|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1829, Denmark|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1912|
Husband of Mary Coad. Divorced
THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT
Thursday, February 15, 1912
Andrew Albertson was born in Holstein, Denmark, Nov. 5, 1829, and died Feb. 9, 1912, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lena Nessen, with whom he has made his home for the past 33 years. His age was 82 years, 3 months and 4 days.
He served in the war of 1848-49, between the Austrians and Germans, fighting on the German side. He came to the U.S. in 1858, and became a citizen of the U.S. on Sept. 7, 1863.
On Sept. 23, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. A, 11th Illinois Cavalry. In the battle of Shiloh he was wounded in the leg and taken to the hospital. Afterwards he was honorably discharged on Feb. 11, 1863, having served 1 year, 4 months and 18 days. He then went to Burlington and farmed for a short time.
On Dec. 16, 1864 he married Mary Coad, of Burlington. Two children were born to them, a son, Albert and a daughter, Anne, both of whom resided in Montana.
As a child in his native land, Andrew Albertson was received into the Lutheran church and in 1904 united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Derby, Iowa.
He was known to all in this neighborhodd as Uncle. In the home he was ever kind and patient, possessing a fondness for children. When in health he was a faithful attendant at his church.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1912, in charge of the pastor, E. L. Stone. The remains were interred in the Derby cemetery.
Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright
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