Thursday, May 25, 2017

TBT- John Sturm Cabinet Card Photo

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo collection
This week it is-
John Sturm [1869-1921]
My Great-Great Grandfather

John Sturm was born in 1869, in rural Long Grove, Illinois, the son of Johann & Salome (Sturm) Sturm. His parents were both immigrants from Ostheim, Alsace Lorraine.

After marrying and starting a family, they eventually left Illinos and settled for a brief time in Wisconsin before relocating to Southern Minnesota. They farmed here for about 15 years, before John passed away from colon cancer at 52 years old. 

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