Johannes Knutson Skjeldaas, 1830-1924
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/15/2009 at 20:25:34
Johannes Knutson Skjeldaas Dies
Johannes Knutson Skjeldaas was born in Ullensvang, Hardanger, Norway Jan. 14, 1830, and died at Estherville Nov. 2, 1924, aged 94 years, 9 months and 19 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
In 1865 he was married to Kari Aamundsdatter Seljestad and the next year they emigrated to America, settling first in Lee county, Illinois. In 1869 they moved to Story county, [Iowa], and then to Thor, [Humboldt county], Iowa in 1872 where Mrs. Skjeldaas died in 1885.
In 1895 he came to Estherville to reside with his daughter, where he has since made his home.
He leaves to mourn his passing his only child, Mrs. Bertha Danielson, and two grandsons, Joe and Albert Danielson.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. A. Berge at the daughter's home Tuesday afternoon Nov. 4. He was buried in the Norwegian Cemetery in Estherville.
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, November 5, 1924.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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