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Sanderson, Kittel 1821 - 1910

SANDERSON

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/6/2019 at 14:05:13

Source: Decorah Republican May 26, 1904 Page 4

CELEBRATED HIS BIRTHDAY.
A Lincoln Pioneer Passes the Eighty-third Milestone of Life.
Ridgeway Review:—On Saturday, May 14, 1904, occurred the eighty-third birthday of Kittle Sanderson, of Lincoln township, and on Sunday, May 15, a large number of the members of the United Lutheran church at Ridgeway, of which Mr. Sanderson has been a staunch supporter for lo these many years, drove down to the home of Mr. Sanderson bent on giving him a genuine surprise, in which they were entirely successful. The ladies went prepared with large baskets filled with all the delicacies known to the culinary art, and soon the tables were loaded to overflowing with good things to eat.
After the banquet Rev. Thompson, pastor of the church, on behalf of the congregation, in a few well chosen words, presented Mr. Sanderson and his good wife each with a fine rocking chair as a small token of the esteem in which he is held by his friends in the church. Rev. Thompson also made a few remarks about the life of Mr. Sanderson, and in so doing, commented very highly on his christian life and earnest work in the church.
Kittle Sanderson was born in Norway, May 14, 1821, and emigrated to America in 1851 He soon settled in Wisconsin, and soon after coming to this country was married. In 1852 he moved to Winneshiek county, Iowa, and has lived here continuously ever since, except while he was in the army Mr. Sanderson enlisted in the 15th Wisconsin infantry in 1861, and remained in the army until the close of the war, being mustered out in 1865. Considering the hardships through which Mr. Sanderson has passed and that he has seen eighty-three winters, he is a very spry and active man. Long may he continue with us and when the time comes for him to join the silent majority across the dark river, may he be met on the other side with the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant" is the sincere wish of his host of friends.

Transcriber’s Note: His gravestone in United Lutheran Cemetery shows the spelling of his first name as Kittel. He died December 25, 1910.

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