Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3/10/2014 Anders Wilhelm "Andrew" Strand (1863 - 1926) - Find A Grave Memorial Birth: Oct. 14, 1863 Kopparberg Dalarnas Lan, Sweden Death: 3/10/2014 Anders Wilhelm Birth: Oct. 14, 1863 Kopp Anders Wilhelm "Andrew" Strand Anders Wilhelm "Andrew" Strand arberg Dalarnas Lan, Sweden Death Nov. 8, 1926 Kenmare Ward County North Dakota, USA Andrew William Strand Anders Wilhelm Danielsson Ljus was born 14 October 1853 in Borgsheden, Mockfjärd, Kopparbergs Län, Dalarna, Sweden. He was the son of Kerstin Andersdotter and her husband (the soldier) Daniel Danielsson Ljus. Andrew was the first of five children in the family. Andrew and his younger brother Louis (Lars) received their travel permit to leave the Mockfjärd parish on April 9, 1887 and they America. On April 22, 1887, they sailed from Göteborg, Sweden to Hull, England and listed their final destination as Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Andrew married Karin Ersdotter Skog on May 25, 1895 at Willmar, Minnesota. Karin and her daughter Greta. (Gertrude) had arrived in the United State Click on image for full size. from Sweden in June 1891. To Andrew and Karin's union, two children were born, Esther and Theodore. The family made their home in Lake Lillian Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, which is near Svea. In 1899, Andrew and his brother Louis went to North Dakota and filed homesteads in Elmdale Township, Ward County. Andrew filed on the NE 1/4 of Section 17 in 160N-89W. Their farmstead was just a mile east of the Niobe townsite which came into being in 1907. Andrew filed his first papers, Intention of Citizenship in Kandiyohi County, MN and received his U.S. Citizenship on November 1, 1902 at Minot, Ward County, ND. He made final proof on his homestead and received the land title on December 31, 1903. The family attended the Swedish Baptist Church in Niobe after that congregation was established in 1907. The continued to farm and live on the homestead. On November 6, 1926, Andrew fell ill and was taken to the Kenmare Hospital where it was discovered his appendicitis had ruptured. Surgery followed and he appeared to be recovering, however an abdominal blood clot developed and he passed away at the hospital on November 8. His funeral was held on November 11, 1926 from the Swedish Baptist Church in Niobe and interment in the Elmdale Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Elmdale Township, Ward County, North Dakota. Family links: Spouse: Karin Ersdotter Skog Strand (1858 - 1943)* Memorial Karin Ersdotter Skog Strand (1858 - 1943)* Children: Gertrude Skog Erickson (1889 - 1987)* Esther Strand Danielson (1896 - 1991)* Theodore William Strand (1898 - 1952)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Elmdale Lutheran Cemetery Niobe Ward County North Dakota, USA Maintained by: J.B. Mogren Originally Created by: Herb Schwede Record added: Dec 10, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 7001670

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Uncle Ted died at the age of 79 (same age as his brother Julius)
Born Paul Theodor Strand (7-6-1909 to 3-28-1989) the 4th child of Louis and Tilda Strand
Married Evelyn Laura Anderson on 4-23-1931.
Evelyn (2-27-10 to 11-10-19770 died at the age of 67 and the following year Uncle Ted
married Margaret Irene Swanson (12-29-1911 to 6-25-1988).

Memories of Uncle Ted:
Lived in a house in Svea behind the Lutheran Church
Uncle Ted worked on the railroad and fix TVs for a hobby
Sang on the radio
Ted and Evelyn had two sons Darrell Conrad Strand (4-1-1932) and Paul Jerome Strand (4-13-1936). Darrell married Doris and they live in a city halfway between the twin cities and Willmar. Julius, Fern and Susan would often stop at their home on their way home from visits in the cities.
Uncle Ted always had soda in the frig to share with visitors
Uncle Ted loved to laugh and tease.
Aunt Evelyn was from the Anderson linage and they had a strong Scandinavian accent. It was fun to mimic her. It seemed that all the sisters sounded alike.
Ted and Margaret actually visited Susan when she lived in Seattle.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Published May 14 2010
Rosetta ‘Tootie’ Strand Dec. 9, 1919 – May 11, 2010MINNEAPOLIS

“Tootie” (Johnson) Strand, 90, of Minneapolis, formerly of Willmar, died Tuesday morning at Mount Olivet Careview Center in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — Rosetta Kathryn “Tootie” (Johnson) Strand, 90, of Minneapolis, formerly of Willmar, died Tuesday morning at Mount Olivet Careview Center in Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Burial will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Tootie was born Dec. 9, 1919, near Hector, the daughter of George and Henrietta (Anders) Johnson. She grew up and received her education in the Hector community.
On Sept. 5, 1942, Tootie was united in marriage to Donald A. Strand in Monterey, Calif. Following Don’s discharge from the Army, they made their home in Willmar. They later moved to Minneapolis and then to California until his retirement in 1981, when they returned to Willmar.
Tootie enjoyed coffee time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening and baking. She will be best remembered for giving so much of herself to others.
She is survived by her four children, Butch (and Barb) Strand of Minneapolis, Candy (and Jim) Coyle of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kevin (and DeLayne) Strand of Stillwater and Jann (and Chip) Cruise of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Marvin (and Cecelia) Johnson of California and Burton Johnson of Australia; and one sister, Byrma (and Irwin) Tallakson of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 2001; two sisters, Evelyn Anderson and twin sister, Tootsie Larson; and six brothers, Harold, George Jr., Vernon, LaVerne, Arvin and Alfred in infancy.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Donald Strand age 2
Donald pictured with his mom and dad leaving for the army

From Candy 3/13/10

Grandpa looks pretty young in this photo. Could this be the house and stove that we knew as kids? I was fascinated by it...it had a little door with a mica window.

My dad said that grandpa loved to read. I wonder where he got his books. I know that he got the Swedish language newspaper from Minneapolis. Look at that nose. Did anyone inherit it? Candy

Picture from Candy

Strand family 1919
Front Row: Louis, Ted, Lillian, and Tilda holding Donald

Back Row
Roy, Ellen and Julius

Monday, March 1, 2010

David Julius Strand was born April 15, 1938 in Wilmar, Minnesota to Julius and “Fern” Strand. He grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota with his sister, Susan (now living in Pennsylvania). Dave graduated from high school in 1955 later St. Cloud College and then graduated from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From 1959 – 1962 he served at Sunrise Baptist Church in Custer, Washington

1962 – 1973 Edgewood Baptist Church in Edmonds, Washington
(from 1969 to 1973) he was the Chaplain for the Edmonds Fire Department

1973 to 1978 Immanuel Baptist Church in Denver Colorado and was appointed in 1976 to be chaplain of the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Colorado.

In 1978 through the early 80’s Dave served at Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois and from 1986 to 2003 served at Bonnie Brae Baptist Church in Denver where he retired.

Dave served on various Boards throughout his “career” including Chairman of the Christian Education Board of the Columbia Baptist Conference, Chair of the Christian Education Board, Mission Board Chair and helped build Mission Hills Baptist through the extension office all in the Rocky Mountain Region. He also has his hand in a church in Gillette,Wyoming and served on the Minister’s Council and Asian International Ministry while in Colorado.

He is married to Millie Strand.

3 daughters
7 grandchildren
and a Pekinese, Phoebe whom he loved very much.


Pastor David J. Strand an authentic and gentle servant of GOD passed away April 6 in Denver. He was IN LOVE with his wife, Millie. He loved his 3 daughters, his 7 grandchildren, his sister, friends, congregations and had a special “adopted” grandfather relationship with his young neighbor, Anlan Du. Born in 1938 in rural Minnesota, GOD chose Dave at the age of 20 to use his hardworking farm boy upbringing to plant and cultivate the seeds of God’s kingdom through Jesus Christ. And though his family and friends know that he is “flying on eagles wings”, the world will miss a man like this. A Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, Apr. 9th at 10:00am at the Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. Highlands Ranch.

The pictures above are from various times of David's life: Early age, high school graduation (1955), a family visit in Denver (about 1995) and Matthew's last time with his Uncle Dave (2006).