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William Estergren

William Estergren, one of the pioneer settlers of this part of the country, died Monday night, April 11, at his home in Carpentersville, where he lived with his daughter, Miss Emily Estergren.

He was born in Norrkoping, Sweden, March 5, 1817, emigrated to America in 1841, and located at Akron, Ohio, coming to Illinois in 1844 and settling on a farm three miles east of Algonquin.

In 1856 he married Miss Frederique Grandahl of Soderkoping, Sweden, in Chicago. This union were born three children- Mrs. Tilda Dahlbon, who died in 1890, Frederick Estergren of Algonquin, and Emily Estergren of Carpentersville, who are left to mourn his loss.

His wife died in 1904 and in 1906, with his daughter Emily, he moved to Carpentersville, having lived on his farm for about 62 years.

He died of old age April 11, 1910, aged 93 years, one month and six days.

The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the home and then at the St. James' Episcopal church in Dundee, Rev. Black officiating, with interment at the old cemetery in Dundee.

Mr. Estergren was a kind husband and father, and well liked by all who knew him, overcoming many hardships in the early days of settlement, but living to a grand old age, being able to see the results of the early pioneer work.


The Crystal Lake Herald
April 21, 1910



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