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Knudtson, Christian 1856-1939


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 2/2/2014 at 21:37:26

Waukon, Ia. - Funeral services for Christian B. Knudtson, 81, will be held Thursday afternoon at the Old East Paint Creek Church with the Rev. A.P. Lea, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery beside his wife who died 15 years ago.

Mr. Knudtson died here Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ottenius Bakke, following a long illness.

He was born in Norway on March 25, 1856, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Knudtson*. He came to America at an early age and following his marriage to Amelia Larson, the home was made on a farm in Paint Creek Township.

Survivors include nine children: Melvin, Waldo, Mrs. Martha Worm, and Mrs. Bakke, all of Waukon, Mrs. Theodore Fossom, Clarence and Herbert, all of Paint Creek Township; Mrs. Gilman Fossum of Decorah, and Mrs. Halvor Hermanson of Independence; two brothers, Lewis of Center Township and Knudt of Fargo, N.D.; 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lena Weber of Madison, Wis.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, January 4, 1939


*Added 6/19/2017 by S. Ferrall:

I received an email from Laurie, a Knudtson researcher, who believed that Christian was the son of Berndt Knudtson & wife, rather than C.C. Knudtson as printed in the obituary.

Further research (1925 Iowa State census & the obit of Christian's younger brother Louis) confirmed that Christian's parents were Berndt / Bernard Knudtson and his wife Anna Christianson.


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