Kanabec County, Minnesota

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Ole Backlund Family
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth MN) Saturday, 24 Aug. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz 
MORA, Minn., Aug. 23. - The family of Ole Backlund of Fish Lake has been stricken by diphtheria and two of his three children are dead. Adeline, 8 years old, died Tuesday, and Sadie, 5 years of age, died Wednesday. Another child also has the disease, but is improving and probably will recover. The children were taken sick last week by what was supposed to be nothing more serious than an ordinary sore throat.

Gustave H. Behnke
[Source: Oregonian (Portland, OR)]

Last rites for Gustave H. Behnke, 72, 5322 S. W. Coronado street, who died Thursday, will be at 11:30 a. m. Monday at J. P. Finley & Son mortuary.

Mr. Behnke was born March 25, 1878, in Milwaukee, Wis. He had lived in Portland 35 years and was employed as a flask carpenter for the Western Foundry Company.

Survivors include his widow, Margaret; a daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Dollman, Kelso; a son, Sterling J., Eugene; two brothers, Edward and Ernest, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; four sisters, Dorothy Akinsen, Mound, Minn., Ollie Cingmars, Ferndale, Wash.; Selma Cummings, Grasston, Minn.; and Flora Stoops, San Pedro, Cal.

Interment will be at Riverview cemetery.

Oscar Boileau
[Source: Fort Scott Daily Tribune (KS) Dec. 23, 1915] mkk

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Boileau received the sad news of the death of their son, Oscar, of Ogilvie, Minn. It makes it so much more sad as he had always enjoyed good health. When we think of him we think of one that was a favorite among all his associates as he was well known in this locality having made his home here until a few years ago when he bought a claim in Minnesota. His sudden death was due to heart failure. He was born Nov. 20, 1885, and died Dec. 8, 1915. He was thirty years old at the time of his death and was a young man who was liked and respected by all who knew him. He was married to Miss Edna Wilkinson, of Henderson, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1907. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow, one little daughter, father and mother, three brothers and three sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. The body was shipped to Henderson, Iowa, for burial and the remains were laid to rest in the Henderson cemetery.

Henry W. Bragg
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 19 Jan. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

MORA, Minn., Jan. 18. - Henry W. Bragg, a veteran of the Civil war and a Minnesota pioneer, is dead at his home in this village from asthma, with which he had been troubled for years. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. C, Second regiment of Minnesota cavalry, serving throughout the war and being mustered out at Fort Snelling in November, 1865.

Mr. Bragg settled first at Owatonna, from which place he removed in 1874 to Otter Tail county, where he resided until April last year. He is survived by his wife and six children. He was 68 years old.

Crane Son
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saturday, 6 Nov. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MORA, Minn.
The little 3-year-old son of Lester Crane died Sunday.

Mary Christina Drews
Source: North Branch Review, March 19, 1925 - Submitted By: carolyn_drews@yahoo.com

Mary Christina Drews was born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany April 24, 1862 and came to America in company with her brother Fred Boetger about 42 years ago and located at Pine City. In the year 1895 she was united in marriage to Mr. Frederick Drews at Pine City and shortly therteafter they moved to North Branch where they resided for about twenty years. They then moved to Grass Lake Township in 1915 where Mr. Drews passed away on March 26, 1923. Mrs. Drews had been confined to her bed for three weeks previous to her death and on Friday evening March 6 she passed away peacefully to the Great Beyond at her home at Grass Lake at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 12 days.
She is deeply mourned by her daughter Mrs. Earl Rush who had taken care of her during her illness, one son Frederick A. Drews of Minneapolis and one step daughter Mrs. William Stelzner of Pine City, one sister and one brother in Germany and eight grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends. Blessed be her memory.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00 PM from the Rush Lake German Lutheran Church, interment being in that cemetery. Reverend Moebius officiated. The pallbearers were Hans, Henry and Herman Rohlf, John Kruse, Henry Dose and Fred Kloock. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were her son Frederick A. Drews of Minneapolis, Mr. & Mrs. William Stelzner and their son of Pine City, Mrs. Hans Drews and son John, Mrs. Gus Kruse of St. Paul, Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Drews of North Branch.

Eliza Ann Enyart
[Source: The Olathe Mirror (KS) October 4, 1917] mkk

The death of Mrs. E. A> Enyart occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. H. Tillotson, on Saturday, September 29, after a lingering illness of several years. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday, October 1, 1917, at 10:00 o'clock a. m., Rev. M. M. Culpepper officiating. Burial was made in Olathe cemetery.

Eliza Ann Porter was born in Fayetteville, Penn., January 13, 1828, and with her parents crossed the Allegheny mountains by coach in 1836, settled in Belmont county, Ohio, near St. Clairsville, spending her early childhood there and in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1852 they moved to Bureau county, Ills., near Princeton.

She was united in marriage to Jeremiah C. Enyart October 24, 1855, and to this union were born six children, three boys and three girls, five of whom arre living. Mary died in 1886 at the age of 20 years. Merit P. Enyart of Seattle, Wash., Frank D. of Lenexa, Kan., Fred C. of Mequinez, Morocco, Africa, Henrietta M. Kennard of Weston, Ore., and Mrs. B. H. Tillotson of Olathe, Kan., with whom she had made her home for the past eight years. Two brothers and two sisters also are left to mourn her death, one brother, Philip Porter, 93 years old, Princeton, Ill., James R. Porter of Boston, Mass., Mrs. M. J. Triplett of Ogilvie, Minn., and Mrs. Caroline Jones of Kansas City, Mo., 16 grand children and seven great grand children.

In 1865 with her husband and three children came to Gardner, Kan., where they lived for a number of years. Her husband died in 1879, after that time she spent eight years in Emporia educating her younger children. She also spent several years with her children in Washington and Oregon, returning at the age of 82 to Olathe, Kan.

She was a living and devoted mother, a quiet and industrious wife and leaves many tokens of her lovely handiwork to adorn the homes of her children and grand children, which will be a monument to her life for many years.

Her sister, Mrs. Carrie Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and son, Frank Enyart of Lenexa, Kan., were the only children, excepting, Mrs. Tillotson who were able to attend the funeral.

Freda Katherine Erickson
Source: Newspaper Article

Two Harbors, Nov. 23.-The flu epidemic, which this city has been fighting along with all other range cities for a long time, has taken a remarkable decline. This morning no new cases were reported, with only three yesterday. One death occurred today.

To date there have been 310 cases with 50 cases of pneumonia. At present there are about 100 flu patients and 25, who have pneumonia. Since Tuesday only 10 new cases have been reported with four of pneumonia. There have been seven deaths here, six of whom were local people, and the other, a sailor who had the disease before being brought here.

Pneumonia today claimed another victim here of Miss Freda Katherine Erickson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson. Up to the time of contracting the disease, Miss Erickson was employed at the "Big Store." She has been ill about 10 days and her death which occurred at 3:30 a.m., was a shock to friends.

She was born at Grasston, Minn., in 1898. The parents and six brothers, all residing here, survive.

The funeral will be held from the house Sunday morning, Rev. Mr. Strom of the Swedish M. E. church officiating.

Ida Erickson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 22 Jan. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

MORA, Minn., Jan. 21. - Dr. C. J. Bloom, county coroner, has taken to the twin cities for analysis the stomach of Miss Ida Erickson, who died at Grasston, Minn., under mysterious surroundings. Miss Erickson was about 20 years of age and her home was in Chisago county. She had been at Grasston for some weeks receiving medical attendance. Attention was attracted to her room in a restaurant last night by peculiar noises. She was found in convulsions from which she soon died. The nature of her death indicated poisoning. Circumstances taken in connection with the tragedy have created much suspicion.

Simon Gudell
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 12 May 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

EVELETH, May 11. - Simon Gudell, aged 51 years, died of hemorrhage of the brain at Mora today. Mr. Gudell had just returned from a visit to his daughter here. He was the father-in-law of Solomon Sax of Mora, who is well-known on the range. Deceased leaves his wife, two daughters and one son.

Mrs. A. C. Hanson
[Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Saturday, March 9, 1889] mkk

Condensed Telegrams.
Mrs. A. C. Hanson was fatally shot at her home near Brunswick, Minn., Thursday evening and her brother-in-law, Jacob Hanson, was severely wounded. The shooting is said to have been done by William Natting, who is under arrest.

Peter Hanson
Source: "The Saint Paul Globe".(St. Paul, Minn.), January 18, 1901, Page 6 - KT - Sub by FoFG

Kanabec county Pioneer Dead.
MORA, Minn., Jan. 15. - Peter Hanson, a pioneer resident of Kanabec county, and father to Hans Peterson, a prominent merchant of this place, died yesterday at his home east of this Village, from asthma, from which he has suffered for ever twenty years.

W. F. Hillman
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 16 June 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mora, Minn., June 14. - W. F. Hillman, who might well be termed the father of northern Kanabec, died in Hillman town this week of cancer of the face. The funeral services were held yesterday.

Frank Howard
Source: Duluth News Tribune (29 Jan. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MORA, Minn. - Frank Howard, 10-year-old son of W. Howard, died last week following an operation for appendicitis.

Mr and Mrs Charles Livens
Kanabec County Times, Friday December 18, 1903 - Submitted by carolyn_drews@yahoo.com

This week circumstances have made it our duty to record the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livens. Both of them have passed to their spiritual home since our last issue, an event that hardly ever happens unless by calamity, war or pestilence. Mrs. Livens died early Saturday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Everett Stone of Comfort, where she was making her home for the winter. The immediate cause of her death was a complication of diseases that has afflicted her for many years. She was a cheerful, kindhearted woman and very devoted to her children. In her darkest and most discouraging moments she saw hope and relief in the future. She was born at Whitewater, Wis., January 25, 1850. Funeral services for Mrs. Livens was held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.A. Leaty and interment made at oakwood cemetery.
Chas. Livens died at his home in Foreston early Monday morning, the immediate cause of death was an acute attack of pneumonia. His remains were taken to this place and funeral services conducted by Rev. Leaty from the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Livens was a good citizen, a kind husband and indulgent parent. He was born at Ottawa, IL, March, 19th, 1840. He was joined in marriage with Eliza A. Dake July 4th, 1865 at Fort Atkinson, Wis., moved to Hancock, MN in 1875. Since then his home has been at Foreston. He served throught the civil war in the 7th Wisconsin Infantry.
Mr. and Mrs. Livens are survived by a family of four daughters and one son, all of whom were present at both funerals except one daughter. The Times offers sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family.

Mace A. Mason
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.) 2 Mar. 1906; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

News comes from Grasston, Minn., of the suicide of Mace A. Mason, a former resident of Galesville well known in La Crosse. Jason's lifeless body was found suspended from a rafter in a woodshed at his home last Friday. for nearly a year Mason had been slightly deranged, and about six months ago while intoxicated he assaulted his wife, beating her nearly to death. He was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of manslaughter. He brooded over the matter, and at times it appeared that he was losing his mind.
A few weeks ago Mason came to Galesville and remained with relatives up to last week. His actions alarmed those about him, and when he returned to his Minnesota home a nephew accompanied him.
Mason removed from this vicinity about sixteen years ago to Superior. At that time Superior was enjoying its first boom, and the Galesville man made money rapidly in real estate. Next came the time of depression and property decreased in value as rapidly as it had advanced, and Mason lost heavily. Ill luck was followed by hard drinking, and a loss of mind.

Bessie I. Morrison
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 3 May 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Morrison, Mrs. Bessie I., age ?, 4210 West Michigan street. Died April 30. Internment at Mora, Minn., May 2.

Mrs. J. C. Morrison
Source: Duluth News Tribune (16 Oct. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MORA, Minn. - Mrs. J. C. Morrison, a pioneer settler, died at her home in Mora last week.

C. T. Morse
Source: Duluth News Tribune (22 July 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MORA, Minn. - C. T. Morse died Friday after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, assisted by the Odd Fellows and Workmen lodges.

C. P. Naumann
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 31 Jan. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

ST. PAUL, Jan. 30. - A special to the Globe from Mora, Minn., says: C. P. Naumann, one of the first residents of the village, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself under the chin with a shotgun. He was found in his bed, with his head covered over with the bedclothing, by his son, while building the morning fires. Naumann was 78 years old, and of unusually good health, although he had been a sufferer from asthma of late. He leaves two sons, both of this village.

Mrs. P. E. Person
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Sunday, 10 July 1910) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MORA, Minn., July 8. - Mrs. P. E. Person of the town of Grass Lake, a few miles from Mora, died of a complication of diseases after a lingering illness. The Person family are among the oldest residents of Kanabec county. She is survived by a husband and several sons and daughters. The remains were interred in the Grass Lake cemetery.

Maude Pettit
[Source: Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID) Thursday, January 15, 1948] mkk

PETTIT-Mrs. Maude Pettit, 68 who came to Boise six months ago from Rock Lake, N. D. died Wednesday in a Boise hospital. She was a member of the Catholic church.

Surviving are two brothers, Grover, LaTourelle, Grasston, Minn., and Charles LaTourelle, Mapleton, Minn.; two nephews, Warner Howard, Twin Falls, and Stanley Howard, Minot, N. D.

The remains will be taken to Mapleton, Minn., for services and interment there. Schreiber and McCann are making arrangements.

Albert Peterson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 4 Oct. 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mora, Minn., Oct. 4. - Albert Peterson was murdered at McGlure's lumber camp, eighteen miles from this place. An Indian who has been staying with Peterson brought the news to another camp, eight miles distant, at 4 o'clock this morning. The Indian was bareheaded and barefooted and badly frightened. His story ran as follows: Two men were at the camp that day whom Peterson said were hunters. The Indian went to bed early and immediately afterward he heard a shot, and jumping up was met at the door by one of the hunters, who fired a shot at him, but missed him. Peterson was shot through the back, from through a window. Appearances indicate that he was in the act of mixing bread, as his hands were covered with dough. The hunters are missing.

N. E. Ramgren
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 15 Aug. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

MORA, Minn., Aug. 14. - N. E. Ramgren, of Brunswicktown, one of the pioneer settlers of Kanabec county, is dead of heart trouble. Mr. Ramgren was 71 years of age.

George Paul Rezab
[Source: Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) July 15, 1919] mkk

U. S. Trawler Buckley Sunk by Mine.
Six Men Killed

(By United Press)
Washington, July 15 - One officer and six men of the United States Trawler Richard Buckley were killed when the ship was sunk by a mine they were trying to sweep up in the North sea, off the coast of England Saturday. Two officers were slightly hurt, and sixteen of the crew were saved. George Paul Rezab, of Warman, Minn. was killed. [another article with Military pages]

Wm. C. Schmidt
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 9 Sept. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

MORA, Minn., Sept. 8. - Word has reached here today that Wm. C. Schmidt, of Pomroytown, this county, had been discovered dead in a floating boat on Lake Pomroy. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. Mr. Schmidt did not return to supper and search was made for him with the above result. He was a man 70 years of age and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his death. The remains were taken to Osseo, Minn., for burial.

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