Martha Hofland obituary
Wednesday, September 24, 1913
--On Friday Sept. 12th the remains of Mrs. Martha Hofland were laid to rest in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The deceased was one of the old settlers of the community, having settled in Mitchell County, Ia., in April 1874.
She was born in Gaarden, Bjork, Sogndahlal, Norway, Feb. 23, 1821 and was married to Anfin Hofland on the 29th of June 1845. To them were born nine children, seven of whom are living. One, a daughter, died in Norway, and one son gave his life for the Union in the war of the '60. She also leaves 36 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The husband passed away May 12th, 1902; at the age of 83. --Lyle Tribune