Karl Adolphsson was born about 1820 in Ostergotland, Sweden. In about 1848 he married. The following year a son, Wilhelm Adolph Karlsson, was born. A year or so after that a daughter, Augusta, was born. Another son, Gustav, was born in 1860. There may have been other children but we do not have any records of them yet.
Ostergotland Lšn (county) is located in the southern part of Sweden. Lake Vattern forms the western border. It is the second largest lake in Sweden, located between Stockholm and Helsingborg.