Hansen, Mathias (1861-1948)

Mathias Hansen was born Nov. 29, 1861 in Norway. He came to the United States when he was three months old and settled with his parents in New Salem, Wisconsin. He was twenty-one years old when he homesteaded in Newfolden township, Marshall County. On December 10, 1884, he was united in marriage to Matea Schie and to that union was born twelve children. His wife and four children preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his passing are: Matilda, Mrs. S.J. Faxe, of Wash., Hans of Montana; Severin of Indiana; Even of Newfolden; Mina (Mrs. Karl Peterson) of Calif., Bernt of Montana; Gust of Wash.; Anton of Newfolden; twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Math Hansen was married again to Ingeborg Hevle the third of June 1919. (Widow of Ole Hevle.) His second wife passed away on May 4, 1943.

Mr. Hansen had lived in Newfolden for sixty-five years except for visits with his children out West. He suffered a light stroke while on a visit out west about three years ago, and had not been feeling well since, but had been up and around until the week before he passed away. On Friday he had a second stroke, and passed quietly away at the home of his son, Even, on Sunday morning, August 29, 1948 at the age of eighty-six years, seven months and twenty-eight days.

Funeral services were held from the Evangelical Free church, Newfolden on Thursday afternoon, September 2. Rev. Thv. Myhrer assisted by Rev. E.J. Vick officiated. Special singing was rendered by Mr. A.O. Gudim, Mrs. Axel Anderson, Mrs. Arnold Folden and Mrs. Kare Myerer. Pallbearers were Claring Lund, George Lee, E. Folden, Martin Saugen, Norman Folden and Edwin Hanson. Interment was made in the Folden cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky