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Maria Berg Aasen
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1858, Norway
Death: May 28, 1927

Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Berg, was born February 11, 1858, in Sogn, Norway. In 186?, she came with her parents to Crawford county, Wisconsin. After a brief stay there, they came to Norden in Trempealeau County, where they settled on what is now known as the Bert Berg farm.

On October 11, 1883, Mary Berg was married to John P. Aasen of Norden. The newly married couple settled on what is now known as the Big Grorud farm, where they lived for five years. They then bought the farm in Norden which was their home for thirty years.

In 1920, having sold their farm, Mr. and Mrs. Aasen made their home in Whitehall, Wisconsin, where they have made their home since.

Mrs. Aasen has been in poor health for nine years and for the past two years has been seriously ill. She suffered much pain, but throughout the whole of her illness bore her sufferings with patience and fortitude. On Sunday, May 28, death came as a merciful release.

Life has a friend called Death
Who strips him of his clay
That so, freed from the breath,
A soul may reach its day.

A faithful wife, a good mother, a kind friend, devout member of her church. Death had no errors for Mrs. Aasen. It was a portal to the end, and where she could be forever with the Lord.

Mrs. Aasen is survived by her husband and four children: Sena, Mrs. Henry Hugdall of Eau Claire; Peter of Osseo; Julius of Rochester, Minn., and Caroline, Mrs Paul Dollum of Albert Lea, Minn.

All of these were present at the funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon, May 30. Services were held at 1 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Norden church. Rev. J.A. Westberg and Rev. H.C. Wik gave addresses in Norwegian and Mr. Ole Wik in English. The choir sang fitting selections. The large attendance--the funeral was one of the largest ever held at Norden--and the abundance of flowers attest the affection and regard in which Mrs. Aasen was held in the community, where she had for so long made her home.

Interment was made in the Norden cemetery. The following six nephews of Mrs. Aasen were the pall bearers: Martin Ausen, Sam Ausen, Albert Ausen, J.B. Berg, Joseph Berg and Helmer ...orud." Mondovi Herald-News (THE WHITEHALL TIMES - June 15, 1927)
Family links: 
  John Johanes Bottolfson Berg (1821 - 1898)
  Kari Olsdtr Leirdal Berg (1829 - 1885)
  John P. Aasen (1858 - 1942)*
  Bottolf Johannesson Berg (1855 - 1918)*
  Maria Berg Aasen (1858 - 1927)
  Ingebrigt Berg (1867 - 1937)*
  Inga Berg (1871 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
Buffalo County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: SMolland
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60055400
Maria <i>Berg</i> Aasen
Added by: SMolland
Maria <i>Berg</i> Aasen
Added by: SMolland
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