Amelia <I>Petersen</I> Hajenga

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Amelia Petersen Hajenga

  • Birth 1853
  • Death 1918
  • Burial Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot 6th Addition to Breed
  • Memorial ID 102819119


A telegram was received in this city Sunday night by Maves C. Hagenga informing him of the death of his mother, Mrs. Rudolph Hajenga, which occurred at her home at Park Falls that afternoon. Mrs. Hajenga had been an invalid for many years, suffering from chronic asthma which had fastened itself upon her system, growing more troublesome as age crept upon her. However for the past eighteen months she had felt better than she had or some time until about a week previous to her death, when she was stricken with hemorrhage of the brain from which she died.

Amelia Petersen, daughter of the late C.H.M. Petersen, a prominent pioneer of New Holstein and who served Calumet County in the legislature three terms, was born at Chicago, Ill., March 1, 1853. In 1855 she moved with her parents to Racine where they remained until 1861 when they came to New Holstein and located on a farm one mile west of the village. In 1875 she was married to Rudolph Hajenga and with him moved onto a farm in the town of Chilton where they lived until the fall of 1915 when they disposed of the homestead and moved to this city for a temporary stay. In May, 1916 they purchased a home at Park Falls and moved to that city where they have lived since.

Mrs. Hajenga was an excellent type of womanhood, quiet in her way and domestic in her taste. Her whole thought was centered in her home and family, to whom she gave the best that was in her and who will sadly miss her guidance and care. She was a true helpmate to her husband his success and welfare being foremost in her consideration. She was esteemed in the neighborhood in which she resided so many years and her friends in large numbers regret her passing.

The body was brought to his city and taken to the Pfeffer Undertaking parlors where it lay in state until Thursday when the funeral was held at the Reformed Church, Rev. W. A. Arpke officiating with interment in the Breed cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, six sons, Maves C of Chilton, John and Randolph of Benchland, Mont., George of Los Angeles, California, Alex of Millbank, S.D., and Robert of Park Falls, and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Kalwitz of Brothertown and Miss Emma of Park Falls. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Henry Bruns of Park Falls. Old friends of the family in Calumet County offer deepest sympathy in their sad loss.

Chilton Times – January 12, 1918

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  • Created by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
  • Added: 30 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102819119
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Petersen Hajenga (1853–1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102819119, citing Hillside Cemetery, Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Janell Shumaker Keuler (contributor 46626663) .