It looks like Fred Larson was born 12 May 1909, Adams township, Houghton County, Michigan. His parents were Victor Larson, a Swedish immigrant, and Alma Charlotte Nelson. The family lived in 1910 and 1920 census in Ericsburg, Rat Root Township, Koochiching, Minnesota (near International Falls). Victor and Alma had at least six children: Carl, Fred, Ellen, Florence, Warren, and Pearl (per online tree; doublecheck against census). Victor died in 1921,when Pearl was just two years old. Alma remarried and in 1930 she and the children are living in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Fred died 26 March, 2000, in Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois.
A family tree online says Victor Larson was born in Viken in Ånimskog parish, Älvsborg county (since 1998 part of Västra Götaland county), Dalsland province, Sweden. Viken was a small village by Lake Vänern. Victor’s parents were Lars Gustaf Nilsson and Anna Kajsa Petersdotter (per family tree online).
Alma’s parents were Lars Emanuel Nilsson (Americanized to Louis Emanuel Nelson) and Britta Maria Nilsdotter Burquist (called Marie). They came to America in 1882 from Mossfallet, Gustav Adolf, Värmlands län, Sweden. They moved to Nagaunee, Michigan, where Alma was born in 1887.
15 April 1910
Louis Nelson head 52 b Sweden to USA 1882 Naturalized citizen
Maria 48 wife b Sweden to USA 1882
Alma Nelson daughter 22 b Michigan single [should say married]
Victor Larson son-in-law 24 b Sweden
Carl Larson grandson 2
Fred Larson grandson 11 months (= born in May 1909)
Ada Nelson daughter 20 married [should say single - census taker switched them]
Walornus (?) Nelson 17 son
Hilsa Nelson 14 daughter
Rudolph Nelson 12 son
Lena Nelson 11 daughter
Edith Nelson 8 daughter
Clarence Nelson 1 son
15 JAN 1920
Rat Root Township, Koochiching, Minnesota
Victor Larson 39 b Sweden to USA 1905 Naturalized citizen 1911 Farmer
Alma C. Larson 32 b Michigan parents b Sweden
Carl V. Larson 11 b Michigan
Fred V. Larson 10 b Michigan
Ellen E. Larson 7 b Michigan
Warren V. Larson 4 years 1 month
Pearl L. M. Larson 10 months
Fredrick V. Larson
Born 12 May, 1909, Michigan
Died 26 March, 2000, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois
Husband of Julia Erikson Boe-Larson. Husband of Maxine Keller-McKillip-Larson.
Buried in Andalusia Cemetery, Andalusia, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 19 Lot 1
A link for OBITUARY for FRED:
Name: Fredrick V Larson Publication Date: 28 Mar 2000 Publication Place: United States Death Date: Abt 2000 Death Place: Aledo, IL Age at Death: 90 Birth Date: abt 1910 URL: http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry..http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry...
The full obituary is NOT printed on this link. It just has a reference to the place where the obituary was published. “LARSON, Fredrick V; 90; Aledo IL; Quad-City Times (IA); 2000-3-28; cmlabath”
(NOTE: Perhaps his name was Fredrick Victor Larson, since his father was Victor. The birth certificate, which can be ordered from Houghton County, would say. His son was Fred Duane Larson)
A book with information on this family:
History of Koochiching County. 1983. Compiled and published by the Koochiching County Historical Society.
Koochiching County, Minnesota
Index to names in the book made available July 2005 to The USGenWeb Archives by: Irene Hauner firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries for Carl Larson and Louis Emanuel Nelson
The following is from a Victor Larson Family Tree online
Copyright 2004 Sandra Thompson
“Please contact submitter with any questions or to exchange data on this family.”
Victor Larson, born 14 Feb 1881, Viken, Animskog, Sweden. Died 06 Dec 1920, Ericsburg, Koochiching County, Minnesota. Buried Ericsburg Cemetery.
Father: Lars Gustaf Nilsson
Mother: Anna Kajsa Petersdotter
Victor married 30 Nov 1907, Atlantic Mine, Houghton, Michigan
Wife: Alma Charolette Nelson, born 04 Dec 1887, Nauganee, Marquette County, Michigan, USA. Died 26 April 1946, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. Buried in Elgin. (According to the 1930 census she remarried).
Father: Lars Emanuel Nilsson
Mother: Britta Maria Nilsdotter
5 CHILDREN of Victor and Alma Larson:
1. Carl Victor Larson, born 02 April 1908, Adams Township, Houghton County, Michigan. Buried Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
2. Fred Larson, born 12 May 1909, Adams township, Houghton, Michigan. Died in Rock Island County, Illinois. (See above Find-a-Grave entry for death date.)
3. Ellen Amelia Larson, born 24 Dec 1912, Ericsburg, Minnesota, Ratroot Township, Koochiching County, Minnesota. Died 7 July 1995, Moose Lake, Minnesota. Buried ace: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Askov, Minnesota. Marriage: 12 May 1931, to Reuben Erickson.
4. Florence Larson, born 24 Nov 1917, Ericsburg, Rat Root Township, Koochiching County, Minnesota. Died 14 April 1970, Cook, Minnesota. Buried Ericsburg Cemetery, Ericsburg, Minnesota. MarriedJacob Isadore Jacobson, Koochiching County, Minnesota
NOTE: Find-a-Grave site calls her Florence NELSON Jacobson (23 November 1916-14 April 1970). Check census to see whether she’s one of the Nelson kids or Larson kids.
5. Pearl Lydia Marie Larson, born 14 Feb. 1919, Ericsburg, Rat Root Township, Koochiching County, Minnesota. Died 07 Oct 1889, 26 N. Melrose Avenue, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin, Kane, Illinois. Married Vernon Frances Schabert, 05 September 1936, Greaney, St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Grandaughter Sandra Thompson (daughter of Pearl Larson Schabert)
Koochiching County records, Minnesota
St. Louis County records, Minnesota
Houghton County records, Michigan
Rock Island County records, Illinois
Animskog Parrish Records, Animskog, Sweden
Gustaf Adolph Parrish Records, Varmland, Sweden
Research by Sandra J. Thompson
Victor Larson 1881-09 DEC 1920
Buried Ericsburg Cemetery, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Find a Grave Memorial # 73275993
Ericsburg Cemetery is a Cemetery in the state of Minnesota (county of Koochiching), located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also known as lat-long or GPS coordinates) of N 48.49167 and W -93.34167. The nearest major town is International Falls, Minnesota.
ERICSBURG is a village in section 7 of T. 69N, R. 23-25W (Rat Root). It was founded by Erik Franson, an immigrant from Sweden
Louis Emanuel "Big Louie" Nelson
Birth: Mar. 26, 1857 Varmlands Lan, Sweden
Death: Nov. 17, 1925 Koochiching County, Minnesota, USA ?
From a Nelson Family Tree: Louis was born in Koskmeck, Sweden. His given birth name in Sweden: Lars Emanuel Nilsson. Not much right now is known about Louis Nelson, except his nickname was "Big Louie." Everybody called him that because we have been told he was close to 7 foot tall !!!!
Buried: Ericsburg Cemetery, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Find A Grave Memorial# 73276046
Spouse: Maria Burquist Nelson (1866-1917)
Maria "Mary" Burquist Nelson
Birth: May 24, 1866 Varmlands Lan, Sweden
Death: Oct. 29, 1917, Koochiching County, Minnesota, USA
Buried Ericsburg Cemetery, Koochiching County, Minnesota?
From the Nelson family tree: Maria was born in Mossfallet, Sweden. Given name at birth: Britta Maria Nilsdotter. The family arrived in the USA in 1882, coming from the Parish of Gustaf Adolph, Varmland, Sweden. Family lived in Nagaunee, Michigan prior to moving the Minnesota. Her cause of death was cardio problems.
A RootsWeb post re. Alma Nelson Larson’s parents:
As usual - the information found online (and not in original records) should be checked.
I emailed you copies of the 1910, 1920, and 1930 census.