|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1918, France|
PVT, 306 INF, 77 INF DIV WORLD WAR I
Memorial Services Held Sunday
Memorial services were held Sunday evening over Ole M. Olson and Alfred Hanson, two of our soldier heroes who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country and it's cause. They came at their country's call and donned the soldier's khaki and followed their flag to fight the just cause of their nation and now their bodies rest in the battle scarred soil of France.
There is sorrow and loneliness in the homes they left but the sorrow is assuaged and tempered with the certain knowledge that they died the brave death of good soldiers.
Revs. Gjerde, of Halma, and Olson, of Greenbush, conducted the services and the Halma choir assisted with music. The hall was packed with people who came to pay their last respects to the heroes and many of the attendants were soldiers in uniform, many of whom had just returned from overseas.
Alfred Hanson, son of Herman Hanson, of this place, is the only soldier boy from Karlstad village who met death in service. He was killed in action sometime in October, last year, but the news of his death did not reach here before in January. He was a bright, stalwart, sturdy lad and a fine soldier.
Besides his sorrowing father, seven sisters, Mrs. Wm. Hofel, of Cold Springs, Minn.; Mrs. Theo. Hoss, of Detroit, Mich.; Myrtle, Hilda, Mable, Signe and Margaret, four brothers, Oscar, Eddy, Joseph and Carl and a large number of friends are mourning his death.
The memory of these, our soldier heroes, taken from us by the grim toll of war, shall be something that we shall all cherish and honor in years to come as one of our dearest possessions.
Karlstad Advocate newspaper - June 6, 1919.
Courtesy of Kittson County Historical Society
Herman A Hanson (1859 - 1947)
Johanna Margaret Nelson Hanson (1861 - 1907)
Note: From Karlstad, Minnesota
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Meuse
Maintained by: gln
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55993087
Added: Sep. 28, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Feb. 22, 2011
From Karlstad, MN|
Added: Nov. 18, 2009