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BEHMER Sofia Margareta

Female 1808 - 1881  (73 years)


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  • Name BEHMER Sofia Margareta 
    Born 05 Aug 1808  Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Oct 1881  Stockholm, 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 
    • AD 1881 the 23 of November started and the 1st of December was the estate inventory finished after the late dowager Sofia Margareta Ekström, born Behmer, who registrated for census purposes in the city of Örebro, died in Stockholm, where she had been staying the last years, the 12th next preceding October, in the age of 73 years, 2 months and 7 days, and
      Leaving as heirs three sons of age and five daughters namely
      1. Johan Magnus Robert, living in Stockholm
      2. Per Fabian, reside in Litchfield, Minnesota, northern America
      3. Otto Wilhelm, who likewise resides in Minnesota
      4. Fredrika Sofia Josefina, married to Tradesman Carl Theodor Hoffman in Stockholm
      5. Emelie Carolina, married to Tradesman Carl Fredrik Hammarén in Örebro
      6. Ingeborg Margaretha, the widow of bank executive Erik Rahlén in Örebro
      7. Amalia Hortense, married to Tradesman Stefan Kling in Norrköping and
      8. Eva Catharina, married to deputy district judge Salomon Theodor Rubin in Stockholm
      At the estate inventory, to which all of Mrs Ekström´s heirs, who were living in the kingdom had been called, were present Mr Robert Ekström, together with Mrs Hoffman and Mrs Rubin and on behalf of the other heirs Mr deputy district judge S T Rubin and the estate was reported by Mr Ekström, was of below undersigned valued as follows.
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      Residue 8,511:39 kr. (2009 404 272 skr )
      It was also reported that Mrs Ekström through deed of gift had given her children received purchase-price from a selling from an estate and “garden” in Örebro and even quite a number of valuable documents and that this gift had reached its completion.
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      That nothing is with will or knowledge concealed but that everything is correctly reported is testified under oath.
      Robert Ekström


      Claes Lagergren:

      Memories from my years at school 1863-72

      She was an angel in her home, which she made a real paradise to husband and children. Her love of mankind was immense. Every poor person knew, that he in her had a friend and never had to reach out his hand in vain.

      The person, who in the bourgeoisie still held the first place was the wife of the borough alderman or, as she simply was called in public, Mrs Ekstrom. She was the widow of the alderman and member of Parliament J.P..Ekstrom, but mostly known as the Restaurant keeper. Mrs Ekstrom, was born Behmer, daughter of a restaurant keeper. If it was restaurant keeper Behmer´s business, which after the principals death was run by Ekstrom, who had married the daughter, I do not really know, but I consider it be that way. Ekstom was very magnificent as was his wife – so she got the surname “the Queen”. When I saw her, she was already old. I remember her as a very dignified lady, expensively dressed, but after her age, in no way striving to attract attention. But those, who remembered the Ekstroms twenty years earlier, gladly spoke, mixes with envy of the couples splendid appearance, when they walked through the saloons of the restaurant in the big house at Storbron (The big bridge) examining everything, greeting acquaintances. The Ekstrom Cellar with the dining rooms upstairs was known all over the country for its excellent food, fine wines and its modest prices. – “In the lower floor”, as Kojander sings in “Hittebarnet” (the Foundling), things were not that impressive, because there was all kinds of spirits sold both by wholesale and by retail and there stood old countrymen, farm-hands, journeymen, and trainees, consuming their snaps. – There was all the alcohol brought to the country and it was there where the big fortune was established,

      The magnificent couple had many children, among them at least six daughters, all tall, grand and very well brought up. The most beautiful and for her large amiability
      very popular was Mrs Hammarén. They were very highly thought of. People were telling how on a ball one of the Ekström Misses should have said to one officer, unknown to the town, who danced with her and expressed his enthusiasm at finding the ball in the big hotel saloon so splendid - all the same as tailor Kaeding said to count Gyldenstolpe, “it is just a pity that the Society would be so mixed.” “Please, keep quiet, My Lady, behind us sits a innkeepers´ wife.” That was Mrs Ekstrom.

      During my years at school, Mrs Ekström had totally withdrawn from the Cellar, which hade been taken over by restaurant owner Wetterberg, who there collected a big fortune in a short time and recently had died. – Then there came a bunch with merchant J.W Gyllander, manufacturers with dyer and cotton mill owner J.W.Elgérus who led the way. At this time, Mrs Ekstrom´s mother was still alive/living
      The very old Mrs Behmer, who had her famous garden at the east corner of Stortorget,(the Big Square). –As her many granddaughters were married and most of them with numerous children, who like their mothers called Mrs Behmer Grandma. She was generally named Grandma Behmer by all the inhabitants in the town. Everyone knew when Grandma Behmer was going to give a party in her garden.

      Between this class of merchants and industrialists and the aristocratic nobility and officer class, which, even if they were in economical embarrassment, always kept an enormously higher position, came the category, who not were………….

      The article ends here.
    Person ID I867  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father BEHMER Magnus Arvid,   b. 05 Apr 1775, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1855, Kullarsemonstare Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother SPRINCHORN Anna Fredrika,   b. 21 Jan 1784, Oster Haninge, Stokholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1868, Sodra Smedjebacek, 7 S, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 18 Mar 1804  Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet

    Family EKSTROM Johan Petter,   b. 17 Mar 1796, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1861, Örebro, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 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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