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 Christen Andre Nielsen Borre

Christen Andre Nielsen Borre

Death 14 Dec 1946 (aged 86)
Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 7, Lot 87
Memorial ID 60835438 · View Source
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From The Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, December 19, 1946, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Christen Borre, 86 Passes on Sat Eve. Services Were Wed. --
Again the grim reaper has entered our midst and has summoned Christen Borre from his family and from the community.

Christen Borre was born at Stakkemarke, Denmark on October 8, 1860 and passed away at his home in Wolbach on December 14, 1946, at the age of eighty-six years, two months and six days. He was the son of Niels Borre and Carne Borre and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith while in his childhood.

When nineteen years of age he came to America and took up work in Illinois where he remained for two years. In 1881 he came to Nebraska and settled on a farm near Bennett.

On April 4th, 1884 he was united in marriage to Mary Peterson of Bennett. To this union nine children were born: Carrie, William, Rose, Anna, Frances, Alfred, Mabel, John and Lulu.

He farmed in the vicinity of Bennett for about four years and in 1888 he moved with his family to Colorado, where they settled on a homestead. During their stay in Colorado they endured many hardships which may be well recalled by those of the pioneer days. In the year of 1907 they decided to move back to Nebraska and settled on a farm four miles southeast of Wolbach, where they lived for eleven years and which place he still owns. In 1918 he took up residence in Wolbach where he spent the remainder of his days. In 1920 he made a trip back to Denmark to visit his old homeland where he visited for about three months, but his land of choice which always remained dear to him was the good U. S. A. He was a member in good standing of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge. He was also interested in community welfare and served on the City Council in Wolbach. He was very loyal and devoted to his family and enjoyed his many friends.

In his passing he leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mary Borre; seven children, William C. Borre, Wolbach; Alfred Borre, Omaha; Rose Hutchinson of Lincoln; Frances Johnsen of Omaha; Anna Brockway of Los Angeles, Calif; Mable Neumann of Cushing; Lulu Nealon of Wolbach and Carrie and John who preceded him in death; twenty-one grand children; 13 great grand children and a host of friends. Services were held Wednesday, 2:15 PM at the home and 2:30 PM at the Lutheran Church with Dr. C. B. Harman of Grand Island in charge.

Pallbearers were: Donald Borre, Wayne Borre, Jack Neumann, LeRoy Neumann, Orville Hutchinson and Kenneth Martin. Honorary Pallbearers were: Chris Casperson, Peter Rasmussen, Nels L. Hansen, Wm. Rasmussen, Paul Paulsen and Thorvald Christensen. "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer" was sung by Zola Grossart and Bonnie Bengtson and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" by the Lutheran Choir, with Zola Grossart, Organist. Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery. Those present at the services from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Johnson, Alfred Borre and Orville Hutchinson of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pine, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pine, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Masters, Mrs. Anna Petersen, Albert Petersen and Nels Jensen of Lincoln; Mrs. Minnie Larsen of Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fredrickson of Giltner; Mrs. Anna Brockway, Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. Wanda Nelson, Grand Island; Cpl Jack Neumann, San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Clarence Fiese and Larry, Gothenburg.

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  • Created by: Linda Berney
  • Added: 29 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60835438
  • Linda Berney
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christen Andre Nielsen Borre (8 Oct 1860–14 Dec 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60835438, citing Hillside Cemetery, Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Linda Berney (contributor 47343179) .