Janne Henric Osterberg

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About Janne Henric Osterberg

John H Osterberg came with his parents from Vestergotland, Sweden, in 1866. They came by steamboat to Montreal and from there, by way of the St. Lawrence River. His family settled in Pope County, Minnesota, close to Kensington.

The Family

John Osterberg, Sr., farmed three quarters and an eighty, which had all been broken up by horses. He bought his first threshing machine in 1907 and after doing custom threshing in the neighborhood, he took it up into the Carnduff and Carievale, Canada, area and did threshing there. There was also a cook car with the threshing outfit.

The family was all interested in music and their home was a gathering place for friends and neighbors on Sundays and other evenings.  They would gather together around the organ and sing.
They also took an active part in establishing the Pike Lake Church, in Minnesota.

On May 17, 1930, John and Christine Osterberg celebrated their Golden Wedding at the homestead with all of their children and grandchildren in attendance, a really joyous celebration.


Source: St. James Lutheran Church, Fairview, PA. Marriages. Transcribed by Tom Hutzelman.

Today, 31 March 1868, in the presence of witnesses: 1. Wilh. Ludw. Beckman and 2. Kathr. Beckmann, were married: JOHANN HEINRICH OSTERBERG, born in Schachten, Electoral hessen, 27 Juni 1845, with CHRISTINE BECKMAN, born in Erie, Pa., 20 Sept. 1840. J. Wilh. Semler, Pastor.

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Note: Sent by descendant, Jim Rosenberg, by e-mail 2-18-2003. JKM

"I asked an Aunt,Ester (Miller) Holder (my moms sister) about her grandparents and she could remember every Sunday her grandfather (Johan) walking down RT. 5 all dressed in black with black hat, going to the Lutheran Church".

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Note: The interment records from Fairview Cemetery have name in several records as Henry J. Osterberg, including his burial record. Marriage record at Saint James Church has Johann Heinrich Osterberg (John Henry Osterberg). The 1880 census record has name as J. Henry Osterberg. Grandaughter Esther Holder has name as John.

SOURCE of above notes: Joan Fiesler, Fairview Area Historical Society, as of July 2008 jfiesler@velocity.net

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Janne Henric Osterberg's Timeline

January 6, 1859
January 7, 1859
Fullestad, Alvsborg, Sweden
November 4, 1880
Age 21
Age 22
September 18, 1884
Age 25
Pope, MN, United States
July 21, 1887
Age 28
Kensington, MN, United States
Age 28
March 10, 1890
Age 31
MN, United States
Age 33