Pullman Employee Charles Youngberg

According to the Swedish Husförhörslängder or household examination records 1882 to 1885*:

ArkivDigital online Svenarum AI 13 1882-1885 Image 424 page 414

Karl John Ljungberg left Sweden for North America in 1883. He doesn’t appear in the Swedish Utflyttning or moving out records in that or surrounding years, but I can confirm he arrived in America.

Americanized Charles Youngberg worked his adult life for the Pullman Palace Car Company. I don’t know if he participated in the famous strike, but he was surely affected by it since he worked for the company during that time period. Years ago I ordered and received his employment records from the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society.

Charles and his wife Frieda nee Tolf appear together in the 1920 census. The couple’s daughter Myrtle, her husband Joseph Friend and their grandson Norman live with them:  1920 US Census IL Youngberg, Carl and Frieda nee Tolf

This would be the last census in which Charles appeared. He died 20 days after the census was taken.

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.”

For cousins trying to place Charles and me in our family tree:

  • my maternal grandmother was Harriette Kathlyn TOLF (1909-1954); one of three children born to
  • Julia Christine Thompson (1888-1964) and Harry Wilhelm TOLF (1884-1964); one of three children born to
  • Augusta Sophia Landstrom (1858-1936) and Peter August TOLF (1858-1929); one of eight children (including sister Frida Katrina who married Charles Youngberg 07 May 1887) born to
  • Carl Tolf (1824-1890) and Helena Christina Åman (1822-1901).

Interested in collaborating on Youngberg family history? I can be reached at where2look4ancestors [at] gmail [dot] com.

My 2015 organizational goal for Charles is to bring all of his documentation from out-of-date to up-to-date on Ancestry, Dropbox, Family Tree Maker, and in his paper file.

*ArkivDigital online Svenarum AI 13 1882-1885 Image 424 page 414

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