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Frank Bergstrom

DIED -- At his residence, Mr. Frank Bergstrom, at the age of 56 years, 4 months and 27 days, on Saturday, March 12.

After acquiring a common school education and learning his trade he was united in marriage to a lady in Sweden in 1859. One year later he and his wife decided to leave the sterile clime of their native land and seek a home and fortune in the land of the free. Landing on American soil they came at once to friends of his living in Bailytown. They then located at LaPorte, where he was engaged in working at his trade of shoe and harness making until Aug. 11, 1862, when he enlisted in the 73rd Indiana volunteers where he remained as a faithful and loyal soldier till his discharge, July 1, 1865. After his return from the army he removed his family to Chesterton where he re-engaged in his former business till his death. In February, 1874 he was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, by whom he had six children, all of whom are now dead. Albert, the last on living, having died some two years ago.

On Oct. 20, 1875 he was married to his second wife, Mrs. Anna L. Johnson, a widow having three children, Frank, Gust and Tilda, who by reason of his having acted the part of a kind and loving parent to them since their childhood days, now mourn his loss as of an own father.

As in his former, so in his wife who survives him he found a true and faithful companion, one who willingly shared alike life's sunshine and shadows, encouraging and comforting him in every dark hour of trial, affliction, pain and death.

Mr. Bergstrom had been ailing since the 8th of August last, and on Feb. 26, had serious hemorrhage of the lungs; this was followed by another attack a week later and finally by a third on March 12 which resulted in his death.

He was buried under the auspices of the G. A. R. of which he was a worthy member, the funeral occurring from the Swedish Lutheran church, of which he had been a member for many years. The sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. Bennett. In his death the family has lost a kind husband and loving father and Chesterton a tried business man and respected citizen.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 18, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 49
Page: 4
Column(s): 5

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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