Obit: Bergstrom, Sophia Hansen (1877 - 1908)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt 

Surnames: Bergstrom, Hansen, Nelson, Anderson

----Sources: Marathon County Register Newspaper (Unity, Wis.) June 26,1908

Bergstrom, Sophia (18 Sept. 1877 - 18 June 1908)

Mrs. Oscar Bergstrom

Mrs. Oscar Bergstrom of Stetsonville died at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield Thursday June 18th after undergoing an operation for a growth in her side.

Sophia Hansen was born at Christiania, Norway, Sept. 18,1877. She came to Longwood, Clark county with her parents when a small child. When eight years of age she came to Unity and made her home with her Uncle, Christ Nelson and family until April 27,1904 when she was united in marriage to Oscar Bergstrom and together they moved to Stetsonville where Mr. Bergstrom is engaged in the hardware business.

She was taken sick several weeks ago and was taken to the Marshfield hospital where she underwent an operation, while confined at the hospital a son was born, which will find a home with the deceased mother’s sister, Mrs. Otto Anderson, of Greenwood.

Mrs. Bergstrom was a woman possessed of the rarest womanly qualities. She was held in the highest esteem by the many friends and acquaintances here and at Stetsonville.

She is survived by a husband and three children, Oscar, age three; Carl, age two: and Edwin, age four weeks. The other relatives who mourn her departure are her mother, Mrs. O. Hansen of Longwood; and a sister, Mrs. Otto Anderson of Greenwood, both of whom were in attendance at the funeral. Mrs. Oscar Anderson of Chicago and relatives of Longwood and friends from Stetsonville and Greenwood also attended the funeral.

The funeral was held from the M. E. Church in this village, Sunday afternoon June 21. A large number of friends were present and assisted at the last sad rites.

Obit: Bergstrom, Oscar (1873 - 1914)

----Source: Cemetery photos by Kathy Englebretson,

1900 Federal Census, Little Black, Taylor, Wisconsin, pg. 90, family 14, line 59

Oscar Bergstrom, white, married male
Parent 1 Birthplace: Sweden
Parent 2 Birthplace: Sweden
Household Members
Head Oscar Bergstrom M 32y Sweden
Wife Sofia Bergstrom F 28y Norway
Son Oscar Bergstrom M., Wisconsin

Both Oscar and Sophia Bergstrom are buried in the Brighton Cemetery, Unity, Wisconsin

Sc. Name

Location Blk/Row/Gr

Birth Death

Notes & Military



ct Bergstrom, Hannah Sophia 25/-/201 13 Sep 1877 18 Jun 1908

B. Christiania, Norway

Oscar Bergstrom 27 Apr 1904 Gunereius & Olette (Sorenson) Hansen
ct Bergstrom, Oscar Theodore 25/-/198 8 May 1873 14 Mar 1914 B. Sweden  Sophia Hansen 27 Apr 1904 Gust & Christiana (Johnson) Bergstom




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