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Marie Stenberg, 1845-1916


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 15:49:05

Mrs. H. H Stenberg Dead

Good Friday, April 21st [1916], Rev. Akre received the following message: "Mrs. H. H. Stenberg died this morning: funeral Tuesday. Please be sure to come. H. H. Stenberg, Ellsworth, Iowa." Rev. Akre left on the evening train, Monday, and reports the funeral well attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends who gathered at the Stenberg home, three miles east of Ellsworth, at 12 o'clock Tuesday. A hymn was sung by the audience; Scripture reading and prayer by Rev. Lundeberg, the local pastor; a solo by by Mr. Eig, a grandson of the deceased. Four of her sons acted as pallbearers. The services were continued in the church, where Rev. Akre preached the funeral sermon. Rev. Lundeberg also spoke a few words of admonition and Rev. Stenberg, of Duluth, Minn., thanked everybody for the love and sympathy shown to the deceased and to the family; he also placed a wreath on the coffin, from the Ladies' Aide of his congregation at Duluth, and finally thanked Mother for what she had been for them all. Several hymns were sung by the audience, a quartette rendered three appropriate selections and Mrs. Eig sang a solo. The remains were laid to rest in the Ellsworth cemetery, one mile south of the Stenberg home, by the side of Ed Stenberg, who was killed in an auto accident not quite a year ago.

Mrs. Marie Stenberg was born September 12, 1845, in Loiten diocese, South Hedemarken Amt., Norway. She was united in marriage to Hans Stenberg in March 1866, and came to this country the same year and located in Chicago and after a short stay in Lee county they moved to Eau Claire, Wis. The following year they came to Polk county, Iowa, and have since resided in this state. For thirteen years they lived 4 miles northeast of Estherville. Five daughters and six sons are living, also 28 grandchildren, and two sisters and three brothers.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: The Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, May 3, 1916.


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