EAGLE GROVE EAGLE, EAGLE GROVE, IA
Thursday June 25, 1925
OBITUARY OF HANS “PETER” NIELSON
Hans Peter Nielson was born at Langland, Denmark, Dec, 28, 1863 and passed away quietly at his home near Eagle Grove, Iowa, June 17, 1925, age 61 years, 5 months and 21 days.
Mr. Nielson was a member of the Lutheran church. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed at the age of 14 years. At the age of 20 years he came from Denmark directly to Eagle Grove, Iowa. On Feb. 23 1893, he was united In marriage to Josephine Christiansen and moved to his farm in Head Grove, which was his home until his death.
To this union was born eleven children, four of whom have preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife and seven children, namely, Mrs. Luella Christensen, Alice Mrs. Blanche Rasmussen, Harold, Morse, Helen and Raymond and one grandchild; also one foster son Eric Anderson of Livermore, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. J. A. Smith of Goldfield, Iowa. Two sisters have passed on before him.
Mr. Nielson has not been in good health the past three years, but was not seriously ill until two months before his death, due to heart failure. He was always a loving and unselfish husband and father. The family will feel his absence very keenly. The community has lost one of its best and most loyal citizens.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home and the East Side Lutheran church. An unusually large number of relatives, neighbors and friends were gathered to show their love and respect for Mr. Nielson. Burial was made at the Woolstock cemetery.
Those coming from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nelson of Sioux City, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Erickson of Sioux City, Iowa, Ermine Smith of Barrington, Illinois, Mrs. Earl Hall of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Caroline Lysinger and sons, Otis and Fred, of Lamoni, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Will Nelson of Lone Rock, Iowa.
EAGLE GROVE EAGLE, EAGLE GROVE, IA
Thursday January 27, 1955
Josephine Mary, youngest daughter of Fredrick and Sophia Christiansen was born in Langeland, Denmark on September 12, 1869, and died on January 18, 1955 at the age of 85 years 4 months and 6 days. She was the last surviving member of her family.
With her parents, she came to Sioux City, Iowa in 1889. She was united in marriage to Hans P. Nielson in February, 1893, and located on their farm in the Head Grove community until her husband’s death in 1925. Five years later she moved to Eagle Grove where she resided until May 1953. She then moved St. Paul Minn. to live at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Robert Johnson, and alter a few weeks of illness and hospitalization passed away.
The surviving children are: Luella Christensen, Alice Sebby, Blanche Rasmussen, Harold, Morse, Helen Johnson of St. Paul, Minn., and Raymond Nielsen of Syracuse, Ind. Two girls and two boys passed away in infancy. Also a foster son, Eric Anderson passed away in 1936 at Livermore, Iowa.
Surviving also are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Nielsen was a diligent, progressive woman, a great lover of flowers and hand work with which she beautified and enriched her home. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, and until the end maintained an active interest and contact of many relatives and friends.
She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the age of 14, and has been for many years a student of Christian Science.
Funeral services were Friday afternoon at the Wilson-Sacquety Funeral home.
Special music was furnished by Mrs. Dale Rasmussen and Donald Leaverton, grandchildren of Mrs. Nielsen.
John D. Coolidge of Fort Dodge officiated at the services.
Casket bearers were, Arlis Nielsen, Arthur Conoway, Ervin Heitkamp, Dale Rasmussen, Jack Rasmusen and James Sebby, grandsons.
Interment was at Woolstock Cemetery.