Sargent County Obituaries

This is a place for you to find and/or send in your collection of Sargent County obituaries. You may e-mail them to Char Kibbie , Sargent County Coordinator. Please put Sargent Obit in the subject line. Please be sure to include the name of the paper and the date of publication for others who may want to search the original source.
Looking for an obituary? Use the links in the 3 reference boxes below:
I. Surname Index
II. Sargent County Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Info 1920-1940
III. Sargent County Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Info 1941-1950
Surname Index
ADERMANN,   ANDERSON[8],   ARNTZEN,   ASKEROOTH[2],   AUSTIN,   BAARDSEN,   BABCOCK,   BAILEY,   BAKKE,   BALL,   BARBKNECHT,   BAUMANN,   BENGTSON,   BENRUD,   BENSON,   BERGQUIST[2],   BERGSTO,   BERGSTOE,   BERGSTROM,   BIXBY,   BJORNSON,   BLACK,   BLAKE,   BLOUIN[3],   BLYTHE,   BOWSER,   BRAATEN,   BREKKE[5],   BROOKS[2],   BRUNSVOLD [2],   BUNDROCK,   BURGESS,   CAMMON,   CARLBLOM[3],   CARLSON,   CARNEY,   CHESLEY,   CHETNEY,   CIESYNSKI,   COLE,   COLLEDGE,   COOKSON,   COOPER[2],   COY,   CRAWFORD,   CRYAN[6],   CUSICK,   DADA,   DEWEY[2],   DIETZLER,   DUESBABEK,   DURGIN,   DYBDAHL,   DYSTE,   EDD,   EDMAN,   EEN,   EIKAMP,   ELLINGSON,   ENGE,   ENNENGA,   ERICKSON [2],   ESPELAND,    FADNESS,    FANGSRUD,    FIR,    FJILSTAD,    FLADBY,    FLADOS[3],    FOLEY [3],    FORDE,    FORMAN,    FRISKOP[4],   FROELICH,   FROSET,   GABRIELSON[2],   GARLAND,   GEORGE,   GILBERTSON[4],   GOLTZ,   GRAY,   GREENE [2],   GRIGGS,   GRIMSRUD,   GRONLIE,   HALMRAST,   HALVORSEN,   HALVORSON[4],   HAMPLE,   HANSEN [2],   HANSON,   HARDINA,   HARRINGTON[3],   HASKELL,   HAUGE,   HAUGEN,   HAUGLAND,   HELLEN [2],   HELSTROM,   HERMAN[4],   HERNESS,   HICKEY[2],   HILLESTAD,   HILLSTROMHOFF,   HOMERHUBERHURLYINTELHOUSE[4]JACKMAN[2]JALLENJENNINGS,   JOHNSON[16]JOHNSTON [2]JORGENSON[2]KACZYNSKI,   KENOVER,   KERSTING,   KJOS,   KOPELAND,   KUBISTA,   KUGLER,   KVAAL,   KVARNES,   KVARNESS,   LAROSE,   LARSEN,   LARSON,   LAVIK,   LEE,   LENMAN,   LESLIE,   LEVERY,   LITCHFIELD,   LUND,   LUNDGREEN,   LYKEN,   LYNGVED,   LYONS,   MACZKOWICZ[2],   MARCELLUS,   MARCUSON[5],   MARQUARDT,   MARQUETTE,   MARTINSON,   MATHESON,   MATHIESON[2],   MATTISON,   MATTSON [2],   MAUS,   MCFARLAND[2],   MCGRAW,   MCGREGOR,   MCKENZIE[2],   MCQUAY[4],   MELIN,   MELLEM[2],   MESSMAN,   MICHAELSON [2],   MILLARD,   MILLER[3],   MILTON,   MOBERG,   MOHBERG,   MONSON[2],   MORFOOT,   MULROONY[2]MUNSONMURACHNEDERBO [2]NELSON[6]NEUBERNOLAN[4]NORDSTROMNORWOODNUMEDALNUMMEDAHL[3]NVGAARDNYLUNDO'CONNOROLANDOLSON[3]ORRORTLEYOSTERNOVERBYPARROW[3]PEACEPERKINS,   PETERSON,   POSTPREBLE[2]PRENTICE[2]PRICERASMUSSENRICHMONDRIDDLERODLUND[5]ROMUNDSTAD,   RONNING,   ROSVOLD,   RYKKEN,   SAUNDERS,   SAVEY,   SCHMIDT,   SELTVEIT,   SHANK,   SHANNON,   SHUMAN,   SILVERNAIL[3],   SINNAMON,   SJOTHUN,   SKROCH,   SMITH,   SNELLMAN,   STAEHNKE[2],   STAHNKE,   STAVE,   STOCKIE,   STOUT[2],   STRANDSTROMSETSUNDQUISTSWANSONSWENSONTAGGERTTAYLORTESCHTHOLTHOMASTHOMPSON[6],   THORNE,   THORSTENSON,   TISDEL[3],   TONNEFOS,   TOYNE,   TRANGSRUD,   VAIL,   VANAERNAMVANDERHOFFVAN HORNVAN ORNUM[2]VAUGHANVAUGNHWALDY,   WEBER[5],   WELLS,   WHITE,   WILLIAM,   WIPER,   WISNEWSKI,   WOLF,   WRAY,   WYCKOFFZIERSEN
Sargent County Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Info 1920-1940

Above is a link to be sure and check out. It's a list of just over 700 names that Jerry McQuay compiled and contributed to this site Nov 2004.-csk
Sargent County Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Info 1941-1950

The above is a link to be sure and check out. It's a list of 546 names that Jerry McQuay compiled and contributed to this site Jan 2005.-csk


ADERMANN, WILLIAM SR. William Adermann, Sr. The death of William Adermann Sr., occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phillip Yagow, in Willey township, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 1917. Deceased was a highly respected citizen. Death was due to an attack of pneumonia. Deceased was born in Greenburg, Germany, June 21, 1844, and was 73 years of age. In 1872 he came to this country and first settled in Effingham county, Illinois, where he remained until the spring of 1892. He then came to Fairmount, Minn., where he made his home for eighteen years. In the fall of 1910 he came to Sargent county and has resided with his daughter ever since. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1917, from the home at one o'clock and then from the Zion Lutheran church, were a score of mourning friends and relatives were in attendance. Interment was made in the church cemetery. He is survived by a daughter and three sons, Mrs. Phillip Yagow and W. F. Adermann of Willey township; C. G. Adermann of St. Paul, and Albert F. Adermann, Ray, N. D. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper; January 3, 1918. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


ANDERSON, ANDREW C. Andrew C. Anderson Andrew C. Anderson was born in Norway the 20th of Oct. 1842, and came to America and settled in Crawford Co. in 1865. He enlisted in the army during the Civil War and after returning he was married to Miss Gunhilde Dahle of West Prairie . Together they have labored and built a beautiful home about two mile southwest of Towerville. Their happy union was blessed with seven children, five of whom survive their father, namely, Sivert of Milnor, N. D., John who lately bought his father's farm near Towerville, Mrs. Bessie Ward of Worthington, Minn., and Mrs. Nina Solberg, of Spring Grove Minn. But suddenly his course came to an end. The 27th of April he suffered a stroke of paralysis in which condition he lingered until the 3rd of May, when the prison bars were burst and his soul took flight into the perfect and unchangeable, the greatest reward for the loftiest aspirations. The Remains were take to their rest in the West Prairie cemetery, May 8th, Rev. L. C. Jacobson of Viroqua conducting the funeral services. A large number of sympathizing friends were in attendance showing that he was loved and respected by many. He is now at rest and we have but the memory of what he was--devoted husband, a kind father, a helpful neighbor. His life was that of the Christian, which grows more beautiful with the years. His loss is deeply felt in the West Prairie Lutheran church of which he was a member. Most keenly is his departure felt, however, in the home where a devoted wife and family circle gaze upon a vacant chair. May the God of heaven teach us to be still and say, "Thy will Be done." Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 6, 1907. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

ANDERSON, ANDREW H.

SARGENT CO. PIONEER PASSED AWAY FRIDAY

Last Rites for A.H. Anderson Held Tuesday Afternoon --
Interment Lutheran Cemetery

  Andrew H. Anderson, pioneer settler of Milnor, passed away at
his home in this city city on Friday, March 24, after several weeks of
illness, his death coming on his 76th birthday.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran
church, of which he was a member, on Tuesday afternoon, the
remains being laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery. Rev. Gravdal
officiated.
  Andrew H. Anderson was born in Dane county, Wis., March 24, 1857. 
Shortly after his birth he moved with his parents to Goodhue
county, Minn., where he grew to manhood. In 1877 he was 
united in marriage to Miss Sarah Reppen and to this union two
daughters were born, Mrs. B.B. Durdall of Faribault, Minn., and 
Mrs. Carl Naseth of Kenyon, Minn.
  He came with his family to North Dakota in the early eighties
and settled on what is known as Silver Prairie in Richland
county. He resided there a short time and then moved to Milnor.
  The second marriage of the deceased was in 1895 to Miss Hilda
Carlson of Milnor. To this union three children were born, as follows:
Arthur, who died in infancy, Mrs. Jack Heinen of Vida, Mont.,
and Mrs. Mabel Collins of Spokane, Wash.
  The deceased was engaged in farming during most of his active
life and operated one or more threshing rigs many years.
  Mr. Anderson's third marriage was to Miss Nettie Fladeboe on
the 26th day of December 1906 at Milnor. One son, Arthur, was
born to this union.
  Besides the above mentioned children and his wife, the deceased 
leaves to mourn his passing two brothers, Ed, of Bird Island, Minn., 
Charles of Wahington state and one sister, Carrie Hanson of
Minneapolis, besides many other distant relatives.
  Out of town relatives to attend the funeral Tuesday were Mrs. C. 
Naseth of Kenyon, Minn., Mrs. B.B. Durdall of Faribault, Minn.,
Mr. and Mrs. O'Dell of Willmer, Minn., Mrs. Joe Dietz and son of
Wahpeton; Isaac Hanson of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Palmer
Anderson of Fairmont, N. Dak.

Source: Sargent County Teller, March 30, 1933.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


ANDERSON, ANDREW JENSEN

Andrew Jensen Anderson was born at Steppen, Denmark, July 2, 1865 and departed
this life May 2, 1942, at his home in Gwinner, N. Dak., with his wife and all children at 
his bedside. At the age of fifteen he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Denmark. He 
came to this country at the age of sixteen years landing at New York, July 2, 1881.

Mr. Anderson made his home at Elk Mound, Wisconsin, coming to Sargent county in March, 
1892, when he homesteaded. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane Silvernail on March 
6, 1901. To this union were born eight children, the first of which a son preceded him in death 
at infancy.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, six daughters and one son: Mrs. Torger Jostad and 
Mrs. Wm. Nelson of Superior, Wis., Mrs. Leo Bursaw, Morris, Minn., Mrs. Leonard Holmstrom, 
Milnor, Mrs. Ed Kupitz, Mrs. Harold Jacobson and Allwin Anderson of Gwinner; also twenty 
grandchildren, many relatives and friends.Final rites were held Tuesday, May 5 at Gustaf Adolf 
Lutheran church, Gwinner, the pastor, Rev. K. L. Engstrom, conducting the services. Two songs 
were given by Mrs. Sig Melroe and Mrs. A. E. Hillestad, accompanied by Mrs. C. A. Eskestraud. 
Committal was made at the Gwinner Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Evertt Stevens, Harold Jacobson, 
Leo Bursaw, Ed Kupits, Leonard Holmstrom, William Nelson. Honorary bearers were: Ole Eng, 
Alrick Johnson, Ed Melrose, Leo Anderson. C. V. Larson, A. M Thompson. W. Meinhardt.

Out of town personal attending the funeral were Mrs. Margaret Erickson and family of Rutland; 
Mrs. Gertie Fiscus, Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Martin and Miss Nettie Martin, all of Lisbon; Jesse 
Silvernail of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Silvernail of Forman; Mr. and Mrs. Joe McFarland 
and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson of Stirum; Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Kempel of Stirum; Mr. 
and Mrs. F. C. Kupitz and Mildred, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bopp, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beaver, 
all of Stirum; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cink of Wyndmere; Mr. and Mrs. A J. O’Neil of Cogswell; Mr. 
and Mrs. Calvin Johnson of Milnor; and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Westra and Mrs. Claus Westra, all of 
Forman.

Source: Sargent County Teller, May 21, 1942
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

ANDERSON, F. A. F. A. Anderson Killed by Fall F. A. Anderson of Gwinner died Sunday as the result of a fall down a flight of stairs at Aron Larson’s farm house near Gwinner, where he had been visiting for an hour, and while inspecting the house, he accidentally slipped on the stairs and fell, striking on his head and his neck was dislocated. The news came as a shock for the entire county, especially to many old friends in Forman and Bowen townships. Deceased was more than 60 years of age, but was in fairly robust health, and only last year had given up active farming in Bowen township and moved to Gwinner where he built a handsome house. A wife and several grown-up children, also several brothers mourn his loss. We shall all certainly miss Frank Anderson who was the soul of hospitality and liked nothing better than to entertain a number of friends in his own house. It will be remembered by many that he build the finest farm house in Bowen township some years ago. The funeral was held yesterday at Gwinner. The bereaved family has the sympathy of all. Source: Forman Independent News newspaper, April 13, 1917. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

ANDERSON, MARS Mars Anderson Marcelius Salverson, died at Chicago Ill., Thursday Dec. 29, age 37 years. The above was a well known figure in this and the surrounding communities, being known as Mars Anderson. He was a first class carpenter and his services were constantly in demand. He has been a sufferer from asthma for a number of years, and lack of personal care, caused a complication of diseases that medical skill could not overcome. At the time of his death he was staying with a brother in Chicago. Source: The Delemere Mistletoe, January 19,1905 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (July 2004) csk

ANDERSON, MRS. HILDA ANDERSON----At Milnor, N. D., Monday, June 25,1900, at 3 a. m., Mrs. Hildah Anderson. The deceased was only 29 years and 8 mos. of age, being born in Sweden Aug. 14, 1870. She came to this country with her parents when but a child, and has lived in Milnor a number of years. She was a victim of that dread disease consumption, and the end came after two years of sickness and pain. A bereaved husband and two little children are left to mourn the loss of a wife and mother. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Lutheran church, the remains being interred in the Olson cemetery. The little children the same day started with their uncle Charley Carlson for Peone, Wash., where the little ones will be left with their relative Mr. and Mrs. Gust. Carlson. A Card.---I desire to express my sincere thanks through the medium of the Teller to those kind friends and neighbors who proffered help and sympathy during the sickness and decease of my beloved wife. Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 29,1900. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2003) csk

ANDERSON, PETRA [NEDERBO] HALL TOWNSHIP LADY DIES OF PNEUMONIA Mrs. Petra Anderson Called by Grim Reaper After Illness of Only Three Days Mrs. Petra Anderson of Hall township was called to the great beyond at about two o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness of only three days, death being due to pneumonia and bowel trouble. Petra Nederbo was born in Hall township, Sargent county, on July 21, 1889, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nederbo, pioneer settlers, now deceased. She grew to womanhood in that community and in the fall of 1919 she was united in marriage to Chas. Anderson. Three children were born to this union, two of whom survive, namely: Arnold, age 19 and Martha, age 14. The father came to a sudden death in Chicago a couple of years ago. The deceased has worked in Fargo for some time, but at the time of her illness was at the old parental home in Hall township. Besides her two children, she leaves to mourn her passing three brothers and three sisters, namely: Nels, John, Arthur, Ida, Mrs. Paul Mund and Mrs. L. Bogart, all residents of the same community. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon from the Paul Mund home at 1 o'clock and from the Immanuel church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Gjernes of Forman officiating in place of the regular pastor, Rev. A.J. Gravdal, who is ill. The remains will be laid to rest in the Immanuel cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 25, 1932. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

ANDERSON, SIVERT O. FORMER DELAMERE MAN DIES IN VIRGINIA Friends of the family in Hall township were grieved last week to learn of the untimely death of S.O. Anderson, former resident, which occurred on June 10, at his home in Virginia. Mr. Anderson was born in Wisconsin Oct. 26, 1863, and came to Sargent vounty with his mother at the age of eighteen years. He was married to Betsy Foley Feb. 11, 1886, who died Oct. 30, 1908, six children having been born to them, of which five are living. In 1925 Mr. Anderson moved to Canada, where he resided three years, going to Virginia in 1928. Death was caused by a fall in his barn, and the remains were shipped to DeLamere for burial. The funeral was held at the Immanuel church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, burial being in the church cemetery. The following children survive their father: Johnny, Edward, Mrs. Annie Bergsjoe and Mrs. Ida Harles, all of DeLamere, and Dale, Canada. One child died in Dale, Canada. One child died in infancy. Source: probably Sargent County Teller. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010)

ARNTZEN, OLAF MICAEL Olaf Micael Arntzen died at his home in weber township, May 20th. The deceased was born at Tjotta, Helgeland, Norway of parents Anna Anna Ingebrigtsen Arntzen and Niels Arntzen. He emigrated to America with his parents in June, 1882 and came to Sargent county in 1883 where he grew to manhood. He married Alma Hanson July 3rd 1908. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow and eight children, Eva, Jane, Roy, Adeline, Emily, Iola, Violet and Neils; his mother and father and six sisters, Mrs. A. H. Burnson, Mrs. P.C. Olsen, Mrs. M. C. Voves of Wahpeton, Mrs. A. O. Olsen of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs E. J. Schlechter of Whitetail, Montana, and Mrs. R. A. Phillips of Sioux City, Iowa. Also aunts and uncles as follows; Mrs. K. Nelson, Milnor, N. D., Fru Olsen, Rosoe and Fru Ingw Ingebrigtsen, Tjotta, Norway and Albert Arntzen, Buoy, Alstahaug, Norway. Funeral services were held at South Trinity church, Thursday afternoon, May 22nd, Rev. Gjernes officiating. The remains were laid to rest at the South Trinity cemetery. The pallbearers were Alfred Sannes, O. K. Lunstad, Hans Dyste, Christ Dyste, Olaf Sundie and Andy Anderson. Card of Thanks Mrs. Alma Arntzen and children. Mr. and Mrs. Niels Arntzen and daughters. Source: Sargent County News, May 29, 1924. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

ASKEROOTH, AXEL Axel Askerooth, age 46, passed away at the Veteran’s hospital in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 1, where he had been an inmate since October, 1930. The remains were shipped to Cayuga, where funeral services were conducted from the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Langenes of Forman officiating. Burial was in the Cayuga cemetery. Axel Askerooth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Askerooth, pioneer settlers of Shuman township, where the deceased was born. Left to mourn his passing besides his wife are three brothers and four sisters, as follows: Gust and Floyd Askerooth of Cayuga, Fred of Valley City, Mrs. Andrew Fedje of Milnor, Mrs. Wm. Holding of Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Ed. Kemp of Mapleton, N. Dak., and E. C. Enge and Theo and Otto Rye. Source: Sargent County Teller, April 6, 1933 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

ASKEROOTH, OTTO A. Otto A. Askerooth SHUMAN TWP. PIONEER DIES AT MAKOTI, N. D. O. A. Askerooth Fifty-nine Years of Age, Stricken With Apoplexy Last Week Tuesday. Makoti Sentinel: The grim hand of death has again visited our community, taking away one of our friends and neighbor, Otto A. Askerooth, who passed to the great beyond a few minutes after midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1927. He was stricken with apoplexy about 7 o'clock in the evening and died without regaining consciousness. Some time ago he suffered a paralytic stoke and never fully recovered from the effects. Mr. Askerooth was born in Sweden, Sept. 25, 1868, and came with his parents to America when four months old, the family settling at Litchfield, Minn. In 1883 the came to Shuman township, Sargent county and lived there for a number of years. Deceased subsequently removed to Battle Lake, Minn., where he was married in 1901. His wife passed away in 1913. and Mr. Askerooth moved to Superior, Wis., and thence to Makoti, N. D., fourteen years ago, which has since been his home. He was a member of the local camp of Modern Woodmen, transferring her from the Plaza camp, and was the first member of the Makoti camp to pass away. Funeral services were held at the Makoti Lutheran church, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12, at 2 o'clock. Deceased leaves to mourn his death the following immediate relatives: Two sons, Clifford who is working for the Standard Oil company of Rugby, and Walter a patient in a hospital in New Orleans, two daughters, Hazel who is teaching at Sentinel Butte, N. D., and Mabel, a high school student at Milnor, N. D.; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Fedje of Milnor, N. D., Mrs. Helma Holding of Canada, Mrs. Dean Kamp of Cooperstown, N. D., and Mabel Askerooth of Minneapolis. Four brothers, Gus, Alex, and Floyd, all living at Milnor, N. D., and Fred living at Makoti. One brother died years ago. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 17, 1927. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

AUSTIN, ARCHIE DEATH OF ARCHIE AUSTIN Just as we went to press last week we were much appalled to hear of the death of Archie Austin, aged 10 years, only son of Mr. And Mrs. C. O. Austin of Dunbar township. We hurriedly inserted a short notice of the demised, but having since talked with friends who were near him and knew how manfully the little fellow struggled for life, our warmest sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents and loving sister in this sad affliction. He was taken sick on the 16th ult. The attending physician termed his malady appendicitis; and the boy who had always been robust and strong sank weaker each day, with acute suffering. To the very last he was solicitous for those about him, urging his mother to take more rest and be cheerful, and the day on which he died, as the family looked on with sorrowing faces and aching hearts at the thought of losing their loved one and because he was suffering so, he looked up bravely into their faces and asked someone “TO TELL A JOKE.” Poor, brave little boy, he seemed for the moment to forget his own bodily pain, in the hope of seeing his mother’s bright smile once more. This was on the 27th ult., after eleven days battling with death. At about 6 o’clock p. m. his anxious parents and loving sister saw a change taking place and they realized the sad truth, that a loving son and devoted brother was leaving them. And as the evening wind stirred the branches in the little grove behind the house--the grove that had grown each year with the boy and girl who had often wandered hand and hand beneath its foliage--tonight it seemed to bear through open window “the sound of the muffled drums,“ and leaning forward to watch the least change or catch the ????est breath, listening there in the twilight for the sound of the splash of the oar, or the grating of the keel upon a lonely shore, they knew the silent ferryman had come, when Archie raised his hands, saying : “YES, I’M COMIN! I’M COMING And drawing closer to their dear one, they saw him pass away and knew he was at rest. The kind friend who had watched and worked with them through it all, bowed her head and wept with them in this their great affliction, for she knew a noble boy had gone from the world. The neighbors gathered there on the 28th to witness the last sad rites, and to show their kind sympathy by bringing flowers; and oh! How sadly fitting did it seem, that the young and beautiful flowers should be plucked, the buds just before they blossomed, to lay upon his coffin? For was not he cut down while yet a bud of youth? The sun was far down the west as the sorrowing parents, surrounded by sympathizing friends, saw all that was left of the sunshine and light of their home laid in his final resting place in Forman cemetery. The words of the minister when he said “ Dust to dust and ashes to ashes” sank deeply into each heart, and the word of the poet came into our mind. “Tis the wink of an eye, “Tis the draught of a breath From the blossom of youth To the paleness of death.” And so, sadly they left him for a while to see him again when each in turn shall be called to answer the grand summons; and may we all as cheerfully as he answer “Yes, I’m coming.” Source: Sargent Independent (newspaper) August 5, 1897 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2003) csk Note: could not make out one of the words as there was a hole in the paper, left ? marks

BAARDSEN, MARTHA Martha Baardsen EARLY SETTLER OF HALL TWP. DIES AT GWINNER Death Summons Comes to Mrs. Martha Baardsen at the Home of Her Daughter. Mrs. Martha Baardsen was born in Qualvaag, Bergen, Norway, Dec. 6, 1851, and died in Gwinner, N. Dak., Oct. 21, 1930, at the age of 78 years, 8 months, and 15 days. In 1873 she came to the United States, locating in Decorah, Iowa. The same year she married Knut Baardsen, and old acquaintance from Norway. In 1882 Mr. and Mrs. Baardsen came to North Dakota, settling in Hall township, Sargent county, and were therefore among our good old pioneers who have done so much for our beloved state and country. They were also pioneers in the church, being charter members of the Immanuel Lutheran church. Mr. Barrdsen died in 1914 and after his death she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lena Wicklund for two and a half years. In 1917 her brother, Nils Anderson came to live with her and they moved back on her farm, where they remained until 1923, when Nils Anderson passed away. Since then she has had a good home with her daughter, Mrs. Lena Wicklund in Gwinner, who has cared for her tenderly during the sunset of her long, useful life. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Baardsen. One child died in infancy and a daughter Mrs. Anan Stensguard, passed away some years ago. Mrs. Baardsen leaves to mourn her, five daughters: Mrs. Doothy Jacobson, Pak Beg, Canada; Mrs. Lena Wicklund, Gwinner; Mrs. Betsey Jacobson, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Josephine Wicklund, Tuxfrod, Canada, and Mrs. Bertina Heckel, Groton, S. Dak. She also leaves twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, one sister and two brothers in Norway. Her last words were: "I am going to heaven now." May we all meet her there. After a short devotion in Mrs. Lena Wicklund's home, funeral services were held in the Immanuel Lutheran church, Hall township, and were conducted by Rev. Gravdal of Milnor and Rev. Elvin of Gwinner. Two ladies from the Immanuel church sang two duets and there was also singing by a quartet from Gwinner, Mrs. Baardsen was laid to rest beside her husband and children in the cemetery near the church. Peace be unto the memory of Mrs. Martha Baardsen. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 30, 1930. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

BABCOCK, MRS. F. A. Mrs. F. A. Babcock, of Babcock has been in poor health for the last few months, and for a short time has been stopping here at L.A. Barney’s, so that Mrs. Barney could give her required attention. At 4 o’clock yesterday morning she was suddenly taken with an affection of the heart and died in a few minutes. Mr. Babcock was notified, and last evening took the remains to Oakes, where the funeral services will be held and the body laid to rest. Mrs. Babcock was 44 years old. The family moved to this county 18 years ago, and has since been among the best known and most prominent resident. No one enjoyed more higher esteem than the deceased, and all share in the grief of the afflicted husband and their three children--two daughters and a son. Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper August 10, 1905 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk
BAILEY, MRS. ELIZABETH AGED LADY PASSES AWAY The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey occurred Monday morning March 25, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Himebaugh in this village. Senile debility was the cause of death, the past years of her life. She was born in England on Jan. 11, 1840, and was over 78 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Capt. C. M. Bailey Oct. 4, 1860, At McKeesport, Pa., where the couple resided many years of their married life. One child came to their home, but was taken away by the Great Reaper. Capt. and Mrs. Bailey came to Forman a little over a year ago and made their home with Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Himebaugh, Mrs. Bailey being an aunt of Mrs. Himebaugh's. The latter in her girlhood days resided several years with her aunt at Mckeesport, Pa., where she attended school. Deceased passed away quietly Monday morning, surrounded by relatives. She is survived by her husband, who is about 82 years of age. The remains were shipped to Pennsylvania by Wednesday evening's train after a short funeral service at the Himebaugh home, conducted by Rev. G. H. Lewis, Mrs. R. L. Himebaugh, Mrs. L. A. Hohaus, Miss Loie Wiper and Capt. Bailey accompanied the casket. Internment will be made at McKeesport, PA. The bereave husband has the sympathy of all in his time, of sorrow. After a long and happy married life, the aged man has lost a faithful and loving helpmeet. Source: The Forman Independent News, March 29 1918. Submitted by
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BAKKE, INGVAL THORSON VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR IS DEAD AT 85 Ingval Bakke Passes Away From Old Age and Pneumonia Ingval Bakke, 85 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don McPhee of 318 Eighteenth Street, following a lingering illness of old age and pneumonia. Mr. Bakke has resided in Bismarck for the past two years. Since the death of his wife nineteen years ago, he has been making his home with his children in various part of the country. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. D. McPhee, Bismarck, Mrs. Ben Johnston, St. Paul, Minn., who was at his bedside; Mrs. John Brekke, Milnor, N. D., Mrs. James Holden, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. J. W. Poole, Santa Barbara, California, and three sons, John, Yellow Grass, Sask., Canada; Eddie, Tisdale, Sask. Canada, and Peter Bakke, Yellow Grass, Sask. Canada. He enlisted in the Civil War under Capt. L. Davis, Company D, 11th Minnesota Infantry, on August 22, 1862, and took part in all the principal battles during his three years of service and was discharged on August 19, 1865, at Fort Snelling, Minn. Funeral services will be held at Webb Bros. parlors tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. I.G. Monson will officiate. The services will be in charge of the American Legion which will furnish pallbearers. Company A will furnish a firing squad. Acting as honorary pallbearers will be a group of old soldiers: Steve Welch, Pat McHugh, Tom McGowan, Wesley Baker, F.W. Hibbs, J.M. Kisner and Mr. Kuntz. The remains will be escorted to the Soo deport following the service where they will be taken to Milnor for burial. Source: The Bismarck Tribune May 9, 1923 Submitted by:
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BALL, MARTHA "MARTY" O. (OLSON) The funeral for Martha "Marty" O. Ball, 87, Forman, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church, Cogswell. The Rev. David Andrews will officiate. Burial: Forman Cmetery, Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel in charge. Died: Sunday, July 19, 1998, MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Born: Martha O. Olson, 2 April 1911, Valley City Parents: Christian and Josephine (Johnson) Olson Spouse: Victor A. Ball, 30 Mar 1944, San Angelo, TX Survivors: husband, son: Joseph A. ball, Maple Grove, MN; daughters: Carol (Del) Pinke, Fargp; Myrna Peterson and Vicki (Carl) McPherson, Wahpeton; brother: Otto Olson, Ellendale; sister: Jean Norlund, Oak Harbor, WA. Preceded in death by: parents, brother. Casketbearers: Ryan Pinke, Kelly Pinke, Travis McPherson, Rae Peterson, Julia Peterson and Natalie McPherson. Aberdeen American News, July 22, 1998 (jh)

BARBKNECHT, MRS. ANNA Funeral services were held for Mrs. Anna Barbknecht on July 23rd, 1968 at Havana, N.Dak., at the Congregational Church at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Clark officiated with Franzen Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Anna Barbknecht passed away July 20th, 1968 at the Oakes Community Hospital, at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 3 days. She was admitted to the hospital on July 12th, 1968. Anna Weber was born January 17th, 1876 at New Berlin, Wis. She was married in 1891 to Julius Barbknecht at Havana, N.Dak. They homesteaded in Taylor Township where she lived all her life. Eight children were born: John at home; Helena, Mrs. Louis Gerndt, New London, Wis.; Margaret, Mrs. Frank Trachta, Britton, S.Dak.; Elsie, Mrs. A.L. Jernberg, Brookings, S.Dak.; Ida, Mrs. Norman Langdon, Havre, Mont.; Ann, Forman, N.Dak., formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D. Her husband and sonw, Henry and Fred preceded her in death. She has two living brothers and two sisters, Chris, Margaret McDonald and Mary Jennings, all of Havana, and Matt of Minneapolis, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were: Donald Wucherpfennig, Lester Bjorke, Frank Chesley, Carl Weber, Ronald Weber and Harold McLaughlin. Honorary pallbearers were : Otto Tiedeman, Jonas Bjork, Albert Aarseth, John Brummond, Henry Wittich and Frank Heitman. Soloist was Mrs. Ronald Weber with Mrs. Murdean Gulsvig as organist. Final resting place was the Havana Cemetery, Havana, N.Dak. Source: unknown paper- 1968 Submitted by:
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BAUMANN, MR. AND MRS. MATH DEATH SUMMONS YOUNG PARENTS Sargent County Newspaper--Mr. and Mrs. Math Baumann died this week following a short illness from influenza and complications. There was an interval of about 24 hours in the final summons, Mrs. Baumann passing away Monday night and Mr. Baumann departing this life on Tuesday. Two little children are left orphans, aged respectively 1 and 4 years. The Baumann family has resided in this city about two years and were respected by all who knew them. Mrs. Baumann was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Banish, of Ransom and was 26 years old at the time of her death. Mr. Baumann was formerly a resident of Lidgerwood and was 30 years of age. He came to Forman to accept the position of section foreman on the Soo railroad. The remains were sent to Ransom and funeral services were conducted in the church north of that village. The News joins numerous other friends in extending sympathy to those bereaved in the time of deep sorrow. Source: DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, March 20, 1919. Submitted by
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BENGTSON, ELEANOR "BABE" (KIRCHER) WYCKOFF Funeral: 10:30 Today (Friday) in Congregational Church in Havana, ND. Rev. Garrett W. Yonker, Jr. officiated. Died: Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at Oakes Community Hospital Burial: Havana Cemetery, Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel, Forman Born: Eleanor C. Kricher, 20 Apr 1913, Havana Parents: Fred and Edith (Johnson) Kricher Spouse: Walter Fay Wyckoff, 17 Dec 1931, Havana and Leslie A. Bengtson, 29 Nov 1963, Webster Survivors: sons: Walter (Shirley) Wyckoff, Columbus, MS; George (Cheryl) Wyckoff, Forman; daughter: Lois Enderson, Gwinner, ND. Preceded in death by parents, both husbnad, one son, one sister and one brother. Aberdeen American News, July 31, 1998 (jh)
BENRUD, ANNA ANNA BENRUD PASSES AWAY IN FARGO HOSPITAL Last Rites For Pioneer Woman Held Monday Afternoon--Burial in Lutheran Cemetery Mrs. Anna Benrud, 72 passed away at St. Lukes hospital in Fargo, Friday, August 14th at 7 a. m., where she had been a patient since Tuesday, Aug. 4th. Her death was due to nephritis and heart ailment. Her children were present when she passed away. Mrs. Benrud was born in Gastrikland, Ostra Fernabo, Sweden, March 1, 1864. She grew to young womanhood in Sweden. She married John Olson and in 1889 came to the U.S. and settled at Eau Claire, Wis. Her husband passed away a few years later. She came to North Dakota and in 1896 married Peter Benrud. In 1908 Mr. Benrud died and since then she has made her home with her three sons on a farm near Milnor. Deceased leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, Ludwig, Albert, and Emil of Milnor, three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Abrahamson of Delamere, Mrs. E. S. Ferguson of Burlington, N. D., Mrs. H. U. Winner of Watford City N.D., and one step-daughter, Mrs. Hugo Snellman of DeLamere. Mrs. Benrud was a member of the Lutheran church and a faithful worker in the Ladies Aid. Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran church Monday afternoon and internment was made in the Lutheran cemetery, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. Out of town relative and friends present at the funeral were Dr and Mrs. H.U. Winner, Watford City, N.D., Mr. And Mrs. E. S. Ferguson of Burlington, N. D., Mr. And Mrs. E. O. Stavig of Rosholt, S. D., Mrs. John Hultman and Engel Abrahamson of Fergus Falls, Minn. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, August 20, 1936. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
BENSON, PETER Peter Benson was born in Jarad near Malmo Skane, Sweden and passed away Tuesday, August 3rd, after a period of illness caused by a stroke. On October 2, 1885 Mr. Benson was united in marriage to Johanna Matilda of Byof Parish in Sweden. To this union was born two sons, Oscar and Harry. In 1891 with the first son, the family came to this country, residing in Philadelphia, Penn., for one year. From there they came to Fort Ransom, N.D., where they lived on the Holt place for six years. At this time the second son was born. Then the family moved to a farm 4 miles west of Gwinner at which place they remained until 1922, the time of the mother's death. Mr. Benson leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Oscar and Harry, both of Gwinner. Three brothers survive him in Sweden. Mrs. Albert Ross, a niece by marriage, and her daughter, Dorris, now of Forman, are among the close relatives. Mr. Benson had many friends who will miss him from their midst. He is one of four old neighbors who has passed away recently. The funeral is being held today in the Gustav Adolph Lutheran Church in Gwinner with Rev. E.E. Bostrom officiating. The pallbearers are; B.E. Bakken, C.V. Larson, E. Warn, E.B. English, Carl Nelson and Frank Holmgren. Source: Sargent County Teller, August 5, 1937 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk
BERGQUIST, JOHN E. John E. Bergquist died at his home in Shuman township at 8:30 o'clock last Saturday morning, November 5 (1932). He had been ill for several years with asthmatic trouble and this, combined with a general breaking down of the vital forces due to old age, caused his death. Mr. Bergquist was born in Sweden, February 13, 1856 and came to the United States in 1880, locating at Willmar, Minn, where he entered the employ of the Great Northern railroad. Later on he came to Breckenridge, Minn, and in 1884 he came to Milnor. Here he was for two years section foreman on the Northern Pacific just after the road was built. In 1886 deceased bought the farm in Shuman township and December 15, 1887, he married Miss Bertha Peterson (Beria Pederson-Froseth'sdaughter)of Milnor. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bergquist, three of whom died in early childhood.(Her obit says teens) Surviving besides his wife are the following children: Oscar L. and John T. at home; Alice (Mrs. O. E. Linde) of Hibbing, Minn.; Olga (Mrs. Al Ziessler) also of Hibbing, Minn. and Ella at home. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the farm home, Rev. Hersgard of Rutland officiating and the burial was in the Shuman Union cemetery in Shuman township. This was taken from Milnor paper -1932. Submission by Judith Jones (April 2002)csk

BERGQUIST, MRS. JOHN E.

Mrs. John Bergquist passed away in the rest home of Mrs. Minnie Jensen 
at Rutland on Friday evening, December 19. She was born near Tronjheim, 
Norway on August 4, 1867, and came to this country May 5, 1886.  She settled 
near Milnor in that year.  On December 15, 1887, she was united in marriage 
to John E. Bergquist.  To this union eight children were born, three passing 
away in infancy.
She was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Norway.  Surviving are 
Oscar of Milnor, Johnny of Midway, Washington, Olga and Alice of Hibbing, Minn.
and Ella Dahlman of Cayuga.  There are seven grandchildren and four great grand-
children. Mrs. Bergquist resided on the farm home in Shuman township all her days 
in America with the exception of 14 months and nine days spent at the residence 
of Mrs. Minnie Jensen in Rutland.
Her husband preceded her in death on November 8, 1932.
Funeral services were conducted on December 23, 1952 from Concordia church with 
Rev. E. O. Urness officiating.  Carlen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


This was taken from Milnor paper -1952. Submission by Judith Jones (April 2002)csk
Notes from Judith: (She was the last person buried out of Concordia before they merged with the Milnor Lutheran church.) I think the three lost children were Elsie, William and Emil. They are on the census but I have no pictures of them.
BERGSTO, MRS. JOHN

Mother of Six Children Passes Away Following Paralytic Stroke.

Mrs. John Bergsto passed away at her home in Sydna township on Monday morning, Dec 18, 
following a paralytic stroke which occurred six days previously. She had been ailing for several
years although her condition was not considered serious until the stroke occurred.

Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon from the Milnor Lutheran church, with
Rev. Gravdal officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

The deceased was born in Finland on March 28, 1866. She immigrated to the United States in 
1891 and first came to Detroit, Mich. Later she came to DeLamere where on June 26, 1894 
she was united in marriage to John Bergsto. Seven children were born to this union, as follows: 
Severt, Mary, William, Alvina, Olga and Helen (Mrs. Johnnie Bergquist), one son, Cal Hjalmer, 
who died in a soldiers training camp in 1918.

Besides the husband and children the deceased is survived by six brothers and three sisters.

Source: Sargent County Teller, December 21, 1933
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


BERGSTOE, JOHN SEVERT

John Severt Bergstoe was born on October 23rd, 1861, at Ostensoe, Hardanger, Norway. 
He was baptized in the Lutheran faith by Rev. Jeager and confirmed by the Rev. Selmer at 
Ostensoe. During his boyhood and as a young man he followed the vocation of a sailor and 
made voyages to Iceland and other places.

Leaving his home in Norway he arrived at Winona, Minn., in July, 1886, and made his home 
with an uncle, Halvor J. Rykken near Rushford, Minn., until the following year, 1887, when 
he went to North Dakota, to another uncle Brigt J. Rykken, near DeLemere, and after being 
employed in that vicinity for some years, he acquired a homestead and established his home 
about three miles southeast of Milnor.

He was united in marriage to Miss Marie Espelund, at Milnor, on June 26, 1894. To this 
union three sons and four daughters were born.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Severt of Forman, N. Dak., and William of Portland, 
Oregon, and four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Mackenzie of Forman, Mrs. John Bergquist of Milnor, 
Elvina of Milnor, and Olga of San Pedro, California. Mrs. Bergstoe passed away some years 
ago and one son, Elmer, died while in military service in 1918. He is also survived by one 
brother in Norway, and by many other distant relatives.

He passed away Thursday, January 18th, 1945, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mackenzie with whom he made his home here during the summer. In 
delicate health for some years, the end was unexpected as he had been up and about up to 
the last.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Milnor, Wednesday, January 24 at 
2:00 p. m. with Rev. A. J. Gravdal, officiating, and O. A. Stockstad funeral director. Burial 
was in the cemetery northwest of Milnor. The pallbearers were Oliver and Carl Ronning, 
Kelly Johnson, A. A. Bergstoe, Andrew Intlehouse, John Nordstrom.

The Lutheran Ladies Aid of Milnor served lunch at the church basement parlors after 
the funeral.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 25, 1945
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


BERGSTROM, MELVIN A.

Died--At Alexandria Minnesota on Tuesday, Jan 17th 1911. Melvin A., youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. U.E. Bergstrom, age 3 years 2 months and 7 days. The 
little fellow had been ill for about two weeks with Pneumonia, and in spite of
all that loving care and medical skill could do he was called from this earthly
life to a brighter one beyond.

Mrs. Bergstrom's father of Kensington, Minnesota, was critically ill at the time 
and shortly after he received word of his grandson's death he fell into a stupor 
from which he never rallied, and passed away Thursday morning Jan. 19th. Interment 
took place in Kensington, both loved ones being buried in the same grave.

The Citizen joins with the community in extending our sympathy to our 
bereaved neighbors.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; February 2, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


BIXBY, CHRISTINE

Chiristine Bixby, who passed to her eternal home April 11, 1898, was born 
at Astrican, Sweden, and came to America in 1882. She was 30 years of 
age at the time of her death. She was the beloved wife of L. M. Bixby, and 
during the past few years, they have resided on Silver Prairie, north-east of 
Milnor. Three small children are left to mourn a mother's loss. Christine Bixby 
was a loving and faithful wife and her loss is a great calamity to her sorrowing 
husband. The funeral was held April 15, from the M. E. church in Milnor, the 
remains being interred in the Olson cemetery north of town.
 
Source: Sargent County Teller, April 29, 1898.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Apr 2004) csk

[BJORNSON], BERGETE HALVORSON
  Bergete Bjornson was born on Jan. 26, 1855, at Gol Hallingdal,
Norway, where she grew to womanhood. In the year 1878
she was united in marriage to Ole Halvorson. Three years later 
they immigrated to the United States and settled at Kindred,
this state. In 1888 they came to Sargent county and homesteaded
on a quarter of land in Dunbar township, where they resided
until two years ago, when the grim reaper claimed Mr. Halvorson.
Mrs. Halvorson has since made her home with her children.
On Dec. 31, 1925, she passed away at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. J.B. Hendrickson in Milnor township.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran
church Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, and the remains were laid to rest
in Dunbar cemetery. Pastor A.J. Gravdal of this city, assisted by
Rev. A.N. Eggen of LaMoure officiated at the services.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 1926.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


BLACK, J. M. 

J. M. Black, of Stirum, Dead

The sudden death of J. M. Black, a pioneer of Stirum, took place at his home in that village 
last Friday, Aug. 17, after an illness of only a few days.  An attack of erysipelas was 
the direct cause of the demise.  Deceased was 87 years and seven months of age.  
He was born Feb. 13, 1830, and thus passed away after a useful life.  A widow, son and 
daughters are left to mourn the loss of a true and devoted husband and father.  The funeral 
was held Sunday, 19th inst., at Stirum, Rev. Snowden officiating.  Among those present 
at the funeral was Mrs. K.B. Cressey of Sioux Falls, S. D., a married daughter of the deceased.

For may years J.M. Black and his son Frank S. Black have conducted a general merchandise 
business, first at Harlem and then at Stirum in this county. And father and son have been 
highly esteemed by all who knew them.  The son will continue the business.  Stirum people will, 
however, miss the present of this kindly..genial old pioneer, and one and all unite in extending 
the hand of consolation to the bereaved family.

Source: The Forman Independent News, August 24,1917.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk


BLOUIN, LOUISE ANN
Louise Ann Blouin (81) of Coupeville passed away peacefully June 19, 2004 after an extended illness. 
She was surrounded by her beloved family in her last moments of life. Born June 9, 1923 to Michael 
and Anna Neiber in Cayuga, North Dakota Louise spent her childhood in southeast North Dakota 
where as a young lady met James. She married James "Bud" Blouin in 1946. Bud preceded her in death 
in 1984. Louise is survived by her nine children and their spouses, whom she loved dearly: James Blouin 
of Coupeville, Ronald Blouin of Everett, Denis Blouin of Anacortes, Annette and Tudor Delcey of Newburg, 
Oregon, Dana and Sue Blouin of Coupeville, Scott and Patty Blouin of Coupeville, David and Kathy Blouin 
of Coupeville, Steve Blouin of Coupeville and Sandra and Darryl VanNieuwenhuise of Kent, WA, along 
with 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Louise is also survived by three older sisters and one 
younger brother, Emma Bixby of North Dakota, Kate Taylor of Everett, WA, Rose Griggs of North Dakota 
and her brother Jerome Neiber of South Dakota. She was also preceded in death by one brother 
Joseph Neiber of North Dakota. Louise and her family spent several years in North Dakota before 
moving to Conrad Montana. In 1962, James and Louise loaded up the kids and moved to Coupeville. 
Louise was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. She is fondly remembered by many for her 
wonderful cookies and open hospitality, always welcoming the children’s friends. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church of Coupeville or the American 
Cancer Society. 

Grave side services were held Tuesday at Sunnyside Cemetery under direction of Visser Funeral Home 
of Langley.

Source: Whidbey News Times Newspaper out of Oak Harbor, WA and also the Coupeville Examiner in Coupeville, WA
Submitted by Dana Blouin, one of her nine children (Jul 2004) csk 

BLOUIN, MAGLORE
One of our oldest and most respected citizens, Maglore Blouin, departed from our midst last 
Thursday at 11 o’clock p. m., after suffering for more than two years from dropsy.

Deceased was born in Quebec Province, Canada Oct. 8, 1826, was 76 years, 7 months, and 
9 days old at the dime of death. Deceased was married Aug. 12, 1856 and was the father of 
eleven children, five boys and six girls. Deceased came to this country in May 1893 and has since 
resided with his son J.O. Blouin. His death was hastened by the untimely death of his loving wife, 
who died March 25, 1909 from a fall into the cellar of their home, and his health failed rapidly from
mourning over the loss of his life partner.

Funeral services were held Sunday and the remains were followed to Milnor by a large concourse 
of sorrowing friends and relatives, where services were held at the Catholic church, and internment 
made in the Catholic Cemetery beside the deceased wife.

J.O. Blouin, R.P Blouin, Mrs. D.E. Blake and Mrs. H. Halvorson were the only surviving children 
present at the last sad rites, the remainder of the children living at distance which rendered them unable 
to be present.

The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.

Source: Sargent County Teller, June 1, 1911
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


BLOUIN, MRS. J.M.
Mrs. J. M. Blouin 

J. O. Blouin received the sad news Monday, of the death of the wife of his 
brother James at Stillwater, Oklahoma. 
The beloved mother and wife departed for her heavenly home February 11th, leaving 
four children to the protection of the sorrowing father and husband. The oldest 
child is age 7 years, the youngest being born February 4th. The father has the 
sympathy of a host of friends and relatives at this place who sympathize with 
him in his sad hour of bereavement. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, nespaper, February 27, 1907.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2005) csk


BLAKE, BLISS
A SAD DEATH The young son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Blake, Bliss Blake, came to an untimely death Sunday afternoon, about 4 o'clock Saturday morning, while the mother was away visiting with a sick neighbor, the child got hold of a bottle of carbolic acid and drank of it. Dr. King was immediately called and done all in his power for the young sufferer, and Dr. Emanuel was also called in consultation, but medical aid was of no avail and the child passed away with intense suffering Sunday afternoon. The child was the youngest son, born April 9th 1902, and was of a bright, cheerful disposition and is a sorrowful blow to the family. Funeral services were held at the church Wednesday, Rev. Hunter officiating and interment was made in the graveyard south of town. The floral tribute was most beautiful. This community tenders the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of bereavement. It is intended to have a graveyard on the southwest corner of the southwest 1/4 of section 9 where the remains of Bliss Blake were entered, and the ground is t be formally consecrated this spring. Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, February 11, 1904. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2004) csk

BLYTHE, JOHN M. TAPS SOUNDED FOR OLD SOLDIER John M. Blythe, Civil War Veteran, Answered Last Summon Sunday--Funeral Held Wednesday Forenoon The death of John M. Blythe, one of the few remaining old soldiers of this vicinity, occurred at the J. E. Thornton home Sunday, Oct. 8, 1920, the immediate cause of death being due to a tumorous growth in the stomach. During the past two weeks he suffered untold agony and was most of the time un conscious. Mr. Blythe was born at Lincolnshire, England, July 8th 1833, and at the age of eighteen came to America, locating at Buffalo, N. Y. where he remained for a number of years. He then removed to Chicago where he resided four years. At Chicago on Feb 16, 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Williams, who passed away at her home here ten years ago. From Chicago they moved to Adams county, Wis., where they remained until Feb 21,1861, at which time he enlisted in the 8th battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. He served more than four years in the army during those strenuous days of the Civil War, and received his discharge from the service on Aug 10, 1865. In the Civil War he fought in the most important battles such as at Stoney River, Lookout Mountain, Antietum and Chicamouga. At the conclusion of the Civil War he resumed his farming operations in Wisconsin until in March 1882 when he came to North Dakota and located in Herman township, better known as Hamlin. He remained upon the farm there until 1907 when he came to Milnor, which place has been his home ever since. To Mr. And Mrs. Blythe were born five children as follows: Emma York, Fanny Butters, Hannah Thornton, Charles and Sabrina Gorsuch. They also reared and adopted son, Harry Hudson Blythe. Mr. Blythe was a progressive farmer, a public spirited citizen and a man who served his flag and country with honor and patriotism. He was also active in church affairs and served his community in various capacities. His life deeds were noble and his memory will be lasting to those who loved him and knew him. The last sad rites were conducted Wednesday forenoon from the J. E. Thornton home and interment was made in Lakeview cemetery. Several of his comrades, the old and highly respected Boys in Blue, were present at the funeral to pay their last respects to him who had, on the day mentioned answered the last roll call. CARD OF THANKS We wish to take this means to extend our sincere thanks to all who in any way assisted us during the illness, death and burial of our deal departed father, John M. Blythe. We also wish to extend thanks to those who lightened the burden of grief at the funeral by the beautiful singing ---The Children Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 7, 1920 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
BOWSER, VIOLA TRAVER 

Mrs. John Bowser of Forman Dies.

Mrs. John Bowser, age 67, passed away at her home in Forman Friday evening following 
a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were conducted from the Congregational church Monday 
afternoon and burial made in the Forman cemetery. Out of town mourners present at the 
funeral were James Traver and Annie Traver, brother and sister of the deceased, both of 
Frederick, Oklahoma, and Mary Siring Staff, a sister-in-law, of Baker , Mont.

Viola Traver was born in Deer Creek, Minn., in 1871 and at the age of 16 years came with
her parents to Milnor, N. Dak., where she attended school, on May 25th, 1897 she was
united in marriage to John Bowser to which union four children were born, namely: Roy,
Lillie and Frank and a deceased son, Ralph. She has lived continuously in Sargent county 
since coming to the state and for many years has resided in Forman.

Besides her husband and three children she leaves many other relatives and fiends to 
mourn her passing.
Source: Sargent County Teller, March 10, 1938 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk
BRAATEN, EVANGELINE "VANGIE" 

   Evangeline "Vangie" Braaten, 93, Forman and formerly of Havana.
   Died: Wednesday, June 24,1998, at the Sargent Manor Heaithcare Center in 
Forman.
   Burial: Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Havana with Franzen-Price 
Funeral Chapel In Forman 
in charge of arrangements.
   Evangeline Waldowski born June 15, 1905
   Parents: Adam and Susan (Grabowski) Waldowski In St. Ann, Minn.
   Spouse: Ord C. Braaten  married In November 1941.They lived in Chicago
 until moving to Moorhead,  Minn., in 1948. While living in Moorhead, she worked
 at Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company and The Grand in Fargo in the food 
service department. They moved to Havana in the late 1960s. She entered 
the Sargent Manor in May 1987 and had been a resident there since that 
time. He died Aug. 5, 1993.
   She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Forman and the American 
Legion Auxiliary in Havana.
   Survivors: Susan Warzeka of Britton; two grandchildren;and two great-grandchildren.
   Casketbearers will be Dave Warzeka, Eileen Rieger, Paula Cusick, Todd McLaen,
 Don Cusick and Mary Cusick.
- Aberdeen American News, June 26, 1998 (jh)
BREKKE, CHRISTINE Mrs. Christine Brekke, 77, Sargent County pioneer, died Monday night en route to a Fargo hospital after suffering a heart attack while visiting members of her family in the Milnor, ND area. She was born in Kenyon, Minn. On Feb 4, 1867, and came to North Dakota with her parents in 1882. She was married to John Brekke on Jan. 26, 1886, and for 45 years they lived on a farm near Milnor. For the last eight years she has been living with a daughter, Gladys (Mrs. R. I. Sjothun), 513 Ninth Ave. North, Fargo. Mr. Brekke died in 1926. She was member of the Olivet English Lutheran church in Fargo. Besides Mrs. Sjothun, she leaves another daughter, Emma (Mrs. Albert Numedahl, Lisbon, ND, three sons, Arthur Brekke and Iner Brekke of Milnor, and Clarence Brekke of Lisbon, ND and numerous grandchildren. A son, Edward, preceded her in death two months ago. She will be buried in the Concordia cemetery SE of Milnor. She was a member of the Concordia Lutheran church in Milnor before coming to Fargo. The body is at the Merril Moore mortuary and will be taken to Milnor Friday afternoon. Source: The Fargo Forum, Fargo, ND, November 15, 1944. Submitted by:
Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
BREKKE, CURTIS Curtis Brekke Jan. 21, 1926-Aug. 31, 2006 DEVILS LAKE – Curtis E. Brekke, 80, Devils Lake, formerly of Lisbon, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, in Prior Lake, Minn. He was born Jan. 21, 1926, to Clarence and Evalyn Brekke in Fergus Falls, Minn. He served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Boston. He married Geraldine Hughes July 9, 1945, in Quincy, Mass. He was a North Dakota State Representative for many years. Survivors: sons, Curt Jr., Prior Lake, Robert, Littleton, Colo.; daughters, Gail Brekke, Woodbridge, Conn., Pam Brekke, Emerado; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake. Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Source: Minot Daily News, Minot, ND, Sunday, September 3, 2006. Submitted by:
Sue Brekke Benson (May 2010)csk
BREKKE, ELLEN C. Funeral services for Ellen C. Brekke were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Milnor Lutheran Church. Rev. Harold Vold officiated. She died on Sunday evening at Breckenridge, Minn. Paulbearers were: Chris Mathieson, Jerome Brekke, Norman Ordahl, Byron Johnson, Curtis Brekke and Brian Ordahl. Ellen Christine Brekke was born on April 10, 1894, to parents Mr. and Mrs. Christian Mathieson in Hall Township. She grew up and attended school in Hall Township and DeLamere, and the State School of Science at Wahpeton. She had taught school in Kingston and Herman Township and also at Ryder, ND. She was united in marriage to Arthur Brekke on May 6, 1921, at Breckenridge, Minn. They farmed in the DeLamere and Milnor area until 1967 when they retired to Milnor. Mr. Brekke passes away in 1971. She had continued to live there. She is survived by two sons, Gerald, of St. Peter, Minn., Roger, of Milnor; one daughter, Mrs. Grant (Sonja) Gulleson of Rutland; nine grandchildren and eight great grand-children; one sister, Mrs. Anna Taylor of Wahpeton; 12 nephews and nieces. Interment was at Concordia Cemetery. Dahlstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Source: Sargent County Teller June 1986 Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
BREKKE, JEROME
Jerome Brekke Obituary

Milnor, N.D.
Died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at age 77 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Survivors: wife, Julianne Brekke; two daughters, Mechelle Archbold, 
Lisa (Shawn) Hall; two brothers, Dean (Nancy) Brekke, Durwood (Linda) Brekke; 
and two sisters, Clarice Brummund, Yvonne (Homer) Midtlying.
Services: The memorial service will be Thursday at 1 in Milnor Lutheran Church.
(Dahlstrom, Milnor)

Name: Jerome Brekke
Age: 77
Residence: Milnor, ND
Memorial Service -
Date: August 20, 2009
Location: Milnor Lutheran Church, Milnor
Date of Death: August 14, 2009
Birthplace: Britton, SD

Source: unknown
Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (Oct 2012)csk

BREKKE, JOHN ENDRESON
SHUMAN TWP. PIONEER DIES OF HEART FAILURE John Brekke Answers Great Summons on Monday Morning – Funeral Held Wednesday. Monday morning, July 26, marked the end of a long, busy life, when John Brekke, one of the first settlers of Shuman township, breathed his last at a private hospital at Forman, N. Dakota, death being due to heart failure, aggravated by defective teeth. While somewhat failing in health for the past few years, the deceased was first taken seriously ill last April. Medical treatment seemed to be of no avail and his constitution gradually weakened. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the Concordia church and the remains were laid to rest in Concordia cemetery, Rev. A. J. Gravdal spoke the comforting words of the funeral sermon. John Brekke was born in Ridgeway, Iowa, July 18, 1855 (7). In 1881, he first came to Sargent County and the following year he homesteaded in Shuman Township, where he has resided ever since. In 1885 he was married to Miss Christine Bakke of Richland County. To this union six children were born, namely Edward, Arthur, and Mrs. Emma Nummedahl of DeLamere and Clarence, Iner and Gladys, who have been residing with their parents. Besides the wife and children, the deceased is survived by a brother, O.E. Brekke of Minneapolis and two sisters, Mrs. O.P. Vangsness of Chicago, and Mrs. George Markhus of St. Paul. The deceased has been a large landholder of Shuman township and built a beautiful farm home. In later years he and his sons have farmed on a very extensive scale. Due to his extensive land holdings, the deceased suffered great financial setbacks in the deflation of 1919. In spite of reverses, Mr. Brekke maintained a cheerful disposition and was ever a kind father and husband. Thus, our old pioneers pass on. We wonder if t he coming generation has the same grit and fortitude which marked the character of practically all our early settlers. Source: Sargent County Teller July 1926 Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
BROOKS, GILBERT (Feb. 22, 1824 - Nov. 12, 1917)
“Gilbert Brooks, aged 93 years, 8 months and 12 days, died at the hospital in Jamestown, N.D., after a protracted illness from old age and complications. The remains were shipped to Cogswell for interment and services were held from the M.E. church at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in Old Sargent cemetery. Deceased was one of the pioneers of the county and until recently made his home with his son, Andrew Brooks.” Cogswell Enterprise (Nov. 15, 1917)
Submission by
Jan Mongoven (September 2002)csk
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BROOKS, FRANCES ADSIT (Jan 14, 1831 - Sep. 30, 1907)
Mrs. Gilbert Brooks passed quietly away at 11:25 Monday night at her home in Brookland at the age of 76. For two years she has been in poor health and for the past two weeks was confined to her bed. Since taking to her bed she has failed rapidly until the end, when she passed into the arms of her Maker as quietly and peacefully as her life has been beautiful. Mrs. Gilbert was an ideal and motherly woman, loved by all who knew her and rich in acts of kindness and Christian charity. Funeral services were held from the residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. Boselly conducting the services. Interment was made in Sargent cemetery. Frances Amelia Adsit was born in Pottsdam, N.Y., Jan. 14, 1831, and during her childhood moved with her parents to Wisconsin. Oct. 11, 1853, she married Gilbert Brooks, and they lived for a time in Oshkosh, Wis., coming to North Dakota and settling on the farm now owned by Andy Brooks, in 1885. The station Brookland is on this farm and was named after the family. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss. The children are: William, who lives at home; Mrs. John McPhail, of Fargo; A.C. Brooks, Cogswell; S.N. Brooks, Richville, Minn.; Mrs. Mary Stanton, California; Mrs. E.E. Soule, Cogswell; Mrs. D.M. King, Marshall, Minn. Source: Cogswell Enterprise, Oct. 3, 1907 Submission by Jan Mongoven (September 2002)csk
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[BRUNSVOLD], GURI INTLEHOUSE

PIONEER WOMAN IS LAID TO REST TODAY

Mrs. Peter Intlehouse Passed Away Tuesday at Her Home - Cancer Caused Death

   Mrs. Peter Intlehouse answered the Great Summons at her home in this city
on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, after over a year's suffering with cancer. She
was conscious and able to talk with the members of her family up until an hour 
preceding her death.
  Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon from the Lutheran church
at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.J. Gravdal will officiate.
  Guri Brunsvold was born near Beloit, Wis., April 3, 1856, where she resided 
with her parents until she reached the age of sixteen years, when she came west 
to Fillmore county, Minn., where she resided for a time with a sister. Two years
later, on Feb. 26, 1874, she was united in marriage to Peter Intlehouse. They moved
to Wild Rice, N. Dak., in 1880 and the following year settled on what is known as
Silver Prairie, nine miles northeast of McLeod. They came with their family to Milnor
in 1885 and the deceased has resided here ever since, with the exception of two
years in the late eighties spent in Forman and Harlem.
  Four children are left to mourn her passing, as follows: Andrew, Olavis and 
Mrs. Geo. Carlson of Milnor and Emil of Lisbon; also one sister, Mrs. Nels Bakko 
of Walcott, N. Dak. Mr. Intlehouse passed away in the year 1905 a year after their
daughter, Dena at the age of 22 years, had passed away. The two first born in 
the family died in a diptheria epidemic at the age of two and three years.
  Mrs. Intlehouse was a kindly lady, beloved by all who knew her. She was reconciled 
to her fate and the end came as a blessing to relieve her sufferings.

Source: Sargent County Teller, June 1931
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

BRUNSVOLD, OLE

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MANY FROM MILNOR AND VICINITY 

Influenza and Pneumonia Claim Heavy Toll From Old and 
Young During the Past Week. 
 
Mr. Ole Brunsvold passed away at his home west of Milnor 
on Saturday, Nov. 16th, after many days of intense suffering.
 
He was born Dec. 23rd, 1850, in Rock county, Wisconsin, where 
as a young man he started work in a shoe shop at Beloit, Wis., 
and stayed there three years after which he went to Brodhead, Wis. 
and started a shoe shop of his own and conducted that a few years. 
He went from there to Hanover, Wis. where he clerked in a dry goods 
store for a couple of years. In 1878 he was united in marriage to 
Miss, Karine Thoen, of Orfordville, Wis., to which union was born 
one child, the late Albert Brunsvold, who passed away 5 1/2 years ago. 
About three years previous to his marriage he went to Northwood, Iowa 
and found employment to the store of the late W. S. Thompson with whom 
he stayed two years. At the end of that time he took a similar position 
with the firm Peterson, Gullickson & Sime, where he remained one year 
when he entered the employ and became the stand by head salesman for 
E. L. Johnson & Co. Here he remained for fourteen years when he and 
his brother, Arne A. started in business for themselves in October 1891. 
He was the chief of the firm, the pioneer salesman of the city, a tireless 
worker, trusted wherever known. He kept excellent stock of groceries, 
dry goods and general merchandise and enjoyed a trade that was second 
to none in the city of Northwood and a reputation for honesty and square 
dealing that made his name synonymous with absolute reliability. 
During the latter part of his life at Northwood, the condition of his health 
became such that he was compelled to sell out in the summer of 1904. 
On the spring of 1905 he moved with his family to Montpelier, Stutsman county, 
N. Dak., where he had bought some land, and built a new home. Here he rapidly 
regained his health and became robust, strong and sturdy. In the fall of 1909 
he came with his family to Milnor, Sargent county, N. Dak., where he bought 
a farm and built another new residence about 2 1/2 miles west of town and 
remained there the rest of his life. Last June his health commenced to fail 
again and he has been ailing since. The first part of September he commenced 
to get worse and although he was up every day and sat on the sofa every day 
but the last, it became gradually more and more evident that the end was 
nearing. He suffered from brights disease, harding of the arteries, dropsy, 
asthma and other complications. He evidently kept his suffering to himself 
and would not let his dear ones know how much he suffered. But he was reconciled 
to his condition and remained cheerful to the last. Saturday, Nov. 16th, 
at 10:30 a. m., he passed away at the age of 67 years, 10 months, and 23 days. 
Short services were held at the home on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, at 2 p. m., 
after which his remains were sent to Orfordville, Wis., where the regular 
funeral services and interment will take place. Mr. Brunevold was a man 
of sterling worth, closely allied with the interest of the Lutheran church 
and most of his lifetime a member of its official board. He leaves a wife, 
two grandchildren, Pearl and Lillian, three brothers, Knut A. Brunsvold, 
of Northwood , Iowa, Nels A. and Assenus A. Brunsvold of Orfordville, Wis., 
one sister, Mrs. A. Solberg of Blooming Prairie, Minn., and other relatives 
to grieve over his departure. He will be missed form the home, from the community 
in which he lived, and from the church in which he was a faithful worker 
to the last. He was well liked and highly respected by a large circle of friends 
and acquaintances.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 21, 1918.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


BUNDROCK, MRS. EDWARD J.

Mrs. Edw. Bundrock passed away at Kidder, S.Dak.

Friends and relatives were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Edward J. Bundrock 
who died at the family home south of Kidder at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, June 26, 1933.
She had been ailing and sickly for many years and her condition grew more serious 
the last ten days.  The cause of her death was a blood clot on her brain, caused 
by an infected throat.
Caroline Sophia Goltz was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Goltz of Havana, N.D.  
She was born in Richland county, N.D., April 20, 1886 and at the time of her death 
was 47 years, 2 month and 6 days of age.  She grew to young womanhood at Havana, 
where she received her education and lived until her marriage to Edward Bundrock, 
of Kidder, S.D., on December 9, 1913, and has resided at Kidder since that time.
To this union four children were born, two daughters and two sons, Irene, who is 
18 years of age, Merle, 17, Geraldine 12 and Delvin 7, all of whome with her husband 
survive her, and the deepest sympathy of everyone in the community goes 
to the bereaved family and other relatives to whom the death of the wife, mother 
and sister is a heavy blow.
She is also survived by four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Fred Kramer of Havana, 
Mrs. Erie Milton, Federal Dam, Minn, Miss Nettie Goltz, Madison, Wisc., 
Mrs. Wm. Nolan, Rutland, N.D, Leonard Goltz, Kenmare, N.D., Edwin and 
Eugene Goltz of Havana.
Funeral services were conducted from the Evangelical church at Kidder 
by Rev. Ernest E. Wentz at 2 o'clock, Thursday afternoon and the remains 
were laid to rest in the family lot in the Britton cemetery.

Source: Sargent Co. News -  1933
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


BURGESS, ARNOLD H.

Arnold H. (Hamilton) Burgess operated a dairy farm west of Billings from 1942 until 1956, farmed in the Molt 
and Acton areas until 1969, then retired in Billings. His Hobbies included roses, gardening, his dog and helping people.
Mr. Burgess 76, of 416 Mervin St., died Friday afternoon in Deaconess Medical center,
He was a member of Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite bodies and Al Bedoo Shrine temple, born in Fargo, N. D., 
a son of Burt and Janet Burgess, he moved with his mother to Forsyth in 1915 and Billings in 1924. 
On Dec. 13, 1976 he married Marie R (Rose) McConnehey in Cody Wyo.
Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter of 2219 Beloit St,; three stepsons, Terry Steiner of Worden, David Steiner 
of 5726 12 mile Road and Glenn Steiner of Fort Polk, La.; his mother, Mrs. Janet Kopeland of 2115 Central Ave., 
and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Terrace Gardens Chapel with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source: The Billings Gazette, March 1 1986.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2014) csk


CAMMON, BERGETTA

PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY 
The death of Mrs. Bergetta Cammon occurred at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Peter Espeland, south of Milnor, on Wednesday, August 6th. 
The deceased was 88 years of age and had been in failing health 
for some time. She had been confined to her bed since Easter and 
on Wednesday morning she suffered a stroke of apoplexy, breathing 
her last eleven hours later. 
Mrs. Cammon was a pioneer resident of Sargent county, first coming here 
38 years ago. During the past few years, however, she had not kept up 
a home of her own but have lived with her children, six of whom survive her. 
The three sons and three daughters of the deceased are: Frank and Edward Cammon, 
of Minneapolis, Mrs. Marie Boerner, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Elizabeth Espeland 
of Milnor, and Mrs. Winnifred Hurtl and John C. Cammon, of Los Angles, all of whom,
with the exception of the latter two, were here to attend the funeral services, 
Rev. L. Lavik conducted the funeral services Friday afternoon at the Lutheran church
and interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller, August 14, 1919.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


CARLBLOM, ALBERT N.

A.N. CARLBLOM DIES TUESDAY 
IN HOSPITAL

End Comes Peacefully, After Week of Suffering 
– Sargent County Mourns One of First Pioneers

A.N. Carlblom, pioneer resident of Sargent county, died at St. Francis hospital 
in Breckenridge, Minn., shortly after 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, of injuries received 
in the wreck when train No. 111 was blown into the ditch during the tornado on Tuesday 
of last week. The accident occurred about 15 miles east of Breckenridge, and the facts 
concerning the disaster are known to all readers of the Press. Internal injuries were the cause 
of Mr. Carlblom's death. The end came peacefully, and he was conscious almost to the last.

On Monday, it was reported that Mr. Carlblom was recovering nicely and relatives and friends
cherished the hope that very soon he would be sufficiently strong to allow him to return 
to the home circle. Mrs. Carlblom was with him in the hospital, but her injuries were not serious. 
By the great majority, at least, the news of his death came as a terrible shock; but there were a few 
– among them Nils Petterson, Mr. Carlblom's lifelong associate – who surmised that we would 
be obliged to hear the worst, and the news came as a fulfillment of his fears. While at Breckenridge, 
Mr. Petterson had a brief conversation with the nurse, and her answers were no very hopeful.

During Mr. Carlblom's few days in the hospital, scores of farmers and business men in all parts 
of the country awaited a cheering word from his bedside. It is of course to be expected that outside 
of the family ties, his loss will be felt most deeply by those with whom he had been almost daily 
associated since pioneer days. But there were also others who learned to know him. The writer met 
Mr. Carlblom for the first time 13 months ago – and in every minute since, he has asserted his friendship 
on every possible occasion.

His interest in the welfare of his home community, the state and the nation were clearly definable. 
Coming up from the ranks and experiencing the buffets and vicissitudes of the world, he learned the value 
of dollar, and spent judiciously. But when the time came for any worthwhile expenditure of effort or money, 
he would invariably be counted as one who would do his share and more. His honesty and integrity 
could not be questioned, and many are those who have benefited by his judgment. His opinions came 
deliberately, and those who followed his advice seldom “went wrong.” We can pay him no higher tribute 
than to state that he was a simon-pure American, and openly and courageously defended the cause of justice 
and right as he viewed it, regardless of what might be the outcome financially or otherwise. His outspoken 
manner made a few enemies, and we knew him well enough to know that he would not truckle to them for single 
instant to gain their goodwill. The taint of hypocrisy was to him as the touch of a leper. A.N. Carlblom was a man.

He is gone; and with an unfaltering faith let us believe that the portal which he as just passed is but a “suburb 
to the life elysian.”

“He was fought a good fight; he has finished his course; he has kept the Faith.”
---

Albert N. Carlblom was born in Sweden Dec. 17, 1865. The Carlblom family came to the United States when 
Albert, the youngest, was two years of age, settling in Minnesota, where they remained until 1882. In that year 
they arrived in North Dakota, establishing a home near the present townsite of Gwinner. The old Carlblom homestead 
was on section 26, White Stone Hill township. 

Albert acquired his education in the common school of Cokato and in Gustavus Adolphus college, St. Peter, Minn., 
from which he was graduated in the class of 1886. He then turned his attention to the profession of teaching, which he 
followed for four year in Minnesota and North Dakota. Later he engaged in clerking in general stores in Milnor and 
in Lisbon, devoting two years to that work. 

Mr. Carlblom was appointed deputy treasurer of Sargent county and served for one year, after which he received 
the appointment of deputy county auditor, in which capacity he continued for two years. In 1892, he was elected 
county auditor for Sargent county and held that position for a period of six years.

In 1898, he was chosen state auditor, occupying the office for four years. Thus he advanced to high political office, 
in which connection he discharged his duties with marked capacity and fidelity. He continued to fill the position 
of state auditor until 1901, at which time he established a general merchandise store in Gwinner.

In 1904 he joined T.F. Marshall of Oakes, Geo. W. McWilliams of Milwaukee, Wis., and F.W. Vail of Milnor 
in organizing the Gwinner State Bank, of which he was president at the time of his death.

Mr. Carlblom erected the first building in Gwinner – the one which is used at present as a general store.

On the 23rd day of March, 1898, Mr. Carlblom was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Peterson of Cottonwood 
county, Minnesota. Three children were born to them – Vera Lenora, Edna Irena and Albert N., all of whom survive.

Mr. Carlblom was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church in fraternal affairs was a 32nd degree Mason prominent 
in the order. He was a past master of the Blue lodge at Forman and held membership with the Consistory and 
with the Shrine at Fargo.
---
The remains arrived Tuesday evening from Breckenridge and were met at the train by a large delegation 
of Forman and Gwinner Masons. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Swedish Lutheran 
church in Gwinner, Rev. Larson of Oakes officiating. After the funeral services, Masons from different 
lodges will take charge of the remains and interment will be made in the cemetery south of Gwinner. 
Pallbearers from the home to the church will be Nils Petterson, S.E. Lee, A.J. Anderson and Theo. Odegard.

Notes: A.N. Carlblom is the youngest son of my great-great grandpa John G. Carlblom. 
The obit contains some factual errors about ANC's early life, but I typed the obit as it appeared. 
ANC was actually about four when he immigrated from Sweden with his mother in 1869. 
FYI: ANC was returning home by train from attending his daughter's college graduation 
in Minnesota when the train was hit by a tornado. - Keith Olson

Click "Source" below as it is a link to the actual obituary.
Source: Prairie Press, June 17, 1920, Front Page.
Submitted by Keith Olson (Oct 2010) csk


CARLBLOM, MRS. J. F.

DEATH of MRS. J. F. CARLBLOM

Passes Away After an Illness of Eight Weeks With Heart Trouble.
The community was greatly shocked yesterday morning upon learning of the death of Mrs. Carlblom, 
wife of our well-to-do and highly respected citizen, Mr. J. F. Carlblom, which occurred at the farm home 
a few miles north of town Wednesday evening at the age of 49 years. Death was the result of heart trouble 
which had confined her to her bed for the past eight weeks. During that time medical skill could render her 
but little assistance, and she grew weaker and weaker, until finally the death angel came and took the spirit 
from the body to its eternal rest beyond the grave. In her death the community loses a good, kind and 
generous women, the husband and children a loving and devoted wife and mother.
Deceased was married to Mr. Carlblom at Litchfield, Minn. in 1875. In 1881 they moved from Minnesota 
to Ft. Ransom, in Ransom county, where they lived for several months when Mr. Carlblom settled upon his 
present farm, moving the family upon it in the spring of 1882. They have resided continuously upon this farm 
since. Last year, for the first time, death entered their home and claimed their eldest daughter, she being injured 
in a runaway in a most frightful manner, death following a few days.
Five children are left to mourn the departure of their dear mother, beside the father, whose cups of sorrow 
are overflowing. The deepest sympathy of the entire country is felt for them in their hours of bereavement.
Funeral services will be held at the home today (Friday) at 2 o’clock, Rev. Safstrom officiating. 
Gwinner Gazette. Aug 10.

Source: Sargent County Teller, August 16, 1906.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk


CARLBLOM, MISS TECLA AWFUL ACCIDENT Resulting in the Death of Miss Tecla Carlblom of Whitestone Hill. A most distressing accident occurred last Friday, a little north of the county line in Ransom county, Miss Tecla, the eighteen year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Carlblom, living north of Gwinner, being the victim. She was on her way to Lisbon, when the buggy struck an obstruction, throwing her to the ground. Her right foot was caught in the wheel and the leg torn completely off at the knee joint as she was being dragged along. She was helpless on the prairie some time before the accident was discovered. It happened at 3:30 p. m., and a 8 o’clock the limb was amputated a little above the knee at her home by Drs. Patterson, Maercklein and Bradley. She was in a very weak condition from loss of blood previous to medical attendance, and the great shock. At 3:30 Saturday afternoon she passed away. She was a popular young lady, and her tragic death is a shock to her many friends as well as the afflicted family. The funeral took place Tuesday, with services at the home and church, conducted by Rev. Chelgren. Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper May 4, 1905 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

CARLSON, DONALD

BOY FATALLY INJURED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD

Pontiac Car Leaves Highway and Turns Over Twice,
Landing Right Side Up Near Fence

  When on his way from Oakes to attend a homecoming celebration
at Lisbon about noon last Sunday, Arthur B. Carlson's new
Pontiac suddenly left the road and in less time than it takes to tell it
had turned over twice, landing right side up near a fence post.
The accident occurred on state highway No. 9 a short distance
north of where the county road turns off to the east on the Milnor
cut-off. Carlson was driving at a high rate of speed and does not 
know what caused the car to leave the road, unless it was a flat
tire or possibly loose gravel.
  Accompanying Mr. Carlson were his wife and five children and his
father-in-law, Nels B. Dyste of Forman. One boy, Donald, twelve
years old, had his skull fractured and died later in a Fargo hospital
where he was taken in the evening, after being given emergency
treatment at Lisbon.
  All the other occupants of the car were also injured, but none of
them seriously.
  Mr. Carlson was formerly employed in a bank at Cogswell and
is a cousin of Messrs. Henning and Theo. Swanson of Shuman
township. He has a position as district manager for the North
American Creameries, Inc., at Oakes.

Source: Sargent County Teller, July 10, 1930.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


CARNEY, JAMES

Former Cayuga Man Died

James Carney Was Ill But Few Days Before End Came.

James Carney, a mason and plasterer who has been employed the past two years, off 
and on, by A.A. Lighthouse, died very suddenly at the hospital here on Thursday 
morning at 4:30 A.M. The cause of death being heart failure.

The deceased had been ill with typhoid fever since March 23rd, but his condition 
gave no cause for alarm, and he was stopping at the Columbia restaurant where he 
was receiving medical attention. On Wednesday evening it was decided best to remove
him to the hospital, and he was able to walk from his room to the bus and from the
bus to the hospital. But towards morning his heart gave out and death came quickly.

The man is comparatively unknown here and it has been impossible to get in touch 
with his relatives. He has one sister in Chicago, but he did not know her name, 
as she had married. He has two brothers in New York City, but no one here knows 
their addresses. He came to Mitchell, S.D., in 1904 and from there he went to 
Ambrose, S.D., in 1909, coming to Cayuga two years ago. He was about 35 years at 
the time of his death.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; April 11, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

CHESLEY, FRED A.

Fred A. Chesley of Havana Dead
Havana. N.D. ---Fred A. Chesley, 78, farmer near here, 
died Friday evening in an area hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 Monday in Havana Congregational Church, 
Rev. Oland Float officiating.  Burial will be here.
Born at Beardsley, Minn., Mary 19, 1885, Mr. Chesley 
attended NDSU and married Ida Stein at Hankinson, N.D., 
March 20, 1913.  He had farmed here since.  Mrs. Chesley 
died in 1962.
He leaves a son, Frank of Havana; a daughter, Julia 
of Los Angeles; a brother, Jegt of Los Angeles; two sisters, 
Mrs. Eugene (Pearl) Knudsen, Pasadena, Calif, and Mrs. Fred 
(Hazel) Engels, Corona del Mar, Calif.; a granddaughter and 
three great- grandchildren.
Mr. Chesley had served on township and grain elevator boards. 
(Franzen Funeral Home, Britton, S.D.)

Source: unknown paper - 1964
Submitted by: Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

[CHETNEY], MILDRED LITCHFIELD Mother of Two Children Is Victim of Pneumonia -- Was Ill Nine Days Mrs. Claude Litchfield passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chetney of Shuman township. Death was due to pneumonia, the deceased having been ill nine days. Mildred Chetney was born in Milnor on March 18, 1918, and a few years later moved with her parents to their farm south of town. On Feb. 21, 1934, she was united in marriage to Claude Litchfield of Dunbar township, and to this union two children were born, one son, Clyde, age two, and one daughter, Claudia, age one year. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Concordia Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. The deceased is survived by her husband and children, also her parents, five sisters and three brothers. Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 11, 1937. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

CIESYNSKI, MRS. JOHN (THECKLA)

Mrs. J. Ciesynski of Geneseo Dies
Mrs. John (Theckla) Ciesynski, 50, lifetime Geneseo resident, 
died Sunday in a Britton hospital after an illness of several years.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Martin's Catholic Church, 
Rev. Roman E. Ludwig officicating.
Born near Geneseo November 2, 1910, she was married June 8, 1931.
Besides her husband she leaves her mother, Mrs. Rose Sutyla, Geneseo;
a son and three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Theresa) Siemieniewski, Geneseo; 
and Rita, Agnes and John, Jr. at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank Slaby, Moorhead;
and a grandchild.

Source: unknown paper- (note: She died Aug. 20, 1961.)
Submitted by: Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

COLE, NORMAN

OBITUARY OF NORMAN COLE OF COGSWELL.
Norman Cole, formerly Soo agent at Cogswell, died at Forada, Minnesota, 
on Tuesday, January 26, at four p. m., of pneumonia, at the age of forty-eight years.
Mr. Cole was born at Dumfries, Ayer county, Ontario, on December 17,1856, 
and came to North Dakota in 1887, to Cogswell in 1890, and moved with his family 
to Forada last October. He was married to Miss Bell Blythe in 1893.
Mr. Cole has been employed by the Soo railroad ever since this branch 
of the road was build and is widely known in this section of the country. 
He was a member of the Masonic lodge and also of the Modern Woodmen, 
carrying a life insurance policy in the latter of $2,000. As well as 
being agent for the Soo at Forada, he owned a half interest in a hardware 
business.
Bedsides the wife, three children (one daughter and two sons under ten years of age) 
mourn his death.
The funeral services, which were under the management of the Woodmen, were held at 
Cogswell Saturday, January 30, at the M. E. church. The interment was made in Sargent 
cemetery, Rev. J. W. Maclean and Rev. J. A. Lemery conducted the services. Rev. Lemery 
preaching a very appropriate sermon, taking for his text the 35th verse from 
the 8th chapter of Acts: “He preached unto me Jesus.” The floral tribute from 
the Woodmen lodge was exceptionally beautiful and indicative of the high esteem 
in which the departed was held by his brother Woodmen. ---Cogswell Enterprise.

Source: Sargent county Teller February 11, 1904
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2003) csk

COLLEDGE, AMANDA (MONSON)

Former Cranbrook Resident
Mrs. Charles Colledge Dies At Haney, B. C.

Mrs. Amanda Louise Colledge, 3rd Avenue, Hammond, passed away quietly
in Maple Ridge Hospital, Haney, B. C., on Saturday, June 11, after a long illness.
She was 67 years of age.
She was born in North Dakota, and came to Canada and Saskatchewan with her 
husband and small daughter in 1914.
In April, 1922, the family moved to Cranbrook, where they made their home until 
11 years ago, when they moved to the coast. Mrs. Colledge was a long-time 
member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook and will be remembered by 
many.
She is survived by her husband, Charles, four sons, Leslie, of Cranbrook; Lloyd 
of Kimberley; Henry and Carl of Vancouver; two daughters, Ina, (Mrs. Ed Shypitka),
od Cranbrook; Della, (Mrs. Ed Irwin) of Nelson and one brother at Hazlet, Sask.; 
one sister, Mrs. H. A. Kenny of Milnor, N. Dakota, and 14 grandchildren. One son, 
Clyde predeceased her in 1951.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 15th, in the Garden Hill Funeral 
Chapel with Rev. C. S. Scott officiating. Interment was in Maple Ridge cemetery.

Source: Unfortunately, I do not know which British Columbia newspaper her obit 
was published in but I hope to get that figured out soon. Obituary of Amanda Louise 
(Monson) Colledge - died 11 Jun 1960 (info obtained from British Columbia death index 
website, gravestone and family knowledge); Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge was 
the owner of  the Bible where the other obits (A. Samuel MUNSON, Esther RODLUND, 
and Hanna RODLUND) were found, and a daughter of this family. (dm)
Click to view newspaper clipping.
Submitted by Diane McLeod (Sept 2006) csk



COOKSON, MRS. JANE

Mrs. Cookson Passes Away
We regret to announce the sad tidings that Mrs. Jane Cookson died at the home of her son Will, in this village, 
this Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis Wednesday night and never 
regained consciousness. She had been an invalid for about two years, but seemed during the past few weeks 
to be gaining strength, when suddenly she was smitten down. Mrs. Cookson was born and brought up in England, 
but has resided with her husband and children in Sargent county for may years. She was well known and respected 
hotel keeper several years, and a women of sterling worth in every way. When her health failed, and she was 
obliged to give up her active participation in the affairs of life, her many friends wee indeed sorry and always 
hoped that she would recover health. Her son J. E. Cookson, arrived from Eden Valley Minn, yesterday morning. 
Her husband who has been a clerk in the Soldiers’ Home in Minneapolis the past two years, arrived this morning. 
Mrs. Emily Schnack of Dubuque, Iowa has been notified of her mother’s death, and is expected to arrive tomorrow. 
The funeral will be held from the house of Mr. And Mrs. Will Cookson tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. Louis steimke 
has charge of the undertaking arrangements. Rev. T. J. Chappell will preach the funeral sermon.

Source: Forman Independent News newspaper, May 4, 1917.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk


COOPER, AGNES

Agnes Cooper
Agnes M. Cooper, 89 of Fargo, a long-time Brampton, ND, area resident, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 
at Bethany Homes in Fargo. Her funeral was held on Saturday, June 2, at the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton. 
The Reverend Kris Mutzenberger officiated. 
Burial was in the Old Sargent Cemetery of rural Cogswell, ND.
Agnes Marie Cooper was born on September 28, 1917, on the family farm near Brampton to Charles H. 
and Ada A. (Severson) Cooper. As a youngster, she grew up and went to school there. She graduated 
from Brampton High School and later attended a couple of years of college.
Agnes lived on the home farm place at Brampton until the age of 83 when she moved to Bethany Homes 
of Fargo in June of 2001. During her working life, Agnes served as postmaster for many years, first at Brampton 
and later at Havana, ND.
Agnes had been a member of the Brampton Lutheran Church before its dissolution, and was currently a member 
of Trinity Lutheran of Forman. She enjoyed scrabble, crossword puzzles, music, and traveling.
She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Cooper and Faye Cooper, both of Fargo, and a number of nieces, nephews, 
and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wes Cooper, Swede Cooper, Grant Cooper; and 
three sisters, Ada Lorius, Maude Renn, and Inez Sheppard.
Music for the funeral was presented by Doris Olson, pianist, and Terry Price, soloist. Casketbearers were 
her nephews. 

Source: Britton Journal newspaper, (Britton, SD) June 6, 2007.
Submitted by La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (June 2007)csk


COOPER, OSCAR THADDEUS DEATH OF O. T. COOPER Died--At his home in Cayuga, North Dakota, Feb. 27th. 1911, of apoplexy. Oscar Thaddeus Cooper age 66 years, 5 months and 27 days. Mr. Cooper was born in Ceris, New York, Sep. 1st 1844. He was married on March 18th, 1867 to Miss Rose Lampher of Bellrum, Pa. In 1871 he moved to Wisconsin, and in 1883 he moved to Hecla, South Dakota where they lived on a farm until the fall of 1909 when they came to this town. Mr. Cooper leaves a wife and eight children all grown to manhood and womanhood, they are Mrs. J.H. Stabnaw, of Newark, S.D., Mrs. A.C. Streeter of Hecla, S.D., Mrs. J.W. Barton and Mr. C.C. Cooper of Ellendale, N.D. and Mrs. E.J. Ross, Frank, Omar and Gladys Cooper of Cayuga, and a sister Mrs. C.A. Warner of Ceris, New York, and was the grandfather of nineteen children. He was a communicant of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a member of local camp no. 810 M.W.A. of Hecla, S.D. Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church in Cayuga Wednesday, March 1st. At 2 P. M. The address was delivered by Rev. Peters. The services were in charge of the M.W.A. Camp of Hecla, S.D. Many beautiful floral offerings from friends and loved one helped to pay a fitting tribute to a good and loyal citizen and neighbor. Interment took place in the Hillside Cemetery. The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their sorrow. Source: Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; March 2, 1911. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk
COY, R.B.

R.B. Coy, a former employee at the lumber yard at Forman died at his home at Danvers, 
Minnesota, December 15th.

Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


CRAWFORD, Baby

IN MEMORIAM

Sometime in the April-kissed Spring-time the beautiful little flower we welcome, 
as the snowdrop, droops and dies, but its delicate face has inspired us with hope, 
and perfumed our lives with thoughts of purity, It was even so with "our baby" 
the tiny blossom of humanity that came to the home of Mr. And Mrs. T. A. Crawford 
last Friday Morning.

The sunshine of love could not warm him to life nor the affection of parenthood 
beguile him from drooping. His breath went out at birth like exhalation of a 
sweetly fragrant minion of the woodland and in his stead was left only a beautiful 
and holy memory, a memory that will last as long as parental existence.

The small body was laid to rest in our silent city Friday afternoon. May God's purest
angels guard his slumbers.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; March 23, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


CRYAN, Lorne

IN MEMORY OF
Lorne Cryan
BORN
July 23, 1898
Tewaukon Township
Sargent Co; North Dakota
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
September 9, 1986
Wahpeton, North Dakota
MEMORIAL SERVICES
Franzen Funeral Chapel
Forman, North Dakota
September 12, 1986 at 10:00 A.M.
CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
Fr. F.J. Preske
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Our Lady of Rosary Cemetery
Havana, North Dakota

Source: Memorial Card (Click here to view Memorial Card)
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Nov 2006) csk

CRYAN, Lucy

Miss Lucy Cryan of Kingston, died last Saturday. 
She had been sick for some time with consumption. 
The funeral services were held Monday, and 
the remains buried in the Genesoe cemetery.

Note: Lucy was a sister of Joe, Mike, James, 
Thomas, Austin and Ellen Cryan.

Source: Lidgerwood Broad Axe  May 1, 1891
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006)csk 


CRYAN, Mrs. Mary  

Mrs. Mary Cryan, who has resided in Kingston township 
for a number of years, being one of the first settlers in 
that Vicinity died last Monday and was buried Tuesday. 
The funeral services being held at the catholic church 
at Genesco. Rev. Father Zumbusch officiating. She is 
the mother of seven children, all of whom reside in 
that vicinity.

Source: unknown newspaper from July 1901
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006)csk 


CRYAN, Michael

Michael Cryan – Born 1864 – Died 1921

Michael Cryan, a farmer residing in Kingston township, 
southwest of this city and near Lake Tewaukon, 
died on Wednesday evening, August 10 after an … 
of a few hours.

He complained of not feeling well during the day and 
was taking it easy and towards evening complained 
of severe pains in his breast. About 8 o'clock, while 
standing on the floor he fell down and was hurriedly 
carried to a bed and a physician called. Death ended 
the struggle before the physician reached him. 
Heart failure was assigned as the cause of his death.

The deceased was born in Ireland in 1864 and emigrated 
when a young man to Canada, later coming to this county 
and settling on a farm in the vicinity of Lake Tewaukon, 
where he resided for more than 30 years.

The deceased was unmarried and is survived by one sister, 
Mrs. William Devaull of Cayuga and three brothers, 
Austin Cryan of Houston, Texas and Joseph and James Cryan 
of Kingston township.

Austin Cryan, the brother of the deceased, arrived on Sunday 
morning from Houston, Texas, to attend the funeral, but 
on his arrival was suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, 
and was unable to leave his bed to attend the funeral services.

The funeral services were held at the Catholic church at Cayuga 
on Tuesday morning and were attended by a large number of the 
friends of the deceased.

Note: Actually Michael was born in Morrisburg, Canada, as were 
all his brothers and sisters.

Source:unknown newspaper
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006)csk


CRYAN, Sarah (KEATING)

Mrs. Sarah Alice Cryan passed away at her home on July 24th, 
after an allness of several weeks at the age of seventy-five years.

Mrs. Cryan was born in Grant County, Wisconsin. At the age of 16 years 
she moved with her family to Wahpeton by the way of covered wagon.

In 1896 she was united in marriage to James Cryan at Genesoe, 
North Dakota. To this union four children were born: Lorne, Vernon 
and Ida, all of Havana and Lucille of Perham, Minnesota.

She was taken ill for a number of days. Then she recovered and 
was able to sit up every day until July 23rd, when she took a turn 
for the worse and passed away on July 24th at six o'clock, p.m.

Funeral services were held at the St. Mary's church of Havana 
at 10 o'clock on July 27th.

Mrs. Cryan's passing will be deeply mourned by her husband, 
the four children and a host of other relatives and friends.

The home we once enjoyed is sad in memory, for the death 
has left a vacant place the world can never fill.

Card of Thanks

For every expression of sympathy, every kind word, the food, 
the floral gifts and all the kind neighborly acts, during the illness 
and death of our dear wife and mother, we express our sincere thanks.
James Cryan and family.

Source: Sargent County News July 1938
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006)csk


CRYAN, Thomas

THOS. CRYAN DIED SATURDAY

After Long Illness at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Paul, Funeral Friday

The sad news of the death of Thomas Cryan at St. Lukes hospital 
in St. Paul was conveyed to his relatives and friends in this part 
of the county, where for years he has resided, last Saturday. 
The cause of death was stomach trouble, from which he has been 
a sufferer for a number of years.

The deceased was born at Ontario, Canada, in 1860, and 
was 57 years of age at the time of his death. In the early eighties 
when a young man he came to Wahpeton and was engaged 
in business there. Afterwards he was engaged in business at 
Ligerwood and Rutland. Some years ago he moved to Havana 
and engaged in business in that city and has made his home 
there ever since.

Last spring his illness became so serious that he went to 
the hospital at Rochester, Minn., and underwent an operation. 
The operation did not, however, improve his health, and two 
weeks ago he went to the hospital at St. Paul where he passed away.

When word was received here that he was at death's door, 
his brothers Joseph and James Cryan left immediately for 
the bedside, but arrived too late as the angel of death came 
at 12 o'clock at night, while they were on the way.

The body was taken to Geneseo Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held at St. Martin's curch in Geneseo 
at 9 o'clock Friday morning and interment will be made 
in St. Martin's cemetery at Geneseo.

Survivng the deceased are four brothers and one sister: 
Austin Cryan of Houston, Texas Jos. Cryan, Jas. Cryan, 
Michael Cryan, all living in this part of the county, and 
Mrs. Wm. DeVaul of Geneseo.

Austin Cryan has arrived here to attend the funeral, 
being notified by wire.

Thomas Cryan was very well known all through the southern part 
of the county and was well liked and respected, and his friends 
were shocked to hear of hia death.

*A number of Havana people attended the funeral today.

Source: unknown newspaper from August 4, 1917
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006)csk

CUSICK, RUTH J. 

  The funeral for Ruth J. Cusick, 93, a long-time Cogswell resident, will be at 2 p.m.	
Saturday in the Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel in Britton. The Rev. Larry Wegener
 will officiate.
   Burial: (Old) Sargent Cemetery near Cogswell.
   Died: Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton.
   Ruth Julia Cusick was horn Nov. 22, 1904 in Harlem, N.D.
   Parents: Thomas and Julia (Larson) Cusick  
   Survivors: sister, Eleanor Benrud of Grants Pass, Ore.
   Casketbearers: Tom Cusick, Don Cusick, Rodney Mathias, Ed Leuthner, Pat Johnson
 and George Klinkhammer.
- Aberdeen American News, June 12, 1998 (jh)

DADA, MILLARD A.

Funeral Services held for M.A. Dada Friday, June 1

Funeral services were held at Forman on June 1, 1956 for Millard A. Dada, 
a life-long resdient of Sargent County, who died at Milbank, S. Dak., on May 30.  
Mr. Gilbert Reece was the speaker at the services and pallbearers were 
Allen Saunders, Frank Mahrer, John Millerhagen, J.W. Carlen, Stanley Green 
and Glen Seavert.  Pianist was Mrs. Carl Meinhart and Richard Peterson sang 
a solo.  Robert Safstrom, Wm. Carlen, Walter King, Leo Brooks, Sigurd Anderson, 
F. G. Hubbard, M.D., P.A. West, W. P. Smith and Harold Dyste were honorary pallbearers.
Millard A Dada was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dada at Cayuga, N.Dak., on May 9 , 1891.  
He attended school and grew to manhood in that community.  In 1911 he moved 
to Forman, where he was employed as Deputy Register of Deeds.  Later he started 
farming and operated farms in Dunbar and Forman Townships for many years.  
In 1950 he was elected as Sargent County Treasurer, a position he held for 
two terms, resigning in 1955.  He moved to Milbank in December of 1955.
Dada was married to Ruth Carlson of Cayuga on September 3, 1913.  
They had one child, a daughter (Jean) Mrs. Howard Saurey, of Milbank.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two sisters.  
He leaves his wife and daughter, one brother, Arch, of Richmond, Calif.; 
and one sister, Mrs. C.R. (Nina) Argersinger, of Forman; also four grandchildren 
and numberous nieces and nephews; also a host of freinds.
He was laid to rest in the Forman Cemetery with the Franzen Funeral home 
in charge of arrangements.

Source: (unknown paper- 1956)
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


DEWEY, ARTHUR O.

Arthur O. DEWEY Dies at Minneapolis Hospital 

The news of the death of Arthur O. Dewey came as a shock to the people of Forman and community last Monday. 
As stated in the News last week Mr. Dewey was operated upon for gallstones. Dr. Laurent performing the operation 
at Mt. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis. The patient rallied from the effects of this and was apparently on a fair way 
to recovery although some symptoms were less encouraging.  He died nine days after the operation was performed. 
Mrs. Dewey was with him during his last illness.  Mr. Dewey had been a sufferer from this ailment for a number 
of years and at times had severe attacks but had been successfully treated without surgery.  In the latter part 
of the past summer he consulted twin city doctors and it was decided that he should return later for the operation.  
Mr. Dewey attended to his farming interests in this vicinity this autumn and when the work was completed went to 
submit to the operation which, however, resulted in his death.
The remains arrived in Forman, Tuesday morning and the funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon with short services at the home at 1:30 and at the Congregational Church at 2:00. Rev. Evers conducted the services in the church and the ceremonies were in charge of local Masonic order of which the deceased was a member and interment was made in the Forman Cemetery southwest of town. An exceptionally large number of mourners were in attendance. The Church was filled and a great number remained outside. The song service was rendered by the Masonic and Eastern Star quartette of Havana. The casket was covered with a profusion of flowers, offerings from individuals and organizations. Beautiful floral tributes were offered by the Masonic Order, Modern Woodmen of America, Farmer's Elevator Co., Farmer's State Bank and others, also a fine floral tribute from the Benson Quinn Co. of Minneapolis. The pallbearers were E. N. Rice, R. E. Hurly, W. E. Dada, R. ? Himebaugh, ? ? Hohaus and F. Argersinger.
Arthur O. Dewey was born in Minneapolis January 5, 1870. The family moved to Granite Falls when he was a little child. Married Miss Pruda Van Ornum, November 2nd 1900 and moved to this state and county the following year and settled on a farm in the vicinity of Forman. The widow and four children reside in Forman. The children are Edna, Charles, Lewis and Madge. He is also survived by two brothers, William of Colfax, Wash., and Eugene of Greenacres, Wash. and seven sisters: Mrs. Nellie McHenry of Olympia, Wash., Mrs. Mary Laidlaw of Ladysmith, Wis., Mrs. Maud McDonald of Eveleth, Minn., Mrs. Frank Zell of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Hattie Groover of Maynard, Minn., Mrs. Frank Morrow of Beardsley, Minn. The deceased was a distant relative of the renowned Admiral Dewey of Spanish War Fame. In the passing of Arthur O. Dewey the town of Forman the community as well as the county state and even wider circles lose a prominent personality and an ideal character. He was progressive in temperment and wanted to see things move, but always on the conservative plan. He was the owner of a section of farmland in this vicinity and possessed an interest in another half section and at the organization of the Farmer's Elevator Co., here some years ago was elected president which position he held when summoned by death. He was vice president of the Farmer's State Bank here and a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge of Forman and belonged to the local M.W.A. He resided on one of his farms in this neighborhood until a few years back when he purchased a valuable town property and moved to town but maintained his farming occupation. With all his enterprises and business interests, Arthur O. Dewey maintained a quiet and unassuming manner, and delighted to be of service rather than commanding. Those who had the good fortune to gain his acquaintence are unanimous in declaring their praise for his true and faithful character as a friend, a neighbor, business associate and as a model man. May his rest be as pleasant as his life's influence. Source: unknown newspaper, 1923 Submitted by
Linda Cooksey (Jun 2004) csk Note from Linda - Kindly furnished to me by Helen Kelley and published with her permission.
DEWEY, MRS. P.

Mrs. P. Dewey Rites in Forman
The funeral for Mrs. Arthur (Pruda) Dewey of Forman were held in the Sargent County Auditorium Tuesday 
with Walter Jardine officiating. Music was furnished by Richard Peterson as soloist, accompanied by 
Mrs. Richard Peterson.  Pallbearers were: Roy Isakson, Niels Casperson, Art Anderson, Emil Evenson, 
L. F. Ellsworth and Howard Cady.  Final resting place was the Forman Cemetery. She died Saturday 
in an area hospital. She was born Feb 14, 1876 at Battle Creek, MI and married Nov 3, 1900 at Willmar, Minn. 
She came to Sargent county area with her parents in 1883.  She and her husband farmed in this area 
for many years. She leaves a son, Charles, of Forman; two daughters, Mrs. Oliver Taylor, Forman and 
Mrs. William Matl, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Shaw, Minneapolis; and Mrs. Carl Peterson, Oklee, Minn. 
and a brother Harry Van Ornum of Minneapolis. Her husband died in 1923 and a son, three brothers and 
one sister have preceded her in death.

Source: Sargent County News, Jan 28, 1965
Submitted by Linda Cooksey (Jun 2004) csk
Note from Linda - Kindly furnished to me by Helen Kelley and published with her permission.


DIETZLER, PHILLIP

DIETZLER FUNERAL HELD MONDAY
The last sad rites over the remains of Phillip Dietzler, aged and highly 
respected Milnor pioneer, who passed away on Christmas Day were 
held Monday, from the home at one o’clock and from the Lutheran 
church at two o’clock. Rev’s. A.N. Eggan and R. Lavik officiating and 
internment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The funeral was very 
largely attended by friends and relatives of the departed from near and far.
Had he lived until April 13th next, Mr. Dietzler would have been 74 years old. 
He was born on that date in the year 1846, in Nunsterneafeld, Germany. 
He served his country during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 until receiving 
a severe head wound. In 1872 he came to this country and located at LaCrosse, Wis., 
for a short time and then moved to Lansing Iowa. In 1875 he was united 
in marriage to Miss Eliza Peterson. After residing at Lansing about two years 
they moved to Postville, Iowa, where they remained until 1885 when they 
came to Milnor.
In the early days Mr. Dietzler was an influential character in Sargent County politics, 
being aligned with the democratic party. For a number of years he served as a county 
commissioner. There were no autos in those days, in fact a good horse and buggy ere 
scare article and so Mr. Dietzler quite often walked from Milnor to Forman to be present 
at the commissioner meetings. By trade Mr. Dietzler was a tailor, and up to the time 
of his death he maintained and operated a small tailor establishment in Milnor. Of late years 
his health failed rapidly and the day previous to the paralytic stroke which caused his death 
on Christmas morning, he remarked to an old time friend of his that he did not think he would 
live to see another Christmas. He leaves to mourn his loss the widow and five children, as 
follows: Mrs. John Bengston, Mrs. Hans Johnson, Mrs. Logan Duval and Edwin, all of Milnor, 
and Henry, now residing at Fresno, Calif.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, January 1, 1920
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


DUESBABEK, MARIE

OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Marie Duesbabek Died at Jamestown
Died July 3rd 1909, Mrs Marie Duesbabek, aged 66 years 5 months and 24 days.

Mr. and Mrs Frank Duesbabek came to Kingston township, Sargent County North Dakota, 
in 1881, from Wilson, Elsworth County Kansas.
Mr. Duesbabek died, Jan, 16th 1907, leaving his wife and eleven children to mourn for him.
Mrs. Duesbabek never fully recovered from the shock of loosing her husband, and Feb. 6th, 1908 
was stricken with paralysis, which affected her mind and it was thot best to take her 
to Jamestown hospital for the insane for treatment, which was done August 18th, 1908. 
Her mental condition remained about the same, but she had three subsequent strokes 
of paralysis, the last of which came June 29th, 1909, she lay in an unconscious condition 
until death relieved her July 3rd. The body was brot to Rutland for burial July 5th, 
accompanied by a daughter of the deceased, Mrs. W. A. Blyth. 
W. A. Duesbabek of Hankinson, Louis Duesbabek of Rutland, Mrs. Fannie Susmilch of 
near Rutland and Miss Josephine Duesbabek, of Milnor were the only children who 
were permitted to attend the funeral; owing to the fact that they are scattered somewhat.
Catholic services were held at Jamestown. Mrs. Duesbabek aged mother survives her 
at the age of 93 years, also one sister, both of which reside in Kansas.
Source: The Rutland Leader, Jul 8, 1909. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk
DURGIN, SOLOMON SALES

Solomon Sales Durgin
 
Another of Ransom county's pioneers was called to his final rest when Solomon Sales Durgin 
passed away at 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning, March 2, 1926, at his home in Rosemead township. 

Mr. Durgin was born July 3, 1853, in Clinton county, N. Y. His father was Ebenezer Mills Durgin 
and his mother's name was Juliet Sales, the later dying when the boy was four years old. 
He came to Winona, Minn., with his grandmother at the age of eleven years and was married 
at Lime Ridge, Sauk county, Wis., May 21, 1880. to Miss Selema Jardot. Their wedding trip 
was a three weeks' drive with covered wagon to Mapleton, N. Dak., where they stayed during 
the summer and in the fall drove on to Lisbon. Here Mr. Durgin built the third house on the site 
where Lisbon now stands and later moved to a homestead six miles north on Tower City road. 
Five years later they lost everything by hail and spent two more years in Lisbon before moving 
to Alicaton township, where they resided for about ten years, moving from there to the present 
home in Rosemead township. 

Mr. Durgin's death came very suddenly, his illness only dating back six days before the final call. 
He had always been in good health and looked unusually young and robust for a man of his age. 
He is survived by his life's companion and nine children, as follows: Eben Durgin of Elliott, N. Dak., 
Mrs. Jane Larson of Belt, Mont.; Mrs. May Blouin and Mrs. Florence Johnson of Dutton, Mont.; 
Mrs. Rosalia Johnson of Harlowton, Mont.; Mrs. Maggie Nelson of Lavina, Mont,; Mrs. Olive 
Olson of DeLamere, N. Dak.; Mrs. Marion Johnson of Milnor, and Vivian at home. Two sisters, 
Mrs. Hattie Norris of Ithaca, N. Y., and Minnie Moffette of Reedsburg, Wis., also survive. 

The funeral was held at the home at 11 o'clock a. m., on Saturday, March 6, Elder Sargent of 
Wyndmere of the International Bible Students association conducting the services, ahd the remains 
were laid at rest in the cemetery at Lisbon. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, March 18, 1926. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


DYBDAHL, OLOF

McLEOD WAR HERO BUIRED SUNDAY

Remains of Olof Dybdahl Who Lost Life in the Argonne Woods 
Laid at Rest With Military Honors.

McLeod was the scene of a solemn event Sunday when the body 
of Olof Dybdahl, World war veteran, who died in France, Oct 6, 1918 
from a wound received in action in the Argonne Sept. 28, 1918, 
was buried with military honors. The American Legion post of Lisbon 
had charge of the military portion of the funeral services. The pallbearers 
were H.V. Larson, P. Thompson, C. Mattson, O. Erickson, W. H. Dickson, 
and Edwin Ankerfelt. Rev. H.N. Poston delivered a sermon in the English 
language, and Rev. Engerholm spoke the Norwegian language.
The dead soldier was born on a farm in Sargent county, later moving 
with his parents to McLeod, where he lived until he entered the military 
services April 2, 1918. He was a member of CO. K 139th infantry.
His parents, a brother, Carl and a sister, Mrs. Fred Shelley, of McLeod survive.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper August 4, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


DYSTE, MRS. E. H.

Mrs. E. H. Dyste died at her home in Rutland township, Tuesday evening at 8:30 p. m. 
after a brief illness with typhoid fever. Mrs. Dyste had been nursing her twelve year old 
daughter with untiring effort until a week ago Thursday, when she was taken down 
with the dreaded disease to which she succumbed.
Mrs. Dyste was born in Toten, Norway Oct. 13, 1854, and was wedded to her present husband in 1881.
They came to this country April of the same year, and took up their residence in 
Minneapolis where they remained for five years. They were blessed with six children, 
three sons and three daughters. They arrived here in 1886 to make their permanent home 
and have led a prosperous and happy life ever since.
Mrs. Dyste leaves three brothers and one sister, a husband, and seven children to mourn 
her sudden demise. The death was a particularly sad one owning to her devotion 
to her daughter, Clara, who has been dangerously ill with the same disease.
Funeral services were held at the new Lutheran church in Rutland township, Thursday. 
The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the kind neighbors and friends who 
assisted us in the recent bereavement of a loving wife and mother.
E. H. Dyste and family.

Source: The Rutland Leader, September 16, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk


EDD, KRISTINE

Kristine Edd 

HAS GONE TO REST 

Mrs. Gust Edd of Dunbar Township Passed Away Tuesday--Funeral Friday Afternoon
 
Mrs. Gust Edd, pioneer resident of Dunbar township, passed away at her farm home 
Tuesday evening at 11:45 o'clock, after a lingering illness. About a year ago she suffered 
a broken limb and from that date her health gradually failed, a complication of diseases 
causing her death 

Kristine Nelson was born in Skone, Sweden, April 12, 1864, where she grew to womanhood. 
In 1890 she came to the United States and first settled at Lisbon, N. Dak., and a short time later 
came to Milnor. In 1891 she was united in marriage to Gust Edd, a young farmer of Dunbar township, 
and the couple has made their home there ever since and ten children have been born to this union, 
seven of whom are living. two died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Eba Hagedorn, passed away 
about a year ago. The surviving children are Annie, John, Mabel and Albert of Milnor; Mrs. Syvert Week 
and Mrs. Geo. Ehrie, both of Iron Mountain, Mich., and Mrs. Leo Anderson of Cogswell, N. Dak. 
Besides her husband and children, she is survived by three brothers, Andrew Nelson of Milnor, Pete Nelson 
of Geneva, Ill. and Lars Nelson of Sweden. 

Funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Gravdal 
will officiate. The remains will be laid to rest in the Dunbar cemetery. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 18, 1929. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


EDMAN, GUST

Gust Edman Dies at Age of 93

Oldest Pioneer of Sargent County--Lost All his Stock in Blizzard of 1888

Gust Edman, father of Mrs. Oscar C. Melroe of 906 West Cavour, died at nine o’clock this, 
Wednesday, morning at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 1 day.

He broke his hip about seven years ago, but recovered from the injury and was able to be about 
and enjoy life until the first of November when he began to decline, death being due to pernicious
anemia.

Mr. Edman was born July 9, 1851, in Vermland, Sweden, and came to the United States in 
1882, first settling in Duluth, and later moving to the vicinity of Gwinner in Sargent county, N. D.,
where he homesteaded a farm which he still owns.

He was married to Stina Sunquist in Vermland, April 5, 1874, and his wife came to the United 
States in 1885. He never had any brothers or sisters. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Edman, two of whom died in infancy, and one son, Oscar, in 1931.

Left to mourn his death are the following children. Hjalmer of Santa Monica, Calif.; John of 
Drake, N. D., Harry in California, Carl of Cordova, Alaska, William of Santa Monica, Calif., 
Mrs. C. Bishop (Hazel) of Los Angeles; and Mrs. O. C. Melroe (Esther) of this city. Eight 
grandchildren and six great grandchildren also mourn his death. His wife preceded him in 
death on August 8, 1925, and he has made his home with the Melroe family since 1928, first 
at Milnor, N. D., and for the past six and a half years in this city.

Mr. Edman suffered all the hardships of the pioneers in establishing his home including the loss 
of all his cattle in the severe blizzard of 1888. He was the oldest living pioneer in Sargent county. 
He was a devoted father and a kind neighbor, and his disposition was a source of cheer to all who
were fortunate in making his acquaintance. His willingness to help those in need made him a friend 
of everyone.

The funeral service for Gust Edman were held at the Barnard Mortuary Saturday afternoon at two 
o’clock, Rev. Wm. Van Dyken officiating. Mrs. Arvid Swedberg sang “The Lords Prayer” and 
“Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” with Don Olson playing accompaniment. There were many beautiful 
floral tributes.

Source: Sargent County Teller, February 1, 1945
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


EEN, ANDREW

ANDREW EEN DIES FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

  Andrew Een was born at Voss, Norway, October 9, 1885, and at
the time of his death on Monday, at 12:30 p. m., June 24, was 43
years, 8 months and 15 days old.
  He left Norway on his seventeenth birthday and came to
Wisconsin, where he lived for two years.
  In 1906 he was married to Miss Synneva Roe and they settled on
a farm near Athol, S. Dak.
  Three children were born to this union: Sadie, Belle and Selma.
  In the fall of 1911 Mrs. Een passed away after an illness lasting
six weeks.
  In 1915 Mr. Een was married to Miss Thora Berg. To this 
union two children were born: Anan and Oscar. At this time
Mr. Een and his family lived near Windsor, N. Dak. In the
spring of 1920 the family moved to Ransom county, where they
lived on a farm north of Milnor. In the fall of 1925 they settled
on a farm in Aliceton township.
  Mr. Een became suddenly ill on Saturday morning, June 22,
and lay unconscious from Sunday noon to the time of his death on
Monday noon. Physicians were summoned, but all in vain.
  Many people came to pay their last respects to the man who was
so suddenly called to the Great Beyond.
  Funeral services were held at the house at 1 o'clock and at the
Zion Norwegian Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. O.L. Jensen 
officiating.
  Relatives who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs.
John Een and family of Pingree, N. Dak.; Arthur Roe of Chelsea,
S. Dak.; Nels Nesthus and daughter Carrie, of Chespard, S. Dak.;
O.H. Berg of Evansville, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roe of
Buchanan, N. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Jarden and family of Evansville,
Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Oiseth of White Rock, S. Dak.
  Besides his wife and children, Andrew Een is survived and
mourned by his parents, Johannes and Synneva Een and four sisters
in Norway, and two brothers -- one living at Pingree, N. Dak.
and one in Canada. Two brothers preceded him to the grave.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, July 1929.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

EIKAMP, MARIE PAULINE E. (BERGER) 

Funeral for Marie Eikamp, 86, Forman, formerly of Havana and Britton (SD), 2 p.m. at 
First Presbyterian Church in Britton. Rev. Aaron Hyde officated.
   Burial: Birtton Cemetery, Franzen Funeral Chapel, Britton.
   Died: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1995, Sargent Manor healthcare Center, Forman
   Born: Marie Pualine Elizabeth Berger, 3 Feb 1910, Boyden, Iowa
   Parents: John and Katherine (Schuett) Berger
   Spouse: Ollie Eikamp, married 16 May 1929, Birtton. Farmed in Lake City (SD), 
Havana (ND). He died in 1972.
   Survivors: daughter: Lois (Urban) Hoistad, Forman
   Honorary casketbearers: Debra Hoistad, Teresa Hoistad, Michele Hoistad, 
Becky Hoistad, Mandy Hoistad.
   Casketbearers: Rick Hoistad, Keith Hoistad, Darren Hoistad, Brad Hoistad, 
Tyhler Hoistad, Delmar Roehr.
Aberdeen American News, Nov. 8, 1996 (jh)

ELLINGSON, EDWARD

Sargent County News, September 29th, 1949

   Edward Ellingson, of 106 W. Cedar, Fergus Falls,
Minn., died Friday a.m. Sept. 23, 1949 at Wright's
Memorial Hospital.
  Born in Norway, October 8, 1876, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ellef Ellingson.  He came to this country with
his parents at the age of five years and settled in
Fergus Falls.
   Mr. Ellingson moved to Havana, N. Dak., at the age
of twenty and for the past fifty-three years has been
engaged in the Hardware business there until July 1st
of this year.  He recently purchased a home at Fergus
Falls and moved there three weeks ago to make a
permanent home.
   Mr. Ellingson was united in marriage at Britton,
S.D., in 1906 to Estella Rasmussen of Campbell, Minn.
and to this union were born the following children,
all of whom with their mother survive; E. Vernon
Ellingson of Cambridge, Minn.; C. Lester Ellingson of
Denver, Colo; and Ione Estelle Krieger of Peoria, Ill.
   There are three brothers, Roy and Charlie of Fergus
Falls, and Steve of California.  Two sisters, Marne
Ellingson and Mrs. Amanda Luhrs, both of Fergus Falls.
 There are four grandchildren.
   Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock in the
Federated Church in Fergus Falls, with the Rev. Van
Dyken officiating.  Burial was made at Oak Grove
Cemetery.
   Mr. Ellingson for many years was an active member
of the Congregational chuch of Havana and an ardent
supporter of all the benevolent movements of the town.
  He was a member of the Golden Fleece Lodge of
Forman, N.Dak., the Scottish Rite of Fargo and El
Zagel Temple of the later city.
  Mr. Ellingson was a loving husband and father and
will be missed by his relatives and many friends.

Submitted by La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (June 2003)

ENGE, E. C.

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MANY FROM MILNOR AND VICINITY 

Influenza and Pneumonia Claim Heavy Toll From Old and 
Young During the Past Week. 

The angel of death has visited the E. C. Enge home the second time 
in a comparatively short time. On Wednesday morning Elmer Gustav Enge 
died at a Fargo hospital of influenza and pneumonia at the age of 24 years. 

Elmer Gustave Enge was born on a farm south of Milnor on May 3, 1894, 
and grew to manhood in this vicinity. He was at the time of his death 
aged 24 years, 6 months and 17 days. 

He enlisted in the Mechanical Division, U. S. Army, Fargo, N. D., and 
left about two weeks ago to enter upon his course at the A. C. Monday, 
Nov. 11th, he came down with influenza and shortly afterward with pneumonia. 
His temperature was low until Saturday night when the crises came. His parents 
were informed about his condition on Sunday. They left for Fargo Monday morning, 
Mrs. Geo. Flamer accompanying them. He was resting easy and there was hope for 
his recovery although a hemorrhage had set in. His father Mr. E. C. Enge stayed 
with him all the time and a special nurse was called. The best care was given him, 
but Tuesday night he grew worse and after 2 o'clock in the morning Mr. Enge saw 
that his son was nearing death, and he asked him if he was ready to go and he nodded 
his head, as speech had left him. He died peacefully at 3 o'clock. Thus Mr. and 
Mrs. Enge have given two of their sons to their country. Their son George died 
only six weeks ago at Fort Grant, Ill. The funeral will be held either Friday or 
Saturday afternoon. May God comfort the stricken parents, brother and two sisters 
in the loss of a good son and brother. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 21, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

ENNENGA, Infant

The infant of Mr. And Mrs. F. Ennenga, of Crete, died, last Tuesday; interment was made 
in Lennox, South Dakota.

Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

ERICKSON, ABLE

DIES SUDDENLY

Able Erickson, aged 18 years, died suddenly while visiting relatives with his mother 
at Willmar, Minn., early Sunday morning.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Erickson. He contracted the disease which 
caused his untimely death while braking on the Erickson farm near Sandune a few weeks ago, 
and went to Minnesota with the hope of bettering his condition.
Physicians there gave him no hope and warned him that it was only a matter of days 
before his heart would be effected. He was able to be about until death overtook him, 
as stated above. The remains were shipped here Tuesday for interment, and the funeral 
occurred form the residence, Wednesday, Rev. Wood of Milnor, preaching the funeral sermon. 
Those from Willmar who attended the funeral were Mrs. C. W. Olson, Etta Odeal, 
L. A. Erickson, A. Erickson and Mrs. O. Erickson.
The bereaved family has the sympathy of all.

Source: The Rutland Leader, June 16, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

ERICKSON, HANS O.

HANS O. ERICKSON DIES AFTER FALL IN STAIRWAY

Aged Resident of Hall Township Joins Great Majority -- Came to North Dakota in 1900

  Hans O. Erickson was born in Norway, September 21, 1832?, and
came to America with his parents in 1839, the family settling in 
Nicolett county, Minn. Here he grew to manhood and in 18?0 was
married to Miss Sissel Hermanson, who with his children survives him.
  Mr. Erickson came with his family to North Dakota in 1900 and
resided for a time on a farm near Wyndmere, later removing 
to another farm southeast of DeLamere. Of late years Mr. and 
Mrs. Erickson have made their home with their children, largely
on account of Mrs. Erickson's invalided condition, and for some
time past they had been living at the John Kjos home, Mrs. Kjos 
being their daughter.
  On the night of August 31 Mr. Erickson started for his room on
the second floor of the home at his usual bedtime hour and upon
reaching the top of the stairs he either became confused or
weakened and instead of making the turn to his room he continued
on ahead and fell headlong down the stairs leading to another part 
of the house.
  He was cared for by a physician, but did not regain consciousness
and passed away two days later on Sept. 2 about noon. It
is thought that he might have suffered a stroke of some sort, for 
before starting for his room he did not remove his shoes as had
been his custom, and possibly he felt the weakness coming on and
hoped to get to his bed before it was too late.
  The surviving children consist of four boys and two girls as
follows: Mrs. John Kjos of near DeLamere; Mary of Kansas City, 
Kan.; Alfred, Alvin, Henry and Edward, all living near DeLamere.
Deceased is also survived by a sister and three brothers, all
of whom live in the eastern states.
  The funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m. on Saturday of last
week, Sept 4, at the Immanuel church. Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating,
and the burial was in the Immanuel cemetery.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, Sept. 9, 1926.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

ESPELAND, ELMER O.

Elmer O. Espeland was born at Northfield, Minn., January 12, 1878, and was the eldest 
son of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Espeland.

He was married to Miss Clarneda Julia Johnson, daughter of J. B. Johnson of DeLamere, 
March 16, 1904. Mrs. Espeland passed away at Milnor on February 14, 1923. Elmer
passed away at Duluth, Minn., January 15, 1933, following a brief illness of pneumonia, 
which developed from an attack of the flu.

Funeral services were held at Duluth on Tuesday, January 17. Conducted by Rev. Shefland 
of the Lutheran church. Burial services were held Thursday, January 19, at the Stockstad
funeral parlors in Milnor, with interment in the old Immanuel cemetery south of DeLamere, 
beside the remains of his wife, Rev. Gravdal officiating.

The deceased is survived by three daughters and one son. They are Adelaide of St. Paul; Mrs. 
Francis Wirth (Maxine) of Prairie Farm, Wis., Evelyn and Claude, who reside with their grandmother 
at Duluth. Two daughters passed away in infancy. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. P. O. 
Espeland and one brother, Lloyd of Duluth, and the following sisters: Mrs. Roy Ebert, Minnie Espeland, 
Mrs. A. J. Lewis, all of Duluth; Mrs. Ben Ashmore of Ellendale, N. Dak., Mrs. Geo. Lenaberg of 
Gwinner, N. Dak. Two brothers, George and Frank, the former once state’s attorney of Sargent 
county and the latter a businessman in Oakes, have passed away in recent years. His father Peter 
O. Espeland, a well known pioneer farmer of Herman township, died about three years ago.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 26, 1933
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

FADNESS, MRS. ANDREW

MRS. ANDREW FADNESS TUBERCULAR VICTIM. 

After a lingering illness of many years, Mrs. Andrew Fadness passed away 
at the Battle Lake Sanitarium on Tuesday morning, Oct. 1. Her change for 
the worse was unexpected as she seemed very much improved in health until 
Monday afternoon when she had what the doctor termed an eruption of the lungs. 

About five years ago she was found to be tubercular but after a short treatment 
seemed to be as well as ever until last winter when she contracted a severe cold 
while on a trip to Iowa. She was sent to the sanitarium at Battle Lake in April 
where she gradually improved in health. The past six weeks she has been able 
to be up and around and until Monday afternoon was thought to be out of all danger. 
Her husband was notified Monday night to come at once and left on the morning train. 
As he stepped on the train he received a message stating that she breathed her last at 5 o'clock. 

The remains arrived on this evening's passenger and were taken to the home of K. Fadness 
in the city. Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Lutheran church. 

The deceased was born in Iowa in the year 1884 and was married to Andrew Fadness 
in the year 1910. Three children have been born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. 
She leaves to cherish her memory besides her husband and little son, a mother, two brothers and sister. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 3, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

FANGSRUD, RUDOLPH

Services Held here for Rudolph Fangsrud

Funeral services for Rudolph Fangsrud, age 54, was held Tuesday, 
October 26th, at the Milnor Lutheran Church with Pastor E. O. Urness 
in charge and Carlen Funeral Home making the arrangements.  
Interment was in the Milnor Lutheran Cemetery.  Miss Betty Moxness 
served as organist for a hymn sung by the audience and accompanied 
Mrs. Ruby Hokana who sang two songs during the service.
Pallbearers were: Roger Povliski, Mike Gomarka, Theodore Brickzin, 
Ross Webb, all of Cayuga and Axel Peterson and John Hopkins of Milnor.
Mr. Fangsrud died from a throat infection at the hospital in Hankinson, N.Dak.
at 3 o'clock Friday morning, October 22nd.  He was taken to the hospital 
the day before his death.
Rudolph Fangsrud was born at Milnor on July 3, 1900 to Reinhold and Anna
Fangsrud and baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church.  He attended 
public school in Milnor and in October 1924 was united in marriage to Louise
Austad, of Milnor.  To this union seven children were born, one dying in infancy.  
They are as follows: James, of Cayuga, N.D.; Beatrice (Mrs. Peter 
Weber), Danvers, Minnesota; Jewel (Mrs. Jerome Weber) of Cayuga, N.D.; 
Armand, Roger and Marve, of Cayuga.  There are also two sisters and 
one brother living namely:  Julius of Portland, Oregon; Sophie (Mrs. Harry Morris) 
of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Ragna Long, of Chippewa Falls, Wisc.

Source: unknown paper - 1954
Submitted by: Submitted by: Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

FIR, SOREN HALVORSON

Soren Halvorson Fir 

S. H. FIR DIES WEDNESDAY MORNING 

Aged Pioneer of Sargent County Will Be Laid To Rest Monday.
 
Mr. S. H. Fir, one of the early pioneers of Sargent County died at his home southeast 
of Milnor Wednesday morning at the age of 77 years. He had been ailing more or less 
upward of a year and became considerably worse about two weeks ago. The cause 
of death was mostly due to old age, his local physican declaring that he was physically 
well but that his life battery had played out. 

Mr. Soren Halvorson Fir was born at Askevold Synfjord, Norway May 31, 1841. 
He came to Madelia, Minn., in the year of 1872 and was married to Bertha Maria Martin 
Oct. 27, 1875. Together with the family he came to Sargent county in the summer of 1884 
and resided one year in Hall township and then moved to the present home in Herman township. 
He leaves a wife and four sons and one daughter, namely: Alfred, Henry, Albert, Melvin 
and Mrs. Nels Nederbo. 

Funeral services will be held from the home at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, interment 
will be made in the South Cemetery of Hall Twp.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 31, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

FJILSTAD, ARNOLD

There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And with his cycle keen
At a breath he reaps
The bearded grain and
The flowers that grows between.

The town of Rutland and the people of the surrounding country were shocked and horrified 
Tuesday morning when the report came to them of the suicide of Arnold Fjilstad. A young 
man living west of town by shooting. This young man has been in poor health for the past three 
years but lately his worst affliction has been of nervous character, bordering on nervous prostration. 
He seems to have grown despondent, and after writing a letter to his father and sister, he stole out 
in the early morning hours to the barn and shot himself. None of the family knew of the tragedy 
until after missing him when they arose form their beds in the morning. They instituted a search and 
found him lying dead in the barn. The letter leaves no doubt as to his intentions. It was penned in 
the Norwegian language but this is the translation as near as could be gotten by telephone.

Farewell dear father and sister, when you read these lines I will be far away. I have hoped against 
hope that I would get better, but it cannot be and now I will put an end to my unlucky life. It is awful 
that I should cause you this sorrow but I am entirely discouraged. How awful to cause you this sorrow 
but I am altogether hopeless. You have been so good to me, and I thank you from my whole heart. 
Farewell dear father and sister, farewell Gusta. God bless you all. Your unlucky Arnold.

The ink stains were upon his fingers when he was found. The coroner was summoned, but after 
looking over the situation decided that there was no need of an inquest, as it was plainly a case of suicide.

Arnold Fjilstand was born Sept. 4, 1881, in Minneapolis and moved with his parents to Sargent 
county in 1885 where he has spent his life.

It seems that trouble does not come singly for while in the throes of grief over the son and brother, 
a telegram was received by them from Jamestown where Mrs. Fjilstad is in the hospital for the insane, 
saying that she was near death, and for them to come to her bedside at once.

The father and sister are left to mourn the loss of a loving brother, while the mother is in a mental 
condition, should she survive the present illness, that she will not realize the state of affairs.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these people.

Source: Rutland Leader, March 18, 1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

FLADBY, JOHN C. 

John C. Fladby Dead.

Died John C. Fladby, Saturday January 16th 1909, at Wittenburg, Wisconsin, aged 67 years.
John Fladby was born in Norway in 1840(?), where he grew to manhood, and was married;
his wife lived only a year when she died with consumption in 1871.
Mr. Fladby then came to America, directly to Iowa, remained there only one year when 
he moved to Polk Co. Wisconsin, were he subsequently married Mrs. Maren Bolete Bernstsen. 
To this union were born ten children, seven of whom survive him. In 1886 he moved to
Sargent County, North Dakota, which has been his home, excepting the three years 
he was in Wittenburg. He was a long and patient sufferer. It has been fourteen years 
since he was first afflicted rheumatism. This was followed later by paralysis. 
About the first of December he suffered a hemorrhage and gradually grew worse until 
death released him Jan. 16.
Wm. Fladby of Rutland accompanied the body from Wittenburg, to Havana, at which place 
the funeral was held. The services were in the congregational church Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. Michelson of Britton officiating, internment in the Lutheran cemetery west of Havana.

Source: The Rutland Leader, January 21,1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

FLADOS, ELIAS 

ELIAS FLADOS DIES AT RUTLAND 

Elias Flados, well know and prosperous farmer located three 
miles south of Rutland, died Wednesday morning, May 7, at 4:22 
o'clock from Bright's disease, from which he had been suffering 
for a number of years. Mr. Flados was one of the early settlers 
in Shuman township, later moving to Tewaukon, south of Rutland 
where he resided until his death. The deceased was 56 years of 
age the 26th of December, last and unmarried. During the last 
two years Miss Agnes Rogness has had charge of the household 
duties. Mr. Flados commenced failing in health about three 
weeks ago but was in a serious condition but one week before 
his death. He was surrounded by his many relatives when the 
end came and was conscious to the last. 
He is survived by three brothers and three sister. They are 
Martin Flados of Rutland, engaged in the hardware business; 
John, farmer of this community; Edward Olson, formerly farmer 
but now living in Milaca, Minn.; Mrs. Andrew Miller, Mrs. William 
Fladby and Miss Margaret Flados, all of Rutland. Sheriff Flados 
is a nephew of the deceased. 
The funeral will be held at Rutland tomorrow. 

Source: The Sargent County News, May 9, 1919.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk


FLADOS, MRS. MARTHA Mrs. Martha Flados died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Miller, in Rutland on Monday, April 29, 1918 at 5 a.m.. Deceased was born in Verdun, Norway, October, 1829, and at the time of her death was 89 years 6 months of age. The cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis which occurred five days prior to her death and from which she never regained consciousness. Deceased was married to Ole Flados in Norway and they came to this country in the prime of their life. They settled on a farm in southern Sargent county. Mr. Flados died twenty years ago, after which Mrs. Flados moved to Rutland and has been in the care of her daughter, Mrs. Miller and Miss Margaret Flados. She was a women with a very strong constitution. Seven children, three daughters and four sons were born to them, all of whom survive the mother, besides a sister and a large number of grand children and great grand children. The funeral was held from the Norwegian Lutheran church in Rutland, Wednesday, May 1. Services being conducted in English by Rev. Gjernes and in Norwegian by Mr. Giske. A sister from Northwood, N. Dak. arrived Sunday to be with her sister and the afflicted ones. Source: The Forman Independent News, Friday May 3, 1918. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

FLADOS, MORGAN

Morgan Flados was born in Tewaukon Township, Havana, N.D., March 5th, 1902 
to John and Betsey Flados.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Luthern Faith.
He married Alma Sjothun, December 8, 1925 at Forman, North Dakota.  
To this union were born five daughters.
He farmed in the Rutland community until moving to Rutland in 1944 where he 
resided until his death.  The last 14 years he owned and operated the Flados Hardware 
and was very active in all civic activities.
He passed away at Breckenridge, Minn., on Monday, July 22 at the age of 66 years 
from recurrence of a malignant condition after surgery.
Besides his wife, Alma, he leaves five daughters, Betty (Mrs. James Elphinstone)  
of Minot; Marjorie (Mrs. Arnold Pankow) of Wahpeton; Doris (Mrs. Carl Olson) of Rutland; 
Lois (Mrs. Robert Case) of Forman; and Kathleen (Mrs. James Thomas) 
of White Bear Lake, Minn.  One sister, Helen, (Mrs. Robert Smith) Anchorage, Alaska 
and a brother Berner of Cayuga; and four step sisters and brothers, also 16 grandchildren 
and one great-great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. 

Source: unknown paper- 1968
Submitted by:La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

FOLEY, BORGHILD C.

The funeral for Borghild C. Foley, of Milnor, N.D., will be Monday, 
September 9, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 
rural DeLamere, N.D., with Reverend Arthur Larson officiating. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 8, with a prayer service 
at 7:00 p.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Milnor. Burial will be 
at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural DeLamere.
Borghild C. Engerholm, daughter of Reverend John N. and 
Gertrude (Stubson) Engerholm was born on October 14, 1910, 
in Garborg Township, rural Wyndmere, North Dakota. 
She attended grade school in the country school by their farm 
and then attended Wyndmere High School. 
She was united in marriage to Palmer Foley on June 30, 1933. 
They made their home and farmed near rural DeLamere. 
Palmer died in August of 1990. Borghild then moved to Milnor, 
where she lived until 1997, when she moved to York Manor, 
Breckenridge, Minnesota. She had been a resident of St. Catherine's 
Living Center in Wahpeton, North Dakota since December of 2001.
Borghild was very social and loved having company. She was blessed 
with an artistic ability and she used her talents to create beautiful paintings, 
intricate handwork and sewing as well as creative home decorating. 
She was also a true lover of nature.
Borghild passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at St. Catherine's Living Center, 
Wahpeton, North Dakota. She was 91 years old.
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Edmund) Mortenson, Malta, MT 
and Susan (Oliver) Trageton, Breckenridge, MN; one son, Harold (Luella) Foley, 
Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Ruth Lenore Barbo, Duluth, MN; five grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer, 
her parents, one grandson, Mark Mortenson, two sisters and four brothers.

Source: unknown
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Oct. 2012) 

FOLEY, HENRY P.

OBITUARY

  Henry P. Foley died November 9th, 1936, at the age of 77 years,
and 1 month. Mr. Foley was born in Vik, Parish Sogn, Norway, on
October 9, 1859 and came to this country in July, 1864, with his
parents, Peder and Inga Foley, settling in Capron, Illinois, where
they resided for one year.
  In 1865 he moved with his parents to Winneshiek County, Iowa,
where he lived until he was 23 years old.
  In 1882 he came to North Dakota, settling in Hall township
where he lived until his death.
  He was married to Miss Selma Nygaard at his farm in Hall township
on July 21, 1895. To this union were born ten children, two
of them having preceded him in death, Marie at the age of ten
and Herbert at the age of 7.
  Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by Palmer, Arthur, 
Evalyn and Lawrence of DeLamere, Henriette and Corrine of
Moorhead, Herbert of Fargo and Julius of Grand Forks; also five
granddaughters, Marian and Marlys Foley, Gloria Foley, Karol
Kay and Sharon Louise Peterson, and two sisters, Mrs. Magnus
Anderson of Fargo and Mrs. Anna Miner of Seattle, Washington.
  Mr. Foley has been a good citizen and has always taken an active
part in the welfare of the community. He was a charter 
member and an active worker in the Immanuel congregation,
having been treasurer for 40 years.
  He had been failing in health for many years and previous to
his death had been bedridden for three weeks. Heart and kidney
trouble were the cause of his passing.
  Funeral services were held from the Immanuel Lutheran church
last Thursday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. Active pall-
bearers were John, Palmer, Arthur, Herbert and Lawrence
Foley and Henry Peterson. The honorary pallbearers were Christ.
Kjos, John Kjos, Nels Friskop, Knute Martinson, Albert Olson

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Nov. 12, 1936.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) 

FOLEY, JOHN J. 

JOHN J. FOLEY IS NO MORE
Death Claims Aged Pioneer of Sargent County Tuesday Morning At the Home of His Daughter.
After a sojourn of 91 years on this earth, Mr. John J. Foley answered the great summons 
Tuesday morning, Nov 18th, and pasted to that bourn from which no traveler returns. 
His death occurred at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ole C. Nummedahl in this city and 
it came not un expected as the gentleman had been failing for some time.
Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon from the Immanuel South Church.
Mr. John J. Foley was born in Norway August 15, 1828 and lived there 
until the year 1866 when he immigrated to the United States and settled 
in Winishiek County Iowa. From there he moved to Hall township, Sargent 
County, North Dakota, in the year 1882 and resided on his place there 
until 1906 when his wife died. Since then he has made his home with 
the Ole C. Nummedahl family.
He leaves two daughters to mourn his death; Mrs. Ole C. Nummedahl 
of this place and Mrs. Geo. L. Johnson of Lake Mills, Iowa, also scores 
of other near relatives and friends.
Thus passes another of our pioneers from our midst, one who blazed 
the way for the tide of immigration which followed, one who did his part 
in making this county what it is today.
Source: Sargent County Teller Newspaper, November 20, 1919. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
FORDE, MRS. AL. N. 

MRS. AL. N. FORDE PASSES AWAY 
The Angel of death has again swooped down upon us and taken away 
another one from our midst, Mrs. Al. N. Forde, who died very suddenly 
Monday evening at the Wahpeton hospital following an operation. 
She was taken ill Saturday evening and on Monday morning, realizing 
that she must undergo an operation to have a chance for her life, 
was removed to the Wahpeton hospital. She was promptly operated on, 
seemed to rally very nicely, but at five o'clock that afternoon 
she passed away very suddenly. 
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Nummedahl of Hall township, 
and was born at Delamere on November 28, 1894. On October 22, 1915 she was 
united in marriage to Mr. Forde at Plaza, No. Dak. Mr. and Mrs. Forde came 
to Milnor about a year ago and have resided here since. She is survived 
by the husband and two little children, Adeline and Lester, also parents 
and five sisters and four brothers. 
Funeral service were held from the Immanuel South church at two o'clock 
this afternoon, and the remains were interred in the south cemetery. 
Mr. Forde and the two little children, parents, sisters and brothers, 
have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
Source: Sargent County Teller Newspaper, May 29, 1919. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk
FORMAN, CORNELIUS HAGERMAN

Cornelius Hagerman Forman 
FOUNDER OF COUNTY SEAT, TOWN, FORMAN, PASSES AWAY. 
Colonel Forman has passed on. The founder of Forman, the county seat of Sargent 
county, has passed to the Great Beyond, the land form which no traveler returns. 
In the fullness of his years the weary pilgrim has gone to his reward. 
Colonel Forman suffered a paralytic stroke in 1920 and has since been confined to 
his room at the home of his son, Harry. Up to Friday of last week, he was with 
apparent full mental vigor and seemed to enjoy the visits of his relatives and 
friends and to discuss public affairs and early events of the town and county. 
On July 15th, of 1921 his friends arranged a festival in his honor, with band 
music and visiting and the Colonel was very much delighted. Last Friday he 
suffered a second stroke which rendered him speechless and he lingered only till 
Monday when he passed peacefully away. 
A man whose history is inseparable from that of Forman was Cornelius Hagerman 
Forman. He identified himself with its material advancement from its earliest 
history. The township, the school district, and the Village all bear his name, 
since he was the owner of the original townsite. In April, 1883, he took up a 
claim on land which is now the city of Forman, and as it was the center of 
Sargent county, Col. Forman interested himself and was chiefly responsible for 
the location of the county seat at this point as preferable to Milnor, and in so 
doing he sacrificed his private fortune of $30,000, so great was the ardor of his 
public spirit. As long as the Colonel retained his health, the first interests 
of Forman were his. 
Col. Forman was a native of New Brunswick, having been born at St. Johns, July 
15th 1828; his people came of old New York stock of the 17th century, after 
graduating from the common schools of Hamilton, Ontario, he engaged in business 
there, continuing until 1856, when he removed to Brantford, Ontario. Here 
merchandizing and farming occupied his attention until 1872, at which time he went 
to Michigan, and with his brother founded the town of Forman. The manufacture of 
lumber was his chief interest for the following eleven years. In April, 1883, 
he came to Sargent county, bringing a colony of Michigan settlers with him, 
founded Forman, and won honor and distinctions as man of unassailable principle 
and unselfish devotion to the public welfare. For 15 years he was justice of the 
peace, in which office, by the exercise of diplomacy, tact and sheer kindness of 
heart, he made friends of all with whom he came in contact; he had nevertheless a 
keen sense of justice, and his decisions met with universal approval. He was 
township supervisor for twelve years and of the village for ten years, and was 
for over twenty years school clerk. 
That Col. Forman was interested in religious work may be seen by his liberal 
donations of two lots where the Congregational church now stands. He drew up 
and headed the subscription list for the erection of the church building with 
a liberal amount of money. Among other buildings erected by the Colonel may 
be mentioned the Midland Hotel, now the Graf hostelry, the building adjoining 
Steimke & Sons on the south which for many years was occupied by Dyste Bros. 
The Groff store on the site now occupied by C. A. Walloch, the Mullen residence 
occupied by the Colonel until the death of his wife. 
That the colonel was a stand patter may be realized when it is known that he 
won out in the county seat contest over adversaries who were Milnor, Dunbar 
and Ransom City. In his make up there was no room for such a thing as failure. 
He was married in 1851 to Adeline Kelly of Ontario. Five children were born to 
this union: Mrs. Elizabeth Groff and Mrs. Mary Ann Purdy both residing in Los 
Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Lida F. Gilborne of Casper, Wyoming, Clifton Forman of 
Duluth and Harry W. Forman of this place, and Jessie Gilbert, who died in Michigan 
at the age of twenty-six. He is also survived by a brother, W. C. Forman, Sr. of 
Hankinson, and eight great grand children. 
The Funeral was held Thursday, March 15th, from the Congregational church at 2 
P. M., with services at the home at 1 o’clock. A great number of mourners were 
in attendance to show their respect to the memory of the departed. Rev. Prior 
read the 91st Psalm and the text for the sermon was taken from Job. 5:6, and ably 
applied. The pall bearers were old-time friends of the Colonel, Lew HoHaus, Geo. 
HoHaus, Frank Argersinger, H. O. Gardner, O. B. Johnson and Nels Dyste. The casket 
was covered with floral offerings among which were conspicuous, one large wreath 
with the words “Our Founder” and another with the words, “Father”. The school 
children marched in a body in the funeral cortege. Business was suspended thru 
out the city during the services. The remains were laid to rest by the side of 
his wife in the Forman cemetery. 
An thus passes a prominent personality whose worth can only be estimated by noble  
life and works he performed which remain as a monument to his sacred memory.
Source: Sargent County News Newspaper, March 15, 1923. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2005) csk

FRISKOP, ANDERS A.

Anders A. Friskop 

HALL TOWNSHIP PIONEER DIED LAST SUNDAY 

Anders A. Friskop Passed Away at Ripe Old Age--Funeral on Wednesday Afternoon.
 
Anders A. Friskop passed away at his home in Hall township on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1930,
at the ripe old age of 80 years, 1 month and 26 days. 

The deceased was born in Norway on September 28, 1850, where he grew to manhood. 
In 1877 he came to the United States and located in Iowa, where he resided five years. 
In 1882 he was among the first early settlers to homestead in Hall township, Sargent county, 
and has made his home there ever since. He was united in marriage to Miss Helmine Strandbakken 
in 1883 and to this union the following children were born: Edwin B., Albert C., Nora, Alma, Henry, 
Clara, Hilda, and George, all now residing in the vicinity of DeLamere, N. Dak. Besides his children 
and twenty-grandchildren he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Nels A. Friskop and 
Mrs. Hans Ostern of DeLamere and Maline O. Korsen of Norway. Two brothers, Peter and Ole, 
preceded him in death. His wife passed away on June 29, 1926. 

Funeral services took place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:30 o'clock 
from the Immanuel Lutheran church. The remains were interred in the church cemetery. 
 
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 27, 1930. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

FRISKOP, HELMINE

Mrs. A.A. Friskop Funeral Held Friday Afternoon 

On Friday afternoon, July 2, 1926, the entire community of Hall Township 
assembled at the Immanuel Lutheran Church to pay homage to the memory 
of one of their most highly respected pioneers, Mrs. A.A. Friskop, 
who passed away at midnight on June 29, following a stroke of paralysis.  
Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiated at the service and burial was made in Immanuel Cemetery.

Mrs. Helmine Gustave Friskop was born on June 17, 1861, 
at Washington Prairie, Iowa, being at the time of her death 65 years 
and 12 days of age.  On March 27, 1883, she was united in marriage 
to Andrew a. Friskop and immigrated with him to Dakota Territory and 
settle in what is now Hall Township, Sargent County.  She experienced 
all the handicaps and privations of pioneer life and lived to see beautiful 
farm homes erected in place of the old homestead shacks.

The deceased is survived by her husband, four sons and four daughters, 
also eleven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John P. Hager of Decorah, Iowa.  
The sons and daughters are George, H.M., E.B., Mrs. Edgar Martinson, 
Mrs. H.H. Berg, Albert, Alma, and Hilda.
 
Source: Sargent County Teller and Delamere Mistletoe  newspapers, July 7, 1926. 
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (May 2010) csk

FRISKOP, MATHEA

Mathea Friskop 

Mrs. Mathea Friskop, daughter of Peder and Maria Hoikorsen, was born in Grans Prestejeld, 
Hadeland, Norway, August 8, 1856. She was married to Nels Friskop on March 29, 1886, 
and the same year came to America, and since that time has lived in this vicinity. To this union 
were born two sons, one of whom died at the age of one month in 1887. 

She was a member of the Immanuel church and Ladies' Aid. She died at St. Luke's hospital 
in Fergus Falls, Minn., May 4, 1924 of chronic nephritis. Funeral services were held on Thursday, 
May 8, Rev. J. Muller Eggen officiating, and Rev. Gregerson also spoke a few comforting words. 
Interment was in the Immanuel cemetery. 

Deceased leaves a husband and on son, Adoph, and on sister in Norway.
 
CARDS OF THANKS 
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks tom all those who so kindly assisted us 
during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother; also for the beautiful 
flowers and the choir for the songs rendered. 

Nels Friskop 
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Friskop. 

Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

FRISKOP, PETER A. 

Peter A. Friskop

At Rest

The last sad rites that can be shown to one departed from this earth were performed 
over the remains of Peter A. Friskop at the Emmanual church south of town and the remains 
laid to rest in the Immanual Cemetery Thursday March 1st.
The deceased was born in Norway and grew into manhood in his native land, immigrating 
to this country in 1876, settling in Winneshiek Co. Iowa, where he spent the first 5 years 
of his life in America. In 1881 he came to Richland Co. this state and filed on a homestead, 
where he successfully farmed and resided until 1899. At this time June 25, 1899 deceased 
had a stroke of paralysis which compelled him to quite farming since which time he has constantly 
been a patient sufferer medical aid being of no benefit. The deceased had been a widower 
for the past twenty years having only one child, a daughter who was married about three years 
ago to Mr. Freidheim of Minneapolis., at whose home deceased has made his home the past 
two years; Deceased died suddenly at his daughters home seemingly without pain.
He has served as various township officers and held esteem and friendship of everybody that 
had the pleasure of his acquaintance during the years of his residence in this community.
Source: The De Lamere Mistletoe, March 15, 1906. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk
FROELICH, MRS. AUGUST

Mrs. August Froelich 
Mrs. August Froelick (Effie Jordan) passed into the great beyond Jan. 9, in the hospital at Wonewoc, Wis., 
following an operation of appendicitis and adhesions. All that human wisdom and strength could do was done 
to keep the spark of life going, but all efforts were in vain. 
She was born July 4, 1897 in Plymouth, N. H. After her mother's death, thirteen years ago she came to 
DeLamere with her aunt, Mrs. Haakon Halvorson, at whose home she lived until the summer of 1918 when 
she went to Wisconsin. In October of that year she began training in the Wonewoc hospital. The 18th of May, 
1919 she was united in marriage to August Froelich. Two children a girl and boy, came to brighten their home. 
The little girl lived but a few hours. 
She leaves to mourn her loss a kind husband, a sweet baby boy 5 months old, a father, one brother, four sisters, 
four uncles and four aunts on the mother's side and one aunt on the father's side besides cousins and a host of 
friends. 
Her brother, James, of Plymouth N. H., and Mrs. Haakon Halvorson and Mrs. Leif Larsen of DeLamere attended 
the funeral. 
While we will miss her, God knows best, and we meekly submit to His will. 
Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, January 19, 1922. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
FROSET, JOHN

John Froset, aged 69 years, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bergquist, on Monday evening, 
Oct. 31, 1910. Mr Froset had been in poor health for about a year, most of the time confined to his 
bed. He leaves three children to mourn his loss: Mrs. John Bergquist of Milnor; Mrs. S.A. Olson of 
Spangle, Wash., and Mrs. Soren Lund of Buttsville, N.D. The funeral will take place at one o’clock
today (Thursday) and internment will be made in Highland cemetery, Rev. Holee, officiating.

Source: Sargent County Teller, November 3, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


GABRIELSON, MRS. SIMON

MRS. SIMON GABRIELSON DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Last Rites To Be Held at Immanuel Church in Hall Township on Friday Afternoon

Mrs. Simon Gabrielson passed away at her home in this city on Monday evening, 
March 6, after a brief illness, heart ailment causing her death.  At her passing she was 
72 years, 2 months and 21 days old.  Mrs. Valborg Gabrielson was born in Norway, 
Nov. 15, 1867, and came to the United States at the age of 18.  Later she was united 
in marriage to Christian Mathieson who passed away July 12, 1904.  To the union 
four children were born.  In 1906 she was united in marriage to Simon Gabrielson 
who at present is seriously ill in the Wahpeton hospital.  To the last union two children 
were born.  In 1924, the family moved from the farm in Hall Township to Milnor 
where they have resided since.

Mrs. Gabrielson leaves to mourn her passing, her husband and six children:  
Mrs. J. K. Taylor, Inga Mathieson, and Sigurd Gabrielson of Milnor; and 
Mrs. Arthur Brekke, Mrs. Joseph Engerholm and Martin Mathieson of DeLamere.  
She also leaves 6 grandchildren and 2 brothers in Norway. 

Mrs. Gabrielson was a member of the Immanuel Church, and will be laid to rest 
in the Church Cemetery.  Services will be held at the Immanuel Church, Rev. A. J. Gravdal 
officiating, on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. 

Source: Sargent County Teller  March 1939
Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk


GABRIELSON, SIMON Simon Gabrielson died the 12th of May at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Engerholm, in Hall Township, near Milnor, North Dakota. He was 89 years old. He was born in Forde Prestegjeld, Sondfjord, Norway, the 19th of January, 1854, and came to Decorah, Iowa, when he was 23 years old. In 1882 he went to North Dakota by “covered wagon”. He took a homestead in Shuman Township where he farmed for several years, later moving to Hall Township. He was married in 1906 to Valborg Mathieson who died four years ago. He leaves to mourn him a son and a daughter, Sigurd and Selma (Mrs. Joseph Engerholm), and four step-children: Anna (Mrs. J.K. Taylor), Miss Inga Mathieson, Ellen (Mrs Arthur Brekke) of Milnor, and Martin Mathieson of DeLamere. He also has a brother, Jacob, in Decorah, Iowa. Burial services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor A. J. Gravdal officiating. Source: Decorah Posten, July 15, 1943 Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
GARLAND, ANNA LEE 

   Funeral in Rutland at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Norland Lutheran Church in Rutland. 
Rev. Dan Faust officating.
   Died: Friday, Oct. 25, 1996 at Oakes Community Hospital.
   Born: Anna Lee, 15 Feb 1915
   Parent: Oluf H. and Sigured (Kjarvik) Lee in Veblen (SD)
   Spouse: William Garland, 10 Jun 1965 at Forman. Lived in Forman and Cayuga 
area. He died in 06 Apr 1976
   Survivors: stepsons William Garland of Marion and Frank Garland of  Leonard; 
brothers: Lumen Lee and Kenneth Lee of Outlook, Saskatchewan and Olaf Lee 
of Rutland.
   Preceded in death: parents, husband, three sister and four brothers
   Casketbearers: Oliver Nelson, Lyle Nelson, Rusell Lee, Arden Malheim, Dave Butz,
 Doug Dob meier and AdamDobmeier. Organist: Kathleen Brakke.
Aberdeen American News, Oct. 30, 1996 (jh)

GEORGE, LUCY ELLEN

Pneumonia Claims Mrs. Frank George

End Came After Brief Illness--Funeral Services Conducted Sunday Afternoon.

Mrs. Frank George passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge on Thursday 
evening, August 18, of pneumonia after a brief illness. She was taken sick Monday and was 
rushed at once to the hospital. From the first her condition was recognized as being very serious.

Funeral services were conducted from the home and the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon,
Rev. James A. Sanaker officiating. At the home the legion Auxiliary read the ritual for the 
departed and at the church, the Auxiliary choir sang the funeral hymns.

The pallbearers were George Nunn, S.C. Hoel, H.P. Francis, H.O. Halvorson, E.C. Lewis 
and E.J. Knapp.

The remains were shipped to West Concord, Minn., for burial in the family plot where the 
last rites were conducted Monday afternoon. The remains were accompanied to West 
Concord by Frank George, Mrs. A.W. Gainor, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. George and Mr. and 
Mrs. E.B. Olson.

Lucy Ellen George was born in West Concord, Dodge County, Minn., on August 31, 1868, 
where she grew to womanhood. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Frank George at 
Mantonville, Minn.

In 1900 she came with the family to Sargent County, North Dakota, and for three years 
resided south of Cayuga. The family move to Milnor in 1903 where she resided ever since.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and five children as follows: Mrs. D.E. Miller 
(Grace) of Hillsboro, Ore.; Mrs. Albert Perfect (Ethel) of Eugene, Ore.; Robert of Milnor; 
Mrs. A.W. Gainor (Mate) of Forman; and Mrs. E.B. Olson (Lucille) of Milnor; also four 
grandchildren. A brother and four sisters are also left to mourn.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eva Ruth and one son, Grover.
Source: Sargent County Teller, August 25, 1938 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk
GILBERTSON, ANDREW

Andrew Gilbertson 

HEART FAILURE CLAIMS ANDREW GILBERTSON 

Andrew Gilbertson, age eighty-four years, passed away at his home in this city on Monday 
evening at 6:30 o'clock, heart failure being attributed as the cause of death. He was physically 
and mentally alert up to the last, in fact he drove the school bus on the afternoon of his death 
and had unharnessed and fed his team before coming into the house when he stated to 
Mrs. Ed Gilbertson that he was not feeling very well. 
He did not wish for any supper, but was able to sit in his easy chair and converse. He asked for 
his daughter, Mrs. A. I. Intlehouse. She, accompanied by Mr. Intlehouse, at once went to see him. 
Mr. Gilbertson conversed with them for awhile and they, thinking he was not so very ill, decided to 
go home for supper and return later to see him. They had hardly stepped out of the door when 
the end came. 

Andrew Gilbertson was born in Norway, May 2, 1845. At the age of twenty years he came to 
the United States and settled in Storm Lake, Iowa, where he engaged in farming, later he moved 
to Pine Creek, Iowa, where in 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Christine Storky. Ten children, 
seven of whom survive, were born in this union, namely; Mrs. C. H. Peterson of Milnor, Gilbert of Gwinner, 
Mrs. R. C. Doyan of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Glen Cue of Grenora, N. Dak., Mrs. A. L. Intlehouse 
and Edward of Milnor, and Carl of Brock, Sask., Canada. 

From Iowa the deceased moved with his family to Woonsocket, S. Dak., in in 1883, where he resided 
until 1906, when he came to Milnor. 
In February, 1913, his wife passed away, but he still retained his home in this city. For the past few years 
his son , Edward and family have resided with him. 
Mr. Gilbertson was a kindly old man, beloved by the children whom he hauled to and from school and 
by others with whom he came in contact. Even as an old man he was never content to be idle and when 
not driving the school bus or sprinkling the city streets was working at odd jobs. The funeral will be held 
from the Milnor Lutheran church on Friday afternoon, Oct. 14, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Gravdal will officiate. 

Besides his sons and daughters the deceased is survived by a brother, Martin of Thief River Falls, Minn., 
and a sister, Mrs. Gunda Johnson of Buxton, N. D. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 13, 1927. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay, Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

GILBERTSON, MRS. BERRY

PIONEER WOMAN ANSWERS CALL

Mrs. Berry Gilbertson, 68 Years Old, Passed Away at Her Home South
of Milnor at 1:30 O’clock This Morning.

After an illness of seventeen days, Mrs. Berry Gilbertson, pioneer farmer 
woman of the south country, passed away at 1:30 o’clock this morning. 
Death was due to apoplexy, according to the attending physician
Gurine Gilbertson was born in Dane county, Wis., April 6th, 1853 and 
was just a few days pass 68 years old at the time of death. She was married 
in the year 1870 to Mr. Berry Gilbertson. To this union were born ten children, 
nine of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. John Livery, Mrs. Thos. Mayfield, 
Mrs. Jon Moxness and John and Ole, all of Cayuga; Gilbert residing in Idaho, 
and Julius, Bennie and Agnes who are at home. She is also survived by three 
sisters and one brother--Gilbert Thompson, of DeLamere, and Mrs. Jane Taylor, 
Mrs. Ellen Forthun and Mrs. Louis Larson of Preston, Minn. The bereaved husband 
and children have the sympathy of all in the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.
Funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon from the Concordia church. 
Internment will be made in the Concordia cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 21, 1921.
Note: In my research I see an error in the article. The way the obituary reads it looks as 
Gilbert Thompson was her brother, but in fact his wife Betsy Larson Thompson was her sister 
and her brother would be Lewis Larson of Preston, Minn. -Jerry
Submitted by Jerry McQuay, gg nephew, Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

GILBERTSON, EDWARD

Edward Gilbertson

Edward Gilbertson, who was seriously injured in a runaway late in the afternoon on Oct. 11, 
passed away at the Oakes hospital Oct. 16. Ed Gilbertson was born in Cogswell, the 6th of 
September, 1893 and was at the time of his death 27 years, 1 month and 10 days old.  
Ed was a veteran of the great world war, serving in the infantry two years, taking part in all 
active battles on the bloody battlefields of Europe, and he went  "over the top" four times.  
The funeral service occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct.19 at the house. The American 
Legion had charge of the funeral and buried their friend and comrade with military honors and 
also remembered him with a beautiful wreath.

Source: Sargent County Newspaper, October 28, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sep 2004) csk

GILBERTSON, ELLEN CHRISTINE SINCLAIR

Ellen Christine Sinclair Gilbertson

Ellen Christine Sinclair Gilbertson was born in Shawana Wis., Sept. 10, 1888; 
came to North Dakota at the age of 8 years.  Married to Carl Gilbertson of Milnor, N. D., 
Sept. 17 1907.  Died at the home of her parents, in Stirum. March 31, 1909.  
Laid to rest in Harlem cemetery, April 5, 1909.  She left a father, mother, one sister 
and two brothers besides a husband and little daughter to mourn her loss.

The funeral services took place in Yeoman hall in Stirum on Sunday afternoon 
1 o'clock conducted by the Rev. S. B. and Mrs. Doty, the key note of the discourse 
being on the word "Watch." As in earthly matters even the same in spiritual, watchfulness 
is of the utmost important.  No life or business can be a success without it.  The remarks 
were tender as well as pertinent and were listened to with the closest attention by the large 
crowd of sympathizing friends and neighbors.  The choir softly sang "I'll Not Be a Stranger Up There." 
besides several other appropriate selections.  The floral offerings were most beautiful and 
all was done with a tender spirit of resignation to the Divine will. After confinement, which was 
a short time ago, Mrs. Gilbertson had the lagrippe which turned into pneumonia, and terminated 
in the dread white plague of tuberculosis.

Mrs. Gilbertson was a member of the Presbyterian church having been baptized by Rev. W. H. Hunter 
during his ministry in Harlem and later when Rev. Handley was minister of the same church and 
at the last her trust was in God and her last wish was that father, mother, sister, brother, husband 
and babe so live as to meet her in that better land.

Mr. Gilbertson's father, four sisters and one brother were present at the funeral.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 15,1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


GILBERTSON, GILBERT

Gilbert Gilbertson 

GILBERT GILBERTSON IS VICTIM OF CANCER 

End Comes After Lingering Illness--Funeral Services Held Wednesday Afternoon. 

Gilbert Gilbertson passed away at his home three and a half miles west of Gwinner at 9:45 o'clock 
on Sunday morning, fowlling a lingering illness of cancer. While he had been ailing somewhat for 
a number of years, it was not until last summer, when he consulted a specialist, that he realized 
his condition was hopeless. 

Funeral services were conducted form the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and from 
the Lutheran church at Gwinner at two o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in the White Stone Hill cemetery. 
Gilbert Gilbertson was born in Iowa, November 5, 1878. He came to Sargent county, North Dakota, 
in the year 1897. In 1901 he was married to Amanda Backlund of White Stone Hill township. Of this union 
two sons were born, Clarence and Walter, the latter stil being at home. In 1913 his wife died and a year or 
two later he was united in marriage to Patricia Klemetson. Four children were born to this union, as follows; 
Adeline, Ardelle, Loraine and Violet. Since 1914 the family home has been on the farm west of Gwinner. 

Besides his wife and children the deceased leaves to mourn his passing a step-daughter, Alice; two brothers, 
Edward of Milnor and Carl of Saskatchewan, Canada, and three sisters: Mrs. Conrad Peterson of Milnor, 
Mrs. R. C. Doyon of Washington D. C. and Mrs. Glen Cue of Grenora, N. Dak. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, January 21, 1932. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

GOLTZ, August

August Goltz
August Goltz of Havana, N.D., died May 1 at 10:35 p.m. at the Lincoln Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D. 
at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 8 days. He had been a suffered from gall stones and complications.
Deceased was born at Springfield, Wisconsin, Feb. 22, 1855, where he grew to manhood.
On Jan. 5th, 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Harloff of Cross Plains, Wisconsin 
at the home of her parents.
They moved to Richland County in April, 1881 and located on a homestead where they lived until 1896, 
when they moved to a farm near Havana, Sargent County and lived on this farm until eleven years ago 
when they built a residence in town and retired from farming.
To them eleven children were born, of whom three died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Augusta Kramer, 
Kidder, S.D., Mrs. Lizzie Milton, Havana: Mrs. Lena Bundrock, Leonard J. Goltz, Tioga, N.D., Miss Nettie Goltz 
and Edwin Goltz, Havana, Mrs. Nora Nolan, Rutland; Eugene Goltz, Havana. His wife died three years ago 
March 31, 1924.
Deceased also leaves five brothers and two sisters, Wm. Goltz, Springfield, Wis., Herman, John, Charles and Henry 
of Havana; Mrs. Bertha Woiwode of Mantador, N.D.; Mrs. Lena Klinnert of Perham, Minn. 
Rev. Kraushaar of Aberdeen conducted the funeral services at the Congregational Church at Havana. 
Deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Those from a distant who were present at the funeral were Mrs. John Woiwode of Mantador, N.D., 
Mrs. Chas. Klinnert of Perham, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Erb of Hankinson and Mrs. Hempler of Hankinson.

Sargent County News, Forman, ND Thursday, May 12, 1927
(note --any typos are as written in newspaper!)
Submission by La Rae Parrow Huelsmann (Feb. 2003) csk

GRAY, MRS. JASON
Mrs. Jason Gray died at Ransom City yesterday morning, after an illness of several 
weeks duration. The lady, with her husband. The well-known contractor and builder, 
was one of the early pioneers of this county, and had a host of friends who regret 
her untimely taking away and extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband.

Source: Sargent County “The Item” newspaper Oct 7,1887.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk


GREENE, H. L.

RUTLAND BANKER DIES 
H. L Greene, well-known banker and pioneer resident of southeastern North Dakota, died at his home in Rutland 
on Wednesday Morning, Dec 21 at 5:30 o'clock. Death was due to rheumatism of the heart, and he was ill only 
a few days. Many of his Sargent county friends did not know of his last illness, and the news of his death came 
as a great shock to them. Mrs. Greene has been in Florida several weeks and the end came so suddenly that she 
had not been advised of her husband illness. 
Mr. Greene was vice president of the First State bank of Rutland. He was twice married, his first wife having been 
a sister of D. J. Jones of Forman. She died several years ago. By this union two sons, Evan and Stanley were born 
and survive their father. A few years ago Mr. Greene remarried and three children survive from the second union.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, December 29, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

GREENE, TORGER N. SHUMAN OLD RESIDENT DIES AT MOORETON Torger N. greene Passed Away on Saturday of Last Week July Nineteenth Torger N. Greene died at his home in Mooreton, last Saturday at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 21 days. Mr. Greene was born in Norway, Dec. 28, 1850, and came to America while a young man, locating in Wisconsin. He married Christine Hoff, who died Dec. 27, 1928. Mr. Greene lived for a time at Franklin, Minn., and came to Silver Prairie, Richland county in 1882. In 1889 he moved to Shuman township and remained a resident there until 1920, when he removed to Mooreton. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. Martha Weller of Rutland, Mrs. Nellie Agness of Mooreton, Carl of Procter, Minn., and Chris and Laura at home. The funeral was held today (Thursday) at the Milnor Lutheran church, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating and the burial was in the Lutheran cemetery, west of town. Source: Sargent County Teller Friday, July 24, 1930. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
GRIGGS, E. W.

E. W. Griggs 

DEATH OF MRS. E. W. GRIGGS OCCURRED LAST SATURDAY 

Mrs. E. W. Griggs, formerly of this community, passed away at her home in McLeod 
on Saturday, Jan. 3, after a brief illness of pneumonia and appendicitis. The sad news 
cast a pall of melancholy over the entire McLeod community and her many friends 
in Milnor grieve with them. 

Mrs. E. W. Griggs was born on December 11, 1862, being at the time of her death 
62 years and 22 days old. She was united in marriage to E. W. Griggs at Mankato, Minn., 
December 9 1880, and to this union were born two sons, Fred of DeLamere and Harry 
of McLeod. 

Surviving the deceased are the husband, two sons, two grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. 
A number of years ago the Griggs family occupied what is known as the Weeks farm, northeast 
of Milnor, and while residing there made many friends in this community. 
Mrs. Griggs was an active Sunday school and church worker being superintendent of the McLeod 
Sunday school for a number of years. 

Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, that edifice being filled 
to its capacity. The pall bearers were G. W. Donovan, Alfred Obrink, George Ferguson, A. F. Kulm,
J. J. Taylor and John J. Reynolds. 
Rev. Kirby of the Presbyterian church of Lisbon, who had charge of the services, summed up her life 
in saying that though her body was dead and would be consigned to the grave, yet her soul would live 
on, thus exemplifying her beautiful Christian character. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, January 8, 1925.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


GRIMSRUD, SELMA BERTHA [JOHNSON]

Mrs. Kenneth Grimsrud Dies at Plummer, Minn. Tuesday --
Funeral To Be Held Here

  This community was shocked Tuesday morning when it became
known that Mrs. Kenneth Grimsrud had passed away at her home
in Plummer, Minn., at 5 a.m., Tuesday, a victim of scarlet fever.
  Selma Bertha Johnson was born in Shuman township, Sargent
County, on Jan. 8, 1904. Her mother died when she was one
year old and her aunt, Mrs. O.B. Hellen, took the child into her
home where she remained until she was old enough to enter high
school, when she came to Milnor and lived with her father and
step-mother. After graduating from the Milnor high school she
spent one year at Concordia College, Moorhead. Then she taught
school for three years.
  In June 1924, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Grimsrud
at Milnor. The same year she took a course at the Mayville teachers
college from which she graduated. From there she went with her
husband to Hazelton, N. Dak., where they both taught in the
town school for four years. From there they moved to Fargo where
they resided two years while Mr. Grimsrud completed a course
at the Agricultural College.
  She resided at Abercrombie two years and then spent another year
at Hazelton. In July, 1935 they moved to Plummer, Minn., where
Mr. Grimsrud holds a position in the city high school.
  Death occurred at 5 a.m., Feb. 25th as a result of scarlet fever
and complications.
  She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and one son,
Charles Duane, age 3, her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Johnson, two half brothers, Harold and James, one half sister,
Elaine, her aunt and foster mother, Mrs. O.B. Hellen, and many
other relatives and friends.
  The remains will be shipped to Milnor where the funeral services,
under quarantine, will be held probably Monday afternoon and
interment made in the Lutheran cemetery. Mr. Grimsrud is now ill
with scarlet fever and will not be able to accompany the remains.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Feb. 27, 1936.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) 

GRONLIE, RICHARD KENNETH ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT THOMPSON FALLS, MONT. Smoke Screen From Freight Locomotive Obscures Vision As Cars Crash Richard (Dick) Gronlie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Gronlie of this city was fatally injured in an automobile accident east of Thompson Falls, Mont., Saturday when he and Don Larson, the son of a Thompson Falls merchant, were on their way to Missoula. The Larson youth was driving. At Rock Spur, eight miles east of Thompson Falls, a smoke- screen from a Northern Pacific freight locomotive where the track parallels the highway obliterated their view. It was while in the cloud of smoke that the machine collided head-on with another from Kalispell, Mont., which also was in the smoke cloud. Richard Gronlie was thrown through the windshield and received several wounds about the head, one gash in the forehead requiring 12 stitches to close. His companion received a broken nose and head cuts. His injuries were not serious. The driver of the Kalispell car was uninjured. The injured young men were taken to the Thompson Falls hospital where Dick passed away at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night. Geo. Norwood who teaches at Corvallis, Mont., was called by hospital attendants and arrived at Thompson Falls Saturday night. He writes that Dick recognized him when he entered the room but had difficulty in talking. The parents received word of the accident here Saturday night. Richard Kenneth Gronlie was born in Hall township, Sargent County, on October 8, 1913. At the age of six years he came with his parents to Milnor. He attended the Milnor schools and graduated from the high school in 1931. At an early age he gave evidence of being an outstanding athlete. At football, basketball and track he was outstanding from his high school days until he completed his education. He was high point man in the state intercollegiate conference track meet for two consecutive years. After graduation from the Milnor high school he attended the Ellendale state teachers college two years and the Valley City state teachers college two years, graduating from that institution in 1935. The following year he taught school at Hensel, N. Dak. Last fall he landed a job as athletic instructor at the Thompson Falls school where, he had been very successful. The remains are expected to arrive today from Thompson Falls, accompanied by two of the high school students. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Lutheran church. The sudden passing of Richard Gronlie came as a terrible shock to the entire community. He was last seen in Milnor during the Christmas holidays when he was in the pink of health and very enthusiastic about his work. His sorrowing parents and brother, John, have the deep sympathy of the community in their loss. This is the second accidental death in the Gronlie family, another son, Oscar, who was two years the senior of Dick, was dragged by a horse to his death in 1924.
Source: Sargent County Teller, February 11, 1937. Headline Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk *************************************************************** RICHARD GRONLIE FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY The large attendance at the funeral services of Richard Gronlie Saturday afternoon and the profusion of beautiful flowers were testimonials of the high esteem in which the young man was held. The pall bearers were Clarence Dietzler, Stanley Rothhouse, Wendell Erickson, Lyle Norwood, Robert and Paul Johnson, the latter two high school students from Thompson Falls who accompanied the remains of the unfortunate accident victim to Milnor. Burial was made difficult due to the blocked roads. The burial procession was able to go east on Highway No. 18 which had been opened a short time previously. But from the highway to the Immanuel cemetery, a distance of two miles, the trip had to be made with sleighs through deep drifts. Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiated at the services. Source: Sargent County Teller. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HALMREST, MARTIN G.

Hall Township Pioneer is Called To Rest

Resident of County over Fifty years--Funeral Services Conducted Monday

Martin G. Halmrast was born in Norway n the 27th day of May, 1859. He came to the
United States together with his parents in 1871, coming to Meeker County, Minnesota. 
He Came to the Dakota Territory in 1882, and to Sargent county in 1887 where the family 
lived on the farm in Hall Township ever since.

He was united in marriage to Dorthea Kvarnes on June 15, 1895. To this union five sons 
were born, two of whom passed away in infancy.

Mr. Halmrast passed away on the 2nd day of February, 1939, at the age of 79 years, 8 
months and 6 days.

Those who mourn his passing are his three sons, Melvin, Casper and Louis; one brother, 
Andrew of DeLamere and on sister, Mrs. Mina Sather of Port Townsend, Wash.

His wife preceded him in death about 36 years ago.

Mr. Halmrast was a loyal and faithful member of the Immanuel Congregation. Funeral 
services were conducted from the home and from Immanuel church, Monday, Feb 6, at 
2 p. m., with Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were laid to rest on the South 
Immanuel cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller, February 9, 1939
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


HALVORSEN, GILBERT

Gilbert Halvorsen died Wednesday morning Nov. 2nd from intestinal hemorrhage, at the age of 23 
years. During the summer and fall the two young men, Richard and Gilbert Halvorsen, have been 
farming their Hamlin township farm and were both taken sick there about three weeks ago. A physician 
from Lidgerwood was called and after his second visit pronounced the disease typhoid fever.

The young men returned to their home at Milnor and during the course of the disease, Richard had a 
violent hemorrhage from the intestines, due to the eating through of a blood vessel, by an intestine ulcer. 
His life was in jeopardy for a day or two, but he rallied and has continued to do well for the last six days.

On Monday noon of this week Gilbert had a slight hemorrhage and Monday night a tremendous loss 
of blood. He was rallied temporarily and seemed to still have a chance, during Tuesday, but early 
Wednesday morning he had another internal hemorrhage with probable intestinal perforation and 
died about 5:30 Wednesday morning.

For a time it was feared that the shock of his brother’s death would have a very depressing effect upon 
Richard. At the present writing, however, his chances of recovery seem excellent.

Source: Sargent County Teller, November 3, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


HALVORSON, BERGETE [BJORNSON]

  Bergete Bjornson was born on Jan. 26, 1855, at Gol Hallingdal,
Norway, where she grew to womanhood. In the year 1878
she was united in marriage to Ole Halvorson. Three years later 
they immigrated to the United States and settled at Kindred,
this state. In 1888 they came to Sargent county and homesteaded
on a quarter of land in Dunbar township, where they resided
until two years ago, when the grim reaper claimed Mr. Halvorson.
Mrs. Halvorson has since made her home with her children.
On Dec. 31, 1925, she passed away at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. J.B. Hendrickson in Milnor township.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran
church Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, and the remains were laid to rest
in Dunbar cemetery. Pastor A.J. Gravdal of this city, assisted by
Rev. A.N. Eggen of LaMoure officiated at the services.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 1926.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


HALVORSON, HALVOR HALVOR HALVORSON The last sad rites over the remains of Halvor Halverson who passed away at his home in this city last week were held Saturday afternoon, first at the home and then at the Lutheran church. The remains were laid at rest in the Lutheran cemetery northwest of town. Funeral was attended by sorrowing friends and relatives who had come to pay their last respect to the departed. Deceased was a native of Norway, born at Hallingdal on Aug. 27, 1850. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Reghnild Pederson and a short time afterward came to America, locating in Richland county where the family resided for twenty years. In 1902 they moved to Hamlin and five years later came to Milnor which has been the family home ever since. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. O. Halverson and family, Thore Halvorson and Mrs. T. Braaten, of Kindred, and Mr. and Mrs. Tollef Halvorson and family and Helmer and Gilbert Sorbel, of Wyndmere. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 7, 1920 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
HALVORSON, HANNAH PAULINE HANNAH HALVORSON DIES AT SAN HAVEN SANATORIUM Miss Hannah Halvorson, patient in the San Haven sanatorium, this state, for the past six years, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her brother Henry, accompanied Undertaker O.A. Stockstad up to the sanatorium the following morning and will bring the body back to Milnor for burial. Funeral services will be held from the Milnor Lutheran church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Hannah Pauline Halvorson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Halvorson of this city, was born in Homestead township, Richland county, Oct. 18, 1891. She moved with the family to Hamlin, in Sargent county, where they resided a number of years and then moved to Milnor. At the age of nineteen years she contracted tuberculosis of the lungs. She went to several sanatoriums and while the disease seemed checked, she did not fully recover. After taking treatment at the Otter Tail sanatorium for some time she was sent up to San Haven, where it was hoped the dread disease might be checked. She became a bed patient immediately after entering that institution and for six long years has been a patient cheerful sufferer, never complaining of her lot. The deceased leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Ida, of Freeport, Ill., who arrived this morning; two brothers, Henry of Delmere and Helmer and family of Milnor. Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 25, 1932. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk
HALVORSON, MYRA I. The funeral service for Myra I. Halvorson, 84, DeLamere, was Monday, October 16, at DeLamere Lutheran Church. The Rev. Elwood Skarpness officiated. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural DeLamere. Myra Martinson, daughter of Martin and Inga (Johnson) Martinson, was born Oct. 6, 1911, at DeLamere, where she grew up and attended school. She attended Valley City State University and Ellendale Normal College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught school for nine years at DeLamere, Wishek, and Geneseo schools. She was united in marriage to Helmer Halvorson June 13, 1936, at Moorhead, MN. They lived and farmed in the Wahpeton area. In 1936 they moved to the DeLamere area where they farmed until their retirement in 1984, when they moved into DeLamere. Mr. Halvorson died in 1992. She died Friday, Oct. 13, at St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge, MN. She is survived by two sons, James Carvel (Kaye) Halvorson, Saratoga, CA, and Joel (Mary) Halvorson, DeLamere; a sister Leah Gainor Eide, Fargo; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband. Casketbearers were: Allison Halmrast, Homer Martinson, Gerald Martinson, Arnold Kvarness, Ronald Halvorson and William Paape. Elsie Skarpness served as organist and Heidi Moxness was soloist. Collette Halmrast provided special music. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Milnor was in charge. Source: Sargent County Teller Friday, October 20, 1995 Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk

HALVORSON, NETTIE [LUNNEBORG]

MRS. NETTIE HALVORSON PASSES TO ETERNAL REST

  Mrs. Nettie Halvorson passed away at her home in Dunbar
township on Friday afternoon Nov. 2, after a long siege of
sickness. Death was due to inflammatory rheumatism and 
dropsy. She had been a patient sufferer for many years
and since July 4th has been bed-ridden and suffered intense 
agony. Various physicians were consulted, but no hopes for
her ultimate recovery were entertained.
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Dunbar
school house and the remains were laid to rest in Dunbar cemetery,
Rev. A.N. Eggen of LaMoure conducting the last sad rites.
  Nettie Lunneborg, eldest daughter of Mr. Mrs. Nels Lunneborg,
was born in Dunbar township, Sargent county, February ?,
1893. She grew to womanhood __ Sargent county and on April ?,
1912, was united in marriage __ Emil Halvorson. To this union
was born two children -- Elean? aged ten and Oliver, aged eight.
Besides her loving husband and two children, she leaves to mourn
her loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Lunneborg and fifteen
brothers and sisters, namely: Nil?, of Staples; Alvin, Herman, Ed?,
Theodore, Mrs. Nellie Halvorson, Mrs. Nors Wastman of Milnor, 
Mrs. Emma Fahlsing of Lisbon, Ellen, Evelyn, Tina, Ruth, He?,
June and Doris of Milnor.

Source: probably Sargent County Teller Thursday, November 8, 1923.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson (Nov 2010)csk
Note: words on right edge of obit are often incomplete.


HAMPLE, C. A.

A PIONEER SETTLER DEAD
C.A. Hample passed away at his home at Hample last Friday.
He has been quite feeble some time, but had been confined
to his bed but little. The funeral took place Tuesday, services 
being conducted by Rev. Saefstrom of Gwinner from the 
Lutheran church of this city. Deceased was laid beside his
wife in the Oakes cemetery.
C.A. Hample settled at the place which bears his name in 1883.
He was born in Germany, and when three years old moved with 
his parents to Sweden. He came to this country in 1881, first
settling at Fort Dodge, Iowa, and two years later came to Sargent 
county. He was 73 years, 9 months and 29 days of age at the 
time of his death.
G and Hannah Hample, his children, are on the old homestead and
Fred and Ed came from Montana to attend the funeral. A brother from
Minneapolis and sister-in-law from Winnipeg are also here.--Oakes Times.

Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper, March 22, 1906
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (May 2004) csk

HANSEN, OLE

PIONEER HARDWARE MAN CALLED TO REST

Ole Hansen, Early Business Man, Dies After Lingering Illness --
Funeral on Wednesday

  Ole Hansen, pioneer hardware man of Milnor and one of the earliest
settlers of Sargent county, passed away at his home in this city
on Sunday morning, Nov. 21, after a lingering illness.
  The deceased suffered a paralytic stroke in April 1928, from
which he partially recovered, but since then his health has gradually
failed. He has been bedridden for the past seven months,
gradually growing weaker until Saturday night, when he suffered
another cerebral hemorrhage and it became evident that he could
last but a few hours. At 7 a.m. on Sunday he gave up the struggle
and passed on into the great unknown.
  Ole Hansen was born in Bergen, Norway, Dec. 27, 1853, and
came with his parents to the United States at the age of four
years and settled at Ferryville, Wis. In 1878 he was united in
marriage to Miss Lottie Torgeson at Ferryville, Wis. Three years
later he immigrated to North Dakota and first settled on a farm
near Kindred. In 1883 he came with his family to Milnor and
homesteaded on a quarter of land southeast of town, which is now
the north quarter of the Oliver Olson farm. He erected a black-
smith shop on his land and followed that trade in connection
with farming for a number of years, when he moved to town and
worked in the Jens Pedersen shop for a while and later went into
partnership with Chas. Moody in the blacksmith business.
  A short time later he went into the hardware business, which
occupation he has since followed. He has had numerous partners 
in the hardware business and has sold out a number of times, but
he has bone back into the business again in the same location
where he was also burned out once.
  The deceased is survived by his wife and three daughters, namely
Mrs. E.J. Knapp of Milnor, Mrs. A.C. Stringer of Minneapolis, and
Mrs. L.F. Sweeney of Minneapolis.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Milnot Lutheran
church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Nov. 28,1929.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) 

HANSEN, TINNY

Tinny Hansen, who died at the home of his parents in this village last Thursday, Oct 12, 1899, 
at 9 o’clock p. m. was aged fourteen years and the youngest son of the family. A large number 
of friends and relatives deeply regret the sudden end of this young life. The funeral was held 
Sunday at 2 o’clock p, m. at the Lutheran church, the services being conducted by Rev. R. Lavik, 
who spoke in both English and Scandinavian languages. The casket was a beautiful one, and 
the floral decorations were very pretty. There was a large attendance of town and country people, 
and at the close of the services all viewed the remains. The internment took place at the Lutheran
cemetery, a mile north of town.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 20, 1899.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


HANSON, ANDREW

Andrew Hanson 

95--YEAR-old pioneer answers final call 

Andrew Hanson of Dunbar Township Nearly Reaches Century Mark--Funeral Monday.
 
Andrew Hanson of Dunbar township was laid to rest Monday afternoon, after spending 
almost a century on this old earth. He was in good physical health until a few weeks before 
his death, when he injured himself by taking a heavy fall while walking about the yard. 
The end came on Friday morning, Jan. 21, after a few days of intense suffering. 

Andrew Hanson was born in Midskogen, Hanjedalen, Sweden, on Sept. 1, 1831, where 
he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss. Greta Jenson in 1858 and to his 
union one son was born, Hans A. Wastman, also of Dunbar township. Mr. Wastman 
immigrated to America in 1888 and his father and mother followed him the next year and 
first settled in Alexandria, Minn. 

In May, 1894, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson came to this county and homesteaded on the present 
homesite in Dunbar township, where they resided until death. Mrs. Hanson passed away 
some fourteen years ago. In 1908 the aged couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 

Rev. A. J. Gravdal conducted the service at the funeral held from the home on Monday afternoon. 
The earthly remains were borne to the last resting place in the Dunbar cemetery by pallbearers 
selected from among the old pioneer friends. They were Gust Edd, Emil Mattson, John H. Nelson, 
Ellick Erickson, Nels Lunneborge, and John Fladeboe. 
Besides the son, Hans Westman, the decease's is survived by three grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren, also one sister who resides in Sweden. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, January 27, 1927.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


HARDINA, Dallas

Dallas Roger Hardina passed from this life to the next 
Saturday, the 29th of May, one day before his 72nd birthday.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy & (Steve) Butterfield; 
son, Bryan & (Teresa) Hardina; and son, Josh Hardina; 
two grandchildren, Dallas B. Hardina and Jordan Butterfield.

Born in Britton, South Dakota, Dallas served in the Army, 
worked on the railroad, and eventually retired froma career 
with the Postal Service. Though he suffered from several 
physical complications, towards the end of his life he never 
lost his quick wit, bright sense of humor, and his undying love 
for his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Richard Hardina.

In honor of Dallas's wishes the family held a private celebration 
of his life.

Donations “In memory of D.R. Hardina” can be made to the Everett Gospel Mission
 – PO Box 423, Everett, WA 98206.

Source: Marshall County Journal 2004
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006) csk


HARRINGTON, H. H.

Death of H. H. Harington

The ranks of the pioneers of Sargent County have again lost one of their number 
in the death of H. H. Harrington, of Herman township, which occurred June 19th. 
Mr. Harrington had been an invalid for the greater part of the last two years, and 
the death of his aged wife which took place only a few short weeks ago, was soon 
followed by his own decease. 

The aged husband has followed his life's partner across the dark river to their eternal 
home. The deceased was born at Syracuse, N. Y., in the year 1827. He moved to 
Madison, Wis., in 1871, and lived in that city and at Jefferson, Wis., for several years. 
He came to Sargent county, accompanied by his family, about 20 years ago. He has 
always been an esteemed citizen of this county, noted for his integrity and honesty 
in the community in which he lived. 

A family of children, all of legal age, survive. The funeral was held Wednesday, June 21. 
Rev. A. G. Runions officiating. 
The remains were interred in the Hamlin cemetery. A large concourse of friends and 
neighbors of the family attended the funeral services.

Documentation: from collection at the Sargent County Museum. Curator- June Fritzen. 
Newspaper and date not included.
Submission by great-grandson Dan Harrington, Boise, ID [May 2003] csk
Obituary notice is from the Sargent County Teller, June 23, 1899 (Sept 2003) Thanks to Jerry McQuay.


HARRINGTON, Celinda

Celinda Harrington, wife of Hiram Harrington, of Herman township, died at their residence on 
Thursday, June 1st, 1899. She was born in Cicero, N.Y., July 8th, 1826, and was married to 
H. H. Harrington on Christmas Eve, 1852. She with her husband and family came to Dakota
about 18 years ago, settling at Hamlin on the Wild Rice River, where the home still remains. She
raised a large family, all of whom are grown to manhood and womanhood. The funeral was
conducted from the residence. Rev. A. G. Runions officiating, after which a large number of sorrowing
friends accompanied the remains to Hamlin cemetery, where the burial took place. The husband 
and the rest of the family are left to mourn her loss but in their bereavement have the hearty sympathy of all.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper June 9, 1899.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

HARRINGTON, Selinda

Selinda Harrington, wife of Hiram Harrington, of Herman township, 
died at their residence on Thursday, June 1st, 1899.
She was born in Cicero, N. Y., July 8th, 1826, and was married to 
H. H. Harington 185?. She and her husband and family came to Dakota 
about 18 years ago settling at Hamlin on the Wild Rice River, where 
the home still remains.
She raised a large family, all of whom are grown to manhood and 
womanhood. The funeral was conducted from the residence, Rev. A. G. 
Runions officiating, after which a large number of sorrowing friends 
accompanied the remains to Hamlin cemetery, where the burial took 
place. The husband and the rest of the family are left to mourn her loss, 
but in their bereavement have the hearty sympathy of all.

Documentation: from collection at the Sargent County Museum. 
Curator- June Fritzen. Newspaper and date not included.
Note: obituary copy was tight on the right margin clipping off the marriage year 
and word endings.
Submission by great-grandson Dan Harrington, 
Boise, ID [May 2003] csk

HASKELL, BLISS S.
Died---At Los Angels, California, Thursday, March 26th 1888, Mr. Bliss S. Haskell, 
aged 38 years.
The deceased was born in Greenboro, Vermont in 1850. He came to this county in 1882 
and was one of the county's first commissioners, having been appointed to that office 
by Gov. Ordway. He has been in poor health for some four years, having been run over 
by a heavy farm wagon loaded with wood from which injuries he never recovered. 
He leaves a wife and two children. His sister, Mrs. John Manton, is his only relative 
living in this county.

Source: Sargent County, "The Item" newspaper March 30, 1888.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk


HAUGE, INGABOR

AGED MCLEOD WOMAN IS VICTIM OF COAL GAS

Mrs. Ole A. Hauge Dies from Effects of Carbon Monoxide Gas --
Husband May Recover

  Mrs. Ole A. Hauge, eighty-five-year-old resident of Freeman 
township, Richland county, is dead as a result of carbon monoxide
gas from a hard coal stove. Her husband, Ole A. Hauge, was
also overcome by the fumes, but appears to be recovering.
  Mr. Hauge was found on Saturday morning, sitting in a chair
by the stove and although he could not recall doing so, it is
thought that he awoke, and sensing the situation, got up to
attend to the stove, but was unable to do so. Mrs. Hauge remained
in bed and although a physician was called she never regained
consciousness, dying at 5:30 on Sunday evening. Mr. Hauge is
expected to recover, but has no recollection in connection with the
matter. Two sons, Mons and Ira Hauge, who were at home, were
sufficiently affected by the gas to be quite ill on Saturday
morning.
  Mrs. Ingabor Hauge was born in Norway, December 9, 1845, and
was eighty-five years, two months and sixteen days old at the time
of her death on Sunday, March 15, 1931. She came to America 
seventy-two years ago and had been fifty-one years in Freeman
township. She is survived by her husband, Ole A. Hauge; and four
children: Two sons, Mons and Ira Hauge at home, and two
daughters, Mrs. Iver Olson and Mrs. Alma Loberg, both of
McLeod.
  Funeral services were conducted from the home at 1 o'clock p.m.
on Thursday of last week and at 2 o'clock from the McLeod
church, with Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial took place at the
Freeman cemetery. -- Wyndmere Herald

Source: Sargent County Teller, March 26, 1931.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HAUGEN, OLE K.

FORMER MILNOR RESIDENT DIES AT DELAMERE

  Ole K. Haugen, former resident of Milnor, died at 10 minutes to
1 o'clock on Monday, February 9, 1931, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Olaf Lebakken, where he had made his home for the past eight 
years.
  Mr. Haugen was born June 19, 1858, in Vaage, Gulbransdalen, 
Norway, and came to this country in 1884, locating in Dun county, 
Wis. A year later or in the spring of 1885 he came to Fargo, N. D.
Here he remained until 1892, at which time he removed to Sargent
county, locating at Harlem. After seven years' residence there he
came to Milnor and was a resident here until he went to make
his home with Mr. and Mrs. Lebakken.
  Nothing is definitely known of his marriage, but Mrs. Haugen
passed away in this city Aug. 11, 1917. Mr. Haugen worked as a
carpenter a part of his life and also took a turn at farming.
  Deceased is survived by two daughters and one son, as follows:
Mrs. Olaf Lebakken of DeLamere; Mrs. Ole Eckman of Monroe, Wash., 
and Knute Haugen of Edam, Sask., Canada. Three sons preceded
their father to the grave. There were also two sisters and one brother
living: Mrs. A. Knutson of Otis Orchards, Wash.; Mrs. A.A. Stockstad
of this city and P.K. Haugen of Sebeka, Minn.
  Mr. Haugen had been ill most of the winter with asthma and
dropsy, which finally terminated in his demise.
  The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o'clock at the Stockstad
undertaking parlors and 2 at the Immanuel church in Hall
township, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. Burial will be in the
Immanuel cemetery, beside his wife.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Dec. 12, 1931.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HAUGLAND, ELMER C.

ELMER C. HAUGLAND VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA 

This week it becomes our sad task to chronicle the death of Elmer C. Haugland, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Haugland, north of town, who entered the great beyond 
on Sunday, Feb. 6th, after a nine day illness of pneumonia. The young man rallied 
two times during his brief illness and the best of hopes were held out for him until 
the day before he died. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday from Immanuel South church, Rev. Eggen officiating. 
Elmer C. Haugland was born in Horace, N. D., in March 12, 1889. He cane with his parents 
to DeLamere in 1900 and has resided with them on their farm north of town ever since. 
Of late years the management of the farm has fallen upon his shoulders. He was known as 
a conscientious worker, one who believed that a man's best efforts was the least he could offer 
the world. He was a man who knew how to make friends, having those qualities which make 
up a man. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, two brothers, John and Lewis and one sister, 
Mildred also a host of true friends. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, February 10, 1921. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

HELLEN, OLE B.

COUNTY EARLY SETTLER DIED FRIDAY MORNING 

Ole B. Hellen Victim of Heart Trouble, Buried in Concordia Cemetery Tuesday 

Another pioneer answered the great summons when Ole B. Hellen died 
at St. Luke's hospital at Fergus Falls, on Friday morning, Oct. 5, about 8 o'clock, 
having been taken in the hospital only two days previously. He had , however, 
not been well all summer, as he suffered a light stroke in June and never fully 
recovered from its effects. The immediate cause of his death was heart trouble. 

Mr. Hellen was born in Alamakee county, Iowa, on Nov. 13, 1857. While still 
a small boy the family moved to Winneshiek county, near Decorah, Iowa. 
Here he grew to manhood and attended Luther College at Decorah. In 1879, 
with a party of young men Mr. Hellen drove to northern North Dakota. However 
he did not settle in Sargent county until 1882. He was one of the first settlers 
in Shuman township, where he resided until his death, except from 1890 to 1896, 
when he moved his family to Iowa. 
On July 4, 1887, Mr. Hellen was united in marriage to Johanan Johnson. 
To this union only one child, Gertie, was born, who is now Mrs. Oscar G. Olson, 
and resides one mile from home. In April, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Hallen took 
Selma Johson, daughter of Hans Johnson, whose mother had died that spring 
and she made her home with them for thirteen years. 

Mr. Hellen was a charter member of Concordia congregation, being the first secretary. 
He was a life member of the Lutheran church. He was the first assistant postmaster 
of Hamlin, N. D. and also one of the first assistant in the same position at Milnor. 
He clerked at the William's general store and later he clerked for Helgeson & Phelps. 
Mr. Hellen held many township offices, being township clerk for twenty-three years. 
He was the first school clerk in Shuman township and was assessor just 
this last spring. 

Mr. Hellen was at the time of his death seventy years ten months and 
twenty-two days old. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, his daughter 
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Olson; two grandchildren, Lawrence, 6, 
and Clayton, 2, two brothers, Elling of Milnor and Gilbert of Decorah, Iowa; 
three sisters, Bertha, Mrs. Magnus Larson and Mrs. O. L. Anderson all of 
Decorah, Iowa; a nice, Mrs. K. N. Grimsrud of Moffit, N. Dak.; also several nieces 
and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. 

The funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home 
and at 2 p. m. form the Concordia church, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. Mr. Hellen 
was carried to his final resting place by Lars, Arthur, George and 
Hans Johnson, brother-in-law, and Elling and Gilbert Hellen, brothers. 
Out of town friends and relative who attended the funeral were Gilbert Hellen, 
Bertha Hellen, Iver Hellen, and Gertrude Anderson, all of Decorah, Iowa; 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Nelson and Mrs. Bert Johnson of Kensett Iowa. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Glaaul of Northwood, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson 
of Galchutt, N. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs Henry Johnson of Lisbon; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth 
Grimsrud of Moffit, N. Dak.; and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Beito of New Effington, S. Dak. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 11, 1928. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

HELLEN, SAM B.

SAM B. HELLEN DIES AT FERGUS FALLS HOSPITAL

Brights Disease Cause of Death --
Was One of Sargent County's First Settlers

  Sam B. Hellen, a pioneer of this community, passed away at the
Wright hospital, Fergus Falls, on Sunday, July 22, death being due
to Bright's disease.
  Deceased had been ailing for many months, but made light of
his sickness. Two weeks ago he went down to the hospital to find
out the cause of his intense headaches. His brothers, Ole and
Elling went down to see him and they state that he seemed to feel
confident he would soon be up and about again, but his condition
was more serious than anyone realized and he became rapidly
worse until early Sunday morning when he breathed his last.
  Sam B. Hellen was born in Winneshiek county, near Ridgeway, 
Iowa, on November 15, 1862. He came to Milnor in 1887 and settled
in Shuman township, where he operated a farm for many years.
He remained a bachelor all his life, living alone on his farm and
at intervals staying at the homes of his brothers, Ole and Elling,
or with relatives in Iowa.
  He is survived by his father, B. O. Hellen of Ridgeway, Iowa, also
four brothers and three sisters, viz: Ole and Elling of Milnor,
Albert, Gilbert, Bertha and Mrs. Magnus Larson of Ridgeway and
Mrs. Ole Anderson of Decorah, Iowa.
  Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon from
Concordia church. Rev. Eggen will officiate.

Source: Sargent County Teller, July 26, 1923.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

******************************
"Mrs. Ole Anderson of Decorah, IA, Iver & Oliver Hellen, of Ridgeway, 
Iowa, & Mrs. Ella Nelson, of Northwood, IA, returned to their
respective homes Friday evening after attending the funeral of
Sam B. Hellen.

Source: handwritten transcription from Sargent County Teller, Aug. 2, 1923.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HELSTROM, P. G.

PIONEER FALLS TO DEATH
P.G. Helstrom Fell from Wagon and Broke Neck

P. G. Helstrom, a Sargent county pioneer, while returning from Milnor Monday afternoon 
with a load of lumber and wood, fell off the wagon striking the wagon tongue in such 
a manner as to dislocate his neck causing instant death.
The accident is mysterious and the facts of the incident will probably never be known. 
When last seen Mr. Helstorm was riding on the front end of a load of lumber about 
two miles form Milnor on his way home form town. He was discovered by Mr. Peterson shortly after, 
near the Peter Christian farm where the team was standing. All indications pointed 
toward the man falling from the load. The team showed no signs of fright.
Mr. Helstrom was 66 years old and a well to do farmer and leaves a wife and two sons, 
one son, Albert, married and living in Schman township, the other Charlie, lives at home.

Source: The Rutland Leader, September 16, 1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

HERMAN, MRS. JOHN (ANNA)

The funeral of Mrs. John Herman, of Hamlin, who passed away 
at her home last Wednesday morning, was held at the Immanuel 
church in Hall township Friday afternoon, Rev. A. N. Eggan of Milnor, 
officiating. The remains were interred in the Immanuel cemetery.

Anna Herman was born at Decorah, Iowa, August 23, 1853. 
She grew to womanhood at her place of birth and on July 23rd, 1871 
was united in marriage to John Herman. They resided at Ridgeway, Iowa, 
until 1880, when they moved to Dakota Territory, settling 
on the Wild Rice river in Herman township, Sargent county. 
She is survived by the husband who is a veteran of the Civil War, 
four sons and two daughters as follows: John Herman of Wolfe Point, Mont.; 
Walter, Meade and Lloyd, of Herman Township; Mrs. H.B. Nason, 
of Wolfe Point, and Mrs. John Meyers also of Herman township. 
She was 68 years old and died on her birthday.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, September 1, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


HERMAN, ERLING

Erling Herman, formerly of Lake Crystal, passed away August 15 
at Hillview Health Care Center in LaCrosse, WI at the age of 96. 
Erling was born December 6, 1909 in Herman Township, Sargent County, 
near Lidgerwood ND.  He graduated from Moorhead Teachers College in 1936.  
"Herm"  spent 38 years teaching Band and Mathematics in Aitkin and 
Lake Crystal Minnesota, and Oregon.  He retired in 1974 and lived 
in Lake Crystal until 2000.  He was active in many musical organizations 
throughout his career including dance bands, concert bands and 
the Minnesota "Over 60"Band until age 95.  In 1946 he began the popular 
Wednesday night  summer concerts in the park in Lake Crystal which continue to this day.

Erling was preceded in death by his wife Maxine (Brown) in 1996, son Alan in
1976, his parents, Walter and Julia (Johnson) Herman, and 3 brothers, Jules, 
Hugh and Larry Herman. Survivors include daughter Susan (Bob) Hughes 
of LaCrescent MN, son John Dennis (Laurie) of Eagan, 7 grandchildren 
and several great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Lake
Crystal on Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m.

Source: Unknown
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (May 2010) csk


HERMAN, JOHN "JACK"

John "Jack" Herman, 81, Brainerd, formerly of Lidgerwood, ND,
died Sunday, December 24, 2006 in St. Joseph's Medical Center,
Brainerd, MN.  Jack was born February 20, 1925 in Lidgerwood
and was raised at the family homestead located on the Wild Rice
River in Sargent County.  He graduated from Lidgerwood High
School.  He managed and played saxophone in a number of area
dance bands as well as in bands that toured across the country.
Jack farmed and partnered with his brother in an aerial application
operation for many years.
He married Dorothy Ebel Lueck on September 16,1961 in Hankinson,
ND.  They owned and operated Beaver Dam Resort, Manhattan
Beach, MN for several years, later moving to Brainerd.
He is survived by a sister, Lois (David) Monson of Fargo, a nephew,
Gary (Linda) Ness of Bismarck, niece, Linda Ness of Fargo, step-sons 
William (Elaine) Lueck and Dennis (Valdeen) Lueck of Nisswa, as well 
as several step-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Meade and
Signe Herman, sister, Elaine (Oscar) Ness and brother, R. M.
"Fet" Herman. 
Memorial services will be held in North Dakota at a later date. 

Source: Unknown
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (May 2010) csk


HERMAN, JULES

Jules Herman, Welk Musician and Bandleader, Dies 93

Jules Herman, who played a sweet trumpet in the Lawrence Welk Band and in front of his own orchestra 
for 35 years, died on July 22nd of heart failure at his home in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. He was 93 years 
old and had been retired since 1996.
Jules was asked to be a part of the Welk band in the mid-1930's, and in 1938, when the band was playing 
the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a young singer named Lois Best joined the Welk Band. 
She became the first Champagne Lady, and soon afterward, married the handsome, talented trumpet player. 
Jules and Lois were married for 67 years, sharing their lives and their love of music.

Another North Dakotan
Jules often described himself as “a 100% Norwegian” kid, growing up in Milnor, North Dakota. He studied 
Musical Education at Moorhead State College in Minnesota and after receiving his degree in the early 1930s, 
taught music in Gardner, North Dakota. When a fellow North Dakotan named Lawrence Welk invited Jules 
to join his band, which was playing regularly on radio station WNAX in Yankton, South Dakota, he quit 
his teaching job and never looked back.
“Lawrence didn't have a musical education,” Lois Herman said, “so he grew to depend on Jules because 
he was the only college grad in the band.”
In 1940, when the Welk Orchestra finished an engagement in Chicago and was leaving for California, 
the Hermans stayed behind to raise their family.
The Family
He is survived by his wife, Lois Best Herman, and his three daughters, Bonnie Herman of Chicago, a well-
known and sought after studio singer; Gloria Aberman of Las Vegas; and Debra Herman of Mendota Heights, 
Minnesota. He also leaves four grandchildren and a brother, Erling Herman. Mr. Herman was the son of Walter 
and Julia (Johnson) Herman. Two brothers, Larry (Pat) and Hugh preceded him in death.
Services were held at St. James Lutheran Church in St. Paul. 

Source: The Lawrence Welk Show Musical Family News, Volume 12, Number 2, Summer, 2005, page 7
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (May 2010) csk

[HERNESS], GURI MARTINSON

MRS. KNUT MARTINSON LAID TO REST MONDAY

  Mrs. Knut Martinson passed away at her home in DeLamere, N. Dak., at 11:30 a. m.
on Wednesday, January 25, 1933, from the effects of flu-pneumonia. She had been
failing in health for the last two years.
  Guri Herness was born in Voss, Norway, November 26, 1858, and was 74 years of age 
on her last birthday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Herness and came with
her parents to this country in 1867. They settled in Winneshiek county, Iowa, moving
from there to Eagle Lake township, Ottertail county, Minn.
  Guri Herness was married to Knut Martinson on the 4th day of February, 1880, by
Rev. Thoraldsen. They continued living in Ottertail county near Henning until in 1901,
when they moved to Hall township, Sargent county, N. Dak., where they have resided since.
   To this union were born seven children: Martin, Charles and Mrs. G.T. Selveit of DeLamere, 
Mrs. O. E. Johnson of Bismarck, Edgar, Mrs. Ed. S. Erickson of DeLamere and Alice who
passed away in 1924. Their children all were born during their residence at Henning, Minn.
  Besides her six living children and husband, Mrs. Martinson is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. H. Colbjornson of Dalton, Minn., and Mrs. Louise Kaufman of Seattle, Wash.; one brother,
Haldor Herness of Chicago, Ill., and eighteen grandchildren.
  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.J. Gravdal on Monday, January 30, 
at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Immanuel church at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Immanuel
church cemetery.
  
Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, Feb. 2, 1933.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HICKEY, MARY KATHERINE

After a lingering illness, Mary 
Katherine Hickey passed away 
at her home two and one-half miles
west of town, Thursday morning,
Oct. 19, 1916.
Funeral services were held by
Father Duerr of Ligerwood, In
the Catholic church at Havana
the following Saturday morning.
There was a large attendance of
relatives and friends, many coming
from a distance. Interment took
place in the Catholic cemetery
west of town. 
Mrs. Hickey leaves these daughters:
Mary, Rose, and Elizabeth; a husband,
John Hickey; a brother, W.F. Keating,
of this place; a sister Mrs. James Cryan
of near Lake Towankon, besides other
relatives … distant and many friends
to mourn her loss.

Source:unknown newspaper
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Oct 2006) csk


HICKEY, PAUL

Paul Hickey died at the hospital in Lidgerwood Tuesday, June 27, 1916. 
Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in this city and 
interment was made in the local Catholic cemetery.
Paul Hickey was born August 7, 1867 at Lake Geneva, Wis. 
In 1890 he was married to Elizabeth Harris of Philadelphia, Pa and 
of this union were born three daughters, Pearl, Rose, and 
Anna now of Chicago, Il, and two sons, Edward and William of this place. 
Besides these he leaves to mourn his untimely loss three sisters 
and two brothers. One of the brothers, John Hickey resides 
in Havana and Mrs. J. F. Hickey of this town is a sister-in-law 
of deceased.
The Havana Union joins with the friends of the bereaved ones 
in most sincere sympathy.

Source: The Kidder Promoter newspaper, July 30, 1916.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

HILLESTAD, MALINE

GRIM REAPER CALLS MRS. THOMAS HILLESTAD
 
Aged Pioneer Lady Answer Last Summons Sunday, March 4 -- Funeral Tuesday 

Mrs. Thomas Hillestad, one of the earliest pioneer settlers of this section of the state, 
passed away at her home near Gwinner on Sunday, March 4, after an illness of several 
months. 

Funeral services are being held this Tuesday afternoon from the home, Rev. A. J. Gravdal 
of this city officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the Dunbar cemetery. 

Mrs. Maline Hillestad was born in Havslo, Norway, July 17, 1847, and immigrated to the 
United States in 1864 with her parents. She resided near Ferryville, Wis. till 1875. On May 27 
of the same year she was united in marriage to Thomas Hillestad in 1880, they moved to 
North Dakota and settled near the Sheyenne river on what was called the Silver Prairie, 
where they resided till 1889, when they moved to their present home near Gwinner. 

Deceased is survived by her aged husband, seven children, thirteen grandchildren and one brother. 
Four children have preceded her in death. The children living are Mrs. F. S. Ludwig of Fargo; 
Mrs. F. E. Sweeney of Milnor; Mrs. Elmer Westling of Gwinner; Thomas Hillestad Jr., near home; 
Ole and Pete Hillestad at home and Adolph Hillestad at Gwinner. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, March 8, 1928. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

HILLSTROM, MARIA

ANOTHER PIONEER WOMAN PASSES 
The death of Mrs. Maria Hillstrom mother of Albert and Chas. Hillstrom, 
occurred at the former's home, southeast of Milnor, on Monday, August 18th, 
at the ripe old age of 81 years. Deceased was born in Nykoping, Sweden, 
in 1838. The husband died about 10 years ago while homeward bound from Milnor. 
The departed was mother of four children, but only those mention above survive.
Funeral services were held from the Concordia church, south of Milnor, 
this afternoon. Interment was made in the Swanson cemetery, Shuman township.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, August 21, 1919.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

[HOFF], MINA TRANGSRUD

MRS. B.A. TRANGSRUD DIED SUDDENLY AT FARGO

Well Known DeLamere Lady Succumbs When About to Leave Hospital for Home

  Friends in this section were shocked last Sunday when word
came that Mrs. B.A. Trangsrud of DeLamere had passed away at
St. Luke's hospital in Fargo.
  Mrs. Trangsrud was taken sick on Sunday, Dec. 2, and was taken
to St. Luke's hospital at once, an operation being performed the
same day for appendicitis and for the removal of a tumor. She
apparently recovered and last Sunday she was about to be removed
to her home at DeLamere, when she passed away without warning,
death occurring at 11 a.m. of that day.
  Mina Hoff was born in Solor, Norway, Jan. 23, 1879, and came
to America in 1906. Aug. 17, 1913, she was married to Bernhard
Trangsrud, who survives her.
  Mrs. Trangsrud is also survived by her mother, who lives in
Norway; Alfred, also of Norway; Harold of Darrington, Wash.; 
Sigurd of Milnor; Signe, in Norway; Mrs. Tunneberg of Kindred,
N. Dak., and Mrs. Flagstad of Madison, Wis.
  The funeral is being held today, Thursday, from the home in
DeLamere at 1 o'clock p.m., and from the Immanuel South church
at 2 o'clock, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating, and the burial will be
in the Immanuel cemetery.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, Dec. 20, 1928.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

HOMER. MRS. C. A.

MRS. C. A. HOMER ANSWERS CALL 

Passed Away at Her Home at 10:30 O’clock Sunday Evening
--Funeral Services Held Tuesday--
Leaves Husband and 4 Children

After a lingering illness of a complication of diseases, Mrs. C. A. Homer 
passed away at her home in this city Sunday evening at 10:30 o’clock. 
All hopes of her recovery had been practically given up by her attendants 
for some time but the way she bravely struggled against the poison 
which permeated her system kept alive a faint ray of hope which lingered 
in the breast of those dearest to her until the end.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from outside her home as 
the place was under quarantine. A large crowd from the country and city 
were present to pay their last respects to the departed. Rev. Edward Lee, 
pastor of the M. E. church, officiated and internment was made in Lake View 
cemetery. The Milnor business houses were closed from 12 to 2 o’clock 
and the Milnor school closed its doors for the day. Out of town people 
who came to attend the funeral were Sam Homer and wife of State Center, 
Iowa, Geo. Homer of Laurens, Iowa; Will Homer of Oskaloosa, Iowa, 
Mrs. Kregg of Oakes, N.D., and Mrs. Ed Filby of Lisbon.

The deceased was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Dakin and was born 
in Marshall Co., Iowa in the year 1878. Eighteen years ago she was united 
in marriage to C.A. Homer at Laurens, Iowa. From there they moved 
to Crete, N.D. and a few years to Milnor where they resided ever since. 
Four children were born to this union, namely: Dora, Erma, Thelma and 
Donald: Besides these four children, the departed leaves a husband and 
mother, Mrs. J. W. Dakin, and two brothers, Walter Lanning of DeLamere 
and Lee Dakin of Milnor to cherish her memory. She has many other near 
relatives and friends who will hold her memory dear.

The members of the family have the deepest sympathy of the community.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 6, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

HUBER, JUDY

Bowdle - Judy Huber, 59, Bowdle, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, 
in a motor vehicle accident near Mina. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at St. Paul 
Lutheran Church, Bowdle, with Pastor Robin Wanner-Schaunaman 
officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, 
Bowdle. 
Family and casketbearers are asked to meet at the church 
1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Organist will be Mardella Bieber and ushers 
will be Stanley Zimmer and Jason Bishop. 

Visitation will be at Miller Funeral Home, Bowdle, from 5 to 9 p.m. 
Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

Judith Elaine Huber was born June 2, 1945, in St. Cloud, Minn., 
to Wilbur and Inez Sheppard. Being the daughter of a teacher and 
a school superintendent, Judy was raised in various towns in North 
Dakota. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1962. 
She then went on to receive her training and degree in home economics 
from North Dakota State University in Fargo. In 1967, Judy entered 
the Peace Corps as a home economics teacher and worked in Nepal 
for a year and half. After the Peace Corps, Judy worked as a home 
economist in Fort Yates for a short time. 
She then moved to Aberdeen were she served as the Extension Home 
Economist in Brown County. 

On July 6, 1974, Judy married Oscar E. Huber. They then moved 
to the Huber farmstead seven miles northeast of Bowdle. After raising 
four children, she then went back to work. 
She was currently employed at Alexander Mitchell Library in Aberdeen. 
Judy was a master gardener, painter and spent much of her time 
researching genealogy. 
Judy became interested in genealogy after the death of her father in 1981. 
With her passion in genealogy, Judy created Prairie Family Publisher 
as a personally owned business. Her interest in genealogy led her 
to spend many hours visiting, documenting, and indexing cemeteries 
in the region. Judy will also be remembered for her love of music. 
She was a member and past chairman of the South Dakota Genealogy 
Association and also was a 4-H leader and a past Bowdle Mother's Club 
member. 

Judy is survived by her husband Oscar; sons: Paul (Alanna), 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kirk (Nicole), Bowdle; Ryan, Bowdle; 
a daughter Rosann, Brookings; mother: Inez Sheppard, Fargo N.D.; 
two brothers: Ben (Sandy) Sheppard, Casper, Wyo.; Alan Sheppard, 
Fargo N.D.Three grandchildren: Paul Jacob Jr.; Braden; and Sadie. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Sheppard. 

Casketbearers will be Mark Sheppard, Larry Sandness, Glen Cooper, 
Dave McCarlson, Jesse Kappenman and DeWayne Weiszhaar. 

Miller Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements. 

Source: The Aberdeen News on 5/24/2005. 
Submitted by: La Rae Huelsmann [July 2005]csk


HURLY, TOMMY

The grim monster Death has again visited our midst and removed one 
of our promising children in the person of Tommy Hurly, son of Mr. William 
Hurly. The little lad met his death Sunday by the accidental discharge of a 
gun which had been left in a buggy in his father's yard. He only lived a short 
time after the accident. The sad affair was a crushing blow to fond parents 
and loving brothers and sisters. The funeral took place Monday afternoon 
and was largely attended by many friends anxious to express their sympathy 
for the bereaved family in their untimely loss. Rev. Pringle conducted the 
service and was assisted by Rev. Williams. 

Source: Sargent County Teller, April 15, 1898.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Apr 2004) csk


INTELHOUSE, ADA
Ada Intlehouse 

MRS. A. L. INTLEHOUSE HAS PASSED AWAY
 
Death Comes After Lingering Illness--Funeral Services Held Monday Afternoon 

After a long weary battle of many months to regain her strength, Mrs. A. L. Intlehouse 
passed away at her home in this city last Thursday evening, Oct. 3, at 6:25. Death came 
not unexpected, as it became evident two or three days previously that she had not long 
to live. The departed was also aware that her days were numbered and she accepted 
the inevitable with remarkable calmness. With a perfect trust in her Creator, she manifested 
no fear of passing on into the Great Beyond. 

Ada Gilbertson was born in Woonsocket, S. Dak., Oct. 2, 1887. She came with her parents 
to Sargent county in 1907. On June 23, 1910, she was united in marriage to Andrew L. Intlehouse 
at Bismarck, N. Dak., to which union one child was born, which died in infancy. Since her marriage 
she resided in Milnor until her death. 

On May 26, 1929, the deceased felt herself failing in health and consulted a physician. A few weeks 
later she entered Wright's hospital, Fergus Falls, without any benefits and came home only to go to 
a Fargo hospital a little later on with no relief. Her disease was a nervous breakdown, followed by paresis, 
which was the cause of death. She was taken to the Fergus Falls hospital the second time, but remained 
there but a short time, as they could do nothing for her. The last weeks of her life were spent at her home 
midst familiar surroundings. 

The deceased leaves to mourn her loss her husband and her adopted daughter, Lucille, also Arline Gilbertson, 
who made her home with her for a number of years, also the following sisters and brothers: Gilbert Gilbertson, 
Gwinner; Mrs. G. E. Cue, Grenora, N. Dak.; Mrs. R. C. Doyon, Washington, D. C. ; Carl Gilbertson, Brock, 
Sask., Canada; Mrs. C. H. Peterson and Edward of Milnor. 

Funeral services were conducted from the home and from the Milnor Lutheran church, of which she was a member, 
Monday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery. 

The church edifice was filled to capacity with friends who came to pay their last respects to the departed. The songs 
"Just As I Am" and "Under His Wing" were rendered by the Lutheran church choir. By special request, fulfilling 
the deceased's wishes, Mrs. Re. Thorne of Fargo sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". 

The decease was a member of the Eastern Star lodge, of the Royal Neighbors and of the Milnor Up-to-Date club. 
She was very active in various circles and her presence will be greatly missed. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 10, 1929. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2003) csk


INTELHOUSE, ADENA
DEATH RELIEVES ADENA INTELHOUSE
The Grim Reaper Once More Visit’s a Home in Milnor and Claims one Of That Homes’ Estimable Daughters. Death again hovers over Milnor and takes one of the town’s most estimable daughters, Miss Adena Intelhouse, which occurred at the home Saturday afternoon at 8 o’clock, from consumption, after an illness of about one year. Her illness began while teaching school last spring, having taken whooping cough from the school children. She never fully recovered from the cough and it gradually developed into consumption. She grew worse as the winter months began, and went to Minneapolis to consult a specialist. Returning, she was in the best of spirits and fully expected to see the warm days of another summer, but the frail body could no longer endure the ravages of the terrible disease and Saturday she passed to the great beyond. In her dying moments she expressed a desire for rest, asking her mother to help her turn in the bed, immediately after which she died. Funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock which was largely attended by those who wished to pay a last respect to her earthly remains, and to weep with those who have been so sadly bereft of a sister and daughter. Rev. Lavik preached the funeral sermon. Rev. Hunter tendered a few touching remarks. Internment was mad to the Milnor Lutheran cemetery. Deceased was 23 years of age and was born near Walcott, this state. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Milnor where she had lived continuously, except for a year or so at Forman, since that time and grew to womanhood amid a wide circle of acquaintances. She was accomplished and much esteemed by everyone-- even those who but scarcely knew her; loved and honored, tenfold, by her wide circle of intimate friends, her untimely death shocks the community, and leaves a chair unfilled in the home she loved so well; an irreparable loss to kind, loving parents, and thoughtful sister and brothers, whose hearts are overflowing with sorrow that words utterly fail to express. Her life was devoted to her heavenly father, her home, friends and humanity; always kind, happy and contented her presence transmitted that purity to her wide circles of intimate friends and made hearts grow fonder. How feeble were words to carry consolation to hearts bereave by her early death. A tender clinging vine, interwoven in sweet memories from the hour the angel first gave her to the home; a gentle spirit of light that flitted in and out like a gleam of sunshine. No one can fill her place in the vacant chair; no one will take her place in the hearts of her loved ones or friends. It will be a sacred thought in years to come, to her parents and friends, that she shed radiance in the home as long as she did. It will be a blessed recollection that she grew up to love and be loved by those who will ever so tenderly cherish her sweet and pure memory. Source: Sargent County Teller February 25, 1904 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2003) csk

INTLEHOUSE, GURI [BRUNSVOLD]

PIONEER WOMAN IS LAID TO REST TODAY

Mrs. Peter Intlehouse Passed Away Tuesday at Her Home - Cancer Caused Death

   Mrs. Peter Intlehouse answered the Great Summons at her home in this city
on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, after over a year's suffering with cancer. She
was conscious and able to talk with the members of her family up until an hour 
preceding her death.
  Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon from the Lutheran church
at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.J. Gravdal will officiate.
  Guri Brunsvold was born near Beloit, Wis., April 3, 1856, where she resided 
with her parents until she reached the age of sixteen years, when she came west 
to Fillmore county, Minn., where she resided for a time with a sister. Two years
later, on Feb. 26, 1874, she was united in marriage to Peter Intlehouse. They moved
to Wild Rice, N. Dak., in 1880 and the following year settled on what is known as
Silver Prairie, nine miles northeast of McLeod. They came with their family to Milnor
in 1885 and the deceased has resided here ever since, with the exception of two
years in the late eighties spent in Forman and Harlem.
  Four children are left to mourn her passing, as follows: Andrew, Olavis and 
Mrs. Geo. Carlson of Milnor and Emil of Lisbon; also one sister, Mrs. Nels Bakko 
of Walcott, N. Dak. Mr. Intlehouse passed away in the year 1905 a year after their
daughter, Dena at the age of 22 years, had passed away. The two first born in 
the family died in a diptheria epidemic at the age of two and three years.
  Mrs. Intlehouse was a kindly lady, beloved by all who knew her. She was reconciled 
to her fate and the end came as a blessing to relieve her sufferings.

Source: Sargent County Teller, June 1931
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

INTELHOUSE, LOTTIE

Lottie Intelhouse

A SUDDEN DEATH

Miss Lottie Intelhouse Passes Away Very Suddenly at Jamestown From Jaundice Following an Operation for Appendicitis
Death Came Saturday--Funeral Held Tuesday
The people of Milnor were greatly shocked Monday to hear of the death of Miss Lottie Intelhouse 
which was received from Jamestown where she had gone a week previous to visit her sister, Mrs. Thorpe. 
It was like a thunder bolt from a clear sky. Sadness was pictured upon every face and a feeling of deepest 
regret was expressed by the whole community.
It was unexpected although it was quite well known she was not in the best health believing she was 
afflicted with appendicitis, and thinking a change would be of benefit, she gave up her position as stenographer 
and bookkeeper at Hansen, Newgard & Hanson, to go to Jamestown for rest and perhaps medical treatment. 
Upon arriving there it seems she was taken seriously ill and an operation for appendicitis was advised. 
She passed through the ordeal and rallied nicely but owing to her weakened condition jaundice set in and hope 
of her recovery was doubtful and finally the disease proved fatal.
Miss Intelhouse was 23 years old at her death--a bright beautiful life blotted out at the very commencement 
of its usefulness. Words are to feeble to convey consolation to hearts bereaved of a beloved daughter. 
A clinging vine, interwoven with pure thoughts, sweet memories and sunshine that spread its radiance among us.
None can fill the place in the hearts of those most dear. None can fill the place in the hearts of our people. 
Her sweet and pure memory will be tenderly cherished and it will be a blessed thought to all that she was permitted 
to spend the brief period among us that she did.
Funeral services were held at Jamestown Tuesday and interment made there.

Source: The Sargent County Teller, June 7, 1906.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

JACKMAN, GEORGE
Geo. Jackman, Rutland, Dies George Jackman, 79, died in an area nursing home. He had come to Rutland in 1918. The funeral was held Tuesday in the Norland Lutheran church, Rev. John Berg officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Robert Case and Mrs. Lowell Sjothun, with Mrs. Norman Fust at the organ. Pall bearers were Lars Sjothun, Julius Sjothun, Rudolph Sjothun, Morgan Flados, Arthur Nelson and Clarence Evenson. FInal resting place was the Nordland Lutheran cemetery at Rutland. Mr. Jackman was born in southeastern Minnesota March 25, 1884, and came to Rutland from Louisburg, Minn. He had farmed in the Rutland area. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Sivert (Mary) Wedwick, Osnabrook. Six brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Source: unknown paper, Nov. 1963 Submitted by:
La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Feb 2007)csk
JACKMAN, WILLIAM T
William T Jackman was born in Albany NY, Nov 18, 1848. and died in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Aberdeen, SD at 10:30 AM Oct 18, 1935. When he was about one year old, the family moved to WI where he grew to manhood and was married but suffered the loss of his wife after a few years. Three children were born to this union: Frankie, who died several years ago, Jennie Cooper of Seattle, WA and George Jackman of Spokane WA. Mr Jackman came to Minnesota and lived near Hancock and on July 23, 1880 he was married to Mary Ann Highland at Hancock, MN. Six children were born to this union. Dollie Van Ornum of Hecla, SD; Henry Jackman, Minneapolis, MN; Alice Rowland, Aberdeen, SD; I.R.Jackman, Lake City , MI; Harry Jackman of Forman, ND; Charles Jackman of Forman, ND. Mr. Jackman and his family came to Dakota Territory in 1882, and settled in what is now Marshall County, S D, which was then part of Day County. He helped to organize Marshall County. He moved to Sargent County, ND in 1890. He was elected sheriff of Sargent County in 1904, reelected, 1906; Elected 1910 ; reelected 1914; served as deputy sheriff under Ole Fladby from Jan, 1915-Jan 1919. He farmed in Marboe township in this County from the time he came here in 1890 until he took the office of Sheriff January 1, 1905. and returned to the farm in 1909 after completing his first two terms as Sheriff. When he was elected Sheriff in 1910 he came to Forman and since that time has lived in Forman or in the vicinity. He sold his farm in Marboe township after he moved to Forman and lived in this town during his two terms and during the time he was deputy. Since he retired from the Sheriff's office he has been living with his son, Charles Jackman on a farm in Forman township. He leaves surviving him besides his widow and the eight children, thirty -six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Another pioneer has gone leaving a void that will never be filled Those hardy souls that settle and built up this country, one by one are dropping away. Of all the good qualities of W.T. Jackman and there were many, probably the most outstanding were integrity, devotion to duty, good nature, warm friendship and sincerity of purpose. He was always active in the public life and always devoted his time and energy for the public good. After he had served the two consecutive terms in the offic of the Sheriff, as soon as he was eligible the people reelected him to that position for the two more terms that he could serve. This shows very conclusively in what regard he was held by the people of the county and that they recognized his ability, his honesty and his fitness for the position. Mr. Jackman had no enemies. Everyone who knew him respected and admired him. He was a true and loyal friend and a loving husband and father. Mr. and Mrs Jackman celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary July 2, 1930. The funeral was held Tuesday with services at the Forman Congregational Church. Rev. Ebertz officiating. Burial was in the Forman Cemetery south of town. ******** Buried in Forman, ND next to Mary Ann (Highland) Jackman Source: The Sargent County News Newspaper, Oct 24, 1935. Submitted by Susan Goodman (Apr 2005) csk

JALLEN, MRS. OSCAR

Mrs. Jallen Died Sunday Morning
Pulmonary Embolis Causes Death of a Mother of Six Children Three Days After Birth of Last Child.
Another home in our community is made desolate by the passing away of the mother. 
Mrs. Oscar Jallen departed this life on Sunday morning, death being due to what is 
medically termed, pulmonary embolis, or a small clot of blood being swept into the 
pulmonary circulation. Three days before her death she gave birth to a child while 
alone at home. Later she suffered considerable with rheumatism and the next day 
a doctor was called. She then seemed to be getting along nicely until early Sunday 
morning when she became faint and very shortly died.
Funeral services were held today from the Lutheran church, interment being made 
in Lake View cemetery.
Deceased was born on September 25th, 1885, at Solar, Norway. She came to 
DeLamere, North Dakota, in the year 1904 and was married on June 5, 1907 
to Oscar Jallen of Milnor. She was the mother of seven children, six living, 
including the newly born infant.
The out of town people here to pay their last respect to the dead are Captain 
E. Sherping and wife of Minot, and the Mesdames Otto and K. Kertsgaard, 
of Kindred, N. Dak.
Besides her husband and children and brother Captain E. Sherping, of Minot, 
the departed has an aged father in Norway and another brother at Bagley, Minn., 
who will cherish her memory.
The bereaved have the deepest sympathy of the community

CARDS OF THANKS
To the kind neighbors and friends who assisted us in our bereavement 
and for the beautiful flowers tendered to brighten our darkest hour, 
we wish to express our most sincere thanks
Oscar Jallen and Family

Source: Sargent County Teller Newspaper, October 23, 1919
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

JENNINGS, MRS. JOHN (MARY)

Mrs. John (Mary) Jennings was born April 3, 1884 to Henry and Margaret Weber 
at Havana.  She died on July 30, 1979 at Breckenridge, Minn., at the age of 95 years.
She lived in Havana all her life until a few months ago when she moved to Wahpeton, N.D.  
She married John Jennings on Nov.  16, 1902 at Havana.  Mrs. Jennings operated a cafe 
in Havana for some years.  She retired in 1945.
Mrs. Jennings is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret McDonald of Wahpeton.
Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her husband in 1946, seven brothers 
and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Forman 
with the Rev. Peter Grady officiating.  Music was by Mrs. Duane Lock, organist, 
and Mrs. Lowell Sjothun, soloist.   Pallbearers were Donald Waldera, Lowell Smith, 
Robert Johnson, B.Q. Odland, Henry Colemer and Irvin Weber.  Honorary pallbearers 
were Emil Waldera, Matt Parrow, Oscar Peterson, Milton Gilbertson, Clarence Evenson 
and F.I. Carpenter.
Burial was in Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery, Havana.  Fransen Funeral Home 
was in charge.

Source: Sargent County Teller - 1979
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


JOHNSON, ANE DORTHEA

HALL TOWNSHIP PIONEER LADY DIES OF OLD AGE 

Mrs. Ane Dorthea Johnson Died Last Saturday--Funeral Wednesday at Immanuel 

One by one the ranks of the old pioneers who braved the trials incident to settlement 
in a new country are thinning out and as time goes on it seems that ere long the last 
of them will have passed away. 

Mrs. Ane Dorthea Johnson was born in Norway, Jan. 13, 1845, and came to America 
in 1869, first residing in Dane county, Wis. She was married to Thomas Johnson, July 10, 1879 
at Albion, Wis., and came with her husband to North Dakota in 1882, where they homesteaded 
in Hall township near DeLamere, which has since been her home. 

Mr. Johnson died in 1890 and the children living are Martha Blake of Canada, Mrs. Ole Hogness 
and Mrs. Carl Kverness, both of DeLamere. One brother, Nels Kromlokken, resides at Summit, 
S. Dak., and there are two surviving sisters, Mrs. Ellen Kristofferson of Lilly, S. Dak., and Marie 
Kolsrud of Norway. 

The infirmities incident to old age caused the death of Mrs. Johnson, who had been ailing for many 
years, her death occurring at her home last Saturday, March 26, 1927. 

The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. J. Gravdal at the Immanuel church, of which Mrs. Johnson 
was a member, at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, and the burial was in the Immanuel cemetery. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, March 31, 1927. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


JOHNSON, ANNA MARIA JULIUS

Anna Marie Julius Johnson

Anna Marie Julius was born in Slesvig, Denmark, November 30, 1836; and died at Rutland, N. D. 
April 23, 1910, aged 73 years, 5 months and 23 days.
She was the oldest of a family of three girls, one of which died in infancy. 
She was married to Johaan Johnson in 1861 and subsequently they came to Battle Lake Minn., 
in 1869, where they resided until 1886, since which time Rutland has been their home. 
Seven children were born to this union, two Hans, Hans, who died in Denmark in infancy. 
Mrs. Martin Moe, John and Carl of Rutland, Julius of Noonan, N. D., and Jens of Mandan, N. D.
Mrs. Johnson has been a consistent member of the Lutheran church since childhood. 
She has been ill for the past three months only confined to her bed during 
the three weeks prior to her death. Her son John and Mrs. Moe were permitted 
to be with her during her last sickness, and all that loving hearts and kind hands 
could do was ministered to her. It has been the privilege of John to have the care 
of his mother during the last few years, and her every wish had only to be expressed 
to be granted by him.
She leaves besides her children, to mourn her loss one sister, Mrs. Anna Scott of Battle Lake, Minn.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 26, Rev. Moe officiating. Internment took place 
at Hauges Synod cemetery, near Rutland. She was laid to rest beside her late husband 
who proceeded her to the great beyond in 1889.
The floral tributes were many and beautiful. A large concourse of people attended 
the funeral to pay their respects to this a respected an beloved friend and neighbor.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly assisted us during the illness 
and death of our beloved mother.
Mrs. Martin Moe
Jens Johnson
John Johnson
Julius Johnson
Carl Johnson

Source: The Rutland Leader, May 15, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk


JOHNSON, ANNE GURINE
Sargent County Pioneer Passes 

Sargent county has lost another of its pioneers through the death of Mrs. Ole Johnson. 
Mrs. Johnson has been a very active member in the spiritual welfare of the community. 
Her unfailing interest has aided in making the Sunday school, the church, the mission circle 
and the Ladies Aid a success. Mrs. Johnson had suffered for several months from internal 
cancer or tumor. Her strength has gradually failed her until her death Sunday morning at 3 a. m. 
Anne Gurine Johnson was born at Rorabet I Mo, Norway, July 29, 1859. 
She died Dec 27, 1925, at the age if sixty-six years five months and twenty-eight days.

In July 1886, she was united in marriage to Ole Johnson at the Mo church in Norway. 
A year later they immigrated to America, coming to Christine, N. D., July 27, 1887. 
The next year they came to Sargent county and settled on the homestead where they 
have lived since. 
Five children were born to this union, one, Annie Olava Johnson died on May 2, 1914. 
The deceased is survived by her bereaved husband Ole Johnson, and four children, 
Mrs. Ed Evensen, Jacob Johnson, Mrs. Ole Jacobson and Mrs. Lars Sjothun, 
one adopted daughter, Martha Johnson and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1925, at the Johnson home at 1 p.m. 
and at the Lutheran church of Rutland at 2 p.m. The remains were laid to rest 
in the East Nordland cemetery. The pallbearers were Hans Brown, Berndt Anderson, 
Nels Jacobson, Christ Jacobson, John Skaarer and John Breum. The community 
extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the kind neighbors and friends, 
especially Mr. And Mrs. John Breum and Mrs. H. L. Sjothun, who assisted us 
during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, and also 
for the beautiful floral offerings and songs rendered at the funeral services. 
Mr Ole Johnson. 
Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Johnson. 
Mr. And Mrs. Ole Jacobson. 
Mr. And Mrs. Ed Evenson. 
Mr. And Mrs. Lars Sjothun. 
Martha Johnson

Source: Sargent County News, December 31, 1925.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

JOHNSON, ARTHUR ARTHUR JOHNSON IS VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA Passed Away Tuesday After Brief Illness--Funerl at Concordia Saturday Afternoon The passing of Arthur Johnson at his home in Shuman township, on Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p. m., came as a shock to the entire community. His passing is especially sad, as a large family is left fatherless. He came down with pneumonia on Thursday of last week and although everything possible was done to save him his condition grew worse, a weak heart contributing to the cause of death. Arthur Johnson was born in Shuman township, Sargent county, Sept. 30, 1889, where he grew to manhood. On July 7, 1910, he was married to Miss Jennie Johnson of Hall township and to this union six children were born, as follows: Carl, who died at the age of three years, LeLand, Elizabeth, Doris, Lowell and Arvid, all at home. He also leaves to mourn his passing two sisters and four brothers: Mrs. O. B. Hellen and Lars of Shuman township; Hans of Milnor; Mrs. W. W. Wilson of Los Angles, Calf.; George of Galchutt, N. Dak.; and Henry of Lisbon, N. Dak. In 1911 he moved on the old Johnson homestead in Shuman township, where he resided until his death. Funeral services will be held at the Concordia church Saturday, May 23, with internment in Concordia cemetery, Rev. A. J. Gravdal will officiate. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 21, 1921. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
JOHNSON, ARTHUR NORMAN Died Johnson:--In Milnor township, N. D., Tuesday, Oct 23,1900, Arthur Norman, aged 22 years, son of Mr. And Mrs. Theo Johnson. The deceased was the victim of typhoid fever, which he contracted while in the red river valley, and upon his return home about two weeks ago, the disease soon reached a critical stage, and the young man rapidly sank, until death came. The parents, who are among our most intelligent and progressive farming people, did all in their power for their stricken son, but were unable to secure medical assistance nearer than Wyndmere, owning to the absence of their home physician, which occasioned grievous delays. The deceased was a good son, and a favorite with all who knew him. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of all friends and neighbors. Obituary,--Arthur Norman Johnson, who died at the home of his parents in Milnor township, Oct 23, 1900, was born at Tunsberg Chippewa county, Minn., Feb. 27, 1878. He came to North Dakota with his parents during the eighties. The funeral took place from the M.E. Church in Milnor Friday, October 26, the remains being interred in the Olson cemetery. A card ---We desire to render our sincere thanks to all friends and neighbors who freely gave kind assistance during the sickness of and at the funeral of our son Arthur Norman Johnson. The help of these friends will ever be remembered. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Johnson Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, Oct. 26 and Nov. 3, 1900. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk Note: Also see obituary for Harry Walter NELSON
JOHNSON, CHARLES F. Charles F. Johnson Born October 7th, 1852 at Orebro, Sweden, Died May 7th, 1907, age 54 years, 7 months. Mr. Johnson immigrated to the United States in 1870 at the age of 18 years and engaged at mining at Calumet, Michigan where he resided prior to 1882 when he came to North Dakota and filed on a homestead, where he has since resided and prospered by constant industry and integrity, and established one of the most beautiful homes in the township. In 1892 he was married to Caroline Mattson and was blessed with five bright children who with the mother is left to mourn the loss of his loving care and protection. Mr. Johnson has held several positions of trust, in our county, which were thrust upon him by his many friends and admirers, and was never found shirking any duty placed upon him either in public or private life. He was laid to rest Thursday May 9th in the Immanuel Cemetery, amid beautiful floral tributes from his many friends and admirers. Thus closes the earthly life of one who will long be cherished in the memory of every person that had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Cards of Thanks We desire in this manner to express our sincere thanks to all kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and sympathized with us in the death and burial of our beloved father, husband and relative, C. F. Johnson, and whose tender words of condolence to the bereaved in their hour of affliction has in a measure lifted our burden of sorrow, and will always be cherished in memory. Mrs. C. F. Johnson and family Mr. P. J. Mattson Mr. Emil Mattson. Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, May 23, 1907. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
JOHNSON, MRS. CHRISTINA LAID AT REST The funeral of Mrs. Christina Johnson, mother of Mr. Otto A. Johnson, who passed away last Friday, was held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the home, Rev. A. N. Eggan, officiating. Internment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The departed was a native of Sweden, born April 5, 1843. In the year of 1881 she came to America and first settled at Algoma, Iowa, where she remained until the spring of 1916 when she came to Milnor to sped her declining years at the home of her son. Besides her son, Otto, she leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. CARD OF THANKS To the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death and burial of our beloved mother, we wish to extend our sincere thanks. We also wish to thank all for the many beautiful floral offerings. OTTO A. JOHNSON And Family Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 28, 1920 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
JOHNSON, MRS. CHRISTINA "KRISTI" B.
AGED PIONEER CALLED TO THE GREAT BEYOND

Mrs. Christine B. Johnson Died at Fergus Falls Hospital at the Age of Ninety-six Years

  Mrs. Christine Johnson was born in Moe Hardanger, Norway, on June 28, 1833,
where she grew to womanhood. On April 15, 1856, she united in marriage to Brigt
Johnson and to this union ten children were born, six of whom survive.
  She came with her husband and family to America in 1866 and settled in Winona 
county, Minn. A year later they moved to Chippewa county, where they resided 
on a farm until 1878, when they came with the early immigrants to Richland county.
In 1886 they came to Sargent county and made their home in Hall towmship until the 
year 1917, when Mr. Johnson passed away. Since then the deceased has made her
home with her children. About ten years ago she had the misfortune to break her hip
and since that time her health gradually failed. She passed away at St. John's
hospital in Fergus Falls on Monday, Aug. 12, at 5:45 p.m.
  Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the Andrew Bergsjoe home and
from the Immanuel Lutheran church, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating, and assisted
by Rev. Gustav Halrast, a grandson of the deceased.
  The surviving sons and daughters are John B. of DeLamere, Ole B. and Albert 
of Forman; Amund B. of McLeod; Mrs. Gilbert Halmrast and Mrs. Andrew Bergsjoe 
of DeLamere.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Aug. 15, 1929.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

JOHNSON, E. B.

E.B. JOHNSON, SHUMAN PIONEER, LAID TO REST FRIDAY

E.B. Johnson, aged pioneer settler of Shuman township, passed away at his farm home 
on Tuesday morning May 8, after an illness of several months, heart disease causing 
his passing.

The deceased was in rugged health until last year when he began to fail. In October, 
1932 he submitted to an operation at Fergus Falls, which was successful. It, however, 
left him in a weakened condition and during the winter months he gradually failed.
Edward B. Johnson was born in Lardal Sogn, Norway, on December 15, 1854. At the age 
of two years he came to the United States with his parents. They settled at Crawford 
county, Wisconsin, where Mr. Johnson grew to manhood.

In 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Christina Nash. The following year they came 
to Dakota Territory and lived for a short time in Richland county. In 1882 he
homesteaded in Shuman township, Sargent county, where he has resided ever since. 
He built up a beautiful farm home and prospered. He was very active in public affairs 
during the early days. He served eight years as County Commissioner and four years as 
County Treasurer. He was a stockholder in the First National Bank of Milnor and served 
on the board of directors for many years, and was president of the institution 18 years. 
He was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church and was one of its most loyal supporters.
Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by three sons, Edward, Albert and Palmer, 
one daughter Emma all of Milnor, N. Dak. Also one sister, Mrs. Orland A. Kibbee 
of Los Angles, California.

Funeral services were conducted form the home at 1:15 o’clock and the Concordia 
Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock, Friday. Burial was made in the Concordia cemetery. Rev A. J. 
Gravdal officiating. The day was beautiful and a large number of old time friends from 
all parts of the county came to pay their last respects to the departed.
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were T. P. Nash, Ferryvill, 
Wisconsin, A.P. Evenson, Mooreton, N. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Whtte and Mrs. O. Graff 
of Kindred, N. Dak. and Ed Anderson of Leonard, N. Dak.

Source: Sargent County News, May 17, 1934
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

JOHNSON, GUNNAR A.

Gunnar A. Johnson was Born December 23, 1899 at Asenhoga, Smaland, Sweden. 
He died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Selma Johnson, February 21, 1934 
at the age of 34 years 1 month and 29 days.

He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers 
in Sweden, and one sister, Selma and one brother Joel, of Gwinner.
We sincerely regret his passing. It was no doubt brought on by ill health. 
He was a devoted son and brother and a true friend.

IN MEMORY
My dear brother, in work you have been faithful and true. Your wish has been 
to help along on life’s road willing in all, but the health was poor. In sweet
memory to us all, you will always be.

CARDS OF THANKS
We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who assisted
and comforted us in our late bereavement, the death of our brother. We thank all
those who rendered the consoling songs at the last rites.
Mrs. Selma Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Johnson

Source: Sargent County News, March 1, 1934
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

JOHNSON, JOHN H.

The funeral for John H. Johnson, 34, of Gwinner, was held Monday 
in the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers were: Donald Colburn, Manley Hegle, Virgil Waloch, 
Richard Kupitz, Nelson Nelson and Ronald Hanson.
Johnson died in St. Luke's hospital, Fargo, Thursday following a long illness.
He was born at Fullerton, N.Dak., March 29, 1930.  He served in the army 
during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.  
He married LaVerda Frisby of Havana, January 2, 1954.  
He was a truck driver for Melroe Mfg. Co.
He is survived by his wife: three sons, Steven Jon, 9, Duane Edward, 5, 
and Daniel Shawn, 1; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Axel H. of Grantsburg, Wis.; 
four brothers, Paul, Brampton, N.Dak., Joseph, Cottonwood, Minn., 
Olaf, Oakes, N.Dak., and David, Minneapolis.
And five sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Rose) McQuay, Stirum, N.Dak., 
Mrs. Vincent (Mathilda), Dale, Grantsburg, Mrs. Kenneth (Eleanor) McQuay, Cushing, Wis., 
Mrs. Harvey (Ethel) Karas, Oakes; and Mrs. Donald (Linnea) Larson, Marine on St. Croix, Minn.

Source: Unknown paper- July  1964
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Mar 2007)csk

JOHNSON, LIVY

LIVY JOHNSON, PIONEER FARMER, PASSES AWAY

Livy Johnson, the well known and progressive farmer residing a few miles
west of Cogswell, passed away last Sunday, Sept 2, at the age of 66 years,
following several months illness with cancer. This removes from the community 
one of its most prominent men, whose death will be sadly regretted by all his 
numerous friends.

The funeral service were held at the home Wednesday, Sept 5. Rev Brook, former
Methodist minister at Cogswell, giving the sermon. Masonic ceremonials were
observed at the house and at the cemetery. Burial took place at Old Sargent Cemetery. 
The pallbearers were the old time friends, A. W. Larse, C.H. Cooper, C. A. Jordun,
A. B. Carlson, A.M. Thompson and B. E. Johnson. Over a hundred autoes made up the
funeral procession.

The deceased came here from Indiana in 1889 and for a year resided on a farm 
in Taylor township after which he moved to the present farm home west of Cogswell, 
where the family has since lived. He was a man of great activity and progressive,
modern ideas, which found distinct expression in the improved conditions on the
farm and general achievements.
Surviving are his widow, two sons, Ellwood and Douglas, who are at home, and 
two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Hurd. (Nina) of LaMoure, and Gwendolyn, who is also 
married and resides in Kentucky.

Source: Sargent County News, September 6, 1934
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

JOHNSON, OLE J.

OLE J. JOHNSON, RANSOM TWP PASSED AWAY

In the passing of Mr. Ole J. Johnson early last Friday, Ransom township has again lost 
one of its esteemed pioneers. Since he settled there about 1888, he had been a leader 
in that community, and like a father to a large neighborhood group who will greatly 
miss him both in home and church circles.

He was born April 4, 1857, in Moe Parish, Ranen, Helgelan, Norway. There he was also 
united in marriage to Miss Anna Nelson in July, 1886. Together they immigrated 
to the United States in 1887, and located first at Christine, N. D. A year later 
they moved to Sargent county where they settled on the homestead which has been 
their home until the time of death. Their marriage was blessed with five children, 
one son and four daughters. One daughter Annie died on May 2, 1914. His wife 
preceded him in death December 27, 1925.

Mr. Johnson took sick about five weeks age. He was for treatment to the hospital 
at Britton, S.D. After some relief, a week ago he was brought home where he passed 
away Friday morning, March 1st. He was at the time of his death 77 years 10 months 
and 24 days of age. He is survived by one son, Jacob M. Johnson; and three daughters, 
namely; Mrs. Hanna Evenson, Mrs. Mattie Jacobson, and Mrs. Nora Sjothun, and 
one adopted daughter Martha Olson who served as his faithful nurse during the last 
illness. He also leaves three brothers, three sisters, fifteen grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 4th; from the home at 1:00 p. m., and 
at the Nordland Lutheran Church, Rutland, 2:00 p.m. Internment was made in the 
Nordland Cemetery His grandchildren were pallbearers. Rev. Gjernes officiating.
From the time that he settled in this community, Mr. Johnson has been a faithful 
and active member of the Nordland Lutheran Church. For many years he was also 
a deacon of the church. A childlike faith and trust in Jesus Christ as his personal 
Saviour characterized the life, testimony , and death of Mr. Johnson. May his memory 
be a blessing among us.

CARD OF THANKS
We hereby express our most heartfelt thanks to the many neighbors and friends 
who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear father and 
grandfather. We desire also to give our thanks to the East Nordland Ladies Aid 
for the beautiful floral offering and to the quartette and Sig Susag for the songs, 
and to Rev Gjernes for his kind words of Sympathy
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Everson and family
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Johnson and family
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Jacobson and family
Mr. and Mrs. Lars Sjothun and family
Miss Martha Johnson.

Source: Sargent County News, March 7, 1935.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

JOHNSON, OMAR
Omar Johnson
                                   A Sad Death

The death of Omar Johnson aged 6 years, occurred at the home
of his parents in this city last Sunday morning, 24th inst.  He was 
the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. O. B. Johnson , and has been an invalid 
from birth.  During the past year the little fellow was able to get around 
outside more and more, however, and it was hoped by all that the little Omar 
would attain at least ordinary strength of body.  Mentally the little boy 
was equal of any child of his age. His last sickness was largely caused 
by getting into a snow bank, From which he could not extricate himself, 
and when finally found, he was in a half-frozen condition.  He was placed 
in bed, and every means was taken to afford the little patient relief, but after 
a few days when it was seen by the parents that their son was in a critical 
condition, a physician was summoned, and he at once pronounced 
the sickness to be diphtheria.  On account of the contagion, little Omar 
was quietly buried Sunday afternoon in the Forman cemetery.  
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their time of bereavement.  
Mrs. O. B. Johnson has herself been sick since the death of her son, 
and with the same sickness, but at present writing, she is slowly but surely recovering.

Source: Forman News newspaper, March 29, 1907.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sep 2004) csk

[JOHNSON], SELMA BERTHA GRIMSRUD

Mrs. Kenneth Grimsrud Dies at Plummer, Minn. Tuesday --
Funeral To Be Held Here

  This community was shocked Tuesday morning when it became
known that Mrs. Kenneth Grimsrud had passed away at her home
in Plummer, Minn., at 5 a.m., Tuesday, a victim of scarlet fever.
  Selma Bertha Johnson was born in Shuman township, Sargent
County, on Jan. 8, 1904. Her mother died when she was one
year old and her aunt, Mrs. O.B. Hellen, took the child into her
home where she remained until she was old enough to enter high
school, when she came to Milnor and lived with her father and
step-mother. After graduating from the Milnor high school she
spent one year at Concordia College, Moorhead. Then she taught
school for three years.
  In June 1924, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Grimsrud
at Milnor. The same year she took a course at the Mayville teachers
college from which she graduated. From there she went with her
husband to Hazelton, N. Dak., where they both taught in the
town school for four years. From there they moved to Fargo where
they resided two years while Mr. Grimsrud completed a course
at the Agricultural College.
  She resided at Abercrombie two years and then spent another year
at Hazelton. In July, 1935 they moved to Plummer, Minn., where
Mr. Grimsrud holds a position in the city high school.
  Death occurred at 5 a.m., Feb. 25th as a result of scarlet fever
and complications.
  She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and one son,
Charles Duane, age 3, her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Johnson, two half brothers, Harold and James, one half sister,
Elaine, her aunt and foster mother, Mrs. O.B. Hellen, and many
other relatives and friends.
  The remains will be shipped to Milnor where the funeral services,
under quarantine, will be held probably Monday afternoon and
interment made in the Lutheran cemetery. Mr. Grimsrud is now ill
with scarlet fever and will not be able to accompany the remains.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Feb. 27, 1936.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) 

JOHNSON, SELMER The death of Selmer Johnson, son of Mr. And Mrs. Johnson of Bowen township, took place last Saturday, and the funeral was held Monday from the Swedish Lutheran Church at Gwinner. Deceased was 27 years of age, and a victim of quick consumption. A most estimable young man, his death is deplored and regretted by a large circle of friends. He was married a few years ago to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nils Petterson of Gwinner. The sorrowing wife and parents have the sympathy of all. The funeral was one of the largest ever held at Gwinner, and the floral decorations were many and beautiful. Source: The Forman Independent News, July 20, 1917. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

JOHNSTON, BENJAMIN S.

LAST RITES FOR B.S. JOHNSTON SATURDAY

  Mr. Benjamin S. Johnston died at his home in St. Albans, N.Y.,
July 3, 1939, at the age of 59 years. The remains were shipped
to Milnor for burial, and funeral services were conducted from
the O.A. Stockstad undertaking parlors Saturday, July 8th at 1 p.m.
with Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. Burial took place at the
Concordia Church Cemetery in Shuman township, where Mrs. 
Johnston, who died about 4 years ago, is buried. Mr. Johnston had
no relatives in this community, but Mrs. Johnston, whose maiden
name was Marie Bakke, was a sister of Mrs. John Brekke, a
pioneer resident of Shuman township, and Mrs. McPhee of Bismarck,
this state.

Source:  probably Sargent County Teller.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


JOHNSTON, MARIA BAKKE

Mrs. Marie Johnston, 56, of 134 Hudson Avenue, Roosevelt, died on Sunday 
at Meadowbrook Hospital after a short inllness.  The body will be sent 
to DeLamere, North Dakota, for burial in the family plot there (Concordia Cemetery).  
Mrs. Johnston, who was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, had been a resident 
of Roosevelt for the past three years.  She is survived by her husband, 
Benjamin Johnston, an engineer employed in making preliminary surveys 
for the New York World's Fair Corporation in Flushing. 

Source: This obituary was published in New York, 1936   
Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
(Note:  Marie Bakke was the daughter of Ingvald and Ingeborg Bakke 
of West End Twp. North of DeLamere.)
JORGENSEN, CLARENCE GILBERT

Clarence Gilmart Jorgensen was born at Canby, Minn., July 24 1891; 
Died at Rutland N.D. May 18, 1910, aged 18 years 10 months and 24 days.

He was the son of Emma and Ole Jorgensen and moved with his parents from Minnesota 
at the age of eight years. He has grown to young manhood here among us, and was well
?am favorably known.
His health began to fail abut a year ago and thinking nothing serious did not consult 
a doctor until fall. After a time upon not gaining in health in February he was taken 
to Bismarck where he underwent a thoro examination he came home only to spend the few 
short days which were inevitable with his friends, for there was no hope.
The dread disease consumption, had done its worst. However he was only confined 
to his bed three weeks.
The funeral will be held Saturday at the Norwegian church wese of Rutland; 
Rev. Lavil of Milnor officiating. He will be laid to rest at the church cemetery.

Source: The Rutland Leader, May 19, 1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

JORGENSON, MRS. H. J. Mrs. H. J. Jorgenson died this evening, age about 30. The lady had been confine to her bed for several weeks and gave birth to a child a few hours before her death. The infant is still alive, and together with two older children, is left motherless. Mr. Jorgenson is one of the oldest settler’s in this vicinity, and has the heartfelt sympathy of all in his sad bereavement. Source: Sargent County “The Item” newspaper Nov 25,1887. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

KACZYNSKI, MRS. JOHN (CHRISTINE)

Kaczynski Rites Held Wednesday
Mrs. John (Christine) Kaczynski, 48, who lived near Geneseo, 
died at the Breckenridge, Minn., hospital Monday.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday in St. Martin's 
Catholic Church, Geneseo, with the Revs. S.J. Duda, 
Roman Ludwig and Valerian Paczek officicating.
Born Jan. 31, 1912, near Geneseo, she attended 
Lidgerwood schools and Valley City teachers college.  
She taught school in Sargent county until her marriage 
June 7, 1937.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, 
Mrs. Rose Sutyla of Geneseo; three daughters, 
Rose Mary, Cecilia and Veronica, all at home; 
two sisters, Mrs. John (Tekla) Ciesynski, Geneseo, 
and Mrs. Frank (Victoria) Slabik of Moorhead.

Source: unknown paper - she died Sept. 5, 1960
Submitted by:Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Mar 2007)csk


KENOVER, MRS. WALLACE
Mrs. Wallace Kenover, formerly Miss Lottie Grimes, 
died at 6 o’clock last Tuesday, near Sargent. She 
was just past 18 years of age and had been a bride 
but eight months. The funeral occurred on Wednesday 
and the large procession of friends who followed 
the remains to the cemetery tells of the high esteem 
in which the lady was held. Her young husband, a son 
of Eli Kenover’s, has our heartfelt sympathy in 
his great grief, as indeed it has of every acquaintance. 
Such a bereavement is awful even to contemplate, and 
must fall with crushing force upon the ambitions of him 
who was held dearest by the departed one.

Source: Sargent County, “The Item” newspaper August 3,1888.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

KERSTING, HENRY

Henry Kersting, 100, Groton, SD, a long time Cogswell resident, died Monday, April 21, 
at Colonial Manor, Groton.  Mass of Christian burial was Thursday, April 24, 
at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Cogswell, with Rev. Fr. Tim Schroeder celebrating.  
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cogswell.
Henry Kersting was born Dec. 9, 1896, at Lake George, MN, to Henry and 
Threasa (Keller) Kersting.  At the age of 15 he moved with his family to Waubun, MN.  
He served in the United States Army during World War I.  In 1931 he came 
to the Cogswell area.  On Oct. 17, 1933, he married Geraldine Brooks at Cogswell.  
They farmed near there for several years before selling the farm and moving into Cogswell.  
He served on the Cogswell town council and school board for several years.  
He had been a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church of Cogswell 
for over 50 years, and was a 78 year member of the American Legion.  
In 1989 the Kerstings moved to Groton, and he was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 
Catholic Church in Groton.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, Groton; two sons; Leo J. Kersting, Groton; 
and Doran (Ruby) Kersting, Cogswell; two daughters, Alice (Keo) Houghton, Springerville, AZ, 
and Jane (Hal) Coultas, Carthage, NY; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 
and a sister, Leonilla Malmberg, Garden Grove, CA.  He was preceded in death 
by five brothers and a sister.
Music for the funeral was provided by Barb Hayen, organist.  Casketbearers were 
James Bopp, Bill Hayen, Dennis Smith, Dennis Dockter, Ed Huffman and Alfred Schreiner.

Source: Sargent County Teller, May 2, 1997
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Apr 2007)csk


KOPELAND, JANET M.

Janet M.(Marie) Kopeland operated a dairy on Billings Bench and served in the Navy as a nurse during World War II.
Mrs. Kopeland, 92 died Wednesday (Dec 10, 1986) on Western Manor Nursing home, where she had lived since 1972.
She was born and raised in Fargo N.D., and lived in Forsyth before moving to Billings. On Dec. 24, 1962 she married 
David V. Kopeland at Yuma, Ariz, and they lived in Logan, Utah. He died in 1968.
Survivors include a son, Don Swanson of Hot Springs; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Smith Downtown Chapel in charge.

Source: The Billings Gazette, December 11, 1986.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2014) csk
Notes: Janet Kopeland was the daughter of Hamilton McQuay and Margaret Brooks of Stirum.
      Janet McQuay born April 1894, and married to: Bert Burgess (1910), George Todd (1913), Andrew Swanson (1916), 
      Elmer Buyers (1927), Arthur Maxwell (1928), and David Copeland (1968).


KJOS, CHRIST

Christ Kjos was born in Hofslo, Sog, Norway, June 3, 1861, and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 
26, 1945, at the age of 84 years.

He came to this country at the age of 17, living in Madison, Wis. He also lived in Goodhue 
County, Minn., and at Silver Prairie, in Richland county. He later moved to DeLamere, where 
he had lived on the farm the past 45 years.

In 1882 he married to Martha Anderson, who died a few years later. Mr. Kjos again married 
in 1890 to Martha Mellem.

Surviving are four sons: John of Wyndmere; Christian and Ole at home, and Sern of Wahpeton 
and three daughters, Mrs. Ed Abrahamson of Milnor, Mrs. Jens Quam of DeLamere and Mrs.
Henry Friskop of Wyndmere; also one brother, John J. Kjos of Fergus Falls and one sister in Norway.

Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Immanuel church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 
with Rev. A. J. Gravdal of Milnor officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery in Hall township.

Source: Sargent County Teller, September 6, 1945
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

KUBISTA, JOHN W.

John W. Kubista of Havana Dies

John W. Kubista, 80, died Monday in his home
The funeral will be at 2 Thursday in the Havana 
Lutheran Church, Rev. John Berg officiating.  
Burial will be at Brampton, N.D. Mr. Kubista 
was born at Owatonna, Minn., July 6, 1884.  
He married Pearl Ashley at Carlton, Minn., 
July 6, 1917.  They went to the Brampton area 
in 1924 and to Havana in 1945.  He had been 
a carpenter most of the time.

Surviving, besides his wife, are four sons, Wencel 
and Charles K., both Owatonna and Earl and Arden, 
both Havana; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence
(Drucilla) Blomberg, Riverton, Ore., Mrs. Arnold 
(Marilyn) Ehrich, Kenyon, Minn., and Mrs. Forrest 
(Mildred) Lehman, Route 2, Fargo; Five brothers, 
Joe, Wright, Minn; Charles, Fairbault, Minn. and 
Emil, Adolph and Rudolph, all Owatonna; three 
sisters, Mrs. Anton (Amelia) Huberman, 
Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Pavek and Mrs. Clarence 
(Josephine) Ziner, all Owatonna, and 18 grandchildren.
  
(Franzen Funeral Home, Britton, SD)

Source: unknown paper- he died Nov. 30, 1964
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Mar 2007)csk


KUGLER, C. J.
				  SERVICES HELD
 				  FOR C. J. KUGLER

  Funeral services were held in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church
Cayuga, March 4 for Charles J. Kugler 63 years old, who died 
March 1 in his home in Marboe township.  Pallbearers were 
Ted Skroch, Ralph Kiefer, William Kiefer, Harry Kiefer, Bernard Walder 
and Casper Detling.
  Mr. Kugler was born December 28, 1873, in Germany.  He came 
to the United States in 1879 and settled near Portage, Wis., with 
his mother. In 1882 he came west with Anton and Adolph Duerr 
and settled south of Lidgerwood on the Old Anton Duerr farm.  In 
1888 he was married to Anna Washtok and the couple moved to 
the homestead 10 miles south of Lidgerwood. In 1925 he moved 
to a farm on Lake Tewaukon.  
  Surviving are his wife; four sons, William of St. Paul; Alfred of 
Minneapolis, Charles, Jr. of Aberdeen and Harry of Lake Tewaukon; 
six daughters, Mrs. Casper Detling of Cayuga, Mrs, Bernard Waldera, 
north of Geneseo, Mrs. Jermone Muras of Winona, Minn, Mrs. Marvin Witt 
of Winona, Mrs. Theodore Skroch of Lidgerwood and Mrs. Joe Drozkowski 
of Fountain infancy,  Also surviving are his mother, Mrs Veronica Kugler 
of Portage, Wis.  and one brother Otto of Portage and nine Grandchildren.

Documentation:  Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood North Dakota, March 11, 1937, 
Page 1, Column 2, North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm #1508, 
August 27, 1936 to June 1, 1939.
Submission by Dave Skroch (July 2002)csk
Services Held for Charles J. Kugler Funeral services were held today in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church Cayuga, for Charles J. Kugler, 63-year-old Marboe township farmer who died March 1 at 6 P.M. The Walby Funeral Service was in charge of arrangement. Mr. Kugler was the father of Mrs. Ted Skroch of Lidgerwood. He was born December 28, 1873, in Germany and came to the United States 57-years ago. He is survived by his wife and several children. Documentation: Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood North Dakota, March 4, 1937, Page1, Column 2, North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm #1508, August 27, 1936 to June 1, 1939 Submission by Dave Skroch (July 2002)csk

KVAAL, ALBERT M.

ALBERT M. KVAAL SUDDENLY CALLED

The community was again shocked Friday evening when news 
of the death of Albert M. Kvaal reached here from Fergus Falls, 
death having occurred at a hospital there that afternoon from 
croupic-pneumonia.

Mr. Kvaal was a well know and prosperous young farmer of the 
Buffalo Lake vicinity. Last fall he left for Norway where he spent 
the winter with his aged parents. On his return trip he contracted 
a severe cold which developed into pneumonia and it is reported 
that he was compelled to stop off at Fergus Falls and consult 
a physician. He was placed in a hospital at once and suffered untold 
agony until the end came.

The remains were shipped to Milnor Monday and funeral services 
were held in the Concordia church Tuesday afternoon. Internment 
was made in the Concordia cemetery.

Deceased was 32 years of age and single. He came to this country 
about ten years ago from Norway, the land of his birth. He has 
been a hard worker, careful and saving, and it is estimated that 
he leaves an estate valued at approximately twenty thousand dollars.

His parents at Forde, Sandfjord Bergen, Norway. Have been notified 
of his death by local parties who have charge of the property 
of the deceased.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 20, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


KVARNES, MIKAEL

Mikael Kvarnes

Fatal Accident

Mikael Kvarnes who had been working with C. G. Sltveit’s threshing rig, 
which is now at Knudt Martinson’s place, met with an accident last Saturday night 
that caused his death early Monday morning.
The threshing crew slept in a barn and the deceased had just ascended 
to the hay loft to retire, when he accidentally stepped in a hole, used for 
putting the hay down to the stock, and in trying to save himself from falling, 
he wrenched himself and it is supposed, was hurt internally. He lived only 
twenty-seven hours after the accident, being hurt Saturday night at about 10 o’clock 
and died at one o’clock Monday morning.
The deceased is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Pete Kvarnes and was 27 years of age: 
born in Ranville Co. Minn. He has lived in this community for a number of years 
and held in high esteem by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He leaves
a father, mother, two brothers, Carl and Pete and three sisters Christine, Pauline 
and Carry to mourn the loss of a loving son and brother.
His death is doubly sad for reason that he was to have been married 
in the near future and last spring he filed on a homestead in Ward Co. 
where the young couple were to establish their home.
Funeral services were held over the remains Tuesday at Knudt Martinson’s place 
the Rev. Hollee officiating, and interment was made in the cemetery south of town.

Source: The De Lamere Mistletoe, September 15, 1904. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk


KVARNESS, CARL

CARL KVARNESS DIES OF PLEURAL PNEUMONIA 

Carl Kvarness, pioneer farmer of Hall township, passed away at his home on Monday 
afternoon, Feb. 17, after a ten-day illness, death being due to pleural pneumonia. 

Funeral services are being conducted today from the home at 1 o'clock and from the 
Immanuel church at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were buried 
in Immanuel cemetery. 

Carl Kvarness was born in Franklin, Renville county, Minn., March 15, 1875. He moved 
with his parents to Richland county, N. Dak., in 1882 and came to Sargent county in 1889. 
On Feb. 22, 1911, he was married to Mrs. Josephine Mathiesen at Forman, N. Dak., and 
to this union three children were born: Clarence, Arnold and Ruby. He was engaged in farming 
in Hall township until his last sickness kept him from his labors. 

The deceased was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church. 
Besides his wife and children he is survived by one brother, Peter of DeLamere and two sisters, 
Mrs. Peter Bergquist and Mrs. Halvor Moxness, both of Fairview, Alberta, Canada. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 20, 1930.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


LAROSE, CLARA ETHELDA

Mrs. LaRose Passed Away

Death Calls Another Well Known Resident Away.

Clara Ethelda Andrus was born in Talmade, Ottawa county Michigan, January 5th 1871, 
and died at Cayuga, Sargent county, North Dakota, February 10th, 1912, age 41 years, 
1 month and 5 days.

Her early childhood was spent in Minnesota, her parents moving to North Dakota in 1880.

On the 28th day of May, 1895 she was united in marriage to Earl J. LaRose. Of this 
union four children were born, three of which survive her; Cora E., age 14. Grace E., 
age 10 and Joseph E., age 8.

Mrs. LaRose was taken ill about ten days before her death and a doctor was at once 
called who pronounced it pneumonia, as the disease gained headway other doctors were 
called on, and all that skill could do was done, but it was soon seen to be of no avail 
for she gradually became weaker and last Thursday all hope was given up and her husband,
who was taking treatment at Pokagama Sanitarium, Pine City, Minnesota, was notified to 
come at once. He started immediately to her bedside but his race with death was 
unavailing as he did not arrive here until Sunday morning, and his wife passed away 
Saturday afternoon. Her death was peaceful and happy, as she passed away sure of a home 
in the Great Beyond.

Of a peaceful and sacrificing nature, she sought to live a worthy helpful life and as 
she was beautiful in mind and action in life so was she in death, before the end came 
she called her children and friends to her side and with a kind and loving message to 
them and her absent husband she prepared peacefully to meet what the future was to bring 
forth, assuring all that she could see the reward awaiting her beyond the grave. When 
the end came she met it with her customary smile magnified by the bright glimpse she 
had of the other shore.

She passed from this life to an endless one beyond: She has gone but her works will 
follow her.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. After a brief prayer at the home the remains 
were born to the Congregational church in town where were gathered a host of the deceased 
friends, and where Reverend Moodey of Lidgerwood, delivered a beautiful sermon. He 
took for his text, that beautiful passage from St. John, “Ye believe in God, believe 
also in me”, and as he talked it seemed as if his listeners could almost catch a glimpse 
of that home to where the loved one had gone.

The quire was composed of the Misses Gladys Cooper, Mable Jamieson and Nina Dada, Mr. 
and Mrs. A.C. Dada and W.E. Dada, and the songs they sung were chosen by the deceased 
before she died.

The pall bearers were; Frank, Bert, George and Howard Andrus, Marion Silverhorn and 
Robert Moore. The floral offerings were very beautiful.

Interment was in Hillside cemetery, a large concourse of people following the deceased 
to her final resting place, where loving and tender hands consigned her body to the tomb.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; February16, 1912.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


LARSEN, OLE

Ole Larsen 
At the Larsen memorial services held Sunday at 1:30 o'clock 
at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Hall township, Rev. A. N. 
Eggen of Milnor, spoke in the English language and 
Rev. G. Greggussen in Norwegian. 

Ole Larsen, former DeLamere business man, who 
for the past fourteen years had made his home at Christiania, 
Norway, died June 16, 1920. In fulfilling the last will of the departed, 
his remains were cremated and returned to DeLamere for burial. 
Mrs. Larsen, formerly Miss Hilda Kolstad to whom Mr. Larsen 
was married on his return trop to Norway in 1907, brought his ashes 
to DeLamere last spring. 

His first wife died at DeLamere in 1904 and to this union were 
born ten children, nine of whom are living, namely: Mrs. L. C. Krogh, 
Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. M. C. Thune, Mrs. C. H. Nygaard, John Larsen 
and Lief Larsen, all of DeLamere; Lars Larsen, Zurich, Mont.; 
Sigurd Larsen, Fargo; Mrs. Chas. Grass, Zurich, Mont, and 
Mrs. Ole Evans, Hillsboro, N. D. Another daughter, Mrs. K. O. Abrahamson, 
died on July 30th this year at a Fargo hospital. All the children 
with the exception of Mrs. L. N. Larsen, were born in Norway and came 
to America with their parents in 1886. 
During his last fourteen years spent in Norway, Mr. Larsen was careful 
to renew his U. S. citizenship papers, and remained a citizen 
of this country. 

The visiting relatives who attended the services were Mrs. O. Larsen, 
Christiania, Norway; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Krogh and daughter Karen, 
of Spokane, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Grass and daughters, Harriet 
and Alice, of Zurich, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Larsen, son Lawrence, 
and daughter, Mrs. Sam Trueblaad, and husband of Kindred; 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ottis and daughters Irene and Betty, of Wyndmere, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Doughlas Hansen, also of Wyndmere. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, August 25, 1921. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


LARSON, CAROLYN J.

Caroline J. Larson

AT REST

Mrs. Caroline J. Larson, beloved wife of Ole Larson departed 
this earth Thursday morning September 8th at 11:30 A.M.
Mrs. Larson was 61 years of age, born in Norway, February 16, 1843, 
and was married to Ole Larson December 28 1866.
Mr. and Mrs. Larson emigrated to this county, from Norway, 
in 1886 with nine children and have resided in this community since. 
One boy being born to them since their immigration. 
Four of their children are married, Mrs. L.C. Krogh who resides 
in Fargo, Mrs. O. M. Thune, Mrs. C. H. Nygaard and Mrs. K. O. 
Abrahamson of Kathryn, and two daughters, Christine and Ragnhild 
who reside with the father in his hour of bereavement. Four sons 
Lars who is in business in Buffington Minn., Sigurd, who resides 
at Fargo, John, who manages the fathers business at this place and 
Leif the youngest of the family, constitutes the treasure of their many 
years of happy married life.
The deceased also leaves an aged mother Mrs. Koren Rustad, and 
two sisters Miss Hanna and Jorgne Rustad, who were in attendance 
at the last sad rites. Two daughters Mrs. K.O. Abrahamson and 
Mrs. L.C. Krogh were not able to be present on account of sickness.
Mrs. Larson has been a patient sufferer for the past six years 
from nervous complaint which has baffled all the medical fraternity 
that has been called to her aid but relief was not to be had, only 
on the calling of the Divine, which relieves all earthly sufferings.
A most beautiful floral tribute from her many friends, covered the casket.
Funeral services were held at the home, Rev. Lavik officiating and 
interment was made in the Immanuel Cemetery, south of town. 
A large procession following the remains to their last resting place.
Thus closes the life of a loving wife and mother and the time is 
patiently awaited when that Divine power calls, that we all meet 
in our heavenly home, away from earthly sorrows.

Source: The De Lamere Mistletoe, September 15, 1904.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk


LAVIK, ANDREW R.
  Andrew R. Lavik died at the home of his parents in this village
July 4, 1900, of that dreaded disease termed quick consumption.
Andrew was born June 5, 1874, and was only 26 years of age at
the time of his death. His birthplace was Zumbrota, Minn. The
death of this exemplary young man comes as a severe shock not only
to the bereaved parents but to the entire community. Andrew R. Lavik
had been preparing himself for the ministry, and being an ambitious
youth burned his candle into the midnight hours, with the result that so 
many hours of hard study enfeebled what had never been a robust frame.
A few months ago he was obliged to leave the Lutheran seminary at
Minneapolis, which he had been attending for two years, and came home
to rest. The disease developed rapidly. He was taken to the hospital
at Hankinson but no earthly treatment could prove efficacious. He was
brought back to the parents home, and the end came on July 4.
There will be services over the remains at the Lutheran church in
Milnor this (Friday) afternoon at 12 o'clock. Rev. N. Lunde, of Dwight
officiating. Andrew Ofstedahl, of Chicago, will assist in the exercise here.

The remains will be shipped to Zumbrota, Minn., where the regular
funeral will be held and the body interred.

Sargent County Teller, newspaper July 6,1900.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2003) csk


LEE, JOHN T.
J. T. Lee Passes Away

Prominent Cayuga Farmer Called to the Great Beyond.

Kicked By a Horse. Lives Five Days After Accident.

Last Thursday evening about nine o’clock, while J.T. Lee and his hired man, 
Stanley Nogowski, were doing their evening chores, a colt got loose and got 
between two other horses in the barn and Mr. Lee went behind them to get it 
out and one probably mistaking him for the colt, kicked him, hitting him in 
the abdomen, and knocking him down. Mr. Nogowski carried him to the house and 

at once came to town and wired Lidgerwood for medical assistance and Dr. Shields 
of that town came at once and administered to the injured man. For the first 
few days Mr. Lee seemed to be getting along as well as could be expected, and 
Tuesday morning the Dr. thot there was a good show for his recovery, but about 
noon he had a sinking spell, and in spite of all that could be done it was unavailing 
and he gradually become weakened until he passed away at 10:07 that evening. His 
daughter Eva and his brother, R.W. Lee, of Breckenridge, were with him at the time 
of his death.

John T. Lee was born in Franklin county Indiana, October Thirteenth, 1866 and died 
at Cayuga, North Dakota, April ninth 1912, age forty five years, six months and 
twenty six days.

His childhood was spent in Indiana, and at the age of nineteen he moved with his 
parents to Paris, Ill., where he met and on Sept 31st 1889, was married to Miss 
Almeda Bush. Of this union two children were born: Eva Blanche, age 22 and Eber H., 
age 20, both who survive him.

In 1904 he moved with his family to this town, where he has resided ever since. 
The year after his arrival here his wife died and his daughter Eva has kept house 
for him since. The son, Eber, is in Milwaukee and is expected to arrive in time 
for the funeral.

Besides his two children, he leaves to mourn his death, an aged father and mother, 
seven brothers and one sister: R.W. Lee, of Breckenridge, Minn., E.W. and S.J. 
Lee, of Indiana, C.J., J.P. and D.F. Lee, who live in Illinois, D.S. Lee of Omaha,
Neb. and Mrs. Levina Mette, of Chicago, Ill., the parents live in Scotland, Ill.. 
It is not thot that any of the above will be able to attend the funeral it being 
impossible for the brothers and sister to get away, and the parents are not able to 
make the long journey.

The deceased was a man of sterling worth and irreproachable character, a kind and 
indulgent parent and a good neighbor, and the community has lost one of its best 
citizens, he lived a good Christian life, and was prepared to meet the future and 
whatever it might hold for him. In a conversation with his brother just before he 
died, he assured him that he could see his way clear, and he died as he had lived, 
true and honest to himself and all he knew.

The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, from the Congregational 
church, Rev. John Peters officiating, Internment will be in Hillside cemetery.

The Citizen joins with the host of friends in extending sympathy to our sorrowing 
neighbors.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; April 11, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

LENMAN, AUGUST DIED FROM HIS WOUND. August Lenman, the Man Who Shot Himself in the Abdomen Died Tuesday Night. August Lenman, a thresher of whom this paper mentioned last week as shooting himself accidentally, passed away at his apartments in the Peterson building Tuesday at about 10 o’clock from the effects of his wound. It had developed that the wound was a great deal more serious than was at first anticipated and that only a short time would elapse when the end would come. The dying man was given the best of care, a nurse being furnished him by the county through the careful attention given the case by Phil Dietzler, the commissioner from this district, and medical assistance was all that was necessary. The funeral services were held from the apartments and burial was made in the Milnor cemetery on Wednesday a number of the citizens acting as pall bearers. Note: In our last issue it was stated that Lenman shot himself accidentally, but since that time it has been learned that he was in the habit of drinking heavily, and on this occasion was in an intoxicated condition and was suffering from an attack of delirium tremens, and while in this condition he evidently imagined he saw snakes crawling up his abdomen and immediately turned the pistol in that direction and fired. The case is one to be pitied more than censured, but it envelopes a strong lesson to others who have attained the drink habit and to those also who are forming it, that it is well to be sober, industrious men. The case of Lenmen is perhaps the only one ever heard of in this locality, as such cases are rare, but it affords a lesson that should go home to many who are more fortunate today than the man Lenman. Source: Sargent County Teller October 8, 1903 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2003) csk
LESLIE Sargent County's Oldest Lawyer Laid to Rest Friday Funeral services were held for Alexander Leslie, Sargent County's oldest lawyer, on Friday, July 9th at the Congregational Church with Rev. Wm. Jurgenson officiating. Mrs. Gilman Maltrud was the pianist and musical selections were given by Mrs. W.P. Smith and Mrs. Nina Argersinger. Pallbearers were John H. Dyste, Frank Mapes, Ray Betting, J.W. Carlen, Clyde Colbert, and Robert Case. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Jordan, W. P. Smith, Gilman Klefstad, A. B. Carlson, Gus Berg, Helge Dyste, John Stout, Harold Dyste, Robert Safstrom and Gilman Maltrud. Rev Fored, of Lisbon, conducted the graveside Masonic Rites at the Forman Cemetery, where interment was made. Alexander Leslie was born September 7, 1881, at Tioga, Pennsylvania, after graduating from the nearby Wellsboro high school, he moved to St. Paul,Minnesota, this was in 1901. He immediately got work there and entered the St. Paul College of Law, graduating and being admitted to the bar in 1906. Always extremely independent, he worked his way through college with no outside aid. In 1908 he went further west, landing in Cogswell, North Dakota where he began his long career as attorny at law. Soon he saw the advantage of living at the county seat, so he moved to Forman in 1910. There he went into partnership with attorney, Dugald John McKenzie. Upon December 30, 1913 he married his partner's daughter, Marion Jane McKenzie, of this union were born two children, Marion Jane, the wife of John Rudolph Gletne, of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Alexander Dugald Leslie, of Forman, North Dakota. Besides his wife, Marion Leslie, and two children, he is survived by one brother, John A. Leslie, of Tioga, Pennsylvania, and one sister, Antonette Leslie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was always a close observer and student of public affairs and intensely interested in politics. He occupied the office of States Attorney for a long stretch of years. A. Leslie, as he always signed himself, was very well known throughout the state. His ability was known and admired by all. He had an exceptionally keen and analytical mind and a wonderful memory. He was an ardent Free Mason, was a member of all of the degrees up to the Shrine and occupied the exalted position of master of the Blue Lodge nd Patron of the order of the Eastern Star for many years. He knew the work of the different offices, and handled all of them in a masterly manner. He was always in demand at Masonic funerals to deliver the extrememly impressive ceremony. Truly he led a full life and will long be remembered. Source: Unknown paper Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Apr 2007)csk
LEVERY John Alfred Levery, who passed his 64th birthday March 30th, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Saturday at his home west of Cayuga. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been ailing for about five years but was able to attend to his farm duties until about Christmas, when he began having considerable trouble with his foot, which formed an ulcer, caused by hardening of the arteries. Mr. Levery was born March 30, 1878 at Holdingsford, Minn., and has resided in the Cayuga vicinity for about forty-one years. In 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Gilbertson of Milnor, N. D. Surviving him are the widow and two children, both married, one son, Carl of Cayuga and Stella (Mrs. George Henjum) of Forman, Also three grandsons, three sisters and a brother. Rites were held at the Congregational church at Cayuga on Tuesday, April 7th. Reverend Sanaker of Milnor, officiating and interment was made at the Cayuga cemetery. CARDS OF THANKS We hereby wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our husband and father, and for the flowers in his honor. Also for the comforting words spoken by Reverend Sanaker and the choir for their appropriate selections. Mrs. John Levery Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Henjum and son Mr. and Mrs. Carl Levery Source: Sargent County Teller, April 9, 1942 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2007) csk

LITCHFIELD, MILDRED [CHETNEY] Mother of Two Children Is Victim of Pneumonia -- Was Ill Nine Days Mrs. Claude Litchfield passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chetney of Shuman township. Death was due to pneumonia, the deceased having been ill nine days. Mildred Chetney was born in Milnor on March 18, 1918, and a few years later moved with her parents to their farm south of town. On Feb. 21, 1934, she was united in marriage to Claude Litchfield of Dunbar township, and to this union two children were born, one son, Clyde, age two, and one daughter, Claudia, age one year. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Concordia Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. The deceased is survived by her husband and children, also her parents, five sisters and three brothers. Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 11, 1937. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

LUND, CARRIE
PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT HOSPITAL

Miss Carrie Lund, DeLamere, Passed Away At Fergus Falls April 1--
Funeral Services Were Held Wednesday Afternoon.

The death of Miss Carrie Lund, pioneer women of DeLamere, occurred at the Wright hospital, 
Fergus Falls, on Saturday, April 1. She had been in poor health for months and was removed 
to the hospital last week, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. P.O. Blouin and daughter.

The remains were returned to DeLamere for burial. The funeral was held yesterday, 
Rev. A.N. Eggen, of Milnor, officiating. Internment was made in the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery.

Carrie Lund was born in Eidsvold, Norway, October 9, 1854. In 1889 she came to America 
and first settled at Kindred where she resided for eleven years. In 1900 she came to DeLamere 
which place has been her home ever since. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. P.C. Blouin, 
of DeLamere, and two brothers, Carl, who resides in Norway, and Martin , of Tacoma Wash.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 6, 1922 
        (note initials of Blouin were different in the article)
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

LUNDGREEN, JOHN W. John W. Lundgreen On the 2nd of October the hand of death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Lundgreen of Cayuga and snatched away their only son. John W. Lundgreen finding his health giving way went south where he spent months endeavoring to regain his lost health, but the disease had become to deeply seated. For some time prior to his death he has been at home. He was a great sufferer, but in the midst of it all he was ever patient, never complaining. It was our privilege to visit John many times during his illness and we can say that he was sweetly trusting in Jesus whom he loved. John was a young man of promise and sterling character, bright and beloved by all who knew him. One always held in high esteem by his employers. He was a faithful and dutiful son, a true brother, and above all a true Christian. John Wm. Lundgreen was born May 21st, 1884, and died Oct 2, 1906. Age 22 years, 4 mos. And 112 days. W. D. FARRER Source: The Forman News newspaper, October 19, 1906 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sep 2004) csk

LYKEN, M. B.

M. B. LYKEN PASSES

One of Sargent county’s most widely known young men, M. B. Lyken of Forman, 
passed away at the St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis, Sunday morning, following 
an operation for appendicitis. The remains were returned to Forman and the burial 
took place Wednesday afternoon, under auspices of the Masonic lodge.

Deceased became suddenly ill of appendicitis a week ago Friday and was at once 
taken to the hospital. On the following Sunday he was operated on. Mrs. Lyken 
went with him and remained at his bedside until she suffered a nervous breakdown 
and on Friday evening was taken away.

Mr. Lyken, through his efficiency in the register of deeds office was known throughout 
Sargent county as the best qualified person to handle the abstract work. For a number 
of years he was associated with the firm of McKenzie and Leslie. 

Like every other man, Mr. Lyken possessed both friends and enemies, all of whom 
will join in extending sympathy to the family.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 4, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

LYNGVED, JOHANNA

Johanna Lyngved 

AGED PIONEER OF RUTLAND CALLED BY DEATH 

Mrs. Johanna Lyngved, Resident of Sargent County Since 1883, Passes to Final Rest.
 
Mrs. Johanna Lyngved, aged pioneer of Sargent county, passed away at her home in Rutland 
on Sunday, June 14, after a sojourn on this earth of nearly a century, being 95 years of age 
at the time of her death. 

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Rutland Lutheran church. 

The deceased was a native of Norway and came with her husband to the United States 
and first settled near Hanska, Minn., where they resided a number of years. In 1883 they 
immigrated to Sargent county and homesteaded on a piece of land a short distance from 
what is now Perry. In 1900 the husband and father passed away and a few years later 
Mrs. Lyngved gave up the farm and went to live with her son, Ole in Rutland. 

Besides the son the departed leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, namely: Mrs. Jack 
Prinderville and Mrs. Jens Olstad, both of Sargent County. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 18, 1925.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

LYONS, MABEL

We are sorry to chronicle this week the death of Miss Mabel Lyons, who
died at her home 8 miles east of Havana. All that loving friends and
faithful and skilled physician and a fond and devoted mother and father
could do was done, but all was with avail, and 9 o'clock Tuesday morning
life was no more. Heart failure was the cause of her death, from which
she had been suffering from the past six months. She was 19 years of
age and was full of vigor and bliss and enjoyed excellent health before
she became a victim of the dreaded disease. The funeral ceremonies were
conducted at the Congregational Church Wednesday afternoon. On account
of the pastor failing to appear Mr. G.M. Ellis delivered a helpful and
touching discourse. A number of flowers bound together in wreaths an
crosses were presented and placed on the casket, and those far
messengers of love and sympathy, those pure symbols of the departed
spirit, spoke to the aching hearts of the bereaved loved ones as only
such silent messengers can speak. Mabel was of good natured and
accommodating disposition and as a consequence always held the esteem of
her neighborhood and whoever she came in contact with, she never refused
to do a favor. She was always ready and willing to assist and help
where ever her power could reach. The remains were entered into the
N.E. Cemetery north of town. Powers, Wyckoff, Johnson, Raymond,
Ellingson and Carlen acting as pall bearers.

Source: The Havana Herald, September 7, 1901.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

MACZKOWICZ, ANTON Anton Maczkowicz Anton Maczkowicz, one of the early settlers in this vicinity, died at the Britton hospital on Friday, August 3, aged 56 years. He had been ailing for some time but his condition was not thought to be serious until a few days before his death when he went to the hospital for treatment. The cause of his death was diabetes. He was born on June 4, 1872 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When a small boy his parents moved to Pine Ridge and later to Breckenridge, where he grew to manhood. In 1884 they moved to Geneseo and settled on a farm and since resided there. He was married in 1906 to Miss Hattie Lenorouski, who with their one son, Leo survive him. The body was brought to Geneseo on Saturday evening and the funeral services held on Monday at 10 o'clock and the interment was in St. John's cemetery. The services were attended by a large number of friends and relatives and among those from out of town attending the rites       were: Mr. and Mrs Ted Kahellek of Kenmare; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Corprue and Mrs, John Busko of Brekenridge; and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ginsbach of Great Bend. Cards of Thanks We wish to thank our friends for their words of sympathy in the loss of our husband and father and for their many acts of kindness and for the beautiful floral Offerings. Documentation Source: Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood North Dakota, August 9, 1928, Page 1, Column 1, North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm, #1505, December 31, 1925 to October 25, 1928. Submission by Dave Skroch, Dave Turner and Cindy Beling (July 2002)csk

MACZKOWICZ, MRS. JOHN

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. JOHN MACZKOWICZ 
Mrs. John Maczkowicz, one of the oldest residents of this territory, a woman who 
observed her ninety-fourth birthday February 2 in the presence of five generations 
of her family, died Tuesday night in the home of her daughter Mrs. Martin Mackove, 
Geneseo.  She had been ill about two months.  
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. friday in the home and at 9:30 am in St. 
Martin's church, Geneseo, with Rev. T.A Kupka officiating.
Pallbearers will be August Gereszek, Ted Skroch, Ed Wolff, Leo Maczkowicz, Delos 
Mackove, and  Bernard Maczkowicz.  The Walby Funeral Service is in charge of arrange-
ments.  
Mrs. Maczkowicz was born February 2, 1845, in Poland.  She was Effie Dix before her 
marriage.  The family came to the United States 66 years ago settling first in Iron 
Ridge, Wis. They lived there three years and then came to Breckenridge.  In 1882 
they moved to the sod shanty on the homestead in Sargent county.  
Mrs. Maczkowicz frequently recalled the difficult times which the family encountered 
in the early days.  
Oxen were used first for the farm work.  One winter twisted hay served as their fuel. 
Surviving her are five daughters, Mrs. Joseph Gereszed of Stiles; Mrs. Julius Wolff of 
Hankinson; Mrs. Mackove; Mrs. Clara Skapple of Webster, S.D. and Mrs. Charles DuVuall 
of Harlem, Mont.; two sons, Frank Maczkowicz of Toledo, Ohio, and John Maczkowicz of
Lidgerwood; also 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and 22 great-great grand-
children.  
Her husband died 16 years ago.  
Documentation Source: Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood North Dakota, March 11,1937 Page 1, Column 2, North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm, #1509, June 1,1939 to February 5,1942 Submission by Dave Skroch,Dave Turner and Cindy Beling (June 2002)csk
MARCELLUS, CLARENCE

FORMAN BOY DEAD FROM ACCIDENT

Clarence Marcellus Fatally Injured When Auto Upset On State Highway Tuesday Evening--
Died Following Morning

Clarence Marcellus, 20 years old, the only son of Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Marcellus, 
well known Forman resident, is dead as the result of an auto accident which occurred 
Tuesday evening on the state highway near the McCarten farm between Forman and 
Cogswell. The young man was the proud owner of a Ford with a racer type body. 
It is stated that he had not had the car very long and on that evening had gone to Cogswell 
for a joy ride with a boy companion Sam Thompson. The two boys were returning 
from Cogswell when the accident happened. In the vicinity of the McCarten farm a car 
which was only a few rods ahead of them made a swing to the left as if to turn off the main road. 
Instead the car turned to the right and in order to avoid a smashup the young man swung off 
which resulted in his car turning completely over two time. Young Thompson was thrown 
from the car and escaped uninjured but the Marcellus boy remained in his seat. He was rushed 
to a doctor who upon examination found that a number of ribs had been torn loose from 
the spinal column, together with other bruises. Upon reaching his home he walked from the auto 
to the house. He talked freely with his parents and at five o’clock the next morning after having 
asked his mother for a drink which she quickly gave him, he died very suddenly.
The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of all in the loss of their only son.

This sad accident should serve to remind many people who drive cars as though they actually 
owned the whole road and the world in general that there is apt to be others about them whose 
lives are, or may be , endangered by their carelessness. “Road hogs” and other persons who 
either ignorantly or willfully disobey all forms of traffic regulations in town and upon country highways, 
ought to be denied the right to drive cars. While no one blames the driver of the car ahead 
of the Marcellus boy for the accident, yet the fact remains that if that person had looked back 
the Marcellus home would not have been darkened in sorrow.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 23, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

MARCUSON, ADOLPH
Adolph Leonard Marcuson was born on March 14, 1905 to Alex and Bertha Marcuson at Rutland, N.D. He died June 4, 1977, at Britton, S.D. at the age of 72 years. He married Velma McNeil on December 29, 1941, at Cayuga, N.D. and lived in Rutland until 1944. He came to Britton and worked for the Marshall County Highway Department for 27 years before his retirement. He is survived by his wife; four brothers: Earl, Rutland, Clarence, Milnor, Kenneth, Britton, and Dale, Chicago; four sisters: Mrs. Mike (Clarice) Swan, Breckenridge, Minn., Mrs. John (Sadie) McQuay, Pierre, S. Dak., Mrs. Tony (Mildred) Lehman, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Wanda Johnson, Milnor. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7 in St. John de Britto Catholic Church, Britton, S.D. with the Rev. Roger Geditz officiating, Interment was in our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery, Havana. Pallbearers were Guerwin McLaughlin, Stanley Lenius, Howard Lenius, Gary Haug, Roger Bernard and Kirk Suther. Franzen Funeral Home was in charge. Source: Sargent County Teller, June 8, 1977 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

MARCUSON, AXEL
Passing Of Axel Marcuson
Axel Marcuson, a pioneer of the Rutland community, passed away January 27th at Alexandria, Minnesota, where he had been for some time at the Bethany Home for aged people. He attained the age of 84 years , 10 months and 25 days. Funeral services were held at Alexandria, January 28th. At the Bethany Home. Rev. Gustafson officiating. The remains were sent to his former home, Rutland, where services were held at the Lutheran Church, Rev. K. O. Gjernes officiating. Internment at the Nordland Cemetery. Deceased was born on March 2nd, 1850, in Nora Finskoya Forsamiling, Vermland, Sweden. He was united in marriage to Miss Karin Olson in the year 1875 and came to America in 1879, and the next year his wife and eldest son followed. They located at Fargo, then moved to Hickson, where they lived until they moved to the vicinity of Rutland in 1886. He is survived by two sons, Carl of Rutland and Ole of Anaconda, Mont., and a cousin, Mrs. Syverson of Starbuck, Minnesota. His wife passed away in 1920 and a son and two daughters passed away earlier. Source: Sargent County News newspaper, January 31, 1935. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

MARCUSON, MRS. AXEL
Mrs. Axel Marcuson Mrs. Axel Marcuson of the Rutland community, died Thursday morning of complication of flu and pneumonia. Deceased was 70 years of age, being one of the pioneer residents of that community. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon. Rev. Gjernes officiating. In Memoriam Mrs. Axel Marcuson whose death was mention last week was born in Norra Finskoga, Sweden, Jan. 21, 1850 and died March 9, 1920 at the time of her death she was 70 years, I month and 18 days. Her maiden name was Kari Olson. In the year 1875 she was married to Axel Marcuson. They came to America in 1880 and lived near Fargo until 1885 when they moved to Rutland where she resided until her death. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Ole and Aleck; one sister, Mrs. Lars Larsen and one brother, Lars Olson, besides nine grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral services where held from the home Friday and internment was made in the East cemetery. Rev. Gjernes officiating.
Source: Sargent County News newspaper, March 12 & 19 1920. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk
MARCUSON, CARL ALEXANDER CARL MARCUSON FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY, SEPT. 3RD Carl Alexander Marcuson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Marcuson, was born near Hickson, N. Dak., on March 15,1881, and passed away at his home on August 30, 1946, at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 15 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. On January 7, 1904, he was united in marriage to Bertha Thomposn of Milnor, N. Dak., and to this union ten children were born. Surviving are his wife and nine children, namely: Adolph and Kenneth of Britton, S. Dak., Clarence, Dale, Bernice and Wanda at home, Earl of Rutland, Mrs. Toney Lehman (Mildred) of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. and Mrs. Sadie Christiansen, also eleven grandchildren. His parents, one sister, Mitilda and two brothers, Ole and Olaf and one daughter, Blanche, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept 3rd from the Franzen Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. and at the Lutheran Church in Rutland at 2:00 p.m., Rev K. O. Gjernes officiating. Internment was made at the East Nordland cemetery. Pallbearers being: Ole Jacobson, Albert Jacobson, Lars Sjothum, R. Hermanson, Hubert Erickson and Albert Giske. Mr. Marcuson will be sorely missed and gratefully remembered as a good husband and father, and a hard-working farmer in his community. May the God of all comfort the bereaved and bless his memory. Card of Thanks We wish hereby to express our cordial thanks to all friends and neighbors who helped and comforted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Especially to the singers and pastor for comforting words, to donors of mission memorials and floral offerings, to the Ladies Aid and all who so kindly helped us, we sincerely thank you. Mrs. C. A. Marcuson and Family Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, September 5, 1946 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
MARCUSON, OLE Ole Marcuson Dies In Anaconda, Mont., Following Illness. Ole Marcuson, 63, of 310 Spruce Street, died at St. Ann hospital yesterday noon (Jan. 5th). He made his home in Anaconda in 1923, coming here from Rutland, N.D. His parents were pioneer settlers of North Dakota. He was a native of Varmland, Sweden, where he was born Feb. 7, 1877. He lived in the United States 60 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran church and the Mill and Smeltermen’s union. He was employed at the Anaconda Reduction works as a mill man. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Ann Marcuson; a son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Marcuson, all of Anaconda; a brother, Alex of Rutland, N.D.; two grandchildren in Anaconda and nine nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted at the Kenderick funeral chapel at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J.E. Lonnquist, pastor of the first Lutheran church, officiated. After the services at the chapel, the body was taken to Butte, where it was entrained for Rutland, N.D. for burial. Funeral services were conducted at Rutland Thursday, Jan 9th. At the Franzen Undertaking Parlors at 1:30 p. m., and at the Lutheran church at 2:00 p. m., Rev. Gjernes officiating. Internment was made in the family plot of Nordland cemetery. Cards of Thanks We wish hereby to express our cordial thanks to all those who helped and comforted us during the death and burial of our husband, father and brother, Especially do we thank those who sung and those who gave floral and mission memorials. Mrs. Ole Marcuson Carl Marcuson and family Alex Marcuson and family Source: Sargent County Teller, January 16, 1941. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

MARQUARDT, WM.

DEATH OF AGED PIONEER
Wm. Marquardt, Early Settler Here, Dies in Sargent Co.

Wm. Marquardt, one of the first white settlers in this region died at his home
near buffalo Lake, Sargent County, Saturday afternoon at five o'clock following
a stroke of paralysis.(d. 25 Oct 1913)
Deceased was one of the earliest settlers in the vicinity of Hankinson, having
settled on what is now the Nehmer place north of town over 35 years ago. 
Later he moved into what is now Brightwood township and until about six years ago
occupied a farm four miles west of town, now owned by Fred Krueger. When
Mr. Marquardt first located here the country was peopled mostly by Indians
and one of his warmest firends was Chief Moran after who Moran township was
named.  The latter died ten years ago this past summer, and at the time 
Mr. Marquardt furnished the News with a lot of data regarding the old chief
and incidentally told of his early experiences among the Indians.
For one winter after he moved here the government kept a squad of soldiers 
quartered on what is now the Kinney farm near Lake Moran, and the site 
of their log fort can still be seen just east of the lake. Chief Moran was buried 
on the hill overlooking the lake from the south.
Wm. Marquardt was born in Germany (Baden) and was 72 years of age on 
Feburary 14 last.  While still a young man he came to America and on 
the out-break of the Civil War enlisted in the federal army, serving with
distinction through out the five years.(That's what it says) The later part of his 
life was spent on the eastern frontier and for more than a third of a century he 
was identified with the development of Richland County.
After disposing of his farm in Brightwood Township he bought a place adjoining 
the city of Lidgerwood but sold this about three years ago and moved to Sargent
County where he purchased a fine farm near Buffalo Lake (Kandiotta) he leaves 
a widow and eight children, all grown to mourn his death, viz., Frank, David,
William, Fritz, and Ralph: Jennie, Josie and Gertrude, all of whom are married.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock and among those from here 
in attendance where Chas. Stach, Jr. and wife (should read Karl Stach), the latter 
a daughter of the deceased, Herman Prochnow and wife, Fred Krueger and wife, 
and Wm. Brummund and wife, all old neighbors of the deceased.
Interment was made in the cemetery about a mile from the Marquardt home near 
Buffalo Lake. (Shuman cemetery which has two other names now)

This was taken from Hankison (Richland Co., ND) paper -1913. 
Submission by Judith Jones (April 2002)csk
Notes from Judith: William Fredrick Marquardt went by the name William F. Marquette in Milnor (we don't know why). He was one of the first white men to settle in Richland co. but all of his kids married in Milnor and some of his descendants are still there - George D. Marquette and Donald Marquette. Great grandpa was only in the war two years before he was seriously injured. He wore a metal plate in his head and that is what finally led to his death from bleeding in his brain. Great grandpa's obit in Hankison, Richland co., North Dakota was under Marquardt but his death certificate is under Marquette because that was the name he used in the Civil War. (April 2002)

MARQUETTE, DAVID D.  (one of Wm.'s sons)

Funeral services for David D. Marquette were held on Tuesday, February 2, 1965 
at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Rev. Charles McDowell officiated. 
He passed away Saturday January 30, 1965 after a short illness.  Dahlstrom's 
Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers were: Ole Holt, Herman Sebens, Arthur Sebens, 
Chris Stockstead, Vernal Warner, and Clyde Larson.
Pallbearers were: Harry Gainor, Marlyn Bogart, Howard Kienenberger, 
Arndell Johnson, A.C. Wyum and Marvin Mund.
David Daniel Marquette was born on February 23, 1887 at Hankinson, 
(Richland Co.), North Dakota.  He grew to manhood there and later 
moved to Lidgerwood with his family.
He was united in marriage to Cora Isensee on August 7, 1909 at Forman, 
North Dakota.  They farmed in Hall and Shuman Townships.  
In the fall of 1944 they moved to Milnor, North Dakota.  In 1949 he was 
elected county commissioner and served in that capacity until 1958.
He was also general agent for Nodak Mutal Insurance Co. of Fargo, North Dakota.
He is survived by his wife; 4 sons, William of Breckenridge, Minn.; 
Kenneth of Des Moines, Washington; Herbert of Rutland, North Dakota; 
George of Milnor, North Dakota; 1 daughter Mrs. Clinton (Delores) Fager 
of Spokane, Washington; 1 sister Gertrude of Spokane, Washington and 
10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

This was taken from Milnor paper -1965. 
Submission by Judith Jones (April 2002)csk
Notes from Judith: Half that family went by Marquardt which was the original surname and half didn't. Confirmation certificates were all in Marquardt but some of the marriage certificates were in Marquette. (April 2002)
MARTINSON, GURI [HERNESS]

MRS. KNUT MARTINSON LAID TO REST MONDAY

  Mrs. Knut Martinson passed away at her home in DeLamere, N. Dak., at 11:30 a. m.
on Wednesday, January 25, 1933, from the effects of flu-pneumonia. She had been
failing in health for the last two years.
  Guri Herness was born in Voss, Norway, November 26, 1858, and was 74 years of age 
on her last birthday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Herness and came with
her parents to this country in 1867. They settled in Winneshiek county, Iowa, moving
from there to Eagle Lake township, Ottertail county, Minn.
  Guri Herness was married to Knut Martinson on the 4th day of February, 1880, by
Rev. Thoraldsen. They continued living in Ottertail county near Henning until in 1901,
when they moved to Hall township, Sargent county, N. Dak., where they have resided since.
   To this union were born seven children: Martin, Charles and Mrs. G.T. Selveit of DeLamere, 
Mrs. O. E. Johnson of Bismarck, Edgar, Mrs. Ed. S. Erickson of DeLamere and Alice who
passed away in 1924. Their children all were born during their residence at Henning, Minn.
  Besides her six living children and husband, Mrs. Martinson is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. H. Colbjornson of Dalton, Minn., and Mrs. Louise Kaufman of Seattle, Wash.; one brother,
Haldor Herness of Chicago, Ill., and eighteen grandchildren.
  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.J. Gravdal on Monday, January 30, 
at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Immanuel church at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Immanuel
church cemetery.
  
Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, Feb. 2, 1933.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

MATHESON (CHILD)

A little three year old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Matheson met 
with a terrible death early Saturday morning. While the father 
was away from home and the mother out of the home the 
little girl got hold of some matches and while lighting them, 
her dress caught fire. The child in fright, started to run to its 
mother and as soon as she got outside the door the wind caused 
the flames to envelop the unfortunate child, burning her beyond 
all human aid. The funeral took place Monday and enternment 
took place in the Immanuel graveyard. The bereaved parents 
have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, December 8, 1904
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (July 2004) csk


MATHIESON, HENRY

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MANY FROM MILNOR AND VICINITY 

Influenza and Pneumonia Claim Heavy Toll From Old and 
Young During the Past Week. 

Henry Mathieson died at the Henry Halvorson home 
of the influenza Saturday, Nov. 16th. He came down 
from Carrington, N. D., to spend a few weeks visiting 
with friends and relatives and while at the Halvorson 
home was taken sick and was ill for about a week. 

Funeral services were held Monday from the Gabrielson 
home, Rev. Roan officiating. 

Henry Adolph Mathieson was born in Hall township 
the eighteen day of October, 1897. His mother died when 
he was a child and his father left him in the car of 
Mrs. S. Gabrielson who reared him. Some years ago he 
left with his brother for Carrington where he has resided 
ever since. The community extends heartfelt sympathy 
to the brother and foster parents of the departed.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 21, 1918.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


MATHIESON, INGA HEART ATTACK FATAL TO MISS INGA MATHIESON Miss Inga Mathieson, a life-long resident of this community, passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, on Monday, July 8th. Miss Mathieson suffered a heart attack a week before at her home and was rushed to the hospital where she was treated for a blood clot. She seemed to respond satisfactorily to medicine at first but gradually became worse and passed away quietly Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 11th, at 2:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she retained her membership. Rev. E.O. Urness will officiate with, Dahltsrom's Funeral in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Immanuel Cemetery. Blessed be her memory. Miss Inga O. Mathieson was born August 11, 1892 in Hall township to parents, Valborg and Christian Mathieson. She was baptized on September 11th, the same year and confirmed on October 27th, 1907, in the Immanuel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Selma, Mrs. Joseph Engerholm, who passed away in June, 1945. She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Mrs. Anna Taylor and Mrs. Arthur Brekke, both of Milnor, and two brothers, Sigurd Gabrielson, Forman, and Martin Mathieson, Oxnard, Calif. She also leaves a niece, Joanne Engerholm, who has made her home with her since her mother's passing, besides several nieces and nephews. As a young woman she was employed in stores in DeLamere, Fergus Falls and Milnor. The past fifteen years she has bee in the post office in Milnor, always an obliging and efficient clerk. Source: Sargent County Teller Thursday, July 11, 1957 Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk
MATTISON, HAMILTON A.

MAJOR MATTISON PASSES AWAY

Pioneer Resident of this Community Died at Lona, Mich.

RESULT OF LONG ILLNESS

Major Hamilton A. Mattison died at his home at Lona, Mich. Wednesday, July 19. 
His death was caused by internal troubles which had been troubling him for 
several years.
Major Mattison formerly was a resident of Taylor township, near this city. 
He owned and occupied the farm upon which Dr. Kirk now lives and which 
Andy Mann occupied until it was sold to Dr. Kirk. At the time of his death 
he was 83 years old. He was born in Rannsalaer county, New York, Sept 20, 1832, 
and was educated in the schools of that state and the New York Conference Seminary. 
Later he was graduated from the Union College, New York City and took up 
the profession of teaching. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army, raising 
a company which was later mustered into service as the 12th New Jersey Infantry. 

Source: Havana Union newspaper, August 3, 1916.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

[MATTSON] ANNA LISA MOHBERG
MRS. N. MOHBERG DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Aged Pioneer Answers Great Summons Tuesday Afternoon -- Funeral on Friday

  Mrs. Nels Mohberg passed away at the home of her son, Julius, on Tuesday
afternoon, after an illness of about two weeks, death being due to heart trouble
and other complications. A number of years ago the deceased suffered a slight 
stroke  and since that time her health has been poorly.
  Anna Lisa Mohberg was born in Sweden March 23, 1859, where she grew to
womanhood and on Dec. 25, 1879, she was united in marriage to Nels Mohberg.
  They immigrated to the United States in May 1881, and first settled in Alexandria,
Minn. Two years later they came to North Dakota and settled on a homestead
in Dunbar township, Sargent county, where she has made her home ever since.
Her husband passed away in February 1920, and since then she has made her 
home with her children all of whom were at her bedside when the grim reaper
called her to her rest.
  She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and two daughters, namely: Julius, 
Willie, Ralph and Mrs. Ida Bjork, who reside on farms near the old home, and 
Mrs. Mary Oberg of Minneapolis. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, 
one sister, Mrs. C.F. Johnson of Hall township and one brother, Emil Mattson of
Milnor.
  Funeral services will be conducted from the Milnor Lutheran church of which
she was a member next Friday afternoon. Rev. A. _________ officiating. The
remains will be interred in the Dunbar cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

MATTSON, PETER J.
PETER MATTSON'S DEATH OCCURRED SUNDAY NIGHT

Early Settler of Dunbar Township Passes Away at His Home in This City

  After a lingering illness lasting about two months, during
which time he had been confined to his bed, death came to relieve
the sufferings of P.J. Mattson at 11:15 o'clock last Sunday night,
May 29, at his home in this city.
  About three years ago Mr. Mattson submitted to four operations
at Fergus Falls for various ailments and apparently received
considerable benefit, as he was able to be around until two
months ago, when he was compelled to remain at home with
heart and kidney trouble. Other complications set in and at times
his suffering was intense, but he bore up well under the strain,
seeking always to make himself less of a burden to those loved
ones about him.
  Peter J. mattson was born July 24, 1861, at Lekattnet, Vermland,
Sweden, and came to America in 1880, settling at Alexandria,
Minn. May 13, 1888, at Kensington, Minn., he was united in marriage
to Miss Emma Fablin, and the same year he and his wife
moved to Dunbar township, Sargent county, N. Dak.
  Here he built his home and with his family continued to reside
until a year ago the past month, when he and his wife
purchased a residence property in this city with the intention of
resting after the strenuous years on the farm.
  Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mattson, as follows:
John Louis, who died in infancy; Oscar Louis, whose home is at
Verona, Mo.; Mrs. F.A. Linder of Gwinner; Mrs. Anton Anderson
and Mrs. H.B. Hellen of near Milnor.
  Besides the wife and children, Mr. Mattson is survived by two
sisters and one brother, as follows: Mrs. Nels Mohberg of
Milnor, Mrs. C.F. Johnson of DeLamere and Emil Mattson of
Milnor. There are also five grandchildren living and one grand=
child died in infancy.
  The funeral will take place at the home in this city at 1:30 
tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran
church. Rev. A.J. Gravdal will have charge of the services,
assisted by Rev. S. N. Elvin of the Lutheran church at Gwinner, of
which the members of the family are communicants. The burial
will be in the Dunbar cemetery.
  During his many years of residence in Dunbar township,
Mr. Mattson was active in its affairs, having been treasurer of 
the township for several years and also serving as assessor. 
He was a director and agent for the Gwinner Farmers Mutual Fire 
& Lightning Insurance Co. and continued his interest in that
organization until the ravages of disease prevented. He was a kind and 
loving husband and father and also a good citizen and his passing
marks the addition of another to the rapidly thinning ranks of the
early pioneers who have braved the blizzards and other privations
to build up this great state.

Source: Sargent County Teller, June 2, 1927.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

MAUS, WILLIAM M.

William M. Maus
Funeral services for William M. Maus were held last Thursday afternoon 
at the Franzen-Erbe Funeral Home with Rev. Russell S. Tate officiating.  
Burial was in Sheldon, Iowa, where services were hel Saturday, June 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kenner, accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Jones, sang 
"Jesus, Lover of my Soul" and "Abide with me".
Pallbearers were Chris Weber, Leonard Enderson, Ray Jacox, Robert H. Jones, 
Dave Steigelmeier and Gerrit Boone.
William Martin Maus was born at Mendota, Ill., Dec. 19, 1886.  He came to Havana 
and settled on a farm in 1912.  On Feb. 11, 1914, he was married to Anna DeJong.  
He and Mrs. Maus retired from their farm in 1948 and have made their home 
in Britton (SD) since then.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Anna Maus; a brother, Nick, of Celina, Ill.; 
four sisters, Mrs. E.L. Wilson, Sheldon, Iowa, Mrs. C.A. DeValois, Daytona Beach, Fla., 
Mrs. Bert Drayom, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Merl Towne, Winter Haven, Fla.

Source: Unknown paper - 1954
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

MCFARLAND, MRS. ROSE [NEMETZ]

Mrs. Rose McFarland

Mrs. Rose Nemetz McFarland, wife of Wm. McFarland, died at the family home a mile or two west of Gwinner 
last Saturday morning, following a lingering illness. A brief funeral service was held at the Congregational church 
by Rev. J. Safstrom, Tuesday afternoonon, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery west of town.

Mrs. McFarland was born in Cairo Egypt, was married 25 years ago last March to Wm. McFarland and died 
at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 8 days.

She was the mother of 11 children, 10 of whom survive her. She was a woman of many excellent traits of character, 
and will be missed by a large circle of neighbors and friends, as well as by her bereaved husband and children.

The funeral was in charge of Louis Stemke, the Foreman undertaker. 

Source: The Prairie Press of Gwinner, newspaper. June 25, 1910, page 1.
Submitted by: Toni [Moye] Fullerton, great-great granddaughter 
and great granddaughter to Pauline McFarland Lee. (Oct 2010) csk

MCFARLAND, WILLIAM J.

From among the fast thinning ranks of those who broke virgin soil in North Dakota, another sturdy pioneer
has passed on to the Great Beyond. William Joseph McFarland was born April 18, 1848 in York County, 
New Brunswick, of Scotch-Irish parents, who themselves had come from Ireland to make a home in the 
Canadian forest.
Both of his parents died while he was still in his childhood, leaving him with three brothers and one sister 
to fare for himself. This little family of orphans managed to make their living with the assistance of an aged 
man who had made his home with their father.
Later he obtained work in St. Andrews and went to school. In this way he received an education. He then 
returned to the farm where he continued to live until he came west with his brother and brother-in-law, 
John Campbell, in 1878.
The three located on the Sheyenne river near Sheldon, taking preemptions. For several winters they lumbered 
in Northern Minnesota to get funds to build homes and operate their farms. Too much rain destroyed their 
crops forcing them to abandon their pre-emptions and take homesteads elsewhere.
Mr. McFarland filed on section 12 in Vivian township. This land he later sold and located at Gwinner where 
he has continued to live until his death.
While living at Vivian he was very active in church and Sunday school work being one of the first Sunday 
school superintendents in the Union Sunday school held at Vivian school house No. 1. So faithful was he 
in this work that from sometime after he moved to this home, he still conducted the Sunday school, walking 
the 16 mile trip to do so. He was also active in civic and political affairs, holding several township 
and school offices.
He was united in marriage to Miss Rose Nermetz at Sheldon, March 16, 1885. To this union were born 
eleven children, one son John, passing away in infancy. His wife passed away on June 18, 1910.
Mr. McFarland passed away at his home July 28, 1937 at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 10 days, 
being the last of his immediate family.
He is survived by ten children, Joe, Mrs. Jocelia Flynn, Albert, Frank, Agnes, Thomas, Mrs. Margaret Bartle, 
Ulysses, Mrs. Pauline Lee, and Mrs. Julia Murphy all of whom reside in the surrounding community, also 
23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The funeral was held on the lawn of the McFarland home on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Dodge of Cogswell 
officiating. The pallbearers were Clarence ?Allwyn Anderson, John Bjelland, Ruben Johnson, Oscar Petterson 
and Everett Stevens. Interment was made in the Gwinner cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our appreciation to all friends and relatives who assisted during the long illness and death 
of our father. We also wish to thank the community for the beautiful flowers and the Forman mixed quartet 
for the songs rendered.
The McFarland Family

Source: Sargent County Teller, newspaper of Milnor, ND. Aug. 5, 1937, page 5.
Submitted by: Toni [Moye] Fullerton, great-great granddaughter 
and great granddaughter to Pauline McFarland Lee. (May 2010) csk

MCGRAW, BERNICE

Funeral Services Held for Bernice McGraw Oct. 26

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bernice Dada McGraw, one of Forman's most beloved citizens, 
were held October 25th in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Forman, the Rev. Father Lugert officiating.  
The Franzen Funeral Home was in charge.
Pallbearers were Fred Rasmussen, Jr., Howard Saurey, A.E. Saunders, Victor Ball, 
John Howard Dyste and Frank Mapes.
Mrs. McGraw had been ill for many months suffering from a malignant disease and passed on 
at her home in Forman October 22nd.
During her long illness she received the loving care and devotion of members of her family 
and her many, many friends.  Yes, Bernice Dada McGraw will be sadly missed.
Born at Cayuga, North Dakota, on September 21, 1894, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dada, 
she came to Forman when a young woman.  She was married at Forman in 1917 to Emmett McGraw, 
of Cogswell.  In 1920 they moved to Rawlines, Wyoming, later going to Cheyenne to live.  
Returning to Forman in 1950 Mrs. McGraw taught in the Forman school until the time of her illness.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Langdon Smith,Regina, Sask., Canada, and two sons, 
Lt. Col. Robert McGraw, of Park Foest, Illinois, and Dr. Winthrop McGraw, Greenville, Miss., 
a sister, Mrs. Clarence Argersinger, Forman and two brothers, M.A. Dada, Forman and Arch Dada, 
Richmond, California, nine grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Source: unknown paper, 1954
Submitted by:La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk

MCGREGOR, JAMES
MARCH 17, 1922 - JANUARY 8, 2003
  The funeral for James McGregor, 80 of Brampton, N.D. was at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Cogswell, N.D. Burial was
in the Sargent Cemetery with arrangements by Price Funeral Chapel of
Britton. He died Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at his home in Brampton.
  James Warren Allan McGregor was born March 17, 1922 at Lisbon, N.D. to 
Eugene and Catherine (McMahon) McGregor. He was baptized in Enderlin,
N.D. He went to school in Brampton, and later graduated from Cogswell 
High School in 1940. After receiving his education, he worked at several jobs
before moving to California. While there, he worked at Edwards Air Force
Base, Douglas Aircraft, the Oakland Airport and Bethlehem Steel.
  On November 14, 1956 he married Ida Marie Sulze. They returned to
North Dakota where Jim was employed by the Jarrett Ranch for the next 33
years. Ida died on March 29, 1965.
  In 1970, Jim married Minnie Bailey. After retiring from the Jarrett Ranch, 
Jim worked part time for Howard Huffman of Straubville, N.D. until 2000.
At that time, failing health made it necessary for him to give up working.
  Jim was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church of Cogswell.
He enjoyed fishing.
  Jim is survived by his wife, Minnie McGregor of Brampton; one daughter;
Marie (Tim) Ranek of Yankton, S.D.; one son: Owen McGregor of Brampton;
three grandchildren; three sisters: Nita Brown of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Margaret
Macilac of Newark, Ohio; Isabel (Tom) Poling of Jensen Beach, Fla.; three
brothers: John (Irene) McGregor of Puyallup, Wash.; Gerald (Arletta)
 McGregor of Sisseton, S.D.; and Douglas McGregor of Plymouth, Ind.; and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two 
brothers: William and Donald McGregor.
  Music for the funeral was provided by Barb Hayen, organist and Ron
Jarrett, soloist. Casketbearers were Chris Huffman, Gerald McGregor, Mike 
Sheerin, Tim Ranek, Stan Schulz and Roy Hildebrandt.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 16, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MCKENZIE, MRS. D. J.

PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT COUNTY SEAT

Mrs. D. J. McKenzie, a highly respected and pioneer woman of Sargent county, 
passed away at her home in Forman, this morning at nine o’clock. The deceased 
was fifty years of age and her many years of residence here and at Forman have made 
her a host of friends over the entire county, who will mourn her death.
Death followed a long period of illness with cancer. A delicate operation performed 
in a Minneapolis hospital last fall brought temporary relief, but she returned 
home in September of last fall to spend her few remaining days. The bereaved 
husband and children have the sympathy of all.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Sunday morning from the residence, 
and interment will be made in the Rutland Cemetery.
Source: The Rutland Leader, March 31, 1911. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk
MCKENZIE, DUGALD J. PROMINENT PIONEER DIES OF HEART ATTACK Eventful Career of D.J. McKenzie Ends--Masonic Funeral Rites Wednesday Afternoon Dugald J. McKenzie was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, on the 12th day of November, 1853. He was educated in the local high school and normal school and McGill University, and came to the United States when he was about 21 years of age. He was ordained Presbyterian minister and was a pastor of a Presbyterian Church at Lowell, Massachusetts. On December 20, 1883, he was united in marriage to Garthat Mackean at Lowell, Massachusetts. Two children were born to this union, Marion Jane and Helen Garthat. Mr. KcKenzie came to Dakota territory in September, 1887. He was pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Rutland and Milnor, living in Rutland. Mrs. McKenzie died at Rutland on July 10, 1890. On April 15, 1903 Mr. McKenzie was married to Eva B. Stone who died March 30, 1911. Mr. McKenzie was elected County Superintendent of Schools of Sargent county in 1890 and resigned in 1894. He formed a partnership with E. W. Thorpe and afterward was with J. E. Bishop and A. M. Croner and McKenzie was well known in this county. In 1911 he formed a partnership with A. Leslie under the firm name of Mckenzie & Leslie which has continued to date. In 1921, Mr. McKenzie was appointed Registrar of the Federal Land Bank of Saint Paul, Minn., which position he held until December 1, 1930, when he resigned. He retained his residence at Forman and after resigning he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Leslie. He had been around in his usual way until August 1, when he was stricken with heart attack. He sank very rapidly, and passed away at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 1934. On June 26, 1934, his last surviving brother passed away in Colorado. He leaves surviving him, two daughters, Marion J. Leslie and Helen G. Lyken and five granddaughters, all of Forman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon under the direction o the Masonic lodge, Eugene Naylor of Oakes reading the service at the lodge hall and A. Leslie at the grave. Rev. Ross preached the funeral sermon at the Congregational church immediately following the services at the lodge room. Interment was in the Rutland cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller, August 9, 1934 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2007) csk
MCQUAY,ANDY

Andy McQuay Succumbs to Long Illness

Andy McQuay of Allendale (Wyoming), who first came to Casper shortly after the turn of the Century, 
passed away at the local hospital Friday evening. Mr. McQuay, who was 58 years of age at the time 
of his death, had been ill for the last year and a half , and his condition had been serious for 
the last several months.
Born in Fargo N. D., he left there as a youth and came to Casper. Mr. McQuay had engaged in various
types of work while here and at one time operated a bicycle and key shop. A few years ago he spent 
some time in Alaska.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn and a son, Donald, at the family home.
Mr. McQuay was a member of Casper lodge No. 1353 of the Elks lodge.
Services will be held at 3:30 Monday afternoon at the Bustard funeral home, with Dr. Charles S Bream 
pastor of Grace English Lutheran church and the Elks Loge officiating. Internment will be in the Elks plot 
in Highland cemetery.

Source: Casper Tribune-Herald Feb 6, 1944
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2014) csk
Note: Andrew Fred McQuay was born April 6, 1886 to James McQuay and Laura Hanson of Stirum ND

MCQUAY, EXIE

Exie McQuay, 86, died Sunday, April 10, in the hospital at Oakes, N. Dak.

The funeral was Tuesday, April 12 in the Congregational church, Forman, with burial at Oakes. The 
Rev. Darrel Walker officiated at the funeral services. Music was provided by Mrs. Clayton McLean, 
organist, and Miss Irene Robbins with Mrs. Carl Bowden, accompanist.

Pallbearers were Dick Wilcox, Roy Isakson, John Dyste, Harlan Klefstad, Dale McQuay and Bruce 
Brakke. Interment was in Oakes Cemetery.

She was born July 16, 1890 at Hillsboro, Ia., and married Andrew McQuay on July 21, 1909 at Stirum. 
They farmed in the Stirum area until 1925 and then resided in California for three years.

They returned to North Dakota, resumed farming and owned and operated a Case implement business
in Forman for six years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, one brother and one son.

Surviving are a son Clifford, Forman; three grandchildren, Dale McQuay, Grand Forks, Ardity 
Brakke, Ames, Ia., and Pamela McQuay of Fargo; and six great-grandchildren.

Franzen Funeral Home was in charge.

Source: Sargent County Teller, April 20, 1977
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

MCQUAY, HAMILTON

STIRUM PIONEER - OBITUARY - HAMILTON MCQUAY:
Stirum Pioneer Answers Last Summons December 13, 1924.
Hamilton McQuay Pioneer of Stirum has been a practicing Veterinary and
Farmer.
Died Saturday morning at 5:30A after an illness of short duration, old age 
being a contributing factor in his death.
Mr. McQuay was well known through the whole country and was a jolly good
natured old man. Always he will be missed by his many friends as well as 
those near and dear to him.
He was born in Toronto, Canada and came into North Dakota in 1874. Settled
in Cass County eight years later and came to this county where he took up a 
permanent residence.
He leaves to lament his departure three sons Andrew of Los Angeles; Loyal of 
Belfield; Acy of Minneapolis, MN and a daughter Ann Lestersen also of 
Minneapolis, MN. All who are present at the funeral.
The last sad rites were held in the Presbyterian church in Stirum Tuesday at
11 o'clock. Rev. B Dotty of Oakes, ND conducted the service. Beautiful floral
contributions bore testimony of high esteem which was held. Large concourses 
of friends were held there to pay their last respects to his memory.

Extracted from obituary in the Cogswell Enterprise, Cogswell, Sargent County ND -
December 25, 1924.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay(grandson) Pierre, SD (May 2002) csk

MCQUAY, LOYAL

Funeral services for Loyal McQuay, 86, of Cushing, Wis., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27
in Mischel-Olson Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Sjursen officiating. Interment will be in Cushing 
Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his grandsons. Mr. McQuay died Feb. 25 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home.

He was born in Gwinner, N.D. May 15, 1890, the son of Hamilton and Margaret (Brooks) McQuay. 
He married Gertrude Shaw at Lisbon, Nov. 28, 1912. She died March 17, 1963. He leaves four 
daughters: Ethel McQuay; Mrs. Gene (Florence) Pelton, both of Dickinson; Mrs. Pat (Dorothy) King 
of Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Joe (Donna) Kadrmas of St. Croix Falls, Wis.; two sons; Kenneth of 
Portland, Ore.; and Cecil of Stirum; and 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Source: Sargent County Teller, March 9, 1977
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

MELIN, MRS. C.

Mrs. C. Melin 
Mrs. C. Melin, beloved wife of Chas. Melin, an old pioneer of this county, departed 
for her heavenly home Sunday July 23, at the home of her son Olaf C. Melin of Alberta, 
Canada 
The deceased was born in Dalarne Sweden and was married to Chas. Melin in 1853. 
The couple immigrating to this country in 1882, took up their residence at Herman, 
Grant County Minn. Where they resided two years, when they moved to Rutland N. Dak. 
where they resided till ‘91 when they settled on land four miles north of DeLamere, 
where they resided before moving to Canada with their son Olaf in 1900. 
The deceased was the mother of eight children, four sons and four daughters who mourn 
the loss of a loving mother. 
Deceased reached the age of 65 years 7 months and 23 days. 
Only six short months ago the wife and husband were visiting with their relatives 
in this community and death to one of their most dear kinfolk is hard to bear, 
owing to distance that separates them and hender their attendance at the last sad 
rites. 
Contribution to Mother by Relatives 
We miss thee from our home, dear mother 
We miss thee from thy place, 
A shadow o’er our life is cast 
We miss the sunshine of thy face 
We miss thy kind and willing hand, 
Thy fond and earnest care. 
Our home is dark without thee 
We miss thee everywhere. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, newspaper,  August 3, 1905
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2005) csk

MELLEM, OLE JR.

The Teller announced last week that Mr. Ole Mellem, Jr., who was at Grafton, was dying 
and that relatives had left to be at his bed-side. They did not reach him, however, before death came. 
Death came on Feb. 16, 1910 from consumption of which he has been afflicted for about two years. 
The remains were brought to Milnor and arrived on Friday evening, accompanied by Miss Sophia, a sister.
They were taken to the home and kept until Monday, when they were brought to the Lutheran church 
in Milnor where the regular service was conducted, Rev. Lavik, officiating. A short service proceeded 
at the home, before the removal of the remains. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. 
Deceased was born at Northfield, Minn., August 23, 1877, and came to this section in 1884 with the family.
He has resided here continuously. He never married. 

Cards of Thanks. 
We desire to express out thanks to the many kind friends who assisted us in our recent bereavement. 
Ole Mellem, Sr., and family. 

Source: Sargent County Teller, February 24, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

MELLEM, OLE P.

Ole P. Mellem 

PIONEER SETTLER IS CALLED BY GRIM REAPER
 
Ole P. Mellem Dies Following Operation for Appendicitis--Funeral Friday Afternoon
 
Ole P. Mellem, well known figure in Milnor for the past forty years, passed away at the Britton hospital 
on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 a. m., following an operation for appendicitis. He was taken to the hospital 
on May 9 and operated on the following day. At first his condition seemed most serious, but later he seemed 
to be improving until the day preceding his death, when it became evident that he was near the end. 

Funeral services will be conducted from the home next Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and from the 
Milnor Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Gravdal will officiate. 

Ole P. Mellem was born near Trondjem, Norway, on July 24, 1868. He arrived in the United States 
in 1888 at the age of twenty years and came directly to Milnor. He resided on what is now the M. D. Fay farm 
until 1903, when he moved with his parents into town. They have both since passed away. The deceased 
never married and his closest of kin are several cousins. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 21, 1921. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

[MESSMAN], NELLIE FRANCES SHANNON
Hold Services Monday For Mrs. Lem Shannon

  Last rites were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ellendale Methodist church
for Mrs. Lem Shannon, who died Friday morning, July 16 at 9:22 o'clock at Mercy hospital
in Valley City, where she had been a patient for several weeks.
  Rev. D.W. Ashley, pastor of the church was officiant, and burial was made in the Ellendale
cemetery. Pallbearers were F.E. Randall, Matt and L.J. Whelan, H.D. Collett, Ernest Haberman 
and L.H. Byer.
  Nellie Frances Messman was born Oct. 1, 1882 at Fairfax, Mo., where she attended public 
school and grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage to Lem Shannon at Beford,
Ia., on Oct. 14, 1901 and in 1910 they came to Dickey county, settling on a farm north of Ellendale.
They resided there until 1938 when they purchased a home in Ellendale and came here to live.
Mr. Shannon passed away at St. Luke's hospital in Aberdeen on Jan. 9, 1948.
  Mrs. Shannon is survived by two sons, Ralph of Valley City and John of Seattle, Wash., and
one daughter, Mrs. (Vola) Clarence Rasmussen of Oregon City, Ore.
  Besides her husband, Mrs. Shannon was preceded in death by her parents and an infant
daughter, Vera.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


MICHAELSON, JOHN SR.

JOHN MICHAELSON, SR
After an illness of about six weeks due to cancer of the stomach, 
death came on Wednesday morning, Nov. 5th, 1919, to 
John Michaelson, Sr., residing south of Milnor. During the past 
two weeks he had failed very rapidly and the end was expected.
Deceased was born in Hedemarken, Norway, on December 7, 1835. 
He remained in his native land, working at the shoemaker trade 
in Christiania until the year 1872 when he came to America. 
He followed his profession in this country, locating first in Chicago. 
He also resided for a period of years at Lansing, Iowa, Crawford 
county, Wis., and Otter Tail county, Minn. In 1882 he came to 
Sargent county and has resided upon his place south of Milnor ever since.
Those left to mourn his departure are his son, John Michaelson Jr. and 
daughter, Mrs. Carl Kopperud of Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Funeral services will be held from the Concordia church at 2 o’clock 
Sunday afternoon.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 6, 1919.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


MICHAELSON, JOHN

OBITUARY
  
  John Michaelson was born in Christiania, Norway, June 28, 1867.
He immigrated with his parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1872. They lived
there for a few years. Later they moved to Crawford county,
Wis., and then to Otter Tail county, Minn. In 1888 they moved to
Shuman township, where he made his home. Mr. Michaelson
passed away at the Fairview hospital in Minneapolis April 2, 1930,
of cancer. Deceased had been in ill health for about five years.
He underwent three operations, but the best of medical attention
did not relive him.
  He leaves to mourn his loss a sister, Mrs. Carl Kopeprud and 
family of Pellcan Rapids, Minn., and several distant relatives.
  Funeral services were held from the Concordin church Saturday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John Hendricks of Minneapolis
conducted the services, preaching the principal sermon in the
Norwegian language, followed by a short sermon in English. Two
duets were sung by Arnold Fedje and Einar Brekke. The pallbearers
were E.B. Johnson, Julius Carlson, Oscar Carlson, Albert Anderson,
Lars Johnson, and Alfred Olson. The remains were laid to rest
in the Concordia cemetery.
  The sum of $31 was given to missions by friends, neighbors
and relatives in memory of the departed.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, April 17, 1930.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


MILLER, ARTHUR W.

ARTHUR W. MILLER June 7, 1927-Nov. 17, 1999 Arthur W. Miller, 72, of
Chula Vista died Wednesday. He was born in Havana, North Dakota. Mr.
Miller worked as a manager for Bank of America. He served in the Army
from 1945 to 1947. Survivors include his wife, Lois Miller; daughter,
Susan Coffey of Barstow; son, Michael W. Miller of Chula Vista; sisters,
Gladys Newcommer of Poway, Evelyn Bucknell of Chula Vista and Phyllis
Mitchell of Folsom; and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Greenwood Mortuary, Interstate 805 and Imperial Avenue, San Diego.

Obit from the Fargo Forum.
Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (August 2002) csk

MILLER, GEORGE

A Fatal Accident.
George Miller, aged 16 years, the step-son of Foreman Bagley, of the
Mulligan camp of railroad graders, while handling a loaded revolver last
Saturday, accidentally pulled the trigger and the weapon being pointed
towards the boy, the ball entered the left side of his abdomin. It was
one of those mysterious, inexplicable occurrences which generally happen
when boys are playing with firearms. The boy never recovered from the
effects of the shot. Although a physician was promptly called and every
effort made to save him. After lingering until Monday night in great
agony death mercifully intervened and ended the unfortunate young man's 
life. 
Mrs. T. H. Bagley, the boy's own mother, who has been here with her
husband several weeks, has the sympathy of all in her bereavement.
The funeral was held Wednesday last from the M. E. Church, the
remains being interred in the Olson cemetery.

A Card---We desire to return our sincere thanks to all friends who 
gave help and sympathy during the death of our son. We will ever 
remember their kindness to strangers. Mr. And Mrs. T. H. Bagley.

Sargent County Teller newspaper, July 6,1900.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2003) csk

MILLARD, WESLEY

Died, at Cayuga, March twenty-first, at seven o’clock P. M. Wesley Millard, aged fifty 
four years, eight months and twenty days.

While working with a well drill near Cayuga last Friday at one o’clock. Mr. Millard was 
fatally injured by a brace falling from the derrick, striking him upon the head. He realized 
that he was badly injured and wished to be taken home. Every effort to alleviate his suffering, 
and save his life was exerted, but to no avail, and he died at seven o’clock the same day.

Wesley Millard was born in Concord, Michigan. He has been a resident of Cayuga for the 
past twelve years, was well and favorably known and highly respected. He leaves five
children, Fred Millard of Aberdeen, Mrs. Florence Gibson of Aberdeen, Ray Millard of 
Aberdeen, and Mrs. Myrtle Lighthouse of Cayuga.

His sudden and tragic death was a shock to the entire community and many are the tributes 
of respect we hear spoken of him.

Mr. Millard was a member of the Maccabee Lodge of Cayuga in which he carried $1000 
insurance, and also a $1000 policy with the Equitable, both of which fall due to Mrs. Lighthouse.

The funeral was held Sunday and a large concourse of people gathered to pay their respects 
to their friend and neighbor. Rev. Erickson of Forman and the Maccabees had charge of the 
ceremonies, and interment was made in the Cayuga cemetery.

Source: Rutland Leader, March 31, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

MILLER, MRS. MARY ANN

Mrs. Mary Ann Miller died at the home of her son Arthur Miller on April 29th. She was born on 
the 19th day of June in 1841. Deceased was twice married and was the mother of six children. 
Her second husband was a soldier of the civil war and died from injuries received in battle. 
Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. Seebart 
officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery north of town.

Source: Sargent County News newspaper, May 7, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2004) csk

MILTON, ERIE GEORGE

Death Claims Early Havana Resident

Erie Milton was buried at Augusta, Wisc., March 13, 1954.
Erie George Milton was born at Augusta, Wisc., March 24, 1884 
to James Milton and Joanna Rich Milton.  In early childhood his parents 
moved to Superior, Wisc., and from there the family moved to Havana, N.Dak., 
when Mr. Milton was seven.  He was married to Elizabeth Goltz in 1907 
and continued to live at Havana until 1932.  He has resided in Minneapolis 
from that time.
Mr. Milton passed away at Springdale, Ark., March 9, 1954, 
where he and Mrs. Milton were spending the winter.  Survivors, 
besides the widow, are a son, Harvey, of Miles City, Mont.; 
a daughter, Helen (Mrs. Gordon Lundblad) of Minneapolis, Minn.; 
a granddaughter, Carol Lundblad, of Minneapolis, Minn., and 
a brother, Earl of Blackduck, Minn.
Wisconsin relatives include the Rich families of Augusta and 
the Milton families of Neillsville, Wis.
Pallbearers were : Ninus Carlson and Mervin Carlson of Augusta, Wisc., 
John Rich of Eau Claire, Wisc., Leslie Milton and Henry Rahn 
of Neilsville, Wisc., and Eugene Goltz, Havana, N.Dak.

Source: unknown paper - 1954
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


MOBERG, MRS. JOHN

PIONEER WOMAN ANSWERS CALL 
Mrs. John Moberg, of Shuman Township, Passed Away at Her Home Friday Forenoon--
Funeral Was Held Tuesday.

The death of Mrs. John Moberg, of Shuman township, occurred at her home 
at 11 o’clock Friday forenoon, Sept. 2, after an illness of only a few days, 
from various ailments. Although she had been in poor health for a number of years 
she was able to be up and around most of the time until three days before her death 
when she was taken seriously ill.

Deceased was a native of Sweden and was born in Vermland on Aug. 31, 1855. 
She remained at the home of her parents until 19 years of age at which time 
she was united in marriage to Mr. John Moberg. In 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Moberg 
became embued with the spirit of the new world and decided to move to America. 
Upon reaching this country they first settled at Homes City, Minn., where they remained 
until Aug. 1, 1883, and then followed the rush westward to Dakota, settling 
on a homestead in Shuman township, Sargent county, which has been their home ever since.

She is survived by the husband and seven children as follows: August, Oscar and 
Mrs. John Pedersen, of McGregor, N.D., Mrs. Chris. Stockstad and Mrs. Peter Johnson, 
residing southwest of Milnor, and John and Hilda who are at home. There were eleven 
children in the family, four having previously been summoned, among them being 
Otto E. Moberg, who was killed in action in the Argonne Woods in 1918. 

She was 66 years and two days old. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home, Rev. J.A. Mattson 
of Gwinner, officiating. Internment was made in Dunbar cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 8, 1921.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk

MOHBERG, NELS
OLD PIONEER DIES

Nels Mohberg, one of the early settlers of Sargent county, died on Wednesday, Feb. 4th 
at the Fergus Falls hospital after an extended illness. He is said to be about 70 years of age 
and resided in the northeastern part of Dunbar township.

Source: Sargent County News, February 6, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

MOHBERG, ANNA LISA [MATTSON]
MRS. N. MOHBERG DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Aged Pioneer Answers Great Summons Tuesday Afternoon -- Funeral on Friday

  Mrs. Nels Mohberg passed away at the home of her son, Julius, on Tuesday
afternoon, after an illness of about two weeks, death being due to heart trouble
and other complications. A number of years ago the deceased suffered a slight 
stroke  and since that time her health has been poorly.
  Anna Lisa Mohberg was born in Sweden March 23, 1859, where she grew to
womanhood and on Dec. 25, 1879, she was united in marriage to Nels Mohberg.
  They immigrated to the United States in May 1881, and first settled in Alexandria,
Minn. Two years later they came to North Dakota and settled on a homestead
in Dunbar township, Sargent county, where she has made her home ever since.
Her husband passed away in February 1920, and since then she has made her 
home with her children all of whom were at her bedside when the grim reaper
called her to her rest.
  She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and two daughters, namely: Julius, 
Willie, Ralph and Mrs. Ida Bjork, who reside on farms near the old home, and 
Mrs. Mary Oberg of Minneapolis. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, 
one sister, Mrs. C.F. Johnson of Hall township and one brother, Emil Mattson of
Milnor.
  Funeral services will be conducted from the Milnor Lutheran church of which
she was a member next Friday afternoon. Rev. A. _________ officiating. The
remains will be interred in the Dunbar cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


MONSON, FRED
photo 1 - Fred in his uniform, ca 1916 photo 2 - his grave in France, taken May 2005. Fred is buried at Sucrerie Cemetery in Ablain-St. Nazaire, France. Photos courtesy of Diane McLeod whose husband is Fred Monson's nephew.

FRED MONSON KILLED IN ACTION
 
Mother Here Notified By Telegram From War Dept. Friday. 

WAS WITH CANADIAN ARMY 

The first message of sadness to reach Milnor from the European battle fields 
came Friday morning when Mrs. Sam Monson received a telegram from the war department 
at Ottawa, On., Canada, announcing the death of her son, Fred, who was killed in action 
on the French front on January 16th, 1918. 

Fred, who left Milnor about eight years ago for Gull Lake, Sask., Canada, where he proved up 
on a homestead, enlisted in the 229th Battalion, C. E. F. in April 1915. From the time of his enlistment 
until last summer he remained at Camp Hughes, Manitoba, in training. When the battalion was ordered 
across they were first given a period of training in England. Early in October they reached France and 
have been in active service ever since. 

Mr. Monson was 31 years of age, two days prior to his death. He was born on January 14, 1887, 
on a farm six miles north of Milnor, then occupied by the parents. He grew to manhood here and 
was well known by all. About eight years ago he left for Canada and took a homestead. He leaves 
to mourn his loss his mother, Mrs. Sam Monson, one brother and two sisters as follows: Oscar Monson, 
of Gull Lake, Canada, Mrs. Chas. College of Nadeauville, Canada, and Mrs. Dan Rodlund of this city. 

This morning a letter was received from the war department in Ottawa confirming Fridays message and 
expressing condolence and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved mother. The letter reads as Follows: 
Minister's Office, Ottawa 
February 12, 1918. 
Dear Mrs. Monson: 
I desire to express to you my very sincere sympathy in the recent decease of your son, No.1009573, 
Private Fred Monson, C. E. F., who in sacrificing he life at the front in action with the enemy has rendered 
the highest services of a worthy citizen. 
The heavy loss which you and the Nation have sustained would indeed be depressing were it not redeemed 
by the knowledge that the brave comrade for whom we mourn performed his duties fearlessly as well as became 
a good soldier, and gave his life for the great cause of Human Liberty and the defense of the Empire. 
Again extending to you in your bereavement my condolence and heartfelt sympathy, I am, 
Yours faithfully, 
S. C. Mewbrome 
Minister of Militia and Defense for Canada. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 17, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

MONSON, JOHANNA
MRS. JOHANNA MONSON
DIES AT JAMESTOWN

   Mrs. Johanna Monson of this
city, who for a number of years
has been an inmate of the state
institution at Jamestown, passed
away on Wednesday of last week,
Feb. 17, after a brief illness. Her
daughter, Mrs. Emma Rodlund,
was at her bedside at the time
of her death.
   The remains were interred in
the Jamestown cemetery, where 
her husband was buried a num-
ber of years ago.
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 25, 1932. Click here to view actual obituary Submitted by Diane McLeod (Nov 2006) csk
MORFOOT, C. O.
C. O. Morfoot

Instant Death by Lightning

C. O. Morfoot is Struck Down Without a Moment’s Warning Tuesday Evening.
The Community was awestruck Tuesday night and Wednesday morning over the news 
of the death of C. O. Morfoot by lightning, at his farm about eight miles west of Milnor.
Mr. Morfoot started out to get the cows about 5:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, 
during the time that the flashes of lightning were most severe and had reached 
a point about five rods fron the house when the bolt struck him and instantly killed him. 
The current struck him upon the head running down the side of his body, down the leg 
and out of the heel into the ground, leaving nothing to mark the path traveled except 
a slight blister of the skin.
Mrs. Morfoot at the time the flash of lightning passed, realized it was near and looked out 
of the window just in time to see her husband drop to the ground. It was so sudden, 
so unexpected, hardly a person present in the house, realized what had taken place, 
and the truth was not known until those present rushed out and bent over the prostrate body, 
to find him dead. Words cannot picture the horror, and anguish that seized the wife, 
as the whole truth came to her. Just a few moments before, full of life and devotion 
to his family, then dead.
Neighbors were immediately notified who came and assisted in carrying the body 
into the house and brought the news to Milnor.
Deceased came to Sargent county about four years ago, from Laurens, Iowa, and 
took up his residence on the farm he now occupies. He was about 50 years old 
and was highly respected citizen and an excellent farmer. 
He was a member in good standing of both the Woodman and Yeoman lodges. 
The body will be embalmed and the funeral services will likely be held 
under Woodman auspice.
He leaves a sorrowing wife and one daughter, Mrs. W.T. Edwards of this place, 
to mourn his untimely death.

Source: The Sargent County Teller, May 11, 1905.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

MULROONY, MARY O'BRIEN
MARY O'BRIEN MULROONY
  Mrs. Mary O'Brien Mulroony died at her home near
Havana Sunday, Oct. 6, after a short illness.  The
funeral was held Tuesday from the late home to the
Catholic Church.  Rev. Father Duerr of Lidgerwood
officating.  The death of Mrs.  Mulroony is a distinct
loss to the community as she has ever been a good
neighbor and a faithful friend.
   Mary O'Brien was born at Rutland, Vermont to Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. O'Brien Nov. 15, 1851, so at the time of
death was nearing the 67th anniversary of her birth. 
When about three years of age she came west with her
parents, settling in Hope, Wis.  In 1872 she was
united in marriage to Jas. Mulroony in Lancaster,
Wis., he answering the Maker's call in 1892.
  To the union seven children were born, one daughter
dying in infancy and a second daughter dying 15 years
ago.  The five surviving the mother being Mrs. R. P.
Irving of Sandiego, Cal.; James, Agnes, William and
Gwendolyn, all of Havana.  Two brothers and four
sisters also survive her.  Deceased moved to the home
near Havana from Wisconsin in 1889.
  The dauther, Mrs. R.P. Irving of Sandiego, Cal., and
two sisters, Mrs. Thos. K. Friar, Woodman, Wis., and
Mrs. Bert Dempsey, Mitchell, S.D., arrived the middle
of last week and were with Mrs. Mulroony at the time
of death and at the funeral.

HAVANA UNION, 10 OCTOBER 1918.
Submitted by:
La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (July 2003)

MULROONY, NORA IN MEMORIUM It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of Miss Nora Mulroony, one of our most popular and beloved young ladies of the vicinity. After an illness of five days with brain fever being in an unconscious state during the entire time, she passed away at four o'clock Tuesday morning. The deceased was born in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin in 1875, and would have been twenty eight years on the 8th. day of April. She has taught school almost continually since she was fifteen years old, teaching most of the time in Kidder and vicinity, and for the past two years in Havana. Miss Nora was a young woman whom it was a pleasure to meet, whole souled, and generous to a fault, and with qualities that gathered about her a circle of friends innumerable. At 10:40 the procession left the late residence headed by six honorary pall bearers, followed the pall bearers carrying the remains, the mourners and friends being next in order. On entering the church the honorary pall bearers divide forming a line one on each side of where the casket was deposited. The pall bearers were W. O. Wyckoff, G.G. Grant, H. A. Raymond, Prof. F. Miller, W.G. Chapin and J. Mayin. The Honorary pall bearers were Mrs. E.J. Leach, Mrs. S. E. Ellingson, Miss E. Mann, Mrs. A Grant, Mrs. E.D. Holmes, and Miss. E. Anderson, they being members of the Degree of Honor of which order the deceased was a member. Mr. E. Ellingson and Mr. E. J. Carlen acted as ushers at the church. Services were held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock. Father O'Callaham officiating the regular Catholic funeral rite of which church the deceased was a participant. The floral tributes were very beautiful and were made up in the form of a wreath, a heart(the emblem of the Degree of Honor,) and a pillow with the name "Nora", and besides beautiful bouquets of cut flowers. The attendance was very large, only a small number being able to procure standing or sitting room in the church. The deceased leaves a mother, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her departure. Source: Havana Herald newspaper March 12, 1903. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

MUNSON, A. SAMUEL August Samuel Munson died Tue. afternoon at 2 oclock. Deceased was born at Linkoping Sweden March 21 1841 and came to this country when a young man. He is survived by his wife Johanna Munson of this city and 4 children. The remain were laid to rest in Jamestown. Source: Hand-written account purported to be copied from the Bible owned by Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. The Bible is in the possession of Christine (Fuhr) Gardin of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a great-granddaughter of the Bible's original owner, Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. It is difficult to know from what source the obit was transcribed, but there can only be two possible sources: either Amanda (Monson) Colledge originally had the obits as published in a local Milnor/Sargent County newspaper or her sister in Milnor, Ella M. (Monson) (Rodlund) Kinney, reiterated the obits to her either verbally or in writing. I have no way of knowing this for sure. -dm Samuel Munson (Munson, Munsen, Mansson, you name it!) - died 10 Jul 1917 (info obtained from death certificate and family knowledge)- dm
Click to view hand-written transcription. Submitted by Diane McLeod (Sept 2006) csk Click to view the obit from Sargent Teller.
MURACH, JOHN SR.

IN MEMORIAM

Once more the angel of death has visited us, once more are we compelled to chronicle 
the passing away of one of our number, the silent city has added one more to its host. 
This time it is one who has journeyed long down life’s pathway, and had passed the 
milestone that marked his three score years and ten, one ripe in years and experience. 
The chair that has long been occupied by the father is vacant, and the voice that has 
so long led and counciled us is stilled forever.

John Murach Sr. was born in Germany, December 7th. 1833 and died at Cayuga, North 
Dakota April 21st. 1911, and was at the time of his death seventy seven years, four
months and fourteen days old.

Mr. Murach came to America in 1873, and settled on a farm near Evansville, Minnesota, 
and later moved to a farm near Geneseo, N.D. in which locality he resided for many 
years. For the past year he and his wife have made their home with their son Clemens, 
near Ransom No. Dak., where he was at the time of his death.

Deceased had been married twice and was the father of sixteen children of which only 
seven are living.

There are five sons, John, Bert, Martin, Clemens and Constance, all of this locality, 
and two daughters, Mrs. George Godlivski of Three Lakes, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Frank 
Kline of Bismarck, North Dakota. Besides his immediate family he leaves a brother 
and sister and fifteen grandchildren.

Funeral service were held at Saint Martins Catholic Church, of which deceased was 
a member, at Geneseo, Monday, April 24th.

The Citizen joins with the many friends and neighbors in extending sympathy to the 
bereaved family.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; April 27, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


NEDERBO, MARTHA

Martha Nederbo 

ANOTHER PIONEER SETTLER ANSWERS GREAT SUMMONS 

Mrs. Martha Nederbo of Hall township, passed away at her home on Friday, April 6th, 
after an illness of two years, death being due to a tumor. The body was laid to rest in the 
Immanuel Lutheran cemetery on Monday afternoon, funeral services being conducted 
from the home at one p. m. and from the church at two o'clock, Rev. A. J. Gravdal 
of this city officiating. A very large gathering of neighbors and friends came to pay 
their last respects to the departed, and many gifts of money for missions was given in her memory. 

Mrs. Martha Nederbo was born in Soufjord, Norway, on Sept. 29, 1861, where she grew 
to womanhood. In 1880 she was united in marriage to Andrew Nederbo and the following year 
they immigrated to America and first settled in Wisconsin where they remained one year, coming 
to Sargent county, Norah Dakota, in 1882 and filed on a homestead in Hall township where 
she has resided ever since. Mr. Nederbo passed away on June 12, 1923, but seven children are left 
to mourn her loss, namely: Nels and Mrs. Paul Mund of DeLamere, Mrs. Petra Anderson, Mrs. L. Bogart, 
Ida, John and Arthur of Milnor, the latter the latter three residing at home. Two children passed away in infancy. 
Besides the children the deceased is survived by three brothers and two sisters who reside in Norway. 

Mrs. Nederbo was a charter member of the Immanuel Lutheran church which was organized in 1883. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 3, 1929. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


[NEDERBO], PETRA ANDERSON HALL TOWNSHIP LADY DIES OF PNEUMONIA Mrs. Petra Anderson Called by Grim Reaper After Illness of Only Three Days Mrs. Petra Anderson of Hall township was called to the great beyond at about two o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness of only three days, death being due to pneumonia and bowel trouble. Petra Nederbo was born in Hall township, Sargent county, on July 21, 1889, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nederbo, pioneer settlers, now deceased. She grew to womanhood in that community and in the fall of 1919 she was united in marriage to Chas. Anderson. Three children were born to this union, two of whom survive, namely: Arnold, age 19 and Martha, age 14. The father came to a sudden death in Chicago a couple of years ago. The deceased has worked in Fargo for some time, but at the time of her illness was at the old parental home in Hall township. Besides her two children, she leaves to mourn her passing three brothers and three sisters, namely: Nels, John, Arthur, Ida, Mrs. Paul Mund and Mrs. L. Bogart, all residents of the same community. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon from the Paul Mund home at 1 o'clock and from the Immanuel church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Gjernes of Forman officiating in place of the regular pastor, Rev. A.J. Gravdal, who is ill. The remains will be laid to rest in the Immanuel cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 25, 1932. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

NELSON, ADOLPH

DEATH WAS MOST SUDDEN

The Grim Reaper Calls a Young Man into Eternity Suddenly--
Ill Only About a Week at Home of Mrs. Goodell.

Death came swiftly to the earthly career of Adolph Nelson, 
an orphan boy, about 18 years old, at the home of Mrs. Goodell, 
Monday morning July 29, 1907.

He was taken ill last week while at De Lemere working upon 
the rural telephone lines and came to Milnor to consult a physician.  
It was found that the lad had little or no money and his case 
was taken in charge by Commissioner Enge, who succeeded 
in having him place at the home of Mrs. Goodell--a very sick boy.  
Medical aid was given him, but it seems his case was hopeless--
and he died, death being due to typhoid-pneumonia.

Deceased was a son of Nels Nelson who died in Milnor 
about five years ago of consumption, his mother having
died in Wisconsin when he was but a year and a half old.  
He came to this section with his father and has been
drifting about in this part of the country since.  It is generally 
expressed that he was of a good disposition and bore
a good reputation among those whom knew him.  There are 
many who have become better acquainted with the life history 
of the young man during his illness and death than the writer 
of this, who think his short term upon earth in orphanage 
was fraught with many hardships, and whose chord of sympathy 
over his untimely end has been greatly touched.

Funeral services over the remains were held from 
the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, 
Rev. Mckinney officiating with choir.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper August 1, 1907.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


NELSON, ALBERT 

ALBERT NELSON RITES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON 

The funeral of Albert Nelson, who passed away at his home in DeLamere at 7:15 o'clock Friday morning, 
was held Monday afternoon from the DeLamere Lutheran church, Rev. A. N. Eggen of Milnor officiating. 
Interment was made in the Immanuel cemetery, Hall township. 
Deceased was born in Meeker county, Minn., on Sept. 5, 1886. In 1905 he was united in marriage to 
Miss Florence Durgin and during the past fourteen years they have made their home at DeLamere. 
Besides the widow he is survived by three children as follows: Florence 15, Clifford 12 and Cecil 6. 
He also leaves to mourn his loss four sisters and four brothers: Ole and Otto Nelson and Andrew Paulson; 
Mrs. H. K. Brown of Bagley Minn.; and Mrs. W. D. Everest, of Brainerd, Minn., who were present 
at the funeral. Those unable to attend the funeral were Mrs. Tom Fitch, Deer Lodge, Mont., Mrs. Walter Dolly, 
Minneapolis, and Henry Nelson of Lavia, Mont. 

Cards of Thanks 
We wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us, 
and who in so many different ways brought us comfort and cheer during the dark days of the illness 
and loss of our beloved husband and father, and for the beautiful floral offerings. 

Mrs. Florence Nelson and Children. 

Source: DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, January 12, 1922.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


NELSON, EMMA [NUMMEDAHL] THOMPSON

OBITUARY -- MRS. J.C. NELSON

  Emma Nummedahl was born in Iowa on Sept. 15, 1880. She came
with her parents to Hall township, N. Dak., in 1881, where she
grew to womanhood.
  In the year 1904 she was united in marriage to John Thompson.
They moved to Pingree, N. Dak., where they resided until the
death of Mr. Thompson in 1910. She returned to the home of her
parents in Hall township and three years later, on Dec. 18, 1913,
was married to John C. Nelson of Milnor. Two children were born
to this union, Orvis, aged eleven, and Arnold, aged five.
  Mrs. Nelson was first taken sick last July and her illness developed
very slowly. On Oct. 1 she was taken to the Wright hospital,
Fergus Falls, where it was found that she was suffering from a
tumor of the brain. Certain electrical treatments were tried and
they seemed to give some relief and it hoped that the disease
was checked and that she might ultimately recover.
  She was taken home on Jan. 8 and for three weeks she seemed to
be gradually gaining strength. Then her condition again turned
for the worse. A faint hope was entertained by her husband and
relatives that she might find relief from a specialist in St. Paul and
she was taken there, but this physician gave them no hope and she
was returned to her home.
  Death came a week later, on Thursday morning, March 18.
  Funeral services were held from the home in this city and
from the Immanuel church in Hall township on Monday afternoon,
Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were laid to rest in
the Immanuel South cemetery.
  Besides the two sons mentioned above, the deceased leaves to
mourn her loss her husband and step-daughter, Mrs. J.K. Taylor, Jr.;
also her father, Ole Nummedahl and four brothers and four sisters,
namely: John of Windom, Minn.; Casper and Mrs. Bennie Tisdel
of Wyndmere; Albert and Melvin of DeLamere; Mrs. Ed Nelson
of Beach, N. D.; Mrs. Os- (obit is cut off at this point)

Source: newspaper, probably the Sargent County Teller, March 25, 1926.
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (Nov 2010) csk

NELSON, HARLAN 

Harlan Nelson
He was born April 11, 1925, in Fergus Falls, to Henry and Mabel (Tennefos) Nelson. He was baptized May 14, 1925, 
into the Lutheran faith at Gwinner, N.D. He grew up at Milnor, N.D., and graduated from high school there in 1942.
From 1942 to 1946 he served with the U.S. Navy during WWII as a 2nd Clas...
He enjoyed working on water pumps, gardening, woodworking - he built his two homes, and going to Perkins with his 
wife. He loved Pickerel Lake and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved helping bait 
his daughter's hook. He was a member of the VFW at Milnor. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Patricia 
(Steve) Ellerbusch of Aberdeen, S.D.; five grandchildren: Michael (Elaine) Ellerbusch, Jon (Rhonda) Ellerbusch, Brian 
Ellerbusch, Joseph (Amanda) Ellerbusch and Kristine (Kendel) Simon; nine great-grandchildren: Michael, Ethan and 
Madeline Ellerbusch, Abigail, Annabelle and Zachary Ellerbusch, Noah Ellerbusch, Tanner and Caitlyn Simon; and 
a brother, Jerome (Julie) Nelson of Des Moines, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Stewart 
and Michael; and a brother, Merton Nelson. 
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church 
of Battle Lake and one hour prior to the service
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Maine 
Clergy: Rev. Paul Folsom 
Burial: Church Cemetery 
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake  

Source: newspaper The Fergus Falls Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, MN), July 24, 2004.
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (May 2010) csk


NELSON, HARRY WALTER 

Nelson:--At Milnor, N.D. Thursday morning, Oct 25th, 1900, Harry Walter, age 12 days, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Nels G. Nelson 

The Theo Johnson and Nels Nelson families, being related, both funerals will held jointly from the
M.E. church in Milnor, at 3 p.m., today.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have now lost two infant children, and have the sympathy of all.

Source: Sargent County News, Oct. 26, 1900.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk
Note: See also the obituary for Arthur Norman JOHNSON

NELSON, MRS. CARL 

MRS. CARL NELSON A FLU VICTIM

Helen, the wife of Carl Nelson of Veronia, N. D., died at the Swedish hospital 
in Minneapolis Sunday morning. Deceased was a daughter of O.O. Gronlund 
of this place and had been in cities several weeks caring for one of her children 
who had been operated upon at the hospital. The care and worry had left 
her system in a run down condition and she fell an easy victim of the flu. 
A husband and three children are left to mourn her loss. Funeral services 
were held in the Lutheran church here Tuesday. Rev. Larson of Oakes officiating 
and the body was laid to rest beside that of her father in the Lutheran cemetery 
at Gwinner.

Source: Sargent County News, February 6, 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

NEUBER, JOSEPH 

The death of Joseph Neuber of Ransom, which occurred Jan 21, 1898 
should have been noted in our last issue. The injuries which the unfortunate 
young man sustained from his wild ride across the county from Rutland 
to John Banish home in Ransom Results from being thrown from his horse proved fatal.
 
Source: Sargent County Teller, February 4, 1898.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Apr 2004) csk

NOLAN, CATHERINE

Death of Mrs. Catherine Nolan of Rutland, N. D.
(Contributed.)

   Friends regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Catherine Nolan who passed away 
at her home two and a half miles southwest of Rutland on Thursday, August 11th 
at 1:45 p.m., at the ripe old age of 84 years. She enjoyed her usual good health 
and was able to be outside and assist with her experience and advice in the varied 
activities of a large and well managed farm until 1929 when she met with an unfortunate 
accident which confined her to the house until the time of her death.
Mrs. Nolan was born at Jolliett, Ill., on September 12, 1848 of good old Irish stock 
which was evident in all her activities during her long span of life. She came with her 
husband, William Nolan, to Rutland about 30 years ago from Iowa. She was essentially 
a home woman; her home was her castle and she ruled there as a queen. She seldom, 
or never, meddled in outside business as she had no taste for politics – and less 
for politicians. Her children were her first and last care. She saw to it that they practiced 
their religion and did their duty to their country as well as to their God. She had 
the happiness to see them at her bedside when God called her to Him after a well 
spent life. Her pastor, Father O'Sullivan of Cayuga, was her friend as well as her spiritual 
adviser and consoler. He administered the last Sacraments of her church to her shortly 
before her death. In fact at six o'clock on the morning of her demise, Father O'Sullivan 
was at her bedside to impart absolution for the last time and to recite the prayers 
for the dying. She passed peacefully away at 1:45 in the afternoon. R. I. P.
   To mourn her death she leaves six children, John, Mary, James, Nellie (Mrs. Phillips), 
William and Leo, who lives in the old home. There are also three grandchildren. A brother, 
John O'Connor, resides at Sioux City, Ia. Her husband, William Nolan, preceded her in death 
by 25 years.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 Tuesday morning, August 16, in St. Mary's Church, Havana, 
with Father O'Sullivan celebrant of the High Mass. The church was filled with friends and 
many relatives as well as old friends came from Iowa. The pallbearers were John Powers, 
John Prindeville, james Healy, Albert Kub, C. A. Walloch and John Jennings. The remains 
were laid to rest at the side of her husband in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery near Havana.
   A beautiful wreath among many others, was an offering from her friends at Rutland.

          Card of Thanks
   We desire to express our sincere thanks to our friends for the many kindly visits paid 
our mother, Catherine Nolan, during her last illness, and for the many acts of sympathy 
and kindness shown us before and following her demise.
            John Nolan.
           Mary Nolan.
           James Nolan.
           Mrs. Nellie Phillips.
           William Nolan.
           Leo Nolan.

Source:  Sargent County News Aug.25, 1932. 
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NOLAN, JOHN F.

John Nolan, 84, Rites at Havana 
Last rites were conducted at Havana Monday for John F. Nolan, 84, 
of Havana, who died Wednesday at the St. Francis Home in Breckenridge 
where he had lived since October. He had previously resided at St. Mary's Home 
here for the last two years. 
Rev. Myron Schuh of Havana officiated at the service held at the St. Mary's Church there. 
Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge. 
Born at Morse, Ia., Feb. 12, 1870, he attended school and grew to manhood there. 
He farmed in Iowa and married Bertha Holby before coming to Havana in 1903. 
The couple farmed near Havana until 1942 when they retired and moved to Havana. 
Mrs. Nolan died several years ago. 
Survivors include a son, Marvin at Rockford, Ill., two brothers, Leo of Rutland and 
William of Britton, S.D., and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Phillips of Oakland, Calif. 

Note: John Nolan died on November 17, 1954.

Source: Wahpeton Daily News, exact issue unknown.
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NOLAN, MRS. LEO (SARAH)

Sarah Nolan
Mrs. Leo Nolan, 75, Forman, died Wednesday, 
June 19, at Oakes.  She had been a resident 
of Sargent Manor, Forman.  Funeral servies were 
Saturday, June 22, at St. Mary's Church, Forman, 
with the Rev. Andrew Wieser officiating. Soloist was 
Mrs. Lowell Sjothun and Mrs. Arnold Banish was 
organist.
Pallbearers were Emil Fiala, Paul Kosbab, 
Orvis Odegard, Raymond Betting, Quentin Hoistad 
and Arnold Banish.  Burial was in Our Lady of the Rosary 
Cemetery at Havana.
Franzen Funeral Chapel, Britton was in charge 
of the arrangements.
Sarah Mapes was born in Marshall Co., S.D., 
July 18, 1898 to Charles and Josephine Mapes.  
She graduated from high school at Havana and taught 
pulic school in Marshall County for several years.
She was married to Leo Nolan on June 29, 1940 
at Havana.  The  couple farmed near Rutland until moving 
to Forman in 1956.
She leaves her husand at Forman and three sisters; 
Mrs. John (Alice) Lynch of Willmar, Minn.; Mrs. A.L. 
(LaVerne) Compton of Detroit, Mich; and Mrs. A.J. 
(Nora) Jangula of Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Source: unknown paper- she died June 19, 1974
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NOLAN, MRS. WILLIAM (NORA) Mrs. Willliam Nolan Services June 22nd Funeral services for Mrs. William (Nora) Nolan, Britton, were held Tuesday, June 22, 1965 at the First Methodist Church at Britton at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Orland Sloat officiating. Mrs. John Owen furnished the music for the service and Mrs. Maurice Gross presided at the organ. Pallbearers were Clayton McLean, Robert Kramer, Frank Jaspers, Homer Dusing, Gus Premus and Ed Premus. Interment was in the Britton Cemetery. Nora Jenny Goltz was born May 25, 1894 at Wahpeton, N.Dak., to Bertha and August Goltz. She was united in marriage to William M. Nolan, Rutland, N.Dak., at Lidgerwood, N.D., Nov. 24, 1915. The Nolans farmed at Rutland for many years, moving to Britton in 1948. Mrs. Nolan was a member of the Methodist Church. She passed away Saturday, June 19, at the Marshall County Memorial Hospital in Britton. Survivors include her widower, William Nolan, Britton, a daughter, Mrs. (Mercedes) Roy and two grandchildren, Flint, Mich.; one sister, Miss Nettie Goltz, Madison, Wis. and two brothers, Edwin and Eugene Goltz, both of Britton. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers. Source: Britton Journal, 1965 Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Mar 2007)csk

NORDSTROM, JOHN O.

John O. Nordstrom 

PROMINENT SHUMAN RESIDENT PASSES AWAY 

John O. Nordstrom Died Monday Morning--Had Been Ailing For Several Weeks 

After an illness extending over the greater portion of the past five weeks, 
John O. Nordstrom completed the allotted span of life at 6:20 a. m. Monday, Feb. 4, 
death being due to old age and complications and influenza. 

Mr. Nordstrom was born in Ostmark, Varmland, Sweden, Jan. 7, 1847, 
and came to America in June, 1881, locating first at Rush City, Minn. 
Nov. 9, 1882, at Pennock, Minn., Mr. Nordstrom was married 
to Miss Johanna Pearson. In June, 1884, he came to Dakota and 
filed on a homestead in what is now Shuman township and the following 
year he ahd his wife came west to make their home on their new holdings. 
Here they built up a fine home and raised a large family of children. 
Mr. Nordstrom was prominent in the governmental and educational affairs 
of the township and school district, serving as school director, 
county commissioner, assessor and supervisor at various times 
during his life. For the past few years he has turned over the active 
farming work to his son John. 

Mr. Nordstrom was taken ill about Jan. 2, and from the first gave his family 
no hope that he would eventually recover, saying he was content to get out 
of the way for the younger generation. At times he seemed to regain 
his former strength, but this was only temporary and he gradually grew 
weaker until the end. 

Surviving him are his wife and eight children, as follows: Mrs. O. J. Johnson 
of Fargo; Mrs.Phillip Erickson of Duluth; Dewey of Chicago; Hjalmar of Portland, Oregon; 
C. W. and Mrs. Palmer Enge of Milnor and Ida and Johnnie at home. 
He is also mourned by a brother, Lars, of Loos Halsingland, Sweden. 
Another brother died about a year ago in Shuman township. 

The funeral is being conducted today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock from the farm home 
and at 2 o'clock from the Concordia church, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. 
Burial will be in Concordia cemetery. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 7, 1929. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

NORWOOD, NELLIE 

MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH IN STREET
Miss Nellie Norwood Run Down by Team in Streets of Milnor.

While on her way home from school Miss Nellie Norwood of Milnor was run over 
by a run away team while crossing Main street in the village. She was picked up 
in an unconscious condition and taken to her home where for some time hopes 
of her recovery were entertained. Examination proved that she had sustained 
a depression of the skull at a critical point and that an operation to remove 
the pressure from the brain was necessary. While Drs. King and Emanuel were preparing 
for the delicate work she passed away. 
The funeral service was held at the Methodist church Sunday at 10 o’clock A. M.

Source: The Rutland Leader, October 7, 1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

NUMEDAL, INGEBORG 

Ingeborg Numedal 

Ingebrog Numedal, better known as Grandma Numedal died quietly at her home in 
Hall township on the 4th day of November 1908 from a stroke of paralasis which 
took her in the morning while engaged in preparing breakfast at her home on the 
30th of October. A physician was summoned but could do nothing to restore her to consciousness. 
Funeral services were held at the Immanuel church, Rev. R. Lavik officiating, 
and was laid to rest beside her husband Chirstopher Numedal in the old cemetery 
south of the church, who died the 8th day of October 1890. 
Deceased leaves 4 children, 26 grand children and 10 great grand children to mourn 
her loss. Deceased was 83 years, 8 months and 20 days old on the day of her death 
and has been a resident of Hall township the past 26 years. 

Cards of thanks 
We hereby desire to express our most heartfelt thanks for the kindness shown during 
the illness and death of our beloved mother. 
Knut Numedal 
Ole Nubedal 
Mrs. Kathrine Abrahamson 
Mrs. Bertha Tennefoss 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, newspaper, November, 26, 1908.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2005) csk

[NUMMEDAHL], EMMA  THOMPSON NELSON

OBITUARY -- MRS. J.C. NELSON

  Emma Nummedahl was born in Iowa on Sept. 15, 1880. She came
with her parents to Hall township, N. Dak., in 1881, where she
grew to womanhood.
  In the year 1904 she was united in marriage to John Thompson.
They moved to Pingree, N. Dak., where they resided until the
death of Mr. Thompson in 1910. She returned to the home of her
parents in Hall township and three years later, on Dec. 18, 1913,
was married to John C. Nelson of Milnor. Two children were born
to this union, Orvis, aged eleven, and Arnold, aged five.
  Mrs. Nelson was first taken sick last July and her illness developed
very slowly. On Oct. 1 she was taken to the Wright hospital,
Fergus Falls, where it was found that she was suffering from a
tumor of the brain. Certain electrical treatments were tried and
they seemed to give some relief and it hoped that the disease
was checked and that she might ultimately recover.
  She was taken home on Jan. 8 and for three weeks she seemed to
be gradually gaining strength. Then her condition again turned
for the worse. A faint hope was entertained by her husband and
relatives that she might find relief from a specialist in St. Paul and
she was taken there, but this physician gave them no hope and she
was returned to her home.
  Death came a week later, on Thursday morning, March 18.
  Funeral services were held from the home in this city and
from the Immanuel church in Hall township on Monday afternoon,
Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were laid to rest in
the Immanuel South cemetery.
  Besides the two sons mentioned above, the deceased leaves to
mourn her loss her husband and step-daughter, Mrs. J.K. Taylor, Jr.;
also her father, Ole Nummedahl and four brothers and four sisters,
namely: John of Windom, Minn.; Casper and Mrs. Bennie Tisdel
of Wyndmere; Albert and Melvin of DeLamere; Mrs. Ed Nelson
of Beach, N. D.; Mrs. Os- (obit is cut off at this point)

Source: newspaper, probably the Sargent County Teller, March 25, 1926.
Submitted by Sue Brekke-Benson (Nov 2010) csk

NUMMEDAHL, MRS. OLE 

MRS. NUMMEDAHL IS LAID AT REST

Died In Minneapolis Hospital Friday Evening After Lingering Illness--
Funeral Services Were Held Tuesday.

Mrs. Ole Nummedahl who has suffered with a lingering illness for years, passed 
away at the Norwegian Lutheran hospital of Minneapolis at 5:30 p. m. Friday, 
June 4th at the age of 63 years. She had been confined at the hospital about 
4 months and had undergone an operation for a tumor.

The remains arrived here Saturday evening. Funeral services were held from 
the Milnor Lutheran church at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and at 2 o’clock 
from the Immanuel south church of Hall township. Internment was made in 
the South Church cemetery. Rev. Eggen officiated at both churches.

Those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. Mrs. Henry 
Fosse, of Fingal, N.D., and Mrs. Lars Tennefos McIntosh, Minn.; her daughter, 
Mrs. Fugley of Parshall, N.D., and her son, John of Heron Lake, Minn.

Alice Foley was born in Vike Sogn, Norway, on the 24th day of May, 1858. She came 
with her parents to the United States in 1866. They settled at Ridgway, Iowa, where 
she was later married in the year 1878 to Ole Nummedahl. In 1881 they moved 
to North Dakota and settled in Hall township, Sargent county where they lived 
until last autumn when they moved to Milnor.

Fourteen children were born to this union, nine of whom are living. Four died in infancy 
and one daughter, Mrs. Al N. Forde of this place passed away last summer. The surviving 
four sons of the deceased are John of Heron Lake, Minn., and Casper, Albert and Melvin 
of DeLamere. The daughters are Mrs. John Nelson, of DeLamere; Mrs. Oscar Fugley, 
of Parshall, N.D.; Mrs. Thomas B. Tisdel, of Wyndmere and Miss Stella who resides 
with her father here at Milnor.

Besides this large family, the deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Geo. L. Johnson, of Lake Mills, 
Iowa, also many other distant relatives and a host of friends who will hold her memory dear.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 10 1920.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


NUMMEDAHL, OLE Ole Nummedahl OLD PIONEER IS VICTIM OF PARALYTIC STROKE Ole Nummedahl Dies at Home of His Daughter on Tuesday--Funeral Next Friday. Ole Nummedahl, one of the earliest pioneers of Sargent county, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Tisdel, in Hall township on Tuesday, April 5. Ten days previous to his death he suffered a paralytic stroke, which left him with but little chance of recovery. The Funeral will be conducted from the Immanuel church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be laid to rest beside his wife in the church cemetery, the latter having preceded him in death about six years. The aged pioneer is survived by four sons and four daughters, namely; Mrs. Ed Nelson, Beach; Mrs. A. A. Fuglie, Parshall; Mrs. Clifford Grub, Minot; Mrs. Ben Tisdel, DeLamere; John of Windom, Minn.; Casper of Wyndmere; Albert of DeLamere, and Melvin of Milnor. He was the father of five other children, three of whom died in infancy; the other two, Mrs. Al N. Forde, and Mrs. J. C. Nelson, passed away recently. Ole Nummendahl was born in Norway, Jan. 12, 1855. He immigrated to the United States and first settled in Iowa, in the early eighties he came with the first settlers to Sargent county and homesteaded in Hall township. During the past six years he has resided with his sons and daughters, spending considerable time recently in Beach, N. Dak. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 7, 1927. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

NVGAARD, OTTO Otto Nvgaard Otto Nvgaard, well known in this community passed away last Friday, Dec. 11th at 6:30 a. m. in a hospital at Milnor, Ward County N. Dak., Death caused from heart failure brought on by an attack of inflammatory rheumatism. The deceased was sick for about ten days and suffered intense agony until the angel of death relieved him of his suffering. The remains were brought to De Lamere by his cousin Carl Runstad, for whom he had been clerking for the past year at Granville N. Dak. Deceased was thirty two years of age, immigrated to this country at the age of twelve and has resided with his parents most of the time. He had been a sufferer from rheumatism for the past ten years. A large funeral procession followed the remains to the Lutheran church south of town where services were held over the remains. Rev. R. Lavik officiating. He was laid to rest in the Lutheran graveyard by the side of his mother and two brothers, Arne and Olof. He leaves a father, two brothers Carl and Marius and two sisters, Helga and Aggie. Source: The De Lamere Mistletoe, December 17, 1903 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

NYLUND, ANDERS Anders Nylund ANDERS NYLUND PASSED AWAY TUESDAY MORNING Succumbs to Heart Complications After Illness of Less Then a Week's Duration. Anders Hans Johnson Nylund was born in Finland, Jan. 25, 1846, and came to Rhinelander Wis., with his family Aug. 7, 1900. Jan. 30, 1901, he came to Milnor and worked at the carpenter trade here for many years. His first wife, Maria Louise Johans-dotter, to whom he was married in his native land, died Jan. 6, 1913, having borne him four children, one son and three daughters. The only surviving child, John, now resides at Rhinelander, Wis., the three daughters preceding their father to the grave since the family came to Milnor. His second wife, Ida Hansten, died in Milnor Dec. 11, 1922, leaving no children. Since the death of his second wife, Mr. Nylund has lived alone in this city, having taking care of a large garden and keeping his home and surroundings in good shape, despite his declining years. About three weeks ago he suffered his first attack of sickness, but recovered and it was only a week ago that his illness became serious. Heart trouble and complications incidents to old age finally caused his death, which occurred about 10:30 a. m. on Tuesday morning, April 26. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock at the house and at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran church, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The burial was in the Lutheran church west of town, beside the remains of his family who had gone before. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 28, 1927. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
O'CONNOR, GEO. 

DIED
Geo. O’Connor
The community was startled recently by the report that George O’Connor, 
known to all of us for many years, had died suddenly at the Breckenridge hospital.
Only a few days before he had been about the streets and no one thought that 
the summons was to come so soon. He had been failing in health for two years; 
had been advised that an operation was the only solution of his difficulty but 
he was loath to follow the advise of his physician.
And thus passed from our midst a highly respected citizen who had made his home 
among us for many years.
Geo. O’Connor came to Milnor in the early nineties as a tinsmith for Mr. J. T. McNulty 
for two or three years he became proprietor of a pool hall, which business he conducted 
for ten years or more. Having by careful saving acquired a competency he retired 
from the business and has been living quietly in our midst year after year.
For about five years he spent the winters with relatives at Yonkers, N.Y. and Ashtabula O.
He is the owner the owner of the Milnor Hotel and has a farm of 320 acres a short distance 
from town.
His remains were shipped to Ashtabula, Ohio, where he has a number of relatives.
The old timers of this community will miss the familiar figure of George on our streets.

Source: Delamere Mistletoe Newspaper, September 18, 1919
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk


OLAND, ROBERT

Robert Oland, 72, resident of this community (Havana) most of his life, died Wednesday evening 
February 4th from a heart attack.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 10, 1953 at the Congregational Church at Havana 
with the Rev. A. B. Cornelius officiating.
Born in June County, Wisc. on July 14, 1880, Mr. Oland came to Dakota territory with his parents 
when he was three years old and has resided in the community since.  He married Anna Hofland, 
March 31, 1906.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Elvin of Norwalk, Calif., a daughter Mrs. Oscar (Stella) Peterson 
of Havan, two brothers, Thomas, Forman and Knute, Duluth; also two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Skogen 
of Hillhead, S. Dak., and Mrs. Annie Olson of Britton, S. Dak., four grandchildren and 
two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and ten sisters and brothers.
Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in South Dakota.  The pallbearers were 
Leonard Anderson, Chris Weber, Hans Johnson, Odin Loseth, Geo. Barbknecht and Richard Realdson.
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Oland and family were relatives from a distance that attended the funeral.

Source: unknown paper  
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OLSON, ALFRED  

Alfred Olson, son of Erick Olson died Monday morning at 1 o’clock at the home of his parents 
in Shuman township. This young man was nineteen years old and is the third one in the family to have
died in the last five years with the dread disease consumption.

Source: Rutland Leader, March 18, 1909
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


OLSON, ERICK Erick Olson was born in Bermland, Sweden in August 1855 and died at his home in Shuman township, Sargent county, North Dakota, Jan. 10th 1912. He was married at Bermland in 1879 to Miss Eliza Erickson. In 1887 they moved to this country and settled on a homestead in Shuman township where he resided until the day of his death. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Olson, four of which died in infancy, the remainder all living at home except one who resides in Ward Co. but was home at the time of his father's death. The funeral services were held at the house Monday at one o’clock, Rev. Jorgenson of Gwinner, officiating. Interment was made in Swanson cemetery. The Citizen extends sympathy to the bereaved family. Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; January 18, 1912. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk
OLSON, LARS LARS OLSON, 93 DIES AT VEBLEN HOSPITAL Lars Olson, 93 died at the Veblen Community hospital Sunday, November 18, after being hospitalized for a year. Funeral services were held from Bergen Lutheran church at 2 pm. Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. John Meling officiating. Born May 18, 1868, at Varmland, Sweden, Mr. Olson came to the United States at the age of 11 with his parents. He attended school near Hickson. As a young man he homesteaded in Marboe township. He was married to Davine Jacobson in 1898, and only 10 years late, in 1908, she died, leaving four children. He continued to live on the farm until it became necessary for him to go to the hospital last year. Survivors include the four children, Oscar, now living in Marboe township; Mrs. Albert (Oga) Giske, Rutland; Mrs. Hjalmer (Ester) Overby, McLeod, and Mrs. Sig (Martha) Hanson, Canoga Park, Calif. There is one granddaughter. Walby Funeral home was in charge of arrangements for the services. Wednesday afternoon. Pallbearers were Earl, Adolph, and Clarence Marcuson, Andrew Vogeler, Lawrence Lee and Ted Hanson. Mrs. John Melting was soloist, with Eldon Gustafson at the organ. Interment was at Bergen cemetery. Source: Lidgerwood Monitor, November 16, 1961 Submitted by: Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2007) csk
ORR, MRS. C. A.  

Mrs. C. A. Orr Passes Away 
Death Come to Elderly Lady Rather Suddenly--Was in Previous Good Health. 
Mrs. C. A. Orr, aged 77 years, passed suddenly away Tuesday at 1 o’clock, 
at the home of her son, Bruce, situated at the lower end of Main street. 
Mrs. Orr arose in the morning to prepare the morning meal as usual, was in the best of health, 
and had been feeling exceedingly well this spring and her appearance was a testimony to this fact. 
But , somehow, when about half through preparing breakfast, she aroused her son Bruce, 
stating he would have to get his own breakfast, as she was not feeling well, and complained greatly 
of being dizzy with pains in the back of the neck. She sought her bed and shortly after a physician 
was called, but when the physician arrived, he found that she had lapsed into unconsciousness and 
was unable to arouse her. She was so helpless, it seems, that she could not swallow any medicine. 
She declined slowly and life finally took its flight at 1 o’clock. There was no pain and scarcely 
a tremor of the body. 
Funeral services was held today at 10:30 from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Wood, officiating and 
interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. 
Deceased was born in Ohio, in 1833. Having married J. B. Orr, they were blessed with a large family. 
Mr. Orr died in Iowa in 1887. She came to Milnor about 4 years ago to keep house for her son, Bruce, 
and has resided here continuously since. She leaves of the immediate family three daughters and four sons.
The daughters are Mrs. Frank Ramaker, Mrs. John Stanley, both of Milnor, and Mrs. Frinkman of Centerville, S.D. 
Three sons are Bruce, of Milnor, Frank, of Buffalo Center, Ia., Ralph, of Clarissa, Minn.; 
and Fred Orr of Minnesota. All of the sons were present at the funeral, except Frank. She leaves beside 
those of her immediate family, many other relatives and grand children. 
She was a member of the Baptist church, in which she had held membership for 30 years. She was a kind, 
forebearing Christian woman and her many good works and kind words will live long after her body has 
crumbled to dust. 

Cards of Thanks 
We desire in this manner to express our sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us 
in our bereavement and the loss of mother. 
The Family

Source: Sargent County Teller Newspaper, March 24, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


ORTLEY, ANGEL  

Died--At Cayuga, North Dakota, March 11th. 1911, Mrs. Angel Ortley, at the age of 
forty five. Angel Longie was her maiden name, born in the state of Minnesota in 
the summer of 1866 and was married in 1884 to George Labelle of ?arlow, South Dakota, 
of this union five children were born, three of which are living, She remarried in 
1903 to Dan Ortly(?) of Tewankon and has lived there since. She was buried in the 
family burying ground on the west bank of Lake Tewaukon, Tuesday March 4th,. The 
Citizen extends its sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement.

Source: The Cayuga Citizen newspaper; March 16, 1911.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


OSTERN, HANS  

Hall Township Old Resident Passes Away

Hans Ostern, Speechless Since Last Fall. Dies at Farm Home Saturday Evening.

Hans Ostern, respected resident of Hall township since 1883, died Saturday evening, Jan. 21, 
1933, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 19 days.

Mr. Ostern was born December 12, 1860, in Houston county, Minn., He came to Kindred, 
N. Dak., in 1881, and was united in marriage at that place to Miss Anne Friskop.

In 1883 they removed to Sargent county, locating in Hall township on the farm which has been
their home ever since.

Mr. Ostern has been in failing health for some time, particularly since last October, when he 
suffered a slight stroke, which left him without the power of speech. The end came about 
6:30 p. m. last Saturday.

Besides his wife, deceased is survived by one son, John Ostern, also of Hall township; one 
daughter, Mrs. W. J. Carlson of Shuman township; three brothers: Edward and Olaus of 
Spring Grove, Minn.; Theodore of Arnegard, N. Dak., and one sister Mrs. Hannah Braaten, 
also of Arnegard.

The funeral is being held today Thursday, Jan. 26, at 1 o’clock at the home and at 2 at the 
Immanuel church, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. Burial is in the Immanuel church cemetery. 
Deceased was a charter member of the Immanuel church.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 26, 1933
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


OVERBY, ESTHER  

Funeral services will be held Saturday forenoon, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran 
Church, McLeod, for Mrs. H.E. Overby, McLeod, who died Tuesday in a Fargo hospital 
where she had been hospitalized Sunday following a long illness.

Esther Olive Olson was born Feb. 25, 1901 to Lars and Davine Olson, Sargent County homesteaders. 
She attended schools in Sargent county and McIntosh, Minn. She was married to Hjalmer Overby 
June 26, 1922 at Sisseton, S. Dak. In 1929 they moved to rural McLeod where they farmed and her
husband was employed as a painter.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethany ALCW and had served as a deaconess in 
her church.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Doris, McLeod; one brother, Oscar Olson of rural 
Geneseo, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Hansen, Canoga Park, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Dahlstom Funeral Home, Milnor, was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Sargent County Teller, April 27, 1977
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


PARROW, ARTHUR

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Schuh at the Our Lady of Rosary Church 
at Havana on Tuesday, June 16, for Arthur Parrow, 65, of Havana, who died June 12 near Havana.
Pallbearers were F.I. Carpenter, Gil Warzeka, Arthur Silseth, J. D. Powers, Louis Phillips, 
Chris Weber, Harold McLaughlin and Bud Weber.  Interment was in the Our Lady of the Rosary 
Catholic cemetery with Franzen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Parrow was born in Wild Rice, N. Dak., November 23, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parrow.  
He moved with his parents to South Dakota where he remained until united in marriage to Anna Decker 
on November 24, 1909.  To this union eight children were born.  They made their home near Marlow, S.Dak.  
In 1917 they moved to Havana where he resided until the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn his wife, five sons, Mike of Minneapolis; Matt of Havana; Ernst of Havana; 
Arthur Jr. of Dufur, Ore.; Donovan of Lansford, N.Dak.; three daughters: Mrs. Charles Cookson (Mary) 
of Forman; Eileen of Aberdeen; and Elaine of Havana, eleven grandchildren; two sisters; Hazel of Shoks, 
Mrs. Mary Bonde of Putny, S. Dak; four brothers; Mike of Havana, Joe of Ottertail; Wilfred of Wahpeton; 
and Adlow of Clinton, Mich.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Edward and four sisters, Millie, Josie, 
Ochall and Lena.
Those attending from a distance were: Joe Unise and daughter, St. Cloud, Minn; 
Mrs and Mrs. Larry Unise, Fergus Falls; Harry Unise, Bowlus, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Decker, Bemidjii; 
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Decker, Bemidjii, Mrs. Earl Milton, Shaska, Minn.; Mrs. Clarence Yackel, Regal, Minn.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Decker and family, Aberdeen; Mrs. Joe Decker, Aberdeen; 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johson, Fargo; Mrs. Alvina Kinn; Mrs. Frank Kinn; Mrs. Mary Brackin; 
Mrs. John Roth and Mrs. John Smith, all of Hankinson; Mrs. Lizzie Lienen of Fairmount, N.Dak.; 
Mr and Mrs. Billie Parrow and Mr. Wilfred Parrow of Wahpeton; Mr. Joe Parrow of Ottertail; 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parrow Jr. and family, Dufur, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Parrow and son, Minneapolis; 
Mrs. Nels Bonde; Mrs Harry Farris; Mrs. Euelberg all of Putney, S. Dak; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cookson 
and family, Forman and Eileen Parrow of Aberdeen.

Source: Paper unknown, note: death was in 1953. 
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


PARROW, EARL The funeral for Earl Parrow, 84, of Havana, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel of Britton. The Rev. Vicki Rau will officiate. Burial: Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Cemetery In Havana. Died: Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at the Sargent Manor Healthcare Center In Forman. Born: Dec.26, 1913 near Havana. Parents: Edward and Mary (Heinen) Parrow Spouse: Corine Foss marriedon Sept. 17, 1941, at Britton. They farmed in the Havana area. He also continued his trucking business, specializing in hauling agricultural products. Survivors: his wife of Havana; one son, Robert (Patricia) Parrow of Britton; daughter, Janet (Dennis) Hansen of Plymouth, Minn.; brother, Frank Parrow of Havana; and five grandchildren. Casketbearers: William Smith, Brad Smith, Mark Hansen, Brian Hansen, Bruce Oland and Kent Oland.
- Aberdeen American News, May 29, 1998 (jh)
PARROW, "LENA" "Lena" Parrow, 100, Fargo, formerly of Havana, died Saturday, April 26, in Fargo. Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, April 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Forman, with the Rev. Fr. Tim Schroeder celebrating. Burial was in Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Havana. Mary Martha Helena "Lena" Decker was born October 23, 1896, near Lidgerwood, to Matthew and Mary (Kinn) Decker. She grew up and attended school there. On May 27, 1914, she married Mike Parrow. They farmed near Veblen, SD, until 1929. That year they moved to Havana and continued to farm until 1942. They later owned and operated Mike's Bar in Havana for several years. She was always very active in church. She had served as the chairperson of the ladies organizations at both the Catholic Church in Marlow, SD and Havana, before they closed. She was presently a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Forman. She also had served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary of Havana. Mr. Parrow died Sept. 27, 1977, and she continued to make her home in Havana. Over the past few years, she has spent most of her time living in Fargo, and returning to Havana to spend the summers. She is survived by: one son, Darwin (Bernetta) Parrow, Havana; two daughters, Eleanor Yackel and Virginia Johnson, both Fargo, eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, two sisters and three brothers. Music for the funeral was provided by Cheryl Zirnhelt, organist, and Janet Kiefer, soloist. Casketbearers were Bill Parrow, Jim Parrow, David Parrow, Virginia Parrow, Jerry Hanson and Bradley Smith. Source: Sargent County Teller May 2, 1997 Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Apr 2007)csk
PEACE, MRS. JAMES
Ends the Life of Mrs. James Peace, a Sargent County Lady.

Mrs. James Peace, residing seven miles northwest of Harlem in Sargent
county, came to her death by laudanum poisoning on Thursday night at
11 p.m., June 21. Herself and husband left home for Oakes with their child, 
a babe five months old. On the way Mr. Peace noticed that his wife was falling
asleep, letting the child fall form her arms. He rallied her and she said: "I
believe I am sleepy." Soon she became insensible, and Mr. Peace drove rapidly
to a physician in Oakes, who treated her for sunstroke. Later he concluded
it was opiates of some kind. 
She rallied once before passing away and signed for pen and ink and wrote 
that she had taken some of Dr. Ward's linament. She passed away at about 
11 o'clock. 
Later it was discovered that a bottle of laudanum which had been in Peace 
household for some four years had been recently opened and some of the 
contents were gone. 
Mrs. Peace several years ago had been troubled with cramping pains in her 
stomach and found relief in laudanum. It is thought that these pains returned 
she had again resorted to the laudanum without consulting her husband. 
Laudanum, after being in a bottle several years, is very much more deadly 
than when freshly made, and it is thought she knew nothing of this and the 
dose caused her death.
She leaves a husband and six children. She was 32 years old and had
been married sixteen years. She was well know as an amiable wife and loving
mother.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper June 29,1900.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2003) csk


PERKINS, HARRIETT TRYPHENA Mrs. Harriett Tryphena Perkins (nee Swift) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Mckenzie, in Forman on Friday 19th inst. Mrs. Perkins was born in Williamson, Wayne county, N. Y., May 7th 1825, and at the time of her death was about 83 years of age. She was married at 22 years of age to Myron Freeman Sherman moving to Michigan in 1855. Her first husband died at the age of 47, and she married again to Cyrus E. Perkins in the fall of 1886, the twain moving to North Dakota in spring of 1887, when it was still a territory. After being left a widow for the second time, Mrs. Perkins lived with her daughter until her death of heart failure at a ripe old age. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was highly esteemed by her circle of friends. The funeral was held at the home of MR. And Mrs. D.J. Mckenzie, Rev. Andrew Erickson officiating, and then the remains were taken to Rutland and laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. Source: The Forman News newspaper, July 3, 1908. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2004) csk

PETERSON, CARL Carl Peterson, age 25 years passed to his eternal sleep at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Phil Dietzler, Wednesday last, Oct. 25, 1899, at about noon hour. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peterson, of Willy township and a brother of Mrs. Dietzler. He has been ill but a short time, but his disease was quick consumption, and his period of suffering was soon over. For a few days prior to his death the young man was not able to recognize his relatives or friends. All that could be done by loving relatives and friends to relieve the suffering of the unfortunate, but his life could not be prolonged. The parents and other relatives have the sympathy of all Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, October 27, 1899. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sept 2004) csk

POST, MRS. E.D. Report comes from Parma, Idaho, announcing the death of Mrs. E.D. Post, wife of the first white settler in Sargent county in 1879. Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

PREBLE, ANNA MARIE

SHUMAN TOWNSHIP LADY DIES MONDAY AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS 

Anna Marie Preble was born July 5, 1900, on the homestead of her parents, Nels and Marie Swanson, 
south of Rutland in Tewaukon township. 
On Dec. 2, 1916, she was united in marriage to Irving Preble. They lived at Rutland two years, 
after which they moved to the old Preble homestead in Shuman township, where they have lived 
ever since. To this union seven children were born: Clements Iving, 20; Lorraine Marie, 18; 
Wanda June, 15; Lowell Earl, 13; Mary Lou, 11; Fred Jeremiah, 6; and Shirly Ann, 2. 
She was taken sick Friday Mar. 21, with pleurisy and an infected carbuncle near the temple. 
Altho she receive the best of medical care and nursing, she passed away at 2:10 a. m. Monday morning, 
April 3, 1939. 
Besides her husband and seven children, she leaves to mourn her untimely demise, her father and mother, 
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Swanson; four sisters, Mrs. Bert Arnold of DeLamere, Mrs. Walter Kaber, Whitefish, Mont., 
Mrs. Robert Engel, Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Casper Syverson, Havana, N. D., and one brother, Fritz Swanson, 
Veblen, S. D., also many nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. 

Funeral services were conducted from the Rutland Lutheran church, Wednesday, April 5 at 2 P. M., 
Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating, burial was in the Rutland Cemetery. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 6, 1939. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

PREBLE, JEREMIAH JEREMIAH PREBLE ANSWERS CALL Another of Sargent County's Civil War Veterans and Pioneers is No More-- Passed Away At Home in Rutland Friday. Taps sounded for the last time Friday for another of Sargent county's Civil War Veterans and pioneers-- Jeremiah Preble, who passed away quietly at his home in Rutland at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon from heart trouble. The departed veteran was 73 years old last May. His health had been failing since in the early summer. During the forepart of October he became seriously ill and the end was not unexpected. Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church at Rutland at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and was of military nature. The pall bearers were ex-service men, all of whom saw active service in France during the world war, and J. Saunder, W.H. Bowser and Wilford Herrick, Civil War Veterans, led the march to the cemetery were the remains of their departed comrade were laid at rest. Rev. L. A. Dodge, of Cogswell, officiated at the services. Jeremiah Preble was born in the state of Maine on May 27th, 1848. At the age of four he came with his parents to Pierce county, Wis. When only a lad of sixteen he enlisted and served during the Civil War and was one of heroes who marched with General Sherman to the sea. At the close of the war he returned to the home of his parents and later moved to Polk, county, Wis., where he resided a number of years. On Nov. 20, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Marie Fitch. To this union were born seven children. The Bereaved widow and six of them are living, Edwin having passed away in 1908. Those living living are Mrs. Clarence Colbert, of Rutland; Mrs., Chas. Davis, of Hartford, S. D.; J. D. and Vern of Aberdeen, S. D.; Fred, of Hersey, Wis., and Irving who resides on the old Preble farm southeast of Buffalo Lake. All but Mrs. Colbert, whose home is under quarantine, attended the funeral. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, namely: Mrs Isaac Dowling and L. W. Preble, of Minor, Jame Preble, Emery, Wis.; Mrs. C. Kubler, of Oregon, and Mrs. Axie Thyng, who resides in California. Mr. Preble was one of the early pioneers of Sargent county, having moved his family here in 1886. He first located near Milnor an after eight years moved to the well known Preble farm southeast of Buffalo Lake where he was actively engaged in farming for 26 years. In 1912 he retired and move to Rutland where he has since made his Home. "Jerry" Preble as he was best known, was a man of sterling qualities and hs word was always as good as gold. In his declining years one of his foremost thoughts was that of his many kind friends and neighbors, all of whom, he said, were so good to him. He leaves a host of friends throughout the length and breadth of Sargent county. CARDS OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many kind deeds and help rendered during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, also for the many beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. J. Preble, and family. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, December 15, 1921. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
PRENTICE, ADAM F (May 15, 1837 - Dec. 20, 1906)

Pioneers Pass To The World Beyond

“It has been our painful duty for the third time within a year to chronicle the passing away of a member of the Prentice family. The death of a little granddaughter, which occurred April 18, was the first break in the family chain. This was followed by the death of a daughter, Mrs. B.J. [Florence] Boner, Oct. 18; the third, Adam F. Prentice, father of the family, passed away last Friday. “He had been ailing for some time and everything possible was done by loving hands to ease his suffering and prolong his life. A consultation of doctors was held a week before his death, and the family was then told the end was close at hand. “Adam F. Prentice was born in Ottawa, Can., May 15, 1837, coming to North Dakota in 1880. He located in Sargent county in 1883, where he has since resided. He was a member of the M.E. church and active in church work. “There are many among us who can look back into the past and recall acts of kindness and charity prompted by the Christian spirit of the deceased and many a silent tear is shed by those who knew him well and realize that he has gone never to return. “Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters, J.W. and W.D. Prentice of Cogswell; Fred Prentice of Richville, Minn.; Mrs. S.N. Brooks, Richville; Mrs. W.Z. Haight, of Fullerton; Mrs. J.F. Bowman, Fergus Falls, all of whom were present at the funeral. There are also fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.”      “A precious one from us has gone,      A voice we loved is stilled.      A place is vacant in our home,      Which never can be filled.      God in His wisdom has recalled      The boon His love has given,      And though the body moulders here      The soul is safe in Heaven.”
Cogswell Enterprise Dec. 27, 1906
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PRENTICE, SARAH BIRCH (Sep. 26, 1844 - Jan. 10, 1915)

Aged Woman Passes Away

“DIED AT THE HOME OF HER SON AT 603 TENTH STREET SOUTH LATE LAST NIGHT – REMAINS WILL BE TAKEN TO COGSWELL AND INTERRED. “Mrs. Sarah J. Prentice, aged 70 years, died at 11:30 o’clock last night at the home of her son, W.D. Prentice of 603 Tenth street south. Death came as a result of old age. She was the mother of seven children, of whom six are now living and are grown up. She had made her home with her son for some time past. “A short funeral service will be held from the residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. J.M. Walters, officiating, after which the body will be shipped to Cogswell, N.D. via the Milwaukee tonight. Services will be at Cogswell tomorrow and the remains interred in the family lot. “Undertaker B.F. Wasem is preparing the body for shipment.” Fargo Forum & Daily Republican Jan 11, 1915
Submission by Jan Mongoven (September 2002)csk

Grandma Prentice Is Called Home

“Mrs. A.F. Prentice died at the home of her son, W.D. Prentice, in Fargo, Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 70. She had been sick about two weeks with erysipelas. The remains were shipped to Cogswell and laid at rest beside her husband in Old Sargent cemetery. “The funeral services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. Rumsey, who preached the sermon, taking for his subject, “The Immortal Crown.” He paid a glowing tribute to the beautiful life led by the departed one, and in closing said: “’Thank God for the pleasant memory of an old-fashioned mother. Others may be removed from the vision of our past, but her sweet face that smiled upon our infant days and shone upon life’s rugged pathway will still remain with us to the last. ‘Her eyes, into whose clear depths the love light shone, will ever be to us the brightest eyes of all. ‘Her voice, so tender and sweet will ever float to us like the perfume of flowers. ‘The music of other voices may be hushed in the silence of the past years, but the enchanting memory of mother’s voice will echo in our souls forever. ‘Those lips that have kissed the furrows of care from our forehead will ever be calling us to higher ideals of life. ‘Those hands that have felt the clasp of baby fingers will beckon to us to the shores of eternal day. ‘Sleep on, dear mother, and rest in the arms of your Saviour whom you loved and served so well, for yours is a crown of glory.’ “Sarah Birch was born in Ontario, Can., Sept. 26, 1844 and was married to Adam F. Prentice, Oct. 16, 1866. They moved to North Dakota in the fall of 1881 and lived in Fargo for three years, coming from there to Sargent county, where they took up three quarter sections of land, a homestead, a pre-emption, and a tree claim. In 1885 her husband built the first hotel in Old Sargent and ran it for three years. They bought and moved onto the Zimmerly farm now occupied by James Randol and 1892 they came to Cogwell and ran a hotel for several years. Later they moved onto a farm. In 1904 Mr. Prentice and two of his sons, J.W. and W.D. bought the hardware and furniture business in Cogswell from L.H. White which was destroyed by fire two years later. Her husband died in December, 1906. “Seven children were born, six of whom are still living: Mrs. J. F. (Jennie) Bowman, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mrs. S.N. [Debbie] Brooks, Richville, Minn.; Mrs. W.Z. Haight, Fargo; J.W. Prentice, Cogswell; W.D. Prentice, Fargo; Fred Prentice, Richville. After the death of her husband grandma made her home with her sons, J.W. and W.D.”
Cogswell Enterprise Jan 14, 1915
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PRICE, DR. A. F. DR. A. F. PRICE IS DEAD. No man could be held in higher esteem by his acquaintances than was Dr. A. F. Price, which was the result of his sterling manhood. He was one of the earliest pioneers of Sargent county, and served several years as Register of Deeds, and afterward was U.S. Marshal for North Dakota. He was a veteran of the civil war, and instituted the post of the G. A. R. at Forman. Being extensively engaged in businessman at Fremont, Ohio, his quite large property interest in this county were gradually disposed of, but he ever felt a friendly interest in the affairs of a county where he had so many warm personal friends. Desiring to extend the business of a safety razor factory in Fremont, in which he was a stockholder, he took the general agency for North and South Dakota and Minnesota, with offices in Minneapolis. There he was taken sick with appendicitis and gall stone trouble. Before an operation could be performed, he died in an hospital in Minneapolis of heart failure. J. W. Christian was notified by telegram of inquiry as to where his family lived, and took the train that evening to Minneapolis. The family, Mrs. Price and two daughters, were notified of the sad event, and we understand that Isaac Lincoln, of Aberdeen, a close friend of the family and late business associate, took the body to Fremont for burial. Deceased was 61 years old. Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper August 24, 1905 Submitted by
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RASMUSSEN, LARS Lars Rasmussen, whose illness has been noted in the Campell News died Wednesday evening. It had been known for several days that death was imminent and the end was peaceful. Though a man of sixty-three years of age, Mr. Rasmussen up to last summer had been an active, hard working man. A kind husband and indulgent father, he has left a confortable fortune to his sorrowing family besides a two thousand dollar life insurance policy. Last summer it became necessary for him to seek medical treatment and for that purpose he came from his farm near Havana, N. D., and took up his residence with his daughter Mrs. C. H. Gates, of this place, and placed himself under the care of Dr. Ross. But the disease had taken a firm grip and it was impossible to effect a cure. Lars Rasmussen was born in Laaland, Denmark, April 11th, 1840, where he grew to manhood and was married September 5th, 1863 to Miss Johanna Goldsmith. In June 1873 he emigrated to this country and settled at Wilmar, Minn. Where he lived until he moved to this village, June 15th 1875. He held the position of section forman here until 1896 when he decided to try farming. He purchased a farm near Havana, N.D., where lived and prospered until last summer he again took up his residence here. He was one of the early members of Agate Lodge No. 167, A. F. & A. M. in which he was an enthusiastic worker. It was his last request to be buried under the Masonic rites. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. The children are Mrs. C. H. Gates of this village, John G., Chas C., and Miss Stella Rasmussen, Havana, N. D., who will arrive this morning to be present at the funeral. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock under the auspices of the Masons. Source: Havana Herald newspaper March 12, 1903. Submitted by
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RICHMOND, MRS. CYNTHIA The Teller has received word from Mr. Geo. C. Miles of Fergus Falls, Minn. Of the death of Mrs. Cynthia Richmond, which occurred at that place last week at the age of 86. Mrs. Richmond will be remembered by Milnor and Sargent county settlers as the sister of Mrs. Shuman. She is survived by one son Ed C. Richmond of Havre, Mont. and a daughter, Mrs. Geo. C. Miles, Fergus Falls, with whom she has made her home for several years and where she died. The remains were taken to Melrose, Minn., and interred beside those of her husband who died in 1878, and a son who died in 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Richmond settled in Stearns County, Minn. Near the town of Richmond in the early sixties and during the Sioux outbreak in 1862, the family were driven from home and all their buildings burned. Mrs. Shuman, then a young lady was living with her at that time. During her residence in Sargent county, Mrs. Richmond owned what is now a part of Math Mahre farm near Perry. Source: Sargent County Teller, February 23, 1911 Submitted by
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RIDDLE, MRS. JAMES
Death of Mrs. James Riddle The angel of death has again visited our town and Mrs. Mary A. Riddle, wife of Mr. Jas. Riddle, passed away Thursday, the 17th about 6 p. m., after a brief illness and much suffering. Age 62 years. Funeral services were conducted at the house on Friday at 2:30 p. m. by her pastor, Rev. J. B. Westcott. Miss Haselton, Miss Bishop, Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Hoag sang two very appropriate pieces. Internment took place in Greenwood Cemetery. The pall bearers were S. H. Payne, H. G. Whitsett, P. A. Rose, C. T. Smith, C. C. Slade and R. A. Sales. Mrs. Riddle was loved by all who knew her. She had been an earnest active Christian for years. She and her husband had been permitted to travel the journey of life together about forty years. She was born in Plain City, Ohio, in 1844 and married Mr. James Riddle in 1865. She leaves to mourn her death a husband and seven children: W. A. Riddle, and Rene O. Riddle of Tampa, Fla., C. E. Riddle of Bayonue, Fla. Miss Eva Riddle, Euslis, Fla.; Mrs. Geo. E. McEwen and B. S. Riddle of Duluth, Minn., and R. L. Riddle of Chicago. About an hour before her departure she was conscious and calm knowing the end was near. She had all the members of her family who were here called to her side, told them she was going, and left her parting word of counsel and her parting blessing, as calm as tho’ but going to her northern home. “Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his.” “Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of man is peace. REV. J. B. WESTCOTT Source: The Sargent County Teller, June 21, 1906. Submitted by
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RODLUND, DANIEL SIGFRID
DAN RODLUND DIES OF HEART FAILURE
Funeral Services Held Monday From M. E. Church For Pioneer Resident After an illness of about two years, Dan Rodlund passed away at the Britoon hospital Friday morning June 10, a heart ail- ment being the cause of his pas- sing. While ailing he was able to be around until two months ago when he was taken to the hospi- tal for treatment. Funeral services took place Monday afternoon from the M. E. church with Rev. James A. San- aker officiating. Burial was in the Lake View cemetery. Dan Sigfrid Rodlund was born in Vermland, Sweden, Feb. 4, 1880. In the year 1883 he came with his parents to Kandiohi county, Minnesota. in 1884, one year after the town of Milnor was established he came with his parents to this community and has resided here ever since. On October 1, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Ella Munson, and to this union two daughters were born, Mrs. James Milton, who resides at Shooks, Minn., and Ethel of Minor. Besides his wife and daughters he leaves to mourn his passing 4 grandchildren, also three broth- ers, George and Victor of Milnor and Oscar of Jackson, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Sharp of Lake Park, Mich., and Mrs. W. I. New- ell of Austin, Minn. One sister, Hilma, was last heard from in Canada, and one sister, Hulda, passed away 43 years ago.
Source: Sargent County Teller
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RODLUND, ESTHER

Little Esther Rodlund passes away Wednesday.

The death of little Esther R seven years old came very suddenly on Wed evening 
about eight oclock. For more than a week she had been suffering intensely from
an attack of cerebro spinal meningitis. Little was known about town of her sudden
illness and when her death was announced ... greeted with general surprise of regrets.

Note: (in upper left corner) May 25/ ? to Sept. 25 1915
Source: Source: Hand-written account purported to be copied from the Bible owned by Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. The Bible is in the possession of Christine (Fuhr) Gardin of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a great-granddaughter of the Bible's original owner, Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. It is difficult to know from what source the obit was transcribed, but there can only be two possible sources: either Amanda (Monson) Colledge originally had the obits as published in a local Milnor/Sargent County newspaper or her sister in Milnor, Ella M. (Monson) (Rodlund) Kinney, reiterated the obits to her either verbally or in writing. I have no way of knowing this for sure. -dm Esther Rodlund - died 22 Sep 1915 (info obtained from death certificate and family knowledge) -dm Click to view hand-written transcription. Submitted by Diane McLeod (Sept 2006) csk
Source: Sargent County Teller 23 Sep 1915 Click here to view actual obit Submitted by Diane McLeod (Nov 2006) csk
RODLUND, HANNA

Death comes to Mrs. Victor Rodlund on Thur. last.

Among the many sad deaths of the past few years
the saddest of these it seems is the death of
Mrs. Victor Rodlund at her home in Milnor on last
Thur night Feb 13 ? ?
Mrs Rodlund had been a constant sufferer for the
past two or three yrs
She bore her affiction (sic) with fortitude and had
day by day looked forward to a happy and healthful
consummation of her misery but like the nature
of the disease and the resoluteness of a strong and
determined nature the life continued in self blindness
and the body pushed itself toward the daily tasks 
in an effort to perform the customary household
duties. It was a great test of character and filial love
for the little ones

and the husband whose meagre earnings scantily
supplied the needed care and attention most needed 
in her case. Hers was a heroic death and ought
to call forth the deepest sympathy from the people 
of the community.
When the body, under the terrible load of disease
and lack of nursing became wasted, where strength
of sinew had departed: and care and wearisome 
forbodings of the future pulled down the last
remaining throb of the tired heart  life so sweet 
yet so dear, departed and the mother of four babies,
the sweetest and dearest mother in all the world 
to them has gone, never to return. Deceased was 29
years old at her death. She was married to 
Mr. Rodlund eight years ago. They had lived constantly 
in Milnor and most of that time Mr. Rodlund had been
employed on the Northern Pacific section

Her death is very untimely and much to be regretted.
It is also one of deep pity for the little ones left
in the world without the tender care of a mother.
Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran
church on Monday afternoon at 2 oclock to which
many sympathizing friends went to pay a last tribute
of respect to the departed and condolence to 
the bereaved. Rev. Gaston of the Presbyterian church
officiated preaching an excellent sermon over the remains

Note found on page 1: (top) Hanna
Notes found on page 3: 
(top) Born July 9 1882
(bottom) Lois Feb 14 1934
Lila Aug 30 35
James Harvey Feb 10, 36
Jeannie Jan 1st 38
Joseph Dec 29 39
Robert Earl Nov. 25 42
Earl Mar 17 45
Jo Ann Patricia Mar 12 1947
Delbert Lee Oct 29th 1948
Source: Hand-written account purported to be copied from the Bible owned by Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. The Bible is in the possession of Christine (Fuhr) Gardin of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a great-granddaughter of the Bible's original owner, Amanda Louise (Monson) Colledge. It is difficult to know from what source the obit was transcribed, but there can only be two possible sources: either Amanda (Monson) Colledge originally had the obits as published in a local Milnor/Sargent County newspaper or her sister in Milnor, Ella M. (Monson) (Rodlund) Kinney, reiterated the obits to her either verbally or in writing. I have no way of knowing this for sure. -dm Hanna Sophia (Monson) Rodlund - died 14 Feb 1913 (info obtained from death certificate)- dm Click to view hand-written transcription. pg 1, pg 2, pg 3 Click to view the obit from Sargent Teller. Submitted by: Diane McLeod (Sept 2006) csk
RODLUND, KARIN

PIONEER WOMAN ANSWERS CALL 

Mrs. P. M. Rodlund, of Shuman Township, Passed Away Sunday Morning After Long Ilness--
Funeral Held Tuesday. 

The death of Mrs. P. M. Rodlund, pioneer woman of Shuman township, occurred at her home 
at nine o'clock Sunday morning, May 14th, from dropsy. She was taken sick in March 1921 and 
ever since has been unable to lie down in bed, having remained continuously in a sitting position. 
About a month ago gangrene se in and she suffered dreadfully. 

Mrs. Rodlund was very good natured and kind hearted mother and nothing was too good for anyone 
who came to her home. As a mother and grandmother she leaves a vacant place that no one can fill. 
Her life has been full of struggles and hardships, and it is hoped that the almighty has heard her many 
quiet and sincere prayers and take her home to eternal happiness. 

Karin Forsberg was born on Sept. 11, 1845 at Munkfors near Gustava, Vermland Sweden. 
In 1872 she was united in marriage to Per Magnus Rodlund. They came to America in 1883 and 
settled in Kandiohi county, Minnesota. In 1885 they came to Milnor and homesteaded in Shuman 
township, which place has always been the family home. She is survived by seven children; George, 
Victor, Dan, Oscar and Mrs. F. W. Reynolds, all of Milnor; Mrs. Perry Shark, of Brooklyn, Mich., 
and Mrs. Albin Forsberg, who resides in Saskatchewan, Canada. All but the last two attended 
the funeral which was held Tuesday afternoon, May 16th, form the home. Rev. M. A. Robbins 
fficiating at the last rites and the remains were laid at rest in the Shuman cemetery where her husband, 
who passed away two years ago, is buried. 
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 18, 1922. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
RODLUND, VICTOR EMANUEL
LAST RITES HELD FOR VICTOR
RODLUND TUESDAY FEB. 22

   Last rites were held Tuesday
afternoon at the Methodist church
for Victor Rodlund who passed on
Tuesday, February 18 after a long
illness.
   Rev. Kinzler officiated at the
ceremony with Carlen funeral 
home in charge of arrangements.
         *   *   *
   Victor Emanuel Rodlund was
born June 18, 1876 in Ransater,
Vermland, Sweden. He came to
America and settled at Kandiohi,
Minn., with his parents in 1883.
In 1885 they moved to Shuman
township near Milnor where he
was united in marriage in 1905 to
Hannah Munson of Milnor.
   To this union four children were
born, Walter, Esther, Minnie and 
Joseph.
   On Feb. 14, 1913 his wife passed 
away and one year later his daugh-
ter Esther passed away.
   He is survived by his two sons,
Walter and Joseph of Milnor and
 one daughter Minnie, Mrs. Harold
Evenson of cogswell, N. Dak., one
brother Oscar of Michigan and
three sisters, Lidia, Mrs. Perry
Sharp of Michigan and Ellan and
Helma whose whereabouts are not 
known.
        *   *   *
      CARD OF THANKS

   We wish to express our sincere
thanks to all those who assisted us
during the illness and death of our 
father and grandfather, Victor
Rodlund. Special thanks to Mrs.
Blanche Nelson for her assistance,
the choir for their special music,
Rev. Kinzler for his comforting
words, to the ladies who served
lunch and all those who offered
floral tributes and money in mem-
orium.
   Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rodlund and family.
   Mr. and Mrs. Joe Intlehouse
   Mr. and Mrs. Harold Evenson and family
   Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Berg, Jr.
   Mr. and Mrs. Donald Martin
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 18, 1922. Click here to view actual obit Submitted by Diane McLeod (Nov 2006) csk
ROMUNDSTAD, LARS OLSEN
L.O. ROMUNDSTAD DIES AT STRUM, WIS Lars Olsen Romundstad was born in Rindalen, Norway July 24th ,1860. He came to Wisconsin in 1881 and married to Marit Evenson on April 28, 1886. He moved to Malden, Montana, in 1888, and form there to Havana, North Dakota, in 1891, then back to Strum, Wisconsin in 1925, where he has since made his home on his farm in Big Creek. He passed away at 6:00 p. m. on February 16, 1934. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and four children, Oscar of Havana, N. Dak., Helmer at Great Falls, Montana, Clara, (Mrs. M. Otis Shermo) of Eleva, Wis., and Laurits at home; also eight grandchildren. One brother Christ and one sister Mrs. Knut Landro, in Duluth, Minn, and on sister, Mrs. L. O. Loseth, in Havana N. D., also one sister in Canada. The funeral was held Monday, Feb. 19 at Strum, Wis. The deceased was well known in this part of Sargent County and had a host of friends who will be sorry to learn of his passing. Source: Sargent County News, March 1, 1934 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk
RONNING, FRED
LAST RITES FOR PIONEER SETTLER TUESDAY P. M. Old age claims Fred Ronning at Breckenridge Hospital Saturday After Brief Illness Fred Ronning, one of the very first settlers of Sargent county, coming to the county before Milnor was on the map, passed away at the Breckenridge hospital on Saturday, Aug. 8 after a brief illness. He was taken to the hospital on August 4 and prior to that time had been ailing more or les for ten days. The infirmities of old age aggravated by the excessive heat of the past month were responsible for his death. Brynjulf Ronning was born August 25, 1853, at Storens Prestejeld, Trondjem, Norway. In 1880 he immigrated to the United States and resided for a time near Watson, Chippewa county, Minnesota. In 1881 he came to Dakota Territory, and resided for a time in Richland and Cass counties. In 1882 he came to Linton, Sargent county and was united in marriage to Annette Grimsrud, on June 10, 1888. To this union five children were born, Oliver Alfred, who passed away in infancy, Oliver, Carl, Martin, and Sigward, all at home. Mrs. Ronning passed away on June 30, 1934. Mr. Ronning has resided at his home in Milnor township since 1888 and passed away at the hospital in Breckenridge, Minn., on Aug 8, 1936, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 13 days. Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot of the Lutheran cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, August 13, 1936. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2003) csk
ROSVOLD, ELLEN ANNA

Ellen Anna Rosvold was born April 23, 1832 at Verdalen, Norway, and died Aug. 17, 1909
at Rutland, North Dakota. In 1872 she cane to America and made her home in Chicago 
with her sister. In 1882 she went to Nebraska and filed on a forty acre homestead, 
here she lived until 1903 when she came to Rutland, North Dakota and filed on 
the remaining eighty acres which she was entitled to under the homestead law.
Miss Rosvold leaves of her immediate family two brothers and two sisters, the elder 
brother Elias Rosvold of Cannon Falls, Minn., Ole Rosvold of Rutland, N. D., 
Mrs. Martha Flados, Rutland and Mrs. Hadler of Chicago. The last three of which were 
with her in her last sickness. Her recent illness dates from early spring. Tho she was 
only confined to her bed six weeks, during which time all that loving hands of kind friends 
could do, was done for her but the relentless death angel claimed her August 17th.
The Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church, and her remains were laid 
to rest in Rutland Cemetery.

CARDS OF THANKS
We desire to express our heartfelt than ks to all who so kindly assisted us during the illness 
of our beloved sister, Anna Rosvold.
Mrs. Martha Flados
Mrs. Tena Hadler
Source: The Rutland Leader, August 26, 1909. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk
RYKKEN, BRIGT JOHANESSON
Brigt Johanesson Rykken 

Born in Osternso, Hardauger, Norway Europe April 10, 1831. Died October 19, 1907. 
Deceased emigrated to Winona county Minn., in 1866, with his wife and family. In 
1868 he moved to Chippewa Co., where he settled as one of the first pioneers. In 
1878 he moved to Richland county N. D., where he resided till 1885, when he purchased 
land and moved to Sargent county, where he has since resided. 
He has been confined to his bed for a year and 22 days before death relieved his 
suffering. 
His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him, all of whom were present at the 
last sad rites. 
Funeral services were held over the remains Saturday, at the DeLamere church, Rev. 
R. M. Hollee, and interment made in the cemetery south of town. 

Cards of thanks 
We desire, in this means, to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends, who 
so kindly aided us and extended their sympathy, in the hour of our bereavement and 
loss of husband and father. 
Mrs. B. J. Rykken and family.
Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, newspaper, November 7, 1907. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2005) csk
SAUNDERS, JASON
CIVIL WAR VETERAN LAID AT REST 
At the Saunder's Farm in Tewaukon Township occurred the death of Jason Saunders, age 87 years. 
Deceased was born in Lowville N.Y., and was the second of a family of five boys and three girls. 
He enlisted in the Fifth New York Volunteers Company L--was cited for bravery in the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, 
and Gettysburg and was given his honorable discharge in 1865. 
Mr. Saunders came to Dakota Territory in 1872 and settled on a claim on the Rice Creek, four miles west of Wahpeton. 
In 1878 he was united in marriage to Mitilda Cloutier. To this union two children were born, William Lay of Havana, 
N. D., and Mrs. A. B. Huckell, of Milnor, N. D. 
After the death of his wife in 1887 he successfully maintained his home and reared his children. 
He returned to his farm in Rutland, N. D., five years ago. 
He fell ill of pneumonia and because of his age he was unable to withstand the severe strain. 
The funeral was held under the aupicies of the American Legion. 
He was laid to rest beside the body of his wife at Rutland, North Dakota.
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, March 15, 1923. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
SELTVEIT, EMMA

EMMA SELTVEIT CALLED TO REST 

Emma Marie Seltveit passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8th at the farm home of her mother, 
Mrs. C. G. Seltveit, south of town from the dread disease, tuberculosis of the lungs. 
She contracted the disease early in the fall. 

Emma Marie Seltveit was born Feb. 13, 1893, on the farm south of DeLamere, where 
she has resided ever since. She was of a kind and generous disposition, beloved by all 
who knew her, taking part in all good work and helping in all causes where she conscientiously could. 

The deceased leaves to mourn her loss, her mother, who also has been seriously ill, but is now recovering, 
three brothers, Gerhard and Carl of DeLamere and Oscar of Northwood, N. D., two sisters, Mrs. B Hauge 
and Mrs. Albert M. Anderson, both of DeLamere, besides a host of neighbors and friends, 

Funeral services will be held Saturday from the home at one o'clock ant form Immanuel South church at 2 o'clock, 
Rev. Eggen officiating. 

The Teller, in common with the entire neighborhood, extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved family in this 
their time of sorrow. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, February 10, 1921. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

SAVEY, J. B.
J.B. Savey, who was brought here from Cogswell and operated on two weeks ago at the Ryder hospital, for cancer of the liver, died Tuesday night. His son drove over yesterday and the remains were shipped to Cogswell on last evening's train. Deceased was on the old Stanley farm and was about forty-seven years of age.
The Oakes Times March 28, 1907 [January 2003]csk

SCHMIDT, GEORGE K.

George K. Schmidt died at his home in Cayuga at 3 o’clock p. m. Sunday.

Mr. Schmidt was born in Pennsylvania and came to Sargent county about 1884 and settled 
on the farm where he resided until the past few years when he moved to Cayuga. He was a 
prosperous farmer and esteemed citizen whose loss is mourned by his many friends as well 
as by the family circle.

Deceased leaves a wife and one son, Charley, at the Cayuga home and two daughters, Mrs.
Lizzie Belin in Montana and Mrs. Albert Frymire living in Canada.

Mr. Schmidt was married twice, to the first union was born several children of which Lizzie 
only survives.

The funeral service was held at the congregational church at Cayuga Wednesday afternoon 
at 2 o’clock by Rev. Erickson of Forman. Interment was made in the Cayuga cemetery.

The pall bearers were:
H.L. Greene
T.H. Skaarer
Julius Johnson
F.E. Andrus
Nels Lungren
Austin Cryan

Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


SHANK, CHARLES S.

OBITUARY

  Charles D. Shank was born on March 25, 1860 at Minnieska,
Minnesota. He moved to North Dakota in March, 1881, and was
the first settler in Synda township. Fargo was then the trading
center.
  He was married December 26, 1887, to Eliza Ann Montgomery.
In 1886 the family moved from the homestead 2 1/2 miles north-
west of the present home to the place they now live.
  He is survived by his widow, four children, George of Yakima,
Washington; Allen of Milnor, N. D.; Mrs. Alice Bissell of Watertown,
S. Dak.; and Marjorie of Carbondale, Illinois, and by five
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters,
Mrs. Louise Locke, Clara and Lillian.
  He died suddenly Nov. 11, 1936, at 11:30 a.m.
  Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the
home, Rev. Duden of Lisbon officiating. Burial was in the Lakeview
cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Thursday Nov. 12, 1936.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk 

SHANNON, LEM
Lem Shannon, Resident Here Since 1910, Taken
  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ellendale Methodist
church for Lem Shannon, who died Friday at St. Luke's hospital in Aberdeen.
  Rev. D.W. Ashley officiated, and burial was made in the Ellendale cemetery. Pallbearers
were L.J. and Matt Whelan, Ernest Haberman, Lee Byer, F.E. Randall and H.D. Collett.
  The son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Shannon, he was born Jan. 8, 1876 in Oklahoma Territory,
where he attended school as a youth. The family later moved to Taylor county, Ia., and 
in March 1910 he came to Dickey county to engage in farming.
  He was united in marriage to Miss Nell Messman near Sheridan, Mo., on Oct. 13, 1901, 
and to this union five children were born, of whom three survive.
  Mr. Shannon farmed in Kentner township where he was active in public affairs, serving
for several terms on both the school and township boards. He was a member of the Modern
Woodman lodge.
  Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, Ralph of Valley City and John of Seattle, Wash., 
a daughter, Mrs. (Vola) Clarence Rasmussen of Portland, Ore., one brother, Ben, of Bedford, Ia.,
and four grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in death.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

SHANNON, NELLIE FRANCES [MESSMAN]

Hold Services Monday For Mrs. Lem Shannon
  Last rites were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ellendale Methodist church
for Mrs. Lem Shannon, who died Friday morning, July 16 at 9:22 o'clock at Mercy hospital
in Valley City, where she had been a patient for several weeks.
  Rev. D.W. Ashley, pastor of the church was officiant, and burial was made in the Ellendale
cemetery. Pallbearers were F.E. Randall, Matt and L.J. Whelan, H.D. Collett, Ernest Haberman 
and L.H. Byer.
  Nellie Frances Messman was born Oct. 1, 1882 at Fairfax, Mo., where she attended public 
school and grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage to Lem Shannon at Beford,
Ia., on Oct. 14, 1901 and in 1910 they came to Dickey county, settling on a farm north of Ellendale.
They resided there until 1938 when they purchased a home in Ellendale and came here to live.
Mr. Shannon passed away at St. Luke's hospital in Aberdeen on Jan. 9, 1948.
  Mrs. Shannon is survived by two sons, Ralph of Valley City and John of Seattle, Wash., and
one daughter, Mrs. (Vola) Clarence Rasmussen of Oregon City, Ore.
  Besides her husband, Mrs. Shannon was preceded in death by her parents and an infant
daughter, Vera.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk



SHUMAN, MARY CANFIELD

Word has come to the Teller of the passing away of one of the early pioneers of this section 
in the death of Mrs. Mary Canfield Shuman. She was born at High Falls, Uster county, N. Y., 
and died at her home in Waterloo, Ind., where she and her husband have been making their 
home for the last ten years. At the date of her death, March 4, 1918, she was in her eightieth 
year. The interment was at Freemont, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Shuman came to Milnor at the beginning of things way back in 1883. Mr. John 
Shuman and Dr. A. F. Price, under the firm name of Price & Shuman, handled lumber in the 
new town of Milnor in 1884.

Both located on farms near Lake Kandiott and the Shuman home near the western shore of the
lake, was the place where Milnor people found a hearty welcome. Mrs. Shuman always stood 
ready to welcome her guests and soon established herself in the hearts of the whole country-side.

Mr. and Mrs. Shuman were members of the Presbyterian church of Milnor, and active in all 
things looking to the up building and welfare of the community and state. It was with much 
regret on the part of everyone who knew them that they disposed of their farm and moved back east.

The old settlers of the county will all realize, in her death, the community in which she lived will have 
lost a gentle lady whom to know was to love and admire.

Source: Sargent County Teller, April 4, 1918.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk


SILVERNAIL, MARY JANE
Mary Jane Silvernail LAST RITES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. JOHN C. SILVERNAIL Funeral services for Mrs. John C. Silvernail were held Saturday, July 3rd, at the family home near Gwinner, and at the Milnor Methodist church, Rev. James A. Sanaker, officiating. Burial was at Lakeview cemetery. Mary Jane Silvernail, wife of John C. Silvernail passed away at her home June 30, 1937. She had been ill for a long time. Mary Jane Johnson was born July 15, 1880, in Minnesota. At the age of two she came with her parents to Sargent county, Norht Dakota, and lived until womanhood on a farm East of Milnor. On July 29, 1903 she was united in marriage to John C. Silvernail of Gwinner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Johnson, also four sisters and two brothers. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, John C. Silvernail and five brothers, Cleveland Johnson of Great Falls, Mont., Harry Johnson of Biggs, Clif ?(Calif.), John Johnson of Somers, Mont., Calvin Johnson of Milnor, Archie Johnson of Dutton, Mont., and a host of friends and neighbors. Pall bearers were Evertt Stevens, Allwin Anderson, Raynond McFarland, Thomas Hartness, Valdy Walloch and Tom McFarland. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved husband in this hour of sorrow.
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, July 8, 1937. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
SILVERNAIL, GEORGE H.
EARLY SETTLER PASSES AWAY AT RUTLAND George H. Silvernail Leaves Large Family to Mourn His Passing--Funeral Was Monday George H. Silvernail, early settler of Sargent county, passed away November 8th, at this home north of Rutland. The deceased was born Oct. 8, 1854, at Fondalack, Wisconsin. He went to Pipin County, Wis., with his parents when a small child, were they resided until after the Civil War ended. Then the family moved to Minnesota, settling near where Montevideo is now located. There he grew to manhood. In 1876 he returned to Wisconsin and in 1877 he was united in marriage to Euphemia B. Melrose of Pipin county, Wisconsin. To this union ten children were born, two of whom preceded him in death, namely, Milton G., who passed away at the age of 18 months, and Mary Adeline Erickson, who passed away in September, 1906 Those left to mourn his passing are his wife and eight children, Erickson, (g...foheeasiwr calls John C. Silvernail, Gwinner, N. D.; Margaret B. Erickson, Rutland, N. D.; Mrs. A. J. Anderson, Gwinner, N. D.; Jesse Fiscus, Wahpeton, N. D.; Philip G. Silvernail, Mineola, Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Joe McFarland, Stirum, N.D.; Jesse R. and Henry E. Silvernail, Rutland, N.D.; Also one brother Wm. D. Silvernail of Veblin, S. D., twenty grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He moved his family from Wisconsin to Sargent county in the year of 1895 where he has resided ever since. He will be remembered by many of the old settlers. Deceased was 81 years and 1 month of age at the time of his death. We shall meet but we shall miss him,. There will be a vacant chair. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 14, 1935 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
SILVERNAIL, EUPHEMIA BROWN
Euphemia Brown Silvernail MRS. GEORGE SILVERNAIL DIES AT RUTLAND Mrs. George H. Silvernail passed away at her home North of Rutland, N. Dak., April 11, 1936, and at the time of her death was 78 years, 6 months and 2 days of age. Euphemia Brown Melrose was born in the city of Savanna Georgia, on October 9, 1857. At the age of three years she came with her parents to Pipin county, Wisconsin, where she grew to womanhood. On april 29, 1877 she was joined in holy wedlock to George H. Silvernail. To this union ten children were born, two of whom preceded their mother in death, namely, Milton George, age 16 months and Mary Adeline Erickson, who passed away in September, 1906 at the age of 20 years. Her husband proceeded her in death on Nov. 8, 1935. Those left to mourn her passing are her eight children, John C. Silvernail, Gwinner, N. D.; Mrs. Margaret B. Erickson, Rutland, N. D.; Mrs. A. J. Anderson, Gwinner, N. D.; Mrs. Jesse Fiscus, Wahpeton, N. D.; Philip George Silvernail, Mineola, Long Island, New York; Mrs. Joe McFarland, Stirum, N. Dak.; Jesse R. Silvernail and Henry E. Silvernail, both of Rutland, N. D.; also a sister, Mrs. Margaret Fox, of Durand, Wisc., 20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She has been a wonderful, loving and patient mother and her passing leaves a vacancy in our hearts and home that cannot be filled. Funeral services sere held from the home at one o'clock on Tuesday, April 14 and from the Baptist church at Rutland at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in Lake View Cemetery at Milnor, N. Dak. The pallbearers were A. J. Anderson, Jesse Fiscus, Joe McFarland, David Marquette, Erving Preble and Godfred Thol. In memory of Out Dear Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Silvernail We felt when we parted with father We never could stand the pain, But now that mother has joined him We must suffer it over again. They are gone, and we, their children, Are saying, "thy Will be done". Their suffering on earth is ended. Their crowns of victory won. And standing by our fireside, We see two empty chairs, And the forms that used to sit there Have left this world of cares. Some day when our cares are over And our Savior calls us home We'll meet with mother and father Around the Great White Throne By Mrs. A. J. Anderson Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 16m 1936. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
SINNAMON
Hurd Sinnamon, 80, of Rt. 1, Rochester (Indiana) died at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at Woodlawn Hospital where he was admitted July 1. He had been in failing health for the past year. A farmer, he was born June 30, 1888, near Galveston, Ind., the son of Henry and Emma Culver Sinnamon. He came to Sargent County in 1907, and on May 28, 1914 he was united in marriage to Florence Austin at Havana. The family moved to a farm near Greentown, Ind., in 1935 and to Rochester in 1951. Surviving are his widow, Florence; a son Melvin of Kokomo, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Surface of Plymouth, Indl, Mrs. Frances Kurtz, of Urbana, Ill., and Mrs. Evelyn Neff of Kewanna, Ind; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grand children; half sister Mrs. Orville Meeyters and a half brother Milford, both of Watseka, Ill. A son Norman preceded him in death in 1939. Servies were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with Rev. M. Larson officiating. Interment was at Kokomo Cemetery. Source: unknown paper- 1968 Submitted by:
La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Mar 2007)csk
SJOTHUN, HANS L.
Hans L. Sjothun Passes Away After Long Illness Hans L. Sjothun passed away at his home near Cayuga on Saturday morning, Oct. 23, after an illness of two and one half years duration. Hans L. Sjothun was born at Wantomi, Waushara county, Wisconsin, Dec. 13, 1868, and at the time of his death was 57 years, 10 months and 10 days of age. He came with his parents to Goodhue County, Minnesota, and in 1879 came from there to Lac Qui Parie county where he made his home until in 1919 when he moved to North Dakota. He was united in marriage to Sophie Jackman on May 27, 1892 and thirteen children were born in this union,two of whom died in infancy. In May 1924 he became ill with arthritis deformens and everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings but to no avail. He gradually became weaker and was confined to his bed for about two years, suffering intense pain until a few days before his death. He is survived by his wife, eleven children, Lars, Julius, Bertha, Helen, Rudolph, Irvin, Orville, Marion, Kenneth, Gordon and Mrs. Morgan Flados, one sister Mrs. John Breum and one grandson, all of whom were with him at the time of his death. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct 27, and the remains were laid to rest in the East Nordland cemetery near Rutland. The pallbearers were Lars, Julius, Rudolph and Irvin Sjothun, Lars Hillestad and Morgan Flados. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nelson and baby of Madison, Minn.; Herman Nelson of Louisberg, Minn.; Ole Selsing and Herman Feigum of Hammer, S. D. and Mr. and Mrs. Arne Hillestand and Mrs. Pavik of Claire City, S. D. Card of Thanks We wish in this way to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends for their kindness and help during the long illness and at the death of our beloved husband and father. We desire also to give our thanks for the beautiful floral offering and for the songs rendered by the choir at the funeral services. Mrs. H. L. Sjothun and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lars Sjothun and son. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Flados. Sargent County News, November 4, 1926 [November 2004]csk

SKROCH, FRANK
FRANK SKROCH DIES HERE AT AGE OF 77 Frank Skroch, 77 years old, Vete- ran carpenter died Monday morning in the home of a son, Theodore Skroch, after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. John's Catholic church with Rev. John Kulczyk officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery in Geneseo. The Hankins funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Frank Wisnewski, John Kaczynski, Wencel Mokrzewswi, Roch Waldera, Joseph Theusch, Albert Lawrence and Walter Ressler. Mr. Skroch was born October 10, 1860, in Poland, and came to the United States 53 years ago. He settled in Sargent county and for 45 years was active as a carpenter. He constructed many of the farm homes and barns throughout this locality. He retired about six years age and came to Lidgerwood to live with his son. Mrs. Skroch died 10 years ago, May 14, 1928. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Woytassek of Lidgerwood and Mrs. Ralph Kiefer of Geneseo; five sons, Theodore and Albert Skroch of Lidgerwood George Skroch of Styles, and Peter of Valley City and John Skroch of Des Moines, Ia. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Documentation: Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood North Dakota, April 21, 1938 Page 1, Column 2. North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm #1508, August 27, 1936 to June 1, 1939

SMITH, PAUL

Smith---July 7, 1899.  Paul Smith came to Sargent Co, in 1883, from Lake Lindon Mich. 
And settled near Sargent, now Cogswell, at which place he resided until his death.  
Deceased at his death had reached the ripe old age of 72 years and leaves four sons and 
one daughter to mourn his loss. Services was conducted from the Sargent schoolhouse 
by the Catholic Pastor in charge of the Lisbon mission.

Source: Havana Herald newspaper July 14, 1899.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

SNELLMAN, JOHN

John Snellman

John Snellman a pioneer resident of Hall twp. departed from this world 
last Tuesday morning at the state hospital at Jamestown N Dak. He had 
been an inmate of the institution for the past eighteen months, his mental 
attack being caused from a severe attack of asthma, he being affected 
with the disease for the past eight years.
He was born in Jacobstad Finland in 1847 and was married to Miss Lousisa 
Peterson in the year 1870. In 1872 he came to this country and engaged in 
mining in the western states. He followed this occupation for about seven years, 
when he visited his fatherland, remaining about a year and a half when he again 
came to this country and filed on a homestead in this twp. Three years latter 
he again visited the country of his birth and the following fall arrived here with his family.
He leaves a wife and seven children, the oldest daughter is Mrs. Alex Jacobson, 
Victor, the next oldest manages the farm and with Oscar, Anna, Frans, Ulga and Hugo, 
constitute the fruits of their wedlock.
He was a God fearing man and highly respected by the community, who feel his loss 
and sympathize with the bereaved family.
Funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Immanual Church.

Source: The De Lamere Mistletoe, December 22, 1904.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

STAEHNKE, IDA MAE (CRYAN)

In Memory of
IDA MAE STAEHNKE

Born January 22, 1907
Cayuga, North Dakota

Died December 17, 1986
Portland, Oregon

Funeral Service
Friday, December 19, 1986
3:00 P.M. at
The Gateway Little Chapel of The Chimes

Officiant
Rev. Bill O'Malley, S.J.
Chaplain, Providence Medical Center

Special Music Selections
"The Lord's Prayer"
"Ave Maria"

Service Concluded at The Chapel

Private Interment
Lincoln Memorial Park
Portland, Oregon
Source: Memorial Card
(Click here to view Memorial Card) Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (Nov 2006) csk

STAEHNKE, LYLE

Staehnke, Lyle J., 82, Sept. 21, 1930 - March 26, 2013.
Lyle Staehnke passed away early on the morning of March 26, 2013 at St Vincent's Hospital in Portland. 
Lyle was born to Ida Mae and Orlando Staehnke at home in Sargent County, N.D. He is survived by 
his beloved niece, Lori Smith (Boyce); nephew, Jamie Hatton; his aunt and uncle, Virginia and Merlin Staehnke; 
and grandniece, grandnephew and great-grandnieces. He was fondly known as simply "Uncle Lyle" to many 
kids related to him or not. In his early years, Lyle enjoyed an upbringing on the rural plains of middle America.
 He served his country in the Army National Guard. Lyle eventually followed his sister, Lila, to the Northwest 
where he pursued a career as a mechanic at Hyster and Premier Lift Trucks. In his spare time, he enjoyed 
salmon fishing on the Columbia, researching his Irish heritage and sharing a glass of wine while reminiscing 
with family and friends. In 1980, he married Betty Jean Nyquist. A quiet man, Lyle always had a winning 
smile and a kind word for everyone. He has enjoyed enduring friendships with those from his childhood 
as well as those he made in recent years in the Summerfield neighborhood of Tigard. Lyle was preceded 
in death by his sister, Lila Mae Fisher in 2007; and his wife, Betty Jean Staehnke in 1980. A funeral mass 
will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Tigard on Friday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. A private burial 
will be held at Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oregon Food Bank, 
7900 NE 33rd Dr., Portland, OR 97211. 
Source: The Oregonian, newspaper in Portland, Oregon, April 3, 2013 Submitted by Myrtle Ellis and Larae Huelsmann (Sept 2013) csk

STAHNKE, MARTIN F. W.

Martin F. W. Stahnke 
Died Wednesday 
On Wednesday evening death removed from Sargent County 
one of our old settlers, Martin Frederick William Stahnke. 
The cause of death is attributed to dropsy. On Tuesday 
Mr. Stahnke was enjoying good health and was considering 
coming to the celebration in Cayuga, but on Wednesday he 
complained of feeling ill, and shortly after passed quietly away. 
Mr. Stahnke was born in Germany, and was 73 years of age. 
He had lived in Sargent county twenty-two years. Nine sons and 
three daughters survive, two sons Ed. and Martin living near Cayuga, 
the rest of them living in different cities. 
The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 
Burial will be made in the Rutland Cemetery. 
Their neighbors and friends extend their sympathy during the sorrow 
of the surving relatives. 

Source: The Cayuga Citizen, June 28, 1917
Note: The correct spelling is STAEHNKE. The obituary had the spelling without
the "e".  Am not sure why the editor would have used Stahnke as STAEHNKE had 
been used since shortly after Martin F. W. came to this country.  
It all has to do with that umlaut!! (M.E.)
Submitted by Myrtle Ellis (Aug 2004) csk

STAVE, MRS. OLE

Died--Mrs. Ole Stave, sister of Mrs. F. W. Zimmerly on Monday Jan. 4th, at 3 p.m.  
Mrs. Stave was born at Vermontville, Michigan, the 20th day of May, 1864, and 
came to Dakota in the spring of 1883, and was married to Mr. Stave four years ago 
last September, Mrs. Stave has been ill but a very short time and her sudden death 
is a sad blow to her many friends and relatives; besides her husband she leaves 
a little daughter to mourn her death, also her sisters, Mrs. Zimmerly and Mrs. McGregor 
and two brothers.

The funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 6th., at 2 p. m.  Many of the near relatives 
of the diseased gathered at the house where a short service was held.

Then the body was borne to the M. E. church.  Business ceased in town for an hour 
and the church was crowded with people, many of them pupils of the departed who 
had come to pay their last farewell.

The choir arose and sang "Nearer My God to Thee." Rev. MacLean of the Presperterian 
church led in prayer and the choir sang, Lead Kindly Light, and Rev. J. A. Lemery 
preached the funeral sermon from John 11:25.  The choir then sang softly, We'll Never Say 
Goodby in Haven. The body was then borne to its last resting place in Sargent county cemetery.

The deceased was of a very cheerful disposition and did not give up that she was going 
to die until the last when she was informed by her sister, Mrs. F. W. Zimmerly that the end 
was near, called her friends to the bedside and bade them goodby and said, "If it be the Lord's 
will I am ready to go"' and fell asleep.

Source: Forman News newspaper, January 8, 1904
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Aug 2004) csk

STOCKIE, MRS. CHRIST

Mrs. Christ Stockie, south of Havana, died last Wednesday after a brief illness with 
pneumonia.

Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

STOUT, JOHN W.

John W. Stout Rites Monday

John W. Stout, 91, of Brampton, died Thursday at Oakes, N.D.  The funeral will be 
at 2 Monday in Vincent Methodist Church, Cogswell, N.D., with graveside Masonic rites 
at Cogswell.
Mr. Stout was born July 20, 1877, at Scottsburg, Ind., and moved to the Brampton area 
in 1902, where he married Minnie Cooper in 1903.  She died in 1944.  He married 
Mary J. Hall at Fargo in 1946.  A farmer all his life, he was a member of the Methodist Church 
and Masonic Lodge.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, William, Salt Lake City, Utah; Ted, Cogswell; 
and John, Alhambra, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lamern Spooner, Minneapolis; 
two brothers, Herschel, San Francisco, and Harlan, Salem, Ind.; three sisters, 
Mrs. Ann Spannare, Salem, Ind.; Mrs. Stanley Jones, Scottsburg, Ind.; and 
Mrs. Raymond Dietz, Flushing, Mich.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
(Franzen Funeral Home, Forman, N.D.)

Source: Unknown paper 1968
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


STOUT, TERENCE Terence Stout, 75 Terence “Terry” Stout, 75, of Fosston, died on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston. Military honors will be provided by the Tangen- Walstrom American Legion Post No. 114 of Fosston and the Spring Lake V.F.W. Post 2759 of Lengby. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Eddie Wiscaver, Charlie Wiscaver, Ben Stout, Andy Stout, Maria Reardon and Brendan Reardon. He was born on May 31, 1931, to Theodore and Rhoda (Bell) Stout, in Britton, S.D. He grew up in Brampton and Forman, N.D., and graduated from high school in Havana, N.D., in 1949. Following high school, he attended Valley City State Teacher's College in Valley City, N.D. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December 1950, serving during the Korean War. He received his honorable discharge in May 1952. After the service, he returned to college at Valley City where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1954. He then taught for four years in Middle River, Minn., and, following that time, received his master's degree in education from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He married Jeanie Berg on Aug. 16, 1959, at First Lutheran Church in Middle River. Following their marriage, they moved to Modesto, Calif., where he taught for one year. In 1960, they moved to Fosston where he accepted a position as teacher and associate principal at Fosston High School. He was hired as principal of the high school during the 1972-73 school year, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed his retirement. He was able to spend time with those he loved most – his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed reading and spending time at his lake home. He was a long-time, active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston, a member of the Tangen-Walstrom American Legion Post No. 114 of Fosston, the Marine Corps League, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, and was a past member of the Fosston Rotary Club. He also was a basketball and track coach at Fosston High School for many years. He is survived by his wife of Fosston: children, Carayley of Ogden, Utah, Ted (Becky) of Barnesville, Minn., Kris (Doug) Reardon of Fargo, N.D., and Tom (Lesley) of Avon, Ind.; six grandchildren; two step-grandsons; sister, Sheila (Bill) Froemke of Litchville, N.D.; one aunt; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Sympathy messages may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com. Source: Bimidji Pioneer, Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Submitted by Lyle Staehnke (July 2006) csk Click here to see actual obit including photo. obit continued

STRAND, MRS. ANDREW

MRS. ANDREW STRAND OF RUTLAND AT REST

Johanna Victoria Strand was born in Hedemora, Dalarne, Sweden, 
on the 17th day of May, 1857. She was married to Andrew Strand 
in 1893. In 1905 they immigrated to the United States and settled 
in Rutland, N. Dak. She died in the faith in her Savior on the 
16th day of February, 1934 at the age of 76 years and 8 months. 
She leaves her husband, Andrew Strand of Rutland, N. Dak., one 
daughter, Mrs. Ellen Nundahl of Minneapolis, Minn. one son, 
Carl F. Lilja of Forman, several grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran church in Rutland 
on Monday, February 19th at 2:00 p. m. Internment were made in 
the Rutland Cemetery.

Source: Sargent County News, March 1, 1934
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

STROMSET, MRS.

The death of Mrs. Stromset at the home of her son Andrew E. Land, 
in Forman township, took place last Sunday morning, June 30. 
Deceased was about 86 years of age and had been a widow the past two years. 
She had also been confined to her bed by a crippled hip the past year. 
She was given every care and attention by her devoted son, but death came to her 
as a happy release from her pain and suffering. Deceased was born at Ringerike, Norway, 
but in womanhood accompanied her husband to this country. The funeral was held Tuesday 
afternoon from Mr. Land's house. Rev. R. Lavik officiating. Internment was made 
in the Lutheran cemetery near Carl Lilja's farm. 

Source: Forman Independent News, July 5, 1912.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk


SUNDQUIST, MRS.  

Died Sunday, February 20th., Mrs. Sundquist, of cancer, aged 57 years 11 months 12 days.
Mrs. Sundquist has been seriously ill for about a year. She was taken to Rochester 
last fall to consult the Drs. Mayo, who decided it would be necessary to resort 
to an operation. However it proved that it was too late, and she was brot home to spend 
the remaining days with her family. She died Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. 
She leaves her husband and three daughters to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and 
loving mother. She was the wife of County Commissioner John J. Sundquist of the 
fourth district, Dunbar township.
The funeral is to be held today at 11 o’clock, at the residence three miles north 
of Forman, internment to be made in the Swedish Lutheran cemetery one mile from 
Gwinner, Rev. C. W. Samuelson has charge of the services.
The heart felt sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. Sundquist and family 
in this their hour of trouble.

Source: The Rutland Leader, February 24, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

SWANSON, JOHN A.

John A. Swanson is Called Hence 
Dies Last Saturday Very Suddenly--Goes to Sleep and Never Wakes Up--Had Been Ailing 
The death of John A. Swanson, of Shuman township, occurred at his home, Saturday afternoon, 
March 19, 1910, of Bright’s disease and other complications. It was very sudden. 
Mr. Swanson had been ill off and on throughout the winter, but not so but that he could go about. 
He had been unable, however, to do any work for the past two years. None would have given 
a thought to the possibility that he would pass away so suddenly. But it is at such times, seemingly, 
when one thinks they are in safety, that the silver cord is broken. 
Mr. Swanson not feeling as well as usual, went to his bed and laid down. He soon fell asleep. The family
noticed his calm repose and was very careful not to disturb him. Finally, however, for some reason or 
other an effort was made to arouse him, and he was discovered cold in death. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o’clock from the home, Rev. Holee, officiating, 
interment being made in the Shuman Township cemetery, which is located upon deceased’s own farm. 
John A. Swanson was 59 years old at death. He was born in Smaland, province, Sweden. Came to America
in 1882. Was married in Dunbar township in 1884 to Miss Augusta A. Carlson. He leaves the wife and two
sons--Henning and Theodore--of the immediate family to mourn his loss, besides numerous other relatives 
in other parts of the country. 

Cards of Thanks 
To those who so kindly and willingly assisted and comforted us during our sudden and sad bereavement, 
we extend our sincere thanks. 
Mrs. John A Swanson and Family

Source: Sargent County Teller, March 24, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2004) csk

SWENSON, CARRIE

Carrie Swenson 

Mrs. Carrie Swenson, 66 years old passed away at her home in Rutland, 
Saturday afternoon, June 18. She was a native of Sweden, born in 1855. 
Her husband died about thirteen years ago. Deceased was one of the early 
pioneers of Sargent county and is survived by three sons and two daughters, 
all of Rutland. 

Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church at Rutland Monday afternoon. 
Rev. A. N. Eggan, of Milnor officiating. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, June 23, 1921. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec2004) csk

TAGGERT, MRS. WILLIAM

Mrs. Wm Taggert died at her home in Ransom county Feb 26, 1898, at 
the ripe age of 80 years and 8 months. 
Mrs. William Taggert was born in Ireland, June 24, 1817. She was a consistent 
member of the Presbyterian church for many years, at the time of her death being 
a member of the Presbyterian church of Philadelphia. Nine children, six boys and 
three girls, eight of whom are living blessed her union with Wm. Taggert. She was 
a good and faithful mother and was loved by all. Her husband passed to his eternal 
home three years before. The funeral services over the remains of Mrs.. Taggert were 
conducted by Rev. P. A. Scott. 

Source: Sargent County Teller, March 4, 1898.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Apr 2004) csk

TAYLOR, ANNA MARIE

Anna M. Taylor

Funeral services for Anna Marie Taylor, 104, Wahpeton, formerly of Milnor, 
were Wednesday, Jan. 19. at the Milnor Lutheran Church.  Burial will be 
at Lakeside Cemetery in Milnor.

Anna Marie Mathieson, daughter of Christian and Valborg (Olson) Mathieson, 
was born Feb. 20, 1889, in Hall Township, near DeLamere.  She attended 
rural schools in Hall Township through fourth grade when she began working 
as a homemaker for various people in the area.  In 1913, she was united 
in marriage to James K. Taylor in Wahpeton.  After their marriage, 
they moved to Milnor.  He died in 1943.  She continued to live in Milnor 
until recently moving to the Wahpeton Healthcare Center.  While still in her '90s, 
she wrote and published a book called “Prairie Memories”.

Mrs. Taylor died Sunday, January 16, at St. Francis Medical Center 
in Breckenridge, MN.  She is survived by one son, Laurence Taylor, 
Grand Rapids, MN, one daughter, Mary Doerr, Bismarck, and several 
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, two sons, Robert and James Taylor, 
two sisters, Ellen Brekke and Inga Mathieson of Milnor, brother, 
Martin Mathieson of DeLamere, one half-brother and one-half sister 
Sigurd Gabrielson and Selma (Gabrielson) Mathieson.  


Casketbearers were:  Byron Johnson, Roger Brekke, Grant Gulleson, 
and Greg Taylor.  Shirley Vail served as organist with Pat Olson serving 
as soloist. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Milnor wa in charge. 

Source: Sargent County Teller  Friday, January 21, 1994
Submitted by: Sue Brekke Benson (29 Apr 2007)csk


TESCH, MAXINE 

Funeral, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Milnor Lutheran Church with Dave Isaacson officiating.
   Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Milnor, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Milnor, ND
   Died: Monday, Sept 8, 1996, Oakes Community Hospital
   Born: 19 Apri 1924 in Cogswell, ND
   Parents: Sigvert and Susie (Thomas) Hanson
   Survivors: sisters: Millie (Has) Voge, Doris Odegard and Susie Sebens, all of 
                       Milnor, ND and Margaret Danielson, Britton.

Aberdeen American News, Sept. 10, 1996 (jh)

THOL, AGNES

Mrs. Gust Thol of Milnor Dies at Fargo Hospital

Agnes Thol passed away Jan 19. At St. Luke’s hospital in Fargo at the age of 59 years, 4 months 
and 29 days, after an illness of almost two years.

She was born and raised on a farm near Milnor and was baptized and confirmed in the Concordia 
church, and knew the Lord as her Savior.

On November 4, 1825 she was united in marriage to Gust Thol and to this union was born two 
children.

Mrs. Thol leaves to mourn her death her husband; a daughter, Beatrice; a son, James; two sisters 
Mrs. Bertha Levery of Oakes, and Mrs. John Moxnness of Instow, Sask. Canada; five brothers, 
Bennie of Brownsville, Texas, Ole of Breckenridge, Minn., Gilbert of Spokane, Wash., John of 
Cayuga and Julius of Oakes; also a host of friends. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Berry Gilbertson 
and two sisters, Regina and Mattie preceded her in death.

Source: Sargent County Teller, January 31, 1946.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

THOMAS, WILLIE
WILLIE THOMAS DEAD
Dies Of Heart Failure Sunday Moring At His Home 3 Miles South Of Cogswell--Well Known Here.

Last Sunday morning Willie Thomas was seized by heart failure and died in a few minutes 
after the attack despite all immediate assistance that could be rendered.
Mr. Thomas has been a man of strong physique and good health until last fall, since which 
time he had been slightly failing tho in nowise feeling unable to carry on his regular work. 
It seems that he had eaten a hearty breakfast as usual, repaired to another room when 
he was stricken and fell to the floor.
The funeral was held at the house at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon and the internment 
in the cemetery south of Cogswell.
Mr. Thomas formally lived on the John Christian farm north of Rutland where was well known.
The deceased was born June 16th 1877. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Robert Lang of Perry 
and Mrs. Susie Hanson of Cogswell and one brother, Alfred of Cogswell to mourn his loss 
besides many friends at home and near Rutland.

Source: The Rutland Leader, July 1, 1909.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Mar 2004) csk

THOMPSON, CASPER

Casper Thompson was born on Dec. 21, 1890 to Gilbert and Bergetta Thompson near Cayuga, 
N.D. He died Jan. 9, 1977 at the Wahpeton Rehabilitation Center in Wahpeton at the age of 86 
years.

He married Ethel Olson on Feb. 2, 1942 at Breckenridge, Minn. They farmed in the DeLamere 
and Cayuga communities before moving to the Forman community where they farmed until 1964. 
They moved to Forman and in 1972 he and his wife both entered Sargent Manor. He was taken 
to Wahpeton about two weeks before his death.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ruben (Geraldine) Enges, Veblem, S.D.; 
three sons Ed Olson, Forman, Orville Olson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Harold Olson, Riverside, 
Calif.; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Bert Henjum, Breckenridge, Minn. 
and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and three brothers.

Mr. Thompson was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Forman.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Forman with the Rev. 
Gaylen Ose officiating. Music was provided by grandsons Terry and Steve Olson with accompaniment 
by Roxanne Litchfield. Organist was Mrs. LeRoy Nelson.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Marcuson, Earl Marcuson, Clarence Marcuson, George Henjum, Donald 
Henjum and Stanley Johnson.

Interment was in Forman Cemetery, Franzen Funeral Home was in charge.

Source: Sargent County Teller; January 19, 1977
Submitted by Jerry McQuay, Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

THOMPSON, GILBERT

GILB. THOMPSON, PIONEER, DIES AT HALL TWP. HOME 

Gilbert Thompson was born in Olso, Norway, May 27 1848. He came to the United states
at the age of 19 years and first lived in Wisconsin and later moved to Minnesota. He was 
united in marriage to Bergetha Larson of Preston, Minn., Dec. 21 1875. To this union 
eleven children were born. His wife and five children proceeded him in death. 
He passed away at his home in Hall township on Friday evening at 7:10 o'clock on Dec. 6 1935, 
at the age of 87 years, 6 months, and 20 days. He had lived in Sargent county for 53 years, coming 
here in 1882 and first settling in Shuman township where he resided 33 years. For the last 20 years
he has resided in Hall township. 

He had been confined to his bed since the first part of November. During the last 3 years 
he had been failing in health from which he had a stroke. The last day he had been in a coma 
and he died with immediate members of his family at His bedside. 

During his early years in Sargent county the deceased was active in social and civic affairs. 
He served as county commissioner from his district for two consecutive terms, from 1892 to 1896. 

He is survived by one son and five daughters, as follows: Casper, at home; Mrs. Annie Tewalt 
of Wagner, Mont.; Mrs.. Marcuson of Rutland; Mrs.. A. Henjum of Oakes; Mrs. Johnson of Walcott; 
Mrs.. Bert Henjum of Milnor, also 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. 

Mr. Thompson was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. 
Funeral services were conducted from the home at 1 o'clock p. m., Monday, Dec. 9th and from 
the Immanuel Church at 2 o'clock p. M., with burial in the Immanuel church cemetery. Rev A.J. 
Gravdal officiated. 

Pall bearers were: Ed Enge, Lars Johnson, Otto Rye, Chris Kjose, Knute Martinson and Theodore Rye. 

Cards of Thanks 
We wish to express our appreciation to all our kind neighbors and friends whose sympathy 
and kindly help was so gratefully received during our recent bereavement and our sincere 
thanks is extended to the donors in memory of our father. 

Casper Thompson 
Mrs. Anna Tewault 
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Marcuson 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Henjum 
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Johnson 
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henjum                                          

Source: The Sargent County News, Thursday, December 19, 1935.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay (great-grandson) Pierre, SD (June 2003) csk

THOMPSON, JOHN

TUBERCULOSIS FATAL TO JOHN THOMPSON 

Had Been Inmate of San Haven Sanitarium for Two Months--Died Last Friday. 

John Thompson was born in Shuman township, Sargent county, November 17, 1893, 
and died on Friday, December 12, 1930. at the age of thirty-seven years and twenty-five days. 
The young man was taken to Dunseith about two months ago for treatment, although at that time 
the disease had made very pronounced and unmistakable inroads upon his vital forces, so hopes 
of prolonging his life were somewhat remote. 

For some years past the family has resided on state highway No. 13 in Hall Township. 
Surviving are the aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Thompson and one brother, Casper, 
at home on the farm; five sisters--Mrs. Bertha Marcuson of Rutland, Mrs. Tena Henjum and 
Julia Henjum of Oakes, Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Walcott and Mrs. Annie Twalt of Wagner, Montana. 

The funeral was held at the Immanuel church in Hall township on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p. m. 
with Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. BUrial was in the Immanuel cemetery. 

Cards of Thanks 
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and relatives who so kindly helped us 
during the death and burial of our beloved son and brother; also for the donation and the choir 
for the beautiful songs rendered. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Thompson, Casper Thompson 
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Maracuson 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henjum 
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henjum 
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson 
Mrs. Ed. Twault 
                                         
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, December 18, 1930. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay, Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

THOMPSON, MRS. GILBERT

MRS. GILBERT THOMPSON, DIES OF PNEUMONIA 

Mrs. Gilbert Thompson died at the home of her son in Hall township on May 28. About a year ago 
she had a stroke of paralysis and since that time has been a helpless invalid. A few days before her death 
she contracted pneumonia which hastened the end of this pioneer mother. 
Deceased was born near Preston, Minn., Feb. 19 1857, and came to North Dakota forty-nine years ago. 
The family making their home in Shuman township until about eight years ago, when she and her husband 
went to live with a son in Hall township. 
Mrs.. Thompson is survived by her husband, six children, thirty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, 
as well as one sister and one brother, who reside at Preston, Minn. 
Deceased was a member of the Concordia Lutheran church while a resident of Shuman township, 
but of late years has affiliated with the Immanuel church, where the funeral was held, proceeded by a brief service 
at the home; at 2 o'clock p. M., on Tuesday, May 31, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The burial was 
in the Immanuel church cemetery. 

From the Sargent County Teller, Thursday, June 2, 1932. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay(great-grandson) Pierre, SD (June 2003) csk

THOMPSON, JULIUS

Services for Julius Thompson Held Monday 
Funeral services were held at the Nordland Lutheran church at Rutland, 
February 12, 1951 for Julius Thompson, Rev. K. O. Gjernes officiating. 
Mr. Thompson passed away at his home in Havana of a lingering illness 
and effects of a stroke suffered in August, 1948. 
He was born in Brandon, S. D., Minnehaha county, son of Mr. And Mrs.
 Peter Thompson. 
He was baptized during infancy in the Lutheran faith. He spent his boyhood 
and manhood in Brandon. He was a carpenter by trade until he homesteaded 
in Tewaukon township. 
On January 18, 1909, he was united in marriage to Betsy Nelson of Brooten, 
Minn. To this union three sons were born. 
He continued farming until ill health forced him to retire in 1940. In 1949 
he moved with his wife to Havana, to reside with their son, Palmer. 
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Betsy, two sons, Palmer of Havana and 
Noble of Rutland; four grandchildren, one sister, Josie, of Rutland, and two 
brothers, Ed of Brandon and Albert of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Also a number 
of other relatives and friends. 
He was member of the Nordland Lutheran church of Rutland, North Dakota. 
Pallbearers were Ted Peterson, Victor Nelson, Oscar Romundstad, Herbert 
Erickson, Hans Norby and Clarence Evenson. 
Out-of-town guest who attended the funeral were Palmer and Joseph Johnson 
of Fargo, Mr.. And Mrs.. Daniel Engaen, Mr.. Melvin Nelson, Mrs. Engine Nelson, 
Mrs.. Maria Enger, Mrs.. Oga Heteie all of Brooten, Minn. 

Source: Sargent County News, February 15, 1951. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk


THOMPSON, ROBERT

Robert Thompson, father of Mrs. W.E. Sinclair and Christiana Thompson of Stirum, died 
at the Sinclair home Christmas afternoon after a brief illness. Deceased was 87 years old
and until the past three years has been actively engaged in business. The remains were 
accompanied by his two daughters to Duluth, for interment.

Source: Rutland Leader, January 6, 1910
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk


THORNE, CHARLES HENRY

THORNE INFANT DIES AT FERGUS

  Charles Henry Thorne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Layne Thorne 
of this city, died at the Wright Hospital in Fergus Falls,
Saturday, February 6.
  The child was only sixteen months old, being born Oct. 5th,
1935. He had been suffering with the flu and his illness was
complicated by a weak heart which made recovery too great 
a burden.
  Besides his parents, Charles Henry leaves to mourn his passing
two little sisters, Eleanore and Joyce, and a brother, Donald,
two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frouk of Park Rapids,
Minn.
  Funeral services are planned for Thursday, 3 p.m., in the
Milnor Methodist Church, Rev. James A. Sanaker, officiating.
Pearl Kuehn and Juanita Hopkins sang two duets. The remains
will be enterred in the family lot at Immanuel cemetery south of
DeLamere.
  There's a home for little children
    In the azure skies above,
  Where Jesus reigns with all His jewels
    And showers them with love.

Source: Sargent County Teller, Feb. 11, 1937. 
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

THORSTENSON, PETER

PETER THORSTENSON PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Funeral Being Held Today from Ed Thompson Farm Home --
Burial in Lakeside Cemetery

  Considerable surprise and not a little sorrow were expressed on
Tuesday afternoon when it became known that Peter Thorstenson
had passed away  at 9:00 that morning. Few knew of his
illness, but it seems that he has been ailing for about ten days
from kidney trouble.
  Peter Thorstenson was born November ?, 1904, locating at
Mankato, Minn., where he resided for a few years. He came to
Forman and from there to Milnor. Farming was his chief occupation
for a time, but general poor health has afflicted him for some time
and for the past five or six years he has made his home with his
sister, Mrs. Ed Thompson, north of Milnor, where his death 
occurred.
  Mr. Thompson is survived by a brother, Thor Thorstenson of
near Forman and a sister, Mrs. Ed Thompson of Milnor. One
sister still lives in Norway and two othes, Mrs. Columbus Ballard 
and Mrs. Paul Erlandson reside at Mankato, Minn.
  The funeral was held this afternoon (Thursday) at the farm
home of Ed Thompson. Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating and the
burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Teller
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

TISDEL, ALBERT

ALBERT TISDEL IS KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

Auto Upsets in Ditch Wednesday Morning
Breast Crushed by Steering Wheel

  The life of Albert Tisdel __________________ end Wednesday morning,
when his Ford ________ car ______ in the ditch on state highway No. ?
about three hundred yards west of the Blouin corner.
  At what hour the accident occurred is not certain, as nobody 
witnessed it, but it is thought that ___________ have been between three
and four o'clock in the morning.
A transcient driving down the highway from the west at 7:30 
o'clock was the first one to behold the gruesome sight. He notified
__________ Blouin, who was but a short distance away, and he notified
the people of DeLamere.
  Tracks showed where the car which was minus one front tire,
had run into the ditch and it is evident that it turned over when
the driver attempted to steer it back into the road again. The
steering wheel which was broken had crushed in the chest directly
over the heart. The unfortunate man also had a slight bruise on
his forehead.
  Albert Tisdel, better known to all his friends as "Pug," was born
in Ridgeway, Iowa, May 5, 1880. The following year he came with 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole J. Tisdel, to Sargent county, who
took up land by squatter's right, in what is now Hall township. 
He has lived in Sargent county practically all his life and was
known for his kindheartedness and happy disposition.
  In 1917 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Moven at
Lake Mills, Iowa, his wife's home. One son survives this union, Elwood,
who has made his home with his grandparents, his mother
having passed away a number of years ago. He is also survived
by his mother and five brothers, as follows: Edward, Ralph,
Ole and Louis of DeLamere and Gilbert of Lacvert, Sask., Canada.
  Funeral services will be conducted from the farm home at 1
o'clock and from the Immanuel south church at 2 o'clock on
Saturday afternoon. Rev. Gravdal will officiate.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, April 17, 1930.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk


TISDEL, JOHANNA SHERVIN Mrs. Ole J. Tisdel passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 12, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 27 days. Johanna Shervin was born in Sogn, Norway, July 15, 1847, and came with her parents to America in 1850, settling in Illinois. In November, 1871, she was married to Ole J. Tisdel at Ridgeway, Iowa, where they made their home until they came and homesteaded in Hall township in 1881, where Mrs. Tisdel has resided since. Deceased is survived by five sons: Edward, Ole and Louis of DeLamere and Gilbert and Ralph of Lacvert, Canada. Her husband and four sons and three daughters preceded her in death. She leaves two sisters: Mrs. Ingolf Mathson of Ray, N. Dak. And Mrs. Margret Wumbien of Williston, N. Dak., and a brother Ole Sherven of Lacvert, Sask., Canada, to mourn her. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 o’clock Friday at the home and at the Immanuel church at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. Burial will be made in the south Immanuel cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller, July 14, 1932 Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2006) csk

TISDEL, OLE J. SR. Ole J. Tisdel, Sr. HALL TWP. OLD TIMER ANSWERS FINAL CALL Ole J. Tisdel, Sr. Stricken Last Sunday at Farm Home--Funeral Wednesday Ole J. Tisdel, who homesteaded in Hall township in 1881, died at his home last Sunday, May 12. Mr. Tisdel was born in Sogn, Norway, April 18, 1846, and came with his parents to America in 1864, settling in Iowa. In November, 1871, he was married to Johanna Shervin and the couple came to Hall township in 1881, where they have since resided. Deceased is survived by his wife and six sons, viz: Ed, Albert, Ralph, Ole, and Louis, all of DeLamere and Gilbert of LacVert, Sask., Canada. He is also survived by a twin brother, Arne of Sinai, S. Dak., and two sisters, Mrs. Halvorson of Ridgeway, Iowa, and Mrs. Thompson of Austin, Minn. Three sons and three daughters preceded their father in death. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday at the home and at the Immanuel church at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating, and the burial was in the Immanuel cemetery. Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, May 16, 1929. Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

TONNEFOS, LARS 	

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MANY FROM MILNOR AND VICINITY 

Influenza and Pneumonia Claim Heavy Toll From Old and 
Young During the Past Week. 


The death of Lars Tonnefos occurred at the Lars Johnson home 
south of Milnor Wednesday, Nov. 20th, death being due to pneumonia. 
He was taken ill while working at his trade of plastering north 
of Wydmere. Early this fall he came up from his home in McIntosh, Minn., 
to spend a few weeks visiting with old friends and relatives and 
incidentally did a few jobs of plastering. 

Mr. Lars Tonnefos was born in Norway April 15, 1862. He came 
to the United States along with his parents in the year 1874 
and settled in Goodhue County, Minn. From there he moved to 
Chrisine N. D. and later, in the year 1883 moved to Sargent 
county and homesteaded in Shuman county. 

He was married to Brita Nummedahl in the year 1885 which event 
marked the first wedding ceremony performed by Rev. Seltveit 
in Sargent county. They later moved to Hall township where 
they resided until 1911 when they moved to McIntosh, Minn., 
where they resided since. The departed leaves a wife and two 
sons and five daughters, namely: Mrs. Lars Johnson of Milnor, 
Mrs. H. E. Fosse of Montana, Mrs. Carl Seltveit of Northwood, 
Iowa, and the Misses Mabel and Lottie and son, Carl of McIntosh 
and Christopher who is in the service. 

The death of Mr. Tonnefos marks the passing of another of 
Sargent county's earliest pioneer. 

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 21, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

Note from Sue Brekke-Benson(April 2010): I noticed that Tennefos is spelled 
Tonnefos on the website link and in the obit. It should be "e". 
Tennefos is a name from Vik, Sogn (Norway). Around 30 or so families from Vik settled in our area of ND. 
This was the subject of my master's thesis that is now a book. 


TOYNE, GEORGE LYLE 	

   MARION, Iowa - Funeral for George Lyle Toyne will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the 
Cogswell Community Center. Pastor Joe Story will officiate.
   Burial: (Old) Sargent Cemetery, Franzen Funeral Chapel of Forman, ND in charge.
   Died: Sept 20, 1995, Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
   Born: 8 Feb 1924
   Parents: Vern and Bertha (Yackley) Toyne, Elliott, ND
   Spouse: Dorothy Duff, June 1949. They farmed near Forman, Stirum and Cogswell. 
Moved to Marion, IA last year.
   Survivors: Wife, Marion, IA; daughters: Janet (Don) Chrystal, Walker, IA and 
SanDee (Joe) Camp, Idaho Falls; sons: David Toyne, Tujunga, CA, Mike Toyne, Swisher, 
IA, Don Toyne, Marinette, WI, Gary Toyne, Cedar Rapids, IA and George Toyne, Jr., 
Coldstrip, MT; sisters: Milly (Ervin) Fitterer, FArgo, ND and Viola (Tom) Meier, 
Seattle, WA; brothers: Vernon Toyne, Loveland, CO and Russell Toyne, Lisbon, ND.
- Aberdeen American News, Sept. 22, 1996 (jh)

TRANGSRUD, MINA [HOFF]

MRS. B.A. TRANGSRUD DIED SUDDENLY AT FARGO

Well Known DeLamere Lady Succumbs When About to Leave Hospital for Home

  Friends in this section were shocked last Sunday when word
came that Mrs. B.A. Trangsrud of DeLamere had passed away at
St. Luke's hospital in Fargo.
  Mrs. Trangsrud was taken sick on Sunday, Dec. 2, and was taken
to St. Luke's hospital at once, an operation being performed the
same day for appendicitis and for the removal of a tumor. She
apparently recovered and last Sunday she was about to be removed
to her home at DeLamere, when she passed away without warning,
death occurring at 11 a.m. of that day.
  Mina Hoff was born in Solor, Norway, Jan. 23, 1879, and came
to America in 1906. Aug. 17, 1913, she was married to Bernhard
Trangsrud, who survives her.
  Mrs. Trangsrud is also survived by her mother, who lives in
Norway; Alfred, also of Norway; Harold of Darrington, Wash.; 
Sigurd of Milnor; Signe, in Norway; Mrs. Tunneberg of Kindred,
N. Dak., and Mrs. Flagstad of Madison, Wis.
  The funeral is being held today, Thursday, from the home in
DeLamere at 1 o'clock p.m., and from the Immanuel South church
at 2 o'clock, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating, and the burial will be
in the Immanuel cemetery.

Source:  Sargent County Teller, Dec. 20, 1928.
Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk

VAIL, EMMA FAIRCHILD

MRS. J. H. VAIL IS DEAD
Emma Fairchild Vail, wife of Judge J. H. Vail, was born July 13th, 1837, 
at Louiseana, Mo., and died at Keytesville, Mo., March 24th , 1905. 
The body was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. A. F. Gage, 
at Huntsville, Mo., at which place the funeral took place on 
the 26th from the m. E. Church, South. Rev. Alpha Ingle, of Keytesville, Mo. 
officiating. She was the eldest child of Oliver H. and Adah W. Fairchild.
She was educated in a Female Seminary at St. Louis, where she graduated 
with honor, and July 20th, 1857, was married to James H. Vail. They resided 
in St. Louis and in Iron and Jefferson counties, Mo., until 1882, when they 
moved to Sargent county, N. Dak., then in D. T. They were on a visit South 
for the winter, when death called her home. She was a leader among the leaders 
in the formative period of temperance work that placed prohibition in our state 
constitution, and was the recognized executive force that has since baffled all 
efforts to repeal that clause 
in our organic law, operating through the W. C. T. U., crystallized 
into a great organization in this state mainly through her efforts; and 
her advice has always been accepted with deference. A great leader has fallen, 
one whose queenly ways gave her the respect and confidence of the people 
of the whole state, where her work necessarily brought prominence. She did not 
court this--aiming always for results for the general good. 
One can easily see why she was generally regarded with an affection bordering 
on homage--it was the reflex of a large heart filled with the live and well being 
of society. It is an inspiring example--a legacy no sculptured marble can approach 
in beauty. Her life was beautiful, honorable, eloquent; her triumphs are but 
a temporary crown, reflective 
of the brighter one she now wears as the reward of a life of good works 
in the service of Him it was her greatest delight to serve. To this 
noblest of women, whose works live after her, “Say not good night, but 
in some happier clime Bid her good morning.”
The sympathy of all goes out to dear Judge Vail, the companion of her pilgrimage, 
now left alone far on the journey of life. He is not as one left to mourn 
without hope.“A mansion in heaven she sings, and a light in the window 
for thee brother.”

Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper March 30,1905
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Nov 2003) csk

VANAERNAM, JANE

Jane VanAernam 

Mrs. Jane VanAernam well known to many Milnor folks passed away at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Nettie Davis, at Mobridge, S. D., on Sunday, Feb. 3. She is survived by her daughter and 
two sons, John and George, both formerly of Milnor. 

Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe newspaper, February 21, 1924. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

VANDERHOFF, MARY A.

Mary A. Vanderhoff 

AGED WOMEN AT REST AFTER LONG SUFFERING 

The angel of death brought a surcease of suffering for Mrs. Mary A. Vanderhoff on Saturday, 
April 5, when she passed to her reward at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lenore Hom, 
north of town, after years of invalidism. A complication of diseases brought on by old age 
was the cause of death. 

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon, Rev.. Gust Book officiating. 
The remains were shipped to Trempeleau, Wis., for burial and were accompanied by her daughter, 
Mrs. Lenora Hom of Milnor and Mrs. B. F. LaMae of Wadena, Minn. 
Out of town people to attend the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Will Harrington of Hamlin 
and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. LaMae of Wadena,. Minn. 

Mary A. Vanderhoff was born Sept. 28 1838 at Fairfield, Essex county, New Jersey. In 1877 
she came with her family to Wisconsin, where she lived thirty years. The las fifteen years she has 
made her home in Retail, Wash., where her husband passed away two years ago. She came here 
last July to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lenora Hom. She was the mother of nine children, 
six of whom are living. Eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren also survive. 
 
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, April 10, 1924. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk

VAN HORN, HARRY

PIONEER SETTLER DIES

Milnor Teller: The death of Harry Van Horn, pioneer settle at Sargent county, 
occurred at Richland, Washington on Nov. 1st 1919. Mr. Van Horn was among 
the first settlers to come to Sargent county, which was in 1879 he homesteaded 
one mile north of Forman. About thirty years ago he moved to Washington 
where he has been engaged in growing fruit. He is survived by a wife, who is a sister 
of attorney Bowen of Forman, one son and two daughters, also Mrs. W. H. Bowser 
of Forman, his sister.

Source: Sargent County News, December 26, 1919
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Feb 2004) csk

VAN ORNUM, Elbert Ray

Sargent County News May 5, 1949

Elbert Ray Van Ornum, Age 58
  Born May 24, 1890 at Forman, North Dakota.
Raised on a farm with family of 3 brothers
and 4 sisters, 2 brothers who have preceded
him in death.  Both parents deceased. Eldest
brother Harry and one sister-Mrs. Altha Shaw
residing in Minneapolis, sister living at Forman,
Mrs. Pruda Dewey, sister Mrs. Ellen Swan of
Wichita, Kansas; and youngest sister, Mrs. Carl
Peterson of Akeley, Minnesota.
   Father of 3 children by marriage to Geneva
Gates, 2 sons Elbert Leo and John Wesley, and
a daughter Annabelle May.
   Re-married June 17, 1935 to Rose Agnes Dobmeier
at Sioux City, Iowa.  Lived near Sioux City until
moving to Sherbourne County in 1941.  Has been
active in community affairs and rural activities
since establishing residence here.  Was a Grange
member and attended church at Becker, baptised in
the Protestant faith.
   Surviving are his loving and devoted wife,
eldest son and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Van Ornum
and 2 grandchildren, Roger Dean and Gary Leo, and
youngest son John Wesley, all of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
   Funeral services were held on Saturday at
Monticello, Minnesota.  Attending these services
from Forman were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dewey, Mrs.
Pruda Dewey and Mrs. Edna Taylor.

Submitted by La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (June 2003)

VAN ORNUM, SARDINE S.

"The death of Sardine S. Van Ornum, which took place at the residence of his son, 
H. L. Van Ornum at Forman, December 10, was briefly mentioned in these columns 
last week, and following is additional biographical sketch. Deceased was born 
May 9, 1825 at Edwards in St. Lawrence Co., New York. He was married to Eunis (sp) 
Harmon Sept 2, 1844. Five sons and three daughters were born to the union, 
all of whom except H.L. and A.J. Van Ornum had passed away before their father. 
Of the second marriage of S.S. Van Ornum there is no data available at this writing 
(married Jerusha Cole in Ottowa Co., Mich.). Both wives were taken by sickness and 
passed to their eternal sleep mourned and regretted. 
In the year 1868 S.S. Van Ornum moved to Michigan, in which state he resided until 
about 21 years ago when he came to Sargent Co., North Dakota, to join his son H.L. 
who had moved here some time before. For many years the family resided in Rutland 
township, but a few years ago the son retired from active farming, purchased a home 
in Forman and moved the family in, his father accompanying them. 
As stated last week, "Grandpa" Van Ornum was a well known figure on our streets, 
well liked by all and up to his last sickness, was a well preserved old gentleman, 
active and spry and vigorous of mind. In 1859 he had embraced the Seventh Day 
Adventist faith which held his firm belief in life ever afterwards. He died at the ripe old 
age of 88 years and some months after a week's illness. 
The funeral was held Saturday, 12 p.m. at the house and 1 p.m. from the Congregational 
Church, Rev. George J Ross officiating. 
The church was appropriately decorated and the services were impressive and touching. 
There was a good attendance of friends and neighbors of the bereaved family. The pall 
bearers wee J.H. Dyste, L.A. Hohaus Ed Anderson, L.A. Barney, B.H. Larson and O. B. Johnson. 
The out of town relatives present were Judson Van Ornum of Chicago and Joseph Williams 
of Island Lake, Minn. 
A host of others were notified but could not arrive in time for the funeral. There were about 
a dozen local relatives of the deceased present at the obsequies. The remains were interred 
in the cemetery a mile south of town. S.S. Van Ornum at rest. 

CARD OF THANKS: We desire to express in this way our sincere thanks for the kind services 
rendered by friends and neighbors during the sickness and at the funeral of our departed 
father and relative. Their services will ever be remembered.  
                                                                   H. L. Van Ornum and family."                                                                                                                                                   

Unknown newspaper, undated. From the scrapbook of Addie Wood Van Ornum of South Edwards, 
St. Lawrence Co., NY
Sargent County News, October, 1948
Submitted by Linda Cooksey (Jan 2003)


VAUGHAN, LYDIA [STAEHNKE]
VAUGHAN.----Lydia Augusta Vaughan, nee Staehnke, was born Feb. 24, 1878, at Mont Rose, Minn., and died Dec. 14, 1903, aged 25 y. 9 m. and 29 d. She was married to Orlando P. Vaughan March 28, 1900. But this happy union lasted only 3 months, when her husband was killed in a mine. From this time she began gradually to fade away. She leaves father, brothers and sisters and one child to grieve over her early departure. C. F. RABEHL Source: Evangelical Messenger, January 6, 1904 Page 11 Submitted by
Myrtle (Staehnke) Ellis (March 2012) csk

VAUGNH, LYDIA
Mrs. Lydia Vaugnh Mr. E. Vandyne received word Monday evening of the death of his wife's sister, Mrs Lydia Vaughn at Cayuga and they departed Tuesday to attend the funeral. Mrs. Vaugnh died Monday morning at 7:30, age 28 years, of dropsy at the home of John Devlin of Cayuga, N. Dak. She was sick only a short time and passed away with little suffering. Deceased leaves a son, age two years the coming January, the father having died about a year ago, death caused by an accident in a mine in Montana. The remains will be taken to Rutland and laid to rest by the side of her mother who departed from this earth last March Source: The DeLamere Mistletoe, December 17,1903 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Oct 2004) csk

WALDY, HANDRIK T.
Handrik T. Waldy, one of the few aged citizens of Milnor, died at his home in this village yesterday morning at 4:20 o’clock. The deceased was born in Norway in June, 1818, and lacked a few weeks of completing his eighty-second year. He came to this country in the year of 1848, and has lived in Milnor during the past five years. The deceased leaves an aged wife and nine children, all of whom have reached legal age. Mr. Waldy came to death by a sudden attack of paralysis, from which he was unable to recover. A number of children of the deceased arrive from their home elsewhere, to attend the funeral, which will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 1 o’clock, from the Lutheran church, the remains to be interred on the Olson cemetery The funeral of Handrick T. Waldy, which occurred last Saturday, was attend by a large number of friends and neighbors of the decease, the service being conducted by the Rev. R. Lavik. All will miss the cheery salutation of the kind hearted, sociable and honest minded old gentleman who has now passed to his eternal sleep. T. H. Waldy, of Buxton, N. D., Gilbert Waldy, of Underwood, Minn. and Mrs. Erik Lien of Dwight, N. D. attended their father's funeral here, afterward departing for their respective homes. A CARD:-- We hereby wish to extend our sincere thanks to all kind friends who offered aid and sympathy during the illness and death of our aged father. Gilbert Waldy T. H. Waldy Mrs. Erik Lien, (nee Waldy) Wm. Waldy Mrs. Lars Brusletten Carrie Waldy Mrs. August Johnson Mrs. Annie Nordhus Source: Sargent County Teller, April 13 and April 20,1900 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Jan 2006) csk

WEBER, IRVING

Irving Weber, 77, longtime Havana resident died Monday, Nov. 20, 
at the Good Samaritan Center, Oakes.
Mass of Christian Burial was November 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 
Forman, with the Rev. Tim Schroeder officiating.  Burial was 
at Our Lady of Rosay Cemetery, Havana.
Irving B. Weber was born Nov. 20, 1918, to Joseph and Sophie (Tyler) Weber.  
He grew up and attended Sargent County schools.  On Nov. 20, 1946, 
he married Deloris Warzeka.  They farmed in the Havan area for many years.  
After retiring from farming, he worked for Melroe Manufacturing, Gwinner, 
for a time.  Deloris died in August, 1991.
Mr. Weber was born, married and died all on November 20.
He is survived by three sons, Irving Lee Weber, Longmont, CO, 
John L. Weber, Arlington, VA, and Bob Wacloff, Sun Lakes, AZ; 
six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded 
in death by a brother, a sister and his wife.
Music for the funeral was provided by Sharon Lock, Organist, and 
Phyllis Sjothun, Cantor.  Pallbearers were Jim Levery, Bob Johnson, 
Gordon Phillips, Don Cusick, Dave Warzeka and Orvis Silseth.
Franzen Funeral Chapel was in charge.

Source: unknown paper-1995
Submitted by:La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


WEBER, LOWELL H.

Lowell H. Weber Dies in Havana, N.D. Cafe
Lowell H. Weber, 64, manager of the Farmers Co-operative Grain Elevator died 
Saturday afternoon in a cafe here of a heart attack.  Born July 1, 1897 at Burch, S.D., 
Mr. Weber lived most of his life here.  He married Grace Wyckoff June 19, 1922.  
He had been elevator manager since 1919.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Dr. Lowell W. Weber, Minneapolis, Minn; 
and Dr. Dean F. Weber, Prosser, Wash., four sisters, Mrs. Hjalmer Rolie, Woodland Hills, Calif.; 
Mrs. J.C. Davis, Pompono Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Martin Bak, Britton, S.D.; and 
Mrs. George Stites, Van Nuys, Calif, and six grandchildren.  Funeral services 
were held Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational Church with Rev. Jack Reif, officiating.

Source: unknown paper - Jan. 6, 1962
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


WEBER, MARGARET

Margaret Weber (Grandma Weber), passed away at her home in Havana, 
North Dakota, October 18th, 1934, after an illness of three weeks.
Margaret Werel came to this country with her parents from Trier, Germany, 
and settled in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
In 1867 Margaret Werel met and married Henry Weber, a veteran of the Civil War.  
They made their home in New Berlin for five years, when they moved 
to Hammond, Wis., and from there they, with their children, moved to Wahpeton, N. Dak.
Three years later this country was opened for settlement, and in the winter of '81, 
the Weber family moved on the claim, where her present home now stands, 
the Webers being the first settlers in Havana.
In those early days villages were few and far between, and railroads were 
unknown in Sargent County.
The lumber for their home was hauled by team from Wahpeton, 60 miles away, 
trips being made when the thermometer registered 36 below zero.
In the early days, Grandma's house was the stopping place for all kinds of transients 
who found food, warmth and shelter at all times in her home.
Grandma Weber was the founder of the First Catholic Church in Havana, the first mass 
being held in her house and later in a store building and after some years the present 
Church was built on land donated by her.  The school grounds were also donated by her.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, October 22nd, from the Catholic Church.  
High mass was served by Father Stemple of Cayuga, Father McCabe of Conde, S.Dak., 
Father Eagleston of Cogswell.
Father Stemple preached the funeral sermon.  Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.
The deceased leaves three daughters and seven sons to mourn the loss.
People from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Brand, 
Mr. H. Brand and Mrs. W. Brand from Wahpeton, N.D.; Mrs. Julian Olson, Britton, S.D.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Weber, Moorhead, Minn; Mrs. Charles Kartes, Berlin, N.D.

Source: Unknown paper, 1934.
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Apr 2007)csk


WEBER, MARIE

Marie Weber
   Marie Emilie Perreault Weber, was born January 28,
1880 at Wild Rice, N. Dak.  A daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Perreault.  She passed away at the age of 68 on
October 18, 1948.
   When a small girl, she with her parents moved to
Marlow, S. Dak, where she lived until she was united
in marriage to Jacob Weber of Havana.  A son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Weber Jr. on November 9th, 1898.
  To this union four daughters were born, Myrtle (Mrs.
Charles Kartes) of Minneapolis, Minn. Adeline (Mrs. Ed
Lyons) of Havana, Edna (Mrs. Ralph Renner) of Omaha,
Nebraska and Doris (Mrs. A.F Rurup) of Madison,
Wisconsin.
   She resided in Havana nearly all her married life. 
Her husband preceded her in death.
  She left to mourn her passing her daughters, 22
grandchildren and 2 great grand children.
  Her burial was made at St. Mary's Cemetery, Havana.

Submitted by La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (June 2003)csk

WEBER, PETER

PETER  WEBER, CAYUGA PIONEER, DIED TUESDAY.
  Peter Weber of Cayuga died at the Britton Hospital on Tuesday, April 24,
1934.  His death was a great shock to all who knew him.  He had been around
town that morning apparently in his usual health.  He went home and about
noon he was stricken with a severe pain in his chest.  In the afternoon he
was taken to Dr. Hubbard at Cogswell, who had him taken immediately to the
hospital at Britton where he passed away at about 8 o'clock, p.m.
   Mr. Weber had lived in the same community ever since he was married.  He
was public spirited and always active in the affairs of the community and
county.  In 1906 he was elected County Commissioner from his district and was
re-elected in 1910 and resigned that office in January 1914.  In 1918 he was
elected representative to the State Legislature.  For many years he had been
a member of the school board of Cayuga School District and was Assessor for
the Village of Cayuga.  He was well informed in public affairs and worked for
the interests of the people.
   His funeral was held at the Catholic Church at Cayuga, April 28, 1934, a
Requeim High Mass being solemnized by Rev. Father Stemple.  All the children
except Mrs. Mitcher were present.  Friends from all over the county came to
offer their last tribute of esteem and respect to him whose death will leave
a void that cannot be filled.
   A loving husband, a kind and indulgent father, a true and steadfast friend
and an honest and upright citizen has gone but his memory, his deeds and his
record will still live.
   Peter Weber was born in Germany, August 1, 1867.  He emigrated to America
in 1892.  On October 28, 1895, he was united in holy matrimony to Mary
Wisnewski and to this union were born fifteen children, fourteen of which are
living.  Leon, who lives on a farm near Cayuga;  Frances 
(Mrs. Eugene Goltz), Havana, N.D.; Rose (Mrs. Fred Brach), Muskego, 
Wisconsin; Lucille (Mrs Walter Brach), Mukwonago, Wisconsin; Sophie 
(Mrs. Edward Vollmer), Breckenridge, Minnesota; Gertrude (Mrs. Clem 
Cieminski) Geneseo, N.D.; Agriphia (Mrs. Thomas Mitcher), Tulsa, Oklahoma; 
Mary (Mrs. Henry Hagen). Delafield, Wisconsin and Albert, Peter, Thomas, 
Edmund, Ernest and Jerome who all live at home with their parents on a 
farm near Cayuga.  He leaves to mourn besides
the seven daughters and seven sons, his widow, ten grandchildren, and a
sister and a brother, who live in Germany.

(From unknown paper)

Submitted by La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (April 2002)csk


WEBER, PETER Weber Rite Set Tuesday Services for Peter J. Weber, 90, Havana, are scheduled Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church, Havana. Mr. Weber died June 29, at Wahpeton, N.D. He was born Feb. 29, 1878, at New Berlin, Wis., and was married to Odele Parrow in 1899. Survivors include two sons, Carl of Gwinner, N.D. and Richard of East Moline, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Mildred) Davis, Finland, Minn; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Chris Weber, Havana, and Matt Weber, Minneapolis, three sisters, Mrs. Julius (Anna) Barbknecht, Foreman, N.D.; Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDonald and Mrs. John (Mary) Jennings, both of Havana. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter and four brothers. The Franzen Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Source: unknown paper- 1968 Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann (Feb 2007)csk
WELLS, GUSTAVUS BARON Gustavus Baron Wells Gustavus Baron Wells, died Friday January 26th, 1906, of paralysis. He passed peacefully away, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Buttke, six miles northwest of Havana. Deceased was born in South Carolina, April 19, 1836. He leaves two daughters and one son to mourn his decease. Mrs. Buttke and Mrs. Larson of Havana, N. D., and Floyd Wells of Bottineau county, N. D. Rev. Wells was an ordained minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was converted in his youth and studied for the ministry early in life, receiving Elders Orders in 1860, held his first appointment in the state of Virginia, was obliged to withdraw from the conference as an active pastor sometime later on account of throat trouble. He came west and engaged in farming in Sargent county in 1886, and also acted as local preacher at Havana, N. D., and vicinity. An appropriate service was held at the residence of Mrs. Buttke, with whom the deceased had made his home for the past few years. V. A. Spicker, resident Methodist Pastor, officiating. Source: The Forman News newspaper, February 2, 1906 Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Sep 2004) csk
WHITE, ANDREW "DAD" "DAD" WHITE, MILNOR CHIEF OF POLICE, DIES Death Occurred at Jamestown After Six Weeks' Illness -- Funeral Wednesday Andrew White, known to everyone in this community as "Dad" White, passed away at the state hospital at Jamestown at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. The deceased came down with the flu on December 1st and the disease in some manner affected his mind as well as his physical body. He was taken to the Breckenridge hospital for treatment and later was taken to Jamestown. Physicians who treated him had no hopes for his recovery and death came as a blessing to relieve him of his sufferings. His remains were brought to Milnor Saturday evening. Funeral services were conducted from the Milnor Lutheran church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Gravdal officiating. Music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Carlson, Mrs. O.G. Burgeson and Otto Miller. The pall bearers consisted of members of the city council, who bore his remains to its last resting place in Lakeview cemetery. Andrew White was born in Ferryville, Wis., Sept. 14, 1850, and was married at that place in March, 1876, to Miss Berta Halgesen. Some years later he moved with his family to South Dakota, where he engaged in farming for a number of years. He came to Milnor in 1906 and for a few years worked as a day laborer at odd jobs. In 1912 he was appointed chief of police. He performed his duties faithfully and was reappointed year after year. For the past five years he has served almost wholly as street commissioner. "Dad" will be missed on the Milnor streets, where his figure has been a part of the scenery for the past seventeen years. Children who as little tots feared his bushy beard and rough exterior came to love him for his kindness of heart. Five children are left to mourn his passing, namely: Martha Nelson of Toronto, S. Dak.; Henry and Goldie of Milnor; Dick of Eaton, Sask., Canada, and Mrs. Anna Sandy of Ferryville, Wis. He is also survived by two brothers: Gilbert of Canada and L.C. White of Walcott, this state; also two sisters: Mrs. DeGraffe of Kindred, N. Dak., and ...
Source: Sargent County Teller, Jan. 17, 1929. Submitted by: Sue Brekke-Benson. (Nov. 2010) csk Note: The obituary is cut off so the end is missing.

WYCKOFF, WALTER BURTON
Walter Burton Wyckoff

Funeral services for Walter Burton Wyckoff, 84, resident of Sargent County for nearly 68 years, 
was held Monday in the Havana Congregational Church with Franzen Funeral Home of Forman in charge.
Mr. Wyckoff died Saturday.  He came to Havana in 1896 and managed a grain elevator, also traveling 
over a wide area in the Dakotas and Montana, buying and selling seeds and livestock.
Although he had lost his sight in recent years, he had retained a lively interest in community 
and national affairs.
Born in Greenville, Mich., July 11, 1869, moved with his parents to Dakota Territory, residing 
in what is now Brown County, S. Dak., until coming to this Sargent County.  He married Grace Manzer 
at Claremont, S.Dak., on September 12, 1897.
He also leaves two sons, Burton of Springfield, Ore., and W. Fay of Havana; two daughters, 
Mrs. J.D. (Lenore) Powers of Oakes and Mrs. L.H. (Grace) Weber, Havana; 10 grandchildren and 
seven great-grandchildren.

Source: unknown paper- 1954 (Note: date of death - 12 June 1954)  
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Feb 2007)csk


WILLIAM, WILLIAM
William William 

ANOTHER OLD PIONEER ANSWERS DEATH CALL 

William William Dies at His Home in Milnor on the Afternoon of Christmas Day. 
William William died at his home in this city on Christmas day at two o'clock in the afternoon 
after a lingering illness. 
He was up and around all the time until Saturday afternoon on the 18th of December, when 
he had a paralytic stroke, after which he was confined to his bed. For four days after the stroke 
he suffered intense pain and then grew more and more quiet until the last day, when he peacefully 
went into his long sleep. 

Mr. William's was born in Norway, Sept. 16, 1858. He came to the United States at the age 
of twelve years, settling with his parents at Ferryville, Wis. 
In the spring of 1882 he came to Milnor and filed on a homestead three miles south of town. 
He then went to Minnesota and at Lake Park, that state, he was united in marriage to Miss 
Caroline Austin on Dec. 21, 1882. 
In the spring of 1883 they came to Milnor and located on their homestead, where they resided 
for sixteen years. They then purchased a farm northwest of Milnor and lived there four years, 
after which they built a home in Milnor and have been residents of this city ever since. 

Those left to mourn Mr. William's are his wife, three sons, Alfred, Selmer and Clarence and 
one daughter, Ella. Two other daughters passed on before him: Alice, who died at the age of 
two years, and Bertha, who passed away on Sept. 21, 1918. 
He also has two sisters, one living in St. Paul, Minn, and one in Howard, S. Dak. 
The funeral was conducted on Wednesday Afternoon with a brief service at the home at 1:30 
and a service at the Lutheran church of which the deceased was a member, at two o'clock, 
Rev. A. J. Gravdal officiating. The interment was in the Lutheran cemetery. 
Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, December 30, 1926. Submitted by
Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk
WIPER, MARY

Funeral of Mrs. R Wiper

The funeral of Mrs. Robert Wiper was conducted from the Congregational church
last Sunday afternoon, after a short services at the house. The services were
conducted by Rev. Bosely of this place, and Rev. Whiting of Chitheral, Minn.
The large edifice was filled with friends, Owen to standing room.
Among those present from abroad who came to attend the last sad rites were, 
H. Dykarian of Breckenridge, John R, and J. J. Jones of Hankinson Theo. 
Albreight of Wahpeton, J. L. Mathews and Paul Wobhwend of Lidgerwood, 
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Morris of Cayuga, H. L. Green of Rutland and others.
Six of the sons of the deceased acted as pallbearers, except that some of the old
pioneer friends lowered the casket into the grave. The church was beautifully 
decorated with flowers and notable among the many floral emblems was the
large and magnificent wreath with the sacred words “OUR MOUTHER.”
No one was better liked than this good lady, and we all mourn with the family in
their great loss.
John Wiper, a son at Menongahelia City Penn.. failed to make connections in
Chicago, and did not get here until the morning after the funeral.


Mrs. Robert Wiper is Dead

After an illness of some weeks with heart trouble, at 5:30 this morning the soul
of Mrs. Robert Wiper winged its way to the home of the good and true--the final
home of the faithful who do right for the sake of fight. No kinder or more devoted
wife, mother or neighbor ever graced this earth, and the mild and gentle force of her
character remains to spur on to true nobility among her large circle of acquaintances
of relatives Conscious of her condition, and in full possession of her mental faculties, 
she faced the future as only a true Christian can , who lived according to the true spirit
of her faith. She has bettered the world by the example of her life. While her family
and friends mourn, it is not like that of those without hope. 
Deceased was Mary Onlman, born 61 years ago last June in Washington County Pennsylvania. In 
1869 she was united in marriage to Robert Wiper. They came to this county in 1885. 
Fifteen children were born of this happy union, twelve of whom, with the aged husband 
and father survive and feel more keenly their great affliction than words can tell. The
funeral will be at 2:30 Sunday afternoon and internment in the Forman Cemetery.

Source: Sargent County Independent newspaper, November 23, 1905
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (May 2004) csk


WISNEWSKI, J.

		J. Wisnewski Buried Monday

		  Funeral services were held Monday
		at 9:30 a.m. in St. Martin's 
                Catholic Church, Geneseo, for John 
                J. Wisnewski, well-known Sargent 
                county resident who died February 
                24 in his home of pneumonia.	Burial 
                was in the church cemetery. The 
		Walby Funeral Service was in charge of 
		arrangements.
		   Mr. Wisnewski was past 63 years 
                of age.  He was born in Pittsburgh, 
                Pa. And had lived in this region 55 
                years.  He served in the Spanish 
                American war when he was a lad. 
		   Mr. Wisnewski was known for his
                Friendliness and generosity.  For 
                many years he operated an extens-
                ive farm implement and lumber 
		business in Geneseo.
		   In accordance with his request, he
                was buried with full military rites. 
                Members of the Bullis post of the 
                American Legion firing squad gave 
                the salute at the cemetery.  Those 
                present included Commander Jack
		Clovius L. Wirtenberger, Leo Rybus, 
		Frank J. Pahl, Tim Lynch,  Louis
		Prochaska, Lloyd Benson,  William
		Hoeffs, Ed Koucky,  John Kohoutek, 
		Rob Clarke, M. Carpenter and S.  J. 
		Livingood of Lidgerwood.  Elmer 
		Hoppa and Harry Kiefer of Cayuga.  
		   Others from lidgerwook who at
		Tended the services were Dan Riley
		And Joe Gereszek and family and 
		Anton Gereszek.           

Lidgerwood Monitor, Lidgerwood, North Dakota. Thursday March 4, 1937, 
Page 1 Column 3, North Dakota State Historical Society Microfilm #1508, 
August 27, 1936 to June 1, 1939.
Submission by Dave Skroch (July 2002)csk

WOLF, MARGARET

Margaret Mary Wolf, 95, Forman, a longtime Cogswell resident, died Wednesday, April 23, 
at Sargent Manor in Forman.  Mass of Christian burial was Monday, APril 28, 
at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Cogswell, with the Rev. Fr. Tim Schroeder celebrating.  
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cogswell.
Margaret Mary Cusick was born March 18, 1902 at Harlem, ND, to Thomas and 
Julia (Larson) Cusick.  She grew up and attended school in Harlem.  As a young woman 
she worked as a cook in several North Dakota communities.  On Nov. 20, 1928, 
she married Louis Thomas Wolf in Cogswell.  They lived in many different places 
during their married life, since he worked as an agent for the Milwaukee railroad.  
They retired to Cogswell.  He died Oct. 18, 1985, and she continued to make her home 
in Cogswell.  She entered Sargent Manor in June, 1995, and has resided there since.
She is survived by: two sons, Robert L. (Irene) Wolf, Billings, MT, and Thomas P. Wolf, 
San Francisco; 7 grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Cusick, Cogswell, and 
Eleanor Benrud, Grants Pass, OR.  She was preceded in death by two sisters 
and five brothers.
Music for the funeral was provided by Barb Hayen, organist.  Casketbearers were 
William Hayen, Dean Amerman, Dale Amerman, David Wolf, Thomas Cusick, Jr. 
and Don Cusick..

Source: Sargent County Teller, May 2, 1997
Submitted by: La Rae (Parrow) Huelsmann  (Apr 2007)csk


WRAY, MRS. ELIZABETH

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MANY FROM MILNOR AND VICINITY 

Influenza and Pneumonia Claim Heavy Toll From Old and 
Young During the Past Week.

The influenza and pneumonia claimed two victims last week at the Wray 
home north of Milnor which leaves sorrow and gloom where but a short 
time ago happiness prevailed. On Wednesday November 13th, Mrs. Elizabeth Wray 
passed away and on Saturday, the day she was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, 
Lisbon, her husband Charles H. Wray breathed his last. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Wray was born in Lisbon in 1897. In April 1917 she married 
Chas. Wray and lived with him and his brother and father on their farm north 
of Milnor until death. Her death is mourned by two sisters and one brother 
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taggert, of Lisbon. Not among the least 
to cherish her memory are the brothers and father of her departed husband 
who will remember her as one who made their home life brighter. 

Charles Henry Wray was born Sept. 22, 1889 in Sydna township and has resided 
their ever since. His mother died when he was but a little fellow and he together 
with his brothers and father batched it together for many years until his marriage, 
a year ago last April. 

The entire community feels the deepest sympathy for the bereaved father and brother.

Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, November 21, 1918. 
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (Dec 2004) csk


ZIERSEN, JENS

Death of a Pioneer.

Jens Ziersen died at the home of his son-in-law, Peter Christiansen, at Forman, last Wednesday, the 30th.  
The deceased was a native of Denmark, and was one of the early pioneers of Sargent county, coming to Milnor in 1883.  
Mr. Ziersen has been an invalid for the past two years. He leaves a wife and one daughter Mrs. Peter Christiansen.  
The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lutheran Church in Milnor.

Source: Milnor Teller, Milnor, North Dakota. February 1, 1895.
Submitted by Jerry McQuay Pierre, SD (August 2003) csk


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