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