Garfve, Isaack Wilhelm (1855-1923)

Isaack Garfve, aged 68, a farmer residing near Holt, died Wednesday of last week, as the result of injuries sustained when trampled under by his horses while feeding them in the barn the previous day.

The aged man in entering the stall between his team of horses on Tuesday afternoon did not speak to them and one being blind, became startled and kicked him down. The kick was so severe that for awhile he was unable to move so as to get out of reach of the horse who trampled on him and caused further injuries. Mr. Garfve somehow succeeded in crawling out of the stall got some distance from the barn despite his injuries.

Mrs. Garfve and a son were in town at the time the accident occurred and another man was dragging the road. On their return home they immediately sent for a physician who, upon examination, found that the victim of the accident had been injured internally and gave them little hope for his recovery. Mr. Garfve lingered until nearly twelve o’clock Wednesday night when he passed away

The relatives were notified of the accident Wednesday morning, and early Thursday morning Mrs. Chas. Winnegge, Mrs. Leonard Olson, Mrs. Reber Daily, Ole and Inge Garfve, all arrived from Devils Lake, N.D. only a couple of hours after their father had departed this life. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles Horton of Voltaire, N.D. arrived later. Deceased is survived by his widow, five daughters and three sons.

Mr. Garfve was born in Norway February 15, 1855, and came to this country about 33 years ago. While in Norway, he was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Hanson. A number of years ago he homesteaded the farm in the vicinity of Holt where the family has resided since.

Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Myhrer officiating. Interment was made in the Folden cemetery.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky