Carl Carlson, who is now serving as postmaster of Valparaiso, is discharging his duties in that connection with
efficiency and is also gaining commendation for his uniform courtesy. He was born on the 7th of December, 1881,
in Sweden, a son of Lars J. and Emma Matilda (Johnson) Carlson, both natives of that country, the former born on
the 12th of August, 1845, and the latter on the 28th of February, 1854. In 1882 they emigrated with their family
to the United States and took up their residence at Malmo, Nebraska. The father worked on various farms and on
the railroad and subsequently invested in real estate, becoming the owner of several town lots. He passed away
on the 16th of June, 1913, but is survived by his wife, who still lives at Valparaiso.
Carl Carlson attended the country schools for one year and was then a student in the schools at Raymond. Nebraska,
for eight years, after which he entered the highs school at Valparaiso. He was graduated therefrom in 1900 and
then matriculated in Bethany, Nebraska, where he took a year's business course. Subsequently he spent a year in
study at Luther Academy in Wahoo. From 1904 to 1908 he worked for the Golden Rod Telephone Company and held other
positions and was then in the employ of the Valparaiso State Bank in the capacity of clerk and bookkeeper until
the 15th of March, 1915, when he was appointed postmaster of Valparaiso. He is prompt and systematic in his work
and is managing the affairs of the office well.
Mr. Carlson is a stalwart democrat and takes the interest of a good citizen in everything relating to the public
welfare. Practically his entire life has been spent in this county and the fact that those who have known him from
his earliest boyhood hold him in the highest esteem is evidence that he possesses the characteristics that combine
to form a high type of manhood.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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