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Peter (Madsen) Madison, 1864-1910


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 11:30:09


Peter Andreas Madison was born August 19th 1864 in East Utterslev, Lolland, Denmark. He was baptized and confirmed at the same place. In the year 1882 as a boy hardly 18 summers he left his native land and came to this country, where he landed in Council Bluffs, Iowa. There he stayed about 7 years and there he found his young bride, his surviving widow, to whom he was married Sept. 28th, 1888. In May 1890, Madison and Wife came to Ringstead, Ia. and purchased land and commenced to cultivate prairies. The blessings of God and the sweat of their brow resulted in the improved farm with the modern buildings situated two miles north of city. For the last three years Mr. Madison has been a sufferer from Tuberculosis and from this cause he has been growing weaker gradually until Monday morning 4 oíclock when his soul departed for the heavenly mansions. His constant prayers were simple by to the point: "Oh Jesus receive me just as I am".

At all times, under all circumstances he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was near the last of the earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed toward the Infinite and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the radiance of Godís love. Could all live the just and upright life Peter Madison lived and die in his trusting faith, death could no longer be called "The King of Terrors" for he inspired no terror there. The dying man and sorrowing family looked forward with the same eye of faith, the brighter future where his temporary separation would end in eternal union.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the St. Paulís Lutheran church of which the deceased was a member. Rev. P. H. Miller conducted impressive services after which the remain were laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Card of Thanks

Words cannot express our appreciation of those friends who have shared with us the lonely vigils by the bedside of our loved one. No sweeter memory can live in any heart than the memory of their untiring devotion to the one who has just left us. The waves of sorrow break upon every shore, and we can but hope that friends as true may gather around each one of them should sorrow invade their homes.

Mrs. Peter Madison and Family.

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Unknown newspaper, May 2, 1910.


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