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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Alfred Borg

Vidette-Messenger, 24 June 1939, page 1

From the June 24, 1939 issue of the Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, Indiana):

                            NORTH COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
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                  Alfred Borg, Life Long Citizen of County Succumbs at Age of 73.
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   CHESTERTON, June 24. – Alfred Borg, age 73 years, died Friday night at midnight in his home on Chesterton R. R. 1. He had been ill for some time with a heart ailment.
   He was a life-long resident of Chesterton, being born here on Jan. 15, 1866, a son of John and Johanna Borg.
   Forty-two years ago he was united in marriage to Emily Chellberg, who survives together with three daughters, Mrs. Violet Johnson, of Gary; Mrs. Elin Johnson, of Chesterton, and Adele at home: two sons, LaVerne and Viorene, both of Porter: four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. C. J. Dahlquist, Mrs. Anna Greandahl, and Mrs. Axel Olson, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Melinda Lawrence, of Chesterton, and three brothers, Emil, of Porter, Gust, of Chicago, and Daniel, of San Francisco, Calif.
   Mr. Borg followed farming for many years, but retired several years ago. He was a member of the Augsburg Lutheran Church of Chesterton all his life. Memorial services have not been completed.
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Alfred was the brother of my 2nd-great-grandmother Mary/Marie Louise Borg. He married Emily Chellberg (or Kjellberg) on 29 September 1897. He died on 23 June 1939 and was buried in Augsburg Lutheran Church Cemetery in Porter, Indiana.

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