ALBERTSON, George (1867-1940)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/27/2021 at 17:59:06
(September 29, 1867 – July 14, 1940)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., July 18, 1940, p.6
George Albertsen Dies On Sunday
Funeral Services Held Tuesday Afternoon At Battle Creek
Battle Creek – George Albertsen, born Sept 29, 1867 in Altendied, Germany. He was baptized shortly after his birth. In 1882, he was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Hattstedt Kreis Husum, Schleswig-Holstein. The same year he came to America and located at Wyoming, Ia. Here he worked as a farm hand for several years. With his future brother-in-law, Thomas Brodersen, he went to western Nebraska in 1886, to take up a homestead. On Feb. 19, 1890, Mr. Albertsen married Margaret Brodersen, which union lasted for over 50 years. Three years later the couple moved to the state of Wyoming, where the Albertsens lived until 1906, then the family returned to Iowa, moving on a farm near Midway. From 1920 to 1930, Mr. and Mrs. Albertsen lived in Battle Creek. In 1930 the farm life love moved Mr. Albertsen back to the farm. They farmed near Castana, Ia., from 1930 to 1933. After this Battle Creek became their last home. Here Mr. Albertsen died Sunday morning at 6:15, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 15 days. Two sons preceded him in death, one at the age of 11 months, the other at the age of 18 years. The following mourn his passing, his widow, who for over 50 years shared life with the departed, the children, Mrs. John Brandt of Canby, Ore., Mrs. Adolf Hansen, Denison, Mrs. John Schmidt, Hubbard, Ore., Mrs. Lorenz Thomsen, Hubbard, Ore., Mrs. David Greenwald, Battle Creek, Chris Albertsen, Danbury, Mrs. John Gehrts, Canby, Ore., Mrs. Ed Dose, Danbury, Mrs. Thorvald Nielsen, Auburn, Ben Albertsen, Canby, Ore. These, together with six sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, 29 grandchildren, one great grandchild and many other relatives and friends will miss his presence.
We shall meet again in Heaven, Jesus bring us all to our eternal home through faith in thee. Germany text, Cor. 5, 1-3, English text, Prov. 10-28. Hymns used were “For me to live in Jesus,” “Asleep in Jesus,” and “Rock of Ages.” Pall bearers were Theo. Greenwald, Hans Greenwald, Wm. Else, Rudolph Baumann, Wm. Ramm, and John Klahn. In charge of flowers were Mrs. J. W. Ball, Mrs. Theo. Greenwald and Mrs. Hans Greenwald. Christensen’s Funeral Home was in charge. Services were held on Tuesday afternoon at St. John’s Lutheran church. Rev. O. H. A. Hoemann officiating. Burial was at Midway Cemetery [St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Midway, Woodbury County, Iowa].
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