Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    John Albin Gustavsson Maxell was born Dec. 11, 1881, in Ostergotten, Sweden. He was the son of Eric Ludvig and Marie Wilhelmina Gustavasson. John Albin came to America in 1886, with his mother, two sisters, and grandparents, John Oscar and Karen Johnson Fors.

    They first settled in Clayborn, Kansas where John Albin Gustavasson's name was changed to Maxell. Mr. Maxell later settled in Montgomery Co., where he farmed and was County Supervisor and a township school board member for many years. John Albin Maxell became a naturalized citizen at the age of 21, on May 21, 1903.

    John Albin Maxell married Anna Wilhelmina (Hult) on Feb. 15, 1905, at her parents home, in Verona, Nebraska. She was one of three children born to Olaf and Hanna (Peterson) Hult, on Oct. 27, 1881. Olaf Hult was born July 29, 1845, in Varmland, Sweden and came to America in 1862. He married Hanna Peterson in 1878. He first settled in Michigan and later in Verona, Nebraska. Hanna died in 1885 and Olaf died May 1, 1929.

    John Albin and Anna were the parents of seven children. John R. was born June 25, 1906 - Effie S. was born Aug. 11, 1908 - Minnie M. was born Aug. 30, 1909 - Helen A. was born July 25, 1911 - Marion L. was born Oct. 17, 1914 - Ruth G. was born March 23, 1916 and Clarence O. was born Nov. 26, 1918.

    Mr. Maxell died July 25, 1958, at the Red Oak Hospital, and was buried at the Mamrelund Cemetery, Stanton, Iowa. Mrs. Maxell died May 14, 1965, at Red Oak and is also buried at Mamrelund.

    Mr. and Mrs. Maxell and all seven children were, at one time, members of the Tabor Lutheran Church at Wallin. 



~ Effie Mewwhirter