Guide to the Pauline Paulson Hendrickson Biography, 1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Mabel Hendrickson
Guide to the Pauline Paulson Hendrickson Biography
1980 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Pauline Paulson Hendrickson, who came to the United States with her family as a child. In 1872 she married another Norwegian immigrant and they settled in Minnesota and had seven children. She died in 1927.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
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This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Pauline Paulson Hendrickson was born at Alme, South Gudbransdalen, Norway, on 18 March 1848. Her mother died when she was five. Three years later she immigrated with her father, stepmother, and two sisters, Sarah and Mary, to America, settling near Carver, Minnesota. After her confirmation she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, to work for a wealthy family. She earned enough to attend St. Peter Academy and later taught in public schools. In 1872 she married Carelius Hendrickson, born in Tuensberg, Grue, Norway, on 4 April 1842. They farmed in Willmar, Minnesota until 1913 whey they moved to Spicer, Minnesota. They had seven children. Pauline died at age 79.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of the biography and obituary for Pauline Paulson Hendrickson written by her daughter, Mabel, at the request of Corinne Johnson, and anthropology student at Pacific Lutheran University.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Pauline Paulson Hendrickson Biography, SIEmss_110, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Norwegian Americans
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Personal Names :
  • Hendrickson, Carelius
  • Hendrickson, Mabel
  • Hendrickson, Pauline Paulson
  • Johnson, Corinne
  • Paulson, Ole
  • Family Names :
  • Hendrickson family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Carver (Minn.)
  • Northfield (Minn.)
  • Norway
  • St. Paul (Minn.)
  • Willmar (Minn.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biographies
  • Essays
  • Family histories
  • Occupations :
  • Farmers
  • Teachers