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Hans Engebrigtson 1833-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/30/2014 at 22:52:14

Emmet Pioneer Is Dead at 97
Hans Ingebritson [Engebrigtson], Old Resident Passes
Hans Ingebritson, 97, one of the oldest residents in Emme county died last night at the home of his daughter [canít read line]. He had been enjoying comparatively good health until Saturday, when he caught cold and became bedfast. Mrs. Ingebritson died a year ago at the age of 95 years.

Mr. Ingebritson was born in July, 1833, near Kristluna, Norway. He was married to Sarah Halvorson there and to this union thirteen children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Ingebritson and their children came directly to Estherville when they emigrated to America 38 years ago.

They resided at Fargo, N.D., for a short time but otherwise have made their home in this county. Mr. Ingebritson farmed when he first came to this county, but later worked for the Rock Island railroad.

He is survived by one son, Nels Ingebritson, who resides in Norway, and five daughters, Mrs. Ben Peterson, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Olaf Skog and Mrs. E.C. Sutton of this city, Mrs. Kirt Borreson of Minneapolis and Mrs. Andrew Anderson of Petersburg. No arrangements have been made for funeral services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1930)

H. Engebretsen Passes at 97
Hans Ingebretsen, 97, one of the oldest citizens of Emmet county died Tuesday after an illness starting from a slight cold contracted Saturday. Mr. Ingebretsen made his home in Estherville with his daughter Mrs. Ben Peterson and he had been about as usual until his last sickness. Born July, 1833 near Kristiana, Norway, Mr. Engebretsen was married there to Sarah Halvorson. Thirteen children were born to them.

Thirty-eight years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Engebretson and their younger children came to America. Most of the years since they have resided in Emmet county where Mr. Engebretsen farmed and in later years was employed by the Rock Island. His wife died three years ago at the age of 95 years.

Six children survive. One son Nels resides in Norway, three daughters, Mrs. Ben Peterson, Mrs. Olaf Skog, Mrs. E.C. Sutton, live in Estherville. Mrs. Kirt Borreson now makes her home in St. Paul and Mrs. Andrew Andersen in Petersburg. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1930)

Hold Ingebritson Rites Tomorrow
Funeral services for Hans Ingebritson, 97, who died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Peterson, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Peterson home, Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. Services will also be held in the Estherville Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Norwegian Lutheran cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 20, 1930)

Hans Ingebretsen Obituary
Han Ingebretson was born the 20th of July, 1934 [per gravestone 1933] at Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. His parents were Ingebret and Randi Kristensen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church there. He went to Namdalen when a young man and worked at different places. While there he met his future bride, Sigri Calversdatter Evenstad, born in Osterdalen. They were married in Trenes church by Rev. Rangbak, the 5th of July, 1855. In 1890 the family came to America arriving in Estherville the 11th of May 1890. Here he has lived since with the exception of two years when he resided in Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingebretsen were the parents of 13 children, of which six are dead. Two children still live in Norway. Vix., Anna, Mrs. Ole Benson and Nels Hansen. In this country, there are Olga, Mrs. B.C. Borreson of St. Paul, Andi, Mrs. Olaf Skog, Mrs. Christine Sutton, Sophie, Mr. B.A. Peterson of Estherville and Hannah Mrs. A.J. Anderson of Petersburg, Minn. There are 55 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. It will be two years next January since his wife died. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter Mrs. Ben Peterson of Estherville. Mr. Ingebretsen became a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church in 1899. Since his conversion he has been a cheerful and faithful Christian. His heart was full of gratitude to God and man or every blessing. With implicit trust in his Saviour he was longingly waiting the summons to the Heavenly home. After three daysí illness the end came Tuesday, Nov. 17. He was then 95 years, 3 months and 28 days old. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home and at the Estherville Lutheran church. Interment was made in the family plot in the Lutheran cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 26, 1930)


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