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Kullman, Axel E. – Obituary

AN AGED CITIZEN PASSED TO HIS REWARD Axel E. Kullman was born in Sweeden, Sept. 18, 1853, and died at the home of his son Will, in Cherokee, where he was visiting on June 22 at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 4 days. Mr. Kullman was married to Augusta Johnson in Sweeden in the year 1878. To this union were born eight children; a daughter and his wife preceded him in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Roy Northrup of Monterey Park, Calif., Mrs. Olga Hodgdon of Sioux City, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood of Sac City, Axel and Will of Cherokee, and Arthur of Fort Dodge and Charley of Wall Lake. The funeral services were conducted from the home in Wall Lake on Wednesday afternoon, June 25. Rev. Louis Pruel, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Kullman was employed by the C.& N.W. Ry. 45 years and for several years was section foreman. About six years ago he retired and was placed on the railroad’s pension list. His life was gentle but his hand was never weary, his step never failed in caring for and ministering to those who were in any way dependent upon him. [From the Wall Lake Blade, No. 28 Fortieth year, July 2, 1930. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ...

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Kullman, Augusta Katherine Peterson – Obituary

Augusta Katherine, daughter of John Peterson, was born in Sweden October 24, 1857 and died at the hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa, July 17, 1920 aged 62 years, 8 months and 23 days. She was married to Axel Kullman in 1879 and the next year they came to America and located at Wall Lake, Iowa, where they made their home until her death. Mrs. Kullman was the mother of eight children of whom one has preceded her to the far beyond. She leaves to mourn her death a loving husband and seven children: Mrs. Roy Northrup, of Chicago, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood, of Schaller, Mrs. Will Hodgeson, of Cherokee, Will, Arthur and Hjalmer of Cherokee, and Charlie of Wall Lake. She also leaves three sisters: Mrs. Chas. Burnquist, of Odebolt, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Johnson of Chicago, one brother, Gust(af) Johnson, of Los Angeles, Cal., and six grandchildren. She was baptized in the Swedish Lutheran Church. Mrs. Kullman was a model mother who will be missed not only by all her relatives and neighbors but by a large circle of friends to whom whe had ministered in time of sickness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Wall Lake Cemetery. Copied from an obituary notice found in a ledger kept by William Gustaf Kullman and passed to William L....

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Biography of Peter Peterson

Peter Peterson. For many years the late Peter Peterson was a resident of Champaign, was a quiet and industrious business man, acquired considerable property and made his name influential and honored in this community. A native of Sweden, Mr. Peterson was born in 1848. He was twenty-one years of age when he left his native land and came to America in 1869, soon afterward locating in the city of Champaign. He had received his education in Sweden and was well fitted for a life of activity. He engaged in the dray and transfer business at Champaign, and conducted that actively for nearly forty years. He was in the full vigor of his powers almost until the last, and his death occurred in Champaign in August, 1909. He was married in 1871, at Champaign, to Marian Christina Olson. She was born in Sweden and came to Champaign in 1870. Mrs. Peterson is still living, but an invalid and has lost the power of speech. She has one of the comfortable homes of Champaign, owns considerable property, and her constant attendant in her declining years is her daughter, Mrs. Sophie J. Parr. The only son of Mrs. Peterson, Charles J. Peterson, lives in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Sophie J. Parr was born in Champaign. She is a highly educated woman and has long been identified with public school work in Champaign. She...

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Biography of Andrew Tornquist

Andrew Tornquist when he came to America from his native Sweden in 1879 had as his equipment some experience in mechanical trades and also as a farmer. Otherwise his capital was extremely limited. An earnest purpose, hard work, and that wisdom that comes with experience, have put him far ahead in the game of life, and while he is not wealthy as wealth is understood at the present time he is financially independent and for all that he has he has given an adequate reward in service and practical value to the communities where he has lived. Mr. Tornquist was born in Sweden, July 13, 1857, a son of Daniel and Carolina (Anderson) Tornquist, being their only child. When he was fifteen years of age his father died and the mother married again and is still living in Sweden. His father was a blacksmith and carriage maker. At the age of fifteen Andrew Tornquist had to take upon his shoulders unusual responsibilities. With such knowledge as he had picked up of his father’s trade he managed to carry on the little shop and business and also managed the farming property of his father. At the age of twenty Mr. Tornquist left home and removed to the city of Stockholm, where he worked at the building trade as a carpenter and brick layer. That experience continued for a year and...

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Biography of Andrew Ekblaw

Andrew Ekblaw. For forty-one years Andrew Ekblaw has been a resident of Champaign County. The management and cultivation of the land and its resources have furnished him an occupation and business, and as a practical agriculturist he has few peers in this part of the state. Mr. Ekblaw was born in Sweden in 1854, a son of Johannes and Charlotte Ekblaw. He was reared and educated in his native land and was eighteen years of age when with other members of the family he came to America in 1872. The Ekblaws first located near Springfield, at New Berlin. There were seven children, Andrew being the third in age. All these children were educated in the schools of Sweden. In 1880 Mr. Andrew Ekblaw married Miss Ingry Johnson, also a native of Sweden, and a daughter of John ‘and Lena Johnson. When she was ten years of age her father died, and two years later, in 1872, she and a brother and her widowed mother came to America. Four of the Johnson children had preceded them to this country and had found employment in Chicago. Mrs. Ekblaw lived in Chicago until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Ekblaw after their marriage located near Rantoul on the farm of John Collison. They were young, energetic, had the thrifty virtues of the people of Sweden, and by honesty of purpose have distinguished themselves...

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Biography of John J. Hanson

John J. Hanson, who has a splendid farm partly in Champaign and partly in Ford County, is one of that type of citizens who begin life without special advantages or the inheritance of means except ability to toil and make the best of an environment, and has proved himself one of the sturdy characters in this section of Illinois. His home is just beyond the Champaign County line in Ford County, opposite section 4 of Harwood Township. He gets his daily mail delivery over Route No. 3 from Paxton, Illinois. Mr. Hanson is a native of Sweden but has spent most of his life in Champaign County. He is a son of Charles and Martha Hanson, and his mother died when he was two years of age. He then grew up in the home of his grandmother and also an uncle, who brought him to America when John was nine years old. He received the bulk of his education in the public schools at Paxton. At the age of twenty-six Mr. Hanson married Miss Annie Danielson, who was born near Rantoul, daughter of G. and Hilda (Staff) Danielson. Her parents were also natives of Sweden and had a family of nine children. Mrs. Hanson was educated in the Gallagher school near Ludlow. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hanson started farming in Ford County, and four years later moved...

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Biography of Olof Olson

Olof Olson on coming to America from his native land of Sweden had only three dollars in money, and was in debt for his transportation across the ocean. He has been a resident of Champaign County nearly twenty years, and it is truly remarkable what he has been able to accomplish in the way of accumulating property and in the rearing and founding of a splendid country home and a family of most industrious children. No small share of the credit for this distinctive success is due to his capable and energetic wife. Mr. Olson was born in Sweden, a son of Olof and Ella Olson. He had a public school education in his native land. He was twenty-one years of age when he determined to take advantage of the opportunities of America, and alone crossed the ocean on the ship Arizona. After landing in New York City he went direct to Henry County, Illinois, and was soon paying his debts and familiarizing himself with American traditions and customs and in time reached that place where he felt justified in having a home of his own. In 1891 he married Miss Selma Norberg. She is also a native of Sweden, a daughter of Pierre and Marie (Dolstron) Norberg. Mrs. Olson came to America at the age of nineteen. After their marriage they located on a farm west of Galva...

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Biography of Abel A. Berg

For twenty-five years Abel A. Berg has been a resident of Silver City, has devoted his energies to prospect mining, and is the principal owner of the Lone Tree group of mines, located near the Trade Dollar mines. He is a native of Sweden, his birth having occurred near Arvika, on the 19th of December, 1846. His parents, Anderson and Mary (Danilson) Berg, were also natives of that country, and were members of the Lutheran church. The son acquired his education in his native land and there remained until twenty-five years of age, when he resolved to seek a home and fortune in America, believing that the superior advantages of this country would sooner enable him to acquire a competency. It was in 1871 that he sailed westward across the Atlantic landing at New York city, whence he journeyed across the country to California. In that state he worked at farming, and in a sugar factory in Sacramento, but came from the latter place to Silver City and secured employment in the Minnesota mine on War Eagle Mountain. That mine was then a large producer and its stock advanced from fifty cents to fifty dollars a share. As his capital has increased Mr. Berg has made judicious investments in mining property, and is now associated in business with Mr. Ouinlan, Tim Regan and Charles i\I. Hays. In addition to...

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Biography of Oscar F. Brunzell

Since seven years of age Oscar F. Brunzell has been a resident of Owyhee County and is now residing in Silver City, where he is faithfully discharging the duties of assessor and tax collector. A native of Sweden, he was born January 5. 1864 and is a son of J. M. Brunzell who is now serving as postmaster of Reynolds, Owyhee county. In 1868 the father came to Idaho, and in 1871 sent for his family, who joined him, since which time they have resided continuously in Owyhee county. He is a stock-raiser and proprietor of a hotel and successfully conducts a good business. The family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death, and the three sons, Carl, Oscar F. and John A., are all residents of Idaho. The subject of this sketch attended the public schools of this locality and later continued his education in the Lincoln school in San Francisco. He has since been engaged in general stock-raising and mining until called to public office. In politics he is a “silver” Republican, and at the election of 1892 was chosen by popular ballot for the office of assessor and tax collector of Owyhee County, serving in that capacity until 1896, when he was again elected to that office. In 1898 he received the nomination of his party for county sheriff, and was elected by a...

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Biography of Louis Elg

The man who first used gas for illumination at Idaho Falls, who put in the first telephone and who set up the first soda fountain in the town, is Louis Elg, druggist. Front and Maine streets. In other respects Mr. Elg has been a pioneer as well. His life has been a busy and eventful one and its important details are well worth the writing and the reading. He was born in Sweden, June 8, 1853, and is descended from a long line of Swedish ancestors. His father, also named Louis Elg, was an ironworker and was frozen to death, at the age of forty-eight, in 1867. His son Louis was then fourteen years old, and on him devolved much of the task of providing for the widow and her seven other children. He worked in a nail factory and in due course of time learned the blacksmith’s trade. In 1874, when he was twenty-one years old, he came to America. His mother is still living in her native land, being eighty years old. When Mr. Elg came to the United States he found himself seriously handicapped in his efforts to get on by reason of his total ignorance of the prevailing language of the country, but that was only one of the difficulties which he overcame as time passed. He stopped for a while in Chicago, and then...

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Biographical Sketch of Nils B. Nelson

Nelson, Nils B.; steamboat inspector; born, Sweden, Jan. 5, 1856; educated in Sweden; having come of a sea-faring family, spent his summer vacations from his early youth on board sailing vessels; after leaving school and before coming to this country, served his apprenticeship on board sailing vessels on long voyages; in 1873, came to Cleveland; for sixteen years, served on sailing vessels and steamers of various grades; in 1905, appointed local inspector of steamboats; in 1912, was appointed U. S. supervising inspector of steamboats for the 9th District; past pres. of the Ship-Masters Ass’n; member Athletic Club, Forest City Commandery, K. T., Al Koran Temple, N. M. S., and of the Lake Erie...

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Danielson, Gustave Adolph – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Gustave Adolph Danielson, 79, Utica, Mich. who came two weeks ago to visit his son Ray H. Danielson of Alder Slope, died Monday at the local hospital following a short illness. He was born Jan. 24, 1893 in Sweden. He was a veteran of World War 1, and a retired employee of Chrysler Motor Company. He was a lifetime member of Lodge No. 4 AF& AM of Rochester, Mich. His wife Olive died in 1968. Survivors include two sons, Ray H. of Alder Slope and Glen of Palos Verdes Penin, Calif.; one daughter Mrs. Dan (Joyce) Guthrie, Utica, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. The body is being taken to Rochester for funeral services and for burial at Birmingham, Mich. The La Grande Observer, August 24, 1972 Contributed by: Holly...

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Biography of Carl E. Seastrand

Carl E. Seastrand, manager for the John Lumbard Tire & Supply Company of Muskogee, was born in Sweden on the 12th of April, 1877, and is a son of Carl A. and Christina Sjostrand, who were also natives of Sweden. The father was a shoe merchant in that country, devoting his entire life to the business. He also engaged in the manufacture of shoes, employing twelve men in that connection. He died in February, 1918, and is still survived by his widow, who yet makes her home in Sweden. Carl E. Seastrand was reared and educated in his native country, supplementing his public school training by a business course. He was then employed as a bookkeeper in a wholesale grocery house for a period of two years, after which he went upon the road for the same house, traveling through northern Sweden until 1907, when he came to America, attracted by the opportunities of the new world. He first made his way to Detroit, Michigan, where he went to work in the Morgan & Wright factory and there learned the tire business, becoming familiar with every phase of the trade during the year in which he remained with the house. In 1908 Mr. Seastrand arrived in Oklahoma and secured a position as bookkeeper with the Lumbard & Severin Tire Company of Oklahoma City, with which he remained until 1912,...

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Biography of John Lumbard

The name of John Lumbard is closely interwoven with the history of Muskogee, for he remained an active factor in the development and progress of this section of the state to the time of his death. He was born in Sweden, May 21, 1862, and was a son of William and Catherine Lumbard, who were also natives of that country. The father was warden of the Lutheran church in Sweden, to which he belonged through the greater part of his life, and was always a faithful follower of the teachings and high purposes of the church. He died in Sweden in 1892, and his wife passed away in the same year. John Lumbard, whose name introduces this review, spent the period of his boyhood and youth in his native country, pursuing Mr. Nolle is a member of the United Brethren church and is his education in the public schools, while subsequently he worked in the sawmills there until he determined to try his fortunes in the new world. On the 28th of February, 1891, he reached the United States and took up his abode in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked until about 1895. At that time he entered the employ of Morgan & Wright at Chicago, when the firm first started business in an old box car on May street. He learned the tire business thoroughly, mastering every...

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Jacaboson, Oscar – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Oscar Jacobson Passes Beyond Well Known Sheepman of North Powder and Huntington Succumbs After Two Months’ Illness At nine o’clock Sunday evening death claimed another well known citizen and pioneer sheepman of this community and Huntington. Oscar Jacobson died at the Protestant hospital in Baker that night. Death resulted after two months illness following a paralytic stroke. He had been in Portland receiving special clinic attention and was returned to the Baker hospital a week or so before death came. Oscar Jacobson was born in Sweden February 25, 186l, and came to the United States when he was 16 years of age. About 45 years ago he moved to North Powder, where he entered the sheep business. He spent the remainder of his life in North Powder, Huntington and Baker. Mr. Jacobson lived in Baker for 10 years prior to four years ago, when he moved to Huntington. At the time of his death he owned ranches at Huntington and North Powder and city property in Baker. Mr. Jacobson was married to Thilda Olsen in Denver in 1893. He was a member of the Lutheran church and the Moose lodge. The deceased is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. E. F. Gay of Dayville, Mrs. Guy Lawton of Medford and Miss Ann Jacobson of Huntington; two sons, Walter and Lewis of Huntington; a...

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