Obituary of S. E. Cronquist
Swan Emanuel Cronquist was born March 12, 1844 in Renneslof Congregation,
Hallands Lan, Sweden. In the spring of 1869 he with a younger
brother emigrated to America and arrived in Moline, Ill April
20th. He met Caroline Josephine Nilson, who became his beloved
wife December 24, 1870. In the spring of 1873 he came to Carroll
county, Iowa. In 1875 he and his family moved to Ida county where
he resided until 1919 when he retired from the farm and came to
Odebolt, his residence until his death on August 7th, 1929.
Mr. and Mrs. Cronquist have been blessed with eleven children
four of whom have gone on before.
Left to mourn his departure are his beloved wife, and seven children,
Mrs. Ida M. Fink of Oakland, California, Mrs. M. V. Smith of Concord,
California, Mrs. C. F .Nord of Omaha, Minnie at home, Mrs. H.
W. Frahm of Kiron, Mrs. G. K. McCollough of Humboldt, Iowa, and
Mrs. E. M. Smith of Ningpo, China, and five sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law,
twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mr. Cronquist had attained the ripe age of eighty-five years,
five months and twenty-six days. He was a charter member of the
Bethel Lutheran church until he moved to Odebolt when he became
a member of the Odebolt Lutheran church. Mr. Cronquist was a true
Christian who loved his Lord and Savior, his church and his fellowmen.
He always showed his true Christian spirit in the church and in
all the undertakings of his life. And, now, when he is gone, he
will be missed not only by his family but his church and his community
for which he always had been a man who tried to build up and as
a true pioneer it can be said of him that he is one of the men
who made Sac and Ida counties what they are today.
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