From Funeral card
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell
Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 25, 1985
St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, South Dakota
Interment: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, South Dakota
Alfred J. Berrien was born September 12, 1909, at Huron, South Dakota, to Alfred and Terecia (Arnoldy) Berrien and died May 23, 1985, at St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 75 years, eight months and 11 days.
He received his education in Yankton schools, moving with his parents to Sully County in 1928. He moved to his present farm in 1934, where he resided until his death.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Schmitt on October 3, 1949, at Highmore, South Dakota. To this union three children were born.
He spent several years as a TV repairman. He served on the township board and the school board for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Harrold; one daughter, Linda Rogers, Lakeville, Minn.; two sons: David, Bloomington, Minn.; and Dennis, Harrold; two grandchildren; one sister, Helen Pyncheon, Pierre; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Georgia Roberts.
Aberdeen Daily News (12 Nov. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Pierre, Nov. 12. - M. L. French of Onida, a Sully county pioneer, died suddenly at his home this morning. He was one of the first settlers of central Sully county, and has held several important positions during the time he has resided in this county.
Obituary of Haines O'Connor
Batavia Herald, Kane County, IL, 23 April 1896
DIED: - Friday, April 7, 1896, at Onida, S. Dakota, Mr. Haines O CONNOR, aged 77 years. Deceased was the father of Howard O' CONNOR of this city.
[transcribed by Kim Torp]
Mrs. O.T. Strand
from the Onida Watchman,
August 12, 1909:
After an illness of several months from cancer of the stomach, Mrs. O. T. Strand died at her home in Pleasant township Sunday August 1, 1909. She was born in Norway in 1860 and came to America in 1881. Two years later she married O. T. Strand and both came to Sully county the following year where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Strand was the mother of eight children four of whom had gone on before ready to welcome her in Paradise. Her husband and four children survive her and mourn their loss. Mrs. Strand was a noble Christian lady who did her full share of the World's work. She was a faithful wife a loving affectionate mother and a good kind neighbor. Thruout her sickness she bore her illness with great patience. She was conscious till the end and being ready responded gladly to the call "Well done thou good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord." Those children who survive her are Thos. O., John S., Carl E. and Miss Selma all of whom are still at home. The demise of Mrs Strand causes much sorrow not only to her husband and family but to the entire community where she was highly esteemed. The funeral sermon was preached by the regular pastor, Rev. Cornish, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant cemetery in the Strand neighborhood. The Watchman extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
[Submitted by Vicki Bonagofski - beavert53 at aol.com]