Peder Dock obituary

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Friday, June 3, 1921
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An Old Settler Laid to Rest

Peder P. Dock, who has been at the Hospital in Austin several months, passed away Sunday morning, death being caused by paralysis. The remains were brought here and interment was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Mona on the family lot.

The deceased was one of the pioneers of this section, where he located nearly sixty years ago. He was a kind hearted neighbor, had a jovial disposition, and, like so many of the early pioneers, was a very hard working man. In spite of the fact that in later years he suffered considerable with a lame back, he was always cheerful. Last fall he suffered a stroke which left him totally blind. He will be greatly missed by both young and old who had learned to love and admire him.

Mr. Dock was born in Norway on March 25, 1838. He came to America in 1861 and worked on a farm in Iowa a couple of years. He then took a homestead in Steel county, near Blooming Prairie, where he remained for four years. He sold his claim and bought a farm in Mitchell county, Iowa, where he lived until 1903, when he moved onto another farm in Otranto, where he lived until 1910, when he moved to Lyle, where he continued to make his home until his death. In August, 1865, he was united in marriage to Susan Peterson, and to this union seven children born, Peter P. Jr. of Enderlin, N. D.; Sever and Theo., of Elmore, Minn.; Oliver, of Ray, N. D.; Caroline(deceased); Mrs. Harry Farley, of Stacyville, and Lena, at home.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 at the Mona Lutheran church and was conducted by Rev. A. Elmer Moe.

Those here to attend the funeral were Sever Dock of Aneta, N. D. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farley of Stacyville, Peter P, Dock of Enderlin, N. D., Theo. Dock of Elmore, Minn., Mrs. Ruble of Willmar and Mrs. Ruble of Douglass, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Jorgenson of Dexter, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Dock of Albert Lea and the following from Blooming Prairie: Ole Knutson, Mrs. Helvig, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ben-Benson, Knut Dock and Mrs. Ole Benson.