Gustav Larsson Lewis


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Gustav "Gust" Larsson was born May 4, 1848, in Fröbbestorp, Torsås, Kalmar lan, Smaland, Sweden, and died Sunday May 6, 1934, at the home of his daughter, Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI, at age 86. Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. He is the son of Lars Pehrsson of Fröbbestorp, Torsås, Kalmar lan, Smaland, Sweden, and Christina Olsdotter of Glosebo, Sweden. He first emigrated to the United States in 1872. He returned to Europe and came again to the USA on October 19, 1877. 

Juliane Marie "Julia May" Andersdatter was born on October 3, 1859, in Tisvilde, Sjolland, Denmark, and died November 10, 1917, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 59. Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. She is the daughter of Christian Andersen of Denmark, and Johanne "Johanna" Nielsdatter of Denmark.

Juliane Marie "Julia May" Andersdatter immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1870.

Upon arrival in the United States, Gustav Larsson changed his name to Gustav Larson Lewis. One account says there was another Gustav Larson in Waupaca at the time, and he did not want to be mistaken for him.

Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" Andersen were married March 22, 1876, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.

Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis had nine children:

  1. Albert Lewis: Born August 22, 1876, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died August 26, 1958, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 82). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Married June 3, 1903, in Fall City, Dunn Co., WI, to Cora Edna Wagner: Born February 27, 1884, in Fall City, Dunn Co., WI; Died November 26, 1976, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 92). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.
  2. Edythe Lewis: Born July 22, 1879, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died June 13, 1972, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 92). Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Married September 13, 1905, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, to Frank Arthur Lear: Born on September 13, 1873, in Green Lake Co., WI; Died in November 23, 1962, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, WI (age 89). Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.
  3. Edward Carl Lewis: Born November 2, 1882, in the City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died November 12, 1968, in Fargo, Cass Co., ND (age 86). Married 1912 in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI, to Carrie Lye: Born August 4, 1889, in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI; Died December 22, 1959, in the Village of New Leipzig, Grant Co., ND (age 70).
  4. Hjalmer Lewis: Born January 1, 1885, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died October 1, 1952, in Sumner, Pierce Co., WA (age 67). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA. Married 1906 in Oneida Co., WI, to Grace L. Rand: Born March 13, 1887, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died April 18, 1963, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA (age 76). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA.
  5. Henry Lewis: Born April 26, 1887, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died July 12, 1948, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA (age 61). Married 1911 in Elgin, Grant Co., ND, to Theresa Eugenia Victoria Bodin: Born January 1893 in Sundsvall, Sweden; Died November 11, 1961, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA (age 68).
  6. Clara Johanna Lewis: Born March 21, 1891, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died December 29, 1990, in Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI (age 99). Buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI. Married June 1, 1920, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, to Clarence Harold Peterson: Born on May 15, 1894, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died July 8, 1973, in Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI (age 79). Buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI.
  7. Irvin Lewis: Born May 28, 1893, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died May 30, 1981, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 88). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Married (1) July 5, 1916, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, to Esther Martha Schlichting: Born April 1895 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co., WI; Died April 7, 1940, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 44). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Married (2) November 29, 1945, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, to Edith Evelyn (Hales) Wiesen: Born December 29, 1904, in Unknown; Died June 26, 1994, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 89). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.
  8. Reuben Benjamin Lewis: Born November 5, 1899, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died April 21, 1988, in King, Waupaca Co., WI (age 88). Married 1919 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, to Mary Isabel Johnson: Born June 14, 1900, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died March 20, 1982, in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI (age 81).
  9. Philip Arthur Lewis: Born November 13, 1903, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died February 15, 1990, in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI (age 87). Married June 30, 1938, in the parsonage of St. Margaret Mary Catholic church, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI, to Marion J. "Mary" Jaeger: Born June 25, 1909, in Unknown; Died January 24, 1996, in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI (age 86).



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Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis is buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis is buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Gustav "Gust" Larsson was born May 4, 1848, in Fröbbestorp, Torsås, Kalmar lan, Smaland, Sweden.

Julianne Marie "Julia" Andersdatter was born on June 3, 1858, in Tisvilde, Sjolland, Denmark.


While waiting for the oldest son of Petter Larsson (Lars Pehrsson), Sven and Gertrud (Petter's widow) owned the farm. But when Lars Pehrsson became an adult, he took over the farm and Sven and Gertrud moved away from Fröbbestorp. In 1832 Lars Pehrsson married Christina Olsdotter and the year later their daughter Ingrid was born. Lars and Christina had eight children. In 1856 Christina Olsdotter died, and Lars Pehrsson, now 50 years old, married Maria Månsdotter, age 35. Lars and Maria had four children. The last child, Ingrid Larsdotter, was Per Carlzon’s great-grandmother. When Lars and Maria in the 1870's became too old to work the farm, Lars' son Magnus Larsson (who had been away for some years) returned home to take over the farm. It was a turbulent time in the family. Many of the children moved away from home, as far as the USA. Ingrid, Peter and Andreas had already started their own families. Peter Larsson, who had studied, took the name Fröberg and worked in the Swedish Navy. Andreas Larsson owned a farm not far from Fröbbestorp. Abraham Larsson might have committed suicide in 1871. Gustaf Larsson seems to have immigrated to US in 1872 together with Olaus Larsson. But before immigrating Olaus Larsson worked as a sailor in the Swedish navy. The next year, late 1873, Erik Larsson came to USA, and in 1879 the youngest brother Sven Larsson traveled to California, USA. But he didn't stay for long. He returned home to Sweden in 1880 and got married, settled down and worked as a farmer. But for some reason he didn't stay long in Sweden, either. With wife and two children he went back to the USA around 1887, and finally settled down in Miles City, MT where he worked at the railway. This was probably one reason why Karl Svensson also settled down in Miles City, where he also worked at the railway.


The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1870, shows Christian Anderson (age 33) born in Denmark with real estate of $450 and personal estate of $200 is a Carpenter living in Waupaca Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is Johana Anderson (age 38) born in Denmark, who is Keeping House. Also living there are three females and one male, all born in Denmark: Juliann M. Anderson (age 12); Nickolena Anderson (age 12); Anna M. Anderson (age 3); and Andrew F. Anderson (age 1).


Olaus, Gustav and Erik Larsson, Marquette, MI, about October, 1873


Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" Andersen, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, about 1874.


Gustav Larsson, taken about 1876


Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" Andersen were married March, 1876, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows Gustave Lewis (age 32) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Carpenter living in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Julia Lewis (age 22) born in Denmark of Danish-born parents. Living at home are his two children, both born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents: Albert Lewis (age 3); and Eda Lewis (age 1). Also living there is Gustave's brother, Swan Lewis (age 19) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, a Laborer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1880, shows Christian Anderson (age 43) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents is a Farmer living in Lind Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Jannie Anderson (age 48) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his two children, both born in Denmark to Danish-born parents: Rica Anderson (age 13); and Andrew Anderson (age 11).


   

Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, 1880.


Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis and Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, 1880.


Gustav "Gust" Larsson Lewis children, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, about 1891.


The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Gustave Lewis is living in the City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. There are 6 White Males, 3 White Females, with 7 born in the United States and 2 born in Scandinavia.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Christian Anderson is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. There are 2 White Males, 5 White Females, with 5 born in the United States and 2 born in Scandinavia.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Gust Lewis (age 52) born May 1848 in Sweden of Swedish-born parents and is a naturalized citizen immigrating in 1872 is a carpenter living on State Street, 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 24 years, Julia Lewis (age 42) born June 1858 in Denmark of Danish-born parents who emigrated in 1870, and 8 of the 9 children born in Wisconsin to her are still alive and all but Albert are living at home: Idith Lewis (age 20) born July 1879 who is a dry goods clerk; Edward Lewis (age 18) born November 1882 who is Delivering; Hjalmar Lewis (age 15) born January 1885); Henry Lewis (age 13) born April 1887; Clara Lewis (age 9) born March 1891; Irving Lewis (age 7) born May 1893; and Rubin Lewis (age 7/12) born November 1899. Also living there is a lodger, Mary Jenkins (age 25).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Gustavus Lewis (age 57) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Carpenter owning his home with a mortgage and living in the 2nd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Julia Lewis (age 47) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents. Also living there are his seven unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents: Edith Lewis (age 26) a Clerk; Elmer Lewis (age 20) a Cigar Maker; Henry Lewis (age 17); Clara Lewis (age 14); Irving Lewis (age 12); Ruben B. Lewis (age 5); and Philip A. Lewis (age 1).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Christian Anderson (age 68) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents is a Carpenter owning his home free of a mortgage and living in the 2nd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Johanna Anderson (age 73) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Cyrus B. Barnes (age 73) born in New York to Vermont-born parents is a Retired Farmer owning his own home free of a mortgage and living in the 2nd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Lucy E. Barnes (age 72) born in New Hampshire to New Hampshire and Massachusetts-born parents. Also living there is his unmarried step-son, Frank A. Lear (age 32) born in Wisconsin to New York and New Hampshire-born parents, who is a Clerk.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910, shows Gustave Lewis (age 61) born in Sweden of Swedish-born parents and is a Pa naturalized citizen immigrating in 1872 is a house carpenter owning his home at 413 State Street, 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 33 years, Julia A. Lewis (age 52) born in Denmark of Danish-born parents who emigrated in 1870, and all 9 of the 9 children born in Wisconsin to her are still alive. Living at home: Clara Lewis (age 19) who is works in a milliner store; Irvin Lewis (age 16) who helps in a machine shop; Rueben Lewis (age 10); and Philip Lewis (age 6).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 2, 1910, shows Christian Anderson (age 73) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents owns his home free of a mortgage and living in the 2nd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 53 years, Johanna Anderson (age 78) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents, with 3 of the 4 children born to her still alive.


Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, about 1910.


Christian Andersen died September 13, 1912, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 75.


Waupaca Republican Post, Waupaca, WI, September 19, 1912

PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH

C. Anderson Called

Christian Anderson. Friday evening, Sept. 13 at eight o’clock, at his residence in this city, Christian Anderson passed quietly from this life after an illness of about four months following a paralytic stroke. Deceased was born in Denmark, Nov. 28, 1836 and June 30, 1857 was united in marriage to Miss Johanne Nelson. Six children were born of this union, two of whom died in childhood. June 1, 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson with their family, immigrated to America and have resided in this city or vicinity since that time. An aged widow, one son, A. F. Anderson of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Carl Jensen and Mrs. Gus Lewis, besides twenty-three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive. Mrs. Lars S. Larson, who died in this city two and a half years ago, was also a daughter of deceased. On June 30, 1907, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson celebrated their golden wedding at which nearly all their descendents with their immediate families were present. The funeral which was very largely attended, was held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at Our Savior’s Lutheran church, of which church deceased was a charter member, Rev. J. P. Naarup officiating. Six of the grandsons, Charles, Fred and Oscar Larson, Albert and Irvin Lewis and Walter Anderson acted as pall bearers. The interment was in Lakeside cemetery.


Julianne (Andersen) Lewis, Johanna (Nelsen) Andersen (Julia's mother), Edith (Lewis) Lear, Naomi (Lear) Harmacek, about 1915, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Julianne Marie "Julia" (Andersen) Lewis died November 10, 1917, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 59. Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Waupaca County Post, Waupaca, WI, Thursday, November 15, 1917

MRS. JULIANNE LEWIS

On Saturday, November 10, Mrs. Julianne Marie Anderson Lewis passed away quite suddenly, from heart failure and Waupaca lost a devoted mother and her church a willing worker and helper. Mrs. Lewis, nee Anderson, was born at Sjolland, Denmark, June 3, 1858, coming to this country and to Waupaca when she was twelve years of age, and lived here most of her life. In March 1876, she was happily married to Gustave Lewis who survives her as do nine of her ten children. Those surviving being Albert, Irvin, Phillip, Mrs. Edith Lear and Miss Clara Lewis of this city; Edward and Henry of New Leipzig, N. D., and Elmer of Tacoma,, Washington; Reuben of Waco, Texas. She also has eight grandchildren. Reuben had enlisted for the war and is stationed at Waco, Texas, but is home at attend the funeral of his mother as are Edward and Henry; the other two boys finding it impossible to get here. Mr. Lewis who has been employed in North Dakota, for two years, also came home, but was too late, however, to see his wife alive. Mrs. Lewis was a devout Christian, a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and an able worker in the Ladies' Aid Society. She was also a member of the W. C. T. U. and of the Red Cross. Her death leaves a great void in the home where her children mourn and the sympathy of her many friends are with the bereaved. The funeral service was held on Tuesday from the home at 1:30, and from Our Savior's Church at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J. P. Naarup, officiating.


Johanna (Nelsen) Anderson died 1918 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at about age 86.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 6, 1920, shows Gust Lewis (age 71) is a widower born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and a Pa naturalized citizen immigrating in 1872 is a house carpenter owning his home at 413 South State Street, 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are three of his children, all unmarried and born in Wisconsin to Danish-born parents: Clara Lewis (age 28) who is works as a milliner in a hat shop; Rueben Lewis (age 20) and unemployed; and Phillip Lewis (age 16) and unemployed.


Gustav Larson's 76th birthday, 1924.

Left to right: Andrew Andersen (Julianne's brother), Cora Lewis (Albert's wife), Edith Lewis Lear, Esther Lewis, Frank Lear (Edith's husband), Lloyd Lear (son), Gustav Lewis, Phil Lewis, Albert Lewis. Children: Lawrence Lewis, Clifford Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, Naomi Lear, Lorraine Lewis.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Gust Lewis (age 81) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 26 is a widower rooming at 770 Berlin Road, 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. The household is that of William Peterson (age 73) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents and emigrating in 1870 and a naturalized citizen with real estate worth $6,000 and a radio and married at age 21. Living with him is his wife Anna C. Peterson (age 73) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents who emigrated in 1872 and is a naturalized citizen married at age 21. Gust Lewis' daughter Clara Johanna Lewis married a son of the Petersons, Clarence Peterson. Maud Stratman lives a few houses away.


Waupaca County Post, Waupaca, WI, Tuesday, May 6, 1930

WAUPACA MAN FETED ON 83RD BIRTHDAY

Waupaca - The following relatives gathered at the cottage of Irving Lewis on Dake lake Sunday to help celebrate the eighty-third birthday anniversary of Gust Lewis, Waupaca: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lewis and son, Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Lewis and three children, Waupaca, Mr. and Mrs. Reubin Lewis and three children of Stevens Point, Mrs. Frank Lear and daughter, Laona, Waupaca, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson and five children of Menasha, Phillip Lewis of Menasha, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Claussen, Waupaca, Mrs. Victor Nelson, Waupaca, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson, Waupaca. A dinner was served.


Gustav and granddaughter, Edith Peterson, 1930.


Gustav Larsson "Gust" Lewis died about May 6, 1934, in Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI, at age 86. Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


The Menasha Record, Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI, Monday, May 7, 1934

DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Gustav Lewis, 86 years of age, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Peterson, Ninth street, Menasha. He had been in ill health for a year and a half, and had made his home here during the past two years. Besides Mrs. Peterson and one son, Philip, of Menasha, and two sons and one daughter, residing at Waupaca, survive. The body has been taken to Waupaca for interment.


Daily News-Times, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI, Monday, May 7, 1934

Gustav Lewis, Waupaca Pioneer, Passed Away Here At Midnight Sunday - Funeral at Waupaca

Gustav Lewis, 86 years of age, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Peterson, Ninth street, Menasha. He had been in ill health for a year and a half. Burial is to be in Waupaca.


Andreas F. "Andrew" Andersen and Katherine "Katrin" (Paulsen) (Antonsen) Andersen are buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Johanna Andersen, Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


Christian Andersen, Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.