Engstrom, Adolph was born on September 2, 1880 in Fredrickstad, Norway. Son of Andreas and Amanda (Petterson) Engstrom.
Voice student Cosmopolitan School Music, Chicago, 1904-1913.
1 son, Doctor Ralph W. Came to the United States 1885, naturalized 1900. Studied voice with noted teachers in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York. Tenor soloist in churches Minneapolis, 1900-1904, Chicago, 1904-1906.
Evanston, 1906-1911, Minneapolis and St. Paul, 1917-1919. With Innes Orchestral Band 1911, Lyceum Tour 1911-1912. Concerts, oratorios, and with New York Symphony, 1915.
Professor voice, Benton Harbor, Michigan School of Music, 1911-1912, Grinnell College, Iowa, 1913-1917, Minneapolis Northwestern Conservatory and Minnesota College, Minneapolis, 1917-1919, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1919-1948.