Paulson
Family Vital
Records
Simon Paulson was born about 1840 in Norway.
He married
Ellen Marie Peterson.
January 7, 1873 in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
They had eight children:
Peter, Louis, John, Bertha, Ella, Henry, Samuel, Eli

The 1905 census of Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota indicates a James Paulson age about 15,
also living with this family. If anyone knows if this was
also a child of Simon or if you know what ever happened to James,  please contact me.

Simon died about June 30, 1909 in Aberdeen, South Dakota at the age of 69
Obituary 1
Obituary 2

I have no further information on Ellen
Peter was born
September 10, 1873 in Rushford, Minnesota.
He never married.

Peter died January 20, 1950 in Carlton, Minnesota at the age of 76.
He is buried at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Obituary                         Death Certificate
Louis was born
April 26, 1875 in Rushford, Minnesota.
He never married.

Louis died December 1, 1947 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 72.
He is buried at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Obituary                         Death Certificate
John was born
March 1, 1878 in Rushford, Minnesota.
He married Clara Saltness.
(They divorced)

They had 3 children:
Maurice
Death Certificate    Funeral Card
Glenn
Percy

John died June 5, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 74.
He is buried at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota
Obituary                         
Death Certificate
L to R: Maurice, Glenn
& John
Carl Farnum & Silver
Early 1940's
Bertha
Bertha and Son?
If you can help
identify this man
please
e-mail me.
Ellen Marie
was born July 31, 1884 in Grant County, SD

I have no further information on this child.
Ella was born August 1, 1885 in Milbank, SD
In about 1913 she married
Andrew Ernest West son of John E. and Hannah Larson West.
He was born October 4, 1879
He died January 3, 1953
      
Obituary              Death Certificate     

Headstone
Thank you to Findagrave member, Lori for Andrew's Headstone photo.

They had no children
They divorced and Andrew moved in with
his sister Anna Sophie West Paulson (see below)

Ella died September 3, 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 68.
She is buried at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota
Obituary                         Death Certificate
Ella and Andrew West
Henry
was born February 8, 1886 in Milbank SD
He married Anna Sophie West.

There is a record for a stillborn baby boy at the Yellow Medicine County Courthouse.
The records is as follows: Child death, male, not named. Born and Died March 3, 1919
Stillborn, Mother and Father: Henry Paulson & Anna West.

There is a brief item in my grandfather's journal for
February 26, 1956:
"Henry, Anna, Josephine and Minnie came to visit....
....fixed them lunch."


Henry died July 29, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 74.
He is buried in Grandview Cemetery in Gary, South Dakota
Obituary                         
Death Certificate
Samuel (also called Simon)
was born June 8, 1889 in Grant County, SD.
(1) He married Emma Husby (They divorced)
They had three children:
Delores
Eletta
Eletta died before she reached the age of 1 year  
Death Certificate
Madeline

(2) He then married Belle.
(They divorced)

Samuel died April 19, 1945 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 55.
He is buried at Elmhurst Cemetry in St. Paul, Minnesota
Obituary                         Death Certificate
Henry Paulson
Photo of Carl Farnum and Silver from the collection of
Vern Farnum
Thank you Vern!

All others from the family photos of Bertha Paulson Farnum Betlach.

If you have any Paulson information you would be willing to share,
or if you think you can help me identify some other Paulson photos I have that I have not
posted on this site, please contact me.