Wassgren, Ingrid Christina “Christine” (Monsdotter) (1833-1911)

Mrs. Christine Wassgren, who died in this city on May 25, 1911, had reached the ripe old age of 77 years, 11 months and 2 days. She was born in Sweden and came with her family to America in 1891, locating in Warren, which has ever since been her home. Her husband died in 1896 [1895].

She is mourned by seven grown-up children, namely, Mrs. Axel Skog [Albertina Charlotta] , Mrs. John Anderson [Lovisa Mathilda], and Mrs. Gust Lindstrand [Hilda Carolina] of this city, Mrs. Berg [Anna Sophia], of Washington state, Mr. Elof Wassgren, section foreman of the Soo, at Ardock N.D., John Wassgren, of Wisconsin, and Charley Wassgren, whose whereabouts are not definitely known.

Three sisters, Mrs. [Eva Charlotta] Nelson, of Warren, Mrs. Carlson, of Illinois, and a sister in Sweden, besides many other relatives and friends, also mourn the death of a good woman, who in life had been near and dear to them.

Deceased was beloved and honored by all who knew her on account of her kindness of heart and many Christian virtues.

The funeral was held from the Swedish Mission church on Saturday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Bercher, who preached an impressive funeral sermon.

Sons, Elof Wassgren, of Ardock, and John Wassgren, of Wisconsin, were present at the funeral. A good woman has passed into the joy of her Lord. Her memory will live long in the hearts of all who knew her.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky