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Christian Carsten Bahnsen
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Birth: May 28, 1867, Germany
Death: Oct. 13, 1945
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA

Chris Bahnsen, 78, of Rock Falls was instantly killed Saturday October 13, 1945 in an automobile accident at a country crossroad ten miles west of Osage. Five other persons involved in the two-car collision were injured. Mr. Bahnsen received a fractured skull and a broken neck. Mr. Bahnsen was riding in a car driven by Glen Gast, his son-in-law.

Funeral services for Mr. Bahnsen will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church in rural Osage. Officiating was Rev. C. Blaine Gunderson and burial will be made in the Rock Falls Cemetery.

Christian Carsten Bahnsen was born at Oehrstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on May 28, 1867. He was one of a family of fourteen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Germany before coming to the United States.

At the age of 23, he came to America and settled in Jones County, Iowa. On November 13, 1891, he was married to Margaretha Wohlert and to this union was born ten children, six sons and four daughters, all of whom survive him. These children include: Carsten, of Rock Fall, Iowa; John, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Margaret (Mrs. Gust Paulson) of Osage, Iowa; Bertha (Mrs. Dewey Deckard) of Franklin, Indiana; Hans, of Downing, Indiana; William, of Riceville, Iowa; Linda (Mrs. Arthur Troge), of Rudd, Iowa; Harold, of Ventura, Iowa; Ralph and Christine (Mrs. Glen Gast), both of Nora Springs, Iowa. Twenty-one grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him. His wife and one grandson, Wally Gast, preceded him in death.

Mr. Bahnsen farmed in Jones County, Cerro Gordo County, and Floyd County, before retiring to Rock Falls, Iowa where his wife passed away in 1933. Since that time, he has made his home with his children.

Waterloo Courier, Monday October 15, 1945

Family links: 
  Margaretha Wohlert Bahnsen (1870 - 1933)
  Carsten John Bahnsen (1892 - 1973)*
  John Bahnsen (1894 - 1988)*
  Margaretha Christine Bahnsen Paulson (1896 - 1991)*
  Christine Auste Bahnsen Gast (1898 - 1984)*
  Hans Henry Bahnsen (1902 - 2003)*
  William Bahnsen (1904 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Falls Cemetery
Rock Falls
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Dec 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62916720
Christian Carsten Bahnsen
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