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OLSON, William 1816 - 1895

OLSEN, OLSON, OLESEN, REISETTER, RAESAETTER

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/5/2021 at 21:06:20

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 7, 1895 P 3 C 3

Fatal Mis-step.
Meroa Cor. Osage News:— Monday morning the people in this community were shocked by the serious news that William Olsen, (sometimes known as William Reisetter) had come to his death suddenly by falling down the stairway the previous night. As far as your correspondent has been able to learn, it seems that Mr. Olson and his only daughter were the only ones at home. At about 8:30, or possibly a little later, he was going out doors and in going through an entry, or hall,, where an open door led to the cellar stairway which was built of stone, he must have lost his way and stumbled towards the stairway and fell over, going down head first. His daughter heard the noise and ran to see, but soon found her father dead, having broken his skull and otherwise injured himself.

Transcriber’s Note: The last name is spelled three different ways. Find a Grave shows the name as Olson and Olesen, and that he was born Oct. 7, 1816 and died Jan. 27, 1895. It also shows the alias is spelled Raesaetter. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Meroa, IA


 

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