John P Engstrom
Source: History of the Swedes in Illinois, Part III, Published by E. Olson & M. Engberg, Chicago, Illinois 1908
Source: History of the Swedes in Illinois
Published by E. Olson & M. Engberg
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
John P. Engstrom
John P. Engstrom, manager of the Rock Island Wood Works, was born in Floda parish, Dalarne, Sweden, Aug . 4, 1859. At the age of twenty he came to the United States, locating first in Minneapolis. After working for a time as a cabinetmaker, he became foreman of the Bardwell and Robinson factory, a position he was able to fill creditably by reason of having taken a course in the sloyd school at Falun, Sweden. From Minneapolis he removed to Rock Island to become the mechanical head of the Wood Works in this city.
Mr. Engstrom was married in 1884 to Lizzie Engstrom; they have two daughters, Edith Eleonora and Maria Victoria, and a son, Frans Waldemar.
Mr. Engstrom is a member of the order of Modern Woodmen of America, the Elks, and the Independent Order of Svithiod.