Born: 03 Aug 1870
Born Where: Hjorted Socken, Kalmar, Sweden
Died: 30 May 1929
Died Where: Jamestown, NY
Father: Nels Henrik Oberg
Mother: Selma Charlotta Oberg
Spouse: Anna Sundberg
b: 26 Apr 1871, Sweden, d: 28 May 1956 Jamestown, NY
Marriage Date: 02 May 1895
Married Where: Jamestown, NY
Children: Walter S. Johnson
Thanks to the family memories put down by Robert S. Oberg (Peter Henry's son) we know a little about Axel. He was a large man and a bit "brusque" in nature. He apparently had a fondness for the spirits and every so often would drop out of sight for awhile to indulge. He worked at the municipal power plant in Jamestown. One of his duties was to blow the plant curfew whistle at 9:00 PM in the evening. Every Jamestown parent had their children convinced that they had to be home before that curfew whistle blew. Later in life Axel worked as a fireman for Empire Case Goods Co. in Jamestown (1926).
Axel's wife was named Anna. Her maiden name was Sundberg. They may have lived for awhile in her native Pennsylvania prior to 1913.
Axel died fairly young at age 58. His obituary mentioned that he was survived by a son, Walter S. Johnson, of Okulmugee, OK. We believe that Walter was Anna's son from a previous marriage to a Reuben Johnson from Buffalo, NY, where Walter was born on 19 July 1892. Walter passed on 30 May 1943 in Jamestown, NY and is buried in soldiers circle, Lakeview Cemetery. Walter was married to Sally [maiden name unknown] and had three children: Joan, Marie and Frederick.
After Axel's death she continued on in their residence at 21 Highland Avenue until 1953. She later remarried to John Nelson. She passed away on 28 May 1956. Anna is buried next to Axel in Lakeview Cemetery but her death date was never added to the headstone shared with Axel.
1880 Census: 126 (82) Colfax Street, Jamestown, NY
1890 Census: NA
1900 Census: ?
1910 Census: ?
1913-14 City Directory: 28 Park Street, Jamestown, NY
1915-16 City Directory: 28 Park Street, Jamestown, NY
1920 Census: 21 Highland Avenue, Jamestown, NY
1922 City Directory: 21 Highland Avenue, Jamestown, NY
1924 City Directory: 21 Highland Avenue, Jamestown, NY
1926 City Directory: 21 Highland Avenue, Jamestown, NY
1929 Death Record: 21 Highland Avenue, Jamestown, NY
Axel Oberg and Anna Sundberg Wedding 1895.
(back L-R) Charles Lawson, Althea Oberg Lawson
(front L-R) Walter S. Johnson?, Axel, Anna, Ruth Lawson?
(Picture courtesy of Darcy Crickard.)