Bertha H. “Bertie” Nelson


Bertha H. “Bertie” Nelson

Death 14 May 1877 (aged 3–4)
Burial Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Add'n O-Div H-Blk 8-Lot S-grave 8a
Memorial ID 29403590 View Source

The Alexandria Post, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota Friday, May 18, 1877, page 4, col. 4.


NELSON.—On the 14th inst. (May) Of scarlet fever, Bertie H., daughter of Senator K. Nelson, aged four years.

The sympathy of the community are with the bereaved parents who in her have seen the first link severed in the family chain.

"There is no flock, however watched and tended, But one dead lamb is there!
There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended, But has one vacant chair.

Let us be patient! These sever afflictions Not from the ground arise, But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.

She is not dead,--the child of our affections, But gone into that school Where she no longer needs our poor protection, And Christ himself doth rule.

Not as a child shall we behold her;
For when, with rapture wild,
In our embraces we again enfold her,
She will not be a child.

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Sharing this stone: Catharine L. and Maria T. Nelson

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