The Descendants of Eric "Mord" STRAMBERG


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The Descendants of Eric "Mord" Sramberg

First Generation

1. Erik "Mord" STRAMBERG [275] .

Mord married Unknown

His child was:

+ 2 M i. Erik John STRAMBERG [265] was born in 1784 in SWE and died in 1862 in NS, CAN aged 78.

Second Generation (Children)

2. Erik John STRAMBERG [265] (Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1784 in SWE and died in 1862 in NS, CAN aged 78.

General Notes: From the book, History of the County of Pictou, P.237, by Rev. George Patterson:

"In the year 1810, John Stromberg, a Swede, settled farther toward the cape, and a man named Smith, on what is now Skinner's farm, about the same time."

STRAMBERG HISTORY

(As dictated by Alex. Gollan, 1934, Hantsport, N.S., a shipwright, then nearly 80 years old.)

John Stramberg was a native of Sweden, an only son. His father, a landowner, had to keep one soldier according to the law. John had a step-mother, who tried to force him to join the Army, but John had a mind of his own and was determined not to be a soldier. As yet a very young man, he decided to try his fortune in lands unknown, so shipped on a vessel coming to Pugwash, N.S., for a load of deal*. Having a rather hard Captain and a pretty rough voyage he decided against a return voyage, and left the vessel to try his luck on land. But the captain took a boat and went ashore after him. He dared not take any of his men with him, so had to tackle John alone. He caught him as he ran toward the woods and carried him to the boat, but John was too quick for him and pushed the boat away with his feet. This performance was carried out three times, and the captain the third time dropped him, telling him in no mild terms where to go. He was the only man John ever met who could handle him, and he really failed. After he was a married man with his family growing up around him, he often went back to the scene of his freedom to load deal on other vessels.

After escaping, he fled and hid in the barn of the customs officer, then Squire MacFarlane, where he was discovered by the Squire's daughter, who fed him for three days and kept him hidden until the vessel left. In a novel, John would have fallen in love with her and married her, but it came out differently.

Working around for a time, he at last came to Pictou and took up 200 acres of land on the Back Shore, and 200 in what was then known as the Second Division.

Another fair lady did receive his admiration and he married Mary Campbell from McLellan's Mountain, her parents coming Scotland. Every one of the first line of Strambergs married women from Scottish descent.

John and Mary lived on the land they had taken up, brought their eight children up in the old Kirk Presbyterian Church and in politics were strong Tories. As the children married, he gave each one their share of the land, amounting to about fifty acres, for a certain amount to be paid them annually, thus making each one independent, and about the time it was all divided, their home burned, and they went to live with their oldest son Alex who had received 100 acres. He married Ann Rattery, right from Scotland, their children being Nathaniel Phillip, who was married twice with two children, a son John, who was a great lover of music and composer of many popular songs such as "Rosy, You are my Posy" and "Come Down from Thar my Evenin' Star". He wrote for the team of Webber and Fields in Chicago. The other children were Abraham Alexander, who married Sophia MacKay, Charles Robert, James Jacob, Ephriam John, David and Margot (Margaret) Jane.

About 1867 Charles and David, with their Uncle Charles went fishing, along with John McLeod and Paul MacDonald, the owner of the boat. That was known as the night of the "Great August Gale". All were lost.

The church of which the boys' father, Alex Stramberg, was deacon, wished to erect a memorial to them, but the father and brothers were against it, so they left the church, tho' retaining the deaconship.

Charles married Mary MacKenzie who came out from Scotland with her parents at the age of five. They had seven children: (1) Mary Ann (Mrs. McKinnon); (2) Hector, principal of New Westminster High School all his adult life, and who was never married; (3) John who married Ella Henry had four children - Ethel (Gammon), Vida (unmarried), Dr. Charles (married Bessie MacRae and had one daughter Elsa) and Nina (who married Eddie Munro and had four children, Charles, Mary, Betty and Douglas); (4) Elizabeth (married Jim Chestnut of Boston, and had a large family most of whom died with tuberculosis - Lizzie (Button), Lottie (Allen) and Tilly - still surviving 1941; (5) Sarah, died young; (7) Bella Jane (married twice, Harry deBlois and Harry Winters without children); and (6) Charlotte, second youngest (married Capt. Albert Lawrence, master mariner, having four children, Charles Stramberg who died at 23 years; Mary Gladys who married Dr. R. H. Sutherland, Pictou, and had two boys, Robert L. and Lawrence; and Charlotte Phyllis who married A. deW. Foster, M.P., for Hants-Kings, having two children, Arthur Albert who died at 5 years, and Ronald McKenzie who married Phyllis Newsome; and LeRoy Leitchfield, a medical student who fell in the great war 1914-18.

John, the third son, as Charles, received 50 acres of the old farm, and married Christie Campbell. Their children were Anna Bell, Sophia, John, Mary, and Ellen who married a Holden and lived at Colebrooke. Mary Ann married a George McKay, whose daughter, Sophia, married her cousin Abraham (Abram) Stramberg.

Jim, the fourth son, on receiving his 50 acres, married Amelia Robinson, of Fox Harbour. Their children were Mary, Jane, Ellen, Dan and John.

Dan, the youngest son also received his 50 acres. He married Margot MacQuarrie of Scots Hill, now Scotsburn. Dan's mother-in-law, an old Scotch lady, once had a very bad cold. Her son John had been away at the time and when he came home, she said to him "Cry me John, but I was in a bad way when I lost my stink."

Sophia and Abraham never married.

Helena, next to John, married Roderick Gollan, a Scotchman of the old Highland type who was some years older than Helena. Their children were John, Dan, Sophia, Mary, Alex, Thomas, Jim, Catherine, Ann, Lena, Albert, and Charles David.

This article was dictated by the above Alex Gollan as mentioned at first. His remaining family resides at Hantsport.

Note by Jim Stramberg "The papers of two emigrants were mixed - one Morse, one Stramberg - they decided to keep each others names, so our name really is Morse also we were originally Church of England."

John Stramberg married Mary Campbell, her parents being from Lose Island, Scotland.

Erik married Mary CAMPBELL [266] [MRIN: 77]. Mary was born in 1787 in SCO, UK and died in 1866 aged 79.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 3 M i. Alexander R. STRAMBERG [865] was born about 1810 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 23 Dec 1878 aged about 68, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

+ 4 M ii. Charles STRAMBERG Sr. [269] was born about 1812 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 3 Aug 1867 aged about 55, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 5 M iii. James STRAMBERG [268] was born in 1815, died on 2 May 1862 aged 47, and was buried in Lower Gulf Shore, NS, CAN.

+ 6 M iv. John STRAMBERG Sr. [267] was born in 1816 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 30 Apr 1890 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN aged 74, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

+ 7 F v. Helena "Lily" STRAMBERG [272] was born in 1822 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died after 1871 in NS, CAN.

+ 8 M vi. Daniel STRAMBERG Sr. [270] was born about 1826 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 29 Jan 1890 aged about 64, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

9 F vii. Sophia STRAMBERG [274] .

Medical Notes: She died young.

+ 10 F viii. Mary Ann STRAMBERG [273] .

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

3. Alexander R. STRAMBERG [865] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born about 1810 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 23 Dec 1878 aged about 68, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: He died at age 68.

General Notes: From, "RIVER JOHN: ITS PASTORS AND PEOPLE by G. Lawson Gordon" accessed on the Internet by Donald Lowe. He was ordained as an elder in St. George's Presbyterian Church in 1863 - "Alexr. Stramberg was earnestly devote to his Church and in its beginnings gave much time and labor to its strengthening."

In Lovell's Canadian Directory, 1871, Alexander is listed as a farmer on Henderson Road.

Alexander married Ann RATTRAY [975] [MRIN: 275], daughter of Robert RATTRAY [1196] and Janet MELVILLE [1085]. Ann was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, SCO, UK, was baptized on 26 Sep 1808 in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, SCO, UK, died on 17 Dec 1878 aged 70, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN. Another name for Ann was Ann RATTERY.

General Notes: Ann came to Cape St. John, Nova Scotia, in 1823 from Perthshire (Blairgowrie), Scotland, with two uncles, Charles and Peter Melville.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M i. Nathaniel Philip STRAMBERG [853] was born on 20 Jun 1835 in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 17 Dec 1912 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 77, and was buried in Milton, PE, CAN.

+ 12 M ii. Abram Alexander STRAMBERG [1063] was born on 22 Jul 1837 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 2 Nov 1901 aged 64, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

13 M iii. Charles Robert STRAMBERG [1119] was born about 1840 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 3 Aug 1867 aged about 27, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. The cause of his death was Drowning.

Death Notes: Drowned in boating accident between Cape John, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, near Hillsborough Bay.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

14 M iv. James Jacob STRAMBERG [1086] was born on 1 Aug 1842 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died on 25 Apr 1925 in River John, NS, CAN aged 82, and was buried on 27 Apr 1925 in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Arterio Sclerosis.

Death Notes: Obituary from the Pictou Advocate, 1 May 1925:

Mr. James Stramberg

River John, April 29. -- One of our most respected citizens, a lifelong resident, Mr. James Stramberg, passed away on Saturday last. He was of more than oridinary intelligence, well-read on many subjects, and especially familiar with all lore pertaining to fruit trees, shrubs and plants. Some years ago he made a trip to the Old Country and on his return gave a most interesting lecture, which is still spoken of with appreciation by those who heard it. He never married, and leaves a sister and a brother, who lived with him, to mourn their loss. The funeral service on Monday was conducted by Rev. James Fitzpatrick, and he was laid to rest in the Back Shore Cemetery.

Burial Notes: Back Shore Cemetery

General Notes: From The Saparoff Book, "Never married, strict and pious - cooked Sunday meals on Sat., etc." He was ordained an elder in St. George's Presbyterian Church in River John in 1899. His death certificate lists his occupation as Nurseryman (Fruit).

He never married and had no children

15 M v. David Joseph STRAMBERG [1130] was born about 1847 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 3 Aug 1867 aged about 20, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. The cause of his death was Drowning.

Death Notes: Drowned in boating accident between Cape John, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

16 M vi. Ephraim John STRAMBERG [1097] was born on 10 Nov 1846 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 5 Apr 1928 in River John, NS, CAN aged 81, and was buried on 7 Apr 1928 in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was "Simply worn out by the cares of a long life".

General Notes: His occupation is listed as Farmer, Nursery-Man, and Gardener, on his death certificate.

17 F vii. Margaret Jane STRAMBERG [1108] was born in 1849 in Pictou, NS, CAN and died on 29 Apr 1940 in St. Eleanor's, PE, CAN aged 91.

Death Notes: Obituary from The Pictou Advocate, 2 May 1940:

River John, April 29---The many friends here of Miss Margaret Jane Stramberg will regret to hear of her death at St. Eleanor's P.E.I. at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Wallace MacCallum, with whom she had made her home for the past nine years.

Miss Stramberg was a resident of River John until her departure nine years ago. She was a sister of the late James and Ephraim Stramberg, well known nurserymen.

Miss Vida Stramberg of River John and Mrs. Spurgeon Gammon of New Glasgow are cousins of the deceased.

General Notes: Copy of letter in Saparoff Book, sent to Mrs. John W. Mellish (Ruth Burns, daughter of Margaret (Stramberg) Burns), 2506 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (Postmark P.E.I.) reads:

" St. Eleanorís Nov. 12, 1937

Dear Mrs. Mellish,

I am going to try to write something in answer to the nice letter you wrote me last summer. I don't think my grand-parents ever had a picture taken, pictures were not common in their day. They had their house burned about the year 1858 or 1858 (sic) saved nothing, only got out on the snow in their night close. If they ever had a picture of themselves I think I would have heard of it.

Grandfather died in 1862 aged 78. Grandmother in 1866 aged 79.

Grandfather was born in Sweden Grandmother in Scotland. His name was Eric John Stramberg hers was Mary Campbell.

My father was born in Nova Scotia. Mother in Scotland in the year 1808. The picture you speak of was taken about 1868 or 70. They both died in december 1878.

I have none of these dates at hand but they are all correct as far as I can remember. (Elizabeth is not enjoying very good health, but she is getting ould she would be angry if she knew I wrote that. She want to give in to take a rest but she is always able to enjoy such pleasure as comes along.)

Elizabeth says to Give You her Love she says she will write soon.

With Love from your old aunt,

Margaret Jane"

Excerpt from the Saparoff Book:

"Margaret Jane lived with her two brothers James and Ephraim. Brought up 4 youngest of Nathaniel's children after his 2nd marriage. Lived her last years with Aunt Lizzie of St. Eleanor's of P.E.I. Wrote letter in 1937 giving information on grandparents and parents."

4. Charles STRAMBERG Sr. [269] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born about 1812 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 3 Aug 1867 aged about 55, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. The cause of his death was Drowning.

Birth Notes: He died at age 55.

Death Notes: Drowned in boating accident between Cape John, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

15 Aug 1867, Saint John Christian Visitor:

On Friday eve. 2nd inst., previous to the heavy gale, a boat containing five persons left Cape John near Brule, N.S. for a night's fishing and all on board are supposed to have perished. The boat has subsequently been picked up near Point Prim. The names of the parties were: Charles STRANBERG, John McLEOD, Paul McDONALD, Farmers, Cape John; Charles R. STRANBERG, teacher in the Academy, River John and David J. STRANBERG - containing, we understand, and uncle and two brothers of N.B. STRANBERG of (St. John) city. - Telegraph

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

Charles married Mary MACKENZIE [283] [MRIN: 79]. Mary was born in 1819 in NS, CAN, died on 24 Nov 1894 aged 75, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetary

General Notes: She was a native of Cromarty, Inverness, Scotland.

Children from this marriage were:

18 F i. Sarah STRAMBERG [2464] .

General Notes: She died young.

+ 19 F ii. Mary Ann STRAMBERG [284] was born on 9 Aug 1842 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died in 1905 aged 63, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

20 M iii. Hector MacKenzie STRAMBERG [306] was born in 1846 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died on 27 Nov 1932 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 86.

General Notes: According to notes of Alex Gollan, he was the Principal of New Westminster High School all of his adult life, and never married. He is listed as a Teacher in both the 1871 and 1881 Canadian Census.

26 Oct 1881, Saint John Daily News:

We learn that Hector M. STRAMBERG has received the position of Principal of the Collegiate and High School, New Westminister, B.C. He is a graduate of Dalhousie College. He was two years a teacher in Collegiate School, Fredericton.

3 Aug 1892, Fredericton, New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser: Among the recent visitors to this city was Mr. STRAMBURG, formerly on the staff of the Collegiate School. He is now a resident of

New Westminster, B.C. and made considerable money by speculation in real estate.

He never married and had no children

+ 21 M iv. John James STRAMBERG [285] was born in 1849 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 13 Jan 1887 aged 38, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

+ 22 F v. Elizabeth STRAMBERG [2457] was born about 1853 in NS, CAN.

23 M vi. Charles STRAMBERG Jr. [287] was born in 1858 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

+ 24 F vii. Charlotte Eliza "Lottie" STRAMBERG [2465] was born on 10 May 1860 in NS, CAN, died on 12 Aug 1931 in North Grand Pre, Kings Co., NS, CAN aged 71, and was buried on 16 Aug 1931 in Hantsport, NS, CAN.

25 F viii. Isabella Jane "Bella" STRAMBERG [288] was born in 1861 in NS, CAN.

Bella married Harry DEBLOIS [2455] [MRIN: 781].

Bella next married Harry WINTERS [2456] [MRIN: 782].

5. James STRAMBERG [268] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1815, died on 2 May 1862 aged 47, and was buried in Lower Gulf Shore, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: He died at age 47.

Burial Notes: Robertson Cemetery.

James married Amelia ROBERTSON [5968] [MRIN: 2015], daughter of Donald ROBERTSON [11400] and Unknown. Amelia was born about 1817 and died on

1 Apr 1886 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN aged about 69.

Death Notes: 8 Apr 1886, Sackville, Chignecto Post:

d. Fox Harbor, 1st inst., of lung fever, Amelia STRUMBERT widow of Daniel STRUMBERT and d/o late Donald ROBERTSON

Children from this marriage were:

26 F i. Mary STRAMBERG [6002] .

27 F ii. Ellen STRAMBERG [6004] .

+ 28 M iii. Daniel Robertson STROMBERG [6007] was born on 14 Dec 1852 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 24 Oct 1942 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN aged 89, and was buried on 28 Oct 1942 in Gulf Shore, NS, CAN.

29 M iv. John STRAMBERG [6006] .

30 M v. James STRAMBERG [6009] .

6. John STRAMBERG Sr. [267] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1816 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 30 Apr 1890 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN aged 74, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: He died in his 74th year.

John married Christy CAMPBELL [276] [MRIN: 78]. Christy was born in 1816 in NS, CAN, died on 29 Mar 1890 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN aged 74, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: She died at age 74 years.

Children from this marriage were:

31 F i. Anna Bell "Annie" STRAMBERG [278] was born in 1847 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

32 F ii. Sophia STRAMBERG [279] was born on 10 Dec 1848 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died on 23 Feb 1922 in River John, NS, CAN aged 73, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

She never married and had no children

33 M iii. John M. STRAMBERG Jr. [280] was born on 7 Sep 1850 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died on 21 Jul 1926 in River John, NS, CAN aged 75, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: From the Pictou Advocate, 30 Jul 1926:

Mr. John Stramberg

River John, July 28. -- The sudden death of Mr. John Stramberg occurred on Wednesday evening, July 21; Mr. Stramberg, who had been in failing health for some time, was able to be about as usual and was attending the prayer service in the Presbyterian church, and at the conclusion of his taking part in prayer suddenly expired. He was 77 years of age and of a quiet, retiring disposition. He leaves a nephew and nieces in Hantsport, N.S., and other relatives here.

The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Wood officiated. Interment took place in Seafoam cemetery.

He never married and had no children

34 F iv. Mary STRAMBERG [277] was born about 1853 in NS, CAN.

35 F v. Ellen STRAMBERG [281] was born in 1857 in Pictou, NS, CAN. Another name for Ellen was Elener STRAMBERG.

7. Helena "Lily" STRAMBERG [272] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1822 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died after 1871 in NS, CAN. Another name for Lily was Ellen STRAMBERG.

Birth Notes: Name shown as Ellen on birth record of Charles David, but as Helena on Alexander's death certificate. The Gollan family say she was known as "Lily".

General Notes: From "RIVER JOHN: ITS PASTORS AND PEOPLE

by G. Lawson Gordon

New Glasgow, N.S.

G. Lawson Gordon

1911

1827 - Alexander and Roderic Collan came to the Backshore. Rod was a long

time miller at Dewar's Mills, removed hither, and married Lily Stramberg.

Alexr. built a sawmill on Baillie's Brook, the first mill on the shore.

Lily married Roderick GOLLAN [316] [MRIN: 82] in 1839 in River John, NS, CAN. Roderick was born in 1807 in SCO, UK and died on 5 Jul 1890 in River John, NS, CAN aged 83.

Marriage Notes: Date and place on birth record of Charles David.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 36 M i. John GOLLAN Sr. [2382] was born on 2 Jul 1837 in Wallace, NS, CAN, died on 27 Aug 1920 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 83, and was buried on 5 Sep 1920 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

37 M ii. Daniel GOLLAN [2383] was born in 1840 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 22 Nov 1914 aged 74, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

+ 38 M iii. Alexander GOLLAN [2385] was born on 27 Dec 1848 in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 12 Oct 1938 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 89, and was buried on 14 Oct 1938 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN.

39 F iv. Sophia GOLLAN [2384] was born about 1850 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

Birth Notes: Name spelled Gollen in marriage record, father shown as Roderick.

Sophia married Francis FEELY [11872] [MRIN: 4178] on 1 Sep 1876 in Halifax, NS, CAN, son of Francis FEELY [11873] and Unknown. Francis was born about 1844.

Marriage Notes: Roman Catholic marriage.

40 F v. Mary GOLLAN [317] was born in 1851 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

41 M vi. Thomas GOLLAN [318] was born in 1853 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

42 M vii. James GOLLAN [319] was born in 1855 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

43 F viii. Catherine GOLLAN [2386] was born about 1856 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

44 F ix. Ann "Annie" GOLLAN [2387] was born about 1858 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died in 1890 aged about 32. The cause of her death was Consumption.

Annie married Tom FRASER [5924] [MRIN: 2004].

45 F x. Ellena GOLLAN [320] was born in 1863 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

46 M xi. Albert Edward GOLLAN [321] was born in 1865 in Pictou, NS, CAN and died in 1890 aged 25.

+ 47 M xii. Charles David GOLLAN [322] was born on 22 Mar 1865 in Seafoam, NS, CAN, died on 22 Mar 1945 in Seafoam, NS, CAN aged 80, and was buried on 24 Mar 1945 in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

8. Daniel STRAMBERG Sr. [270] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born about 1826 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 29 Jan 1890 aged about 64, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: He died at age 63.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery

General Notes: He was a farmer. In Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory, 1871, Nova Scotia, he is listed as a farmer on Back Shore Road.

Daniel married Margaret McQUARRIE [303] [MRIN: 80] on 22 Feb 1850 in Pictou, NS, CAN. Margaret was born about 1827 in Sundridge, Pictou Co., NS, CAN, died on 28 Jun 1911 in River John, NS, CAN aged about 84, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: Death notice from The Pictou Advocate, 1 Jul 1911:

STRAMBERG--At River John, June 28, Mrs. Margaret Stramberg, widow of the late Dan Stramberg, age 84 years.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery

Children from this marriage were:

48 M i. Hector STRAMBERG [286] was born in 1851 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

+ 49 M ii. Iric M. STRAMBERG [305] was born on 28 Jan 1851 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 5 Nov 1928 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 77, and was buried on 7 Nov 1928 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

50 F iii. Flora STRAMBERG [307] was born in 1856 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

51 M iv. Daniel STRAMBERG Jr. [309] was born in 1863 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

He was employed as a Freemason.

52 F v. Martha Jane STRAMBERG [11848] was born about Jun 1864 and died on 15 Nov 1871 in Cape John, NS, CAN aged about 7.

53 M vi. James William STRAMBERG [308] was born on 5 Mar 1866 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 23 Apr 1931 in Denmark, NS, CAN aged 65, and was buried on 25 Apr 1931 in Cape John, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: Obituary from The Pictou Advocate, 8 May 1931:

James W. Stramberg

DENMARK, May 6.---The death of Mr. James Stramberg occurred on Thursday, April 23rd, at the home of Mr. A. A. Langille, Denmark, where he had resided for the past few years. News of his passing will come as no surprise to intimate friends, but to all who had the privilege of his acquaintance the announcement will be heard with a profound sense of sorrow, for Mr. Stramberg it might truly be said, to know him was to love him. He was a pleasant, cheerful person and a kind friend to many who will miss him.

Mr. Stramberg was born in River John and spend part of his life in the United States, where he worked at carpenter work. He served his time at carpenter work in Denmark with the late Hugh Baillie. During the long, tedious months of illness, under the most trying circumstances he was never known to make complaint.

He leaves one sister, Margaret, (Mrs. Rogers) in California, and three brothers in the West. Relatives are Miss Opal and Mr. Frank Stramberg of Pictou, who visited him during his illness.

The funeral was held on Saturday, April 25th, from St. George's Presbyterian Church, River John, conducted by Mr. J. Alberton Woodworth. Hymns sung were "The Lord's My Shepherd", and "Forever With the Lord." Interment was made at Back Shore in the family lot beside his father and mother, who predeceased him years ago.

Burial Notes: Back Shore Cemetery

General Notes: He was a bachelor, working as a Carpenter in Scotch Hill at the time of his marriage.

James married Laura E. JOLLOTTA [11838] [MRIN: 4161] on 23 Apr 1884 in River John, NS, CAN. Laura was born about 1863 in Guysboro Co..

Marriage Notes: James's death certificate lists his marriage status as "Single". We seem to have an extra James William Stramberg, born about 1866. Perhaps this marriage should be to James Stramberg, son of James Stramberg and Amelia Robertson.

54 F vii. Margaret C. "Maggie" STRAMBERG [310] was born on 16 Mar 1867 in Cape John, NS, CAN.

General Notes: They lived in California.

Maggie married Freeman ROGERS [5713] [MRIN: 1919].

+ 55 M viii. William STRAMBERG [311] was born on 17 Aug 1871 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died on 23 Oct 1954 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 83, and was buried in Burnaby, BC, CAN.

10. Mary Ann STRAMBERG [273] (Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1).

Mary married George McKAY [323] [MRIN: 83].

Children from this marriage were:

56 M i. George McKAY [6010] .

57 F ii. Minnie McKAY [6012] .

58 F iii. Lena McKAY [6013] .

59 F iv. Jennie McKAY [6015] .

Death Notes: She died at age 17 in school.

+ 60 F v. Sophia McKAY [1074] was born in 1849 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 8 Jun 1897 aged 48, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

61 F vi. Annie McKAY [6014] was born on 15 May 1862.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

11. Nathaniel Philip STRAMBERG [853] (Alexander R. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 20 Jun 1835 in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 17 Dec 1912 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 77, and was buried in Milton, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery.

General Notes: Nathaniel Stramberg was born in River John, N.S. the son of Alexander Stramberg. Early in the 1850s he moved to Belfast, PEI. He was an accountant and an engineer and also an arranger of band and orchestral music. He was associated with Galbraith's Band and was a member of the Charlottetown Orchestral Club. In the 1890's he moved to Victoria, B.C. where he worked for a time for the firm of Fisher, Architects.

Nathaniel married Elizabeth "Eliza" HUDSON [864] [MRIN: 274] on 14 Jan 1858 in Milton, PE, CAN, daughter of John HUDSON [1488] and Mary SAVAGE [1489]. Eliza was born on 22 Aug 1831 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 4 Sep 1831 in St. Eleanor's, PE, CAN, died on 6 Feb 1875 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 43, and was buried in Milton, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

62 M i. John Alexander STRAMBERG [1141] was born on 9 Nov 1858 in Milton, PE, CAN, was baptized on 29 May 1859 in Milton, PE, CAN, died on 5 Jul 1902 in Freeport, Long Island, NY, USA aged 43, and was buried on 9 Jul 1902 in Woonsocket, RI, USA. The cause of his death was Paralysis of the heart, from acute Rheumatism. Another name for John was John STROMBERG.

Baptism Notes: St. John's Anglican Church by I.S. Smith.

Death Notes: Newspaper article from "The Evening Call", Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Wednesday, July 9, 1902:

"Body of John Stromberg Arrives in Woonsocket--Wealth of Beautiful Floral Tributes from the Leading Stars of New York Stage, Including Lillian Russell, Weber and Fields and De Wolf Hopper.

The remains of John Stromberg, leader of Weber & Fields orchestra, and a composer of fame, arrived in this city shortly after 7 this morning from New York city, where the funeral was held yesterday. Accompanying the body were the widow and other relatives. Mrs. Stromberg was formerly Miss Delia Lavallee of this city. At the close of every theatrical season it was the custom of the couple to spend a portion of the summer vacation with relatives in Woonsocket.

Mr. Stromberg was a prominent figure in the theatrical and musical world and was very popular among all members of the profession with whom he came into contact. During his connection with the Weber & Fields attractions, he won the esteem and admiration of his employers, for whom he put forth his best efforts and his death was a great shock to them.

The floral offerings which reached Woonsocket today on the train that bore the massive oak casket were of the most magnificent description, being profuse and all of striking design. Nothing to equal the display has ever been seen in this city before. The tributes were mainly from stagefolk and bore convincing testimony of the esteem and regard in which the dead musician was held. Many of the designs were over four feet in height and almost every description of flowers was used in forming the pillows, lyres, wreaths and other pieces. The tributes came from such prominent personages as Weber & Fields, Lillian Russell, De Wolf Hopper, William Collier, Ross & Fenton and others.

The remains were entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery and later Mrs. Stromberg intends to have services held in this city."

A very lengthy list followed, describing the floral tributes in detail, as well as who sent them.

Burial Notes: Oak Hill Cemetery - The Oak Hill Cemetery is also known as the Rhode Island Historical Cemetery, and is on Rathburn Street in Woonsocket. A picture of the monument in the cemetery, is in the Saparoff Book. The inscription reads

"John A. Stromberg

My Honey

Nov. 9, 1858

July 5, 1902

He was a man his like

I shall never see again"

General Notes: Biography excerpt from the Pictou Rotary Golden Anniversary Production of "The Bandmaster" A New Musical, Based on the life and music of John Stromberg. Original songs and lyrics by Bruce Holton, Gertrude Holton, Script by Janice Murray Gill.

" John Stromberg"

Almost two centuries ago the first Stramberg, a sailor from Stockholm in Sweden, settled Cape John. A grandson, Nathaniel, was a teacher and a talented amateur musician. He married Eliza Hudson, the daughter of a British Army Major. It was in Milton, P.E.I. that their son John was born, in 1860. When the boy was only nine his mother died, and he came to River John to be brought up in the home of his uncle.

Before he left the Island, John studied music, first with his father and later with a Professor Earle in Charlottetown. His passion for it grew and by the time he arrived in River John he was playing any instrument he could lay his hands on. He became the director of the River John Brass Band and in 1878, he was hired by the Pictou Choral Society as director. He also reorganized the sixteen-piece Pictou Concert Band and soon it was famous throughout Nova Scotia.

Eventually he joined a group of travelling musicians as pianist and ended up in New York. About this time his name changed and Stramberg became Stromberg. He got a job as an arranger with the publishing house of Witmark and one of his own songs, "My Best Girl"s a Corker" became a hit. The lighthearted New Yorkers whistled, hummed and sang his tunes but the "Blue Book of Tin Pan Alley," a history of Broadway, says that until he was thirty-eight, he met with no great success and often wished himself home in Pictou.

It was then a comedy duo, Lew Webber and Joe Fields, with no capital and plenty of nerve knocked at his door. They asked him to become musical director of their new theatre. He agreed and so became part of one of Broadway's greatest success stories. Nowhere was the fun more riotous, beauty more dazzling or music more lilting than at the new Webber and Fields Music Hall. The company included Broadway's brightest talent with the most radiant star of all, Lillian Russell, "a vision of lovliness with a voice of gold." Boxes for the opening show Whirl-I-Gig cost up to one thousand dollars for a single performance.

Stromberg shared in this success. He prospered and had a luxurious home at Freeport, Long Island. Then he conceived the idea of a real estate development on nearby property and lost a fortune on the venture. All this time, few of those who adored his music realized that his life was an unending battle with pain. He suffered from "rheumatism" (more probably arthritis) and sometimes had to be carried in a chair to his place on the conductor's podium. He visited dozens of doctors and tried every known cure, without success. In the summer of 1902 while writing the score for a new Webber and Fields Comedy, Twirly-Whirly, he became desperately ill. He told Lillian Russell he wanted to write "a very pretty song" for her. A few days later, in a torment of pain, he died tragically. The song, "Come Down My Evening Star" was crumpled in his pocket. Sigmund Spaeth wrote in his History Of American Music,

"The whole of Broadway came to the opening of his last show. The golden voiced Lillian Russell began the chorus of "Come Down My Evening Star" choked and left the stage, weeping."

Outside, for the first time, the bright lights of Broadway were dimmed in tribute to John Stromberg, the Pictou Bandmaster."

Copy of letter from the Saparoff Book, titled "John Stromberg's last letter, May 3 1902. He died July 5. Written to his brother, Charles Mord Stromberg, who was in the U.S. Infantry, Manila, Phillipines."

"Stromberg Farm Freeport, L.I.

Dear Charlie,

I hope this will find you well and hearty, as usual. As for myself, I never have appreciated the blessings of good health, until this winter. I have been laid up since the first of February with rheumatism. Was confined to bed eight weeks and am not very well yet, although I am back to work. I have had all the varieties of rheumatizz on the calendar. I am now finishing up (I hope) with inflammatory in the legs from the knees down. I started out with the troupe two weeks ago and conducted the show in Boston and Phila. and now I'm laying off home for a couple of days (Sat. and Sun.) preparing for a four week siege out West. Natta has nursed me all through during the severe part of my illness. I wanted to hire a trained nurse, but she wouldn't hear of it. She stuck it out and got fat on irregular meals and cat naps. She'll be able to run a hospital of her own any time.

We got the boxes of cigars all right for which accept thanks. I had the publisher mail you the Military Band arrangements of "Hoity Toity". Let me know if you have received them. Last year they sent some out to you and it was returned. I suppose it arrived in Manila when you were at the Vancouver Barracks. I don't know how else it could have escaped you.

Ann was over to the hotel in Boston to see me (I was unable to go out to Somerville). She had Daisy Burns with her. Daisy is quite a young woman now.

The country looks beautiful now and I don't hanker after that Western trip a little bit although we will have all the comforts possible: special train, state room car and diner attached, but all that doesn't compensate for the comforts of home, especially if you are not in robust health. I am now only a shadow compared to what I was before I was taken sick. I weighed 204 lbs., last Christmas and now I scarcely reach 160. I'll be a regular Adonis, when I get well.

Your cigars are curiosities down here on Long Island. We sometimes hand one out to a favored visitor or a prominent citizen and they carry them off with pride and show them to their less fortunate neighbors.

Father is still down in P.E.I. and he tells me the weather was milder there than here last winter, at least he stood it better there last winter than he did here winter before.

Write whenever you have an opportunity, we are always glad to hear from you.

Yours with brotherly affection, John"

From the Canadian Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Music in Canada by Betty Nygaard Kind (research material supplied by Donald Lowe, 2008):

John (Alexander) Stromberg (b Stramberg). Composer, pianist, conductor, b Milton, P.E.I., 9 Nov 1858, d Freeport, Long Island, New York, 5 Jul 1902. John Stramberg was raised in Milton and River John, P.E.I. His father, Nathaniel Philip Stramberg (b River John, N.S., 20 Jun 1835, d December 1912), arranged band and orchestral music and was associated with Galbraith's Band. The younger Stramberg studied music with his father and a Professor Earle in Charlottetown. He directed the River John Brass Band, then in 1878 moved to Nova Scotia, where he directed the Pictou Choral Society and the Pictou Concert Band.

John Stramberg joined a troupe of travelling musicians as pianist and moved to New York, where he began to spell his name "Stromberg." There he became an arranger for the music publisher Witmark, and in 1895 wrote the hit song "My Best Girl's a Corker." The following year Stromberg was hired by the comedy team Weber and Fields (Joe Weber and Lew Fields) to compose and conduct their burlesques (satires) and variety shows at their new Weber and Fields Music Hall. In this position Stromberg achieved success and celebrity status, and toured with the company in the U.S. Their productions (lyrics often by Edgar Smith) had such titles as The Art of Maryland (1896-7); Hurly-Burly (1898); Helter-Skelter (1899); Whirl-i-gig (1899-1900); Fiddle-Dee-Dee (1900-1); and Hoity-Toity (1901-2). With his employers, he formed Weber, Fields and Stromberg Music Publishers. A painful chronic medical condition led him to commit suicide. At the time of his death, Stromberg had completed "Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star" for Lillian Russell, and was composing the music for Twirly-Whirly.

Stromberg's shows contained several songs that became popular. "Kiss Me Honey, Do" went No. 1 in 1899 as recorded by Arthur Collins. Albert Campbell and S.H. Dudley both had hits with "Ma Blushin' Rosie" in 1901, but the song is most identified with Al Jolson. Henry Burr and Mina Hickman each had a hit in 1903 with "Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star." Several Stromberg songs were released in Canada on the Berliner label.

Medical Notes: Stramberg Bible, Deaths, says "at his home, Freeport L.I. on Saturday July 5th 1902. Paralysis of the heart, from acute Rheumatism. (8:30 P.M.)"

John married Natalie Elia "Natta" LAVALLE [738] [MRIN: 244] on 14 Dec 1884 in Woonsocket, RI, USA. Natta was born on 28 Mar 1855 and died on 25 Mar 1907 aged 51.

Burial Notes: Reverse side of monument for John Stromberg lists the birth and death dates for Elia "Sigmund".

General Notes: Saparoff book says Elia "Aunt Nata" Sigmund - she remarried after John's death. Newspaper article from The Evening Call, a Woonsocket newspaper, July 9, 1902, detailing the arrival of John Stromberg's body for burial in the city, refers to her as "Miss Delia Lavallee" of this city.

63 F ii. Mary Ellen STRAMBERG [1] was born on 16 Jan 1860 in Milton, PE, CAN, was baptized on 22 Jul 1860 in Milton, PE, CAN, died on 23 Mar 1923 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 63, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: She was baptized by I.S. Smith in St. John's Anglican Church.

Death Notes: Stramberg Bible, Deaths, says; "15 Minutes before twelve Friday night March 23rd 1923."

From The Guardian newspaper:

IN MEMORIAM

Mrs. Samuel Lowe

Mr. Samuel Lowe and family will have the deep sympathy of all in the death of Mrs. Lowe as previously announced, occurred last Friday evening.

Mrs. Lowe, who was 62 years of age, had been an invalid for the past eighteen years, and she passed away peacefully as one who falleth asleep.

She was a most estimable Christian lady of admirable qualities of mind and heart.

She was a member of St. Paul's Church and before her illness took a leading part in its various activities. Her maiden name was Mary Ellen Stramberg and she was a daughter of the late N. P. Stramberg, the well known musician.

She leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing husband, two sons, Horace, Manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Elgin, Manitoba. Samuel Rankin of Lake Saskatoon, Alberta, and two daughters Mrs. E.J. Duffy at Caney Kansas and Miss Elinor (sic) at home. She is survived by one brother Philip in Australia, and three sisters, Mrs. William MacCallum of St. Eleanors, Miss Anne Stramberg and Mrs. Samuel Burns of Somerville, Mass: also a half brother James Stramberg in Charlottetown and a half sister, Mrs. Leonard Fraser, Winnipeg.

Her son Horace is expected home on Wednesday night and the funeral will likely be held on Thursday next.

To the bereaved relatives, the Guardian extends deep and sincere sympathy.

Burial Notes: People's Cemetery.

General Notes: Mary Ellen was not physically well during the latter part of her married life, having suffered a stroke at about age 45. Her sister Elizabeth Stramberg (Aunt Lizzie to her nephews and nieces), spent a lot of time in the Lowe household nursing Mary Ellen and helping to raise the Lowe children.

Mary married Samuel LOWE [768] [MRIN: 1] on 5 May 1880 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, son of William LOWE Jr. [752] and Eliza SENTNER [766]. Samuel was born on 13 Aug 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 16 Nov 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 14 Dec 1926 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 75, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: He was baptized by Rev. L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Death Notes: Article from the Charlottetown Morning Guardian 15 Dec 1926, Page 3:

Passing of Mr. Samuel Lowe

Mr. Samuel Lowe, one of the best known citizens of Charlottetown passed away at his residence, corner of Hillsboro and Euston Streets, at 6:45 yesterday morning.

He had reached his 76th year. Until four years ago he enjoyed robust health and manly vigor. Then he was stricken with illness and laid aside from the active duties of life. Although able to move about the house yet, it was evident that his days of activity were over.

Ten days ago, Mr. Lowe took a weak turn, and he steadily, notwithstanding all that could be done, grew weaker, until his death opened the portal for his departure to the Better Land.

The late Mr. Lowe was born in Charlottetown, a son of William Lowe and Eliza Sentner. He was a contractor and builder, and his two sons, namely, Samuel and Henry, followed in his footsteps, and engaged in the same occupation.

The name of Lowe Brothers is known amongst our builders and people generally. Many fine structures and houses innumerable here testify to their skill as contractor and builders, their honesty and integrity in business, and they will stand as lasting monuments to their memory while the capital of the province endures.

Mr. Samuel Lowe not only was a builder in a material sense, but he was also a builder of character. He enjoyed the friendship and regard of all, and deservedly so. He was that type of citizen of which any community might well be proud.--- a prominent Mason, a Son of England, a member of the Odd Fellows, and also an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In his daily walk and conversation he exemplified the genuine Christian.

His wife predeceased him nearly four years ago. From this union were born: Horace, Manager of the Bank of Rainy River, Ontario, Samuel, now farming at Lake Saskatoon, Alberta, Mrs. E.J. Duffy and Miss Eleanor Lowe, teacher at Prince of Wales College, both of Charlottetown. Three sons have passed away, John, Will and Vernon. John, who was a member of the First Mounted Rifles in the Canadian Forces, was killed in the War. One brother is also left, Mr. Henry C. Lowe.

Thus, one by one the older residents of our fair city are being numbered with the great majority. They have left us legacies of useful lives and memories that they ever laboured in the great Task Master's eye.

Among the buildings erected by Lowe Brothers in this city are the following:-- Cameron Block, The Desbrisay Block, owned by Hon. George E. Hughes, St. Paul's Church, Rectory and Parish Hall, Bank of Montreal, The Royal Bank, Central Christian Church, Heartz Memorial Hall, Fennel & Chandler's Store, Hodgson Memorial Chapel, Davis & Fraser's Cold Storage Plant, Protestant Orphanage, St. James' Manse, D. Gordon Block, Prince of Wales College, brick warehouse and large addition to Roger's Hardware Store, and residences of the Manager of the Bank of Montreal, Mrs. John Richards, James Paton, Arthur Peake, Alex. Scott, Mrs. Duff, Wilfred Boulter, the late C.D. Rankin, George E. Hughes, Gordon Hughes, and many others.

Burial Notes: LARGE FUNERAL YESTERDAY

The funeral of the late Samuel Lowe was held from his late residence 238 Hillsboro Street, leaving the house at 2:15 for St. Paul's Church. The Masons and Sons of England preceded the hearse, which was followed by a large concourse. The pallbearers were: Messrs. S. P. Paoli; H. Dingwell, W. P. Doull, K. J. Martin, Norman Campbell and W. B. Robertson. In the absence of the Rev. H. D. Raymond, Rector of St. Paul's, the service was taken by the Rev. Canon Malone of St. Peter's Cathedral, assisted by Mr. F. C. Johnson, lay reader in charge of Milton Parish. Interment was in the People's Cemetery.

General Notes: Article from the magazine, The Canadian Architect And Builder, Regular Edition, Vol. XIV.--No.1, January, 1901:

MESSRS. H. & S. LOWE, CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. "Among the largest building firms in the maritime provinces is that of H. & S. Lowe, of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and they are now by far the largest in that province.

Mr. Wm. Lowe came to the island in 1830 from his native home in Norfolk, Eng. He had learned his trade in the old country, and took up building when he arrived.

His two sons, whose portraits we publish with this article, learned their trade with him and went into partnership 25 years ago. Mr. Henry C. Lowe is the senior of the firm and is 52 years of age. His brother Samuel Lowe, is but two years younger.

Both are married, and live in a pleasant new double residence most comfortably finished and tastefully furnished, on the corner of Hillsboro and Heuston (sic) streets.

The firm has enlarged its business from time to time, until it now employs a large number of men permanently. They are intending to acquire in the spring a large and well equipped wood-working plant in the city, which will give them much better facilities.

They have constructed some of the largest and most important buildings in the province. Some that might be mentioned are the Cameron Block on the south side of Queen's Square; the Rogers building, Queen St.; St. Paul's Anglican church, in Queen's Square; and the brick Roman Catholic church at Fort Augustus, which cost $20, 000. The two first named were done in the past two years. They remodelled the interiors of the First Methodist and St. James' Presbyterian churches in the city, and have erected a large number of fine residences in the immediate vicinity of their own home. They were the builders of the pork packing buildings, which they secured in a contract of $50,000. The contract for these structures, which were briefly described in the December issue of the CANADIAN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, was signed in May, 1897, and they were turned over complete in November of that year.

Last summer the firm erected nine dwelling houses, a brick church, an extension to the Davies Hotel, an hotel at Stanhope, and other buildings. The Stanhope hotel, which was of wood and cost $6000, was wanted for the tourist trade. It was put up, plastered, painted and turned over for use in 21 days.

Work was recently begun on enlargements and repairs to the city drill shed which will cost about $10,000. The firm are now completing a residence for E.H. Beer which is costing $2,000; also one for Robert Palmer at same cost. They have just begun work on the new Apothecaries' hall or Desbrisay building, which is a $14,000 contract. The firm feel confident that building will be good during the coming summer and are preparing for good orders.

~For more information on this family, please see "The Descendants of William Lowe Sr., and Newell Fox.

64 M iii. George James STRAMBERG [1152] was born on 21 Nov 1861 in Milton, PE, CAN, was baptized on 5 Aug 1865 in Milton, PE, CAN, died on 5 Aug 1865 aged 3, and was buried in Milton, PE, CAN. The cause of his death was Scarlet Fever.

Baptism Notes: St. John's Anglican Church

Burial Notes: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery.

Medical Notes: Stramberg Bible, Deaths says: " George James-9 0'Clock P.M. Sat.

Aug 5th 1865 after 15 days illness of Scarlet Fever."

65 F iv. Ann STRAMBERG [1163] was born on 13 Dec 1863 in Milton, PE, CAN, was baptized on 3 Sep 1865 in Milton, PE, CAN, died on 17 Jul 1935 in Somerville, MA, USA aged 71, and was buried in Cambridge, MA, USA. Another name for Ann was Ann STROMBERG.

Birth Notes: The Beaconsfield Index says her birth was Oct. 15, but the Stramberg Bible says Dec. 13.

Baptism Notes: She was baptized by H. Read in St. John's Anglican Church.

Burial Notes: She is buried in the Burns plot in Cambridge Cemetery.

General Notes: Ann always spelled her surname "Stromberg", following her brother John's lead. She lived with Michael Saparoff's family after they came to America in 1919 and died at their home in Somerville, MA.

66 F v. Margaret "Maggie" STRAMBERG [1174] was born on 16 Dec 1865 in Milton, PE, CAN, died on 4 Apr 1947 aged 81, and was buried in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Burial Notes: Cambridge Cemetery

General Notes: Vacation diary of Margaret Stramberg Burns from Sept. 23 to Oct. 13, 1929, copied from The Saparoff Book:

"Sept. 23, Monday----We left Boston Monday night. Slept to music of the steam engine.

Sept. 24. Travelled along all day Tuesday. Whirled past woods and cottages and woodpiles. Many travelling - not one we know. We arrived at Aunt Lizzie's last night. George met us with the car and drove us over to St. Eleanor's. We had a great welcome, and Ada was there. Tea and to bed.

Sept. 25. Had a good bed and a good night's rest, and my arm feels better. Sat on the piazza and just viewed the beautiful country.

Sept. 26. I feel better. We just walked over 4 acres of beautiful clover. I picked a large bunch of them for the bride of Aunt Lizzie's hired man. Was married last night. Wallace gave him the present of his wedding suit. I was picking the flowers while Ruth and Ada were watering the calves. Now I'm sitting in Lizzie's kitchen and the boiled dinner and the turnips smell good.

Sept. 27. Aunt Lizzie drove Ada and me over to Maggie Jellies to-day. We spent a pleasant afternoon, and a car took us home. Ada is on the lounge, Ruth writing, Lizzie setting bread, Wallace reading. We go to bed early. Today saw 50 foxes dancing for food, Mr. Jelly feeding.

Sept. 28. Helped sorting potatoes for market. Afternoon I walked with Ada and Ruth up to Carrie Barsto. Came back to Lizzie's in car. Wallace not feeling very well. Lizzie waiting on him. We are all sitting around with a good light. Carrie gave me more beautiful slips of ivy geranium. Oh what a beautiful artistic cottage and garden she has. Good night.

Sept. 29, Sunday. Cleaned up, ate my porridge, read a little, had a chicken dinner, after which Ruth and I drove to Mrs. Yeo in the carriage. Ruth did the driving. Had lobster salad for supper and talked and then to bed.

Sept. 30. Wallace is up to dinner-cold chicken. After dinner, servant man drove us over to Summerside, and took the train for Hunter River. Received great welcome from Bertie and husband. Drove us over to Ann Jane's and called on George McMillan, and had lunch, and back to Bertie's by auto, and to bed.

Oct.1. We had a chicken dinner at Bertie's and started for Charlottetown in the car. Arrived at Marion's in the afternoon, had a trip around Charlottetown, and Eleanor took Ruth to a supper of the teachers in Prince of Wales College. Little Ann Stromberg and Eleanor Mary are right here beside me, and the fire is sparkling in the fireplace. Marion is washing the supper dishes. Just as young and smart as ever. Called in to see Kate. Walked around the town.

Oct. 2. Up at 9. Had breakfast and bath. Talked with Marion, had a nice roast beef dinner. Fixed up ourselves and started on the boat for Pictou. Writing now on the boat-dull and rainy day. Landed in Pictou. Walked up to Opal's house. Glad to see us-made us stop all night. Best people you ever met. Her grandmother so good, kind, and cheerful. Had a good bed and breakfast.

Oct.3. Started for River John. Landed at Margaret Jane's among sheep. She talked and put the fire on, and the kettle. The air was good. I am writing on her large kitchen table. Left Margaret Jane's, starting in a car for Susan's. A great welcome. Susan, Hope, Sandy all out to meet us at the door. Mrs. Merritt visiting from Florida. Had a good night's rest in a feather bed.

Oct.4. Sandy took Mrs. Merritt to River John, and in few days she will leave for her home in Providence. Ruth is covering the backs of the chair cushions. Susan knitting. Spent part of the afternoon with Hope and talked olden times. Now I'm back in Susan's kitchen, and the sun is out. It was dark all the morning. Ruth is over at Hope's.

Oct.5. Sun is out. Windy day. It's rest here. Ran over to Hope's in the evening. George and son started for River John. I went along to Margaret Jane's, and we talked, and they called for me, brought me down, and stopped with Hope. Slept in the Best Bedroom. The organ is still in the corner of the living room. Had a feather bed.

Oct.6. Got up at 8, and had breakfast. Sandy took me over to Susan's in the morning. Company for dinner-lobsters. After company away in car. We drove in the car down to Christie's, had a good old-fashioned talk. Arrived home, had lobsters, to bed.

Oct.7. Ate breakfast. Sandy ready for River John. Ruth and I went along to M.J.'s with him. Called on Milly Redman (Mrs. Grant). Has lovely home and plenty hooked rugs. Saw funeral opposite. Just got home to M.J.'s when rain started. Had our supper. Eggs mainstay. Ruth and M.J. went to the village at dusk for kerosene. Sandy came in the car for us in all the rain. Reached Susan's at 9, talked, went to bed, had a good sleep-only Ruthie, I dreamed of you!

Oct.8. Ruth up and out picking apples. I had a hearty breakfast, too, and took in some wood. Susan is a wonder.

Oct.9. Out of bed at 8 o'clock. Breakfast done. Ruth came down a half hour later, washed my clothes and dishes. Just sitting around talking to Susan. Busy Sandy plowing-a very windy sunny day. Went down to Charlie McKinnon's. Had a good talk-old times. Home in car. To bed after a cup of tea.

Oct.10. Two men came here to work for Sandy. Turned to rain, so came home from the field, ate dinner, and talked a streak. Sandy and McKinnon drove Ruth and me over to M.J.'s. Had a very pleasant time. Sandy had a tooth pulled when we were away. Great relief. Susan has a great smell in the kitchen-cookies and a large wood fire. Kind of cool. A beautiful sunset after the storm.

Oct.11. Ruth and I up. Ruth washed. I swept the floor. Charlie came in for breakfast. Milkman came. I got a ride with him to R.J. Ruth stayed home with Susan. Called Nina and Vida. Ethel and Der(?) Stromberg came to M.J.'s to see me. Left M.J.'s at 6 o'clock, drove to Susan's after supper.

Oct.12. Fine morning. Breakfast. Sandy with car at the door, picked up our traps, and said a loving farewell to Susan. When we got to station, M.J. came to see us off. Goodbye to dear Sandy. Moncton at 4:45. Passed beautiful foliage and cottages, hills and villages. What a beautiful country is Canada. Got to St. John. Took boat to Boston.

Oct.13. Ruth and I half seasick, and headaches on the boat. Ate almost nothing, took a drink of hot water. A number of passengers. A line of red tape. Landed in dear old Boston. Eva and Dorothy with car to meet us. Home and eats."

Maggie married Samuel BURNS [741] [MRIN: 247] on 15 Sep 1886 in Boston, MA, USA, son of Samuel BURNS [8842] and Annie Jane BAIRD [8843]. Samuel was born in 1867 in Londonderry, Ireland, UK, died in 1950 aged 83, and was buried in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Burial Notes: Cambridge Cemetery

67 F vi. Elizabeth "Lizzie" STRAMBERG [1185] was born on 24 Oct 1867 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died in 1941 aged 74, and was buried in Summerside, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: People's Cemetery.

Lizzie married John Archibald "Wallace" McCALLUM [740] [MRIN: 246] on 14 Jul 1913 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, son of Donald McCALLUM [5998] and Margaret DOUGHERTY [5999]. Wallace was born in 1873, died in 1947 aged 74, and was buried in Summerside, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: People's Cemetery.

General Notes: Wallace's mother was a niece of Mary Ann (nee Fraser) Stramberg, second wife of Nathaniel.

68 M vii. Lt. Charles Mord STRAMBERG US Army [1197] was born on 1 Nov 1870 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 4 Oct 1872 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 20 Jul 1918 in Soissons, FRA aged 47, and was buried in Fere-en-Tardenois, FRA.

Baptism Notes: St. James Church

Death Notes: The Stramberg Family Bible, Deaths, says: " Killed in France in the Great-World war."

Burial Notes: Plot D Row 13 Grave 15, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

General Notes: He was killed in action near Soissons, France, 20 Jul 1918. Charles was a First Lieutenant in Company L, 28th US Infantry.

Letter to his sister Lizzie, from Ventura, California, dated 25 Dec 1897 detailing his life's travels to that point:

"Dear Lizzie:

I was glad to get your letter and card, and thank you for remembering me.

I was just thinking back twenty years which is the first New Year's Day that I can remember; you Philip and I were upstairs in Walter Lowe's house on Edward St. We lived there then and you told me to say good by to the old year before I went to bed and I made one of my would be funny remarks, which Father nipped in the bud and sent me to bed and I remember of writing 1878 all over the wall the next morning. It seems to be my fate that I shall never live more than three years in one place at a time for since that time I never have done so.

In the summer of 1878 I went to N.S. and returned in the fall of 79. In the summer of 80, I again went to that charming place accompanied by your sweet self; I again returned to P.E.I. in the fall of '83 and in the summer of 87 went to Boston. In the fall of 89, I left Boston and went to New London, Conn, where I started to travel as a companion to a rich old invalid; we traveled over pretty nearly all of the Eastern States and finally he died in Toronto Ont. The winter of 89-90 I worked in Napanee Ont and left there in the spring of 91. I then went to Kentucky where I worked all summer as a Timekeeper on the T & N RR; in the fall of 91 I went to Mexico and worked on The Mexican National RR (Mejicano Nacional) and in the fall of 92 went to Germantown N.J. in which neighborhood I remained all the winter of 94-95 and then I went to Cuba and came here the following fall (95) where I still remain. I called myself Chas. Hudson in Cuba and under that name got a letter of introduction to a Spaniard in Los Angeles and so that is how the matter stands.

During all my wanderings I never have begged or stolen and have always kept sober and have never seen the inside of a jail and always keep respectable company; of course I have not written to my relatives as much as I ought to but I always was a poor writer and hated to sit down to write a long letter. I always take a pencil.

The orange blossoms are not in evidence at present but will be, pretty soon and I will send you the first of the season if I have to walk ten miles for them.

A good many persons ride wheels here, but the favorite mode of locomotion is on the back of the festive Bronco. Having no more to write at present I remain

Your loving brother,

Charlie

He served in the 28th U.S. Infantry.

69 M viii. Philip Erick STRAMBERG Sr. [1208] was born on 13 Sep 1872 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 4 Oct 1872 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, and died after 23 Mar 1923.

Baptism Notes: St. James Church by T. Duncan.

Death Notes: He is mentioned as surviving his sister Mary Ellen, in her obituary.

General Notes: A letter from Philip to (likely) his sister Elizabeth, in Charlottetown:

Seven Hills

New South Wales

Australia

June 8th 1897

Dear Sister,

I was very glad indeed to hear from you as I hadn't many letters from home lately the P.E.I. people have stopped writing altogether, father wrote me a letter not very long ago and I had one from uncle Ephraim about two months ago none from John or Charles lately

my health is very good at present and I am doing fairly well, I am sorry that I never received that letter and Photo of Maggie and her family that you spoke of perhaps it will turn up later on I hope it isn't lost, as I would like it very much indeed please remember me to all the friends and family I send my love to you and all

From your loving

brother,

Philip E. Stramberg

Sydney, GPO

Philip married Janet Downey COOK [739] [MRIN: 245] on 8 Mar 1902 in Sydney, AUS, daughter of John COOK [4348] and Margaret STINSON [4349]. Janet was born on 15 Aug 1878 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

70 M ix. David STRAMBERG [1219] was born on 5 Sep 1874 in PE, CAN and died on 25 Oct 1874.

Death Notes: The Stramberg Bible, Deaths, says, "Died at age 6 weeks, at 9:30 A.M."

Nathaniel next married Mary Ann FRASER [744] [MRIN: 248] on 10 Nov 1875 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, daughter of William FRASER [5996] and Ann SMITH [5997]. Mary was born on 12 Feb 1840 in PE, CAN, died on 2 Sep 1912 aged 72, and was buried in Belfast, PE, CAN.

Children from this marriage were:

71 F i. Edith Margery "Edie" STRAMBERG [1230] was born on 26 Oct 1879 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and died on 7 Feb 1981 aged 101.

General Notes: 1881 Census says she was born in 1878, but Stramberg Family Bible says 1879.

Edie married Leonard "Len" FRASER [399] [MRIN: 128] on 3 Apr 1907 in Winnipeg, MB, CAN.

72 M ii. James William STRAMBERG [1241] was born on 3 Nov 1880 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 26 Mar 1959 aged 78, and was buried on 30 Mar 1959 in Winnipeg, MB, CAN.

Burial Notes: Brookside Cemetery, Section A, Lot 0353, Grave 1.

He never married and had no children

12. Abram Alexander STRAMBERG [1063] (Alexander R. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 22 Jul 1837 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 2 Nov 1901 aged 64, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN. Another name for Abram was Abram Isaac STRAMBERG.

Burial Notes: St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery. His headstone reads "In Memory of Abram A. Stramberg, Died Nov. 2 1901 Aged 64 Yrs."

Abram married Sophia McKAY [1074] [MRIN: 342] on 1 Mar 1879 in River John, NS, CAN, daughter of George McKAY [323] and Mary Ann STRAMBERG [273]. Sophia was born in 1849 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 8 Jun 1897 aged 48, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: "Mary Ann married a George McKay, whose daughter, Sophia, married her cousin Abraham (Abram) Stramberg."

15 Mar 1879, Moncton, The Times:

m. Manse, River John, N.S., 1st inst., by Rev. R. McCunn, Abram A. STRAMBERG / Miss Sophia McKAY, both of Cape John.

Death Notes: Abram Stramberg's headstone in St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, River John, Nova Scotia, inscribed "His Wife Sophia MacKay, Died June 8 1897 Aged 48 yrs."

Burial Notes: St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

73 F i. Sophie STRAMBERG [372] .

74 M ii. Stephen STRAMBERG [12866] was born about 1884 in NS, CAN.

19. Mary Ann STRAMBERG [284] (Charles Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 9 Aug 1842 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died in 1905 aged 63, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery. Two infant sons are buried with them according to the headstone inscription.

General Notes: She is found living in Toney River in the 1901 Canadian Census, with her son Charles listed as head of the household, and also her son George.

Mary married Norman MACKINNON [289] [MRIN: 87], son of John MACKINNON [11179] and Isobel [11180]. Norman was born in 1827 in Seafoam, NS, CAN, died on 17 Dec 1896 aged 69, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery

General Notes: He was a farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

75 M i. Charles MACKINNON [291] was born on 23 Apr 1865 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died in 1946 aged 81.

Charles married Jessie Ann ELLIOT [11183] [MRIN: 3908]. Jessie was born in 1877 and died in 1958 aged 81.

76 F ii. Bella MACKINNON [6016] was born in 1867.

Bella married Frank McCORKLE [6017] [MRIN: 2029].

77 M iii. MACKINNON [11182] was born in 1869 and died in 1869.

78 M iv. John David MACKINNON [292] was born in 1871 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

79 F v. Mary Catherine MACKINNON [294] was born in 1874 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died in 1930 aged 56.

Mary married John F. MACDONALD [11192] [MRIN: 3912]. John was born in 1876 and died in 1941 aged 65.

80 F vi. Margaret MACKINNON [295] was born in 1876 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN and died in Damariscotta, Lincoln, ME, USA.

81 F vii. MACKINNON [11181] was born in 1878 and died in 1878.

82 M viii. James William MACKINNON [296] was born in 1880 in Hardwood Hill, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

James married Jennie [11202] [MRIN: 3916].

83 M ix. Dr. George E. MACKINNON [297] was born on 17 Oct 1882 and died in 1948 aged 66.

George married Eudora TROWBRIDGE [11206] [MRIN: 3917]. Eudora was born in 1898 and died in 1978 aged 80.

21. John James STRAMBERG [285] (Charles Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1849 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 13 Jan 1887 aged 38, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetery

John married Mary Jane HENRY [298] [MRIN: 88] on 30 Mar 1875 in River John, NS, CAN, daughter of William HENRY [5712] and Margaret CLARKE [8796]. Mary was born on 19 Mar 1854 in NS, CAN, died on 21 Mar 1901 in Hodson, NS, CAN aged 47, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: Death notice from The Pictou Advocate, 5 Apr 1901:

STRAMBERG.-- At Hodson, March 21st, Mary Jane, widow of the late John J. Stramberg, and daughter of William Henry, aged 47 years.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

84 F i. Ethel Mabel STRAMBERG [299] was born on 28 Jun 1875 in River John, NS, CAN, died in 1963 aged 88, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetary.

Ethel married James Roderick Spurgeon "Spurge" GAMMON [370] [MRIN: 90] on 24 Oct 1906 in River John, NS, CAN, son of William GAMMON [8790] and Flora MACLEOD [8791]. Spurge was born on 26 Aug 1871 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 1 Jan 1934 in River John, NS, CAN aged 62, and was buried on 4 Jan 1934 in River John, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Rev. H.B. MacKay at St. George's Church.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetary.

General Notes: He was from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and raised horses. He owned and operated a racetrack.

85 F ii. Vida May STRAMBERG [300] was born on 25 Nov 1876 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died in 1976 aged 100, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetery

86 M iii. Dr. Charles William STRAMBERG M.D, C.M. [301] was born on 28 Feb 1880 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 18 May 1935 in New Glasgow, NS, CAN aged 55, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Death Notes: Aberdeen Hospital

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetery.

General Notes: He was living in Walton at the time of his marriage.

Charles married Elizabeth Florence "Bessie" MACRAE [371] [MRIN: 91] on 18 Oct 1911 in Baddeck, NS, CAN, daughter of Duncan MACRAE [11836] and Mary Jane [11837]. Bessie was born on 24 May 1876 in Baddeck, NS, CAN, died on 22 Oct 1955 in Wolfville, NS, CAN aged 79, and was buried on 25 Oct 1955 in River John, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Uraemia.

Marriage Notes: Baddeck Presbytery

Burial Notes: Old Bellevue Cemetery

87 F iv. Johnina Jane "Nina" STRAMBERG [302] was born on 31 Aug 1887 in River John, NS, CAN, died in 1936 aged 49, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Bellevue Cemetery.

Nina married Charles Edward "Eddie" MUNRO [2450] [MRIN: 780] on 9 Nov 1910 in West Branch, NS, CAN, son of Hugh MUNRO [11849] and Henrietta [11850]. Eddie was born in 1880 in Wileford, died in 1936 aged 56, and was buried in River John, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Ages shown on their marriage record entry are 30 for Eddie, and 24 for Nina. Witnesses were Vida M. Stramberg, and Charles Munro.

Burial Notes: Bellevue Cemetery.

22. Elizabeth STRAMBERG [2457] (Charles Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born about 1853 in NS, CAN.

Elizabeth married Jim CHESTNUT [2458] [MRIN: 783].

General Notes: He was from Boston, and they had a large family most of whom died of Tuberculosis, according to the Stramberg History by Alex Gollan.

Children from this marriage were:

88 F i. Lizzie CHESTNUT [2459] .

Lizzie married BUTTON [2460] [MRIN: 784].

89 F ii. Lottie CHESTNUT [2461] .

Lottie married ALLEN [2462] [MRIN: 785].

90 F iii. Tilly CHESTNUT [2463] .

General Notes: She was still alive in 1941, according to Alex Gollan's Stramberg History.

24. Charlotte Eliza "Lottie" STRAMBERG [2465] (Charles Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 10 May 1860 in NS, CAN, died on 12 Aug 1931 in North Grand Pre, Kings Co., NS, CAN aged 71, and was buried on 16 Aug 1931 in Hantsport, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Cardiac Failure.

Burial Notes: River Bank Cemetery

Lottie married Captain Albert LAWRENCE [2466] [MRIN: 786] on 12 Jun 1881 in Boston, MA, USA, son of Frank LAWRENCE [12891] and Mary Ann BARON [12892]. Albert was born on 4 Sep 1854, died on 22 Apr 1929 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 74, and was buried on 24 Apr 1929 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Apoplexy.

Marriage Notes: 23 Jun 1881. Saint John Daily News:

m. Boston, Mass., 13th June, by Rev. J. Spencer Kannard, Capt. Albert LAWRENCE, Nova Scotia / Charlotte STRAMBERG, Boston.

Burial Notes: River Bank Cemetery

General Notes: He was a Master Mariner, according to Alex Gollan's Stramberg History.

He went to sea when thirteen years of age, after spending his early boyhood in Hantsport. He continued sailing the Atlantic during the summer months and spent a number of winters at home studying navigation, and he passed through the positions of second mate and mate, and received his captain's papers in 1877, after which he took command of the barquentine Falmouth, when only twenty-two years of age, and he has continued going to sea, with now and then a vacation, until the present time, his latter life being spent in deep water sailing. Practically all his trips have been in the interest of Foreign Trade. In 1882 he commanded the barque Bristol, owned by Ezra Churchill & Sons, a vessel of thirteen hundred and twenty tons. He commanded this vessel for over twenty years. For years his wife and family accompanied him, and during that long period he met with no serious accidents. Later he commanded several other ships. At Christmas 1913, he was in command of the schooner Lord of Avon, which vessel became waterlogged and was taken off her the day after Christmas by an American schooner and taken into Mobile, Alabama.

Captain Lawrence was married June 12, 1881, to Lottie Stromberg of Cape John, Pictou County, a daughter of Charles and Mary (McKenzie) Stromberg, the father a native of Cape John, Nova Scotia, and the mother of Cromarty, Inverness, Scotland. J. Stromberg, the grandfather, was a native of Stockholm, Sweden, from which country he came to Cape John, Nova Scotia. Mrs. Lawrence is a cousin of Nathaniel Stromberg of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the father of John Stromberg, deceased, who had made a reputation as a composer of popular music, composing the music for many of the comic operas produced by Webber & Fields of New York.

Children from this marriage were:

91 M i. Charles S. LAWRENCE [2467] was born on 13 Apr 1882 and died in 1905 aged 23.

General Notes: He died at age 23.

92 F ii. Mary "Gladys" LAWRENCE [2468] was born on 12 Jun 1886 in Cambridge, MA, USA, died on 24 Oct 1949 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 63, and was buried on 27 Oct 1949 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN.

Birth Notes: Death certificate lists her birthplace as Nova Scotia, but marriage certificate lists it as Cambridge.

General Notes: She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts and was teaching at the Academy at Truro. She was a witness at her sister Charlotte's wedding and listed her name as Gladys.

Gladys married Major Robert Hiram SUTHERLAND [2469] [MRIN: 787] on 3 Dec 1917 in New Glasgow, NS, CAN, son of Robert SUTHERLAND [12896] and Margaret [12897]. Robert was born about 1882 in River John, NS, CAN and died after 1949.

Marriage Notes: Spurgeon Gammon was a witness to the wedding.

Death Notes: He was still alive at the time of his wife's death.

General Notes: He was from Pictou.

93 F iii. Charlotte Phyllis LAWRENCE [2472] was born on 24 Feb 1889.

Charlotte married Arthur de Witt "DeWitt" FOSTER [2473] [MRIN: 788] on 11 Jan 1912 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, son of Aaron "Judson" FOSTER [12895] and Eunice "Leavinia" CHUTE [12898]. DeWitt was born on 17 May 1886 in Hampton, Annapolis Co., NS, CAN, died on 2 Mar 1939 in Halifax, NS, CAN aged 52, and was buried on 11 Mar 1939 in River Bank, Hantsport, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Effects of Fire.

Marriage Notes: Arthur was a Teacher living in Wolfville at the time of their marriage, Charlotte was living in Hantsport.

General Notes: He was the M.P. for Hants-Kings from 1917-1921. They lived at Kentville.

94 M iv. Gunner LeRoy Leitchfield LAWRENCE 1st Bde. Canadian Garrison Artillery [2477] was born on 16 May 1893 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, died on 2 May 1918 in FRA aged 24, and was buried in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, FRA.

Death Notes: In Memory of

LE ROY LITCHFIELD LAWRENCE

Gunner

1258003

1st Bde., Canadian Garrison Artillery

who died on

Thursday, 2nd May 1918. Age 24.

Son of Albert and Charlotte Lawrence, of Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

Burial Notes: Commemorative Information

Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France

General Notes: He was a medical student who fell in the Great War. He enlisted on Oct 16, 1916, in Halifax, service No. 1258003.

28. Daniel Robertson STROMBERG [6007] (James 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 14 Dec 1852 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 24 Oct 1942 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN aged 89, and was buried on 28 Oct 1942 in Gulf Shore, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Influenza. Another name for Daniel was Daniel Robertson STRAMBERG.

Birth Notes: His son Earl's marriage certificate lists his father's birthplace as River John, NS.

Burial Notes: Gulf Shore Cemetery

Daniel married Maria Louise McLEOD [6008] [MRIN: 2028], daughter of Malcolm McLEOD [11845] and Anne SIMPSON [11846]. Maria was born on 1 Aug 1865 in Gulf Shore, NS, CAN, died on 2 Feb 1949 in Pugwash, NS, CAN aged 83, and was buried on 5 Feb 1949 in Gulf Shore, NS, CAN.

General Notes: She was living in Wallace at the time of Daniel's death.

Children from this marriage were:

95 M i. Lawrence Daniel STROMBERG [11843] was born on 11 Sep 1884 in Gulf Shore, NS, CAN, died on 14 Sep 1949 in Pugwash, NS, CAN aged 65, and was buried on 16 Sep 1949 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN. Another name for Lawrence was Lawrence D. STRAMBERG.

Birth Notes: Don's note: His death record shows his birth year as 1864, but must be a mistake - it also says he died in 1949 at age 65. His father would have been 12 years old in 1864.

Burial Notes: Gulf Shore Cemetery

Lawrence married Lilah [11844] [MRIN: 4164].

96 F ii. Annie STROMBERG [12905] was born on 7 Jul 1886 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN.

97 M iii. James "Lloyd" STROMBERG [11890] was born on 26 Mar 1892 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN.

General Notes: He was a Book-Keeper according to his attestation papers.

98 M iv. Earl Malcolm STROMBERG [11839] was born on 19 Jul 1893 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN.

Earl married Margaret Lillian MEGENEY [11840] [MRIN: 4162] on 20 Mar 1924 in Amherst, NS, CAN, daughter of Nicholas MEGENEY [11841] and Elizabeth TOTTON [11842]. Margaret was born about 1903 in North Sydney, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: St. Stephen's Manse

General Notes: She was a spinster living in Spring Hill, NS, at the time of her marriage.

99 M v. Sherman STROMBERG [12906] was born on 26 Feb 1903 in Fox Harbour, NS, CAN.

36. John GOLLAN Sr. [2382] (Helena "Lily" STRAMBERG 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 2 Jul 1837 in Wallace, NS, CAN, died on 27 Aug 1920 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 83, and was buried on 5 Sep 1920 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Haliburton Cemetery.

General Notes: His occupation is shown as Teacher on his marriage record.

John married Mary WILSON [2388] [MRIN: 758] on 2 Nov 1865 in River John, NS, CAN, daughter of James WILSON [10924] and Margaret CORBETT [10925]. Mary was born on 9 Mar 1843 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 17 Nov 1916 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 73, and was buried in Pictou, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Acute Indigestion.

Marriage Notes: by Rev Robert McCunn, Ch of Scotland

Birth Notes: Her son George's Death certificate lists her birthplace as

River John.

Children from this marriage were:

100 M i. William M. GOLLAN [2390] was born on 25 Aug 1864 in River John, NS, CAN.

Birth Notes: Surname is spelled Gollen, in birth record.

101 F ii. Evaline A. GOLLAN [2391] was born on 18 May 1870 in River John, NS, CAN.

102 F iii. Agnes GOLLAN [2389] was born after 1871 in River John, NS, CAN and died before 1920.

Agnes married Herbert THOMAS [2396] [MRIN: 759] about 1893. Herbert was born after 1871 in River John, NS, CAN and died before 1913.

103 F iv. Bertha GOLLAN [2395] was born on 4 Dec 1872 in River John, NS, CAN.

104 F v. Martha Ann GOLLAN [11862] was born on 1 Jan 1876 in River John, NS, CAN.

105 M vi. John GOLLAN Jr. [2393] was born about 1877 in NS, CAN.

106 F vii. Margaret Willena GOLLAN [2392] was born about 1886 in NS, CAN.

Margaret married Peter Owen CARROL [11863] [MRIN: 4173] on 8 Feb 1914 in Pictou, NS, CAN, son of Peter CARROL [11864] and Mary [11865]. Peter was born about 1891.

General Notes: His occupation is listed as Trader, on his marriage record entry.

107 M viii. George Melledue GOLLAN [2394] was born on 31 Jul 1887 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 15 Jan 1954 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 66, and was buried on 17 Jan 1954 in Pictou, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Acute Coronary Occlusion.

Burial Notes: Haliburton Cemetery.

General Notes: He was a Barber.

George married Edna FERROL [11871] [MRIN: 4177].

George next married Edna McCALLUM [11874] [MRIN: 4180] on 25 Dec 1922 in New Glasgow, NS, CAN, daughter of George McCALLUM [11875] and Jane [11876]. Edna was born about 1900 in Pictou Island, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: George is shown as divorced, on the marriage record. Witnesses are Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson.

108 F ix. Beatrice GOLLAN [8989] was born on 10 Aug 1888.

38. Alexander GOLLAN [2385] (Helena "Lily" STRAMBERG 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 27 Dec 1848 in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 12 Oct 1938 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 89, and was buried on 14 Oct 1938 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Hypostatic Pneumonia.

Burial Notes: River Bank Cemetery

General Notes: He was a Ship's Carpenter

Alexander married Martha M. HARVIE [4371] [MRIN: 1450] on 14 Oct 1875 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, daughter of Encom HARVIE [5011] and Maria A. BURGESS [5012]. Martha was born on 23 May 1848 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, died on 15 May 1920 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 71, and was buried in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Diabetes.

Marriage Notes: Marriage record entry lists place of marriage as "Burlington", and surname transcribed as "Gullen".

Burial Notes: Riverbank

Children from this marriage were:

109 F i. Catherine GOLLAN [4372] was born on 19 May 1876 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN and died on 27 Nov 1880 aged 4.

110 M ii. Embert Alexander "Pup" GOLLAN [4373] was born on 2 Feb 1881 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN and died on 5 Sep 1958 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 77.

Pup married Winnifred SULLIVAN [4383] [MRIN: 1452] on 27 Jun 1903 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, daughter of James SULLIVAN [11869] and Florence ASHMORE [11870]. Winnifred was born on 13 Dec 1884 in NS, CAN, died on 20 Jul 1950 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 65, and was buried on 25 Jul 1950 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Surname transcribed as Gollon from marriage record entry.

111 M iii. Albert GOLLAN [4374] was born on 23 Nov 1882 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, died on 4 May 1917 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 34, and was buried in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Tuberculosis.

Death Notes: His death was reported by Embert Gollan. His occupation is shown as Teamster, and he is also shown to be married.

Burial Notes: Riverbank

112 M iv. Vernon GOLLAN [4375] was born on 8 Jul 1886 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN and died after Jan 1968.

113 F v. Maria "Gertrude" GOLLAN [4376] was born on 30 Dec 1887 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, died on 14 Nov 1954 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 66, and was buried on 17 Nov 1954 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: River Bank Cemetery

General Notes: She was a Dressmaker.

She never married and had no children

114 F vi. Esther Beneta GOLLAN [4377] was born on 27 Mar 1892 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN, died on 17 Jun 1947 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN aged 55, and was buried in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Carcinomatosis.

Birth Notes: 11 Apr 1892, Saint John Evening Gazette:

Birth - Hantsport, N.S., March 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. Alex. GOLLEN, a daughter.

General Notes: She was a School Teacher.

She never married and had no children

115 F vii. Tessa GOLLAN [4378] was born on 23 Feb 1895 in Hantsport, Hants, NS, CAN and died after Jan 1968.

47. Charles David GOLLAN [322] (Helena "Lily" STRAMBERG 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 22 Mar 1865 in Seafoam, NS, CAN, died on 22 Mar 1945 in Seafoam, NS, CAN aged 80, and was buried on 24 Mar 1945 in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Myocardial Failure.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

Charles married Jessie Ann HENDERSON [4379] [MRIN: 1451] on 18 Aug 1891 in River John, NS, CAN, daughter of James H. HENDERSON [5013] and Janet "Jane" McDONALD [5014]. Jessie was born on 2 Aug 1860 in Hedgeville, Pictou Co., NS, CAN, died on 6 Aug 1943 in Seafoam, NS, CAN aged 83, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

116 F i. Lilly Alice HENDERSON [5015] was born on 6 Jul 1885 and died in 1969 aged 84.

General Notes: She is found in the household of her grandparents, James and Jennet Henderson, in the 1901 Census.

117 M ii. James Edward GOLLAN [4380] was born on 2 Apr 1893 in NS, CAN, died in 1957 aged 64, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

General Notes: James served as a county councillor and was killed in a lobster fishing accident - had 13 children.

James married Rosanna HOLMES [4388] [MRIN: 1453]. Rosanna was born in 1894 in NS, CAN, died in 1967 aged 73, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

118 M iii. John David GOLLAN [4381] was born on 21 Jun 1894 in NS, CAN, died in 1967 in NS, CAN aged 73, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

General Notes: He married twice and had five children

John married Gladys Anlena HEIGHTON [5033] [MRIN: 1673] on 7 Aug 1926 in Westville, NS, CAN, daughter of Thomas HEIGHTON [11866] and Laura [11867]. Gladys was born on 24 May 1898 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 28 May 1930 in River John, NS, CAN aged 32, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery. An infant son is buried with her, according to the inscription on the headstone.

John next married Abigail "Abbie" SUTHERLAND [5036] [MRIN: 1674]. Abbie was born in 1901, died in 1986 aged 85, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

119 M iv. Wilfred Lloyd GOLLAN [4382] was born on 1 Dec 1896 in River John, NS, CAN, died on 5 Sep 1929 in River John, NS, CAN aged 32, and was buried on 7 Sep 1929 in Seafoam, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

General Notes: Died young, never married. He was a farmer.

He never married and had no children

120 M v. Daniel GOLLAN [5706] was born on 2 Feb 1899, died in 1903 aged 4, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

121 M vi. Charles GOLLAN [5707] was born in 1902, died in 1903 aged 1, and was buried in Seafoam, NS, CAN.

Burial Notes: Seafoam Cemetery.

49. Iric M. STRAMBERG [305] (Daniel Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 28 Jan 1851 in Cape John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 5 Nov 1928 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 77, and was buried on 7 Nov 1928 in Pictou, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Myocarditis.

Death Notes: Copy of obituary:

"THE DEATH ROLL Eric M. Stramberg

Eric M. Stramberg, aged 78, an old and well known Pictonian, died quite suddenly at 8:30 on Monday evening. His health had been poor for some years but he had seldom been confined to the house.

He was a native of Cape John, Pictou County, a cousin of the late John Stramberg, musician and composer, who was so long prominent in theatrical circles in New York. For many years he lived at Sundridge and on coming to Pictou received the appointment of caretaker of the town building. There he served most acceptably and will be missed by all who frequent the building where his quiet, genial manner won for him many friends. He was a lover of nature, an expert at the rod and gun and on such outings found great entertainment.

He is survived by his wife, one son Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. John D. McLean. A brother James, resides at Denmark, Colchester County, Hector and Dan are in the States, and a sister, Mrs. Freeman Rogers, is in California.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. A.E. Andrew and Rev. John W. Emslie. Interment was made in St. James cemetery."

Burial Notes: St. James Anglican Cemetery.

General Notes: He was a farmer.

Iric married Janet M. MACKEAN [312] [MRIN: 92] on 10 Apr 1879 in Scotsburn, NS, CAN, daughter of James MACKEAN [499] and Elizabeth HATCH [500]. Janet was born on 18 May 1854 in Durham, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 12 Dec 1936 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 82, and was buried on 13 Dec 1936 in Pictou, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was General Debility.

Marriage Notes: At the time of their marriage, Iric is living in Scotch Hill, and Janet in Poplar Hill.

Birth Notes: Her birthplace is listed as Millsville on Iric's death certificate, West River on her marriage record entry.

Death Notes: Obituary:

"THE DEATH ROLL

Mrs. Iric Stramberg

The death of Mrs. Iric Stramberg on Saturday removed another of the older generation. Born at Durham 82 years ago, she was the daughter of James MacKean. Her husband, Iric Stramberg, died eight years ago. For over eight years she was an invalid, and suffered great pain, which she uncomplainingly endured, and during which she was lovingly cared for by her son, Frank Stramberg, and her granddaughters, Janie and Opal. Mrs. Stramberg's kindly, genial manner made her many friends, who will hear of her death with great sorrow.

She leaves one son, Frank, at home, with whom she resided, one daughter, Mrs. J.D. MacLean, Pictou.

The funeral, which took place on Sunday at two o'clock, was largely attended, service being held at her son's residence on Church Street. The service was conducted by Rev. S.B. Carey and Rev. L.R. Bent. Interment was in St. James Church cemetery, Haliburton."

Burial Notes: St. James Anglican Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

122 F i. Margaret Elizabeth STRAMBERG [313] was born on 3 Jul 1882 in Sunridge, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died in Apr 1968 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 85, and was buried in Haliburton, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: Obituary:

"Pictou Woman Passes Away

PICTOU--Mrs. John D. MacLean passed away Tuesday at the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, in her 87th year. Born in Sunridge, she was the daughter of the late Iric and Janet (McKean) Stromberg. The family later moved to Pictou, where she resided until her death.

Her husband predeceased her in 1928, also her eldest daughter, Hazel, in 1931. She is survived by three daughters, Irene (Mrs. Henry Young) and Edith (Mrs. Alexander Munro), both of Lyons Brook; and Jean, at home one son, John, at home; and three grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Young on Thursday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Laurence Mawhinney of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. John Posno of First Presbyterian Church.

The pallbearers were Thomas Quann, Sr., David McKenzie, Alexander Munro, John Galbraith, Stewart Morrison and Scott Young.

Interment was in Haliburton Cemetery."

Burial Notes: Haliburton Cemetery

Margaret married John David MACLEAN [363] [MRIN: 93] on 12 Jun 1901 in Pictou, NS, CAN, son of John MACLEAN [466] and Matalida STEWART [467]. John was born in 1877 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died in 1928 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 51, and was buried in Haliburton, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Marriage record says year 1902.

Burial Notes: Haliburton Cemetery

General Notes: His occupation is listed as Printer, on his marriage record entry.

123 M ii. Franklin STRAMBERG [314] was born on 21 Oct 1885 in Sunridge, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died on 22 Sep 1965 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 79, and was buried in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Birth Notes: Headstone says birth year of 1882.

Death Notes: OBITUARY

FRANK STRAMBERG

Frank Stramberg, a resident of Scotsburn, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1965, in Sutherland Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He lived most of his life in Pictou and was in his 83rd year at the time of his death.

Mr. Stramberg was a confectioner by trade, and was employed by G.J. Hamilton and Sons until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church in Pictou and also a member of the IOOF Lodge and Stuart Encampment IOOF.

He is survived by two daughters, Janie (Mrs. David MacKenzie) and Opal (Mrs. James Hooper), both of Scotsburn; a sister, Margaret (Mrs. J.D. MacLean), of Pictou.

His wife and a daughter predeceased him a number of years ago.

The funeral was held on Friday at 2 p.m. from St. James Anglican Church in Pictou with burial in the Church of England cemetery at Haliburton.

The remains rested at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David J. MacKenzie, Scotsburn.

The IOOF Lodge held a service at the home on Thursday evening.

Pallbearers were: Newell MacKenzie, George MacKenzie, Russell Graham, E.W. MacDonald, Willian McInnes and Murray McBain."

Burial Notes: St. James Anglican Cemetery.

General Notes: Franklin's occupation is listed as Confectioner on his marriage record entry.

Employed by G.J. Hamilton and Sons, as head of a candy factory at Pictou, N.S.

Franklin married Elizabeth N. "Lizzie" SHEA [492] [MRIN: 94] on 26 Jun 1907 in Pictou, NS, CAN, daughter of John SHEA [11851] and Minnie [11852]. Lizzie was born in Dec 1887 in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN, died in 1916 in Pictou, NS, CAN aged 29, and was buried in Pictou, NS, CAN. The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

Marriage Notes: At the time of their marriage, Franklin was from Pictou and Elizabeth was from Three Brooks.

Death Notes: Obituary -- ELIZABETH N. STRAMBERG.

The death took place on Thursday afternoon at the Cottage hospital of Elizabeth N. Stramberg, wife of Frank Stramberg.

Deceased was 27 years of age. She leaves her husband and three children. Death was due to typhoid fever, followed by pneumonia.

The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, Spring Street, to the English Church Cemetery.

Burial Notes: St. James Anglican Cemetary.

Medical Notes: Complication of Typhoid Fever.

55. William STRAMBERG [311] (Daniel Sr. 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born on 17 Aug 1871 in Pictou, NS, CAN, died on 23 Oct 1954 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 83, and was buried in Burnaby, BC, CAN.

Birth Notes: Birth year given as 1873 on 1901 Census page.

Burial Notes: Ocean View Cemetery

General Notes: William Stramberg

A Quadra Island resident, William Stramberg came to Granite Bay from Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1903, two years before the Stenfors settled in that area. His uncle, M. Stramberg, was a highschool teacher and one of the pioneer residents of Port Moody. Mrs. Emma Carmichael believed that he was of German and Irish heritage.

Working as a blacksmith for the Hastings Lumber Co., Mr. Stramberg also spent much time prospecting, accumulating a large fossil collection discovered during his expeditions. There were mining claims registered in the 1914 Nanaimo Mining Division Report, which included the White Swan Mineral Claim, and the Geiler Mineral Claim, which, apparently was later taken over by Noble bros.

In 1910 he had married Irene, a daughter of Wilho Stenfors who had been born in Finland before the Stenfors emigrated. Irene had gone to Vancouver to attend Seymour School when she was fourteen, returning in 1909. Irene and William Stramberg had a "lovely farm", and lived in the area for fourty years. Mrs. Carmichael, who also lived at Granite Bay, states that William was quite a bit older than Irene, and not much interested in attending the dances, which his wife enjoyed. Mrs. Carmichael spoke fondly of the lovely times she had with the young wife, whom she visited frequently. At the house there was always cake piled high with whipping cream, and a visit with Irene Stramberg's pet monkey!

The Strambergs, Stenfors and Luomas were the only families that farmed at Granite Bay, with the Stramberg hams, cheeses, flowers, and buttermilk being particularly appreciated by the local residents.

William and Irene Stramberg had two children:

Vida (Mrs. Richard Carlson, Vancouver)

Sandy (died 1942)

The Campbell River Courier lists an obituary for William Stramberg dated Nov. 3, 1954, stating that he had "served for a time as school secretary and was for many years a road foreman.: In 1958 his widow married Fred Benson and moved to Campbell River. Mr. Benson was hit by a car and died Jan. 6, 1968.

Irene Stramberg died in her eighties, while visiting her daughter in Vancouver.

William married Irene Alexandra STENFORS [2478] [MRIN: 790] on 30 Sep 1909 in Vancouver, BC, CAN. Irene was born in Apr 1893 in Finland and died on 1 Sep 1971 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 78.

Children from this marriage were:

124 F i. Vida Irene STRAMBERG [2480] was born on 1 Jul 1910 in Vancouver, BC, CAN and died on 24 Sep 2008 in Qualicum Beach, BC, CAN aged 98.

Death Notes: Carlson (nee Stromberg) Vida Irene

July 1st, 1910 to September 24th, 2008.

Vida passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor September 24, 2008. Vida was born in Vancouver on July 1, 1910. She was married to Richard Carlson on October 12, 1939.

Vida had many friends through her lifetime living in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver and Granite Bay on Quadra Island.

She was a great story teller and could relate many happy and humourous tales of days gone by. Vida loved animals and had a great attachment to her dog "Randy".

She will be missed by her family, friends and the staff at Qualicum Manor. Survived by cousin Elva Standish (Ernie) of Qualicum Beach.

She requested no service but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Many thanks to Dr. Biglow and all the staff at Qualicum Manor who cared for Vida during the past three years.

Vida married Richard CARLSON [2481] [MRIN: 791] on 12 Oct 1939.

125 M ii. William A. "Sandy" STRAMBERG [2479] was born in 1915 and died on 19 Oct 1942 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 27. The cause of his death was Tuberculosis.

60. Sophia McKAY [1074] (Mary Ann STRAMBERG 3, Erik John 2, Erik "Mord" 1) was born in 1849 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 8 Jun 1897 aged 48, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN.

Death Notes: Abram Stramberg's headstone in St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, River John, Nova Scotia, inscribed "His Wife Sophia MacKay, Died June 8 1897 Aged 48 yrs."

Burial Notes: St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Sophia married Abram Alexander STRAMBERG [1063] [MRIN: 342] on 1 Mar 1879 in River John, NS, CAN, son of Alexander R. STRAMBERG [865] and Ann RATTRAY [975]. Abram was born on 22 Jul 1837 in Cape John, NS, CAN, died on 2 Nov 1901 aged 64, and was buried in River John, Pictou County, NS, CAN. Another name for Abram was Abram Isaac STRAMBERG.

Marriage Notes: "Mary Ann married a George McKay, whose daughter, Sophia, married her cousin Abraham (Abram) Stramberg."

15 Mar 1879, Moncton, The Times:

m. Manse, River John, N.S., 1st inst., by Rev. R. McCunn, Abram A. STRAMBERG / Miss Sophia McKAY, both of Cape John.

Burial Notes: St. George's Presbyterian Church Cemetery. His headstone reads "In Memory of Abram A. Stramberg, Died Nov. 2 1901 Aged 64 Yrs."

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