Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson was born October 25, 1879, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and died January 5, 1956, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 76. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He is the son of John Swenson and Mathilda R. "Matilda" Rolin.

Olga Maria Larson was born June 11, 1882, in Ishpeming, Marquette Co., MI, and died October 20, 1965, in Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN, at age 83. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. She is the daughter of Adolph F. Larson of Sweden, and Fredrika Mathilda Gustava "Matilda" Larsdotter of Varna Parish, Ístergőtland Co., Sweden.

Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson and Olga Marie Larson were married June 6, 1906, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.

Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson and Olga Marie (Larson) Swenson had two children:

  1. Verona Mathilda Swenson: Born June 21, 1907, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died January 7, 1980, in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX (age 72). Buried in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. Married May 23, 1928, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to Earl Franklin Peterson: Born January 4, 1903, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died February 27, 1961, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL (age 58). Buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.
  2. Helen Virginia Swenson: Born August 16, 1913, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died May 7, 2005, in a Kerrville hospital, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX (age 91). Married April 3, 1946, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to E. G. "Lanny" Lancaster: Born November 3, 1911, in Merkel, Taylor Co., TX; Died November 9, 1994, in a Kerrville hospital, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX (age 83).



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Karl Ludwig Swenson was born October 25, 1879, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

Olga Maria Larson was born June 11, 1882, in Ishpeming, Marquette Co., MI.

Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson, about 1883, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.


Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson, age 4.


Olga Maria Larson was Baptized July 1, 1882, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ishpeming, Marquette Co., MI.


Olga Maria Larson Baptism Record.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Adolph Larson (age 48) born October 1851 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated from Sweden in 1873 and a Naturalized citizen is an Iron Ore Worker owning his own home free of a mortgage and is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI. Living with him is his wife of twenty years, Matilda Larson (age 48) born September 1851 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, and having emigrated in 1880, with 1 of the 7 children born to her still alive. Also living there is his unmarried daughter, Olga Larson (age 17) born June 1882 in Michigan to Swedish-born parents. Also living in the house are two boarders.


Olga Marie Larson, about 1900, Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson and Olga Marie Larson were married June 6, 1906, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


Olga Marie Larson, 1906, Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


The Marriage Report for Gogebic Co., MI, shows Karl Ludwig Swenson (age 23) born in Rockford, IL, a Book Keeper (parents John Swenson and Matilda R. Rolin), and Olga Maria Larson (age 26) born in Ishpeming, MI, an Accountant (parents Adolf F. Larson and Matilda Larson), were married June 6, 1906, in Ironwood by F. Gustafson, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses were John F. Olson of Rockford, Il, and Sigrid Nettelef of Ironwood.


The Rockford Morning Star, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Sunday, May 13, 1906

The marriage of Ludwig Swenson of this city and Miss Olga Larson, of Ironwood, Michigan, will be celebrated at the home of the bride Wednesday, June 6. Mr. Swenson is employed in the office of the Illinois Sewing Machine company.


Ironwood News Record, Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI, Saturday, June 9, 1906

Ironwood Bride Goes to Illinois.

A pretty home wedding was that of Miss Olga Marie Larson, daughter of Adolph Larson, and Karl Ludwig Swenson of Rockford, Ill., which was solemnized at the home of the family, 228 east McLeod avenue, at five o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Many guests assembled to witness the ceremony, which was performed by yhe Rev. Frank Gustafson. The home was made attractive with white and pink carnations, silmax and ferns. Miss Sigrid Netterblad was the maid of honor, the bridesmaids being Miss Lillie Leksell and Miss Sadie Peterson. John Olson of Rockford, was best man, and Emil Swanson and Carl Nordgren groomsmen. The wedding march was played by Miss Stella Ladin. Among the gifts, which were numerous and costly, was a draft for one thousand dollars from the bride's father. An elaborate wedding dinner was served at six o'clock at Scandinavian hall. Mr. and Mrs. Swenson will reside at Rockford, where Mr. Swenson has a responsible position in the accounting department of a large manufacturing plant.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910, shows Karl L. Swenson (age 30) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a Machine Company Accountant renting his own home for $10/month and is living at 1653 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife of four years, Olga M. Swenson (age 27) born in Michigan to Swedish-born parents, with the only child born to her still alive. Also living there is his daughter, Verona M. Swenson (age 3) born in Illinois to Illinois and Michigan-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 14, 1920, shows Frank E. Peterson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1889 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1895 is a Concrete Contractor owning his own home with a mortgage and is living at 1427 Fourth Avenue, 8th Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Erma Peterson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1892 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1895. Also living there is his three unmarried children, all born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents: George Peterson (age 26), a Furniture Sale Manager; Ethel Peterson (age 21), a Bank Stenographer; and Earl F. Peterson (age 17), a Dry Goods Stock Boy.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1920, shows Karl L. Swenson (age 40) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents, is a married Secretary Treasurer of Lathe and Drills, and who is renting his home, and is living at 1653 Fifth Avenue, 8th Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him are: his wife, Ulga M. Swenson (age 37) born in Michigan to Swedish-born parents; his daughter, Verona M. Swenson (age 12), born in Illinois to Illinois and Michigan-born parents; and his daughter, Helen Swenson (age 6), born in Illinois to Illinois and Michigan-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1930, shows Karl L. Swenson (age 50) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 26 does Public Accounting Accounting and owns his own home worth $10,000 and is living at 326 Paris Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Olga M. Swenson (age 47) born in Michigan to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 24. Also living there is his unmarried daughter, Helen Swenson (age 6), born in Illinois to Illinois and Michigan-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 14, 1930, shows Earl F. Peterson (age 27) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 25 is a Building Construction Secretary owning his own home worth $11,000 and is living at 2310 Oaklawn Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Verona N. Peterson (age 22) born in Illinois to Illinois and Michigan-born parents and first married at age 20. Also living there is his daughter, Patricia L. Peterson (age 11/12), born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Ludig Swenson (age 60) born in Illinois, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 7 years of School, is a married Public Accountant of his Own Office, and who rents his house for $65/month, and is living at 326 Paris Avenue, 10th Ward, City of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Living with him are: his wife, Olga Swenson (age 58) born in Michigan, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School; and his unmarried daughter, Helen Swenson (age 26) born in Michigan, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of College, a Stenographer at a Furniture Factory.

Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson, about 1940, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.


Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson.


Karl Ludwig "Carl" Swenson died January 5, 1956, at Rockford Municipal Sanatorium, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 64. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.


The Rockford Morning Star, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Friday, January 6, 1956

Karl Swenson Dies; Headed Businessmen

Services for Karl Ludwig  Swenson, 76, 326 Paris ave., who died early Thursday in Rockford Municipal sanatorium, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, 925 3rd ave. The Rev. Wilbert E. Benson, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial park. Friends may call in the funeral home from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight. Mr. Swenson was born in Rockford. He married Olga M. Larson June 6, 1906, in Ironwood, Mich. For 30 years he was a partner in the accounting firm of Swenson and Swenson, which for the last five years has been known as Swenson and Raby. Mr. Swenson was the first honorary director of the Seventh Street Business and Professional Men's association. He was a former treasurer of Emmanuel Lutheran church  and a member of the church's Pioneer society and Brotherhood. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Peterson and Mrs. E. G. Lancaster, both of Rockford; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters, including Mrs. Oscar S. Peterson, Polo, and Mrs. John Mosbell, Dixon; and a brother, Arthur Swenson, Rockford.


Karl Ludwig  Swenson Funeral Card.


Olga Maria (Larson) Swenson died October 20, 1965, in Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN, at age 83. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.


The Rockford Morning Star, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Saturday, November 5, 1966

Death Notices

Mrs. Olga Swenson

Olga Swenson, 415 Warren Ave., widow of K. Ludwig Swenson, died Thursday night in Rochester, Minn. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Verona Peterson, San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. E. G. Lancaster, Rockford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Wilbur Chritstenson Funeral Home, 925 3rd Ave., with burial in Arlington Memorial Park.


The Rockford Morning Star, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, Sunday, November 6, 1966

Complete Obituaries

SWENSON - Mrs. Olga M. Swenson, 84, 415 Warren Ave., died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 1966, in Rochester, Minn., after a brief illness. Born June 11, 1882, in Ishpeming, Mich., daughter of Mr. and Adolph Larson. Lived 60 years in Rockford, coming here from Ironwood, Mich. Married to Karl Ludwig Swenson in Ironwood, Mich., June 6, 1906. He died Jan. 5, 1956. Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Verona Peterson, San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. E. G. Lancaster, Rockford, with whom she resided; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in WILBUR CHRISTENSON FUNERAL HOME, 925 3rd Ave., with the Rev. Wilbert Benson, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. No visitation.