|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1811|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1887|
Cornelia was the wife of Benjamin CLASON.
Obituary from book 'Stephen Clason of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1654', Page 58 & 59:
The following notice of her death appeared in a local paper;
Mrs. Clason was the daughter of John Acker, Esq., and was born in Scotuck, Rensselaer Co., New York, December 4th, 1811, where she spent her early years and attended school. She was married to Benjamin Clason, Jan. 1st 1829 and lived several years at Purly Creek, Steuben Co., N. Y. Here amid the struggles and privations of a new country she was converted and with her husband, united with the Presbyterian church at Florida, N. Y., and went seven miles through the woods to meeting whenever the weather would permit.
In the fall of 1842, she came with her husband and little family to Wisconsin, and located at Clason Prairie on the farm upon which she spent her subsequent years. With a brave womanly heart, she cheerfully met the difficulties of the early days and took her part with her husband, laying the foundation of society. A Presbyterian organization called the Bloomfield Church, was founded in her house and the Presbytery of Wisconsin held some of their first meetings there.
Mrs. Clason was a loving wife, an affectionate mother, and universally respected in the community. A great loss has been sustained by the family and her large circle of friends. But our loss is her eternal gain, and she is now released from the infirmities and cares of earth, and promoted to the enjoyment of heaven.
Mrs. Clason was the mother of nine children, eight of whom survive to bless her memory, as follows: Abram, of Douglass, Minn., Isaac of Osage, Iowa; Jacob of St. Paul, Minn.; Orpha A. Paddock of Trenton, Wis.; Dewitt of Osage, Iowa; Harriet J., died March 3, 1850, Chas. N., of Beaver Dam, Janett H. Hathaway, Milwaukee, Sumner N., Beaver Dam.
Her funeral was on Saturday morning and she was to rest tenderly by the side of her beloved husband, who died in 1874.
Benjamin Clason (1806 - 1874)*
DeWitt Clason (1844 - 1902)*
Clason Prairie Cemetery
Created by: R. D. Mittelstadt
Record added: Jul 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11327648