Charlotte Lind

Born: 23 Feb 1840 in Sweden
Died: April 1926 in Morning Sun, Iowa (see note 2)
Buried: in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa



Samuel Casten

Born: 1842
Died: 26 September 1884 in (see note 1)
Buried: in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa


Note: The Castens may have had more children than the three listed here.

M Child 1: Thomas Casten
Born: 1874

M Child 2: Victor Casten
Born: 1879
Died: 1881

M Child 3: H. Conrad Casten
Born: 13 May 1882
Died: May 1966

Samuel Casten
Morning Sun Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 2 October 1884, page 2. Samuel Casten and F. M. Blair, neighbors, living four miles north west of Morning Sun, had a dispute Sept. 25th about cutting some corn which Blair had cultivated on Casten's farm. Blair became angry and struck Casten a fearful blow on the head with a board, crushing in his skull. Casten died next morning and Blair was arrested. He waived examination and paid $1,000 bond to appear at the District court.

Charlotte (Lind) Casten
Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 15 April 1926, page 1. ANOTHER PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY. Funeral of Mrs. Charlotte Casten Friday. Mrs. Charlotte Casten, died at the family residence northwest of town Wednesday evening about five o'clock. She was taken sick with the flu Saturday last and gradually grew worse until the hour of her death. The funeral services will be held from her late home Friday afternoon, April 16th, at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. W. Munster. Interment at Elmwood cemetery. Charlotte Lind Casten was born in Sweden, February 23, 1840. She was married to Samuel Casten fifty-three years ago and this community has been her home for many years. Mr. Casten passed away some years ago, she had been making her home with her son Conrad since that time. Two children survive the mother, Mrs. Sam Jarvis, living near Sperry. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.