Bartel (Bartle) Olson Bartelson

On Monday of last week occurred the funeral of Bartle [sic] Olson, whose death occurred on the previous Saturday. He was buried in the Farmersville cemetery 7 miles southeast of Elliott. Pastor Holmgrain of the Lutheran church officiating. The deceased was over 88 years of age and had lived in this country 4 years with his son Peter Bartleson [sic] southwest of Elliott. He came from Sweden 25 years ago. A large number of relatives mourn his loss. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Peterson and daughter of Varna attended the funeral.

--Gibson Courier.  19 October 1894.

Andrew Johnson

The funeral of Andrew Johnson was held at his home which had been with C. L. Anderson at Farmersville. Rev. Waltz of Ludlow conducted the services and his service was beautiful and very appropriate. The funeral service was very largely attended and the floral offerings were very pretty and many in number.
Mr. Johnson was everybody's friend and everybody who knew him always thought well of him. For the past 8 months he has been confined to the house by rheumatism and Bright's disease, and was a patient sufferer.
Andrew Johnson was born December 21, 1834, at Istorp Sweden and came to America in 1872. Three years later he came to this vicinity and made his home with Mr. and Mrs. August Anderson. With them he remained 23 years and the rest of his life he lived with C.L. Anderson which has been 12 years. The deceased has no relatives but only neighbors and friends to mourn the loss. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Sweden. He was a great reader and student of the Bible and always did his best to follow its teaching. He was 75 years 3 months 7 days of age. He did not have an enemy on earth that anyone knows of and his life was one of usefulness and kindness. He dearly loved children and they in turn loved him. He will be greatly missed from the circles which he has just passed out of.

--Paxton Record.  7 April 1910.

Johanna Samelson (Samuelson)

Mrs. S. A. Samuelson (Samelson) of Farmersville, aged 56 years, 4 months, and 20 days, died yesterday morning, and her funeral will occur on Friday at 2:00, at the Farmersville church.

--Paxton Record. 21 April 1898.

Swan August Samelson (Samuelson)

Mr. Swan August Samuelson (Samelson), for many years an honored and respected citizen of Paxton, passed away on Friday afternoon at 1:15 at his home at 213 E. Ottawa. Seven years ago the deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time his health has been poorly. He has been bedfast since a year ago last August and during this time he has been tenderly cared for by his daughter, Miss Clara, and his other children. Mrs. Samuelson passed away 26 years ago and the children who remain to mourn the death of their father are John of Wyoming, Charles of Aberdeen, S.D., Mrs. Melvin Marshall of Roanoke, Illinois, Mrs. John Hanson of Eldred Minnesota, Luther of Rantoul, and Miss Clara of Paxton. Mr. Samuelson was a member of the Lutheran church and he was a fine gentleman, honored and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services took place on Monday afternoon at 1:00 and at the church at 2:00.

--Paxton Record.  18 December 1924.

Anna B. Anderson

No Obit.
Stone Reads:
Anna. B.
Wife of Jno. Anderson
Jan 8 1881
69 Yrs, 27 Ds.

Clara Ostrom

The funeral services of Mrs. Clara Ostrom were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ostrom six miles west of here Friday afternoon at 1:00 and at the Farmersville Lutheran church at 2:00. Rev. A.P. Westerberg of this city preached a very appropriate sermon for the occasion, using as a text Psalms 90:10-12.
At the home a selection was sung by a quartet. This was followed by scripture reading and a prayer by the pastor. At the church another seletion was rendered by the quartet which furnished very fine musis. Letters and telegrams of sympathy were read at the conclusion of the services at the church.
Interment took place at the Farmersville cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs Otto Nelson, G. A. Carlson, Levin Gustafson, Chas Parker, Chas Nelson, Peter Bartelson, C. F. Carlson, and August Dahl. Those who carried flowers were Mesdames Otto Nelson, Clara Skog, Gust Larson, G. A. Carlson and P. Anderson


Mrs. Clara Ostrom was born in the parish of Stro the province of Linkoping, Sweden, November 20, 1844. She arrived in America July 1, 1865, and settled in Whitehall Michigan were she was married August 20, 1965, to Claus August Ostrom. The couple removed to Farmersville in the spring of 1867. In 1909 the husband died and Mrs. Ostrom departed this life September 21 at the age of 70 years 10 months 1 day.
Mrs. Ostrom, as well as her husband, as long as he lived, were active members of the Farmersville church eer since its organization. She was a good Christian, setting an example in her consecrated life for her family and all who knew her. She leaves eleven children and sixteen grandchildren and one sister in Muskegon Michigan to mourn her. Her children are Charles A., Mrs. Ida Swanson, John A., Frank E., George O., Mrs Hannah Wesslund, Luther M., Otto R., Emma A. Ellenora, Ernest A.

-- Paxton Record.  30 September 1915.

Ludwig Carlson

Elliott - Frank Carlson, a son of C. F. Carlson, was drowned last Tuesday while in bathing. We have not received any particulars but at the last report the body has not been recovered.

--Gibson Courier.  1 June 1888.

The young man drowned in the Vermillion River on Decoration Day was Ludwig Carlson and not Frank, as we reported last week. The body was not found until Friday afternoon and had floated about 1/2 mile from the place he was drowned. The remains were interred in the Swedish cemetery on Saturday. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Ludwig was in his 18th year and was liked by all who knew him.

-- Gibson Courier.  8 June 1888.