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Nels Iverson 1846-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/19/2013 at 01:22:02

Nels Iverson Passes Away
Nels Iverson, pioneer of Emmet county, died Tuesday night at his home in High Lake township. He was 83 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Iverson was born October 11, 1846 in Voss, Norway. Funeral services will be held Friday with the Rev. Peder Nordsletten officiating. The News was unable to obtain a complete obituary for this week but will publish it in full next week. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, April 17, 1930)

Services Held on Friday for Nels Iverson
High Lake Pioneer is Laid to Rest
Wallingford, April 22 Funeral services for Nels Iverson, who died Tuesday night, April 15, at the home of his son, John Iverson, at Wallingford, were held Good Friday at the Iverson home at 1:30 and at the Immanuel Lutheran church at 2. The Rev. Peder Nordsletten officiated but he was assisted by the Rev. S. Strand, a former pastor, and Magnes Wolden. Music was furnished by the Immanuel church choir and a male quartet. The pallbearers were A.B. Rockne, Lewis Larson, Simon Paulson, L.S. Berge, O.S. Hanson, and A.J. Anderson.

Nels Iverson was born in Voss, Norway, in Oct. 11, 1846. When he was 20 years old he left his native land and came to America. He went to Chicago in June 1866, but remained there for only a brief time, leaving there with his uncle, John Johnson Jarager. They made their home in the territory known as Jefferson Prairie in northern Illinois. Later he moved to High Lake township. On Jan. 12, 1876, he married Miss Anna Johnson Kythe, who was also a native of Voss, Norway. To this union two sons, Edward N. Iverson and John N. Iverson, both of Wallingford, and one daughter, Mrs. O.B. Nelson, of Rudd were born. He is also survived by six grandchildren, one great grandchildren and one brother, Iver Iverson Bos, who resides in Norway.

Mrs. Iverson died Dec. 23, 1928, and since that time Mr. Iverson has been making his home with his son, John. Mr. Iverson was one of the pioneer members of the Immanuel Lutheran church. He was an active worker and liberally contributed his share in the support of the congregational work. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, April 24, 1930)


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