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Anfin Severson 1839-1909


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/1/2010 at 23:28:10

Death of Anfin Severson
Anfin Severson, for twenty-two years a resident of Estherville and veteran of the civil war, enlisting with the 15th Wisconsin Regiment, died at his home on north Ninth street in this city Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock after an illness of several months of Bright’s disease. He had been troubled with this disease for two years but not until August last did it compel him to give up his regular work and about two months ago he was taken to his bed, from which he never recovered. Anfin Severson was a good and kindhearted man and before his death became a true Christian. He was born at Aardhol, Sogn, Norway, Feb. 13, 1839, and came to America in 1856. He resided in Wisconsin for several years an din 1866 married Miss Margaret Johnson, who survives him. After leaving Wisconsin they came to Lake Mills, Iowa, and lived for several years, coming to Estherville in 1887. Thirteen children were born to them, eleven dying in their infancy and only two living. Mrs. Chas. Goss of this city, and Thomas Severson in Minnesota. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the house and at the Norwegian-Lutheran church, Rev. Akre preaching the funeral sermon. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, April 14, 1909)

Anfin Severson Dead
Anfin Severson, for twenty years a resident of Estherville, died at his home in this city Wednesday, April 7th, of a complication of ailments, aged 70 years and 2 month. Funeral was held from the residence Friday afternoon, Rev. Akre, of the Norwegian Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. Deceased was born at Aardhal Segen, Norway, Feb. 13, 1839, and came to this country in 1856, and located at Stoughton, Wisconsin where he remained for fifteen years. In 1862 he enlisted in the 15th Wis. Reg. and served his country in the civil war for three years. February 2nd, 1866, he was united in marriage to Margaret Johnson at Leeds Center, Wisconsin. To this union thirteen children were born, six sons and seven daughters, all of whom died in infancy except Thomas, now of Minnesota, and Mrs. Charles Goss, of Estherville. In 1871 Mr. Severson and family came to Iowa, settling at Lake Mills, where they remained until moving to Estherville about twenty years ago. He was a member of Vandenburg Post G.A.R. of this city, a man of kindly disposition and good intention. He was a stone mason by trade, which trade he followed most of the time in this country. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, and a son. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 14, 1909)

Anfin Severson died at his home in this city last week Wednesday. The funeral was held Friday at the house and at the Norwegian church, Rev. Akre officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery, G.A.R. acting as pall bearers.

Anfin Severson was born at Aardhal, Sogn, Norway, February 13, 1839. He came to American in 1856. The family moved to Lake Mills, Iowa, 40 years ago. About 18 years ago they came to Emmet county, and have since resided here.

Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Severson. Only two children are living, Tom Severson of Minnesota, and Mrs. Chas. Goss of this city.

Mr. Severson served in the Civil War in the 15th Wisconsin Regiment. He belonged to the local post.

Anfin Severson was a good citizen and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of a large number of friends.

Sorn Asperheim, a brother and wife of Stoughton, Wisconsin, were here to attend the funeral.

The community sympathizes with Mrs. Severson and family in their bereavement. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 14, 1909)


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