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    1. Re: [NOR-OBIT] NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES Digest, Vol 3, Issue 1
    2. Colleen Ossman
    3. Thank you so much for the responses to my inquiry. Now I'll get busy with my research of Bertha. I really appreciate the information. Colleen On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:00 AM, <norwegian-obituaries-request@rootsweb.com>wrote: > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Bertha Severson Rasmussen (1866-1943) (Colleen Ossman) > 2. Re: Bertha Severson Rasmussen (1866-1943) (Margit Bakke) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:07:46 -0500 > From: Colleen Ossman <c.j.ossman@gmail.com> > Subject: [NOR-OBIT] Bertha Severson Rasmussen (1866-1943) > To: NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES@rootsweb.com > Message-ID: > <AANLkTinBtrY3xSFmrA+q94r=wwn=voco5352EOr35inp@mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > Bertha Severson Rasmussen was my foster grandmother, having raised my > mother, Anna Olava Hia Buckels. I have been unable to find any family > history on her. Severson could be Sivertsen(on) in Norway but searches > have > come up with nothing. Any help will be appreciated. > > I have an album full of pictures, some tin types, but without names. I > would love to find her descendents with whom to share these pictures. > > > > Obituary: > > Bertha Jergina Severson was born in Kvansa, Hardanger, Norway on November > 15, 1866, and passed away at her home in Story City, September 10, 1943, at > the age of 76 years, 9 months, and 26 days. She came to America in 1893, to > Grinnell, Iowa, where she lived until her marriage. In 1899 she was united > in marriage to Andrew O Rasmussen, coming to Hamilton county and being > married in the Elim Lutheran church by Rev. O. S. Heidahl. Mrs. Rasmussen > has lived in and around Randall since her marriage, with the exception of > eight years that she has lived in Story City. Besides her husband she is > survived by two foster daughters, Anna (Mrs. J. Torvestad) of Gaston, Ore., > and Olava (Mrs. Lloyd Buckels) of Jewell. Her parents, two brothers and one > sister preceded her in death, besides two grandchildren, Pearl Cathryn > Torvestad and Janett Joan Buckels. Mrs. Rasmussen was a kind, loving > companion and mother, taking into her home two children who were > motherless, > and fulfilled the place of Mother and Home. Her home was always open to > everyone and especially to the "homeless". Her friendly greeting and nice > smile will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. She was a devoted > Christian woman, believing deeply in prayer, her prayer mainly for the > salvation of souls. > > Mrs. Rasmussen was a member of the Elim Lutheran Church of Randall for > forty > years, and since living in Story City she transferred her membership to > Bethel Lutheran church, and being an active member of her church, taking > part wherever and whenever she could. > > Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, at 1:30 at the residence and > at > 2 o'clock in the Bethel church. The Revs. A. J. Bringle, G. O. Paulsrud and > J. O. Gisselquist spoke, and a duet was sung by Orville Olson and Mrs. > Bertle Stensland and also a solo by Rev. G. O. Paulsrud. > > The pall bearers were: John Okland, John Hougen, A. J. Henryson, John > Severaid, J. T. Heggen and Orville Anderson. Interment was made in the Mt > Olive cemetery in Randall. > > Among those from a distance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Orville > Pederson and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Paron Pederson and Anna Pederson of > Grinnell; J. J. Finley and Cathryn and Mrs. Vern Connan of Marshalltown; > Mrs. Ludvig Nelson and Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Peterson of > Ellsworth; > Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buckels, Mr. and Mrs. Claude O'Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. > Hassebrock, Mrs. P. M. Peterson and Glenn, Mrs. Dean Peterson and Mr. and > Mrs. Halvor Iverson, all of Jewell; Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Satre and Sonja, > Mrs. Homer Brinton, Mrs. M. A. Hill, Mrs. G. O. Fardal, Mrs. Bloyd Iverson > and Mrs. I. B. Iverson all of Stanhope; and many from their old home > community near Randall > -- > Colleen > > "The black sheep keeps the best info on the family" Author Unknown > > P.S. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate. > > NOVEMBER is coming!!!!!! > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:29:54 -0500 > From: Margit Bakke <margit@eot.com> > Subject: Re: [NOR-OBIT] Bertha Severson Rasmussen (1866-1943) > To: norwegian-obituaries@rootsweb.com > Message-ID: <32CBE540-51C4-41D8-922D-AAB7D84D70CC@eot.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Groom's Name: Andreas Olai Rasmussan > Groom's Birth Date: > Groom's Birthplace: Norway > Groom's Age: > Bride's Name: Bertha Jorgina Siverson > Bride's Birth Date: 1865 > Bride's Birthplace: Norway > Bride's Age: 34 > Marriage Date: 08 Apr 1899 > Marriage Place: Randall, Hamilton, Iowa > Groom's Father's Name: Rasmus Rasmussan > Groom's Mother's Name: Eli Anderson > Bride's Father's Name: Sjur Siverson > Bride's Mother's Name: Jennie Amundson > Groom's Race: > Groom's Marital Status: > Groom's Previous Wife's Name: > Bride's Race: > Bride's Marital Status: > Bride's Previous Husband's Name: > Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58813-1 > System Origin: Iowa-VR > Source Film Number: 1404699 > Reference Number: 2:3C11W9L > Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992 > > > > Margit in Minnesota > http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com > "If you have questions, just ask!" > > > > > On Aug 23, 2010, at 9:07 AM, Colleen Ossman wrote: > > > Bertha Severson Rasmussen was my foster grandmother, having raised my > > mother, Anna Olava Hia Buckels. I have been unable to find any family > > history on her. Severson could be Sivertsen(on) in Norway but searches > have > > come up with nothing. Any help will be appreciated. > > > > I have an album full of pictures, some tin types, but without names. I > > would love to find her descendents with whom to share these pictures. > > > > > > > > Obituary: > > > > Bertha Jergina Severson was born in Kvansa, Hardanger, Norway on November > > 15, 1866, and passed away at her home in Story City, September 10, 1943, > at > > the age of 76 years, 9 months, and 26 days. She came to America in 1893, > to > > Grinnell, Iowa, where she lived until her marriage. In 1899 she was > united > > in marriage to Andrew O Rasmussen, coming to Hamilton county and being > > married in the Elim Lutheran church by Rev. O. S. Heidahl. Mrs. Rasmussen > > has lived in and around Randall since her marriage, with the exception of > > eight years that she has lived in Story City. Besides her husband she is > > survived by two foster daughters, Anna (Mrs. J. Torvestad) of Gaston, > Ore., > > and Olava (Mrs. Lloyd Buckels) of Jewell. Her parents, two brothers and > one > > sister preceded her in death, besides two grandchildren, Pearl Cathryn > > Torvestad and Janett Joan Buckels. Mrs. Rasmussen was a kind, loving > > companion and mother, taking into her home two children who were > motherless, > > and fulfilled the place of Mother and Home. Her home was always open to > > everyone and especially to the "homeless". Her friendly greeting and nice > > smile will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. She was a devoted > > Christian woman, believing deeply in prayer, her prayer mainly for the > > salvation of souls. > > > > Mrs. Rasmussen was a member of the Elim Lutheran Church of Randall for > forty > > years, and since living in Story City she transferred her membership to > > Bethel Lutheran church, and being an active member of her church, taking > > part wherever and whenever she could. > > > > Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, at 1:30 at the residence and > at > > 2 o'clock in the Bethel church. The Revs. A. J. Bringle, G. O. Paulsrud > and > > J. O. Gisselquist spoke, and a duet was sung by Orville Olson and Mrs. > > Bertle Stensland and also a solo by Rev. G. O. Paulsrud. > > > > The pall bearers were: John Okland, John Hougen, A. J. Henryson, John > > Severaid, J. T. Heggen and Orville Anderson. Interment was made in the Mt > > Olive cemetery in Randall. > > > > Among those from a distance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Orville > > Pederson and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Paron Pederson and Anna Pederson of > > Grinnell; J. J. Finley and Cathryn and Mrs. Vern Connan of Marshalltown; > > Mrs. Ludvig Nelson and Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Peterson of > Ellsworth; > > Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buckels, Mr. and Mrs. Claude O'Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. > > Hassebrock, Mrs. P. M. Peterson and Glenn, Mrs. Dean Peterson and Mr. and > > Mrs. Halvor Iverson, all of Jewell; Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Satre and Sonja, > > Mrs. Homer Brinton, Mrs. M. A. Hill, Mrs. G. O. Fardal, Mrs. Bloyd > Iverson > > and Mrs. I. B. Iverson all of Stanhope; and many from their old home > > community near Randall > > -- > > Colleen > > > > "The black sheep keeps the best info on the family" Author Unknown > > > > P.S. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate. > > > > NOVEMBER is coming!!!!!! > > > > ------------------------------- > > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' > without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > To contact the NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES list administrator, send an email to > NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To post a message to the NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES mailing list, send an email > to NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES@rootsweb.com. > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES-request@rootsweb.com > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body > of the > email with no additional text. > > > End of NORWEGIAN-OBITUARIES Digest, Vol 3, Issue 1 > ************************************************** > -- Colleen "The black sheep keeps the best info on the family" Author Unknown P.S. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate. NOVEMBER is coming!!!!!!

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