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Jorgen Rasmussen, died 1920


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/6/2009 at 22:19:07


Jorgen Rasmussen one of the old and respected citizens of this community passed away at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of about ten days. The direct cause of his death was a cold contracted a little over a week ago, together with the infirmities of old age.

Mr. Rasmussen was 87 years of age. He came to this country from Denmark with his wife in 1882 and settled in Manistee, Michigan. They resided there only a year moving on a farm near Clear Lake in 1883. They moved to Denmark township in Emmet county in 1902, purchasing the farm now owned by C. E. Christiansen. They farmed the place until 1912 when they retired renting the farm and later selling it.

He was married in Denmark to Maren Hansen and to this union three children were born. H. J. Rasmussen, of Ringsted, is the only surviving child. Mr. Rasmussen was a member of a large family of children of whish only one survives his brother, L. Rasmussen, of Ringsted. His wife also survives him and she has been an invalid for several years past.

He early in life united with the Lutheran church and has led a faithful Christian life. He has been a member of the St. Paul's congregation since his residence in this community.

Funeral services will be held from H. J. Rassmussen home on Friday at 1 o'clock and at the St. Paul's church at 1:30 and interment will be made in St. Paul's cemetery east of town.---Ringsted Dispatch

Contributed by: Diane Lavender. Source: Estherville Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Iowa, February 25, 1920.


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