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 August Edward Wennerstrom

August Edward Wennerstrom

Birth
Ystad, Ystads kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Death 21 Nov 1950 (aged 66)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 4, Row 20
Memorial ID 43801779 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: William Taber
  • Added: 1 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43801779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August Edward Wennerstrom (24 Apr 1884–21 Nov 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43801779, citing Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by William Taber (contributor 46480146) .