Obit: Paulsrud, Andrew O. (1859 - 1939)
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Surnames: Paulsrud, Bredesen, Olson, Cichocki, Brandon, Aaberg, Evanson, Gullickson, Moen, Botnen, Carskaden, Lowe

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 9 Nov. 1939

Paulsrud, Andrew O. (21 Feb. 1859 - 2 Nov. 1939)

Andrew O. Paulsrud passed away at his home in the town of Pine Valley Thursday, November 2, after an illness of about a year with heart trouble and complications, though he had not been in bed until about two weeks before his death, which took place on his 46th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Paulsrud was born at Grue Solor, Norway, February 21, 1859, to Ole and Anna Bredesen. He came to America in 1882, and 11 years later, November 2, 1893; he came to Neillsville and was married to Miss Inga Olson, who survives him. They live at 162 West Fifteenth Street for 17 years, and during this time, Mr. Paulsrud worked as foreman for the John Paul Lumber Company, in lumber camps during the winger and on their farms in the town of Lynn in the summer. He and Mrs. Paulsrud’s father then purchased a farm in North Pine Valley, which they operated together until 1910, when Mr. and Mrs. Paulsrud bought the father’s share in the farm, and they continued to operate it until about a year ago, when they sold the farm and moved to Green Bay to live. Mr. Paulsrud became homesick and desired to come back to Neillsville, and on October 2, they returned to their old neighborhood and rented a small home just north of the Black River Bridge.

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Paulsrud: Agnes, Mrs. Joseph Cichocki, of Green Bay; Bernard Paulsrud; Olga, Mrs. Oscar Brandon, of Washington, D. C.; and Joseph at home. Beside his wife and children, he is survived by three grandchildren, Clarence and Vincent Cichocki and Carol Elaine Brandon; two brothers, Otto Paulsrud of Norway and Magnus Paulsrud of Minneapolis, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Paulsrud worked hard to build up their 40 acre farm and equipped it with good substantial buildings, though most of the farm work was done in a primitive way; continuing to operate in this manner until physical strength and health would no longer permit them to go on. They were highly respected citizens of their community.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, at 2 o’clock p.m. at the Jaster Funeral Home, the Rev. M. K. Aaberg of Greenwood performing the rites. Burial took place in the Neillsville cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Edwin Evanson, John Gullickson, John Moen, Ole Botnen, William Carskaden and Ole Lowe.

All of the children except Bernard were home for the funeral.

 

 


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