biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
GOODMAN G. STROM resides on section 11, Prairie Township. He was born in Norway, Jan. 1, 1842, and is a son of Goodman and Bertha Strom, the former of whom died when our subject was two years old. There were six children in the family, as follows: Jacob, now a resident of Story County, Iowa; Knud is a resident of Hamilton County, this State; Caroline is deceased; Sarina is the wife of Soren Kelsem, in Story County; Bertha is the wife of Ole Watland, and Goodman G., our subject. The widow came to the United States with her family in 1858, and located at Salem, Henry Co., Iowa, residing there some five or six years, when she came to Mahaska County, and lives with her daughter, Mrs. Watland. Goodman G. Strom grew to manhood on the farm, and in 1862 came to this county, working for various parties at farming until 1871, when he was united in marriage with Charlotte Winder, a daughter of James and ??za (Allbright) Winder (whose biography appears elsewhere in this book), removing in 1872 onto the farm of eighty acres where be now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Strom are the parents of six childrenÄBertha M., James, Nancy, Garfield, Clarence and Roy. Politically Mr. Strom usually votes the Republican ticket, and his religious connection is with the Society of Friends. He is an energetic, industrious man, straightforward and honorable in all his transactions in life, and is an excellent citizen in all respects.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy