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EKSTROM Johan Petter

Male 1796 - 1861  (64 years)


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  • Name EKSTROM Johan Petter 
    Born 17 Mar 1796  Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1861  Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in the family cemetery of Nikolai Kyrkogard (situated at the end of Drottninggatan(Queen´s street, after no 52) and Sodra Allén. But everyone calls it the South cemetery int the "VIP-corner".
    Notes 
    • FENIXHUSET

      1868 a key-novel was published which caused a tremendous commotion. The title was “Now and then or the mysteries of a small town”. And the town was Orebro.

      The first chapter is called “Fallan” (the Trap). And is a story about the Fenix-house. The chapter begins “A beautiful, clear and sunny morning in the late summer of 18…, a young man come out of the most distinguished cellars, the so called The Trap.

      What was behind the doubtful name, was not quite clear, but one of the explanations was that when you successfully reached the harbour there, it was exceedingly difficult to get away from there.

      The place had four rooms. In the “Cellarhall” the guests were served glass by glass, but in the inner rooms, mostly whole or half bottles shone on the tables.

      In the very inner holy, or the cubby-hole, Casino was played, which later had to give way to the more intelligence trying card playing “Dundrapart”.
      ………………………………

      The restaurant-keeper Strom, who also was an alderman, was presented as a grey-haired and magnificent old man, who went there and back in the rooms with grave steps. The restaurant-keeper was not only very rich, he had furthermore a very good reputation in the town. His wife, who also had an elegant appearance, was called “the Queen”.

      Strom´s business and income did not confine to what was over the surface, even under the ground in the cellar The Pit a considerable quantum of the Swedish National Beverage was served, of course with an enormous profit.

      The Trap was in real life Ekstrom´s Cellar and later the Town Cellar. Strom in the book was in real life Ekstrom, with the Christian name Johan Peter. Ekstrom was beside restaurant-keeper even alderman and also for a while member of Parliament. In 1847 he had built the house – the sole purpose of trade with wine and spirits and the restaurant. In the building they also produced liquor – within the pale of the law.
      ………………….
      Over the entrance to the open yard you can see the sign with the words “J P Ekstrom & Co,
      Vin och spirituosa”.

      Remarkably enough, the building was saved in the big fire 1854 - when more than 1200 persons lost their homes – despite the fire started just in the neighborhood.

      Connected with the fire, Mrs Ekstrom , “the Queen”, made a remarkable contribution which went down in history. An inhabitant with a good memory wrote: “From time to time you could see a magnificent lady, accompanied by some maids, proceed among the firemen, who were exhausted and in a sweat. It was the wife of the restaurant-keeper and alderman Ekstrom. She had got the name “The Queen” because of her grand figure. From her own hands and as far as the well-stocked supplies of the house was sufficient, she bid on this occation refreshments. …………That the alderman´s wife made such a socialable gesture
      seemed if possible more encouraging, then the material treat with food and drinks, restored the overstrained forces.

      …………….
      The original house had got a wing to the north 1855, directly after the fire and one against Fargargrand in 1863.
    Person ID I2642  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father EKSTROM Petter Jansson,   b. 1766 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother RINGBLOM Anna Margareta Larsdotter,   b. 1776 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1830 
    Family ID F22487  Group Sheet

    Family BEHMER Sofia Margareta,   b. 05 Aug 1808, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1881, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 08 May 1827  Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EKSTROM Johan Magnus Robert,   b. 27 Mar 1828,   d. 27 Dec 1902  (Age 74 years)
     2. EKSTROM Carl Gustaf,   b. 17 Mar 1829, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1830  (Age 0 years)
     3. EKSTROM Fredrika Sofia Johanna,   b. 30 Apr 1830, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1914, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. EKSTROM Emelie Carolina,   b. 12 Oct 1831,   d. 01 Apr 1910  (Age 78 years)
     5. EKSTROM Margareta Lavisa Ingeborg,   b. 16 Nov 1832,   d. 29 May 1898  (Age 65 years)
     6. EKSTROM Matilda Charlotte,   b. 04 Jul 1836,   d. 18 Jan 1839  (Age 2 years)
     7. EKSTROM Hortence Amalia,   b. 12 Nov 1837,   d. 04 Oct 1911  (Age 73 years)
     8. EKSTROM Adolf Theador,   b. 05 Feb 1839,   d. 05 Jun 1857  (Age 18 years)
     9. EKSTROM Hilda Augusta,   b. 07 Apr 1840,   d. 22 Oct 1865  (Age 25 years)
     10. EKSTROM Jenny Petranella,   b. 07 Mar 1842,   d. 05 Apr 1843  (Age 1 years)
     11. EKSTROM Eva Catherina,   b. 24 Dec 1843,   d. 21 Apr 1920  (Age 76 years)
     12. EKSTROM Pehr Fabian (Captain),   b. 20 Jan 1845, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1938, Union Cemetery, Newport Twp., Towner, ND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     13. EKSTROM Otto Wilhelm,   b. 20 Mar 1847,   d. 09 Nov 1917  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F2642  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    9 Ekstrom
    9 Ekstrom
    Ekstrom Grave
    Ekstrom Grave
    Grave for Sofi and J P Ekstrom (kallarmastare/restaurant keeper and radman/alderman)
    Sofia and Johan Ekstrom
    Sofia and Johan Ekstrom
    Sofia and Johan Ekstrom


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