|Birth: ||May 24, 1865, Sweden|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1936|
RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. BENGTSON
Mrs. Selma Bengtson, born a Ring, was born at Allingsas, Westergottland, Sweden, on May 24th, 1865, and passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson, on September 11, 1936, at the age of 71 years, 3 months, and 17 days.
Her maiden years were spent in the land of her nativity, until the year of 1888, when she emigrated to America, and arrived in the city of Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa on the 24th day of May of that year, 1888.
She was united in marriage to Mr. Gust Burg at Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, on December 27, 1890. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Edwin Johnson, Carl Burg, and Clarence Burg of Essex, Iowa, and Mrs. Reul Abraham of Red Oak, Iowa. Mr. Berg preceded his wife in death on April 21st, 1901.
In June 1907, Mrs. Berg was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Bengtson. To this union was born one son, Donald, who resides near Essex, Iowa. Samuel Bengtson passed away on July 22nd, 1925.
Her departure is deeply missed by her five children, and four sisters, Mrs. Ada Johnson, Allingsas, Sweden, Mrs. Ida Shoberg, Essex, Iowa, Mrs. Fritz Lyden, Shenandoah, Iowa, Mrs. Beda Lundgren, Gottenburg, Sweden, and three brothers, Alfred of Gottenburg, Sweden, Herman, Shenandoah, Iowa, and John of Chicago, Illinois; also by twelve grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
Mrs. Bengtson has been in poor health for a number of years. She bore her suffering with a true christian patience under her long and trying period of sickness, during which she was tenderly cared for by her daughters, Mrs. Reuel Abraham and Mrs. Edwin Johnson.
Her funeral took place on Sunday, September 13, 1936, at the residence of Mrs. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson. The music was furnished by Mrs. Fritz Lyden, who sang, "Snart Silvertraden Brusten Ar," and from the Mission Church of Essex, conducted by Rev. H. Hultman, assisted by Rev. J. Wm. Johnson, and the music furnished by Mrs. Dave Almquist, who sang, "No Night There," and by the Girl's Quartet, "Saved By Grace."
Interment was had in the Shenandoah Cemetery, where Mr. Fritz Lyden sang, "In The Sweet By And By." Mrs. Bengtson was laid to rest by the side of her husband.
As casket bearers served, William Westman, C. J. Carlson, Claus Abraham, Fritz Sandal, Axel Erickson, and Gust Tillman.
The arrangements were in charge of local mortician, W. O. Carlson.
Information found in The Essex Independent, September 18, 1936.
Gustaf E. Burg (1862 - 1901)
Samuel Bengtson (1850 - 1925)
Carrie Christine Burg Johnson (1891 - 1979)*
Carl Herbert Berg (1892 - 1963)*
Clarence G. Burg (1898 - 1987)*
Esther Augusta Burg Abraham (1901 - 1995)*
Donald E. Bengtson (1909 - 1998)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block 16, Lot 19
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: Nov 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61164649
Marty & Harley
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