Descendants of Olaf Olson

First Generation

1. Olaf Olson 1, 2 was born 3 in Göteborg, Sweden. He died 4, 5 in Sweden.

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Olaf and Anne sailed from Sweden in 1867 (per David Stobbs) or Anne andthe children about 1871 (per Grace Gaukrodger Stobbs and Florence Olsen)with four or five children. They (she?) settled first in Louisiana, MO;and later in St. Louis, MO and Woodriver, IL.

Died in Sweden; Louisiana, MO; or Woodriver, IL; when a tree fell on him.David Stobbs indicates that he was buried in Woodriver, IL; whileFlorence Olsen wrote in 1976 that her father (Frank Swanson Olson) toldher a tree fell on his father in Sweden and killed him, and Anne and thechildren came to the US after that when Frank was about 12.

It should be noted that while Olaf's name was almost certainly "Olson"when (or if) he left Sweden, many printed resources in the US use"Olsen". Researchers following this line should remain aware of bothspellings, or valuable information might be missed.

Olaf married Anne Erickson. Anne died 1 in Woodriver, IL.

They had the following children:

+ 2 F i Josephine Olson was born in 1859.
+ 3 F ii Charlotte Olson was born on 18 Mar 1856. She died on 17 Mar 1934.
+ 4 M iii Frank Swanson Olson was born on 11 Nov 1859. He died on 23 Aug 1937.
+ 5 M iv August Olson was born in 1860. He died in 1908.

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