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August Edward Wennerstrom
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1884
Ystad
Ystads kommun
Skåne län, Sweden
Death: Nov. 21, 1950
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

Born August Edvard Andersson, a son of Knut Andersson and Elna Månsdotter. He was a journalist, typographer and socialist activist living in Malmö, Sweden. He was charged with crimes aginst the state but was acquitted. He purchased a ticket to Copenhagen, and to conceal his identity, changed his name to Wennerström (borrowed from a friend, Ivar Vennerström). He traveled then to Southampton, where he boarded the Titanic for America. He was one of the survivors of that tragic voyage and was taken to New York where he was quartered at the Salvation Army. From there he went to Chicago where he met his future wife, Naome Johnson. The couple moved to Culver where August secured employment at Culver Military Academy as superintendent of buildings and grounds. They raised 6 boys and a daughter. At least 2 of their boys, Leo and Clarence, attended Culver Summer Schools. They named their youngest boy "Culver".

[per his death notice in the November 22, 1950 Culver Citizen, August died November 21, 1950] 
 
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 Spouse:
  Naome R. Johnson Wennerstrom (1894 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Leo Edvard Wennerstrom (1916 - 1988)*
  Clarence W Wennerstrom (1918 - 2009)*
  August Edward Wennerstrom (1920 - 2004)*
  Knight Leo Wennerstrom (1922 - 2000)*
  Billy R. Wennerstrom (1923 - 2000)*
  Leonora Eliseanna Wennerstrom Gibbons (1926 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Culver
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 4, Row 20
 
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Nov 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43801779
August Edward Wennerstrom
Added by: William Taber
 
August Edward Wennerstrom
Added by: William Taber
 
August Edward Wennerstrom
Added by: William Taber
 
 
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- Lisa Whitby
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015
August is my grandfather, he died when I was 6. But I still remember his kindness, and being a very funny man, and gramp's dog Smokey.In way I have followed in his footsteps, I am a writer, I have been imprisoned for false charges, and I have had to leave...(Read more)
- Jerry Wennerstrom
 Added: May. 22, 2013
I am your niece and use to sit at your feet beside your chair and listen to you talk about your experience on the Titanic. I remember you well and a lot of your stories. My mother Hildur was your wife (Naomi) sister.I remain your niece forever. I love you...(Read more)
- Audrey Anderson Cyr
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
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