Anna Christine Ebsen

Anna Christine Ebsen

Birth
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 22 Mar 1950 (aged 98)
Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 23979170 · View Source
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Grandma Ebsen laid to rest here:

Funeral services for one of the oldest residents of Deuel County, Anna Christine Ebsen, was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Clear Lake, following services at the: the Kohnke Funeral Chapel, Monday afternoon, March 27 with Rev. R. H. Bragstad, pastor of the church officiating. Solos were sung by Chas. Jennings. Pallbearers were six grandsons

Anna Christine Ebsen passed away last Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvinus Peterson, in Lowe Township, after a lingering illness. She had attained the age of 98 years, one month and one day.

Anna Nelson, daughter of Anna and Nels Nelson, was born near Jutland, Denmark, in the year 1852. She met and married George Henry Ebsen there in 1878. They immigrated to America in 1882, coming first to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and later Faribault, Minnesota. Three years later they came to South Dakota and homesteaded in northern Deuel County.

In 1907 they moved to Boyden, Iowa, and operated at a restaurant for two years. From there they moved to Missouri and resided on a farm near Buffalo.

In 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Ebsen, desiring to retire, returned to South Dakota and built a cottage on the farmer of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elvinus E. Peterson, located in North Eastern Deuel County. Mr. Ebsen passed away March 11, 1937. At the time of his passing they had been wed 59 years.

She leaves to mourn her passing eight children. They are; Meyer E. Ebsen of Coteau, North Dakota; August H. Ebsen of Marietta, Minnesota; George E. and Philip O. Ebsen of San Simon, Arizona; Edward F. Ebsen of Gibsonton, Florida; Mrs. Elvinus (Maggie)Peterson of Altamont; Mrs. Anna Root of Watertown, and Mrs. John (Besse) Montz, of Phoenix, Arizona. One daughter, Rosa, preceded her in death in 1932. Only her brother, J. K. Nelson of Clear Lake, passed away in 1949.
Grandma Ebsen also leaves 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren, besides a host of friends and neighbors.

Information provided by George Capton, Alberta, Canada


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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 15 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23979170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Christine Ebsen (21 Feb 1852–22 Mar 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23979170, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .