Joseph Jon “Joe” Larson

Joseph Jon “Joe” Larson

Birth
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Nov 1948 (aged 77)
Brush, Morgan County, Colorado, USA
Burial Brush, Morgan County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 36381100 · View Source
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Joe Larson came from Norwegian immigrant parents, who came to America in 1859 from Stavenger, Rogaland, Norway. They first settles in Esmen, Livingston, Illinois, then moved to Wiota, Cass, Iowa during the mid-1870's. From Cass County they moved to Buena Vista County in 1896. I don't know what the problem was between the two families, they probably knew each other in Wiota, Cass, Iowa, maybe they hated each other from issues they had back then. The thing I'm sure of is Joe Larson loved Isabelle. They may have been in love when they both lived in Cass county, I don't know. Isabelle's parents forbade her to see him after he showed an interest in her. My great aunt said Isabelle's sister, Bertha Sarvold would let them court at her house, out of sight of her parents who had forbidden Isabelle to see Joe Larson. They were married 02 Mar 1897 when they were both about twenty-five years old. They lived in Iowa for a couple years, from there moved to PierceCounty,Nebraska, and on to Ingham,Lincoln,Nebraska in 1906. After 1912 the family moved to Eskdale, Adams, where Joseph's wife Isabelle died of Tuberculosis complicated by Spanish Influenza on 11 Feb 1919. Joe was living in Genoa,Lincoln County,Colorado by abt 1921. He built one of the earlier Sears and Roebuck kit houses,which is still standing and ran a butcher shop in the south part of town. He was a very hard working man who spoke several languages including his parent's native language. He had a stroke abt. 1935, the bitterness of his disability set the tone for the next ten years. He was admitted to Ebenezer Nursing Home in Brush, Colorado, and died a few years later in 1948. He is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery,Brush, Colorado


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  • Created by: Deana Henry
  • Added: 26 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36381100
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Jon “Joe” Larson (25 Oct 1871–18 Nov 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36381100, citing Eben Ezer Cemetery, Brush, Morgan County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Deana Henry (contributor 47121796) .