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Linnevold, Magnus Anderson 1805 1898

LINNEVOLD, ANDERSON, SKJEGRUD, SKARIE, SWENSON, HANSON, STEEN

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/2/2020 at 16:27:23

Source: Decorah Republican June 2, 1898 P 1 C 5

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
MAGNUS ANDERSON LINNEVOLD died at the home of his son Geo. M. Anderson, in Frankville township, on Friday last, in his ninety-third year, forty-five of which had been spent in this county.
Deceased was born in Lieer, near Drammen, Norway, Dec. 5th, 1805, married Inger Skjegrud in 1832, and came to America in 1853. Iowa was his destination and he found a piece of land that suited him on Section 7 in Frankville township, this county, and that was his home for the forty-five ensuing years. In his native land he followed his trade of carpentering, but did not pursue it long after coming to America; but he was one of those who helped build the Heckart & Strayer mill at Freeport.
His wife died in September, 1866. She was the mother of their three sons and four daughters, all of whom survive their parents, except the second son who died in the War of the Rebellion. Their descendants are Geo. M. Anderson, Ole M. Anderson, Chicago, Mrs. J. H. Skarie and Mrs. M. Swenson, both living at Lanesboro, and Mrs. W. O. Hansen and Mrs. O. M. Steen, both residing at Forest City.
Deceased enjoyed excellent health and full mental faculties until a few years ago. Then memory began to fail, and a moderate illness occurred to him; but death resulted almost literally from sheer old age. He was buried in the cemetery attached to the Washington Prairie Lutheran church, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. V. Koren officiating.

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