Herman Olson obituary
Herman Olson, eldest son of Ole Hovilson and Bertha K. Olswold, was born the 14th day of March, 1856, at Olswold Loiten Hedemarken, and died June 19, 1933, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 5 days. In 1863, he with the family moved to Aasgaard in Starrge. In 1864 his father passed away, and about a year later the family moved to Torpen Nordere Land, his mother's birthplace. There he grew up and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. In 1873 he emigrated to the United States and located at Waukon, Iowa.
In the spring of 1880 he went to Culbertson, Nebraska to take up a homesteader's life. There he became acquainted with Miss Helena Hanson, and on the 24th day of April 1881, was united in marriage to her. They resided there until the fall of 1900 when they moved to Deer Creek Nebraska. After living there eleven years they moved to Lyle, Minn., which was his home until the time of his death.
To this union were born six children. Of these two died in infancy, Marie at 4 years, and Carrie at 16 months. He leaves to mourn his death, his widow and four children: Henry, Clara (Mrs. John Hanson) Anna (Mrs. Hans Richardson) and Chris, all of Lyle; two brothers, Chris of Holbrook, Neb., and Andrew of Billings, Mont.; one sister' Carrie at York, N. D., twelve grand children and one great grandchild.
Throughout his entire life, he maintained a noble, Christian character and was deeply loved by his family.
While living in Nebraska, he served for many years as superintendent of a Sunday School for young and old.
The funeral was held at the late home at 1:30 P. M., and at the Lyle church at 2 P. M., Thursday June 22nd, Rev. Langehough officiating.
Thou art gone but not forgotten,
Thou hast reached the other shore;
But to us even Heav'n seems brighter
Since thy feet have passed the door;
Thou hast earned thy rest, dear father,
In that home where thou art gone,
And the crown of love God gives thee
Rests upon thy peaceful brow.
We wish to thank all our neighbors, friends and relatives for their kindness and sympathy, shown us before and after the death of our dear husband and father. Especially do we wish to thank those who contributed floral offerings and memorial wreaths, Rev. Langehough, the Ladies Chorus and all who furnished cars.
Mrs. H O Oswald
Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olswold
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Olswold
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Schleich