- Birth Date
- 3 December 1845
- Death Date
- 4 November 1903
She was born "Karna" but changed her name to "Caroline" sometime after coming to the United States. Variations of her surname in records include Parsons, Pehrsson, Nielson, Nilsson, Nilsdotter, etc.
She sailed to the United States with her sister, Cecelia, in 1863 on the John J. Boyd. Because she is listed with her sister Cecelia on the ship's roster, and because Cecelia is identified in Amasa Potter's journal, Karna will be listed with her mother and siblings as a member of the John R. Murdock Company (1863).
She married Hans Peter Olsen in 1865. She later married Thomas Winder in 1872.
- Age at Departure: 17