|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1841, Norway|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1915|
Her obituary in The Rochelle Independent, Rochelle, Illinois - March 4, 1915
Mrs. Osey Hill was born in Hardenger, Norway, Dec. 12, 1841, of the parents Ole and Joa Espe. At the age of 17, she immigrated to this country and settled in Lee County, Illinois. Feb 5, 1866, at the age of 24, she was united in marriage to Peter O. Hill, who died April 14, 1890. To this marriage were born eleven children, seven of whom still survive. Of the four children who passed before mother, one boy, Joseph Oliver, died at the age of two years. The other three, Emma, Carrie and Joseph grew to maturity. Of the seven children living, Lincoln, Oscar, Peter, Royal and Anna, reside on farms south of Creston, Illinois; Josephine on a farm near Swea City, Iowa, and Charles, at Oxford, Pa. Besides her children, she leaves ten grand children and one brother. In the year 1868, about two years after their marriage, they settled in Ogle County, two miles south of Creston, on the prairie, where they built their first home and lived until they answered thier final summons. The deceased died February 18, 1915, at the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 6 days, and was buried Feb 21st. She was a true, loving and kind mother and will be greatly missed by her immediate family, and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were her daughter Josephine, of Swea City, Iowa; her brother Chas., of Oxford, Pa.; O.j. Olson, of Thor, Iowa, and Dr. Chas. Hill of Chicago.
Buried in Union Cemetery, Atlo Twp., Lee County, Illinois
Peter O Hill (1835 - 1890)
Created by: Patty Cummings-Beran
Record added: May 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52407680
Brian D. Jones
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