Sven Helgeson Burtness 1830-1906
BURTNESS, GOLDBERG, LARSON, LAWSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/20/2014 at 17:16:45
Sven Helgeson Burtness, one of the early settlers of Emmet county, died of pneumonia at the home of his son-in-law, Sam Lawson, near Huntington, Wednesday, March 28, at the age of sixty-six years. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. T.C. Thompson, were held Friday at the Methodist church in Huntington, with interment at the Estherville Lutheran [Norwegian] cemetery. The deceased was born in Hallingdal, Norway, October 14, 1830 [1839?], and emigrated to his country in 1859, settling first at Rock Prairie, Wisconsin, and came to Emmet county in 1868. In 1864 he was united in marriage to Miss Margareta Goldberg. Four children were born to them in this union, two of whom died at an early age. Two daughters are still living, Ms. Sam Larson, near Huntington, and Miss Helen of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Mrs. Helgeson died in 1889. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 4, 1906)
Died of Pneumonia
Early Settler of Emmet County Passes Away
At the home of his son-in-law, Samuel Larson, on Wednesday last, March 28, occurred the death of Sven Helgeson Burtruss [Burtness], one of the early settlers of Emmet county, aged 66 years. The funeral services were held Friday at the Methodist church in Huntington and conducted by Rev. T.C. Thompson. The interment was at Estherville and in the Lutheran [Norwegian] cemetery.
Deceased was born in Hallingdal, Norway, October 14, 1839, immigrated to this country in 1859 settling at Rock county, Wis., and came to Emmet county in 1868. In 1864 he was united in marriage with Miss Margreta Goldberg, four children were born to them of which number two died at an early age and two daughters are living. Mrs. Sam Larson, of Huntington and Miss Helen Burtruss, of Fergus Falls, Minn. Mrs. Burtruss died in 1889. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, April 4, 1906)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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