Saturday, July 14, 2007

Charles John Elg

After my success in finding information about Louis Elg, I wanted to find out more about his brother, Carl Johan Elg, who also lived in Idaho Falls. I soon received this reply, and I would like to thank Ms. Judy House for her assistance:

Dear Mr. Elg,

Your latest request sent me on a long search for information about Louis Elg’s brother Carl. He did indeed change his name to Charles John. This is the information I discovered:

He came to Idaho Falls (then Eagle Rock) in 1889 from Osage, Kansas. His wife’s name was Sophia. His occupation was stonemason. He lived in Idaho Falls for 52 years and died at the age of 90 on August 2, 1941. His funeral was held at the Lutheran Church and he is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls. He and Sophia had two children, Ida and Elmer. Their residence was at 205 Cliff Street. They also had a boarder living there named William McBride.

At the time of his death, he was a widower. His closest relative at that time was Mrs. William Williams. According to the 1941 Idaho Falls City Directory, her first name was Ella, so I don’t know how she was related.

I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for contacting the Museum of Idaho. If we can be of further assistance,
please feel free to contact us again.

Judy House,
librarian, Museum of Idaho Reading and Reference Room

Mrs William Williams was no doubt his daughter Ella, born 28 nov. 1882 in Osage City, KS. According to my notes, Charles and Sophia had a totasl of five children, Ida Cecilia, Oskar, Ella, Elmer and Iver, see .