|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1841, Denmark|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1911|
Mrs. John Nissen died at the family home in Harlan Thursday of last week (23 Nov 1911). She had been in frail health for more than a year and her death was not unexpected. She was a few weeks beyond 70 years of age at the time of her death.
The funeral was held Sunday. Rev. Nielsen of the Jackson Township Lutheran church conducted a service at the home, after which the body was taken to the church in Jackson, where the principal service was held. It was attended by a very large company of the old friends and neighbors of the deceased, quite a number being present from Audubon county.
Lena Jacobsen was born October 11, 1841, in the north part of the German province of Schleswig Holstein, the province at that time being Danish territory. She grew to young womanhood there, and at 22 years of age was married to John Nissen.
The pair moved to America in 1868, settling at Clinton Iowa. From there they moved to Jackson Township, this county, upon a farm, where they lived for twenty-two years. They were most industrious and frugal, and when they left the farm it was on the of the largest and best improved in any of this county. For the past nine years, the pair, husband and wife, lived alone, in a comfortable home near the square in Harlan.
Seven children were born to the them, six of whom survive, Peter, a son having died some years ago. The surviving children are: John who lives near Anita; Chris, who lives upon a farm in Monroe township; Charles, upon a farm in Greely; Mrs. Fred Mortensen, of Jackson, and Mesdames Knud Hansen and Hans Brodersen, of Harlan.
All the surviving children were present at the funeral, to mourn with the father, the loss of a loving wife and mother.
The writer had not the pleasure of close acquaintance with deceased, but remembers, however, to have spent a couple of nights in the Nissen farm home, some sixteen years ago, at which time Mrs. Nissen appeared to him as what she really was, a most excellent wife and mother. For it must be accepted as a truth, that a mother who bears and rears to maturity a family of children, staring, hem on careers of usefulness and citizenship, has performed a duty to society than which none other can be greater.
John Nissen (1837 - 1921)
John Nissen (1867 - 1954)*
Ellen Christine Nissen Hansen (1870 - 1952)*
Hans Christian Nissen (1872 - 1938)*
Charles Nissen (1875 - 1959)*
Mena Nissen Broderson (1875 - 1960)*
Peter C. Nissen (1879 - 1901)*
Hattie Nissen Martinson (1884 - 1963)*
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