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Genealogy / MATTSON

I've been a genealogist for a few years now. I can trace my MATTSON line back to my 10th great paternal grandfather, Gabiel Olafssen, born in Finland in 1609. My own Mattson's stayed in Finland until my 2nd great paternal grandfather, Anders Viktor Mattssen, left Finland in 1879 bound for the United States. Countless descendants of theirs still make their home in the UP. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the only geographical portion of the country where the majority of the populous can legitimately claim multiple Finnish ancestry. Below you'll find some pictures of my MATTSON line. You'll see headstone pictures, as well as scanned photographs of some of my relatives that have since died. I try & shy away from using pictures of living people without their permission, for obvious reasons. To view a picture in the original size, simply click
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Above is an original oil painting, depicting the Mattssen, or, Mattson family farm, located in Skutnaeba, Finland. This original copy hangs in the home of Lucile Alena [Mattson] Robinson.
Mattssen Farm, Skutnaeba Finland

Above is an original oil painting, depicting the Mattssen, or, Mattson family farm, located in Skutnaeba, Finland. This original copy hangs in the home of Lucile Alena [Mattson] Robinson.

Finnish Flag
Finnish Flag
Two of Salena's great grandparents migtrated from Finland. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the only geographical area of the country where the majority of the populous are able to claim multiple Finnish ancestry. They take it very serious. This same photograph can be seen in our, Newberry Michigan gallery.
My Blonde Fin

Two of Salena's great grandparents migtrated from Finland. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the only geographical area of the country where the majority of the populous are able to claim multiple Finnish ancestry. They take it very serious. This same photograph can be seen in our, "Newberry Michigan" gallery.

A young Fin riding for his people in the Newberry parade. This same photograph can be seen in our, Newberry Michigan gallery.
Finnish Pride

A young Fin riding for "his people" in the Newberry parade. This same photograph can be seen in our, "Newberry Michigan" gallery.

Normally, we'd not include this picture with this gallery. However, it's the only one in its own group. Shown above is James Johnson & his wife, Martha [Hansdotter] Johnson. They were the parents of three children, namely Hannah Sofia Johnson, shown next in this series. This is the only shot we have of these fine people. It's believed they lived around, Muskegon, MUskegon, MI.
James & Martha

Normally, we'd not include this picture with this gallery. However, it's the only one in its own group. Shown above is James Johnson & his wife, Martha [Hansdotter] Johnson. They were the parents of three children, namely Hannah Sofia Johnson, shown next in this series. This is the only shot we have of these fine people. It's believed they lived around, Muskegon, MUskegon, MI.

I've researched genealogy for almost two decades now. Every now & then you come across an old photograph that just grabs you. This one did that for me. This woman is simply, stunningly beautiful. Just look at those eyes. Hannah Sofia Johnson was one of four children & two daughters born to, James Johnson & his wife, Martha [Hansdotter] Johnson. She married, Anders Viktor Mattson & this couple shared 13 known children. Looking at this picture, I know how she ended up with thirteen children.
Hannah Sofia Johnson

I've researched genealogy for almost two decades now. Every now & then you come across an old photograph that just grabs you. This one did that for me. This woman is simply, stunningly beautiful. Just look at those eyes. Hannah Sofia Johnson was one of four children & two daughters born to, James Johnson & his wife, Martha [Hansdotter] Johnson. She married, Anders Viktor Mattson & this couple shared 13 known children. Looking at this picture, I know how she ended up with thirteen children.

Also known as, Andrew Victor Mattson. Andrew was the fifth of seven children, & the eldest son born to, Matts Mattssen & his wife, Brita Caisa Hallis [Andersdotter] Mattssen. On 11 October 1883, in Whitehall Michigan, he married, Hannah Sofia Johnson. Together this couple would share thirteen known children.
Anders Viktor Mattssen

Also known as, Andrew Victor Mattson. Andrew was the fifth of seven children, & the eldest son born to, Matts Mattssen & his wife, Brita Caisa Hallis [Andersdotter] Mattssen. On 11 October 1883, in Whitehall Michigan, he married, Hannah Sofia Johnson. Together this couple would share thirteen known children.

Shown above are, Andrew Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson.
The Mattson's

Shown above are, Andrew Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson.

We believe this picture to have been taken around 1940, in Newberry, Luce, MI
Hannah Sofia Mattson

We believe this picture to have been taken around 1940, in Newberry, Luce, MI

Shown above is the printed obituary for, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson, printed in the Newberry News, newspaper. It was printed 05 November 1943.
Obituary

Shown above is the printed obituary for, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson, printed in the "Newberry News", newspaper. It was printed 05 November 1943.

Shown above is the gravestone for Andrew V. Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. They both rest in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Mattson Stone

Shown above is the gravestone for Andrew V. Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. They both rest in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Charles was the third child of thirteen & the third son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. Charles was born in, Boyne City, Charlevoix, MI and died in, Covington, Kenton, KY. Around 1924 he married, Sydney M. Bond & together this couple shared seven known children. He rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Charles E. Mattson

Charles was the third child of thirteen & the third son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. Charles was born in, Boyne City, Charlevoix, MI and died in, Covington, Kenton, KY. Around 1924 he married, Sydney M. Bond & together this couple shared seven known children. He rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Sydney M. Bond was born in Sutton's Bay, Leelanau, MI, on 29 February 1904. Sometime around 1924 she married, Charles E. Mattson. This couple would have seven children together. Shown above is an article printed about Sydney printed in the, Newberry News.
Sydney M. Mattson

Sydney M. Bond was born in Sutton's Bay, Leelanau, MI, on 29 February 1904. Sometime around 1924 she married, Charles E. Mattson. This couple would have seven children together. Shown above is an article printed about Sydney printed in the, Newberry News.

Shown above is the shared gravestone for, Sydney M. [Bond] Mattson & her son, Russell Dale Mattson. They both rest in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI. Charles E. Mattson, Sudney's husband & Charles' father rests a short distance away.
Mattson Stone

Shown above is the shared gravestone for, Sydney M. [Bond] Mattson & her son, Russell Dale Mattson. They both rest in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI. Charles E. Mattson, Sudney's husband & Charles' father rests a short distance away.

Russell Dale Mattson was the fifth child of seven & the second eldest son to be born to, Charles E. Mattson & his wife, Sydney M. [Bond] Mattson. He rest in the Mattson Family Plot, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Russell Dale Mattson

Russell Dale Mattson was the fifth child of seven & the second eldest son to be born to, Charles E. Mattson & his wife, Sydney M. [Bond] Mattson. He rest in the Mattson Family Plot, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

George was the fifth child of thirteen & the fourth son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. He was born in White Hall Michigan, but later moved to Newberry, Luce, MI. It was in Newberry on 13 February 1918, that he married, Alma Alena Johnson. Together this couple would share six children. George was a veteran of the Great War, & the Swedisch language was his mother tongue.
George Emil Mattson

George was the fifth child of thirteen & the fourth son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson. He was born in White Hall Michigan, but later moved to Newberry, Luce, MI. It was in Newberry on 13 February 1918, that he married, Alma Alena Johnson. Together this couple would share six children. George was a veteran of the Great War, & the Swedisch language was his mother tongue.

This is the coolest shot. I presume this is a wedding photograph, however I don't honestly know. I scanned it from a box of pictures I found in the closet of my grandparents home. It shows, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson.
Wedding Photo

This is the coolest shot. I presume this is a wedding photograph, however I don't honestly know. I scanned it from a box of pictures I found in the closet of my grandparents home. It shows, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson.

Another photo of this fine couple. I believe the disfigurment shown on George's ear came from his experience in the Great War.
George & Alma Mattson

Another photo of this fine couple. I believe the disfigurment shown on George's ear came from his experience in the Great War.

Shown above is the 50th wedding anniversary party for, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson. This scan is of poor quality & I'm sorry about that. I didn't have a very good scanner when I scanned these, and I do not own the originals
50th Wedding Anniversary

Shown above is the 50th wedding anniversary party for, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson. This scan is of poor quality & I'm sorry about that. I didn't have a very good scanner when I scanned these, and I do not own the originals

Once again, a scanned photograph of my great grandparents, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson.
The Mattson's

Once again, a scanned photograph of my great grandparents, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson.

Above is the family gravestone for the Mattson family. It's located in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Mattson Stone

Above is the family gravestone for the Mattson family. It's located in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

George died in Newberry on, 23 July 1974. He rests next to his wife in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
George Emil Mattson

George died in Newberry on, 23 July 1974. He rests next to his wife in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Alma died in Newberry, Luce, MI on 15 April 1969. She's buried with her husband in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Alma Alena Mattson

Alma died in Newberry, Luce, MI on 15 April 1969. She's buried with her husband in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Lucille Alena Mattson was the eldest child of six born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 01 September 1918. In a double wedding ceremony, She married, Harold Everette Robinson in Newberry, Luce, MI on, 06 July 1944. The other couple was Harold's brother Herman & his bride, Irene [Lyski] Robinson. Together, Lucille & Harold would share seven children.
Lucille Alena Mattson

Lucille Alena Mattson was the eldest child of six born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 01 September 1918. In a double wedding ceremony, She married, Harold Everette Robinson in Newberry, Luce, MI on, 06 July 1944. The other couple was Harold's brother Herman & his bride, Irene [Lyski] Robinson. Together, Lucille & Harold would share seven children.

Shown above is a photograph of Harold Everette Robinson & his bride, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. The original reads on the back, Wedding Photo. Since they were married 06 July 1944, that's when we presume this shot was taken. Harold & Lucille were married in a double wedding ceremony with his brother, Herman Wesley Robinson & his own bride, Irene [Lyski] Robinson. Salena Marie [Robinson] Mann is in possession of an original copy of this photograph.
The Robinson's 1944

Shown above is a photograph of Harold Everette Robinson & his bride, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. The original reads on the back, "Wedding Photo". Since they were married 06 July 1944, that's when we presume this shot was taken. Harold & Lucille were married in a double wedding ceremony with his brother, Herman Wesley Robinson & his own bride, Irene [Lyski] Robinson. Salena Marie [Robinson] Mann is in possession of an original copy of this photograph.

What a wonderful photograph. Our only disappointment is that it's so small. Above we see Lucille Alena [Mattson] loved on by her husband, Harold Everette Robinson. I love this one.
War Bride

What a wonderful photograph. Our only disappointment is that it's so small. Above we see Lucille Alena [Mattson] loved on by her husband, Harold Everette Robinson. I love this one.

This shot was taken around 1965. From left to right we can see, Harold Everette Robinson, David Arthur, JoAnne Esther, Sandra Lee, Roy Raymond, Harold Everett Robinson II & Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. This shot was donated by Harold's daughter, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar.
The Robinson Family

This shot was taken around 1965. From left to right we can see, Harold Everette Robinson, David Arthur, JoAnne Esther, Sandra Lee, Roy Raymond, Harold Everett Robinson II & Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. This shot was donated by Harold's daughter, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar.

The original copy of this shot reads, Oct 1965. From left to right we can see, Roy Raymond, David Arthur, Donna Lou, JoAnne Esther, (holding Sharolynn Ann Macomber) Harold Everette, Harold Everett Robinson II, & Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. This shot was donated by Harold's daughter, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar.
The Robinson Family

The original copy of this shot reads, "Oct 1965". From left to right we can see, Roy Raymond, David Arthur, Donna Lou, JoAnne Esther, (holding Sharolynn Ann Macomber) Harold Everette, Harold Everett Robinson II, & Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson. This shot was donated by Harold's daughter, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar.

Here we see, David Arthur Robinson pinning a corsage onto his father's lapel, on his wedding day. Shown above, left to right we see, Harold Everette Robinson, his wife, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, and their son, David Arthur Robinson, on the day of his wedding to, Lois Marie St. Clair.
Robinson Wedding 1976

Here we see, David Arthur Robinson pinning a corsage onto his father's lapel, on his wedding day. Shown above, left to right we see, Harold Everette Robinson, his wife, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, and their son, David Arthur Robinson, on the day of his wedding to, Lois Marie St. Clair.

This was taken of the two families on the wedding day of their children. Both David Robinson, and his bride, Lois Marie [ST. CLAIR] Robinson, were the youngest of seven children born to their respective parents. Wow.
ST. CLAIR / ROBINSON

This was taken of the two families on the wedding day of their children. Both David Robinson, and his bride, Lois Marie [ST. CLAIR] Robinson, were the youngest of seven children born to their respective parents. Wow.

Shown above are David and his siblings, sans his elder sister, Sandra Sandy Lee [ROBINSON] Stever. This shot too, was taken 14 August 1976, in Newberry.
ST. CLAIR / ROBINSON

Shown above are David and his siblings, sans his elder sister, Sandra "Sandy" Lee [ROBINSON] Stever. This shot too, was taken 14 August 1976, in Newberry.

This shot was taken around 1976. It shows Harold Everette Robinson, his wife Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, their children & grandchildren. It was donated by, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar, daughter of Harold Everett Robinson II.
The Robinson Family

This shot was taken around 1976. It shows Harold Everette Robinson, his wife Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, their children & grandchildren. It was donated by, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar, daughter of Harold Everett Robinson II.

This is a shot of Harold Everett Robinson & his wife, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, during a celebration for their 50th wedding ceremony. They are surrounded by some of their grandchildren & great grandchildren. I have absolutely no idea who is who here, except a couple of people. Harold & Lucille are obvious. My wife, Salena Marie [Robinson] Mann, is shown second row, far right. Her brother, David Arthur Robinson Jr., is pictured top row, second from the left. This shot was donated for our use here by, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar. Thanks Amy.
50 Years of Robinsons

This is a shot of Harold Everett Robinson & his wife, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, during a celebration for their 50th wedding ceremony. They are surrounded by some of their grandchildren & great grandchildren. I have absolutely no idea who is who here, except a couple of people. Harold & Lucille are obvious. My wife, Salena Marie [Robinson] Mann, is shown second row, far right. Her brother, David Arthur Robinson Jr., is pictured top row, second from the left. This shot was donated for our use here by, Amy Lynn [Robinson] Piar. Thanks Amy.

Shown above is Salena Marie Robinson with her paternal granbdparents, on the night of her Sr. prom. Salena Marie Robinson is the daughter of, David Arthur Robinson & his wife, Lois Marie [St. Clair] Robinson. Shown above, left to right is, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, Salena Marie Robinson, and her grandfather, Harold Everette Robinson.
Prom

Shown above is Salena Marie Robinson with her paternal granbdparents, on the night of her Sr. prom. Salena Marie Robinson is the daughter of, David Arthur Robinson & his wife, Lois Marie [St. Clair] Robinson. Shown above, left to right is, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, Salena Marie Robinson, and her grandfather, Harold Everette Robinson.

We're guessing about the year of this photograph, but if we're not excatly correct, we're pretty close.
The Robinson's ca 1994

We're guessing about the year of this photograph, but if we're not excatly correct, we're pretty close.

Scanned from a newspaper artle about one of the organizations Lucille belonged to.
Lucille A. Robinson

Scanned from a newspaper artle about one of the organizations Lucille belonged to.

Shown above is the gravestone of, Lucille Alena [Mattson], Robinson. My own daughter, Hazelmarie Alena Rosina gets her name, Alena, from her great grandmother, Lucille Alena. She rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Lucille Robinson

Shown above is the gravestone of, Lucille Alena [Mattson], Robinson. My own daughter, Hazelmarie Alena Rosina gets her name, Alena, from her great grandmother, Lucille Alena. She rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Shown above is an old photograph of, Aunt Esther Mattson. Shwon with her are, George Raymond Mattson, Aunt Esther, Dorothy Esther Mattson & their sister, Lucille Alena Mattson. Esther lived to be 100 years old, passing away in Newberry in 2001. She also lived many years in the very house that my mother now calls home.
Esther [Steiker] Mattson

Shown above is an old photograph of, "Aunt Esther" Mattson. Shwon with her are, George Raymond Mattson, Aunt Esther, Dorothy Esther Mattson & their sister, Lucille Alena Mattson. Esther lived to be 100 years old, passing away in Newberry in 2001. She also lived many years in the very house that my mother now calls home.

George Raymond Mattson was the 2nd of 6 children & the eldest son born to, George Emil & Alma Alena [JOHNSON] Mattson on, 10 August 1920. On 28 July 1956, In Newberry, Luce, MI, he married, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick. Together, this couple shared three children. Shown above left to right, top to bottom, we see: Gerald Everett, John T., Barbara Jean, & Cindy Lou, HETRICK, standing with their mother, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick, Mattson. Shown sitting are: Rodney, George Raymond, & Gregory A. Mattson.
George Raymond Mattson

George Raymond Mattson was the 2nd of 6 children & the eldest son born to, George Emil & Alma Alena [JOHNSON] Mattson on, 10 August 1920. On 28 July 1956, In Newberry, Luce, MI, he married, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick. Together, this couple shared three children. Shown above left to right, top to bottom, we see: Gerald Everett, John T., Barbara Jean, & Cindy Lou, HETRICK, standing with their mother, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick, Mattson. Shown sitting are: Rodney, George Raymond, & Gregory A. Mattson.

Standing we see: Cindy Lou, Gerald Everett, & John T. Hetrick, standing next to their mother, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick, who is standing next to, Barbara Jean Hetrick. Sitting we see: Rodney, George Raymond, & Gregory A. Mattson.
George Raymond Mattson

Standing we see: Cindy Lou, Gerald Everett, & John T. Hetrick, standing next to their mother, Louise Pauline [ROBINSON] Hetrick, who is standing next to, Barbara Jean Hetrick. Sitting we see: Rodney, George Raymond, & Gregory A. Mattson.

As he was referred by my wife. Above we see, George Raymond Uncle Ray, Mattson, cutting wood with his mother inlaw, Othilla Tillie [HAHN] Robinson, Elsner
"UIncle Ray"

As he was referred by my wife. Above we see, George Raymond "Uncle Ray", Mattson, cutting wood with his mother inlaw, Othilla "Tillie" [HAHN] Robinson, Elsner

Ray Mattson died at his home, in the morning hours of, 09 August 2009. Above we see a photograph that was accompanied by his obituary, published online, by Beaulieu Funeral Home.
George Raymond Mattson

Ray Mattson died at his home, in the morning hours of, 09 August 2009. Above we see a photograph that was accompanied by his obituary, published online, by Beaulieu Funeral Home.

Above is the obituary for George Raymond Mattson, as printed in the Newberry News, on 12 August 2009, page 06
Obituary For Ray Mattson

Above is the obituary for George Raymond Mattson, as printed in the Newberry News, on 12 August 2009, page 06

Gregory A. Mattson was the second of three children born to, George Raymond Mattson & his wife, Louise Pauline [Robinson] Mattson on 24 April 1959. He died in Newberry, Luce, MI on, 30 May 2007. He rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Gregory A Mattson

Gregory A. Mattson was the second of three children born to, George Raymond Mattson & his wife, Louise Pauline [Robinson] Mattson on 24 April 1959. He died in Newberry, Luce, MI on, 30 May 2007. He rests in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Dorothy E. Mattson is the third of six children & the second daughter born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on 18 April 1923. Dorothy married, Viles Henry Martindale & together this couple share four known children.
Dorothy E. Mattson

Dorothy E. Mattson is the third of six children & the second daughter born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on 18 April 1923. Dorothy married, Viles Henry Martindale & together this couple share four known children.

Above we see Alma Alena [JOHNSON] Mattson, with her daughter, Dorothy Esther Mattson. This photo was scanend by, Salena Marie [ROBINSON] Mann.
JOHNSON / MATTSON

Above we see Alma Alena [JOHNSON] Mattson, with her daughter, Dorothy Esther Mattson. This photo was scanend by, Salena Marie [ROBINSON] Mann.

Eleanor Jean Mattson was the fourth child & third daughter born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 31 October 1935. She married, Willard Martindale, we presume a brother to Viles. Eleanor Jean [Mattson] Martindale & her husband, Willard Martindale shared seven children together.
Eleanor Jean Mattson

Eleanor Jean Mattson was the fourth child & third daughter born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 31 October 1935. She married, Willard Martindale, we presume a brother to Viles. Eleanor Jean [Mattson] Martindale & her husband, Willard Martindale shared seven children together.

William Andrew Mattson was the fifth child of six & the second son born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 15 July 1930. On, 06 June 1951 he married, Shirley Ann Monica, and together this couple shared six children. William died on, 20 November 2002. He rests in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
William Andrew Mattson

William Andrew Mattson was the fifth child of six & the second son born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 15 July 1930. On, 06 June 1951 he married, Shirley Ann Monica, and together this couple shared six children. William died on, 20 November 2002. He rests in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

The gravestone marker for, William Andrew Mattson & his wife, Shirley Ann [Monica] Mattson.
Mattson Stone

The gravestone marker for, William Andrew Mattson & his wife, Shirley Ann [Monica] Mattson.

This stone clearly shows William, Bill as a veteran of the Korean conflict.
William A Mattson Stone

This stone clearly shows William, "Bill" as a veteran of the Korean conflict.

Paul Richard Mattson was the youngest of six children & the third son born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 02 June 1934. He married, Margaret Smith & together this couple shared five children. Paul died on, 12 December 1993 & rests in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.
Paul Richard Mattson

Paul Richard Mattson was the youngest of six children & the third son born to, George Emil Mattson & his wife, Alma Alena [Johnson] Mattson on, 02 June 1934. He married, Margaret Smith & together this couple shared five children. Paul died on, 12 December 1993 & rests in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI.

Shown above are, Paul Richard Mattson, with his sister, Eleanor Jean Mattson, and, his brother, William Andrew Mattson.
Mattson Children

Shown above are, Paul Richard Mattson, with his sister, Eleanor Jean Mattson, and, his brother, William Andrew Mattson.

The gravestone ofr, Paul Richard Mattson.
Mattson Stone

The gravestone ofr, Paul Richard Mattson.

Archibald Andrew Mattson was the sixth child of thirteen & the fifth son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 26 January 1897. Not much is known to us about Archibald. What I know, I got from my grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson's, notes. I know he married a woman named, Ruth, around 1919 & had three children; a son & twin girls.
Archibald A. Mattson

Archibald Andrew Mattson was the sixth child of thirteen & the fifth son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 26 January 1897. Not much is known to us about Archibald. What I know, I got from my grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson's, notes. I know he married a woman named, Ruth, around 1919 & had three children; a son & twin girls.

Shown above is Archibald Andrew Mattson in his U.S. Army uniform. He was a veteran of the Great War. He died 23 November 1949 in Lansing, Ingham, MI.
Archibald A. Mattson

Shown above is Archibald Andrew Mattson in his U.S. Army uniform. He was a veteran of the Great War. He died 23 November 1949 in Lansing, Ingham, MI.

Margaret was a twin born to, Archibald Andrew Mattson & his wife, Ruth. She has a twin sister and a brother. We do not know that ages of these Mattson's, nor where they are to date. I scanned these pictures from a group my grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, had in her closet.
Margaret Mattson

Margaret was a twin born to, Archibald Andrew Mattson & his wife, Ruth. She has a twin sister and a brother. We do not know that ages of these Mattson's, nor where they are to date. I scanned these pictures from a group my grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, had in her closet.

Maytha Mattson was a twin to Magaret. These girls also have a brother; Kenneth. I do not know any more information than that. I wish I did. My husband fell in love with this picture, almost the same as he did with Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson's picture.
Maytha Mattson

Maytha Mattson was a twin to Magaret. These girls also have a brother; Kenneth. I do not know any more information than that. I wish I did. My husband fell in love with this picture, almost the same as he did with Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson's picture.

Harry M. Mattson was the 7th child & the 6th son born to, Andrew V. Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 04 October 1900, in Glen Arbor, MI. On 03 April 1926, in Newberry, he married, Esther Steiker. Together this couple shared 03 sons. Harry died in Newberry, in 1961. He's buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry. A photograph of Esther can be seen a few rows up, sititng with her nephew & neices, George Raymond, Dorothy E., & Lucille Alena, Mattson. Harry M. Mattson & his wife, Esther [Steiker] Mattson made their home in the very same house as my mother, Lois Marie [St. Clair] Robinson, does now.
Harry M. Mattson

Harry M. Mattson was the 7th child & the 6th son born to, Andrew V. Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 04 October 1900, in Glen Arbor, MI. On 03 April 1926, in Newberry, he married, Esther Steiker. Together this couple shared 03 sons. Harry died in Newberry, in 1961. He's buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry. A photograph of Esther can be seen a few rows up, sititng with her nephew & neices, George Raymond, Dorothy E., & Lucille Alena, Mattson. Harry M. Mattson & his wife, Esther [Steiker] Mattson made their home in the very same house as my mother, Lois Marie [St. Clair] Robinson, does now.

The gravestone marker for, Harry M. Mattson & his wife, Esther [Steiker] Mattson. They rest together in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.
Mattson Stone

The gravestone marker for, Harry M. Mattson & his wife, Esther [Steiker] Mattson. They rest together in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.

Gravestone in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.
Harry M. Mattson

Gravestone in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.

Gravestone in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.
Esther [Steiker] Mattson

Gravestone in Forest Home Cemetery, Newbrry, Luce, MI.

Marian L. Mattson was the eighth child of thirteen & the second daughter born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 22 November 1904, in Boyne Falls, Michigan. On 26 December 1924 in, Iron Mountain, Michigan, she married, Norman Shelson. Together Marian & Norman would share eight known children. She died in Bangor Bay Michigan on, 14 July 1990. She's buried in Oak Rudge Cemetery, Boyne City, Leelanau, MI.
Marian L. Mattson

Marian L. Mattson was the eighth child of thirteen & the second daughter born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on, 22 November 1904, in Boyne Falls, Michigan. On 26 December 1924 in, Iron Mountain, Michigan, she married, Norman Shelson. Together Marian & Norman would share eight known children. She died in Bangor Bay Michigan on, 14 July 1990. She's buried in Oak Rudge Cemetery, Boyne City, Leelanau, MI.

Margaret was the third of eight children born to, Norman Shelson & his wife, Marian L. [Mattson] Shelson. Shown above is the obituary printed for her in the Bay City Michigan newspaper.
Margaret Ann Shelson

Margaret was the third of eight children born to, Norman Shelson & his wife, Marian L. [Mattson] Shelson. Shown above is the obituary printed for her in the Bay City Michigan newspaper.

The notes of my paternal grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, show Mike Shelson as a twin. However the notes don't say to which of his siblings he was a twin with. Michael Shelson was one of eight known children born to, Norman Shelson & his wife, Marian L. [Mattson] Shelson. Now, you know, excatly what I do about this young Mattson.
Michael Shelson

The notes of my paternal grandmother, Lucille Alena [Mattson] Robinson, show Mike Shelson as a twin. However the notes don't say to which of his siblings he was a twin with. Michael Shelson was one of eight known children born to, Norman Shelson & his wife, Marian L. [Mattson] Shelson. Now, you know, excatly what I do about this young Mattson.

Theodore Mattson was the ninth child of thirteen & the seventh son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson in Boyne City, Leelanau, MI, in April of 1907. Our notes show he married, Silvia Agnes, but not when or where. Together he & Silvia shared at least one known child together, John Mattson. Theodore Mattson died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WS on, 25 November 1953.
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Theodore Mattson was the ninth child of thirteen & the seventh son born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson in Boyne City, Leelanau, MI, in April of 1907. Our notes show he married, Silvia Agnes, but not when or where. Together he & Silvia shared at least one known child together, John Mattson. Theodore Mattson died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WS on, 25 November 1953.

Minnie Florence Mattson was the tenth known child & the third daughter born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on 06 March 1909, in Boyne City, Leelanau, MI. Our notes show that she married, Elmer Michael Lent & togetehr this couple shared a son, Michael. She & Elmer migrated to Newberry, Luce, MI in 1913. She died there on 03 January 1955, & is buried in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI with her husband.
Minnie Florence Mattson

Minnie Florence Mattson was the tenth known child & the third daughter born to, Andrew Victor Mattson & his wife, Hannah Sofia [Johnson] Mattson on 06 March 1909, in Boyne City, Leelanau, MI. Our notes show that she married, Elmer Michael Lent & togetehr this couple shared a son, Michael. She & Elmer migrated to Newberry, Luce, MI in 1913. She died there on 03 January 1955, & is buried in, Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, MI with her husband.

The gravestone marker for, Elmer Michael Lent & his wife, Minnie Florence [Mattson] Lent.
Lent Stone

The gravestone marker for, Elmer Michael Lent & his wife, Minnie Florence [Mattson] Lent.

Michael is the only known child born to, Elmer Michael Lent & his wife, Minnie Florence [Mattson] Lent. Nothing more is known of this man.
Michael Lent

Michael is the only known child born to, Elmer Michael Lent & his wife, Minnie Florence [Mattson] Lent. Nothing more is known of this man.

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Flag Vom Karleby
Shown above is a contemporary photograph of the town of Karleby, Finland.
Karleby Finland

Shown above is a contemporary photograph of the town of Karleby, Finland.

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Finland