Erikson, August Gottfrid 1877 - 1841
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Date: 10/27/2010 at 13:57:58
The gravestone spells the last name Erikson.
August G. Erickson, well known Plymouth county farmer, passed away at his home near Adaville at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning, November 19, 1941, after a lingering illness, a the age of 64 years, 9 months, 20 days.
August Gottfrid Erickson was born Tranemo, Westergothland, Sweden, January 28, 1877, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in his home parish. He arrived in the United States, in March 1894, at the age of 17, and settled a Crathorne, Plymouth county, Iowa where he resided six years. In 1901 he moved to the farm that since has been his residence. On October 19 1904, he married Miss Bertha Theresia Olson at Sioux City, Iowa.
To them were born two. sons and five daughters, who now, together with the bereaved wife, mourn his demise. They are: Theodore G., of Westerville, S. D.; Vance A., of Akron; Mrs. R. G. McGorry, of Sioux City; Mrs. Harry Buehre, of Le Mars; Mrs. Marion. Robbins, of Albany, New York Mrs. A. L. Cole, Jr., of Chicago, Ill. and Miss Bertha Louise, at home There are also five grandchildren seven nephews and nieces, two brothers and one sister.
Two brothers who settled on adjoining farms to his Sam and John preceded him in death. The relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.
Mr. Erickson was a man of sterling qualities and held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held in Akron Wednesday afternoon in Immanuel Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a charter member, Services were conducted by Rev. E. G. Svenson Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Adaville.
Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1941
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