|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1865, Denmark|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1934|
From The Lake Benton News April 13, 1934, Page 1.
Mrs. Mathias Andersen of Diamond Lake, Is Called To Eternal Rest
Mrs. Dorthea Andersen was born in Oksenvad, Slesvig, January 18, 1865. She was married to Wilhelm Habenteht in 1893. To this union a daughter, Margreta, was born. In 1896 her husband died on consumption, and she emigrated to America in 1902 and came to Diamond Lake township, where in 1903 she was united in marriage to Mathias Andersen.
Mrs. Andersen was a sincere Christian woman and earnestly endeavored to practice Christianity in her daily life. Through her the influence of a Godly life was felt in the every day affairs of the community. God's work, prayers, and songs were a part of her family life. She was a faithful supporter of the Danish Lutheran church, and met Sunday after Sunday at its services as long as her health permitted. She was a firm believer in the sacraments of the church and was grieved when she felt that many had little or no regard for them. She knew of the struggle for eternal life. Without struggle no victory, without the cross, no crown.
When the terrible disease of cancer finally told her that death was approaching she found that she had gained many friends who often came to bring some rays of sunshine to her in her last journey, and before she passed away she was praying and longing for the time when the portals of heaven would be opened to her.
The end came on April 3, 1934 and her earthly sufferings are now o'er. Funeral services were held from the Diamond Lake Lutheran church Friday afternoon, April 6, conducted by Rev. K. Jensen-Hansen, pastor, assisted by Rev. Holger Strandskov of Tyler. Interment was made in the Diamond Lake Danish cemetery. The hymn composed from the 7th chapter of Revelations was sung at the services.
Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Hans P. Andersen of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Iver C. Andersen, who resides at home, to mourn her loss. Her daughter, Margreta, preceded her in death in 1914.
Peace be with her memory. "Blessed is the memory of the righteous, who have overcome the tribulations of the world, and are now standing bere God's and the Lamb's throne, clothed in white garments, and with palms in their hands, singingand praising God forever."
Emigration from Denmark in 1902
Mother of Anne Margrethe Habenicht from this previous marriage.
Emigrated to the USA when Anne Margrethe was 8 years old.
Mathias Andersen (1863 - 1946)*
Anne Magreta Habenicht (1894 - 1914)*
Hans Peter Andersen (1904 - 1993)*
Iver Christian Andersen (1906 - 1980)*
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Created by: Chris Wimmer
Record added: Sep 27, 2008
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