Augusta Gustafson Nilsson was born 15 August 1853 in Övra Nösteröd, Goteborg och Bohus, Sweden to Gustaf Nilsson (Unknown-aft1856) and Beata Nilsdotter (1815-aft1895) and died 22 June 1922 Borgholm township, Minnesota, United States of internal injuries after being hit by a car. She married Peter Olson (1842-1922) 1876 in Sweden.


Offspring of Augusta Nilsson and Peter Olson (1842-1922)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Kristine Olson (1876-1956) 1876 John Norlander (1870-)
Oscar Gustaf Olson (1878-)
John Carl Olson (1880-)
Olga B. Olson (1886-)
William M. Olson (1891-)
George Olaf Olson (1893-1972) 27 September 1893 Minnesota, United States 4 August 1972 Rochester, Minnesota, United States Effie Larson (1897-1985)
Jenny M. Olson (1896-)
Arthur W. Olson (1899)

  • Mary married John Norlander (1870-1949) and here is her gravestone. Their children include Alfred, Wallace and Lois, per the 1920 census.
  • Olga married Einar Stromwall and had a daughter, Doris J. c1910.
  • Logically, but without verified sources: Jenny married Melvin Anderson and had at least one daughter, Gladys.

Augusta is listed as having 10 children, 8 surviving in the 1900 and 1910 census. It is possible that the two deaths were in Norway, at sea, or in the United States. Without a first name, specific dates or locations, and with a surname as popular as Olson, it is unlikely these two children will ever be discovered.


  • Beathe Nelson is listed as 80 and living in the same household in the 1895 Minnesota Census.
  • Gustaf Nelson is listed as her father on her death certificate.


  • August 21, 1853 in Skee, Goteborg, Och Bohus, Sweden to Gust. Nilsson and Beata Nilsdr.


Baptism records of the same town, Skee, show one other child born to parents Gust. Nilsson and Beata Nilsdr. Mathilda Gustafsson was born Nov 22, 1856, baptized Nov 26, 1856.


Census information shows that Augusta and Peter moved to Norway for an unknown duration before continuing on to the United States. Their first few children were born in Norway, then the family crossed the ocean and arrived in the United States in 1888.


Here's a link to the image of the headstone that Peter and Augusta share. Thanks to Kathy Merris Mills at Find-A-Grave


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • obituary
₪ Wedding
  • 1910 census
¶ Death
  • Death certificate