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Teetshorn, Olivia S. (Pardee) 1829 - 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/20/2020 at 15:14:16

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Nov. 7, 1913, P-5, C-6

Mrs. Olivia S. Teetshorn, one of pioneers of western Winnesheik county, passed away last Saturday morning at the home of her son, C. E. Farnsworth,{?} of Orleans. She was ill but a few days and death was the result of the infirmities of old age, she being 85 years of age. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday with interment at Oak Lawn.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Nov. 14, 1913, P-5, C-5,6

At her Pilot Grove home in Winnesheik County, Iowa, Saturday morning, Nov. 1, 1913, occurred the death of Mrs. Olivia S. Teetshorn at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 2 days.
The funeral was at the home on the following Tuesday, and interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco, Iowa, by the side of the husband who preceded her in death by over thirty years. The funeral discourse by Rev. Sylvester of the Ridgeway Methodist church was able and impressive. His word pictures illustrative of the beauties in life in the different stages from infancy to old age, and his portrayal of what constitutes beautiful old age were words to be remembered. Some beautiful vocal selections were admirably rendered by the Ridgeway quartet choir.
Olivia S. Pardee, daughter of Ebenezer and Samantha Pardee, was born in Homer, Courtland county, N. Y., May 29, 1829. She was the youngest and the last to survive of a family of six sisters, and no one to perpetuate the Pardee name. She was a direct descendent of the New England Puritans, her parents being natives of Connecticut. She was reared under strict, church-going, religious influences.
She moved with her people to Walworth county, Wis., in 1845, and„ was married to Chauncey H. Teetshorn in 1850. Four children were born to the family, three sons and one daughter. John A., born in 1853, died at the age of six years, and was buried at Utters Corners, Wis. C. E., born in 1856, and living near Cresco in the pioneer Iowa home. Flora B., now Mrs. Flora Beucher, born in 1859, and also residing with her only child, Myrtle, at the old home. George F., born in 1875 died in infancy and was buried in Oak Lawn, Cresco.
The family came from Wisconsin to Winneshiek County, Iowa, in 1866, and turned the virgin sod. The husband and father died in 1883. The mother has lived continuously in the old home to the time of death.

Transcriber’s Note: I can’t find any reference to a Farnsworth in the family; however, there is a son C. E. which I assume is Teetshorn.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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