Swen Dahlberg

Rock Island Argus - January 13, 1920

DEATH CLAIMS SWEN DAHLBERG Civil War Veran and Resident of Moline for Fifty Years Answers Last Call

Swen Dahlberg, 75 years old and a resident of Moline for half a century, died yesterday at the Dahlberg homestead 2341 Fifth Avenue, Moline. Mr. Dahlberg served in the Civil War. He was active as usual Saturday, but suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday from which he did not recover. Mr. Dahlberg enlisted in the American Army when he first came from Sweden and fought thougout the latter part of the Civil war. He came to Moline in 1868 and had resided here since that time with the exception of a few years spent in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Mr. Dahlberg was for many years a striking figure in Moline Republican circles, and served as a supervisor of Moline Township for four years. He came to America in 1864 and shortly afterwards enlisted in Company D, 3rd Minnesota Volunteers. He was one of the first members of Moline's first state militia and at one time served as lieutenant of the organization. Mr. Dahlberg twice married. He first married at Rock Island in 1870, his wife succumbing in 1882. Two sons, Oscar L. and John C., both of New Orleans, La surviive of this union. He married the second time in 1883 Mary Nelson at Red Wing, Minnesota.

Mr. Dahlberg was a millwright and for many years was employed in the old Keator mill. He operated a mill of his own in Louisiana for a number of years. Surviving are the widow, four sons, Oscar L., John C of New Orleans, Melkert N. and Ben C. of Moline and two daughters, Mrs. Earl Eitman of Marshall, Texas, and Mrs Max Knees of Moline. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

NOTE: Buried at Riverside Cemetery along with both wives and one Infant Swan There were two other stillborn babies but Mary Ann (Squires) died two months after the stillborn Swan.

Contributed by Marilyn Zimmer