John Ecklund
1861 - 1919

FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 19 SEP 1861
         Skona, Sweden
MARRIED: Sophie Christine ANDERSON
         07 APR 1883
         Almora, Minnesota
DIED: 07 OCT 1919
         Creswell, Oregon


John Ecklund was born in Sweden and emigrated to America with his parents in 1870, when he was 9 years old. In Sweden the Ecklund's last name had been Johnson, but there were so many Johnsons living in America that John's father decided to change the family name to Ecklund, which means 'oak land'.

John married Sophie Anderson in 1883 and they lived and farmed near Clitherall, Minnesota where most of their nine children were born. Eventually, after at least some of their children were grown, they moved to Eugene or Springfield, Oregon.

John died in 1919 at age 57 and is buried at Creswell Cemetery in Creswell, Oregon. Sophie lived until 1959.


WIFE of John ECKLUND:
    Sophie Christine ANDERSON

     1866-1959

PARENTS of John ECKLUND:
    Ola ECKLUND

     1836-
    Hannah
     1834-

CHILDREN of John ECKLUND:
   1. Harold Eugene ECKLUND

        1884-1953
   2. Winnefred Judith (HALPIN)
        1885-1946
   3. Hannah Theodora (OKESON)
        1888-1962
   4. Maynard George ECKLUND
        1891-1938
   5. Mabel Elizabeth (TORGERSON)
        1892-
   6. Otenus Lawrence ECKLUND
        1897-1902
   7. Ester Adelia (ROWLEY)
        1901-
   8. Olga Lee (YARBROUGH)
        1904-
   9. Reuben ECKLUND
        1906-1951



ECKLUND FAMILY HOMEPAGE