The Settlers Characters

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Karl Oskar Nilsson

Karl and his family are settlers in America, in the Minnesota territory. He is married to Kristina and they have several children both before leaving their home country in Sweden and after their arrival in America. Karl is a hardworking man and believes that he can accomplish anything if he works at it hard enough. Toward that end, he toils to cultivate land, even while working with a hoe or borrowed farm animals. His needs, while simple, expand with his ability and his success. He is not selfish with his success and buys things that he hopes will make the lives of his wife and children better along the way. An example of this is the iron cook stove. Karl buys it because he knows how hard Kristina works to feed their family and believes the stove will make her life easier. Karl is a self-sufficient...

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