig Eleanora or Nora Eliason
Phoebe Eliason
Augusta Julia Eliason
Carl Elmer Eliason
Jennie Cecelia Eliason
Arthur Ernest Eliason
Elva Abbie Eliason

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1860Alingsås landsförsamling, Älvsborg, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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

    Amanda Charlotta Eliason Benson

    Amanda Charlotta Eliason Benson In writing about my mother, Amanda Charlotta Eliason, I think it would be very incomplete if I didn’t first write of her grandparents and father and mother. First, …

    Sources (19)

    • Hidvig Eliasson in household of Andrew Eliasson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hedvig Carlson in entry for Amanda Eliason Benson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Hedwig Eliason in household of Andrew Eliason, "United States Census, 1920"

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