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 Iver Christian Andersen

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Iver Christian Andersen

  • Birth 21 Mar 1906 Lincoln County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 1980 Ivanhoe, Lincoln County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Row 1, Lot 12, Grave 10E
  • Memorial ID 30248132

Birth Certificate
certid# 1906-12904

Death Certificate
certid# 1980-MN-000925
From Funeral Brochure
Iver Christian Andersen, son of Mathias and Dorthea Andersen, was born on March 21, 1906 in Diamond Lake Township, Lincoln County, Lake Benton, Minnesota.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Diamond Lake Lutheran Church and was an active member of the church. Iver attended rural school, one year at Danebod College in Tyler, Minnesota, and later in life one year at Atterdag College in California.

Iver farmed with his father in Diamond Lake Township and for two years worked for beekeeper Emil Hoffman at Janesville, Minnesota. In 1929 he started his own beekeeping and was a 50 year member of the Minnesota Beekeepers Association, serving as treasurer. He was also a member of the American Beekeepers Association.

On February 2, 1968 Iver was united in marriage to Walentyna Jaskalska at Bechan, Minnesota. Together they continued beekeeping.

On January 6, 1980 Iver departed from this life at his home. He had attained the age of 73 years, 9 months and 16 days.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Walentyna; his brother, Hans.
of Berkeley, California and a nephew, Peter of San Francisco, California.

Iver was preceded in death by his parents

See story of the Honey Corner in "125 Years of Life in the Valley" page 325-326. I remember seeing Iver wearing his beard of bees in a parade in Lake Benton, when I was a child. Not something one forgets!

His honey stand was run on an honesty principal, with a note saying "Take the Honey, Leave the Money." In later years a dish, a bowl with a dish and rock on top was still there to put the money in.

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  • Created by: Chris Wimmer
  • Added: 1 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30248132
  • Chris Wimmer
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Iver Christian Andersen (21 Mar 1906–6 Jan 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30248132, citing Diamond Lake Cemetery, Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Chris Wimmer (contributor 46920669) .