Johannes Arneson obituary

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Friday, September 26, 1913
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Another of the Old pioneer Settlers has passed away. Thus one by one they are called to their eternal home and the place that has known them so long shall know them no more, except in memory.

Johannes Arneson was born in Lyster Prestejeld, Sogn, Norway, Jun 23, 1830 and died at his home in Nevada, Mower county, Minnesota, Sept. 20, 1913, being at the time of his death 83 years, 2 months and 28 days of age. In 1855 he was married to Martha Vold, who survives him. To this union were born eleven children of whom seven are now living.

In 1859 the deceased came to America with his family and settled in Dane county, Wis. There they remained for six years, at the end of which time they came to a prairie schooner to Six Mile Grove and shortly afterwards acquired their present home.

The deceased's health has been gradually failing for the last couple of years and he has been confined to his bed most of the time since last January. He realized that the end was drawing near and declared repeatedly that he was contented and ready to go.

He was conscious to the very last and only the day before told a member of the family that he hadn't many hours left, but that he had the conviction of inheriting the Life Eternal.

The funeral was held at the Six Mile Grove, where he had attended services since its erection, and the remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery. A large number gathered for the funeral service, which was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Moe- Contributed.

We hereby wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends who visited our husband and father during his long illness, or in any way showed sympathy to him in his declining years. We also wish to thanks those who sent floral tributes, the choir and all others for their help and kindness. Mrs. J. Arneson and Family.