Clara Lindstrom, Albert Lindstrom, Charles J. Lindstrom, Andrew P. Lindstrom, Philip Lindstrom, Anna (Lindstrom) Rice  

Svante Johan "John" Lindstrom

Birth:  Aug. 3, 1840    Ostergotlands Lan, Sweden
Death:  May 13, 1911    Fremont Dodge County Nebraska

He came from Sweden in 1868, starting on May 11 and it took six weeks to cross. He first settled in the Elgin, IL. area then moved to north of Fremont, NB. a place that is not there anymore called Looking Glass. He then moved to Fremont where he spent the rest of his life.

 (In 1868 Christina came to the U.S. from Sweden. In Sweden she worked for a preacher and saved enough money to come to the U.S. She bought a ticket to Chicago. When she got there a man was waiting at the depot looking for a Swedish girl to work for him. She worked in the Borden family of the Borden Milk Canning Co. She married John Lindstrom in 1869 near Elgin, IL. _

John 1840-1911 and Christina 1845-1921 Lindstrom are buried in Fremont, Nebraska.


In 1900 Dodge County Nebraska, John Lindstrom is 49, Christena 55, with Albert 18, Esther A. 26 Clara M. 15, Philipa 13, and Mary E. 11.


In 1900 Spink County, South Dakota, Chas J. Lindstrom born November 1870 in Illinois, is married two years to Libbie, June 1874 Michigan.  They have Frank March 1899.  Brother Andrew July 1872 and sister Annie May 1878, both Illinois, are living with them.

In 1910 Spink County, Charles and  Libbie have Frank, Leo W. 8, Lorne D. 5, Edwin C. 2, and Herbert W. four months.  Libbie's mother Abigail Brown, 73 widowed, born in New York, is living with them.

In 1920 Kelly precinct, Logan County, Charles and Elizabeth have added Clarice 7, born in Colorado.  Mother Christine, 74, widowed, born in Sweden, is living with them.  So is sister Ester A. 46, born in Illinois.

Charles proved up two quarters in 28, 6N 51W in 1919.

In 1940 Logan County Frank is 41, married to Florence 37, with Carol 7 and Margaret four months.

In 1940 Leo is 38, born in South Dakota, married to Enid, 36, Iowa.  Wilbur, 11, Leta 8, Wendel 4, Neil 3 and Alan 1 were all born in Colorado.

Next household is Lorin 35 South Dakota, married to Doris 30 Nebraska.  Janie 7 and Gilbert 3 were born in Colorado.

William Leo Lindstrom 1901-1988 and Enid Llwvellynn (Rife) Lindstrom 1903-2001 are buried in Sterling


Albert proved up two quarters in 13, 6N 51W in 1915.

In 1930 Logan County, Albert Lindstrom, 47, Nebraska, and Alice 41, Colorado, have Francis 15 and Ethel 11, both born in Colorado.

Alice's parents Charles and Anna Green had homesteaded near the Lindstroms.

The Kelly meteorite was found in 1937 on the side of the road by Albert Lindstrom in Logan County, Colorado. It's a brecciated, olivine-hypersthene LL4 chondrite (amphoterite) and weighed 44.3 kg (97.5 lb). The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum says that it was a single rounded mass, was found after plowing a country road and it has been "much studied because of its brecciated structure consisting of two or more types of rocks (a polymict breccia)".

Next household after Frank in 1940  is Herbert 30, single, born in South Dakota (was in Los Angeles in 1935).  He's raising turkeys.

Next household is Albert 37, married to Alice 51, with Frances 25 and Ethel 21 - both college students.

Albert 1882-1964 and Alice 1888-1989 are buried in Sterling

1976 Greeley Frances Lindstrom announces her retirement as extension economist Miss Frances Lindstrom is definitely contemplating retirement. The date is set for Nov. 30, this year. "Good or bad," said Miss Lindstrom, "that's the date." She has served as extension home economist of Weld County for 18 years. She began in July, 1958, prior to which she taught at the State University of Iowa, in Iowa City. She was born near Sterling which makes her a native Coloradan. She attended elementary school in Logan County and was graduated from Harding High School. Miss Lindstrom received her B.S. degree from Colorado State University at Fort Collins. She did graduate work at Columbia University in New York. She served a short time as Baca County war food assistant after which she moved to Lincoln County, then Morgan County and later, worked a three-county area 'in western Colorado, before coming to Greeley. As a young girl this home economist was interested in clothing and sewing, joined 4-H : Clubs and took entries to the State Fair at Pueblo. She also won ribbons at county fairs, not only in sewing but in home furnishing, which is also an  interesting area to her. .While in high school she served as a junior 4-H leader for about two years. Miss Lindstrom is a member of. the 'First United Presbyterian Church, has '. served as a deacon and elder on the church board, and is active in the Women's Association and circle. She is a member of Altrusa .Club, of the American . Association of University Frances Lindstrom Women (AAUW), of both the Colorado and National Home Economists' Associations and the Colorado and National Extension Home Economists. She has been secretary of the National Association of Extension Home Economists, and recently attended a meeting in Portland, Ore. She and her sister, Miss Ethel Lindstrom who is a dietician at Weld County General Hospital, make their home together in Greeley. Their mother resides at Sterling. In speaking of her work Miss Lindstrom said she enjoyed the variety in her job. the people she met, the kinds of things she did. The working conditions and staff as well as members of the. extension clubs were very pleasant. People joined on a voluntary basis and were most cooperative. Miss Lindstrom has many projects at home she has started and hopes to complete when she has more time upon, retiring. She loves handicraft and sewing--has joined the Embroiderers' Guild. "For a while," said the well-known and loved home economist, "I'll enjoy being not quite so busy!

Frances Amy Lindstrom, 87, of Greeley, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Greeley. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with Rev. Wilbur Lindstrom and Rev. Dale Lindstrom. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Frances was born Oct. 14, 1914, to Albert Lindstrom and Alice (Green) Lindstrom in a sod house on the family homestead in the Kelly community, 20 miles southeast of Sterling. She attended a one room school for grade school at Kelly and graduated from Harding High School. She received her bachelor of science degree at Colorado State University in home economics in 1944. Later, she received her master of arts degree from Columbia University.
Frances taught one year of foods at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City. She returned to Colorado as a home extension agent in Washington, Lincoln and Morgan counties, and in the Montrose area.
Miss Lindstrom became home agent in Weld County in July 1958 and was dedicated in leading and directing the Home Extension Clubs throughout the county. She retired in November 1976. She was a seamstress, and was creative and talented in needle work and quilting, stitching many beautiful articles. She was active in church programs all her life. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Greeley.
Miss Lindstrom is survived by her sister, Ethel Lindstrom of Greeley; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alice Lindstrom. 

Ethel 1918-2006 is also buried in Sterling.


Andrew proved up two quarters in 13 and 24, 6N 51W in 1915.

In 1930 after Albert is Andrew P Lindstrom, 57, single, born in Illinois.

Andrew is still single in 1940 Logan County, 67, born in Illinois.

Andrew 1872-1941 is buried in Sterling


Clara is a stenographer in 1911 Sterling, rooming at 213 s 2nd Avenue.

Clara proved up a quarter  in 18, 6N 50W in 1914.

In 1917 Tacoma Miss Clara Lindstrom spoke at a meeting of the Y.W.C.A..

 The Tacoma Times reported January 1, 1918 "Marriage licenses were issued in Tacoma Monday to....David D. CLark and Clara M. Lindstrom of Tacoma."

The 1920 census of Lewis County, Washington has David Clark 43 immigrating in 1900, running a grocery, with Clara M. 35.  They have Lorin D. 1, born in Washington.

David D. Clark, born in Ontario, and Clara M. Lindstrom, born in Ames Nebraska, had Don R. Clark January 10, 1922 in Tacoma.

Clara is widowed in 1930 Pierce County, Washington, with Lorin D. 11 and Donald R. 8.  Next household is Albert J. Clark 77 and Mary R. 71.

In 1940 Pierce County, Clara is farming, and Lorin D. and Donald are still with her.

Washington death records have Clara Matilda (Lindstrom) Clark dying April 29, 1955 in Skagit County Washington.


In 1910 Dodge County Nebraska, Philip is with parents John 68, and Christina 65.  Sister Amanda, 35, born in Illinois, is with them.

Philip registered in Dodge County Nebraska, born April 19, 1887 in Ames Nebraska.  He's single, farming,  supporting his mother.

In 1920 Dodge County, Nebraska, Philip is 22, married to Olive 23, farming.  Olive's mother Mrs. Charles May 64, widowed, is living with them.

In 1930 Kelly precinct, Logan County, Philip and Olive have Ross, 8, born in Nebraska and Lida M. 4, Colorado.  Lucy E. May 75 is still with them.

In 1940 Sterling, Philip Lindstrom, 50, born in Nebraska and Olive 42, Nebraska, farming, have Ross 18 Nebraska, Ruth 17 Nebraska, Lyla 14 Colorado, and Olive's mother Lucy May 85, widowed, born in Iowa.


Anna Sophia Rice 86 of 515 Walnut died Tuesday, March 2, 1965,  at Logan county hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Rice, a resident of Logan county since 1921 was born May 5, 1878 in Elgin, IL. to Mr. and Mrs. John Lindstrom. May 11, 1904 she married Edwin M. Rice in Aberdeen, SD. residing there for three years. In 1907 they moved to San Luis Valley near Monte Vista, CO. In 1910 to Vinita, OK and then to Scott City, Kansas. that same fall, living there for three years.  They returned to San Luis Valley then moved to Roy, MT. in 1914 remaining there till 1920. In 1921 they moved to the Kelly community where they farmed till they retired and moved to Sterling in 1943. Mr. Rice died on July 22, 1946.
Mrs. Rice was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Kelly till moving to Sterling where she became a member of the Calvary Baptist church.
Survivors include a son Leslie Rice of the New Haven community, a brother Philip Lindstrom of Sterling, two sisters, Emma Margritz of Lexington, NB. and Mary Cottrell of Grayland, WA. Two grandchildren and five great grandchildren 


Edwin M. Rice age 74 years a retired farmer of the Kelly district and resident of Sterling for three years, died at his residence early this morning July 19, 1946, after an illness of one week.
Rice was born May 13, 1872, in Clarinda, IA. son of Reuben and Anna Eliza Ball Rice. He lived at Iona, IA. and Charles City, IA. until 1882, at which time he moved to the Dakota territory with his parents and took up a homestead west of Aberdeen, S.D. He was married to Anna Lindstrom on May 11, 1904 in Aberdeen, S.D. and moved to Monte Vista, CO. in 1907. Three years later they moved to Vinita, OK. and then to Scott City, Kansas, then to Roy, MT. In 1920 they came to Sterling and farmed in the Kelly district till 1945. He was a member of the Evangelical church of Sterling.
Surviving Mr. Rice are his wife, Anna of Sterling; a son Leslie Rice of Fleming; a sister Mrs. Mabel Keeney of Ashland, OR. and two grandchildren. Another son Alva died in Sterling 1921 age of 9 

Roberta Renee Rosenbach, 52, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado following a lengthy illness.
She was born December 30, 1960 in Sterling Colorado. She was the daughter of Wayne Rosenbach and Leta Lindstrom Andrews. The family lived in Venezuela while Renee was just a small girl.
The family eventually lived in Bitter Creek, Wyoming for a few years before moving to Rock Springs. Renee attended school in Wamsutter, Wyoming for a short time before completing her education in Rock Springs. She worked at numerous locations as a bookkeeper/clerk.
Renee was married to Albert "Pete" Peterson III of Westminster, Colorado. They had three sons, Justin, Tyler, and Travis. She later married Jim Stassinos of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Her Interests included spending time with her family, making friends, traveling, watching movies, waterskiing, snow skiing, bowling, and socializing.
Survivors include her sons Tyler and Travis Peterson of Denver CO, her mother Leta Andrews of Colorado Springs, CO, brothers Randy Rosenbach and wife Sandy, Eddie Rosenbach and wife Terry of Rock Springs Wyoming , and numerous step-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Renee was preceded in death by her infant son Justin, father Wayne Rosenbach, and stepmother Barbara Rosenbach, stepfather Andy Andrews.

Visitation is Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 5pm-8pm at Crown Hill Mortuary with services at 10:00 am on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at Crown Hill Pavilion of Reflection. Burial to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery
Roberta Lindstrom was in the All-Colorado band in 1960.

August 2013 Rev. Herb Schneidau, who served as the corporate secretary from May 1999 through May 2002, passed away suddenly on Thurs., Aug. 8. He was 69 years old.

Following his term as corporate secretary, Herb was the administrator of the former Central ARC (Administrative Resource Center), a role he served until his retirement in 2012. Throughout his 47 years of ministry, he served in various pastoral, administrative and leadership positions, including six years as part of the board of directors. He made many lasting friends who will remember him for his gentleness and kindness and his unflagging humor.

Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. stated:  Herb was one of those people you never forget and not just because he was 6' 9" ! His love for the Lord and for people was remarkable; he always had a funny story and words of encouragement. He was faithful to every task the Lord entrusted to him, serving with graciousness and distinction. He will be greatly missed.

Herb is survived by his wife of 48 years, Roberta; two sons and two daughters; a number of grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Please pray that the sustaining and comforting power of the Holy Spirit will be with the Schneidau family during this time of grief and loss.

A memorial service to celebrate Herb's life will be held on Weds., Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at:Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel , 3612 East 91st Street South  Tulsa, OK /


The eight Lindstrom children, now all more than 50 years since graduating from high school, were in attendance at the Sterling High School (SHS) 50+ Reunion Annual Banquet on Oct. 5, 2013

The banquet – held every year during SHS’s Homecoming weekend – celebrated the different classes represented and their guests.

For about 21 years, more when the parents are considered, there have been Lindstroms within Sterling High School. That was in the years during World War II and up to the arrival of the Beatles.

Seven siblings took their turn through the classes of Logan County High School, then Sterling High School.

“When Mr. Jensen was the band director, he said he would take all the Lindstroms he could get,” Neil said.

Music was a part of the high school experience for some of the Lindstroms.

Neil was in the high school band, since seventh grade. Roberta and Charles also participated in band. She was in the flute trio, pep band, choir and the band.

Wilber Lindstrom graduated in 1946, Leta Lindstrom Andrews in 1949, Wendel Lindstrom in 1953, Neil Lindstrom in 1954, Alan Lindstrom in 1956, Roberta Lindstrom Schneidau in 1961 and Charles Lindstrom in 1963.  Prior to this generation, both parents graduated from then Logan County High School in 1921.

Saturday was the first time all of them were together in probably five to six years.



Clark Cottrell 60, a clergyman,  and Mary E. Cottrell 50, born in Nebraska, are in Whitman County Washington in 1940.  Franklin 18 , Walter 16, and Mary E. 9 were all born in Washington.

Long-time Grays Harbor resident Walter D. Cottrell, age 84, passed away December 7, 2008 at Harborview Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born April 9, 1924 in McCleary, Washington to Rev. Clark and Mary E. Cottrell, the 4th of 5 children (Clark, Ted, Francis, Walter, and Mary). His father was a Methodist Minister, who served in communities throughout Washington State. The family moved frequently, so Walt grew up in Menlo, Algona, Randle, Winthrop, Edwall, Tekoa, and Walla Walla, but with many visits to his Uncle Frank Cottrell (father of Ruth Miller) in Grayland.

Walter was inducted into the Army March 20, 1943. He had nearly completed Aviation Cadet training at Dickerson College when he was transferred to the 78th Division, 309th Infantry. He fought in the front lines of several key battles of WWII, including the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, and holding the Remagen Bridgehead. He received a bronze star for his service.

When he returned from Europe, he briefly attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, then joined his family who had moved to Aberdeen where his father was running the D Street steam baths. After the war, Walt worked several jobs including logging at Camp Gisdale, picking oysters for Paragon Oyster Co. in Willapa Bay, fishing commercially, skippering for Larson Charters in Westport, and improving the cranberry bogs in Grayland that his father had started in 1940.

On September 5, 1954 he married Christine Hasbrouck, from whom he was inseparable for the rest of his life. Together they raised three children. Having travelled so much in the first 22 years of his life, Walt put down deep roots. For the rest of his life he continued to farm cranberries, living in the house he built for his father and mother in Grayland.

He was active in the community, serving as Commander of American Legion Post 135, on the board of the Grayland Cranberry Association, as Commissioner of Pacific County Drainage District #1, was a Past-master of Westhaven Masonic Lodge #274, and a member of North Willapa Harbor Grange.

Walt is survived by his wife Christine and sons David and Francis Cottrell of Grayland, and his daughter Anne (Eric) Spencer and grandson Quinn of Caldwell Idaho, and by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sister.

His family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harborview Medical Center for their care and kindness.


Ted Cottrell, 80, a longtime resident of Grayland, Washington, a technical editor for General Atomics in California until his retirement, died at Sun Bridge Bear Creek Nursing Home in Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado, on Thursday, August 24, 2000. Private interment will be at Fern Hill Cemetery, Menlo, Washington. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary , Hoquiam, Washington.


FRIDAY HARBOR-Former Grayland resident Dorothy Parker Cottrell, who had lived in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island for 20 years, died after a brief illness Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at her home. She was 82.

Mrs. Cotrell was born Feb. 14, 1919, at Malden, Mass., to Amos Earle and Dorothy Parker (Skillings) Carle.

As a young woman, she became a registered nurse and served in the Navy Nurse Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Before moving to San Juan Island, she lived in Seattle, where she worked as a nurse at Swedish Hospital. Before that, she and her husband, Clark Cottrell Jr., lived on the Harbor. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Cottrell is survived by three children, Nancy Cyr of Cheyenne, Wyo., Sarah Muchnick and Clark III, both of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is planned for noon Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Fern Hill Cemetery at Aberdeen.

Mary Elizabeth Lindstrom Cottrell born April 6, 1889, died January 12, 1969 in Grayland Washington.  Husband Clark born Nov 20, 1879 died  March 22, 1953.

Francis Marion Cottlrell died Oct 30, 1943 and is buried in Los Angeles National 3699308

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