|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1862, Denmark|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1926|
Rasmus Black was born on Lolland, Denmark. In his youth he worked at a large "Herregaard" as a servant or "valet". Later he became engaged to Ane Marie Nielsen, from Sjaelland, Denmark and in 1882 they came to Chicago. The next year, on September 14, 1883 they were united in marriage.
Mr. Black hadn't come to America to live in a large city, so after a short time they moved to Wisconsin where he worked on a tobacco farm for a number of years. He wanted to be a land owner so finally came to the Danish colony at Tyler and soon purchased a farm in Diamond Lake Township.
He first built a house with an addition to it which he used as a barn. Later a new house was built. There were 7 children in the Black family, and as they grew up they learned at an early age to help in the house and garden. The Blacks had a beautiful yard all landscaped with flowers shrubs, and trees of all kinds.
For many years Mr. Black led the singing at the church services and other gatherings. Mr. Black was blessed with many talents. He loved music and song, could make many things, was especially fond of horses, training them to do stunts as well as riding them.
Things went well for the Black's until the summer of 1924 when a dreaded cyclone struck the community and ruined their beautiful home, buildings, trees, flowers, everything. One son, Sofus Black lived just north of their place, and further north on a hill was another farm home, where their daughter, Mrs. Aage Nielsen had resided, but which was now vacant. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Black moved to this farm. Mr. Black's health began to fail and the following year he was taken ill and was bedridden for a long tome. He passed away on September 16, 1926. Shortly after this, Mrs. Black moved to Minneapolis where their daughter and sister, Ethel also resided.
Mrs. Rasmus Black passed away in October 1938 and brought back to Diamond Lake where she was laid to rest beside her husband.
Claus Oleson Black (1825 - 1914)
Hansine Scafte Black (1835 - 1921)
Ane Marie Nielsen Black (1856 - 1938)
Theodore Henry Black (1884 - 1964)*
Martin S Black (1885 - 1966)*
Clara Black (1888 - 1983)*
Ethel B. Black (1898 - 1988)*
Rasmus Olsen Black (1862 - 1926)
Louis Black (1863 - 1924)*
Hans Oleson Black (1869 - 1924)*
Niels Peter Black (1876 - 1937)*
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Plot: Row 3, Lot 25, Grave 1W
Created by: Chris Wimmer
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30302829
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Added: Mar. 20, 2013