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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday's Obituary ~ Carl Johan Youngberg

From the Chicago Daily News January 28, 1920 page 30;

"Youngberg - Charles J., aged 58 years. Jan. 26  at home, 1421 E 75th st., beloved husband of Freda Youngberg, fond father of Myrtle Elvira and Lawrence Youngberg.

Funeral Thursday Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. from late home to Swedish Mission Church, 74th st and Cottage Grove av., at 3 p.m.: interment Oakwoods. For information phone Stewart 77."

Carl/Charles was born Karl Johan 27 Oct 1861 in Svenarum Norregård Sweden to Anders Johan Johannisson and Ulrika Jonasdotter. Karl took the surname Ljungberg when he did his military service in Sweden.

He emigrated in 1883. Within months he began what would be a long career at the Pullman Palace Car Company building sleeping cars for the railroad.

Carl married my 2nd great-grandfather's sister Frida Tolf in Batavia Illinois 07 May 1887. They made their home in the Englewood area of Chicago.

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