Obituary Skandinavien 11 Feb 1941.
Anders Samuelson, died on New Year's Day at 80 years old. He was up until 5 days before and his mind was fine until the end. Anders was born at Haaland, at Fedde Sogn (parish) near Flekkefjord, of four siblings, Herman, Andreas, Anders and Sara Tobine.
Captain Herman Haaland died in 1897 in South America. He left a widow, Gundi, in Flekkefjord. Sara Tobine died in 1925 at age 50 after an operation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Andreas is 83 years and lives with 2 daughters in Milwaukee, WI. In 1890 he came to Milwaukee to be in partnership with his brother, Captain Andreas Samuelson. They sailed on Lake Michigan - Anders was first mate.
Anders left to homestead in North Dakota. In 1905 he took his family to homestead 5 miles north of White Earth N.D. for pioneer life to work the land. The droughts burned up the crops and they got no returns from their toil. Lived in high hopes things would get better. Each year had new courage, but got worse. In October 30, 1931 he left the farm with sons Samuel and Arnold of Minneapolis where he lived 9 years. Four children were in the family: Dr. Samuel Samuelson, Anna Anderson of Chicago, Hedvig Samuelson who died in 1931 and Arnold Samuelson who is a journalist. Anders Samuelson is buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery. Mrs. Kristine Sonland (Soyland) of Flekkefjord was a relative. Pastor Melvin Olsen from Trinity preached and used John 16:20. He said many kind words. Mrs. Pastor Olsen sang song "There is No Night There" and "Oh That I Can My Jesus Praise" Written by Marie Samuelson, born Johannesen, Kvinnesdal.
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