States: Minnesota: Chisago
Taken from “History of the St. Croix Valley”, volume 2, pages 1210-1211 (published in 1909)
Oscar F. Lindstrom was born on his father’s farm, where the village of Lindstrom now stands, May 16, 1867, son of Daniel and Johanna (Peterson) Lindstrom, both natives of Sweden. The father came to America in 1854 and settled in the township of Chisago Lake, Minn., where he purchased 130 acres. He improved this land, brought it under cultivation and engaged in general farming and stock raising. About 1878 he sold his farm to a syndicate which desired to establish a railroad station at the point. He continued, however, to reside on the old homestead. He took an active part in all local affairs, and for twenty years was constable in the township of Chisago Lake. He died at Linstrom in 1895 at the age of seventy years. His widow is still living, and until 1897 lived on the old homestead. She now resides in California at the age of sixy-four. To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Linstrom were born, all on the old homestead, three children: Theodore E. resides at Lindstrom and is engaged in the real estate business at Rush City. Clara is the wife of Peter M. Holt, a carpenter and contractor of San Diego, Cal. Oscar F. was the oldest child. He attended the common schools of the county and went to the Business College at Anoka, Minn., assisting his father on the farm for several years. He then engaged in the banking business at Tower, Minn., and at Duluth and Superior, remaining in the later city some seven or eight years. Later he started a clothing establishment at Lindstrom, which he conducted for a period of four years. In 1902 he was appointed cashier of the First State Bank of Lindstrom, which position he has held ever since. A Republican in politics he has served on the school board and as president of the village council of Lindstorm. He has been one of the trustees of the village treasurer. He is a member and has been one of the councilmen of the English Lutheran church. For twelve years he has affiliated with the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Lindstrom was married November 25, 1897, to Sophia Anderson of Lindstrom, daughter of Peter and Katherine Anderson. Mr. Anderson was one of the early settlers of Lindstrom and is now deceased. His widow is still living. Unto Mr. and Mr.s Lindstrom four children have been born, all in the village of Lindstrom. Reynold Daniel, the oldest, was born September 25, 1898, and is now attending the public schools. The other threee are: Gertrude Katherine, Eldred Oscar and Kenneth Lyle.
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