E: Abt 1883, settled in Thompson Township
M: Emma Unknown
Children of Carl Bernstrom and Emma Unknown:
Carl Osca Bernstrom
M: Christine Elfstrom
Children of Carl Bernstrom and Unknown:
B: 24 Jul 1908
D: 30 Dec 2001, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock
M: 05 Nov 1936, Gladys M. Lindgren
Children of Paul Bernstrom and Gladys Lindgren:
M: 1967, Mary Kay Metzroth, and had two daughters: Tamara Ann and Rebekah Jo.
M: 1973, Lorna Torgrimson, had one daughter, Tracy Ann.
M: LeRoy Christensen
B: 24 Feb 1879, Vastermanland, Sweden
E: Emigrated in 1883
D: 01 Mar 1940, age 61
M: 1906, Carolina Bergvoll b. 13 Apr 1882, Jamtland, Sweden d. 1958
Children of Emil Bernstrom and Carolina Bergvoll:
Edna V. Bernstrom
B: 28 Jun 1911, rural Hallock, MN
D: 22 Oct 1993, Kittson Memorial Nursing Home, Hallock, MN
M: 17 Sep 1932, Ralph Curtis
Children of Ralph Curtis and Edna Bernstrom:
M: Elmer Jungels
B: Hallock, MN
D: 12 Jan 1990
M: 12 Oct 1946, Clarice L. Anderson, in Robbinsdale, dau of Nels Anderson and Olga Gilleshammer. Clarice was b. 28 Jul 1925, International Falls, MN d. 03 Nov 2004, Fairmont Medical Center - MHS. Clarice was preceded in death by two sisters: Madelyn Herder and Shirley Baier.
Children of Waldo Bernstrom and Clarice Anderson:
M: Dan Fullerton
M: Kathleen Champlin
Additional Bernstom Information:
M: Esther Lundell
Children of Philip Lundell and Esther:
Doris Eleanor Lundell
B: 27 Aug 1917, on farm in rural Lake Bronson, MN
D: 08 Nov 2006, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
M: 02 May 1946, Allen Bernstrom
Children of Allen Bernstrom and Doris Lundell:
M: Bob Lerfald
Bernstroms hold reunion near Lancaster
Kittson County Enterprise
21 August 2002
"Happiness is Bernstroming" continued to be the logo for the families of the late August and Sophie Bernstrom as they gathered for a family reunion at the old homestead east of Lancaster July 26-28.
On Friday evening there was a steak fry and corncob cookout, followed by roasting marshmallows and eating S'mores around the bonfire. On Saturday President John Bernstrom chaired a business meeting and Wendel Berstrom cried a fast moving auction of family crafts; and items from relatives in Sweden. There were skits, photography, and a lot of reminiscing. The children enjoyed the tire swing and big inner tube rolling. Roger Bernstrom entertained with his guitar strumming and singing. Sue Wilson gave a beautiful oration titled, "It takes a lot of living to make a house a home."
On Sunday morning Paster Alden Erlandson gave an invocation, and Pastor Marshall Johnston led the outdoor worship service. Musical selections by the Skoog family, the David Bernstrom family, Marshall and Kathy Johnston, and Lyndon Johnson were enjoyed by the gathering. Pastor Dan Fullerton brought a message on relationships. Paster Ronald Skoog closed the worship service with prayer.
Attending the reunion were: Doris Bernstrom, St. Paul; Kathy and Bob Lerfald, Vadnais Heights; Roger Bernstrom, St. Paul; Alvina Bernstrom, Milaca; Sheryl Gillson, Pillager; Brent Gillson, Minneapolis; Betty and Bert Land, Vinton, Iowa; Heather Broughton, Greensboro, N.C.; Brandon Lang, Hiawatha, Iowa; Clarice Bernstrom, Fairmont; Debbie Bernstrom, Fairmont; Dawn and Dan Fullerton, Bethany and Jamison, Fairmont; Amy Fullerton, Burnsville; Harold and Lois Bernstrom, Lindsborg, Kan.; Bob Bernstrom, Bemidji; Jane and Dan Carlson, Sara, Kimberly and Stefan, Lindsborg, Kan.; Amy and Alden Erlandson, Orlando, Fla.; Mary Carr and Caitlin, Maitland, Fla.; Vince and Jean Bernstrom, Hampton, Va.; Ethel and Ron Skoog, Columbia Heights; Kathy and Marshall Johnston, Mary, Melissa and Matthew, Hewitt, Texas; Edsel and Geoline Bernstrom, Renville; Wendel Berstrom, Staples; Gordon and Kathy Bernstrom, Lancaster; David and Donna Bernstrom, Wil, Payton and Patrick, Dothan, Ala.; Carol and John Bowman, Gunnar and TJ, Warren; John Berstrom, Grand Forks; and Mark Bernstrom, Lancaster.
Visiting guests were: Glen and Sue Wilson, McKenzie, Ala.; Jon Westlund, Roseville; Lisa Simonson, Staples; Gloria Bernstrom, Lancaster; Tracy Coffiield, Lancaster; Morris and Phyllis Johnson and Lyndon, Hallock; Evie Johnson, Hallock; Clara Laude and Bob Laude, Lancaster; and Merlyn and Lois Winters, Lancaster.
The Bernstroms will return to the old homestead the last weekend of July (including August 1st) 2004 for their next reunion of family togetherness, entertainment, delicious food and good cups of coffee.
The above article shows a picture of THE BERNSTROM HOME, built in 1913 which is also known as "The Playhouse."