Obit: Rasmussen, Nels C. (1824 - 1893)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/09/1893

Rasmussen, Nels C. (13 AUG 1824 - 7 NOV 1893)

Died, at his residence in the town of Hull, Marathon Co., Wis., on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 1893, of cancer of the stomach, Nels Christian Rasmussen, in the 70th year of his age.

Mr. Rasmussen was born in Tystrope, Denmark, Aug. 13th, 1824, where he attained his majority. He was a soldier in the Danish Army and served two years in the campaign against Germany in 1848.

Aug. 26th, 1854, he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Sophie Hanson, who survives him. This union was blessed with eight children, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent parent.

In May 1882 he came to America and directly to this place, where he had been preceded one year by his eldest son Peter, and purchased the J. B. Carpenter property, where he has made his home since. He was a very quiet, genial old gentleman and gained the respect of everyone with whom he came in contact, by his rigidly honest and upright ways.

The funeral occurred today at the M. E. Church and the remains were laid to rest in Colby Cemetery, escorted by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances.

Of the children there were four sons, Peter and Fred of this place, Charles of Elma, Wash., and Julius of Thorp, and four daughters, one in Denmark, Mrs. N. P. Hanson, Mrs. Louis Johnson, all of Thorp and Miss Carrie at home.



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