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Frederick Burstrom

BURSTROM, FREDERICK -- Died, Thursday evening at 6:30, at his home in Porter, after an illness of two years, aged 69 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Another one of our noted pioneers has joined the silent majority. One by one they are passing, and ere long they will all have left us. Frederick Burstrom's hand for years has been an important factor in the affairs of Porter county. His life has been one of usefulness to his fellow man. Born in Sweden June 17, 1826, and the youngest of a family of ten children, he was reared with all the advantages that wealth could give. His grandfather was a government ship builder, who lost his fortune in one of the Russo-Swedish wars, when young Burstrom reached his majority. He received a splendid college education, and after leaving college superintended his fathers tannery for four years. He then came to the United States and settled in Chicago. In 1852 he came to Baillytown and engaged in lumbering, and afterwards went to farming. During the war he enlisted in the 35th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served in pontoon service and guarding in almost all southern states for eleven months. In 1879 he spent six months visiting in Europe. Mr. Burstrom was one of the builders of the County Court House, he being a member of the County Commissioners when that elegant structure was erected. Three times he was elected township trustee of the township and built the Chesterton and Porter school houses.

He was a prominent member of the Swedish Lutheran church at Baillytown and an indefatigable worker in the cause of christianity. Twice he was married, first to Louisa Catharine Westram, who died in 1890, the second time to Hannah Sasana Dahlbeck, who survives him.

The funeral was held Sunday and was a fitting tribute to the memory of a truly good man. The services were conducted by the family pastor, Rev. Doureen, and attended by friends from far and near. The remains were laid to rest in the pretty church yard by sorrowing friends and grieved loved ones. His memory will long be kept green in the heart of his people.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: June 13, 1896
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 9
Page: 5
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    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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