This story is limited to the husband's lines as adding the lines of the
wives would have made the story too long. Therefore much material I have
has not been included here.
Although the material has taken a lifetime to collect as a hobby, and
my son, Carl Larson, has kept up my interest by his encouragement, the final
form would not have happened without the help of my daughter, Lois Larson,
and their Studio Word Processing office in their home in Camrose, Alberta,
If you find mistakes in my story, make the corrections needed. Also you
may wish to add your family line as it continues to develop.
We have a goodly heritage.
There are no copyrights, therefore this information may be freely copied.
Our Ancestors, The Family line, written by Elvera B. J. (Carlson) Larson,
Design, camera-ready copy and printing 1991 by Lois and David Larson
of Studio WordProcessing Ltd. , Camrose, Alberta Printed in Canada
My great uncle, John G. (Johan Gustaf) Nelson, told me the story of our
ancestors when I visited him at his farm home in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
sometime before his death in 1930. He said my Mother's line and my Father's
line went back to the same ancestor in Sweden.
This family line is a sturdy one coming mostly from the farms (called
gards) in Smoland, Sweden. Most farms have permanent names and includes
several dwellings in the yard so it is like a small community. This made
isolated homestead living in the United States hard for the immigrants.
But as great uncle John G. said, "They are not violent, but a peaceful
Since I had pictures of homes of relatives and alsosome pictures of relatives,
I thought this was a way to share them.
This booklet is an attempt to put some flesh on the dry bones of lists
of names of ancestors. I hope it will increase your interest in your "roots".
Elvera (Carlson) Larson
The outline sequence of 1) 2); a) b); and i) ii) is used to identify succeeding generations.