Guldbran Torsten Morstad obituary

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Friday, October 13, 1916
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Guldbran Torsten Morstad, one of the oldest settlers of the county passed away at the home of his son. Torsten, in Nevada Township last Friday Oct. 6th. Besides being an old resident of the county, he was, at the time of his death conceded to be the oldest person living in this section, having commenced the last year before reaching the century mark. Until a few days before his death he was able to be about the place in his usual health, and retained his faculties remarkably well.

The deceased was born July 6th 1817, in Dahle, Slire, Norway where he spent his boyhood. In 1842 he was married to Miss Anna Knudtdatter Kjoli. This union was blessed by nine children, three of whom are living. Mr. Morstad left his native land in 1869 and came directly to Mower County. He settled at Adams where he remained for one year and then moved onto the homestead in Nevada Township, where he continued to reside until his death.

The deceased is survived by three children. They are Mrs. E. Bagstad of Rosean, Minn., Knut of Fordsville, N. C., and Torsten of the home place, also 40 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in Six Mile Grove Church, and interment was made in the church cemetery. It is thought that he was the oldest person ever buried in that cemetery. A large number of friends and relatives from this vicinity and also from Adams were in attendance.