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Christine Jorgensen Skow, 1851-1935


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/2/2009 at 19:35:23

Christine Marie Jorgensen was born near Christian Feldt, Denmark, January 6, 1851, and passed away at her home at Armstrong, Iowa, January 5, 1935, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 29 days.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran church when a young girl. She came to America in the year 1877 where she was united in marriage to Martin N. Skow at Sabula, Iowa, on June 2 of the same year. Six children were born to this union, two of whom with the husband preceded her in death. Those surviving are: Magnus Skow, of Armstrong; Mrs Emma Petersen, of Fenton; Mrs. Minnie Wiuff, of Armstrong; Mrs. Alma Willson, of Armstrong, also 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Mrs. Skow had lived in Kossuth and Emmet counties for 50 years. For the past 19 years she had lived in Armstrong making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wiuff, where she has been tenderly cared for in her declining years. Mrs. Skow was a great home body and a lover of flowers, and had many friends and acquaintances.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the M. E. church, the Rev. C. B. Mitchell, of Burt, former pastor, in charge. Burial was in the Armstrong Grove cemetery.

Out of town friends and relatives attending the funeral were: Mrs. Anna Andersen, of Clear Lake, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Juhl and Mrs. Otto Rabe, of Crystal Lake, Iowa; Floyd Petersen, and Miss Nora Tagland, of Kanawha, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Dahl, Mrs. Marie Hansen, Mrs. Ida Fink, Mrs. H.J. Fink, Carl Fink, Mrs. Henry Meyers and daughter, Lois Jane, of Ringsted.

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Unknown.


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