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Anders (Andrew) O. Myhre 1838-1922


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/3/2010 at 00:23:13

A.O. Myher [Myhre] A Pioneer Settler Passes Away
Andrew O. Myhre one of Emmet Counties most highly respected citizens and one of Estherville’s pioneer business men passed away at his home in this city shortly after one o’clock on Tuesday. Mr. Myhre who was eighty three years of age at the time of his death has been ill to some extent for the past few years. His last illness dates back to about June the second. Since that time however he has visited with his son Dr. O. G. Myhre in St. Louis, Mo., and only the first part of July he made a trip into Minnesota, by Auto with his wife and his son Theo Myhre. He was there but a few days when he returned home and his health has been failing since that time.

Mr. Myhres friends in this city are simply numbered by those who are his acquaintances. Everyone thought and spoke well of him. While he was not a man to push himself forward in the least he was always looking for the opportunity of being of assistance to some one else. He was a great donator to charity and missions but no one who was not in lose touch with him would ever find this out. For sixteen years he was city treasurer and he was urged at that time to retain the office still longer. He was a most excellent business man and liberal in his dealings with all. He was at all times a great friend of labor, and hundreds of his close admirers are among that class of people.

Mr. Myhre was born in Norway on October the 8, 1838. He was married in that county on October the 19th 1862 to Aaste T. Lund. On May 27th 1864 they came to America to make their home and settled at Beloit, Wis. He remained there or in that vicinity until they moved to Emmet County. In October 1865 they settled on a Homestead on Section Two of High Lake Township. There they remained until the Grass hopper pestilence drove them out about three years later. They then resided at Lyle, Minnesota. On August 21st the family moved to Estherville and Mr. Myhre engaged in the General Merchandise business. He was an active business man here about thirteen years ago when he sold the business to his son Theo Myhre and his son-in-law Carl Jeglum. There were eight children born to his first union, four of whom are still living. Some years ago his wife passed away, and on Sept. 23rd 1903 he was united again in marriage to an old time acquaintance, Mrs. Mina Woll, who has cared for him through his many illnesses of the past few years.

Mr. Myhre was a devout Christian and a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. He was deeply interested in Masonry having passed through all of the degrees and has filled many of the official positions in the order, to that of Emminent Commander.

There remains to mourn his death a beloved wife, two sons, Theo. Myhre of this city and Dr. O. G. Myhre of St. Louis, Mo., and two daughters, Mrs. Carl Jeglum and Mrs. Harvey Cox, both of this city. The funeral services will be held at two o’clock from the home and at two-thirty from the Church on Friday afternoon, the Rev. S. A. Berge officiating. The business houses of the city will be closed during the service. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 16, 1922)


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