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 Elizabeth <I>Holemberg</I> Andrist

Elizabeth Holemberg Andrist

Bern, Switzerland
Death 11 Feb 1901 (aged 81)
Berne, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Berne, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 72064128 · View Source
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Anna Elizabeth Holemberg was born in Herzogenbuchsee, Canton Bern, Switzerland on February 21, 1819 to Rudolph Holemberg and wife, the last name is also spelled Hollenweg on some documents. She married Johannes Andrist in November 12, 1840 in Switzerland. Two daughters, Elizabeth & Rosina died as infants in Switzerland. The family immigrated on the ship New Orleans to New York with their children arriving July 6, 1858 settling in No. Georgetown, Columbiana County, Ohio for 10 years. While in Ohio they had 2 more sons.

Three of her oldest sons John A., Godfrey & Jacob served in the Civil War. Johannes died in Ohio in 1868 and is buried there, church records have been destroyed.

After Johannes' death Elizabeth moved west to Dodge County, Minnesota with her younger children, David and Samuel G. (Henry stayed in Ohio near Jacob) to settle in Berne, Minnesota where her oldest sons John A., Godfrey, William homesteaded. She was an active part of the Swiss community and passed away in Milton Township on February 11, 1901. Burial was in the Berne Cemetery, Berne, Minnesota. Her son David preceded her in death and is buried nearby in the same plot also.

The obituary was posted in the Pine Island Record, February 1901.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 72064128
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Holemberg Andrist (21 Feb 1819–11 Feb 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72064128, citing Berne Cemetery, Berne, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by cathy w (contributor 47412812) .