Biography - Johan Sallstrom

JOHAN SALLSTROM, clergyman of the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant, was born March 12, 1866, in Grasmark in the province of Vermland, Sweden. He is of mixed Norwegian and Swedish stock, his father being a Norwegian and his mother a Swede. His education was obtained in the common schools and later supplemented by private study. In 1883 Mr. Sallstrom, having affiliated himself with the Mission Covenant of Sweden, became one of its preachers. Two years later he came over to this country, entering at once the service of the Mission Covenant of America. In 1898 he became pastor of its church in Galesburg, where he has since been stationed, except for a recent journey to the Holy Land and a protracted sojourn in Sweden, until the present year, when he removed to Ishpeming, Mich.
Rev. Sallstrom was married at Tacoma, Wash., in November, 1898. His wife, Julia, was born in Wose parish, Sweden, Feb. 16, 1873. They have four sons, Hjalmar Ferdinand, Enoch L,udvig, Paul Ansgarius and Bertel Melanchton.
His observations in the Holy Land Rev. Sallstrom has embodied in an attractive volume, published in 1907, entitled, "Med Penna och Kamera genom Loftets Land." Rev. Sallstrom has given interesting lectures on Palestine and the manners and customs of the Orient.

Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, Knox County, pages 30-48.

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