BORGSTROM

Borgström - Burgstrom - Bergstrom

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Borgström  / Burgstrom / Bergstrom

 

Sweden

thru 1870

Denmark
1870 - 1875

Utah

1875 - 1890

Montana

1890 to present

 

 

 


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Montana Standard - May 30, 1965

 

 

Svedala, Skåne, Sweden


      Malmöhus Castle located in Malmö Sweden                               Malmö and the Öresund strait

 

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, situated in its southernmost province of Scania.

Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County.

 

 

Sven Lofstrom 1726 -

Sven Lofstrom
Birth:           ~1726 in Fru Alstads Malmohus, Sweden
Occupation: Cavalryman
Married:       Boel Palson on December 10, 1775
 

Boel Palsson
Birth:           ~1730  in Fru Alstads Malmohus, Sweden
Death:          March 15, 1821 in
W. Vemmerlov, Malmohus, Sweden
Married #1:  Pehr Isberg born ~1733 and died May 27, 1774
Married #2:  Sven Lofstrom on December 10, 1775

Children:

  1. Sven Svensson
    Birth:    March 21, 1777 in Fru Alstad, Malmohus, Sweden
    Death:  February 25, 1829 was "frozen to death" in
    Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden

  2. Mans Svensson
    Birth:    June 5, 1780 in Fru Alstad, Malmohus, Sweden
    Death:  February 25, 1785 in Fru Alstad, Malmohus, Sweden

Boel Palsson later married to Pehr Isberg born ~1733 and died May 24, 1774
 

Boel and Pehr's Children:  (born at Fru Alstad, Malmohus)

  1. Sven Perhsson     born October                  died December 8, 1770

  2. Sven Persson       born October 30, 1771   died April 24, 1775

  3. Pahl Persson        April 17, 1774

 

Sven Svensson 1777 - 1829

Sven Svensson
Birth:           March 21, 1777 in Fru Alstad, Malmohus, Sweden
Parents:       Sven Lofstrom and Boel Palsson
Married:      
Occupation: Tailor
Death:          February 25, 1829 was "frozen to death" in
Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
 

Elna Magnusson
Birth:           April 2, 1784 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Father:        Magnus born ~1749 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mother:       Kirstina Pehrsson born September 29, 1753 at Fuglie Malmohus, Sweden
                         Married: Carl Persson on October 25, 1801
Death:         May 24, 1824 in Svedala Parish of dropsy
Occupation:

Married:     November 3, 1809 at Svedala Parish

Children:

  1. Mans Svensson      born September 10, 1810 died September 12, 1812

  2. Boel Svensson        born June 1, 1812

  3. Magnus Svensson
    Birth:           October 30, 1814
     

  4. Lars Svensson        born March 26, 1817

  5. Lisbeth Svensson    born May 30, 1819

  6. Kjerstina Svensson  born May 6, 1821

  7. Maria Svensson      born March 19, 1824  died April 1, 1824

 

Magnus Svensson 1814 - 1859

Magnus Svensson
Birth:           October 30, 1814 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
Death:          June 30, 1859 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
Parents:       Sven Svensson and Elna Magnusson
Married:      
Occupation: Shoemaker
Death:         

 

Boel Svendotter
Birth:           April 11, 1817 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
Father:        Sven Wilhelmsson born September 7, 1759 and died November 30, 1836
                          Father: Wilhelm Andersson born March 19, 1721

                                                     died May 1781 in Hyltarp Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
                          Mother: Boel Matsson ~1728 in Lindved, Svedala Malmohus, Sweden
                                            Father: Mats OLSSON born ~1688 and buried January 13, 1765 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
                                            Mother: Ingeborg ANDERSSON  born ~1683 and died February 14, 1750
Mother:       Metta Jonsson born February 22, 1777 and died October 15, 1835 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
                           Father:  Jons Andersson ~1740 and died April 18, 1785 in E. Grefvie, Malmohus, Sweden
                           Mother: Matsson ~1747 and died January 23, 1782 in E. Grefvie, Malmohus, Sweden
Death:         August 26, 1875 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden


Married:     October 20, 1839 at Svedala
Residence:    Lived in Svedala

Children:

  1. Wilhelm Magnusson    born September 9, 1840  died April 27, 1842

  2. Wilhelm Magnusson    born August 30, 1842      died January 18, 1849

  3. Carl Magnusson  born December 7, 1843   died march 2, 1890

  4. Anders Magnusson     born March 7, 1849

  5. Elna Magnusson          born July 18, 1846

  6. Elena Magnusson        born September 26, 1852  died November 16, 1852

  7. Maria Magnusson       born March 12, 1854

 

Denmark

In 1871, Carl Magnusson and Christina Marie Persson (Johnsson) were married and lived in Copenhagen where their sons Carl and Alexander were born.  Carl apprenticed as a tailor for a man named Borgström.

 

 

 

Brigham City, Utah

Brigham City

Box Elder County, Utah

 

Carl Magnusson "Borgström" 1843 - 1890

Carl Magnusson Borgström    family tree

 

Birth:

Parents:

Occupation:

Married #1:

Married #2:

Death:
Burial:

November 27, 1843 (or December 7) in Svedala, Skåne, Sweden
Son of Magnus Svensson and Boel Svensson
Apprenticed in Copenhagen as a tailor for a man named Borgstrom
Christina Marie Johnsson in 1871 - lived for a time in Copenhagen
Sophia Allen Olson
March 2, 1890 (or March 6, 1891) in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
March 1891 at Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah

Christina Marie Persson (Johnsson) family tree

 

Birth:

Father:

 

 

Mother:

 

 

Immigration:

Death:

Burial:

 

September 27, 1843 in Svedala, Malmohus, Sweden
Par or Per Johnsson born January 3, 1819 

   Father:  Jon Andersson 1778
   Mother: Catherine Hansson 1780

Anna Nilsson born November 11, 1811

   Father: Nils Bobeck 1788
   Mother: Anna Andersson 1782

1876 per 1900 US Census

April 10, 1933 (Utah - Death Certificate)

Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah

 

 

1843 born September 27, 1843 - per Relatives Galore Book

1845 born September 27, 1845 - per Utah - Death Certificate - age 89 years 6 months 13 days

1862 moved out unmarried to Caroli in Malmo (19 years old)

1871 married and lived in Copenhagen where their sons Carl and Alexander were born.

1875 Carl immigrated to Brigham City, Utah per family records
1876 Christine Borgstrom immigration thru New York

1933 residence 218 So. 5th West, Brigham City, Utah

1933 died April 10, 1933 at 8:15PM per Utah - Death Certificate - cause Myocarditis Chronic

Carl started a tailor business with a man named Christensen, their shop was named "Borgstrom & Christensen Tailor Shop". Carl later bought his partner out and ran the business himself.
 

Christina has some training as a Nurse in Brigham City.  She was very good at it and spent a great deal of time caring for the the sick.

 





1900 US Federal Census - Brigham City, Box Elder, UT : Christine 56 + Minnie 18 + Mabelle 15

1930 US Federal Census - Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah : George & Minnie Bock + Christine 87
1933 Utah Death Index - Christine Marie Borgstrom April 10, 1933


Children of Carl and Christina: 
   
It is also thought that they had two sons who died in infancy in Copenhagen, Denmark

Carl Magnus Burgstrom

Birth:            October 27, 1872 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Immigrated: 1876 at age of 3 with his parents and brother Alexander to Brigham City, Utah
                     Moved to Dillon and Virginia City Montana in early 1880s and worked gold mines
Married:       Annie Harriman on July 6, 1903 in Virginia City Montana (Marriage License PDF)
Occupation: Miner / Appointed Virginia City Marshall on June 1, 1942
                     and served until February 1948 when he retired because of poor health
Death:          January 3, 1961
Burial:          Virginia City Cemetery, Montana

 

 

Axel Alexander William Borgstrom

Birth:            July 24, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Immigrated: to America at age of 1 with his parents and brother Carl to Brigham City, Utah
Married:       Anna Louise Nielson on January 6, 1897.
Spouse:         Anna Louise Nielson born December 31, 1878 at Millville, Cache County, Utah
                     Anna was a midwife, serving the community for many years.
                     Anna died on November 27, 1957 & burial at Brigham City Cemetery
Occupation: Alexander and Anna has a farm in Thatcher, Utah where they raised their family.
                     In 1946, they moved back to Brigham City and built their home
Death:          August 22, 1958 only a few months after Anna died

Burial:          Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah

Children:

 

Ethel Louise
Birth: September 26, 1897
Death: December 8, 1944 
Married: George W. Bradshaw
Children: George Jr. & Odell of Tremonton Utah
Odell graduated from Bear River High School in 1941
Grand-Children: Kim Bradshaw
Burial: Riverview Cemetery Tremonton Box Elder County Utah

 

 

Evan Alfred
Birth: May 15, 1899
Burial: Brigham City Cemetery Brigham City Box Elder Co Utah

 

 

Verna Lenora
Birth: March 6, 1901 
Married: Frank Norberg on December 16, 1920
Daughter: Gloria October 23, 1923

 

 

Pearl Lavon
Birth:      March 14, 1906
Married: Thurman Buckhart on May 6, 1933

live in Tremonton, Utah

 

 

Ruby Christina
Birth:     August 24, 1911
Death:    March 27, 1994
Married: Bernard A. Stone on July 18, 1932 in Ogden Utah
               Bernard died Nov 22, 1986
Burial:     Ogden City Cemetery Ogden Weber County Utah Plot: D-17-14-2W

 

 

Vaudess Eleen
Birth: November 21, 1912
Married: George Marsden
Children:  Jolene and Marcia

 

 

 

Annie Borgstrom

Birth:            December 13, 1875 in Brigham City Utah
Married:       Con McClurg born March 11, 1868
Death:         
1950 in Virginia City
Burial:         
Virginia City Cemetery
                    

 

 

1940 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Con 72, Annie 64, .....

 

Children:

 

 

Henrietta McClurg
died as infant

 

 

Hazel McClurg
Birth:
       May 4, 1902
Death:     December 21, 1942
Married:  Roy Hancock born May 30, 1897
                 son on James Hancock and Mary Josephine Burton
Children:
1) Shirley         born ~1921 in Wyoming
                2) Bernice A   born ~1923 in Montana
                3) Catherine J born ~1926 in Montana

 

 

Alderine McClurg
Birth:
June 25, 1906
Marriage:
Shirley Hancock

 

 

Nellie McClurg
Birth:
March 11, 1908

 

 

Howard McClurg
Birth: March 11, 1908

1940 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Howard 32

 

 

Leroy McClurg

Birth: March 25, 1910

1940 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Leroy 30

 

 

Ruth McClurg
Birth: May 6, 1912

 

 

Con McClurg Jr.
Birth: September 9, 1914

1940 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Con Jr 26

 

 

Marie McClurg
Birth: July 1, 1917
Married: Horace Dunn on April 5, 1939 in Butte Montana
Children: Elaine Marie, Sheron Alderine, Beverly Forest, David Allen

 

 

 

 

 

Mabelle Borgstrom  

Birth:            November 22, 1884 in Brigham City Utah
Married:       Alexander Fay Chisholm
                          an entertainer with the Ringling Brothers Circus
                          musician, played fiddle and harmonica
Death:          February 2, 1932
Burial:          Methodist Church at Sidney, Montana

 

1900 US Federal Census - Brigham City, Box Elder, UT : Mabelle 15

 

 

 

Minnie Borgstrom

Birth:            March 10, 1883 in Brigham City Utah
Married:       George T. Bock in 1902
Spouse:         George T. Bock was born ?
Residence:     Sheridan Montana and Brigham City Utah
Death:           October 18, 1956.  She was struck by a car crossing a street
                     
Obituary:      Montana Standard Sunday, October 21, 1956
Burial:           Brigham City Utah - beside her husband George T. Bock
                     

Children:       1) Glen     ~1906
                     2) Delbert ~1911
                     3) Isabell  ~1922
1940 US Federal Census - Brigham, Box Elder, Utah - George, Minnie, Glen Delbert, Isabell

 

 

Children:

Philip Roosevelt Bock         Birth: May 20, 1903

Glen Alexander Bock          Birth: June 26, 1905
Catherine Christine Bock   
Birth: August 20, 1908
Delbert Daniel Bock          
Birth: November 11, 1910
Russell Christian Bock      
Birth: December 25, 1915
Isabel "Elisabeth" Bock     
Birth: November 27, 1921


1900 US Federal Census - Brigham City, Box Elder, UT : Minnie 18

1930 United States Federal Census - Brigham, Box Elder, Utah : George & Minnie Bock + Christine 87

 



Sophia Allen Olson

  Birth:                March 2, 1847 in West, Tunhem, Elfsborg (alvsborg?), Sweden
Death:             September 13, 1916 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Burial:              September 1916 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Immigration:   1880 per 1900 US Census
Father:             Olof (or Oluf) Svensson
                          born March 11, 1805 at Edebro, Stom Sirnstad, Sweden
                          died October 19, 1866
Mother:            Annicka Nilsson
                         born August 21, 1799 at Hafen tun Skaraborg, Sweden
                         died August 13, 1879 at West Tunhem, Elfsborg, Sweden

1880 Immigration per 1900 US Census

1895 Utah Naturalization & Citizenship Records - Sophia Borgstrom - Sept 14, 1895

1900 US Federal Census - Brigham City, Box Elder, UT : Sophia 53 + Nephi 13

 

Children of Carl and Sophia

 

Nephi Borgstrom

Birth:   Jun. 1, 1886
Death: Feb. 16, 1957
Burial: Brigham City Cemetery Brigham City Box Elder County Utah

 

 

 

Alben Borgstrom

Birth:    April 26, 1883 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Death:  November 25, 1956 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah
Burial:  November 28, 1956 in Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, Utah

Married: December
14, 1910 in Logan, Cache, Utah
Spouse:   Gunda Elizabeth PETERSEN
                Birth:    November 20, 1887 in Fredrickshald, Halden, Norway
                Death:  March 20, 1971 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
               
Burial:  March 24, 1971 in Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, Utah
                Father: Carl Johan PETERSEN (AFN: 183R-Z2) Family
                Mother: Wilhelmina Josefine PETERSON

 

Children:

 

Veron Alben

Birth: September 10, 1911 in Penrose, Box Elder, Utah

Death: Sep. 27, 1921

 

 

Aleda E.

Birth: November 16, 1913
Death: November 28, 1990, Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah, USA at age 78

Buried: December 3, 1990, Valley View Cemetery Bothwell, Box Elder, UT

Married: William Burton on December 18, 1932

Spouse: William Burton was born April 14, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio
Buried: April 9, 1983, Bothwell, Box Elder, Utah

 

 

Elmer Leroy
Birth: April 30, 1914 in Penrose, Box Elder, Utah

Death: Jun. 22, 1944 WWII

 

 

Clyde Eugene

Birth: February 15, 1916 in Penrose, Box Elder, Utah
Death: March 17, 1944 WWII

 

 

Mildred Lola

Birth:        May 12, 1917-18 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Death:     Apr. 8, 1977
Married:  Horace Sanford Smith 1912-1943 on September 23, 1940

Children: ?

Burial:     Brigham City Cemetery

 

 

Wilma Cleo

Birth:      October 11, 1920 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Married: Leslie Hawkes on March 4, 1939
Burial:    Brigham City Cemetery

 

 

 

 

Boyd Carl

Birth:      June 21, 1921 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Death:    December 3, 1975

Married: Melva Priscilla Jean Thomas on July 29 , 1945
                Birth: June 18, 1925   Death: February 9, 2007

 

 

Rolon Day

Birth: May 5, 1925 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Death: Aug. 8, 1944 WWII

 

 

Rulon Jay

Birth: May 5, 1925 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Death: Aug. 25, 1944 WWII

 

 

Eldon Kay

Birth: August 12, 1929 in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah

Death: Jun. 11, 1980  

 

 

 

 

Girl that died quite young

 

 

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CENSUS YEAR: 1900    STATE: UT    COUNTY: Box Elder    TOWNSHIP: Brigham Precinct    INCORPORATED-PLACE: Brigham City    WARD-of-CITY: 2nd Ward    MICROFILM#: T623-1682    SUPV/DISTR: 273    ENUM/DISTR: 202    ENUMERATOR: Winifr
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                                 STR                                                            BIRTH BIRTH        S-M   #YRS #     #CHILD BIRTH         FATHER                         MOTHER        YEAR  #YRS NATUR-            
PG# LN# ED  SH# STREET           NBM DW# FM# LAST NAME      FIRST NAME   RELATION      RACE SEX MONTH YEAR  AGE    Wd-D  MAR  CHILD LIVING PLACE         BIRTHPL                        BIRTHPL       IMMI  US   ALIZED OCCUPATION 
                                     (1) (2) (3)            (3)          (4)           (5)  (6) (7)   (7)   (8)    (9)   (10) (11)  (12)   (13)          (14)                           (15)          (16)  (17) (18)   (19)       
====================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
70A 1   202 16A West Wall        .   294 312 Borgstrom      Christina    Head          W    F   Sept  1843  56     Wd    .    7     5      Sweden        Sweden                         Sweden        1876  24   .      .          
70A 2   202 16A West Wall        .   294 312 Borgstrom      Minnie       Daughter      W    F   Mar   1882  18     S     .    .     .      Utah          Sweden                         Sweden        .     .    .      Servant    
70A 3   202 16A West Wall        .   294 312 Borgstrom      Mabelle      Daughter      W    F   Nov   1884  15     S     .    .     .      Utah          Sweden                         Sweden        .     .    .      .          
70A 4   202 16A West Wall        .   295 313 Borgstrom      Sophia       Head          W    F   Mar   1847  53     Wd    .    2     2      Sweden        Sweden                         Sweden        1880  20   .      Wash-women*

70A 5   202 16A West Wall        .   295 313 Borgstrom      Nephi        Son           W    M   June  1886  13*    S     .    .     .      Utah          Sweden                         Sweden        .     .    .      At school  

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CENSUS YEAR: 1930    STATE: UT    COUNTY: Box Elder    TOWNSHIP: Rawlins Precinct    MICROFILM#: T626-2414    SUPV/DISTR: 1   ENUM/DISTR: 2-40   ENUMERATOR: Owen P Canfield    ENUM/DATE-RANGE: April 16-30, 1930
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                                                                                      $VALUE      RADIO                         S-M  AGE   ATTD CAN                                   FATHER'S       MOTHER'S       MOTHER    YEAR      SPEAK                                         CLASS  AT WORK LN# or       WHAT FARM
PG#  LN# ED   SH# STR HS# DW# FM# LAST NAME   FIRST NAME   RELATION               O-R $RENT       SET   FARM? SEX  RACE AGE     Wd-D 1st M SCH  RD/WR BIRTHPLACE                      BIRTHPLACE     BIRTHPLACE     TONGUE    IMMI NATL ENGL? OCCUPATION      INDUSTRY                WORKER YES'DAY UNEMP-S VET  WAR? SCHD REMARKS
                  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)         (5)          (6)                    (7) (8)         (9)   (10)  (11) (12) (13)    (14) (15)  (16) (17)  (18)                            (19)           (20)           (21)      (22) (23) (24)  (25)            (26)                    (27)   (28)    (29)    (30) (31) (32)
=============================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
237A 10  2-40 5A  .   .   79  79  Borgstrom   Axel W       Head                   O   .           R     yes   M    W    54      M    21    no   yes   Denmark                         Sweden         Sweden         Swedish   1876 Na   yes   Farmer          Irrigated Farm          O      yes     .       no   .    70   .
237A 11  2-40 5A  .   .   79  79  Borgstrom   Anna L       Wife H                 .   .           .     x     F    W    51      M    18    no   yes   Utah                            Sweden         Sweden         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 12  2-40 5A  .   .   79  79  Borgstrom   Ruby C       Daughter AB            .   .           .     x     F    W    18      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Denmark        Utah           .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 13  2-40 5A  .   .   79  79  Borgstrom   Vadus E      Daughter AB            .   .           .     x     F    W    17      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Denmark        Utah           .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 20  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Alben        Head                   O   .           .     yes   M    W    47      M    26    no   yes   Sweden                          Sweden         Sweden         Swedish   1876 Na   yes   Farmer          General Farm            O      yes     .       no   .    72   .
237A 21  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Sunda        Wife H                 .   .           .     x     F    W    42      M    23    no   yes   Norway                          Norway         Norway         Norwegian 1898 Na   yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 22  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Aleda L      Daughter               .   .           .     x     F    W    17      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 23  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Lerosy E*    Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    15      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    Column 5 first name as spelled by enumerator
237A 24  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Clyde U      Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    14      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 25  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Mildred L    Daughter               .   .           .     x     F    W    12      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 26  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Wilma C      Daughter               .   .           .     x     F    W    10      S    .     yes  yes   Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 27  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Boyd C       Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    8       S    .     yes  .     Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .
237A 28  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Roland D     Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    1 2/12  S    .     no   .     Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    Possible twin
237A 29  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Ruland J     Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    1 2/12  S    .     no   .     Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    Possible twin
237A 30  2-40 5A  .   .   81  81  Borgstrom   Elden K      Son                    .   .           .     x     M    W    0/12    S    .     no   .     Utah                            Utah           Norway         .         .    .    yes   none            .                       .      .       .       .    .    .    .

 

 

Four Borgstrom Brothers

World War II Claimed the Lives

of Four Borgstrom Brothers

 

World War II took the lives of many Utahns, but no family in the state sacrificed more for the Allied cause than Alben and Gunda Borgstrom of Thatcher, Box Elder County. Four of the five sons they sent off to battle died within a six-month period during 1944. "Few families in American history have been called upon to make such a tremendous sacrifice for the cause of freedom and liberty," one speaker noted at ceremonies honoring the Borgstrom brothers in 1946.

 

 

LeRoy Elmer Borgstrom
born April 30, 1914

drafted into the Army on November 7, 1942
served in medical unit of the 361st Infantry, 91st Division

killed in action in Italy on June 22, 1944

 

Clyde Eugene Borgstrom
born February 15, 1916

enlisted in the Marines on October 14, 1940

killed in action on March 17, 1944

at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

 

Rolon Day Borgstrom
twin born May 5, 1925

drafted into the Army on July 7, 1943

two weeks after High School Graduation

shipped overseas in June 1944 as an aerial gunner

died in England on August 8, 1944

of injuries suffered during a bombing mission

over France and Germany

 

Rulon Jay Borgstrom
twin born May 5, 1925

drafted into the Army on July 7, 1943

two weeks after High School Graduation

also a gunner on a heavy bomber

killed in action on August 25, 1944

two and a half weeks after his twin brother Rolon

 

Boyd Carl Borgstrom

born July 21, 1921, in Thatcher, had enlisted on October 14, 1940, with his brother Clyde.  Upon news that his fourth brother was missing in action, Boyd was shipped from the South Pacific to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, where he as discharged on October 7, 1944.

 

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Veteran's Memorial Tremonton Utah

 

 

WWII American Heavy Bomber

 

 

WWII Arial Gunner

 

 

WWII Aerial Gunner Wings

 

 

WWII B17 Bomber

 

 

 

 

Carl Magnus Burgstrom 1872 - 1961

 

Carl Magnus Burgstrom

Birth:           October 27, 1872 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Parents:       Oldest son of Carl Magnusson Borgstrom and Christina Marie Persson
Immigrated: 1876 at age of 3 with his parents and brother Alexander to Brigham City, Utah
                     Moved to Dillon and Virginia City Montana in early 1880s and worked gold mines

Married:       Annie Harriman on July 6, 1903 in Virginia City Montana (Marriage License PDF)
Occupation: Miner  &  appointed Virginia City Marshall on June 1, 1942 and served until
                     February 1948 when he retired because of poor health
Death:          January 3, 1961 in Madison County, Montana
                     Montana Standard, Butte, Wednesday, January 4, 1961 - Carl Burgstrom Obituary
Burial:          Hillside Cemetery, Virginia City, Montana

 

 

 

 


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