Bertha P. Benson, 1827-1908
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/28/2006 at 10:28:31
Mrs. Bertha P. Benson Dead
At the ripe old age of eighty-one years, Mrs. Bertha P. Benson passed to her reward at the home of her son Fred of this city Friday evening, November 18th , having died of pneumonia. Funeral was held from the residence and the Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the Norwegian cemetery north of town. Deceased was born at Hadeland, Norway October 15, 1827 and came to this country thirty-two years ago, and has made her home with her son Fred for the past fourteen years. Mr. Benson died in the old country.
Her surviving children are: J. F. Benson of this place; Mrs. Carrie Seidelstrade of Los Angeles, California. Peter Benson, another son, was killed about one year ago. A daughter, Mrs. Peter Hendrickson, is deceased.
There were from out of town in attendance at the funeral, Emil Hendrickson and family of New Richmond, Wis., Carl Hendrickson of Marshalltown, Iowa and Peter Hendrickson of Emmetsburg.
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, November 18, 1908.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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