Knudson, Emma 1883 - 1906
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/24/2017 at 11:07:52
Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Dec. 1906. Farmersburg column.
Died, at her home in Wagner township, Miss Emma Knudson, on Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, 1906, from consumption, after a sickness of six months. Emma was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbrand Knudson and was born at Farmersburg, Dec. 7th, 1883. The first five years of her life were spent at Farmersburg, her father during that time being engaged in the mercantile business, which he sold and returned to his old farm in 1888, and that has been their home ever since. Here Emma spent her days and grew up to be a bright and happy girl, the pride of her father and mother, and it seemed as though the prospect for a long and useful life lay before her, surrounded as she was with all needed to attain that end. But it was willed otherwise. About three years ago she attended the Ladies Seminary at Red Wing, Minn., for two terms, and after that attended the State Normal School at Cedar Falls, Iowa. About a year ago she intended to continue her studies at Cedar Falls, but that dread disease consumption had already made its appearance and she had to give up her studies and come home. She was given all the care and aid that lay in the parents' power in the effort to save their beloved daughter, but to no avail, she continued to grow weaker as the days passed on until Thursday evening at 10 o'clock she died suddenly and without a struggle. She laid down the burden of life, firm in the belief that she was saved and going to God, Everlasting Glory and Happiness. On Sunday, Dec. 16th, she was laid to rest in the Norway Lutheran Cemetery of Wagner township. A large gathering of friends and neighbors came to pay the last respects and to take a last look at their young friend. The grief and sorrow of the father, mother and two brothers, Knut and Henry, was sad and heart rending. But such is life. We must hope and be glad at the thought that sooner or later we will all be united once more and where all will be joy eternal and never to part again. Rev. Arveson preached the funeral sermon.
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