Obit: Krogness, Mons A. (1856 -
Surnames: KROGNESS SIMONSON
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/31/1944
Krogness, Mons A. (23 FEB 1856 - 25 AUG 1944)
Mons A. Krogness, 88, son of Arne Monson Krogness and Synne Vaago Krogness, was born near Raudeber, Post Office, Nordfjord, Norway on Feb. 22, 1856/
He spent his youth and early manhood and was educated in his native country, receiving the schooling usually considered sufficient to meet the problems of life in that age. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
He served his apprenticeship as a carpenter in Norway and he immigrated to the United States in August 1881, where he continued to work at his chosen trade, until declining years and poor health forced him to retire from such work. Settling first in Cambridge, Dane Co., Wis.
On Sept. 10, 1882 he was united in marriage with Martha Caroline Simonson at Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wis. After their marriage they returned to Cambridge and continued to make that their home until 1893 when he with the family moved to Mason City, Iowa, where they resided until moving to Greenwood in 1895. Here Mr. Krogness purchased 80 acres of land located 1 ½ miles northeast of the city. From said 80 acres of mostly virgin timberland was carved the modern family homestead with the assistance of his family, and Mr. Krogness has considered it such all these years.
He passed away Friday morning, Aug. 25, 1944 at the farm home of his son Olaf Krogness and family 1 ½ miles east of Greenwood, with whom he had been making his home since the 17th day of last May.
Surviving are three sons, Olaf of the town of Eaton, Adolph of Sioux City, Iowa, and Carl of the town of Beaver, and seven grandchildren, four of whom are in the service. His wife and five children have preceded him in death. His wife died on July 7, 1908. Four children died in infancy. His son Joseph died on Oct. 20th, 1932.
Funeral services were held at the old farm home Wednesday, Aug. 20th at 2:00 p.m. He was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. M.K. Aaberg had charge of the services.
The pallbearers were: Godfrey Dyre, Elmer Johnson, Leonard Johnson, Carl Nelson, and Kenneth Dyre of this city, and Arthur Johnson of Humbird.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Adolph Krogness, now stationed at Camp Wolters, Texas; granddaughters Caroline and Helen Krogness, and their mother of Neillsville; and Arthur Johnson of Humbird.
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