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Mary Bertina Olson Hanson 1882-1933


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/11/2013 at 21:25:05

Mrs. A. Hanson Pioneer Woman Dies Friday
Was Born 51 Years Ago in High Lake Twp. – Entire Life Here
Mary Bertina Hanson, wife of Amos Hanson died Good Friday at her home in High Lake township. Mrs. Hanson had been in failing health with a cancer for the past three years.

All of the 51 years of Mrs. Hanson’s life had been spent in Emmet county. She was born on March 12, 1882 in High Lake township and was married on April 6, 1915 to Amos Hanson, a neighbor boy.

Mrs. Hanson was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and the last services in her memory are being held today at two o’clock from the Immanuel Lutheran church near Wallingford of which she was a very faithful member. Three were short services at the home at one-fifteen.

Rev. T. Hanson of Lakefield, Minn., and Rev. S. Strand have been asked to assist Rev. Peder Nordsletten in the services.

Pall-bearers are Lewis Larson, Edw. N. Iverson, Theodore Hanson, Simon Paulson, Aanon Aanonson, and Lewis Paulson. There was a large gathering of friends at the services to pay their last respects to the esteemed woman and the many floral offerings spoke of the high regard in which she was held by her neighbors and associates.

Mrs. Hanson is survived by her husband, three children Evelyn, Ordean and Mirrine, also her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olson of Ringsted, two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Olaf Berkland, Ringsted, Lewis Olson of Lily. S.D., Mrs. Ed Holmes, of Genoa, Colo., Ole Olson, Walnut Grove, Minn., James Olson of Lemmon, S.D., Andrew Olson of Ringsted and Martin Olson of Armstrong. Two sisters and one brother have preceded her in death. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 18, 1933)

Obituary of Mrs. Amos Hanson
Mrs. Amos Hanson, whose maiden name was Mary Bertina Olson, was born of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olson, on March 12, 1882. She was born in the High Lake Township of Emmet County, Iowa, in which county she continued to live until her passing away which occurred on last Good Friday, April 14, 1933.

As an infant she was baptized in the Lutheran faith. She was baptized in the school house known as the Reierson school by Rev. Holroth on that day when he preached his farewell sermon to the Immanuel congregation, which he very faithfully had served for several years.

In after years, having been instructed more in the way of salvation, Mrs. Hanson was confirmed on December 13, 1896, by Rev. H. Engh.

On April 6, 1915, she was married to Amos Hanson by Pastor Severson, who then served the Immanuel Congregation.

Mrs. Hanson was the mother of three children, namely, Evelyn, Ordean and Mirrine.

Failing in health for the last three years, and after much suffering, Mrs. Hanson passed away, due to cancer of the liver. When she left this world behind her to go home to God, as we feel assured she did, she was fifty-one years, one month and two days old.

She leaves behind her to mourn her departure, her husband and her aged parents, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Olai Berkland of Ringsted; Lemis of Lily, S. Dak.; Mrs. Ed Holmes of Genoa, Colorado; Ole of Walnut Grove, Minn.; James of Lemmon, S. Dak.; Andrew of Ringsted and Martin of Armstrong. A brother and two sisters have already preceded her in death.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, April 18th. A brief devotion was conducted at the home at 1:15 P.M. The service at the Immanuel Church to which Mrs. Hanson had belonged since the days of her infancy, started at 2 P.M. Mr. Fred Sternborg of Estherville directed the funeral. Rev. Peder Nordsletten, the pastor of the Immanuel Church, was assisted in the service by two of the former pastors of the congregation, namely Rev. T. Hanson of Lakefield, Minn., and Rev. S. Strand of Wallingford. Many floral offerings were given and likewise was money donated to various worthy causes as tokens of the high esteem in which Mrs. Hanson was held. In spite of the very busy season the church was filled to capacity. The Immanuel Choir rendered three songs during the service and also furnished music at the High Lake cemetery, where the burial was made.

The following men, neighbors of the family, served as the pallbearers: Lewis Larson, Ed Christian, Theodore Hanson, Simon Paulson, Aanon Aanonson, and Lewis Peterson. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 26, 1933)


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