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Pvt Magnus (Magnusson) Broberg
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1835
Smalands Anneberg
Jönköpings län, Sweden
Death: Nov. 5, 1908
Atwater
Kandiyohi County
Minnesota, USA

Pvt.
B Co.
1st Minnesota Inf.

Immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1854. Settled that year in Chisago, MN. He married Helena Bloom, another recent Swedish immigrant on September 29, 1863. Around 1872 he legally changed his surname from Magnuson to Broberg after the villages of "Bro" and "Berg" near his childhood farm in Sweden.

The following is transcribed from the local newspaper following his death:

Death Calls Old Settler

The death of another old settler of the county occured on Thursday night of last week, when Magnus Broberg who has resided in the Gennessee township for the past 31 years, passed to his eternal rest. The end came at the family home just outside the Atwater village limits, which has been the residence of the family for the past eight years.

Deceased had been in poor health for about five years and for the past five months had been confined to bed the greater part of the time. He first suffered with catarrbal troubles later was afflicted with cancer of the throat. A complication of diseases gradually undermined his constitution and with his advanced age he was unable to further withstand the ravages of the disease which had taken such a strong hold upon him. The immediate cause of death as given by the attending physician was multiple cancer.

Deceased was 73 years, 3 months and 20 days of age at the time of his death. He was born in Smaland, Sweden, the 15th day of July, 1835, emigrated to this country in 1854, and settled in Chisago County, Minn. In 1865 he enlisted in the civil war and served until its close. In the spring of 1877 he sold his farm in Chisago county, removed to Kadniyohi county and located in the town of Gennessee about two miles southwest of Atwater. Here he lived until about eight years ago, when he retired from farming and with his family moved to Atwater and built a residence pn his land adjoining the village on the south.

In the death of Mr. Broberg the community loses not only one of its earliest settlers, but also a highly respected citizen. The deceased is survived by his wife, who unfortunately was too ill to be present at the funeral service, and the following children are aso left to mourn the death of their father: C.A. Broberg of Rainy Butte, N.D.; Mrs N. P. Peterson and Mrs. George Peterson, of Olivia; Mrs. Theodore Olson of Watkins, and Mrs. John Miller of Atwater.

The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended. At 2 o'clock p.m. a brief service was held at the family residence and at 2:30 services were held at the Swedish Lutheran church, of which deceased had been a member ever since he came to this county. Rev. G.O. Schoberg conducted the services and preached a most touching sermon. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiul. The interment was in the Union cemetery, where the last sad rites were witnessed by many relatives and friends. The pall-bearers were G.A. Glader, P.O. Hall, J.G. Porter, O.M. Linell, August Davidson and A.S. Modin, all old veterans with the exception of the latter.

All the children were present at the funeral. The out-of-town relative present were: F.G. Broberg and his wife and Mrs. August Cederstrand, of Minneapolis; Mrs. John Pierson of Center City; Dr. Frank Bloom of Lindstrom, and Mrs. Christina Rose and daughter Laura, of Marine Mills. Besides the relatives of the deceased there were also a large number of friends from different parts of the county in attendance at the funeral. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helena Bloom Broberg (1840 - 1917)
 
Burial:
Atwater Union Cemetery
Atwater
Kandiyohi County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Adam Carrier
Originally Created by: Ardell Thompson
Record added: Nov 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62156235
Pvt Magnus <i>(Magnusson)</i> Broberg
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Pvt Magnus <i>(Magnusson)</i> Broberg
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Pvt Magnus <i>(Magnusson)</i> Broberg
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- Bob
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
My great great great grandfather, who paved the way for us all.
- Adam Carrier
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
My great great great grandfather, who paved the way for us all.
- Adam Carrier
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
 
 
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