History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
C. M. Carlson Biography
C. M. Carlson, owner of the Nickel Plate Hotel, and dealer in groceries, corner 20th and Peach streets, Erie, was born in Sodermanland, Sweden, in 1836, and was raised there to the farming business.
In 1873, he came to America, and settled here, and worked at the manufacturing business till 1877, when he engaged in his present business, which he has since successfully conducted.
He was married in Sweden, in 1857, to Charlotte Erickson. They have one son and six daughters - Charlotte Amelia (wife of A. Anderson, of Erie), Clara Matilda, August C., Anna, Jennie, Nellie and Ada.
Mr. Carson is an active member of the A.O.U.W. and I.O.O.F. societies.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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