Axel Richard Bergstrom

8 December 1880–1953 (Age 72)
Katrineholm, Södermanland, Sweden

The Life of Axel Richard

When Axel Richard Bergstrom was born on 8 December 1880, in Katrineholm, Södermanland, Sweden, his father, Anders Pehrsson Bergstrom, was 34 and his mother, Johanna Sofia Eriksson, was 28. He married Anna Josefina Karlsson on 31 December 1904, in Stora Malm, Södermanland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Storå, Örebro, Sweden for about 23 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, at the age of 73.

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Axel Richard Bergstrom
Anna Josefina Karlsson
Marriage: 31 December 1904
Axel Martin Bergstrom
Rut Anna Josefina Bergstrom
Birgit Anna Linnea Bergstrom

Spouse and Children

31 December 1904
Stora Malm, Södermanland, Sweden


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Bergström): ornamental name composed of the elements berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + ström ‘river’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Axel Bergstrom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Axel Rickard in household of And. Persson Bergström, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Axel Richard Bergström, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920"

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