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John Alfred Engstrom
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1878
Stratford
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1939
Rush City
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA

John Alfred Engstrom was born on a farm northeast of Stratford April 16, 1878 to Peter and Betsy (Nelson) Engstrom. When he was nine years old the family moved to Hay Springs, Nebraska, where he spent his boyhood days with his brothers and sisters on a farm in that community. When he was 21 years old, the family again moved, this time to El Campo, Texas.

In 1906 he returned to Stratford and here he met and married Nellie Berglund on September 12, 1906. To this union, four children were born, the first of whom died in infancy. The others are Melvin Engstrom, Oscar Engstrom and Ethel (Engstrom) Schlachter.

In 1923, he was married to Signe Christina Olson and early in 1936 the family moved to Rush City, Minnesota. He was a member of the Stratford Baptist Church in Stratford.

John passed away on April 26, 1939 at the age of 61 years, 10 days old. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, two brothers and two sisters. John was survived by his three children, a stepson, Hans; two brothers, Fred Engstrom of Stratford and Ed Engstrom of Garwood, Texas, and five grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Olsson Engstrom (1844 - 1928)
  Betsy Nilsdotter Engstrom (1845 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Christina Berglund Engstrom (1885 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Melvin Walter Engstrom (1909 - 2007)*
  Oscar Eugene Engstrom (1911 - 1997)*
  Ethel Evelyn Engstrom Schlachter (1915 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Matilda Engstrom (1870 - 1878)*
  Willie O A Engstrom (1873 - 1878)*
  Victor E Engstrom (1876 - 1878)*
  John Alfred Engstrom (1878 - 1939)
  Fred Axel Engstrom (1880 - 1970)*
  Anna Matilda Engstrom Dahlberg (1884 - 1916)*
  Edward Emil Engstrom (1886 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Stratford
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: abbylynn
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46345337
John Alfred Engstrom
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John Alfred Engstrom
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