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Helen Catherine Johanna Kuehl Clausen 1878-1928


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/11/2014 at 00:40:46

Dolliver News
Mrs. Hans Clausen died at her home Tuesday, November 20th, at the age of 50 years. Mrs. Clausen came to this country from Germany at the age of 17 years and was united in marriage to Hans Clausen at Davenport several years later. They lived in Chicago three years and then came to the vicinity of Dolliver twenty years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, two daughters, Elsie Sherman of Dolliver, and Irma Earle of Michigan; two grandchildren and two brother and two sisters in Chicago. The community extends sympathy to the family. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, November 28, 1928)

Obituary or Mrs. Hans Clausen
Mrs. Hans K. Clausen, whose maiden name was Helen Catherine Johanna Kuehl, was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on Sept. 23, 1878, and died at her home near Dolliver, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1928 at 12:30 P.M. Mrs. Clausen came to the United States as a young woman of seventeen years and lived in Chicago and later Davenport. In the latter city she met and became acquainted with Mr. Hans Clausen, and they were united in marriage at Davenport on Jan. 19, 1898. They lived at Davenport for seven years. In March, 1909 they came to Dolliver and have lived on their farm until this time, almost twenty years.

Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clausen, Elsie (Sherman) of Dolliver and Irma (Ehrl) of Charlotte, Mich. Besides these daughters and the bereaved husband, there are two grandchildren, Helen and Herbert, belonging to Elsie; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bruchman and Clara Kuehl; three brothers, Fred, John and William, all of Chicago, except the latter whose home is in Seattle, Washington. All these relatives were present at the funeral services except the brother from Seattle.

Mrs. Clausen’s church relationship was in the Lutheran church.

In this sad affliction Mr. Clausen and the mourning family have the true sympathy of all who know them.

All the friends who knew of Mrs. Clausen’s impaired health and the consequent extra burdens upon her, will appreciate these lines written by Christina Rossetti under the title of “Up Hill”

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting place?
A room when the slow, dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face.
You can not miss that Inn.

Funeral services were held at the home and at the church in Dolliver on Friday afternoon Nov. 23, conducted by the Rev. O.P. Mueller, pastor of the church. Interment was made in Dolliver cemetery.

The singers for the service were Mrs. Edna Mueller, Mrs. Alice Cayler, C.K. Oatts and O.J. Olson; Mrs. Chas. McKean, pianist. The men who served as pall bearers were Fred Moltzen, W.C. Olson, Martin Eckhart, L.P. Stillman, Wm. Ross and Albert Thorson. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, December 5, 1928)


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