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Karsten Henrik (Charles) HENDRICKSON

Karsten Henrik (Charles) HENDRICKSON

Male 1855 - 1935  (80 years)

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  • Name Karsten Henrik (Charles) HENDRICKSON 
    Born 22 May 1855  Stensoya (Stone Island), Rørvik, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Luster bygdebok, in its record of Kari’s children, says that Charles was born in Namdalen in Nord-Trøndelag. That agrees with the birthplace designation of Rørvik.
    Christened Lækø, Leka, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1935-MN-021371 
    Occupation Machinist, stationary engineer 
    Died 6 Sep 1935  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Sep 1935  Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cora and Maurice attended funeral
    Notes 
    • Emigrated from Norway in 1872 and first settled in Wisconsin. Sometime between 1872 and 1880 he had moved to Minneapolis where he married Mari Eriksen, who may have lived in Wisconsin also.



      Charles was born to Henrik Hansen and Anna Christine Sendresen on an island close to Rorvik, Norway called Stone Island or Stensoya in a group of islands called Risvaersund.  Karsten Henrik Henriksen came to the U.S. in 1872 and first settled in Wisconsin. Sometime between 1872 and 1880 he had moved to Minneapolis where he married Mari Eirksen, who may have lived in Wisconsin also.

      Charles was a machinist for the Butler Manufacturing Co. for many years until 1922. In 1922, he joined his son Edgar in the Twin City Chandelier Manufacturing Co. In 1923-1925, and perhaps beyond, Charles was a fireman for the Strutwear Knitting Co.

      Charles’s address at the time of the 1890-91 Minneapolis city directory was 2630 13th Avenue South. His occupation was fireman at Washburn C Mill.

      In the 1885 Minnesota state census, he is Charley Hendrickson living in the 12th Ward of Minneapolis. The household consists of Charley, 30, Mary, 26, Henry, 0, and Charley Peterson, 25, probably a boarder. Everyone but Henry was born in Norway.

      In the 1895 state census, he and his family live at 2630 13th Avenue S. Charles is an engineer and has lived at the present address for 8 years and been in Minnesota for 14 years. No wife is listed so Mary has died by this time. Edwin is still living with the family. There seems to be a “domestic” living with them named Anna Wang, age 32.

      Charles and family were still living at 2630 13th Ave S. in Minneapolis at the time of the 1900 census (he was a widower by then). Charles is a stationary fireman. In that census, Edwin is not listed with the rest of Charles’s sons.

      In the 1905 Minnesota state census, the family is still living at 2630 13th Avenue S. Living with them are Ines M. Jensen, 27, and her daughter (apparently) Elna, 2, and Hulda Carlson, 49, and (perhaps her mother) Annie Carlson, 90. The Jensens were born in Denmark and had been in Minnesota for 1 month. The Carlsons were born in Sweden and had been in Minnesota for 32 years. Ines Jensen was a domestic, Hulda Carlson was a dressmaker. Charles was a blacksmith, Henry was a day laborer, and George was a skilled mechanic. Edwin was not living with the family.

      The 1909 Minneapolis city directory shows him living at 2630 13th Avenue South, occupation “oiler.”

      Charles lived at 2630 13th Avenue S until about 1913 when they moved to 4036 11th Ave. S. In 1917, they moved to 4032 11th Ave. S. (which may be the same house). All of the lots on the west side of 11th between 40th and 41st Streets are empty in the 1914 Minneapolis plat book. Thus, Charles was probably the first owner of 4032 11th. The confusion about the correct house number probably arose because there would have been several empty lots on either side of Charles’s house when they first moved in. Although there is a house at 4036, Charles’s house was probably the one at 4032, the address that seems to have been settled on.



      Charles’s obituary appeared in the Saturday, September 7th edition of the Minneapolis Tribune: “Charles Hendrickson, 81, a resident of Minneapolis for 56 years, died at St. Barnabas Hospital. His home was at 4032 11th Avenue S. Mr. Hendrickson was born in Namdalen, Norway. He is survived by his wife, seven sons, Henry, George, Theodore, Carson, Adolph, Edwin, and Arthur, a daughter, Mrs. Frank W. {sic} Carter, a brother, Christ Hansen of Minneapolis, four brothers and three sisters in Norway, 20 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Monday at 3 PM at the Enger Funeral Home, Grant Street and Park Avenue. Burial at Crystal Lake Cemetery.” {We don’t know who that great-grandchild was.}
    Person ID I504  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2020 

    Father Henrik HANSEN,   b. 7 Oct 1823, Klæbu, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1915, Rørvik, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Ane Kristine SENDRESEN,   b. 3 May 1825, Oslo, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1913, Rørvik, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1849  Leka, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary ERICKSON,   b. Abt 1859, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1894, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1883  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #00220408 as Charles Hendrickson and Mary Erickson
    Children 
     1. Henry Emil HENDRICKSON,   b. 27 Aug 1884, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1979, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. George HENDRICKSON,   b. 1 Jan 1886, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1955, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Theodore Christopher HENDRICKSON,   b. 13 Sep 1888, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1937, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Edgar O HENDRICKSON,   b. 3 Aug 1890, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1935, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Carson Marius HENDRICKSON,   b. 3 Aug 1890, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1981, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Adolph H HENDRICKSON,   b. Jun 1892,   d. 6 Jul 1960, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     7. Edwin P HENDRICKSON,   b. 23 Mar 1894, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1972, Washington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2010 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha BOWE,   b. Dec 1871, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1943, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 10 May 1907  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #01210339 as Charles Hendrickson and Matty Sevenes
    Children 
     1. Arthur Clarence HENDRICKSON,   b. 17 Jan 1908, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1974, Onamia, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Myrtle Christine HENDRICKSON,   b. 20 Jul 1910, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 2002, Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Photos
    Hendrickson outing, Summer, 1909
    Hendrickson outing, Summer, 1909
    A Hendrickson gathering. If that's Arthur to the right of Martha then this picture was taken in the summer of 1909. The leaning guy second from the right in the back is George Hendrickson. The woman on George's right is Caroline Ekum.

    On one version of the picture, which had been addressed to Claus Bowe in Viroqua, Martha Bowe Hendrickson had written in the margin, "This is at Wildwood above St. Paul. We are by our shanty where we cooked our coffee."  In the message part of the card, Martha had written: "Dear father, suppose you know us here  the girl next to Carolina is her cousin Christine Eckum. Charlie is by Mrs. Anderson  I am with Mr. Anderson just for fun   from your daughter"  (Spelling and punctuation are as written.)

    Christine Ekum, if she's Caroline's cousin, is most likely one of Mons Ekum's daughters. She may be the woman known as "Stina" who later - perhaps shortly after this picture was taken - married Peter Helgeson of Chippewa County.

    Cora's copy is also a postcard addressed to Cora Anderson, Viroqua Wis., Route 3, box 22. The following simple handwriting, all in pencil, has this message: "Dear Cora I do not know if I owe you or not I have forgotten but please write me soon your Aunite Martha." The postcard was postmarked from Minneapolis at Bloomington Station on October 9th (no year) at 3:30 PM with a green one-cent stamp.
    Hendricksons and Larsons
    Hendricksons and Larsons
    Apparently taken about 1913 when Charles would have been 56, Clara Munson 20, Sever 47, Arthur 5, Martha 41, Myrtle 3, Ada 3, and Louise 36. This would have been taken a little more than a year before Cora came to live with Martha and family for 3 months in late 1914. The backdrop appears to be of Minnehaha Falls so the picture was probably taken in Minneapolis.
    Last Modified 24 May 2010 
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Martha's sitting room, about 1913, in Minneapolis
    Martha's sitting room, about 1913, in Minneapolis
    Charles Hendrickson is seated with Arthur in his lap and Martha behind him. The year is about 1913, a year before Cora came to live with the Hendicksons for three months. The original is a postcard from Martha to Cora but apparently mailed in an envelope because there is no stamp or address on the card. The note on the card, in pencil with somewhat childish writing, is addressed to Cora Anderson and says, "Dear Cora suppose you think I have forgotten you but I think of you often dear Cora I know I ought to write but I am so busy it seems I never get done hope you will come to see me next summer stay all summer Dear Cora write to me your Auntie Martha."
    Charles Hendrickson and son Carson
    Charles Hendrickson and son Carson
    Charles was a machinist for the Butler Manufacturing Co. for many years. This may have been taken at his place of employment in 1915. Charles would have been 60 and Carson would have been 25.
    Henry and his father
    Henry and his father
    Taken in 1915, perhaps outside Charles's place of employment
    Charles Hendrickson
    Charles Hendrickson