Stromlund, Olof “Ole” (1855-1935)

OLOF STROMLUND, a resident of Marshall County for the past forty-two years, died last Thursday, August 1 (1935) at his home at Strandquist. He was born September 8, 1855 in Jemtland, Sweden and would have been eighty years of age in September.

In 1880, he was married in Sweden to Gunhilda Andersson and in 1893, they emigrated to this country and made their home in Nelson Park where they farmed and reared a family of 13 children.

Mrs. Stromlund died in 1918 and seven years later, Mr. Stromlund moved into Strandquist where he has since made his home. Eight children survive him and they are: Sam of Strathcona, Annie, Mrs. Horace Ames of Strathcona, Nellie, Mrs. Carl Onger of Strandquist, Mary, Mrs. Tom Nelson of Strandquist, Ole of Grygla, Jonas of Karlstad, Tollef of Granite City, Illinois, and Hildur, Mrs. Elmer Kohli of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

The funeral was held Saturday from the Swedish Lutheran Church at Strandquist and interment was made beside the body of his wife at the Salem Cemetery.

Olaf Stromlund Passed Away Thursday A.M.
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After a short illness following a paralytic stroke, Olaf Stromlund passed away at his home in this village, Thursday, August 1st at 11:30 a.m. His age at the time of death was 79 years, 10 months, and 24 days. He was born Sept 8, 1855 in Jamtland, Sweden. In 1880 he married Miss Gunnilla Anderson of Stromsund, Sweden and in 1893 the family came to America to settle in Marshall County, Minnesota, 13 miles east of Stephen in the town of Nelson Park. Mr. Stromlund resided on his farm until 1925 when he built a home for himself in Strandquist where he has lived until his death.

Eight children, Sam Stromlund; Anna, Mrs. H. Ames of Strathcona; Nellie, Mrs. Carl Onger, and Mary, Mrs. Tom Nelson of Strandquist; Ole Stromlund of Grygla; Jonas Stromlund of Karlstad; Tollef Stromlund of Granite City, Ill; and Hildur, Mrs. Elmer Kohli of Pittsburgh, PA, and thirty-one grand-children are left to mourn his passing. His wife and five children have preceded him in death.

The funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, at 1:00 the Swedish Lutheran church with Rev. R. Erickson officiating. Interment was made in the Bethesda cemetery.

[NB: the second obituary reports erroneously interment in Bethesda cemetery.]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky