PAULSEN, Nicholas 1848-1907
Posted By: Lyle Ann Shults
Date: 1/7/2016 at 08:45:12
May 2, 1907
The Ida County Pioneer
Ida Grove, IA
NICK PAULSEN DEAD
ONE OF HOLSTEIN'S PIONEERS IS NO MORE
HAD BEEN ILL FOR NEARLY A YEAR
Nicholas PAULSEN of Holstein, one of the best known and most respected pioneers of Griggs township and Holstein, died at his home in that city on Tuesday night of last week after a nine months sickness, during which time he suffered a great deal. Mr. PAULSEN was afflicted with cancer of the stomach and bowels and during the past year was in Ida Grove for treatment many times.
The Advance says that it was last August he was first taken ill and after doctoring for some time it was decided to perform an operation for his relief. It was then discovered that he was suffering with cancer of the bowels and that his demise was only a question of time. He was not notified of his true condition, although his family were advised, and all was done in their power to cheer and comfort him during his few remaining days. Since the operation he suffered much and was confined to the house a greater portion of the time and the last week was bedfast and partook no nourishment.
The deceased was born in Germany July 10, 1848, and was at the time of his death 58 years, 9 months and 13 days old. In 1865 he came to America and settled in Scott county; in 1871 he was married to Miss Mary FAHRENKROG, and in 1885 came to Ida county and settled on the Neil HANSEN farm in Logan where he remained 7 years when he moved to the farm in Battle now occupied by R.L. BUTCHER, and in 1901 moved on his own farm northeast of town where he resided until last winter when he was compelled by ill health to move to town.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. PAULSEN, eight of whom still survive to console their aged and grief stricken mother, and are: Gustav PAULSEN, Caroline PAULSEN, Mrs. Theo KRUGER, Mrs. Wm. KRIENS, Amos PAULSEN, Mrs. Claud CONOVER, Josephine and Harry PAULSEN, all of whom except Mrs. KRIENS of Hartley, Iowa, are residents of this county.
By the death of Mr. PAULSEN Holstein and Ida county loses one of its most respected and prosperous citizens. He was a good citizen and neighbor, a kind husband and an indulgent father, and wherever he has lived he has always enjoyed the highest esteem of all, and he goes to his long rest with the record of a life well spent.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the M. E. church and conducted by Rev. BUSHNELL.
Interment was made in the Holstein cemetery.
The Pioneer joins with the Advance in extending the sympathy of all Ida county to the sorrowing family.
Ida Obituaries maintained by Tonja Winekauf.
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