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Peter Hanson


Posted By: Lisa Joan Walden (email)
Date: 4/27/2021 at 22:32:01

HANSON. At his residence in Lamoni, Iowa, Friday, May 26, 1899, at 10:30 a.m., Peter Hanson. The deceased had been a sufferer from the ravages of rheumatism and kindred ailments for nearly three and one-half years, and for the past three years he could not use his lower limbs, they having been rendered useless by paralysis of the muscles of the back. To him, death was welcome, as it seemed the only means of escaping the almost constant suffering.

Mr. Hanson was born near Aurdal, Norway, October 13, 1833; confirmed a member of the Lutheran church in his fourteenth year; immigrated with his parents and four brothers to America in the fall of 1849; settled at Clinton, Wisconsin.

[He] remained with his father two or three years working with him in the wagon and carriage business. After which he started out for himself to seek his fortune. Made a trip down the Mississippi River in search of work, going as far as New Orleans; later returned and worked as a wheelwright at Cambridge, Illinois; also at Ottawa, Illinois.

At the latter place, he met and on November 18, 1856, married Miss Nellie Quam. To this union have been born five sons and two daughters; of whom two sons and two daughters still are living, who with the wife and mother, mourn his departure.

The deceased and family remained in the state of Illinois until 1869, when they moved to Delaware County, Iowa, on a farm; in 1873 they again moved, located in Benton County, Iowa; remained there until 1880; when they emigrated to Lamoni, Iowa, where the deceased has found his last resting place by the side of two of his sons in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The funeral was held at the house at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Sermon delivered by Elder John D. Bennett, assisted by Elder J. [James] L. Richey.

Source: Independent Patriot, published in Lamoni, Iowa on Thursday, June 1st, 1899, pg 8.


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