Edwin Jonas Fahnstrom/Selma R. Florine Family
Submitted by Susan Fahnstrom
Edwin Jonas FAHNSTROM
son of Jonas & Ingrid Catharina Fahnstrom.
Edwin Jonas Fahnstrom born April 20,1877, died Jan 3, 1956, he married Selma Rosine Florine. She was born Jan
16, 1888, at Bishop Hill, Galva, Illinois, the daughter of Abraham Florine born Sept 23,1847 at Soderala parish,
Gavleborg Lan, Sweden, and her mother was Mary Christine Florin, born Aug 15, at Bishop Hill, Illinois.
Mary's father was Nils Olsson Florin, and her mother was Cherstin Jonsdotter Vikberg.
Selma had six brothers, Clarence Arthur Florine, born Oct 3, 1881, died Oct 18, 1881, Clarence Teador born Aug
27, 1882, died June 17, 1963, Francis Elmore born July 27, 1883, died Oct 1, 1883, Fred born June 8, 1884, died
June 9, 1884, Gilbert Gaspar born Aug14, 1885, died Aug 9, 1927, Albert Francis born Nov 27, 1891, at Bishop
Hill, died Feb 24, 1963, at Bishops Hill, George Edward born Mar 26, 1895, at Bishop Hill, died Nov 4, 1947.
Edwin Jonas and Selma Fahnstrom married in 1909, Edwin owned a tailor store in Galva, Illinois, it was called
Fahnstrom's Tailor Store, his brother Andrew Erland Fahnstrom was in partenership with Edwin for a while, later
Edwin must have sold out, Andrew took the store over,and went into partenership with his two sons, Elmer Fahnstrom
and Axel Fahnstrom. The tailor store was sold in 1944 to John Gurin, after Andrew Fahnstrom died. Axel
continued to work some at the store for a few years with John.
Edwin Jonas & Selma Fahnstrom had two children: Doris Elaine Fahnstrom born Mar 25, 1911, died Oct 10,
1992, she married James Christopher Blackie, they had two sons, Johny and Donnie Blackie. Donald Edwin
Fahnstrom born Sept 9, 1915, died 1995, married Margaret Lucille Fortman, who was a school teacher; she died March
10,1995 just 2 days after Donald Edwin Fahnstrom was buried.
Donald and Margaret had three children: Judith Ann Fahnstrom born 1938. Dale Edwin Fahnstrom born 1940.
Richard Eugene Fahnstrom born 1942, died 1942.
Dale Edwin Fahnstrom married Margaret (Dorsey) Fahnstrom, (Div) they had two sons. Later married Constance
Denise (White) Fahnstrom.
Dale Arthur Fahnstrom born 1963. Bret Donald Fahnstrom born 1967. Dale Arthur married Barbara (Rychlinski)
Fahnstrom, (Div) they had two sons, Kiel Joseph Fahnstrom born 1988. Christopher J Fahnstrom born 1991.
Bret Joseph Fahnstrom married Sandi (Litt) Fahnstrom born 1964.
Judith Ann Fahnstrom married Gary Lee Fish, they had three sons: Robert Fish born 1968. Micheal Dale Fish born
Teery Lee Fish born 1967, Terry married Jill (Pearl) Fish, they have two children. Megan born 1994 and
Justin born 1995.