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Johan Gottfrid (John) QUIST

Male 1862 - 1946  (83 years)

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  • Name Johan Gottfrid (John) QUIST 
    Born 20 Jul 1862  Träslövsläge, Hallands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In one of his birth records is something like “an unmarried Lundberg girl from Övregård.”
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation 1878 
    Died Mar 1946  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Mar 1946  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cora’s diary mentions only “Maurice’s uncle.” Because Oscar’s death is noted in 1950, the 1946 funeral must be John.
    • In the Swedish Birth Records, he is shown twice, once (Thorup) as the son of Fredrikka Lundberg, once (Tvååker) as the son of Emelie Wilhelmina Landberg. In neither case was there a father’s name. The 1877-1881 H.E. shows his birthplace as Träslöf which probably refers to Träslövsläge in Varberg Municipality, Halland. It’s a fishing village about 40 miles south of Gothenburg and a few miles west of Tvååker.

      Although not the son of Salomon, he is listed as Johan Gottfrid Salomonsson in the 1877-1881 Kånna Household Examination.

      Emigrated May 18, 1880, as Johan Gottfrid Salomonsson according to the out-migration record for Kånna. May be the John Godfridson, 18, servant, living with the Andrew Anderson family in Cannon Falls in the 1880 Goodhue County census. He may be the Johan Carlsson, born about 1862, who left Sweden on 8 April 1880 bound for New York. His place of origin was Torpa Halland län, Sverige, and his port of departure was Göteborg.

      A different John Gotfried Carlson married Martina Malin in Douglas County, Wisconsin, on 29 Jul 1899. This couple, as Gottfreid and Martina, and three of their children, lived in Duluth in the 1930 census.

      The oldest ... lived in Canada and supposedly never married.

      DHC believes that John died in Canada and that his sister Ida had his body transported to Minneapolis for burial.

      Identified as John Quist in Sandy’s obituary.

      May be the John Quist identified in the 1911 Canadian census as a pipe line worker in New Westminster, British Columbia.

      Bob recalls that John lived in one of Ida’s houses (across from the current Burger King) at 98th and Nicollet in Bloomington in the late 1930s. He lived there for only a few months before returning to Saskatoon, Canada. Bob recalls that John would carve linked chains 4-6 feet long out of blocks of wood.
    Person ID I15  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2019 

    Father Unknown 
    Mother Emelie/Emmeli Wilhelmina (Emma) LUNDBERG,   b. 20 Oct 1843, Rydö, Torup, Småland, Hallands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1903, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F10191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Quist
    John Quist
    Al Carlson's oldest brother (probably a half-brother). Probably taken in the 1930s when John was in his 70s.
    John Quist (?)
    John Quist (?)
    This is a small photo that was included with Al's pictures. It has printed on its front "Novelty Studio, 522 Tower Ave." Since Al kept it, it must be of someone in the family. From appearance, it could be a younger John Quist.
    Oscar Carlson, 70, and John Quist, 76
    Oscar Carlson, 70, and John Quist, 76
    In probably Id's handwriting on the back: "Was in Cannada 24th of Aug 1939 with John and Oscar." That must be Oscar on the left.
    John Salomonsson Quist
    John Salomonsson Quist
    John Quist 'My Happy Home'
    John Quist "My Happy Home"
    This is a postcard made in Canada. The only writing is Al's and he simply wrote "John."
    John Quist in Canada
    John Quist in Canada
    This is a postcard although it does not say that it was made in Canada. This appears to be the area where John lived at one time. There is no suggestion that he is in the picture. There is just one word written on it and it was not written by Al. The word appears to be "Basji" or "Baji."
    John Quist
    John Quist
    Al's oldest brother. Probably taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.