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Molzen, Asmus Nicolai 1854-1931


Posted By: Janet Schuldt, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/13/2010 at 15:43:14

Le Mars Globe Post, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, USA Thursday, October 29, 1931

A. N. Molzen

Asmus Nicolai Molzen was born on the first day of December 1854 in Socrupholz, Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. He was the oldest son of Asmus Molzen and his wife, Mary, nee Hansen.

He attended the schools of his native village. Since the province of his birth was then under Danish rule, he attended Danish schools until the tenth year of his life. Of his teachers he especially remembered a certain Mr. Grammaran who also instructed him in the rudiments of the English language.

In the year 1872 he came to America with his parents and settled in Benton county, Iowa. Here the family supported itself by farming, threshing and running a blacksmith shop.

On the 2lst day of October, 1883, he was united In marriage with Margareta Kallsen. Soon after their marriage they moved to Plymouth county where they purchased a tract of prairie in Johnson township next to the farm of his father. Here he lived until the time of his death.

In the year 1926 he rented his farm to his son and moved into the house he built close to his former home. Here he lived with his wife until the end of his life.

Mr. Molzen was general considered a progressive farmer, who was known far and wide for the precision with which he did all his work., During last few years he he became widely known through the manufacture of Molzen's health food. He was a member of the Preston township church from the first years of its organization. He maintained his membership until the end of his life and also .served the congregation for many years an one of its officers.

Early last summer Mr. Molzen's health began to fall so that he was confined to his bed at the beginning of September. His condition gradually became more critical until his death on the 22d day of October. The cause of his death was carcinoma of the lung.

The funeral services were conducted at the St. John's Lutheran church in Preston township by the pastor, the Rev. Theo. Meyer, assisted by his son, the Rev. Paul Meyer of Hampton, Iowa. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery of Preston township.

The departed is mourned by his beloved wife, one son John of Johnson township, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Schwiesow of Le Mars, Iowa; seven grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 3 brothers, one sister and many other relatives and friends.


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