Jonas Oscar NordstromX

Born: 1884

Location: Hancock, Michigan

Jonas Oscar Nordstrom, my great-grandfather, was born in Sweden in 1884, and he died in 1956. He came to the United States by ship from England. He opened a grocery store in his basement. He did all the house work and worked all day in the store because his wife was ill. He was involved in the Hancock government as a council man. He was so excited when his first son was born that he went in his backyard and shot fireworks. He was a caring and kind man. He taught his children to always do good deeds.

Contributed by: Matthew Wesa, South Range Elementary