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Emma Christine Lett

Emma Christine Lett

Female 1858 - 1901

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  • Name  Emma Christine Lett  [1, 2
    Born  22 Oct 1858  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1860  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Emma Lett, age 1, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1870  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Emma Lett, age 11, female white, born in Iowa, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, attended school during the census year
    Census  1880  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Emma C. Lett, white, female, age 21, daughter, single, occupation keeping house, born in Iowa, father born in Sweeden, mother born in Sweeden
    Iowa State Census  1885  Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Emma Abrahamson, 76 Township, Range 5, Section 35; Address NW NE; age 25, female, married, occupation keeping house, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father's nativity: foreign, mother's nativity: foreign
    Iowa State Census  1895  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Emma C. Abrahamson, age 37, female, married, born Des Moines County Iowa, father of foreign birth, keeping house, religion Methodist
    Census  1900  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Emma Abrahamson, wife, white, female, born October 1858, age 41, married, first married at age 19, four children born, four living, born in Iowa, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden, could read, could write, could speak English
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [8
    • Emma C. (Lett) Abrahamson; Born: October 22, 1858; Died: January 1, 1901; Age: (none); Relationship/Epitaph: WIFE; Line Number: 1244; Kossuth Cemetery; Yellow Spring Township
    Died  1 Jan 1901  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7, 8
    Buried  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Person ID  I1038  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  Charles H. Lett,   b. 5 Sep 1819, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1905, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Caroline Johnson,   b. 16 Jul 1824, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1904, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  1848  [13
    Married  1849  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  1862  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • By 1862 they were living in Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Charles H., Caroline Lett, and Caroline's mother, Catherine Johnson's grave is located at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Charles Lett. September 5, 1819 - February 16, 1905. Caroline, His Wife. July 16, 1824-May 28, 1904. Grand-Mother, Catherine Johnson, July 1794 - January 1879"
    The Headstone of Charles H. anb Caroline (Johnson) Lett, and Her Mother, Catherine Anna Johnson
    The Headstone of Charles H. anb Caroline (Johnson) Lett, and Her Mother, Catherine Anna Johnson
    Photos
    Charles H. and Walter Theodore Lett
    Charles H. and Walter Theodore Lett
    Charles H. Lett, who immigrated from Sweden in 1849, and his youngest son, Walter Theodore Lett, taken in about 1890.
    General Newsprint
    Neighboring Towns; Mediapolis
    Neighboring Towns; Mediapolis
    A report that out-of-town family members, William A. and Frank H. Lett, and Julius Elbridge "Abe" Abrahamson, had been in Mediapolis, Iowa, for the funeral of Charles H. Lett.
    Family ID  F45  Group Sheet

    Family  August Frederik "Gus" Abrahamson,   b. 2 Jul 1852, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1906, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Mar 1881  Methodist Episcopal Church, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: August Abrahamson; Groom's Birth Date: 1853; Groom's Birthplace: Sweden; Groom's Age: 28; Bride's Name: Emma C. Lett; Bride's Birth Date: 1859; Bride's Birthplace: Iowa; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 31 March 1881; Marriage Place: Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Abram Johnson; Groom's Mother's Name: Johanna Peterson; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Lett; Bride's Mother's Name: Caroline Johnson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02685-2; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675642; Reference Number: CN 72; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Newspaper Article  30 Oct 1890  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Morning Sun News 
    • THE NEWS.
      MORNING SUN, IOWA.
      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1890.

      Gus Abrahamson is moving to his farm south of town to-day.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • August Frederik "Gus," Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson, and an Infant Son's grave is located at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Abrahamson, August F. July 2, 1852 - October 20, 1906; Emma C. Lett, His Wife. October 22, 1858 - January 1, 1901; Infant Son." In addition to a photograph of the full stone, there is a closeup of the epitaph.
    The Headstone of August Frederik and Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson, and an Infant Son (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of August Frederik and Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson, and an Infant Son (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of August Frederik and Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson, and an Infant Son (2 of 2)
    The Headstone of August Frederik and Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson, and an Infant Son (2 of 2)
    (A closeup of the epitaph on the stone)
    Children 
    >1. Franklin Albert Theodore "Frank" Abrahamson,   b. 5 Jan 1882, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1953, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Julius Elbridge "Abe" Abrahamson,   b. 15 Jul 1884, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 7 Mar 1992
    >3. Eva Leota Abrahamson,   b. 22 Jun 1889, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1964, rural Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William Rollin "Roy" Abrahamson,   b. 9 May 1894, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1962, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. (Infant Son - 21677) Abrahamson,   b. Aft 1900,   bur. Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    The Marriage Photograph of Emma Christine Lett and August Frederic Abrahamson
    The Marriage Photograph of Emma Christine Lett and August Frederic Abrahamson
    Emma and August were married March 31, 1881, in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Des Moines County, Iowa.
    General Newsprint
    The News
    The News
    A Notice that August Frederic "Gus" Abrahamson Was Moving His Family South of Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F541  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson
    Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson
    Emma Lett married August Frederic Abrahamson on March 31, 1881. Emma was born in 1858 and died in 1901. She and August are buried at the Kossuth cemetery near Mediapolis. They had five children: Franklin Albert Theodore "Frank" Abrahamson, Julius Elbridge "Abe" Abramanson, Eva Leota (Abrahamson) Mullahy, William Rollin "Roy" Abrahamson, and an infant son who apparently was not named, who is buried near them at Kossuth.

  • Sources 
    1. [S569] Lett, William A. - Obituary, (originally published in The Keithsburg News, March 8, 1915; Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois).

    2. [S3279] World Connect - Greggs and Some Quaker Links: retyrd, (last updated: 2007-12-03 15:53:09 UTC (Mon) , contact: Frank) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1870 US Census, Huron Township, p 17
      Des Moines County, p. 516
      Sutro Library, San Francisco, roll #388

      Emma Lett, age 11

    4. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 4).
      Section 3, Kossuth Cemetery

    5. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      1895 Iowa Census; Des Moines County; Yellow Spring Township, page 28; Sutro Library Microfilm #553, roll POL-H-425, reel 33 of 12, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm

    6. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 19A, page number: 373; enumeration date: June 28, 1900

    7. [S607] Abrahamson, August Frederik "Gus," Emma Christine (Lett) and Infant Son - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Kossuth Cemetery in Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "No Reins" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 16329126, 16329135 & 16329142) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page No. 207 (747); Post Office Burlington; July 20, 1860

    10. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Page Number: 17, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 516, Post Office: Huron; enumerated on August 3, 1870

    11. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page 7, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 103, Sheet 40C; Enumerated on June 9, 1880

    12. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 184; Roll: IA1885_222

    13. [S142] Lett, Charles H. - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, February 23, 1905; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897).

    15. [S144] Lett, Charles H. and Caroline (Johnson) and Catherine - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Douglass and Minnie Lett) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S94] LDS Online Record, Film #: M587111 (Reliability: 2).

    17. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S606] Abrahamson, August Frederik "Gus" - Moving South of Morning Sun, Iowa, (originally published in The Morning Sun News, page 4, October 30, 1890; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).