Re: Carl Carlson arrived Sydney 1863
Firstly, Carl married Catherine Gallagher not Sophine. Sophine or Sophia, born 1868, is their only daughter.
Robert and I have received more accurate information on Carl Carlson. The following is from his Death Certificate registered in NSW Australia:
Date of Death: 1 August 1904
Name: Carl Otto Vilbad Carlson
Occupation: property owner
Age 67 years
Father and occupation: August Carlson, Independent means.
Mother: Annie Sophia Monisen (the surname is hard to read)
Where Born: Borgholm, Sweden.
Carl's grave stone states he is originally from Pataholm (incorrectly spelt as Portaholm) but this may be where he departed from Sweden as he was born in Borgholm on the Island of Oland.
Carl was a Mariner and his father August, according to Carl's marriage certificate in 1865, was a ships' carpenter. Carl married Catherine Gallagher in Sydney, originally from Co Donegal Ireland, daughter of Michael Gallagher (a tailor), and Ann Conners and sister to Annie and Cecilia.
Carl is my great great grandfather and we are looking for any leads into the Irish and Swedish ancestry and any further information known of his Sydney life as a Stevedore for Waratah Coal Comapny, as a publican in The Rocks at the Coach and Horses Hotel and as a property investor. Thanks