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I have served as the Secretary/Archivist for the Forsgren Family Association for many years and have acquired a lot of material. It is my desire to make it all available through this blog so that all may benefit. But I am only one person and there are thousands of Peter A descendants. Please contact me and help by notifying me of errors or clarifications or to submit information and photos you might have.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, all the descendants of Peter Adolph Forsgren have been very the task of uploading all the photos, data and documents for this branch of the Forsgren siblings will be a very time-consuming process.... so...

Thank you so much for your patience!! ENJOY!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CHILD #3 - Adolph Peter Forsgren, Wives & home

(This post is still in progress)

Adolph Peter Forsgren, born 25 March 1858, Brigham City, Utah
Died 23 October 1920, Brigham City
 Buried in the Brigham City Cemetery, plot B-18-20-7
Married (1) Gehardena Jensen 13 Oct 1876, Brigham City
(2) Katrine Margaret Funk, 17 Mar 1920, Salt Lake Temple.  (He died just 7 months later)

Adolph Peter Forsgren and Gehardena Jensen on their wedding day.  They were married by Lorenzo Snow in Brigham City on 13 October 1876.  (Their marriage was sealed in the Endowment House 2 years later on 11 October 1878.)

Hmm,  Great Grandma, Dena -- Were you having a bad hair day???

Adolph and Gehardena Forsgren family. 
The inserted portrait is of their son Adolph Cornelius (known as "Neely").  Five other children born to this couple died in infancy or before adulthood.  The young woman standing in the middle below Neely's portrait is my grandmother, Alfrieda Forsgren Sorensen Morgan.  Neely was her favorite brother. 

"The Rest of the Story"
No, your eyes do not deceive you.  In the photo below what appears to be the same woman with two different men is really a set of very identical twins getting married on the same day, taking turns wearing the same dress.  On the left is Adolph Peter Forsgren and Gehardena Jensen.  On the right is John Henry Bott marrying Gehardena's twin sister, Maria Hadave Jensen (sometimes referred to as Hedwig or Ada and called "Aunty Grandma" by Geharden'a children).  Let me insert here a few paragraphs from a life story written about Gehardena Jensen Forsgren (author unknown). 
"One time they decided to elope, but they went to President Snow and told him their plans. The Endowment House was closed, but Pres. Snow told them he would marry them free of charge and they could go to the Endowment House later when it opened, and he would do all he could do to help them. Hedwig being the oldest by ten minutes answered all the necessary questions before the marriage. They were married again in the Endowment House on 11 October, 1878. They were only sixteen years and six months old. The lucky men were Adolph Peter Forsgren and John H. Bott. Everyone was surprised to hear of the double wedding.  Some of the parents were vexed and the girls were afraid to go home so they went to Peter A. Forsgren's home [their grandfather]. Soon everything was fixed up OK. Their first home was the old Jeppeson home. Gehardena lived upstairs and Hedwig lived downstairs. They were as happy as larks and still liked to play pranks. After six months they got homes of their own. "
Each twin gave birth to 17 children, 10 boys and 7 girls.
The marriage was witnessed by his wife Minnie Snow whom Lorenzo had married as his last (and youngest) plural wife in 1871.  Minnie Jensen Snow was a cousin to the twins.  Minnie's father, Hans Peter Jensen and Gehard Jensen (the twin's father) were brothers.
The following article about the sisters appeared in the Box Elder News & Journal in 1961

(By Olivia F. Andersen, May 1, 1931)
        Adolph Peter, the subject of this sketch, was born in a log cabin just before the Johnstons Army was expected. When he was 10 days old his sister Olivia, only a little girl of 2 years, remembered when they moved South because of the Army. Her father took up the board floor from the cabin to make a wagon box so they could make the trip.

        They went to Payson, Utah. Here they lived in a dugout until they could move back to Brigham.

        When father was old enough to become a Deacon, he with others his age took turns doing the janitor work at the Church rooms and kept them in order.

        When but a small boy, he had to herd cows on the mountains East of us. One day he lost them and had to return home without them. This worried him a lot coming home at dark and coming through the cemetery. He was crying. He met Peter Baird. He picked him up and asked his troubles. The broken hearted boy told his story. Brother Baird said, “go home and tell your father the truth; I’m sure he will not scold you.” This helped a lot and he did this.

        His father told him to go to bed and get up early in the morning and go find them.

        That night, before retiring, he told his troubles to the Lord and asked to have the cows at a certain place.

        Next morning, bright and early, he went to the place fully believing the Lord would have them there, and sure enough, the cows were grazing at the very place.

        This is the first testimony I ever remember my father bore. The effect it had on him, that the Lord will answer prayers and that it’s always best to tell the truth.

        When a young man, 15 or 16 years of age, he worked at the Woolen Mills. He started helping at the wool carders and doing odd jobs until he was a real factory hand. He worked here for years before and after his marriage.

        When he was very young, he & John H. Bott began to keep company with the Jensen twins. After two or three years the four decided to get married, regardless of their ages.

        So they laid their plans before Pres. Snow. He advised them to get married, but at this time the Endowment House had been closed. They were worried as it was their desire to get married right.

        At this time a man could not take a plural wife without going to the Temple, but the young couples could, so Pres. Snow said he would marry them without charges and help them the best he could – so they were married on Oct. 13, 1876.

        After a while the leaders decided too many were getting married so they re-opened the Endowment House and they went through 11 Oct. 1878.

        My father’s choice of the twins was Gehardena Jensen and John H. Bott’s was Maria Hedwig.

        After 6 months of married life they built them a two room adobe house on a lot his father called “The Rock Lot”, saying, “If you want it and can clear it, it is yours.” They accepted, cleared it of rocks, and made a real home on 3rd West Street and 6th North where 17 children were born:

Name                              Born                              Blessed

Forsgren, Josephine, 11 Oct. 1877, Brigham, 21 Oct. 1877     Died
Forsgren, Adolph Cornelius 5 Feb. 1879, Brigham 12 Feb. 1879     Died
Forsgren, Oliver Orlando 25 Oct. 1880, Brigham 2 Dec. 1880
Forsgren, Nora Rebecca 19 Nov. 1882, Brigham 4 Jan. 1883
Forsgren, Leondis 14 Dec. 1884, Brigham 5 Feb. 1885
Forsgren, Gehard 21 Dec. 1886, Brigham 3 Feb. 1887
Forsgren, Eugene 11 Nov. 1888, Brigham 6 Dec. 1888     Died
Forsgren, John Henry 17 Oct. 1889, Brigham 5 Dec. 1889
Forsgren, Olivia 11 June 1892, Brigham 7 July 1892
Forsgren, Wilford Wallace 11 Mar 1894, Brigham 3 May 1894
Forsgren, Hyrum 20 Jan. 1896, Brigham 1 Feb. 1896     Died
Forsgren, Alfrieda 24 May, 1897, Bear River 24 May 1897
Forsgren, Rudger 13 Oct. 1899, Brigham 3 Dec. 1899
Forsgren, Vilate 11 Nov. 1901, Brigham 26 Nov. 1901     Died
Forsgren, Violet 11 Nov. 1901, Brigham 26 Nov. 1901     Died
Forsgren, Edith Viola 29 Feb. 1904, Brigham 9 May 1904
Forsgren, Glen 21 Mar 1906, Brigham 6 May 1906

        When I had two or three children and thought that was all I could care for in those days, I heard father say, “but the back was made for the burden. Here is No. 17 looking as healthy and good as any of the others and has as much or more to eat and wear than the others.”

        Father worked at different trades, the Woolen Mill, sheared sheep, worked on the railroad, farmer, was an expert carpenter (he taught his son Oliver that trade which he follows today). At the time of his death he was a Mill Right.

        He lived in Brigham a good many years. Then he decided as his family was getting larger and larger he would have to have more land, so he homesteaded a piece of land at Bothwell. In the summer time they moved onto this land and a dry farm. Then he bought an irrigated farm at Bothwell, living there in the summer and moving back to Brigham in winter for school.

        In about 1908 or 9 he sold our lovely home here which nearly broke all our hearts, but he built a nice home where we lived until we all were married but two and father and mother passed away.

        They were both great lovers of home and were always trying to do more to beautify it and do something to make home work easier.

        Father was always active in church work – holding many offices. At one time he was called for a mission, but due to his large family and financial conditions could not go. He regretted and felt sad about this. But he enjoyed his labors in the church and he kept the faith.

        He was of a cheerful disposition and seemed he could do anything he undertook to do. He was as handy about the house as his own work. He was a real entertainer.

        He enjoyed sports and the out of doors. Hunting was a hobby of his. When but a boy he used to go hunting a lot with his cousins, the Knudson boys.

        At one time he went hunting and came home without any game - which he did a lot. In those younger days his folks laughed and said, “Where is the game?” He would say, “I shot some ducks on the fly.” “Well where are they then? “ they asked. “Oh, they are still flying,” he would reply.

        He was in Brigham City’s first band and played the piccolo.

        He was a wonderful father and a kind, loving husband. He and his mate worked hand in hand, endured and sacrificed a lot in those early days in rearing their large family. Although they were not Pioneers, they were raised in the Pioneer Days. So they knew all about it and helped to make Brigham what it is today.

        They reared 12 children. Their oldest boy died when 30 years of age. Six times they laid away children and went through sickness and sorrow together.

        On March 10, 1920 Father’s beloved partner and pal died. On March 11, 1921 he married Katherine Funk. On Oct. 23, 1921 he passed away leaving 11 surviving children – 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a half brother.

        He was born, died, and was buried in Brigham City. Funeral services were held in the new third Ward Chapel where he had worked and did much of the finishing work in that wonderful building.

        P.S. In the spring of 1913 my boy friend Lester came to Bothwell to see me. At the depot at Brigham he met mother’s twin sister. He thought it was mother and he was so attentive to her every need. Imagine his surprise on arriving at our home when mother greeted him at the door! Auntie still holds secret all he said.

[The original copy that I have of Olivia’s history of Adolph Peter Forsgren is an 8 page double-spaced typewritten document. When I prepared a copy for inclusion in this blog I began the retyping on page two. Olivia’s page one is a short recap of the history of Adolph’s Father and Mother, Peter Adolph Forsgren and Annie Christine Knudson – as she names her - together with their conversion and arrival in Brigham City. Since that story is well documented other places I chose to keep this sketch of Adolph Peter just about him. I took the liberty of making a few minor editorial changes to ease clarity in reading, while still trying to be true to how Olivia originally wrote the history. Adele Austin, October 2011]

The photo below is copied from the DUP's History of Box Elder Co. p. 175.  It shows Adolph Peter with his piccolo as stated in the life sketch above.  
Other Biographical notes for Adolph Peter:

Adolph Peter's handwritten record book was among the genealogical treasures I inherited from my grandmother, Freda Forsgren.  The following items are from that book [original spelling retained]
BLESSING: 10 Apr 1858 by Hans P. Jensen.
BAPTISM: Baptized by Gorge B. Reeder. Confirmed 28 June 1868 by Aberham Hansaker Rebaptized 23 Sept 1877 by _____ Andrus, Confirmed by Wilam Bot
ORDINATION: Elder 11 Oct 1878 by G. Teasdale

Some sample pages from the book:

On page 12 of this record book Adolph has handwritten his one page Patriarchal Blessing given by C.W. Hyde [no date is given for the event].  He is told in the blessing that shortly he would be called to "proclame this gospel to the Nations of the earth and no wepon that is formed against the[e] shal prosper for the angels of the Lord shall go before the[e] . . ."
OCCUPATION:  Adolph Peter was a weaver and farmer

Box Elder News: 8-5-1909: " A.P. Forsgren was in this city Monday, from his ranch at Bothwell. Mr. Forsgren is at present engaged in Ogden, where he is doing some carpenter work."

Adolph was sometimes known as "Apple Pie" Forsgren among his descendants. I suppose to keep A.P. separate from Peter A., his father.

     This is the Adolph Peter Forsgren home in Brigham City.  It was located at 7th East and 3rd North.  I used to drive by it at nearly every opportunity when passing thru Brigham City, always marveling that such a large family could have fit into such a small house.  On one occasion we harvested some fresh mint that grew at the front of it near a little irrigation ditch.  We planted it in the garden of our home in Las Vegas where it promptly took over everything!!  But we LOVED the smell from it even as we had to take part of it out in order to plant other vegetables.

I was amazed to find it pink at the time of this drive-by.  I also saw that it was not being cared for very well.

     One of the saddest days of my life was to drive by in the year 1985 and see that the house was being demolished.  A neighbor said a boy scout troop was doing it because it had become an eyesore in the neighborhood and was not really safe any longer.  But how could they tear down my family's history??  I took the occasion to photograph it from as many angles as possible and to take samples of wall papers, etc. that had existed over the years.  I stood at the top of the steep staircase to the upstairs bedroom (one large dormitory sort of room as I recall separated only by the stairs in the middle.  I remember my grandmother, Alfrieda, telling of racing down those stairs Christmas mornings to see the tree which the parents would put up after they had gone to bed on Christmas Eve. 

Below are scans of the wallpapers (some layers covered by paint) removed from the home.  Some of us are old enough to remember these sorts of papers!!!

By 1989 the job of demolition and clearing was complete.  All that remained were the two trees planted by my Great Grandfather in the front parkway part of the yard. 

The Forsgren Family home in Bothwell, photo taken in the 1960's on a trip there with my Aunt Essie Peterson ( the sister of my Grandfather Herbert Sorensen who married Alfrieda Forsgren)

     Gehardena Jensen Forsgren was the daughter of Gehard Jensen and Elsie Marie Christiansen, pioneers. She and her twin sister, Maria Hedwig were born in Ephraim, Sanpete Co., Utah April 1, 1860, thus playing their first prank by arriving on April Fool's Day.
     They lived in Ephraim about five years and then moved to Spring City, Utah for a while, and then back to Brigham City. Their father was a cabinet maker and fruit grower.
     The girls attended school at Elisa Wright's home, later at Rosenbaum Hall with Minnie J. Snow as teacher. At this time, Gehrdena helped in the home of Mrs. Snow, and Hedwig did the janitor work to pay their way for the short months they attended school. School cost them three dollars or more per quarter. This was very expensive for those days and as the pioneers had little money, school days were very limited.
     When the girls were about ten years of age they were obliged to go out washing for others. They worked a great deal for Robert Fishburn's family. They also went into the fields to glean grain. This they did in their bare feet. Often their toesnails would get dnubbed off and their feet would get chappy and sore. Sometimes the stones would make their feet so sore they could hardly walk, still they were happy and playful and enjoyed life.
      One game they liked to play was called "Steal the Sticks." They would make a line across the road, choose up sides, then have a pile of sticks. The one that could steal the other's pile of sticks wone, but if he or she got caught he had to carry the other back to the line.
     In those days the grasshoppers and crickets were very bad. They had little to eat and little to wear. The grain was full of sunflowers that made the bread bitter. Sometimes the Indians would come with wagon loads of dried fish, and they would buy or trade what they could for some to eat, even though they were like eating dried chips.
     Gehardena and her twin looked so much like that their father could not tell them apart to his dying day. When they were small, they wore earrings as a mark of identity. Gehardena wore long, thin ones and Hedig wore shell-shaped ones. Their Uncle Christian Christiansen brought the rings from Denmark when he returned from a mission there. He also suggested the girl's names from people he had met while in Denmark. Later on he filled another mission to Denmark, this time bringing them each a necklace which they wore as a mark of identification, Gehardena's was an anchor and Hedwig's a heart. Later when the birls began keeping company with young men they wore ribbons around their necks, different pins etc., but when they wanted to play a joke on some one they would trade ribbons, hats, pins, etc. until they found the man they wanted.
     One time they decided to elope, but they went to President Snow and told him their plans. The Endowment House was closed, but Pres. Snow told them he would marry them free of charge and they could go to the Endowment House later when it opened, and he would do all he could do to help them. Hedwig being the oldest by ten minutes answered all the necessary questions before the marriage. They were married again in the Endowment House on 11 October, 1878. They were only sixteen years and six months old. The lucky men were Adolph Peter Forsgren and John H. Bott. Everyone was surprised to hear of the double wedding.
     Some of the parents were vexed and the girls were afraid to go home so they went to Peter A. Forsgren's home. Soon everything was fixed up OK. Their first home was the old Jeppeson home. Gehardena lived upstairs and Hedwig lived downstairs. They were as happy as larks and still liked to play pranks. After six months they got homes of their own.
     Gehardena's father-in-law had a lot on third west and sixth north that he called the rock lot, as the creek ran through it and the creek bed was covered with rocks, chokecherry bushes and other vegetation. They gladly accepted it, cleared the rocks and brush and built a two room adobe house.
     There were lots of Indians around. They frightened Gehardena very much by looking through the windows while she was alone, her husband being away to work at the woolen mills.
     In fifteen months each twin girl was blessed with a sweet baby girl. They endured many hardships but kept up a good fight. Each twin gave birth to seventeen children, ten boys and seven girls. All seventeen of Gehardena's children were born in the same house. Her children were: Josephine, Oliver Orlando, Nora Rebecca, Leonadis, Gehard, Eugene, John Henry, Olivia, Wilford Wallace, Hyrum, Alfreda, Rudger, Vilate B., (died) Violet B., Edith Violet, and Glen. Gehardena had one pair of twins but Hedwig did not have twins. This was about the only difference in their lives. They always weighed the same, their hair was the same color, their eyes and teeth were as near alike as two models could be.
     Gehardena raised twelve of her children. She was quiet, even-tempered, with an overdose of patience. She took life as it came and made the best of it. She was a good cook, a kind and loving mother, and would go without anything herself for the sake of her children. Her husband was the apple of her eye, everything he said or did was right with her.
     She was unable to do much work in the church, but she lived her religion, saw that her children went to church, and that they lived clean, honorable and upright lives. She was very strict about cleanliness and saw that the children were clean and neat.
     She never interferred with her in-laws and was loved and honored by them.
     She endured much in her life, knew pain and suffereing, sorrow, and want. She lived to see all of her children married.
     On 10 March, 1910, she passed this life and went to her reward. She died at Bothwell, Utah, but the funeral services were held in Brigham City, Utah and she was buried in the Brigham City cemetery.
[Author unknown]

[NOTE:]  It might be well to insert here a short sketch of Minnie Snow's life since she and Lorenzo Snow figured prominently in the life of the twins as they grew up:
     "Sketch of MINNIE JENSEN SNOW, from the Scandinavian Jubilee Album . . .commemorating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gospel... Minnie's father Hans Peter Jensen and Gehard Jensen were brothers.
     Daughter of Hans Peter Jensen and Sarah Josephine Clausen, was born in Brigham City, Box Elder Co., Utah, Oct. 10, 1855; served as organist of the Tabernacle choir in Brigham City for twenty years; she was married to Apostle Lorenzo Snow June 12, 1871; studied German and French; took an active part in the local Relief Society work; was called to preside over the Y. L. M. I. A. in Brigham City in 1875; and four years later chosen president of the Y. L. M. T. A. of the Stake; In 1893 she visited the World's Congress of Women in Chicago, and later acted as a delegate at the National Council of Women at Washington; in 1899 she served as a delegate at the triennial session of the National Council of Women. At the present time Sister Snow is an active member of the general board of the Y. L. M. I. A."

This photo courtesy of the DUP Museum in SLC (may not be reproduced without permission)

This is the home where Maria Hadave and Gehardena Jensen would have helped out & worked.
Lorenzo and Minnie Snow are also buried in the Brigham City Cemetery

Spouse #2 - KATRINE MARGARETHE FUNK - known as "Kate"
I am indebted to Erma Walsh and her daughter Andrea Lockwood for supplying this photo of Kate Funk.
I have always been intrigued with her story and wondered what she looked like. (Actually she looks like she could be a twin to her sister Carrie!)

Kate was 49 when she married Adolph Peter who was 63. He died just 7 months later.

     Kate is the sister of Andew George (Andreas Georg) Funk who married Adolph Peter's niece, Lorinda  Klem (the daughter of AP's sister Sarah Forsgren Klem Christensen).
     There are some rumblings among family members that possibly A.P. and Kate were "married" before the formal marriage after Dena passed away. It is true, however, that barely a year had lapsed since the death of Dena before A.P. married Kate formally.        
     They would certainly have become acquainted at social and family gatherings. Aunt Betty told me once that Dena experienced a lot of jealousy when Adolph would "sneak off to see her (Kate) through the Orchard."  This bit of information, however it may have been conveyed to Betty, caused Betty to always have resentful feelings toward Adolph Peter.  I am not even certain how accurate it would be.  Adolph and Dena moved to Bothwell about 1909.  Even though Kate had family living in those areas I am not sure what "orchard" they might have been referring to in the rumors.    Gehardena did not approve of polygamy.         
     An e-mail conversation with VeOna, another of Edith's daughters, relates that she remembers Edith talking about how Dena had begged A.P. not go be with Kate.    She said she also remembers a conversation where Edith told her Kate agreed to continue doing A.P.'s laundry and fix a meal for him but that she was not going to allow him to move in with her. 
     If there was an actual polygamist marriage here it would almost certainly have ocurred after the 1890 manifesto calling an official end to LDS polygamist marriages.

On 2-12-11 I had a talk with Erma Funk Walsh (the daughter of Lorinda Klem and Andrew Funk) at the Crescent Care facility in Ogden, Utah. Erma is 98 years old and a delightful lady. She looks much like the photo of Sarah Forsgren I have posted on the blog. She remembers Kate Forsgren very fondly. Said that she was a talented and professional seamstress. She confirmed that Kate had never married prior to her marriage to Adolph. She said Kate had a large birthmark that covered nearly all of one cheek and that perhaps that had made a difference to her having suitors earlier in her life.  Kate helped teach Lorinda Klem Christensen good sewing skills.  Erma remembers that Kate would work hard all day in her yard and then love to come in at night and play solitare with her cup of coffee.  Erma loved to go to her home and pick raspberries that she grew excellently in a sod area. 

A close-up from the same photo

Kate, on the right with her sister Carrie and her mother on the porch of the Funk home [Erma Walsh later identified this photo differently.  She said that Kate is the one on the left and Carrie is the one on the right.  Kate is older than Carrie by one year, but as young women their photos looked nearly identical.  The seated individual in THIS photo certainly looks the picture of Kate, above, in the tailor shop!]

CENSUSES: 1920 Census of Brigham Box Elder Co., District 7 lists Kathrine Funk in household # 234 (Main St.). She is listed with brother Christ Funk. He is 54 years old. She is 48, single. Shows her coming to America 1888 and naturalized 1900. She is single. 

In the 1910 Census she is with her mother Karen and brothers John and "Emal." She is shown as Katy, age 38, single, a seamstress

In the 1900 Census of Brigham City she is listed with her mother Karen C and sister Carrie J., her brothers John B and Emily J. She is listed as Kattie M, born June 1871, age 28, single. Her occupation is "tailor"; Year of immigration shown to be 1888.

CITIZENSHIP:  Certificate of Citizenship.  applied on 10 July 1901 and granted citizenship:

LAND: Ogden Standard Examiner, 24 April 1929
     REALTY TRANSFERS: Andrew G. Funk and wife et al to Katrine M. Funk Forsgren - Part of lot 1, block 7, plat C, Brigham City: $1 [Erma Walsh stated that Andrew left part of his share in the home to Kate thinking that she would take care of "Freddie - who was not quite right." I am not sure yet who "Freddie" is.]

PATRIARCHAL BLESSING:  Kate received her blessing at the hands of Patriarch Christian J. Larsen in Fielding, Utah on Jan. 27, 1910  (just after her 39th birthday).  She is listed as Catherine Margaret Funk, daughter of Jacob D. and Karen Funk, born January 14 1872 Aakirbey Bornholm, Denmark.   A xerox copy of the blessing is in the Forsgren Family Assn. Document files - supplied by Erma Walsh & Andrea Lockwood.
     It would be inappropriate to quote the blessing here.  Kate's lineage is through Ephraim.  She was told that her spirit had been preserved in the Spirit World for many generations so that she could come to the earth in this dispensation when the fulness of the Gospel had been restored.  The blessing said that she had a great work to perform among the young and rising geneartion and that her loving and kind disposition would win her friends wherever she went.  No good thing would be withheld from her and that she would live to receive all the blessings that are given in the Temples of God.  She was entitled to the blessings given to Mother Sarah and a noble and worthy companion in the own due time of the Lord.
     Judging from how fondly Erma Funk Walsh thinks back on her, Kate did indeed have an influence for good on the rising generation.  (Erma was born two years after Kate received her blessing).   Kate did indeed get to be sealed in the temple, so even though her marriage to Adolph was to be very short, she did see the fulfillment of that part of her blessing as well.
Deseret News, Sat, Oct 21, 1950 p. 21; Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday Oct 21, 1950 p.B-4 (quoted here)
     "FIELDING, Box Elder County - Mrs. Katrine M. Funk Forsgren, 79, died at the home of a brother, Emil J. Funk, Friday at 5 a.m.
     Mrs. Forsgren was born Jan. 14, 1871, in Barnholm, Denmark, a daughter of Jacob and Karen Christensen Funk. She was reared in Denmark and came to this country with her parents in 1888. They made their home in Brigham City, where she resided until four months ago.
     She was married to Adolph Forsgren in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died less than a year after they were married.
     She was active in the LDS church.
     Surviving are two brothers, John D. Funk, Brigham City, and Emil J. Funk, Fielding.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Harold B. Felt funeral home, Brigham City, by James Jeppsen, bishop of the Third LDS ward.. . . Burial will be in Brigham City Cemetery."

Kate's funeral program in possession of Erma Walsh/Andrea Lockwood: 
There is a picture of the Salt Lake Temple on the front.  Inside on the left was the verse "The Beyond"

It seemeth such a little way to me
Across to that strange country, The Beyond;
And yet, not strange, for it has grown to be
The home of those of whom I am so fond.
And so for me there is no death;
It is but crossing, with abated breath,
A little strip of sea,
To find one's loved ones waiting on the shore
More beautiful, more precious than before

Brigham City Cemetery Plot B-19-7-6

Thank you, Erma and Andrea, for helping me get to know this other great grand mother!     Adele

Because this is a very large family I will be creating separate posts for each of the children of Adolph Peter Forsgren

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