Search billions of records on

Cederholm, Samuel Johnson
B: Loberods, Skane, Sweden
M: Bengta (Betsey) Larson b. - d. 13 Oct 1894

FN: John Olson
MN: Karen Pranberg

Children of Samuel Cederholm and Bengta (Betsy) Larson:

Carrie Amanda Cederholm
B: 15 Dec 1873
M: William Ash

Ulricka Eleanora Cederholm
B: 06 Jul 1877
M: Emil Peterson (three children)

Ida Louisa Cederholm
B: 1893
M: Eugene Anderson (no children)

Betsy lost one son as an infant and twins at birth.

Samuel Johnson was so named because it was the custom in Sweden for the oldest son to take his father's first name and add "son". Samuel became a wood worker. When he graduated from carpenter school he (as was the custom) changed his name to Cederholm. He designed the museum in Stockholm, Sweden. He was born in Loberods, Skane, Sweden. Later he lived in Helsingberg.

He moved to America in 1865. He worked for a time in an apple orchard on Long Island. Then, he came to Cannon Falls, Minnesota to work for his father's brother. In 1867, he married Bengta (Betsey) Larson and started farming.

In 1884, the family moved to Red River community near Hallock, Minnesota. Betsy died 13 October 1894. After waiting several days for a circuit Lutheran Minister, she was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery at Red River. This was the first Lutheran church in Kittson County.

Samuel sold out and with the two younger girls moved back to Vasa near Cannon Falls to farm. Samuel retired in 1913 and moved to Cannon Falls. He died 16 May 1916 and was buried in the Red River Cemetery. He died of cancer of the stomach.

His mother, Karen Pranberg (or Pramberg), married John Olson in 1832. Both Karen and John lived to be 90. John had taken his father's first name and added "son" and so was John Olson even though his father was Ola Anderson.

Peter Larson and his wife, Ellan Pehars, were both born in Sweden in 1819.


Bengta (Betsy) b. 1844 in Skane, Sweden

Peter b. 1849

Ellan and family moved to America. 1854, Ellan and three children died of cholera in Chicago.

Peter and Betsy (only remaining child) moved to Vasa near Cannon Falls.

Ola Anderson

John Olson (1803 - 1893) m. Karen (or Carin) Pramberg (1809 - 1899) Miller by trade.

Samuel Johnson (1837 - 1916) m. Bengta Larson (1844 - 1894) became Cederholm.

Carrie Amanda Cederholm (15 Dec 1873 - 1941) m. William Ash (1869 - 1950)

Robert Ulrich Ash (1911 - 1946) m. Dorothy E. Gardiner (1912)

David James Ash (1939 m. Barbara R. Tripp (1940)

Paul Vaughn Ash (1966

M -- Allen Ash (1966 d. 1966

Karen Marie Ash (1969


Marilyn Catherine Ash (1942 - m. Lawrence Coleman (1964)

Christina Anne Coleman (1964

Thomas Dewey Coleman (1969

Ginger Dianne Coleman (1970


William Ash