Note for: Damaris (Shattuck), -
Damaris Shattuck apparently came from England already widowed,
accompanied by several children, possibly including Samuel Shattuck,
Hannah Shattuck and Sarah Shattuck, who married Richard Gardner. It is
believed that her husband died on the voyage to America.
Note for: Johanna Hansson, 16 AUG 1863 - 31 JUL 1940
(Undated, probably from Winner, S.D.)
MRS. LARS EKBERG
Mrs. Lars Ekberg, 77, passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home ten
miles northeast of Winner following a heart attack.
Mrs. Ekberg is survived by her husband. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Wymore M. Goldberg, will be held at
Mason's Funeral Home in Winner at ten o'clock a.m. Saturday and interment
made in the Winner cemetery.
MRS. LARS ECKBERG (undated obituary, likely from the Wyanet paper)
Mrs. Lars Eckberg, 77, a former Bureau county resident, died Wednesday
evening, July 31, at her home in Winner, South Dakota, after a short
illness following a sunstroke. Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon, August 3, with interment at Winner cemetery.
Olof Eckberg and three sons, Harold, Lester, and Leroy, left Thursday
noon to attend the services.
Johanna Hanson was born in Mossby, Skane, Sweden, and was married there
to Lars Eckberg about 45 years ago and came to this country in 1903. She
and her husband took up farming in New Bedford and lived there for
several years. They purchased land at Winner, S. D., and moved there in
1914 and have since made their home there.
They were the parents of three children, a boy and a girl passing away
in infancy in Sweden and a boy dying about 10 years ago in South Dakota
at about 25 years of age.
Mrs. Eckberg was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church in Sweden and
continued that affiliation in New Bedford and in South Dakota where she
was a member of the Hamil Swedish Lutheran church.
She is survived by her husband, one brother-in-law, Olof Eckberg, of
near Wyanet, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lars Hanson of Winner, S. D., and a
sister in Sweden, together with a number of nieces and nephews and host
of friends in Bureau county and in the vicinity of Winner, S. D.
Note for: Hanna Olsdotter, 31 MAR 1838 - 18 DEC 1931
(Undated article, from about March 1931)
MRS. HANNAH AVELDSON OBSERVES 93RD BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Hannah Aveldson, Litchfield's oldest woman resident, observed her
93rd birthday Tuesday. Friends and neighbors spent the afternoon with
her, lunch being served to 45 guests at the home of Mrs. Aveldson's
daughter, Mrs. Anna M. Olson. Among the guests was E. M. Eastman, who
has the honor of being the oldest resident of this community.
Mrs. Hannah Aveldson was presented with a beautiful birthday cake, a
whole angel-food, decorated with 93 pink candles. The candles covered
the top of the cake and the protruding first layer, and were also placed
around the cake on the plate. Mrs. Henry A. Olson of Harvey, whose
husband is a grandson of Mrs. Aveldson, made the cake which required 30
eggs. During the afternoon pictures were taken of the lovely cake and
also of the guests.
Mrs. Aveldson has enjoyed very good health for one of her years. Last
week Wednesday, however, she had a fall at the home of her daughter and
fracturing a bone in her right shoulder. The arm was placed in a sling
and she is getting along nicely. Her many friends wish her many more
MEEKER COUNTY PIONEER DIED FRIDAY EVENING
Mrs. Hannah Aveldson
Early Friday evening, Dec. 18th, 1931, saw the passing of one of the
few remaining pioneer settlers of Harvey town, Mrs. Hannah Aveldson,
widow of Ole Aveldson, who with her husband and family located on section
18, Harvey town about 1871.Mrs. Aveldson was born in Malmo, Sweden in
1838, her age being 93 years. She lived on the homestead in Harvey till
1912. Her husband died 38 years ago. She lived with her daughter Mrs.
Anna M. Olson in Harvey from 1912 till 1922, when she and her daughter
became residents of Litchfield.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Grove City Swedish
Lutheran church with interment in the cemetery adjoining the church
beside her husband, who had preceded her to that undiscovered country
from whose bourne no traveler returns.
She had joined the Lutheran church in 1872 and was the oldest living
member of the congregation.
All of her six children are living, as follows: Anna, Mrs. Edw. J.
Olson, Litchfield; Hilda, Mrs. Edw. Aveldson (sic), Omak, Wash.; Tilda,
Mrs. Erick Holmrud, San Diego, Cal.; Emil, Clearwater, Florida; August,
Tacoma, Wash.; Albin, San Diego, Cal.
There are 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Many floral tributes and messages of sympathy expressed the high esteem
which the many relatives feel for her kind and patient christian
OLAF ECKBERG RETURNS FROM MINNESOTA VISIT
Olaf Eckberg, a Wyanet Township farmer, accompanied by his son, Arthur,
returned Monday after a week's trip through Minnesota. They made the
trip to attend the funeral of an aged aunt, Mrs. Hannah Eveldson (sic),
who died last week at Litchfield, Minn., at the age of 93. After
attending the funeral, Mr. Eckberg and his son accompanied a cousin of
Mr. Eckberg, whom he had not seen for thirty years, to Etkin, in northern
Minnesota, where they visited for several days.
Mr. Eckberg found the territory around Etkin to be sparsely populated.
Around the town he says there are thousands of acres of idle land which
abound with deer, prairie chicken, and other wild game. The land is
selling for only about two dollars an acre and Mr. Eckberg says more than
that amount could be realized from the sale of timber, although most of
the land has been cut over once. With the land selling at a low price
and with taxes low, Mr. Eckberg believes that this part of Minnesota
offers a real attraction to sportsmen for the establishment of hunting