From the September 9, 1932 Chetek Alert
Mrs. Caroline Gregarson
Caroline Fredericka Tuale was born in Norway October 16th, 1859, and died at her home in the town of Chetek September 3rd, 1932, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 18 days.
She came to America with her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Erickson at the age of 8 years. They settled in Winnebago county and later in 1870 came to Barron county where she lived until her death.
She was united in marriage on March 25th, 1876, to Thomas Gregarson, and to this union twelve children were born. Two children, George and Julia, died in infancy, and her husband preceded her in death by nine years.
She leaves to mourn her death ten children, Mary Dickerson of Detroit, Michigan, Mathilda of Nowata, Oklahoma, Cora Hartman of Minnespolis, Minn., Ella Heath of Big Lake, Minn., Ida Smith of Spooner, Oliver of Waukegan, Ill., Albert, Gertrude and Theodore of Chetek. Nine grandchildren, one twin sister, Mrs. Mary Berg of Eau Claire, one half-brother, George Lane of Boston, Mass., one half-sister and two half-brothers in Norway besides a host of many other relatives and friends.
Eight of the children were at her bedside at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 from the house and 2 P.M. from the Lutheran church with Rev. Swensen officiating. Internment was made in the Lakeview cemetery.