Sigri Engebretson, 1833-1929
ENGEBRETSON INGEBRETSON ENGEBRIGTSON
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/30/2009 at 19:14:02
PIONEER LADY OF NINETY FIVE PASSED AWAY HERE SATURDAY
Obituary of Mrs. Hans Ingebretson
Sigri Halvorsdatter Messelt was born in Osterdalen, Norway, in 1833. There she was baptized and confirmed and grew to womanhood. July 6th, 1855, she was united in marriage to Hans Ingebretson, by Rev. Rambeck in Tronss church. This union was blessed with thirteen children, five of whom have preceded their mother in death. after 10 years residence at Overhalla she removed with her husband to Vefsen where they lived until in 1890 when they emigrated to America. They settled in Estherville where they have made their home since with the exception of two years when they farmed in Wilkins Co., Minn. Mrs. Ingebretson became a member of the Estherville [Norwegian] Lutheran church in 1899 and has been a member since. It was her prayer as well as that of her husband that she might go first. This, their prayer was answered and after a few weeks illness she fell asleep in Jesus January 11th,  at the age of 95 years and 3 months. She is survived by her aged husband and 7 children, two of them residing in Norway. Those in this country are: Mrs. Ben Peterson, Mrs. Olaf Skog and Mrs. E. C. Sutton of Estherville; Mrs. A. J. Anderson of Petersburg, Minn., and Mrs. B. C. Borreson of St. Paul, Minn. There are also 49 grandchildren, also 15 great grandchildren in this country.
[Note: Her name in newspaper account is Sigri Ingebretson]
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 16, 1929.
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