|Birth: ||May 3, 1832, Denmark|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1913|
Kirsten Hove was born May 3, 1833 in Hordum, Thy, Denmark. She was married in 1860 to Mr. Niels Eriksen, seven children, five boys and two girls were born to them.
The family came to America in the spring of 1873 and settled on a homestead six miles west of Dannebrog, where Mr. Eriksen died in 1899, the next year Mrs. Eriksen moved to town, built a nice little residence here and her home had been here ever since.
One of their sons died in infancy, the oldest daughter, Miss Inger Marie, about 35 years ago, she was then 15 years old, while working in a hotel in Grand Island, met with an accident and was quite badly burned and died from the effects of the burns a few days later. About 20 years ago, Christian, who was then about 27 years old, went to Grand Island to attend a soldiers reunion or harvest feast, while there he was taken sick very sudden with some stomach trouble and died in a few hours.
For several years Mrs. Eriksen had been troubled with neuralgia in her head and face and at times suffered great pain. About noon the day she died, she had complained of being very dizzy, the weather in the afternoon was quite warm and it is thought that she had gone to find a cool place under the trees near the creek bank and in her dizzy condition had fallen down the bank and into the water where she was found some time after by her grandson, Christian Schlytern, who was the only one of the family that was home at the time. Doctor Pedersen was called at once, but he found that Mrs. Eriksen had been dead for some time when he got there.
The funeral Thursday afternoon was quite largely attended and Mrs. Eriksen was laid to rest beside her husband in Dry Creek cemetery. The only ones of her children that were able to get here for the funeral were P. C. Ericksen of Brewster and Mrs. Schlytern here. J. M. in Cal. had been notified, but was too far away to get here in time.
We had known Mrs. Eriksen ever since she came here forty years ago. She was one of the early sturdy, hard working pioneers, a kind and loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, liberal and accomodating in her ways. Like many of the early settlers she had seen some hard times and had her share of troubles, but she bore them patiently and seldom complained.
We join the many friends in extending condolence to the bereaved family.
The Dannebrog News, July 17, 1913, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney
Niels Ericksen (1826 - 1899)
Peder Christian Erickson (1862 - 1935)*
Carl Ericksen (1867 - 1894)*
Mary K. Erickson Schlytern (1869 - 1967)*
Loup Fork Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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