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Gustaf Jakob LANDSTRÖM

Gustaf Jakob LANDSTRÖM

Male 1865 - 1928  (63 years)

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  • Name Gustaf Jakob LANDSTRÖM 
    Born 14 Sep 1865  Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • his obit and Mabel’s birthday date book show October 10th
    Christened 17 Sep 1865  Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 17 Sep 1865  Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1928-MN-003223 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 28 Oct 1928  Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Oct 1928  Deerwood Scandia Cemetery, Deerwood, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gustaf Jacob is how it’s spelled in the födelsbok.

      Or Gustave Jacob, the spelling used on his wedding invitation.

      Emigrated to the US from Sweden May 27, 1884, at the age of 18. EmiHamn shows him emigrating 5 Jun 1884, departing Malmö, destination New York. Emigranten Populär shows him leaving Göteborg, destination Duluth, on 8 Jun 1898. Gust was traveling with his sister Johanna. The pair are shown in the St. Albans border crossings as arriving at the port of Quebec on June 22nd aboard the S.S. Lake Superior which had left Liverpool on June 11th.

      He may be the August Landstrom, laborer, “boarding” at 537 Garfield Avenue in Duluth in that city’s 1890-91 city directory.

      In the 1891-1892 Duluth city directory, he is Gustave Landstrum, bridgebuilder for F T Harrington, who boards at 707 Garfield Avenue.

      In the 1892-1893 Duluth city directory, he is Gustav J Landstrom, laborer, who boards at 121 Park Avenue.

      He is not listed in the 1893-1894 Duluth city directory.

      In the 1894-1895 Duluth city directory, he is Gustav J Landstrom, car operator for the Duluth Steam Railway, who rooms at 2531 West 2nd.

      He is not listed in the 1895-1896 Duluth city directory. There is, however, in the 1896 Superior city directory, a Gustav Landstrom, laborer, living at 1807 Butler. There is an Adolph Landstrom, carpenter, residing at the same address.

      In the 1896-1897 and in the 1897-1898 Duluth city directories, he is Gustav Landstrom, car operator for the Duluth Steam Railway, who rooms at 2609 Huron.

      In the 1898-1899 Duluth city directory, he may be the Gustaf Landstrom, laborer, boarding at 2018 West 4th. That is the last Duluth city directory in which he is listed.

      Settled in Crow Wing County in 1897. The 1900 census shows Gust as having a mortgage on his land in 1900 but the 1910 census shows that the land is owned free and clear.

      “In recounting the early settlers of Deerwood Township, one must also remember G.J. Landstrom and A. Johnson. They purchased railroad land in section 35 on Shirt Lake where they helped each other build log homes and barns. In the 1890s, they returned to Sweden to bring their families to the new land. Mr. Landstrom’s son, Carl, recalled helping his father clear the land of stumps, which were mixed hardwoods with some pine. The Landstrom family farm at one time had one of the highest testing dairy herds [the milk testing high in butterfat content] in Crow Wing County, although their place became known as Landstrom's Berry Farm.”

      The Landstrom land consisted apparently of 120 acres of the NW corner (all but the SW corner of the NW corner) of Section 34 on the west end of Shirt Lake in Deerwood township. (The 1913 Crow Wing County plat book says the Landstrom property was in Section 35.)

      “The Landstroms were members of the Swedish Baptist Church organized June 1, 1884. In November of 1903, one acre of ground on the south shore of Hamlet Lake was donated by John Heglund and a church was built on this lovely site overlooking the lake. This Hamlet Lake Baptist Church was used for 45 years by the congregation.”

      Minnesota death certificate #1928-MN-003223 issued in Crow Wing County for LANDSTROM, GUST JACOB for death date 10/28/1928.

      Obituary from the Crosby Courier:

      Gust J. Landstrom Passes Away Sunday

      Gust J. Landstrom of Deerwood township, passed away at his home on Shirt Lake Sunday, Oct. 28 after suffering from a heart ailment for several months.

      Mr. Landstrom was born in Normaldling, Vesterbatten, Sweden, on Oct. 10, 1865. At the age of seventeen years, he came to America, settling in Minnesota near Duluth. In 1898 he came to Deerwood, buying his farmstead at Shirt Lake.

      He is survived by his wife, Clara Landstrom, two daughters, Naomi and Mabel, and a son, Carl. One daughter, Helga, passed away in March, 1927.

      The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 31 at 1:00 p.m. from the home and 2:00 p.m. from the Hamlet Lake Baptist church. He is deeply mourned by his family, relatives, and friends.

      In the 1900 census, “Gustaf” is 34 (born Sept 1865) shown as living with his 33 year-old sister "Johanna" (born Feb 1867). This must be Katrina Johanna whom we know came over to the US in 1898 (as is confirmed on the census form). She is indicated as having an occupation but the handwriting of the census-taker is illegible. It may be "housekeeper." She is shown as being able to read and write but not able to speak English. Gust emigrated in 1884, Johanna in 1898.

      In the 1905 state census, he (as August), 40, and Clara, 26, are carefully entered, and indexed, as Landström. He had been in Minnesota for 17 years and 8 months and in the present enumeration district for 7 years and 1 month. She had been in Minnesota for 3 years and 2 months and in the present enumeration district for 3 years.

      In the 1910 census, Gust and Clara are indicated as having been married 6 years at the time of the census-taker's visit on May 2, 3, or 4. This would indicate that they were married between June of 1903 and May of 1904. They immigrated in 1884 and 1902, respectively. Clara's occupation is indicated as "Farm Laborer."

      In the May 30, 1912, edition of the Duluth News-Tribune, is an article describing the formation of The Hamlet and Shirt Lake Telephone Company. The officers are Alfred Johnson, president, Alfred W. Heglund, vice-president, F. V. Berglund, secretary, and Gust J. Landstrom, treasurer.

      The Landstroms in the 1920 census:

      Landstrom, Gustav J., owns property, no mortgage, age 54. Year of immigration looks like 1884. Year of naturalization is illegible. Occupation is farmer, general.

      Clara, age 41, year of immigration 1902. Year of naturalization is illegible.

      Helga, age 14, attended school.

      Nomie J., age 13, attended school.

      Mable A., age 10, attended school.

      Carl S., age 8, attended school.

      The 1930 Census was taken about April 2nd by Arthur Mattson. By this time, Gust had died.

      Clara, head, owner, radio set in the household, age 52, widowed, married at age 27. Emigrated in 1902; a naturalized citizen. Occupation is farmer on farm.

      Naomi J., daughter, age 23, single {!}. Occupation is teacher in rural school.

      Carl E., son, age 18, single. Occupation is laborer on farm.

      He died of chronic endocarditis and myocarditis which he had had for 2 years. A complicating factor was senility. His doctor was Baxter A Smith of Crosby. The informant for his death certificate was his wife Clara who didn’t know Gustaf’s mother’s name and thought that Gustaf’s father was named Ole Landstrom.
    Person ID I57  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2016 

    Father Johan LARSSON,   b. 19 Jun 1830, Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1904, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sara Katrina LINDSTRÖM,   b. 30 Jun 1828, Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1893, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1855  Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Klara Andersdotter WALLBÄCK,   b. 19 Jan 1878, Olsäter, Öfre Ulleruds, Värmlands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1959, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1904  Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Gustave J Landstrom and Clara Walbeck
    Children 
     1. Helga LANDSTROM,   b. 2 Sep 1905, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1927, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Naomi Johanna LANDSTROM,   b. 1 Nov 1906, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1986, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Mabel Amanda LANDSTROM,   b. 4 Jan 1909, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1999, Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Carl Edward LANDSTROM,   b. 8 Nov 1911, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2001, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Photos
    Landstroms
    Landstroms
    Gust Landstrom family in front of their house. Probably taken in 1915. Helga (10), Gust (50), Mabel (6), Klara (37), and Naomi (9). Camera-shy Carl (3) is hiding behind his mother.
    Klara's family, probably the summer of 1928
    Klara's family, probably the summer of 1928
    Naomi, 21; Carl, 16; Gust Landstrom, 62; Klara, 50; Mabel, 19; Gust Anderson, 44; and Ed Anderson, 48. Probably taken on the Landstrom farm on Shirt Lake.
    At the Landstroms', 1927 or 1928
    At the Landstroms', 1927 or 1928
    Mabel is on the left. Carl has the cap on in the back, over his mother's left shoulder. Ethel Berglund, a family friend, is next to Mabel. Gust is on the far right with the dog. We don't know who the other people are.
    Landstrom children 1
    Landstrom children 1
    The four children of Gustaf and Klara Landstrom. This was taken in front of the Landstrom farmhouse overlooking Shirt Lake in, say, February of 1916.
    Landstrom Children 2
    Landstrom Children 2
    Klara with her four children. This was taken in front of the Landstrom farmhouse overlooking Shirt Lake in, say, February of 1916.
    Landstrom farm
    Landstrom farm
    This is a scene from the Landstrom farm on Shirt Lake. The caption on the back of this photo: "Mom in back seat. Going to Ladies Aid. Sent home from school - thought she had chicken pox."
    Another scene from Landstrom farm
    Another scene from Landstrom farm
    The description on the back of this picture: "Carl by barn, Mabel on ladder, Naomi walking."
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Gust and Klara Landstrom
    Gust and Klara Landstrom
    Presumably taken at the time they were married in 1904.
    Gustaf Landstrom in his mid 20s
    Gustaf Landstrom in his mid 20s
    This is probably from the early 1890s when Gustaf was in Duluth and before he moved to Crow Wing County.
    Gustaf Landström
    Gustaf Landström