Obit: Emerson, Helen (1850 - 1924)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 01/08/1925

Emerson, Helen (4 OCT 1850 - 30 DEC 1924)

Mrs. Helen Emerson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Trinrud, on Tuesday, Dec. 30th, 1924 after a brief illness.

At the time that our great Civil War began, a sailing vessel left its port in Norway on a long journey across the Atlantic, the average time for this journey was one week, but they were lost and drifted at sea, taking eleven weeks for the trip. Two brothers died on the way and had to be buried at sea. They landed in Quebec, coming down the St. Lawrence River and settled in La Crosse Co.

She was married to Andrew Emerson of La Crosse in 1869 in La Crosse. To this union were born six children, one dying in infancy, another, John, died March 1902, the others are Julia, Mrs. F. Shupe of Loyal, Wis., Lawrence of Wis. Rapids, Frank of Almond, Wis. and Mrs. Elsie Trinrud of Loyal.

In 1879 they came to Clark County and settled when the country was new. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson owned and operated a large farm north of Loyal, Clark County, Wis. for more than 20 years, 22 years ago they began their residence in the village of Loyal, where Mrs. Emerson lived till her death.

Helen Emerson was born in Gubransdahl, Norway Oct. 4, 1850, came to this country at the age of eleven years and settled with her parents in La Cross Co. near Stevenstown, Wis. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church there and was a member of that church.

She is survived by one brother, E. Johnson of Pigeon Falls, three sisters, Mrs. John Emerson of Black River Falls, Mrs. O. Amundson of Melrose, Wis., Mrs. Andrew Berg of Holman, Wis., 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Emerson was a good Christian, a loving and kind mother, and leaves many friends who will never forget her deeds of kindness and love.



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