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August Frederik "Gus" Abrahamson

August Frederik "Gus" Abrahamson

Male 1852 - 1906

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  • Name  August Frederik "Gus" Abrahamson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Gus 
    Born  2 Jul 1852  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • August Frederic's name was also written as "August Gustav" Abrahamson.
    Immigration  1872  United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Sweden 
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Single, boarding with the family of Charles and Sophia Linder and their children: Cary, Oscar, and Guy, Sophia's mother, Carry Johnston, fellow boarder Fred Hall. All except for the two youngest children were born in Sweden:) Line Number 14, Dwelling Number 75, Family Number 18: Charles Linder, white, male, age 34, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Sophia Linder, white, female, age 32, wife, married, occupation keeping house, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Cary Linder, white, female, age 4, daughter, born in Iowa, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Oscar Linder, white, male, age 1, son, born in Iowa, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Guy Anderson, white, male, age 10, adopted son, attended school during the census year, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Carry Johnston, white, female, age 73, mother-in-law, widowed/divorced, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Fred Hall, white, male, age 26, boarder, single, occupation farmer, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

      Gus Abrahamson, white, male, age 28, boarder, single, occupation farmer, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden
    Iowa State Census  1885  Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Emma, living with her and sons Frank and Julius Abrahamson:) Line number: 13, Dwelling number: 404, Family number: 103: August Abrahamson, 76 Township, Range 5, Section 35; Address NW NE; age 32, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Sweden (abroad), father's nativity: foreign, mother's nativity: foreign, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
    Iowa State Census  1895  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Married to Emma C., living with her and children: Frank T., Julius E., "Evva" L., and Roy R. Abrahamson:) Line #12, Dwelling #147, Family #147: August F. Abrahamson, age 42, male, married, born in Sweden, father of foreign birth, occupation farmer, religion Methodist
    Biography  1897  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Yellow Spring and Huron 
    • Gust. Abrahamson married Emma Lett, and lives on part of the Buffalo Spring farm. Has four children.
    Census  1900  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Married to Emma, living with her and children: Frank A., Julius, Eva, and William Abrahamson:) Line #43, Dwelling #434, Family #439: August Abrahamson, head of household, white, male, born July 1852, age 47, married, first married at age 19, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden, immigrated to the United States in 1872, 28 years in the US, naturalized, occupation stone mason, 2 months not employed previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, home owned, free of mortgage, a house not a farm
    City Directory  1902/1903  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • (From the Burlington City Directory:) August T. (sic) Abrahamson, Mediapolis, stone mason, residence Main, corner Marion.

      (A second entry, page 566:) Abrahamson, A. F (sic), Yellow Spring Township, Mediapolis.
    City Directory  1904/1905  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • A. F. Abrahamson, Mediapolis, stone mason, residence Main, north side.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (August was a widower by 1905, he was Listed with his children: F.A.T. (Frank), Eva L., Julius, and William Abrahamson:) A. F. Abrahamson, Card Number: 209; Post Office Address: Mediapolis: Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Died  20 Oct 1906  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7, 8, 15
    Death Notice  25 Oct 1906  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Gus Abrahamson died at his residence on East Main street Saturday afternoon, October 20. He was fifty-three years of age and leaves four children, three sons and one daughter. Mr. Abrahamson was a stone mason and had been working for a number of years for the Rock Island railroad.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [8
    • August F. Abrahamson; Born: July 2, 1852; Died: October 20, 1906; Age: (none); Line Number: 1243; Kossuth Cemetery; Yellow Spring Township
    Buried  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Person ID  I6148  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  Abram Johnson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Johanna Peterson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F19862  Group Sheet

    Family  Emma Christine Lett,   b. 22 Oct 1858, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1901, 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  [4
    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
    August Frederic Abrahamson
    August Frederic Abrahamson
    August Abrahamson was born in Sweden in 1852 and died in 1906 in Iowa. He married Emma Christine Lett, the daughter of Charles H. and Caroline (Johnson) Lett. They lived in Des Moines County, Iowa, and had five children.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of August Frederic 'Gus' Abrahamson
    The Obituary of August Frederic "Gus" Abrahamson
    Gus Abrahamson was born in Sweden July 2, 1852. In 1872 he immigrated to the United States where he married Emma Christine Lett (1858-1901) March 31, 1881. They had five children.

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

    2. [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

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

    4. [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).

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

    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. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 11, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 127, Sheet 475C; Enumerated on June 8, 1880

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

    11. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S7962] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1902-1903, (Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Proprietor, The Keen-Hafner Mfg. Co., Printing and Binding. Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 576 (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S7963] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1904-1905, (Copyright 1904, by Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Printer; (Printed) C. Lutz & Sons, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 503 (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    15. [S4177] Abrahamson, August Frederik "Gus" - Death Notice, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, October 25, 1906; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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