ANDRESEN, August 1858-1929
ANDRESEN, PETERSEN, OLTMAN, GERDES, CURRY, STULKEN, YEMONEK, CHRISTIANSEN
Posted By: Diane M Scott (email)
Date: 8/2/2015 at 16:29:34
August Andresen – October 29, 1858 – November 22, 1929
August Andresen was born October 29, 1858 in Husum, Germany and died at his home in Anamosa, Iowa, November 22, 1929, age the age of 71 years and 23 days.
At the age of 18 years he came to Anamosa and engaged in farming which vocation he followed while in good physical health. He farmed for a number of years in Jones county later moving to Nora Springs, Iowa, in 1896 where he continued to live on a farm. About eleven years ago when he retired from the farm, he came to Jones County where he purchased a home in Anamosa and continued to reside here till the end.
He was married in March 1882, to Anna Petersen. To this union four children were born: Andrew, who died at the age of eleven years: Mrs. Mary Oltman, of Central City; Mrs. Kate Gerdes of Anamosa; Mrs. Laura Curry of Wyoming. The wife and mother passed away in November, 1891.
On August 13, 1894, Mr. Andresen was married to Margaret Stulken. Four children were born to them: Ed of Omaha, Oscar of Nora Springs; Mrs. Grace Yemonek of Dubuque and Clifford, still at home.
He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J.C. Christiansen of Davenport, and one brother, Cornelius, of Amber, Iowa and by a host of more distant relatives and friends.
About four weeks ago Mr. Andresen became ill of complications but rallied again from his illness for a short time. About two weeks ago it was apparent that he was fast losing his hold on life and at5:30 Friday morning he peacefully slept away.
A short service was held at the home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, and the body shipped to Nora Springs for interment, Monday morning.
(Courtesy of Sharon Lindbloom #47355918)
Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, November 28, 1929
**He was buried in Park Cemetery, Nora Springs, Iowa
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