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Hyrum Otterstrom and his help to settle Cleveland

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8338

Scope and Contents

Contents contain two typed pages of a phonetically-spelled story about the life of Hyrum Otterstrom, with handwritten corrections. Dated approximately 1950.


  • approximately 1950

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hyrum Otterstrom and his help to settle Cleveland must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Hyrum Otterstrom (1860-1944) helped to settle Cleveland, Utah.

Hyrum Otterstrom was born on May 28, 1860, in Ephraim, Utah, the third child of parents Jonas Jonasson and Hilda Amalia Ahlgren Otterstrom. Hyrum married Thora Sine Wilhelmina Anderson Morteman on March 7, 1889, in Manti, Utah. They had five children: SMary Andria (1890-1975), Hilda Amanda (1892-1944), Druzilla Cammilla (1895-1899), Joseph Hyrum (1897-1956), and Thora Charlotte (1901-1964).

Hyrum and his family went to Huntington, Utah, so he could help build the Cleveland Canal to bring culinary water to the town of Cleveland. This canal was so well constructed that it is still in use today.

Hyrum died on March 3, 1944 in Cleveland, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Jonas Otterstrom (1820-1884) was a Mormon pioneer who helped to settle Utah.

Jonas Jonasson Otterstrom was born on December 7, 1820, in Eksharad, Sweden, to parents Jonas Jonasson and Stina Christophersdatter Otterstrom. He married Hilda Amalia Ahlgren on September 27, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were the parents of four children: Charlotte (1858-1933), Hyrum (1860-1944), Charles (1862-1902), and Orson (1864-1868).

Jonas died on April 30, 1884, in Ephraim, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collection purchased by John M. Murphy in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; John M. Murphy; 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

See also the George Edward Anderson photograph collection (MSS P 1) for photographs of the children of Hyrum Ottosen.


Located in box 598

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor; 2013.

Hyrum Otterstrom and his help to settle Cleveland
In Progress
Margaret Weddle
2013 December 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States