Obit: Nelson, Anna
(1853 - 1938)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
Surnames: Nelson, Hanson, Hoover, Banditt, Nagel, Scheeler, Larson, Johnson, Lewis, Untiedt, Bauer, Schulz, Tischendorf, Virgin, Burnett, Oppegard, Lockren, Pitsch, Emling
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 19 May 1938
Nelson, Anna (5 MAY 1853 - 11 MAY 1938)
EARLY PIONEER BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Nelson, who died suddenly on Wednesday evening, May 11th at the home of her son, Albert, took place Sunday afternoon. The Rev. E. L. Hoover officiated at the services which were conducted at the home at 1:30 and at the Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.
The pallbearers were Leo Banditt, Wm. Nagel, August Scheeler, Martin Larson, Axel Johnson and Sam Lewis.
The flowers were in the care of Dorothy and Anna Marie Hanson, Marian Untiedt, Loretta, Lorraina and Hilda Bauer.
Mrs. Anna Nelson was born Anna Hanson at Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin, May 5, 1753 (1853). When a small child the family moved to Faribault, Minnesota, where she lived until her marriage to Henry Nelson, August 28, 1880. The young couple lived at Northfield, Minn., for a year and then moved in the fall of 1881 to the farm just out of Abbotsford which is now the home of her son Albert and his family.
At that time the surrounding country was all woods, the nearest doctor was at Stevens Point, the nearest railroad station and store were at Colby, Wis. Neighbors were few and far between.
To this pioneering couple eight children were born, the first two being twin girls who died in infancy. Two sons, Oliver and Isaac preceded their mother in death. The husband died Feb. 20th, 1920.
Surviving Mrs. Nelson are four children, one son Albert of Abbotsford and three daughters, (Isabel) Mrs. Wm Schulz of Cornell, (Clara) Mrs. Robert Tischendorf of Minocqua, and (Luella) Mrs. Robert Virgin of Trempealeau. She also leaves two brothers, Louis Hanson of Becida, Minn., and Carl Hanson of Henning, Minn., eighteen grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
She was a faithful member of the Norwegian Lutheran church. She had a cheerful disposition, was a fond mother and a kind neighbor. Always ready to lend a helping hand and was one never to complain.
Those from away attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tischendorf and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tischendorf and daughter of Minocqua; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schulz and family, Cornell; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Virgin and son Wynnes of Trempealeau; Mrs. Laura Nelson of Angola, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett, Fairbault, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Oppegard, Wausau; Mrs. Gustav Lockren, Northfield, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Pitsch and children, Jim Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Art Nelson and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herb. Nelson, Chippewa Falls; Miss Dorothy Nelson, Miss Edith Emling, Stevens Point.
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