August Edward Lindstrom

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August Edward Lindstrom
Born October 5, 1886(1886-10-05)[1]
Phelps County, Nebraska[2]
Died November 5, 1955 (aged 69)[3]
Resting place Moses Hill Cemetery, Phelps County, Nebraska[4]
Spouse Anna Carlson (m. ?–) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Anna Carlson to August Edward Lindstrom" Location: (linkback:[5][6]
Children Kenneth I. Lindstrom[7]
Morris A. Lindstrom
Curtis G. Lindstrom
Parents Gustaf Lindstrom
Johanna Christina Carlsdotter[8]
See map of August Edward Lindstrom's descendents and ancestors


[edit] Middle Name

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The Lindstrom Book consistently refers to August's middle name as "Edvall" (page 8, 36, 36). However, on his WWI draft registration card, August writes his own middle name as "Edward."[9]

[edit] Entry in Lindstrom Book

August and Anna's first son Kenneth was born Mar. 09, 1914, and was followed by there second son, Morris, August, May 26, 1915.
I have mentioned before that there were lean years following World War 1 due to the Economy and Drought. Uncle Emil took a job with the County Road Dept., during the 30's and continued with that until his retirement.

Kenneth followed in his Uncle Emil's foot steps and never married, he took over Emil's county job when Emil retired and continued to work at that until he was forced to quit because of health reasons.
I will always remember 1915, it was the wettest year that I can remember, on the Ranch we had Alfalfa Stacks that stood in 2 feet of water, the ditch on each side of the road past our place ran full, East to the intersection of what is now Highway 183, then North to the River, There were times that our chickens were not able to get down off the roosts, Clarence had to use a Raft to get across to feed them, on a raised plat form because there was six inches of water on the floor, the rain fall for the year was 40 inches.

August and Anna's third son Curtis was born May 4, 1920 and was followed by John, who died in infancy Dec. 11, 1924.

Morris served in the Army over Seas, during World War 2, upon his return he married Virginia Irene Johnson, July 30, 1952, he farmed a few years when they were first married.

When the Lindstroms moved off the Homestead, Uncle August purchased a Country Gas Station six miles North of Holdrege, Morris assisted him in its operation, Morris had purchased 80 Acres of land across the road from the Station, but rented out the crop land, after Morris and Virginia quite farming Virginia taught School in ElmCreek and later in Holdrege, Morris worked as a Custodian at the Holdrege Post Office and later at the First National Bank until they retired to their remodeled Home on the 80.

Curtis completed his High School Education in Loomis, He married Esther Carlson, Mar. 14, 1942, and they farmed North of Holdrege a number of years, then when they decided to quit farming they moved to Grand Island, NE., and Curtis started working for Sidles Company an Auto Parts Distributor, after working there a few years Curtis was transferred to Norton Kansas another Company Store, his next move was to Loomis, NE., where he became Utilities Manager and Marshal, he held that position a few years then he and Esther moved to Hodrege, NE., he went to work for S&W Auto Parts, Esther and Curtis had one daughter, Julie Marie, Julie married Larry Nyberg and they live in Loomis, NE. Curtis retired shortly after Esther died, May 04, 1983.

[edit] Photos

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From Lindstrom Book: "While we lived in this Home the addition had been added to the East, so when we moved to the Ranch South of the Platte River, Uncle August and Grandma Johanna moved into it, then when August got married it became their Home. Grandma Johanna lived with them until she died Nov 6, 1916. This picture was taken in 1918, left-to-right, Alma Lindstrom, Emil Lindstrom, Elmer Lindstrom, Morris Lindstrom, Anna Lindstrom, Robert Lindstrom, Kenneth Lindstrom, Roy Lindstrom, and August Lindstrom. From Lindstrom Book: "August Lindstrom in his Two cylinder Maxwell Roadster, left-to-right: August, John E. Carlson, Tekla Rosenquist, Anna Carlson Lindstrom, and Manda Rosenquist. Picture taken after August and Anna were married Nov 12, 1912."

[edit] Historical Records

  • August is recorded in the 1930 Federal Census of Phelps County as living with his wife, Anne (38), and sons: Kenneth (16, listed as a farm laborer), Morris (14) and Curtis (10).[10]

[edit] Notes

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