Charles Lindbergh
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Charles August Lindbergh (1859 - 1924)

Charles August Lindbergh aka Månsson
Born in Stockholm, Swedenmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married 1887 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1901 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Nov 2008 | Last significant change: 16 Aug 2021
23:36: Sandra (Emmons) DeTora edited the Biography for Charles August Lindbergh (1859-1924). [Thank Sandra for this]
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Charles August Lindbergh was born on 20 January 1859 in Stockholm, Sweden with the name Carl Månsson. He is the illegitimate son of Ola Månsson and his mistress Lovisa Carlén. In 1859, Ola was accused of bribery and embezzlement. He changed his name to August Lindbergh, left his wife and seven children, and emigrated to the United States with his mistress and their infant son, Carl. Lovisa changed her name to Louisa and young Carl became Charles August Lindbergh.

Charles first became a lawyer. Later, he became a United States Congressman representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district. He held that office from 1907 to 1917.

He is most famous as the father of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the aviator.

Charles Lindbergh died in 1924 of brain cancer.


  • "CHARLES A. LINDBERGH AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society". Minnesota Historical Society. 1987-08-18. Retrieved 2007-01-31. [1]
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 August 2021), memorial page for Charles August Lindbergh (20 Jan 1859–24 May 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7124865, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered near the Sauk River in Melrose where the first Lindbergh home once stood..

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Please change the last name at birth from Lindbergh to Månsson as per the article cited. Thank you.
posted by Michele Britton

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