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Carl Wiktor Gustafsson Liljequist

Carl Wiktor Gustafsson Liljequist

Male 1844 - 1916  (71 years)

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  • Name Carl Wiktor Gustafsson Liljequist 
    • Grandson Don Lilyquist recalled Charles was a very religious man, reading his bible and prayer books. Don also adds that his grandfather did not drink (a glass of wine at most) and that he was very formal in nature. For example, he would not like being referred to as Charlie.
    Nickname Charles 
    Born 07 Dec 1844  Älghult, Kronoberg, Småland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 23 May 1880  Quebec, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived aboard the ship SS Sardinian 
    • The Sardinian left Liverpool, England on 13 May 1880 and arrived on Quebec on the 23rd. Unfortunately, the passengers lists for ships leaving from Liverpool have all been lost in a fire.

      Ships passenger records from Goteborg , Sweden show one E.W. Liljeqvist, male, age 35, from Kraxmala Parish, Kalmar County, Sweden, departing the Port of Goteborg on 7 May 1880, destined for Chicago. He is not traveling with other family members. The ship sailed for Hull, England, a common port for travelers, who then took the train across England to the Atlantic port of Liverpool.
    C W Lilyquist - Passenger List
    C W Lilyquist - Passenger List
    SS Sardinian
    SS Sardinian
    Census Data 1 May 1885  Hammer, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charley Liljenquist - Age 39
    Antonette Liljenquist - Age 41
    Theodore Liljenquist - Age 1
    Ellef Anderson - Age 23 
    1885 Hammer MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1885 Hammer MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Citizenship 1 Dec 1885  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carl Liljequist Citizenship Paper
    Carl Liljequist Citizenship Paper
    Residence 28 Apr 1888  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He bought land in Hammer Township from the government on 23 May 1881, and it was patented (cleared to his name) in 1888. He bought 170.96 acres, valued at $2.50 per acre and purchased on promise to homestead it, the WNW and WSW parts of Section 30. The property is measured one mile north-to-south by one-quarter mile east-to-west. Charles sold it on 5 November 1886 for $1,100. In a shuffle of transactions that same year, he ended up being the mortgage holder on the property to P.G. Erickson for $700, who payed it off in 1904.

    The Liljequist homestead was about three miles northeast of Canby, with the railroad tracks running through the middle of the property.  
    • 170.96 Acres

      1 W 1/2NW 5TH PM No 115 N 45 W 3; 2 W 1/2SW 5TH PM No 115 N 45 W 3

      The west half of the NW corner, and the west half of the SW corner of section 30.
    Carl Lilyquist Land Patent
    Carl Lilyquist Land Patent
    Hammer Twp Plat Map
    Hammer Twp Plat Map
    1929 Plat Map of Hammer Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
    Census Data Jun 1895  Duluth Ward 7, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Lilyquist - Age 50
    Antonette Lilyquist - Age 51
    Theo Lilyquist - Age 12
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 9
    Eric Lind - Age 29
    Ellen Lind - Age 7
    Elsie Lind - Age 5
    Ed Solon - Age 28
    Egbert Solon - Age 23 
    1895 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1895 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 11 Jun 1900  Duluth Ward 7, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chas Lilliquist - Age 56
    Antonetta Lilliquist - Age 56
    Thedore Lilliquist - Age 16
    Ernest Lilliquist - Age 14 
    1900 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1900 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 29 Jun 1905  Duluth Ward 7, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Liliquist - Age 60
    Antonette Liliquist - Age 61
    Theodore Liliquist - Age 21
    Ernest Liliquist - Age 18
    Elouise A Peterson - Age 6 
    1905 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1905 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 29 Apr 1910  Cotton, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charlie W Lillyquist - Age 65
    Antonette Lillyquist - Age 65 
    • They moved to Cotton, Minnesota in 1910, along the river east of present Highway 53. Locals still refer to a bend in Bugbreak Road (just south of Cotton and about one mile east of US Highway 53) as Lilyquist Corner . A log cabin had been built on the property, and Charles built a one-story framed house. They did not farm or raise cattle there: there was no visible means of support.

      Ernest later sold it to a preacher and never got paid for it. The house was moved to Highway 53, just north of Cotton on the west side of what is now the divided area of the highway. It was torn down in the mid 1970's.

      Grandson Donald Lilyquist has a lease document which seems to indicate that Theodore owned the property and leased it to his parents for a minimal fee.
    1910 Cotton MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1910 Cotton MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Property Tent
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Property Tent
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Cabin
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Cabin
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Home
    Carl Lilyquist Cotton Home
    Died 23 Jul 1916  Cotton, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles died at home in Cotton, Minnesota, at the age of 71. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis, after an estimated duration of six months according to his attending physician, Dr. D.E. Siashon, who last saw him alive on 3 July 1916. He is buried in Duluth's Forest Hill Cemetery.

      His will, dated 8 July 1916, was witnessed by John Peterson and Hans L. Carter, both of Cotton. His estate, consisting of $1,600 in personal property, named Antonette as executrix. It was probated shortly after his death.
    Charles Lilyquist Death
    Charles Lilyquist Death
    Duluth News-Tribune
    Charles Lilyquist Funeral
    Charles Lilyquist Funeral
    Duluth News-Tribune
    Person ID P2312668356  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 

    Father Gustaf Peter Jonasson Liljeqvist,   b. 10 Feb 1812, Alghult, Kronoberg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1880  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Sophia Petersdotter,   b. 30 Dec 1822, Gronskan, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1870, Alghult, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 01 Sep 1839  Kraxmala, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F770  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mathilda Svensdotter,   b. 04 Aug 1845, Smoland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1927, Hallock, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1872  Kråksmåla, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ida Matilda Liljeqvist,   b. 23 Dec 1872,   d. 1899  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Antonette Engebretsdatter Baardseth,   b. 03 May 1844, Nedre Baardseth, Ringsaker, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1926, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1882 
    • No marriage record has been found. Family lore says they met in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Marriage may have taken place there or near Carl's home in Minnesota.
    Children 
     1. Theodore Lilyquist,   b. 05 Oct 1883, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1911, Minnnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Ernest Lilyquist,   b. 24 Jan 1886, Hammer Twp, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1971, Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet

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    Carl Liljequist
    Carl Liljequist

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    1906 Duluth Directory
    1906 Duluth Directory