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Alexander Emil (Sandy) FOGELQUIST

Male 1881 - 1939  (57 years)


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  • Name Alexander Emil (Sandy) FOGELQUIST 
    Born 2 Aug 1881  Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • born in Vasa according to his obituary; August 20 according to the records of the First Covenant Church of Superior
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Sep 1881  Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1939-MN-005121 
    Occupation Tinner At Bakery 
    Died 15 May 1939  Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 May 1939  Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • listed in the burial register of St. Luke Lutheran Church of Minneapolis
    Notes 
    • His birth is listed as #22, on p. 2, of the Goodhue County Birth Register, 1881-1893, Vol. 2, as Emil Alexander Fogelquith. His parents are simply shown as F. and Emilia L., both born in Sweden, F. is a farmer. Two lines down is the entry for his cousin Josie Lundberg.

      Lived in Superior, Wisconsin, where they had a hardware store. Were living there when Cora came to Minneapolis. She said her dad was up to see them and she was up to see them and "they were very nice people." She adds, "even Grandpa Al couldn't find any fault with them. In fact he was rather proud of them." {Cora must have been referring to Frank Fogelquist who was nominally Sandy’s father. Frank is shown in the 1900 Superior city directory as being a tinsmith and owning a business as a bicycle builder and repairer. But Sandy and his family were clearly in Minneapolis by 1905.}

      {Frank Fogelquist may have been Sandy’s father although that is doubtful unless Frank was in Kånna in late 1880. Frank is shown in the 1900 city directory for Superior, Wisconsin, as “tinsmith, bicycle repairer and builder, 1123 North 5th, residing at 1209 Winter.”} There were no Fogelquists in the 1891-1892 Superior City Directory.

      Alexander Fogelquist is shown in the 1896 Superior city directory as “feeder, Superior Wave, b 911 n 5th.” The address is the home of his father and also the address of his father’s business.

      In the 1897 city directory, Alexander Fogelquist and Charles Fogelquist reside at 412 Fisher Av, the home of Frank Fogelquist.

      In the 1899 Superior city directory, he is Alexander Fogelquist, “repr F Fogelquist”, residing at 912 Baxter Av, the home of Frank Fogelquist. Charles Fogelquist, a laborer, also resides there.

      In the 1900 census, Sandy was living in Superior in, apparently, a large dwelling at 1209 Winter Street in Superior that is owned by his mother’s husband. Everyone in the household had been born in Sweden (except Sandy, who is shown as having been born in Wisconsin) and had come to this country in 1879. The heads of the family were Francis and Emily Fogelquist. Francis, born in April of 1853, was a bicycle repairer. Emily was born in October, 1844. Emily and Francis had been married for 21 years and Emily had had 13 children, seven still alive. Living with Emily and Francis were two single men listed as “son” but, because of their ages, must have been Frank’s or Emily’s sons from a previous marriage. The two sons were Gostfred (sp?), born in November of 1867 and Carl, born in February of 1870. Also residing in the dwelling was Oscar Carlson, born in August of 1869, and Oscar’s wife Lina, born in June of 1874. Oscar and Lina had been married for one year and had no children. Living with Oscar and Lina were Frank Fogelquist, born in May of 1857, a “roomer”, Gust Carlson, single, a “roomer” born in June of 1873, and Sandy Fogelquist, single, shown as “brother” and born in August of 1879. All the men were shown as “day laborer” for occupation except Francis and Lina, who was shown as “domestic.”

      Although Sandy is shown as divorced in the 1900 census, the census-taker must have been confused. Charlie was divorced, not Sandy.

      The 1900 Superior city directory lists an Alexander E. Fogelquist as a machine operator for Doud & Co. and with a business address of 1209 Winter which is the residence of Frank Fogelquist. Alexander is listed in the 1905 Minneapolis city directory as Alexander E. Fogelquist, tinner, residing at 506 Cedar Avenue. He is listed in the 1908 Minneapolis city directory as Alex E. Fogelquist, tinner, residing at 607 20th Ave. S. He is listed in the 1910 Minneapolis city directory as Alex E. Fogelquist, tinner, still residing at 607 20th Ave. S. He is listed in the 1914 and 1915 Minneapolis directories as Alex E. Fogelquist, tinner, residing at 3905 11th Avenue S. He is listed in the 1917 Minneapolis city directory as residing at 3900 12th Avenue S., with “foreman, N W Bakers Supply Co.” as his occupation. He is listed in the 1919 Minneapolis City directory as “tinner, N W Bakers Supply Co.” and residing at 3901 12th Ave. S. He is listed in the 1920 Minneapolis city directory as “foreman, N W Bakers and Confec” and residing at 3901 13th Avenue S.

      In the 1901 Superior city directory, he is Alexander Fogelquist, tinner Frank Fogelquist, b 1209 Winter.

      Veteran of Spanish-American War.

      Could not find Sandy and family in either the 1905 Wisconsin state census or the 1905 Minnesota state census.

      In the 1905 Superior city directory, Sandy is Alexander E Fogelquist, “repr” at Bingham Hardware Co. He resides at 806 Hughitt Ave.

      In the 1905 Minneapolis city directory, Sandy is Alexander E Fogelquist, tinner, residing at 506 Cedar Ave.

      The 1906 Superior city directory lists him as “repr” for Frank Fogelquist.

      The 1907 Superior city directory lists him as a tinner for Bingham Hardward Co. He resides with his father at 1209 Winter.

      In the 1909 Minneapolis city directory, Alex E Fogelquist resides at 607 20th Avenue South. He is a department manager with Northwest Bakers Supply Co.

      In the 1910 census, the family resided at 601 20th Avenue in Minneapolis in a rented apartment. Irene, 6, as well as both of her parents are all shown as having been born in Minnesota. Alex, 28, and Mary, 24, had been married for 7 years and this was the first marriage for each. Alex was a tinner at a bakery supply company.

      In the 1910 Minneapolis city directory, Alex E Fogelquist is a tinner and lives at 607 20th Avenue S.

      Sandy, as Alexander E. Fogelquist of Minneapolis, had a patent issued to him on June 14, 1910, for a “ventilated receptacle for cooking utensils.” The patent was #961291.

      In the 1911 city directory, Alex E Fogelquist, tinner, lives at 3937 14th Ave S.

      In the 1915 city directory, Alex E Fogelquist, tinner, lives at 3905 11th Ave S.

      In the 1916 city directory, he is at the same address and his employer is Northwestern Bakers Supply Co.

      In the 1918 city directory, his address is 3901 12th Ave S.

      Sandy registered for the WWI draft on September 12, 1918, at “Local Board for Division No. 7” in Minneapolis. His birthday is shown as August 2, 1881. He is living at 3901 13th Avenue South and is employed by F.A. Watson, 521 3rd Street South, as a sheet metal worker. He lists his nearest living relative as his wife Mary Fogelquist. He is described as of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair. The form did not ask for information about previous military service.

      DHC said that Maurice learned to work with sheet metal from Sandy and that Sandy got Maurice a job at the bakery company.

      In the 1920 census, Alex E. Fogelquist is living with his family at 3904 or 3901 13th Avenue S. in Minneapolis in a home that he owns. He is 38, his wife Marie is 34, and his daughter Irene E. is 15. Marie was born in Norway and came to this country in 1886. She was naturalized in 1891. Irene was born in Wisconsin. Sandy is a tinsmith with a baker supply company.

      In the 1920 city directory, Sandy is a foreman at N W Bakers & Confectioners Co. and he resides at 3901 13th Avenue S.

      In the 1921 city directory, everything is the same except he is called Alex C Fogelquist.

      Sandy, as Alexander E. Fogelquist, had a patent issued to him on November 8, 1921, for a “flexible door.” The patent, #1396414, was assigned to Northwestern Bakers Supply Co. of Minneapolis.

      Sandy, as Alex E Fogelquist, had a patent granted to him on June 6, 1922, for a pie cutter “by means of which a pie can be easily and quickly cut into a plurality of pieces preferably of the same size.” The patent’s publication number was US1418868 A.

      In the 1924 city directory, he is Alex E Fogelquist, foreman, N W Bakers and Confectioners Co., and lives at 3901 13th Avenue S.

      The 1927 city directory gives his address as 3901 12th Ave S.

      In the 1929 city directory, he is listed as “Aug E” Fogelquist, helper, N W Bakers & Confectioners Co, living at 3900 13th Avenue S. Wives don’t seem to be listed in this directory so we don’t know whether Marie is still living with him.

      In the 1930 census, as Alexander E. Fogelquist, Sandy, 48, was living at at 3901 13th Avenue in a house worth $4500. Living with him was his brother Al and “servant” Clara Lynch, 38, divorced. Sandy was the head of household and owns the house. Sandy was a "tinner" at a bakery and Al has no occupation listed. Sandy was a veteran of the Spanish American war. Sandy is shown as still married, Clara is divorced, and Al is shown as widowed (?). Sandy was first married at age 22, Clara was first married at age 30, and Al was first married at age 23. Sandy is shown as having been born in Minnesota.

      If Sandy was a veteran of the Spanish American war, he may have been the person called Emil Carlson in the muster rolls for that conflict that are available on Ancestry.com.

      In the 1934 Minneapolis city directory, he is Alex E Fogelquist, wife Clara R, foreman at N W Bakers and Confectioners Co. He and Clara lived at 4528 Oakland Avenue.

      In the 1935 and 1936 and 1938 city directories, Clara is not listed with his entry. He is Alex E Fogelquist, sheet metal worker at 521 S 3d, resides at 4346 40th Ave S.

      He was a bowler in the Masonic League according to articles in the Star in 1931 and 1935. His teams were called the Zarathans and the Harriets.

      He is not listed in the 1939 city directory.

      Sandy’s obituary appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune on Wednesday, May 17, 1939. This was a paid obituary, presumably written and paid for by Sandy’s half-sister Ide. The obit says that he died at his home at 98th and Nicollet. {This was one of Id’s houses. DHC remembers it as a farm. This is probably where John Carlson lived for a brief period of time in the late 1930s.} The funeral was to be at 2 PM on Thursday, the 18th, at the Barney Anderson & Son funeral home. The obit says that Sandy was born in Vasa, Minnesota. Sandy was a member of the Zarathian Lodge AF & AM (presumably, a Masonic lodge) “and of the Scottish rite.” The lodge was to be in charge of the funeral services. Indicated as surviving him were “a daughter”, Ide, three brothers: John Quist of Canada, Al Carlson, and Oscar Carlson “and a grandson.”

      According to his death certificate, for which Ida Deiters was the informant, Sandy was divorced, wife was Mary. He had been a sheet metal worker at a baker supply company for 35 years and had last worked in 1938. He died of coronary heart disease. Ida gave his father as Frank Fogelquist and his mother as Emma Lundberg.
    Person ID I22  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 

    Father Frank J E FOGELQUIST,   b. 4 Apr 1853, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1930, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Emelie/Emmeli Wilhelmina (Emma) LUNDBERG,   b. 20 Oct 1843, Rydö, Torup, Småland, Hallands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1903, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1881  Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie (Mary) RASMUSSEN,   b. 12 Mar 1885, Bremsnes, Kvernes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1957, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1903 
    Divorced Abt 1930 
    Children 
     1. Irene E FOGELQUIST,   b. 5 Apr 1904, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1963, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2006 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clara THORSON,   b. 20 May 1891, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1984, Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Sandy Fogelquist, 1930s
    Sandy Fogelquist, 1930s
    The only picture we have of Sandy.