|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1849, Sweden|
|Death: ||May 19, 1918|
May 30, 1918
Mrs. Ella (Peter) Bergman (born Persdotter) was born in Ovanaker forsamling, Halsingland, Sweden on November 22, 1849 and died here May 19, 1918, aged 68 years, 5 months, 27 days.
She was united in marriage to Peter Bergman in Sweden December 6, 1879. In 1882 she with her husband migrated to America locating on a farm east of Stratford and latter on a farm near Stanhope. In 1912 they moved into Stratford where they have since resided. Three children - two sons and a daughter came to cheer their home. One son, August, died in October 1910. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, a daughter, Mrs. George Carson of Kamrar and a son, Peter Bergman of Woolstock. Also fifteen grandchildren and a host of friends who will miss the loving kindnesses of this good woman.
Deceased had long been a sufferer from a cancerous growth in her stomach. Last winter her condition became worse and since then she has been almost continually under the doctor's care. At times it was thought she would get better but the disease had so weakened her that on Sunday, May 19, she gave up the long fight and went home to her Master.
Deceased was a good Christian woman, a loving mother and a kindly wife. She placed her faith in her God and until the last relied on Him. Whatever was His will was also hers and she was ready to depart to that better land where she need no longer suffer the pain she had so long endured. A short time previous to her death she requested that the beautiful 23rd Psalm be read at her funeral and interment.
They are going fast, these older settlers - men and women who have helped to make this great country. Their ranks are thinning all to rapidly. They have done their work well and are ready to go. Yet in their passing, as in the case of this good woman, there are left the pangs of sorrow, the heartaches brought forward by the memories of what loving care she had bestowed on those dear to her.
Another mother is gone but her dear memory lingers with those she loved and whom loved her.
Funeral services were held Wednesday of last week at the Baptist church and the remains laid to rest in the South Marion Cemetery, Rev. J.A. Nordstrom officiating.
(Contributed by abbylynn)
Peter Bergman (1859 - 1937)
Peter Bergman (1874 - 1955)*
Bessie Bergman Carson (1880 - 1931)*
August Bergman (1882 - 1910)*
South Marion Cemetery
Maintained by: Doris Wyss
Originally Created by: abbylynn
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
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