Mary Margaret (Sollenbarger) Stromsten

CLICK  FOR ALL ALBUMS AND family histories Jones History and Grave Site Pictures =STRAW WATSON Story  Sollenbarger Allen Story  STRAW WATSON Photos/Album =ALLEN Photos HAGLER HOLLAND Story BIG SOLLENBERGER FAMILY TREE Sollenbarger Cathrine __________ Sollenbarger: Dav. Sr., Mary Margaret, David Thomas, Sadie (Hagler), Inflant John, Earl Hagler _________ Sollenbarger: John William and Florence Geneva ___________ Sollenbarger: Mary Margaret "Maggie" __________ Sollenbarger: Geo. Hartley __________ Jenkins Peck: Hurbert Regina Burtice Matha __________ Jones: John W, Susannah, John Luther, William Albert, Mary, Evan Meyrick, David Ralph, Benjamin Edwin PAGE 1 SAE "57-'63 Composites, Pictures, Dance cards, etc _________ Page 2 SAE - Compsites, Chief Illiniwek, Sanchem Sing Stunt Show _____________ PAGE 3 SAE Party Pictures ____________ Page 4 SAE Blood Drive Page 5 SAE "Avery New House" ___________ Page 6 SAE Chuck Sprowl's STASH - 1958-1962 ___________ Page 7 SAE CLASS OF 1972 ____________ Page 8 SAE 1975 Lion Tattler ___________  Page 9 SAE1960s Brochure to Raise Funds

Photos of Stromstens, McDowells,Trispes

These pictures came from the family albums put together by Ruth Stromsten. Mary Margaret Sollenbarger married John Meloher Stromsten, who imigrated to Corydon, Iowa from Sweden with his family. John's original surname was Johanson, but it was changed to Stromsten (See tree written by John below) because Johanson was "too common" among Swedish emigrees.


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Mary Margaret (lower left) and her siblings and parents

Mary Margaret Sollenbarger shortly before her 1890 wedding to John Stromsten in Corydon, Iowa

Mary Margaret Sollenbarger with her brothers David Hartley Sollenbarger and David Thomas Sollenbarger

John Stromsten

Short Stromsten biography

Stromsten family tree put together by John Stomsten. Not too easy to follow.

John and "Maggie's" wedding 1890 picture

Maggie's wedding dress

1st Corydon, Iowa Stromsten house

Sromsten Butler Street home. Kay Stomsten, youngest Stromsten child (born 1911) lived there until 2011.

Sisters Helene, Ruth and Kay Stromsten

John Sromsten's photography studio destroyed by fire in the early 1920s.

Soon to be Married Helene Stromsten

Carlos Leroy "Mac" McDowell. Helene's future husband in his WWI uniform

Mac's draft card


Helene and Mac's wedding guests in front of the Stromsten Butler Street House in Corydon, Iowa

Helene, John Stromsten, Kay Stromsten, Maggie, Kathleen Mc Dowell and Ruth Stromsten

Mac, Kathleen, and Helene McDowell

John and Maggies' 60th. Essentially, Sromstens are on the left and Sollenbargers are on the right

John and Maggie's 50th

Four generations

Ruth and Kay Stromsten

70th wedding anniversary

71st anniversay newspaper article

Corydon, Iowa family reunion article

Portrait of Maggie

Maggie's death

John's death

Kathy Tripses, her mom and dad Helene and Mac McDowell and her four kids

Mac's obituary

Tripses kids: Top : Mike, Mary - Bottom: Joyce and Patty

Kay Stromsten at 99 with her niece Mary Kay

Kay Stomsten (in red coat in the middle) with the Tripses clan