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Almo Joshua Larson was born June 29, 1885, on the family farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and died November 19, 1962, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, at age 77. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. He is the son of Olaus Larsson of Fröbbestorp, Torsas, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden, and Catarina Olivia Wilhelmina Larsdotter of Varna Parish, Ostergotland, Sweden.

Emma Jane Abbey was born February 22, 1884, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died March 31, 1985, at Pine Ridge Manor, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 101. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. She is the daughter of William Searle Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada West, and Ida Elmira Blake of Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Almo Joshua Larson (age 26) and Emma Jane Abbey (age 27) were married on September 6, 1911, at Wesley Methodist Church, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. They had originally met in Spokane. Back in Wisconsin, they were members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson are buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson had two children:

  1. Infant Daughter Larson: Born July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (stillborn Infant). Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.
  2. Wilbur Almo Larson: Born June 14, 1913, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died October 17, 1996, at his home, Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV (age 83). Inurnment in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ. Married (1) March 2, 1940, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, to Ruth Gertrude Bickett: Born December 23, 1916, in Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH; Died February 5, 1987, at Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Dodge Co., WI (age 70). Inurnment in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ. Married (2) July 11, 1987, in Sun City West, Maricopa Co., AZ, to Cleo Elizabeth (Mikkleson) (Fischer/Fuller) Anderson: Born March 11, 1918, in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co., IA; Died July 27, 2000, in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ (age 82). Inurnment in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ.



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Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson are buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Emma Jane Abbey was born February 22, 1884, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Almo Joshua Larson was born June 29, 1885, on the family farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows O. Larson is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. There are 7 Males and 3 Females living in the household, with 8 having been born in the U. S. A., and 2 of Scandinavian birth.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Wm. Abby is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. There are 3 Males and 5 Females living there: 7 born in the United States, 1 born in British America.

On the 1895 Plat of Orion Twp., Wm. Abbey is listed as the owner of 80 acres of land in the Eastern 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 17, T9N (Orion Twp.).

By June 11, 1898, the William Abbey family had removed from Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, to the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 13, 1900, shows Olias Larson (age 49) born April 1851 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having immigrated in 1872 is a Farmer who owns his farm free of a mortgage and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Olivia Larson (age 52) born January 1848 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having immigrated in 1873, with six of the seven children born to her still alive. Also living at home are his four unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents: Arthur Larson (age 19) born January 1881; Elmer Larson (age 14) born June 1885; Walter Larson (age 11) born June 1888; and Freedia Larson (age 8) born September 1891.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Emma Abbey (age 17) born February 1883 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Servant and is living with the Farming family of Benjamin Lewis, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows L. F. Harris (age 44) born January 1856 in Michigan to English and English Canadian-born parents and having been married for 20 years with both of the children born to her still alive is a married Laundress who is renting her home and is living in Lewiston, West Lewiston Pct., Nez Perce Co., ID. Living with her are her two unmarried daughters, both born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents: Nettie P. Harris (age 18) born February 1882; and Ethel M. Harris (age 16) born August 1883.


The Dodgeville Sun, Dodgeville, WI, February 6, 1903

Miss Emma Abby, of this city, left Wednesday for Richland Center where she intends to remain a few weeks visiting relatives.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Olaus Larson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Katharine O. Larson (age 57) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents. Also living there are his four unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents: Edith C. Larson (age 22), does Housekeeping; Elmer Larson (age 19) a Farm Laborer; Walter E. Larson (age 17) a Farm Laborer; and Freeda M. Larson (age 13). Also living there are his grandchildren, all born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Myrtle Larson (age 3); Hazel Larson (age 2); and Paul E. Larson (age 4/12).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wm. Abby (age 53) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer owning his own home with a mortgage and is living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida E. Abby (age 47) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents: Wm. A. Abby (age 29) a Traveling Salesman; Emma J. Abby (age 21) a Housekeeper; Chas. T. Abby (age 19); Edna B. Abby (age 10); and Glen A. Abby (age 7).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Emma Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Servant in the William F. Ferguson household and living in the 6th Ward, City of Madison, Dane Co., WI.

Walter Larson, age 19, graduated from Waupaca High School in June, 1907, but then had a recurrence of the lung involvement that he had in his first year of high school. The doctor advised going west, so he and Almo, age 22, decided to go out to the state of Washington.


A picnic scene near Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, about 1910. Those Emma Larson identified, as written on the back of the picture, are L to R: Louie Meyer, Lydia Hutchinson, Almo Larson, Ethel Harris, Jannette Harris and Dave Everson.

Jeanette Pearl "Nettie" Harris was born February 19, 1882, in Alpena, Alpena Co., MI, and died July 16, 1950, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 68. Married October 12, 1910, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 28 and single to David "Dave" Emerson, born April 17, 1874, in County Down, Ireland; Died after 1930 in Unknown. to David Emerson of Scotland and Mary Jane Hillis of Ireland, age 38 and single. Ethel Harris was a witness to their marriage. Lived in Los Angeles in 1922. Divorced before 1930 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ethel May Harris was born August 9, 1883, in Alpena, Alpena Co., MI, and died June 26, 1948, in Santa Barbara, Humboldt Co., CA, at age 64. She is the daughter of Lott Forbes Harris of Michigan and Mary Jane Stewart of Michigan.

John Melville Willard was born July 4, 1881, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, and died October 8, 1957, in Atlanta, GA, at age 76. He is the son of John Frederick Willard of Collinsville, IL, and Ellen Sarah Melville Baker of Lewistown, MN.

Ethel May Harris and John Melville Willard were married August 26, 1926, in Santa Barbara, Humboldt Co., CA.

Lydia Hutchinson (age 24, single, born April 30, 1889, in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, and died June 6, 1986, in La Mirada  Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 97 to Robert A. Hutchinson of WV and Cora G. Fritchman of PA) married John David Foy (age 39, born December 18, 1874, in Monroe Twp., Guernsey, Co., OH, a widower, to Thomas Foy of OH and Mary Hanna of OH) October 30, 1913, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, and died August 23, 1932, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 57. Divorced. Lydia then married December 28, 1940, in Fort Benton, MT, to Loren Ellis Van Winkle: born December 9, 1881, in IL and died May 5, 1966, in Billings, MT, at age 84, the son of John Van Winkle and Sophronia Benson. The Billings Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1966. Loren was first married to Susan E. Rouse: Born about 1880 in Smyth, VA; Died Unknown in Newport, WA. They were married about 1904. Their child was Marion Ernest Van Winkle: Born September 6, 1909, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA; Died September 13, 2003, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA (age 94). Marion married Alice L. Ott: Born November 17, 1910, in Unknown; Unknown.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 29, 1910, shows Almond Larson (age 25) born in United States to United States-born parents is an unmarried Clerk in a Rental Department rooming in the William H. Huston household at 421 Court Street, 1st Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken taken on April 29, 1910, shows Emma Abbey (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Servant and is living with the Private Family of John D. McDonald at 2124 First Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken taken on April 25, 1910, shows Mary J. Harris (age 50) born in Michigan to English and English Canadian-born parents and having been married for 30 years with both of the children born to her still alive is a married Dress Maker and is living at 307 South Cedemas, 3rd Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. Living with her are her two unmarried daughters, both born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents: Nettie P. Harris (age 29), a Sales Lady in Dry Goods; and Ethel M. Harris (age 27), a Sales Lady.


Hutton Building, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, where Almo Larson was Building Manager in 1911 before he and Emma returned to Wisconsin.


Almo Joshua Larson (age 26) and Emma Jane Abbey (age 27) were married on September 6, 1911, at Wesley Methodist Church, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. They first met in Spokane. Back in Wisconsin, they were members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Both are buried in Salem (Swede) Cemetery in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane Abbey Marriage Records.

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane Abbey wedding picture, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, September 6, 1911.


Emma, Almo and Wilbur Larson at their home in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1915.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Almo Joshua Larson, age 33, born June 29, 1885, is a married Farmer and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Almo Joshua Larson's WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920, shows Almo Larson (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Emma Larson (age 35) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living there: is his son, Wilbur Larson (age 6) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and his widowed father, Olaus Larson (age 69) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1871 and becoming a Naturalized Citizen in 1880, a Farmer.


Almo, Emma and Wilbur Larson in their cornfield in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


The Larson/Lewis Family Reunion was held Sunday, August 2, 1925, at the Almo Larson Residence, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

All were related (related only through marriage shown in italics): Lars Pehrsson: Magnus Larsson, Lars Pehrsson: Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Lars Pehrsson/Lars Nilsson: Olaus Larsson, Lars Nilsson: Sophia (Larsdotter) Lundgren, Lars Nilsson: Fredrika (Larsdotter) Larson, Lars Pehrsson: Andreas Larsson, Lars Nilsson: Anders Larsson Dahlquist, Lars Nilsson: Amanda Albertina Larsdotter, Lars Nilsson: Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg.

Shown below is the people list according to Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson (edited):

Back row left to right: Esther (Schlicting) Lewis - wife of Irving Lewis, Irving Lewis - son of Gustaf Lewis, Clarence Peterson - husband of Clara Lewis, Margaret "Peggy" Peterson - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Clara (Lewis) Peterson - daughter of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Philip Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Frank Lear - husband of Edith Lewis, Edith (Lewis) Lear - daughter of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Ed Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Carrie (Lye) Lewis - wife of Ed Lewis, Herbert Lear - son of Edith and Frank Lear.

Second Row from top: Clarence Norlin - son of August and Christine Norlin), Andrew Andersen (Julianne Andersen Lewis' brother), Olga M. (Larson) Swenson - daughter of Fredrika Larsdotter Larson and Lewis Larson, Karl Ludwig Swenson - Husband of Olga M. Larson, Verona Swenson - daughter of Karl Ludwig and Olga Swenson, Lucille Anderson - daughter of Lewis and Amanda Anderson, Olga (Dahlberg) Larson - daughter of Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg and wife of Charles Oscar Anderson Larson - son of Lewis Anderson and Amanda Albertina Larsdotter, Cora (Johnson) Johnson - daughter of Alfred and Emily (Larson) Johnson, Helen (Fraser) Larson - wife of Walter Larson, Walter Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Edith (Larson) Nelson - daughter of Olaus Larsson, Freeda (Larson) Lewis - daughter of Olaus Larsson, Almo Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Emma (Abbey) Larson - wife of Almo Larson, Wilbur Larson - son of Almo Larson.

Third row from top: Cora (Wagner) Lewis - wife of Albert Lewis, Albert Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Per August Magnusson Larson, son of Magnus Larsson, Christine (Andersdotter) Norlin - wife of August Norlin, August Norlin - husband of Christine Andersdotter, Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Charles Oscar Anderson Larson - son of Amanda Albertina Larsdotter and husband of Olga A. (Dahlberg) Larson - daughter of Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg, Amanda Dahlberg - wife of Carl Johan Larsson Dahlberg, Sophia (Larsdotter) Lundgren - sister of Catarina Larson, Fred Johnson - husband of Emily Larson, Arthur Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Norma (Nelson) Larson - wife of Arthur Larson, Evan Lewis - son of Robert and Freeda (Larson) Lewis.

Front row: Lorraine (Lewis) Arndt - daughter of Irving Lewis, Carol (Peterson) Callahan - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Juliann (Peterson) Harris - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Laurence Lewis - son of Albert and Cora Lewis, Edith Anderson - sister of Esther Anderson Larson, Esther Anderson (Larson) Pletenik - adopted daughter of Arthur and Norma Larson, Olive (Larson) Worthing - daughter of Walter and Helen Larson, Kenneth Lewis - son of Irving and Esther Lewis, Naomi (Lear) Harmacek - daughter of Frank and Edith Lear, Marian (Lewis) Neuman - daughter of Ed Lewis, Betty (Larson) Steele - daughter of Walter and Helen Larson, Gordon Lewis - son of Robert and Freeda Lewis, Clifford Lewis - son of Irwin and Esther Lewis, Jean Anderson - daughter of Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson, John (Bud) Anderson - son of Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson, Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson - daughter of Anders and Emma (Larsson) Dahlquist.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI, Monday, August 3, 1925

A family reunion of the Larson and Lewis families was held at the home of Almo Larson in Farmington, Sunday.


According to Freeda (Larson) Lewis, "All were related to either Gustav Larsson Lewis on my father's side of the family, or to Aunt Sophia Larsdotter Lundgren on my mother's side of family. Uncle Gust. was my father's brother. Aunt Sophia was my mother's sister."

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Almo Larson (age 44) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 25 is a General Farm Farmer owning his own farm and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Emma Larson (age 46) born in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 26. Also living there is Almo's son, Wilbur Larson (age 16) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. A niece, Marian Stratman (age 14) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, also lives there. Leslie Harris, a 30 year old unmarried Farm Laborer, also is lodging there.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Harry Swenson (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Sewdish and Danish-born parents and first married at age 23 is a Blacksmith Laborer who is renting his home for $15/month and is living in the Village of Iola, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Effie Swenson (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wiscoonsin-born parents and first married at age 18. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Dolores Swenson (age 4); Donald Swenson (age 4/12); and Royal Swenson (age 6).


Successful candidate for Director of Farm Credit Bureau of St. Paul


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Monday, June 18, 1934

OAKLAND BRIEFS

Oakland. Farmington. June 16 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis and three boys of Birmingham, La. arrived last Thursday for a 10-day visit with her brothers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson.

Wilbur Larson came home Friday from Madison to spend a week. He leaves again Friday for camp.

Mrs. Almo Larson, Mrs. Robert Lewis, Miss Edith Anderson, Miss Hannah Erickson and Mrs. Christ Larson attended circle meeting of their club Thursday afternoon with Miss Esther Erickson.


   

Almo and Emma at home, 1934; Almo and Emma at home, Date Unknown.


Almo Larson, Dolores Swenson, Emma Larson, friend of Hazel's, Laurel Nelson, Violet Nelson holding child. Hazel (Nelson) Farring took the picture at the Almo Larson residence, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1935.


In March, 1939, Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey as a widow moved from the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, to Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Almo Larson.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1940, shows Almo Larson (age 54) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of College, is a married Farmer of a Farm, and who owns his farm worth $2,000 and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Emma Larson (age 56) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; his unmarried son, Royal Swenson (age 16) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 2 years of High School; his daughter, Deloros Swenson (age 14) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 1 year of High School; his son, Donald Swenson (age 11) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 5 years of School; his son, Robert Mathewson (age 14) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 1 year of High School; his widowed mother-in-law, Ida Abbey (age 82) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, and with 8 years of School; and an unmarried Hired Hand, Richard Johnson (age 19) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 8 years of School, a Farm Hand. Leigh Larson note: The four children that the census taker listed Almo's, were not his natural children, but may have been foster children. The Almo Larson home housed numerous foster children and wards of the court.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 4, 1940, shows Le Roy Bickett (age 56) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living in the same house, is a President of Rubber owning his home  worth $1,200 and is living at 700 7th Street, 9th Ward, City of Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Gertrude Bickett (age 60) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house. Also living there are his two married daughters and their husbands: his son-in-law, Wilbert Larson (age 26) born in Wisconsin and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living Unknown, CA, a Representative for an Automobile Manufacturer; his daughter, Ruth Larson (age 23) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house; his son-in-law, Victor Fiegel (age 29) born in Arkansas and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living Madison, WI, a Retail Store Salesman; and his daughter, Helen Fiegel (age 27) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house; 

Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey died Monday evening, October 6, 1941, at the hospital in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 83. Buried in Section 4, Lot 1/4 7, Block A, Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

The WWII Draft Registration Report dated April 27, 1942, shows Almo Joshua Larson, age 56, born June 29, 1885, in Farmington, WI, is a Farmer living at Route 4, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


   

Almo Joshua Larson's WWII Draft Registration Report.


   

Almo and Emma's 50th Wedding Anniversary at their home in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, September, 1961.


Almo Joshua Larson died November 19, 1962, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, at age 77. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, November 20, 1962

Waupaca Man Dies of Heart Attack

WAUPACA - Almo J. Larson, 77, route 4, Waupaca, died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 8:30 a.m. Monday while building a bridge on his farm. Efforts of the Waupaca Fire Department failed to revive him. The fire department was called at 8:47 a.m. Monday after a hunter, James Guderjohn, discovered him laying in the field. Larson served many years as clerk on the Farmington Town Board, was chairman of the Production Credit Association here and at Appleton, chairman of the draft board and active in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church affairs.

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in the Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bammel Funeral Home from 1 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday noon and then at the church until the time of service. He is survived by the widow, one son, one brother, two sisters and three grandsons.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson on her 100th birthday, Riverview Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, February, 1984.


       

Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson with her son Wilbur Almo Larson on her 101st birthday, Riverview Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, February, 1985.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson died March 31, 1985, at Pine Ridge Manor, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 101. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson Death Certificate.


Almo attended rural grade school in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and graduated from Waupaca High School in 1904. He attended the College of Agriculture, Dept. of Animal Husbandry, at Urbana, IL, in 1905-1906 and in 1906-1907. He attended Business College at St. Paul, MN, in 1908-1909. He then spent 1909-1912 in the City of Spokane, WA, where he was Secretary for the Paulson Realty Co., and also Manager of the Hutton Building. In Spokane he met Emma, and they were married in 1911. In April 1912 Almo and Emma returned to Wisconsin where they purchased the Family Homestead from his father, Olaus Larson. Almo was a member of the School Board, and was Town Clerk of Farmington Twp. for 13 years. He was a member of Co-operative Farm Produce and Livestock Shipping organization, Co-operative Creamery, and Community Co-operative Oil Co., and also member of cow testing association and County Breeders Association. Member County Committee of the AAA. Chairman and director of the Waupaca Production Credit Assn. and member of the Executive Committee since its organization in 1934, and Chairman of the Soil Conservation Committee. He was Chairman of the local Draft Board during World War II. Almo was also Secretary/Treasurer of the Salem Cemetery Association. He and Emma operated a dairy farm on their 250 acres for many years, and eventually put the land in the soil bank. He died suddenly of a heart attack in the morning while working on a culvert in a field near his farm home. He was discovered by a passing hunter.

Emma attended Dodgeville High School (but did not graduate) and eventually found her way to Spokane, possibly with encouragement from her Aunt Viola Genoa (Blake) Mason. Emma in 1910 was living at 2124 First Avenue, Spokane, WA, where she was a Servant in the private family of John D. McDonald.

After Almo's death, Emma eventually moved to an apartment at 320 S. Main Street, Waupaca. On October 30, 1972, Emma designated her son, Wilbur Almo Larson, as her Power Of Attorney. On June 11, 1973, following the second fracturing of her hip, when she was sent to St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. She had been living alone in her Waupaca apartment and after the hip fracture had been lying on her kitchen floor for over a day before being found. On July 25, 1973, her Stevens Point doctor, F. W. Reichardt, sent her to the Pine Ridge Manor nursing home in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. This facility was not her first choice, but space was unavailable at Bethany Lutheran Home and her sister Maude had already become a Manor resident earlier that year. Emma passed away unexpectedly at age 101. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of her church. Her older sister, Maude, died a year later at age 104.

Arthur Evert Vore was born June 3, 1887, in Dunlap Co., IA. One source has year of birth as 1888. He lived in Rock Co., Nebraska in 1917. He died January 13, 1971.

Arthur Evert Vore and Agnes Bernice PUTNUM were married on 23 Jan 1913. Agnes Bernice PUTNUM (daughter of John Hoyt PUTNUM) was born on 23 Jan 1895. She died on 30 Sep 1987. Arthur Evert Vore and Agnes Bernice PUTNUM had the following children:

Lyle Vore was born on 6 Aug 1922. He died on 10 Oct 1965.


The Independent, Grand Island, NE, Friday, January 4, 2002

BEATRICE -- Dolores M. Maxson, 76, of Beatrice, formerly of North Loup, Valley Co., NE died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup. Mike Chase will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be prior to services Sunday at the church. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Legion Auxiliary in North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Maxson was born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Wis., to Harry and Effie (Jacobson) Swenson. She grew up in Iola and Waupaca, Wis., and attended school in Waupaca where she graduated from high school. She married Lyle E. Vore on Dec. 15, 1945, in Waukegan, Ill. The couple lived in many places. In 1966, she moved to North Loup after her husband's death. She married Herman Maxon on June 1, 1973, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE. She worked for NE Community Action in Loup City and was chairman of the board. She also was the mayor of North Loup and was on the North Loup Village Board. She lived in North Loup until August 1999, when she moved to Beatrice. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 285 for more than 45 years. Survivors include a son, Keith L. Vore of Burwell; three daughters, Lynette D. Lundstedt of Beatrice, Lee Cording of Hebron and Sue Ellen Yanez of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Delmont Tysdal of Waupaca, Wis., and Royal E. Swenson of King, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Inez A. Nassen of Iola, Wis. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a brother, Donald Swenson.


Some foster children:

Robert Mathewson: Born July 25, 1925, in New London, Outagamie Co., WI; Died December 2, 2007, in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI (age 82). His parents are Richard Braton Mathewson (born September 27, 1891, in Wood Co., WI; Died January, 1950, in New London) and Mable Claire Unknown (born July 18, 1890, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died May 23, 1990, in Wisconsin (age 99). Married to Florence Marie Bricco: Born April 16, 1927, in Unknown; Died June 14, 2002, in De Pere, Brown Co., WI (age 75). Divorced November 1, 1979, in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI.

MATHEWSON Richard B. Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London Floral Hill Cemetery, New London Kircher 1950/Jan/31 Seymout Twp.
 

Harold H. Indestad: Born July 4, 1916, in Wisconsin; Died December 18, 1987, in Seminole Co., FL (age 71). He is the son of Henry Indestad of Norway, and Mamie L. Nohr of Minnesota. He had sisters: Helen Louise: Born October 13, 1917, in Wisconsin; Died May 18, 2003, in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 85); Josephine A.; Norma H.; and Loraine J. Married Unknown to Edrys M. Johnson: Born October 13, 1917, in Wisconsin; Died June 25, 2003, in Deland, Volsia Co., FL (age 83). Daughter: Sherry Jean Indestad: Born August 8,1942, in Wisconsin.

Royal E. Swenson: Born June 18, 1923, in Wisconsin: Died February 12, 2009, in King, Waupaca Co., WI (age 85). Never married. Buried in Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery, Iola, Waupaca Co., WI.

Donald E. Swenson: Born April 30, 1929, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died April 19, 1996, in Palatine, Cook Co., IL (age 76). Married to Unknown Hallowell: Born Unknown. Divorced Unknown in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV.

Dolores M. Swenson: Born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home, Beatrice, Gage Co., NE (age 76). Married when she was living in Racine, WI, and he was living in Bassett, NE (1) December 15, 1945, in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL, to Lyle Evert Vore: Born August 6, 1922, in Brinkerhoff Pct., Rock Co., NE; Died October 10, 1965, in an automobile accident, five miles west of Junction City, KA (age 43). Married (2) June 1, 1973, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE, to Herman Maxson: Born July 12, 1919, in Independent Twp., Valley Co., NE: Died November 12, 1991, in North Loup, Valley Co., NE (age 72). Buried in Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, Valley Co., NE.

Delmont H. Tysdal of Waupaca, WI.

Effie Genevieve Jacobson: Born July 11, 1904, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died December 20, 1992, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI (age 88). Married Unknown to Harry Swenson: Born March 4, 1901, in Wisconsin; Died January 1983 in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI (age 82).

Herman Maxson was born July 12, 1919, in Unknown and died November 12, 1991, in Unknown.

The Independent, Grand Island, IA, Friday, January 4, 2002

Dolores Maxson

BEATRICE — Dolores M. Maxson, 76, of Beatrice, formerly of North Loup, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup. Mike Chase will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be prior to services Sunday at the church. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Legion Auxiliary in North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Maxson was born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Wis., to Harry and Effie (Jacobson) Swenson. She grew up in Iola and Waupaca, Wis., and attended school in Waupaca where she graduated from high school. She married Lyle E. Vore on Dec. 15, 1945, in Waukegon, Ill. The couple lived in many places. In 1966, she moved to North Loup after her husband's death. She married Herman Maxson on June 1, 1973, in Beatrice. She worked for NE Community Action in Loup City and was chairman of the board. She also was the mayor of North Loup and was on the North Loup Village Board. She lived in North Loup until August 1999, when she moved to Beatrice. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 285 for more than 45 years. Survivors include a son, Keith L. Vore of Burwell; three daughters, Lynette D. Lundstedt of Beatrice, Lee Cording of Hebron and Sue Ellen Yanez of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Delmont Tysdal of Waupaca, Wis., and Royal E. Swenson of King, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Inez Naasen of Iola, Wis. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a brother, Donald Swenson.

Inez Amelia Johnson married Richard Roger Nassen. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Johnson are her parents. Miss Janice Swenson is a cousin.


Juel TYSDAL (1898 – 1967) /dh

Henrietta Mae Eggert, June 17, 1921 - December 12, 2010

Age 89, of New London, went into her Heavenly Home on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Residence in New London. She was born on June 17, 1921 in New London, daughter of the late Richard and Mabel (Grote) Mathewson. In 1939 she married Edwin Eggert in Milwaukee. Henrietta attended schools in New London. She lived in Milwaukee with her husband for 44 years. While in Milwaukee, she worked at various clerical jobs and also as a seamstress for her cousin at Shirley’s Stitch and Fit. Henrietta enjoyed bowling, and working with flowers in her garden. In their retirement, Henrietta and Edwin spent the winters in Phoenix, AZ to be close to her family whom she cherished. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.

She is survived by her husband Edwin; son Dennis Eggert and fiancé Lynn, Phoenix, AZ; two granddaughters: Aimee’ Flores, Michelle (Jaime) Molera; three great-grandchildren: Kelly Molera, Ella Flores and Chase Flores; her siblings: June Schroeder, Appleton; Hogan (Jean) Mathewson, Appleton; Elwood (Debbie) Mathewson, Marion; Thomas Mathewson, New London; brother-in-law Ervin Eggert, Sun City, FL; three sisters-in-law: Lois, Marion and Sally Mathewson, all of New London. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers Egbert, Richard, Jack, Robert and Dewey Mathewson and 2 sisters Bonnie Mathewson and Margaret Meyers.

A memorial service for Henrietta will be held later in the spring. Donations may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Residence and Heartland Hospice for their care and concern of Henrietta.
 

Visitation

Saturday April 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church
 

Memorial Service

Saturday April 30, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church


Contributed by Donna Hance
Wittenberg Enterprise
July 6, 1967

Obituary—Juel Tysdal
Juel Tysdal, 69, Route 1 Iola, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at St Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point. He had been in failing health recently and had been hospitalized the last 16 days.

Born in Rice Lake, June 5, 1898, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Tysdal. He moved to Wittenberg during his youth and then to the lola area where he owned and operated his own farm in the town of Harrison. He was married March 25, 1928, in lola to the former Thelma Jacobson.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Delmont, Appleton, three grandchildren; one brother, Orville, Gary, III., and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Northland Lutheran Church. The Rev Harold Naig officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.


Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery
Section 2, Scandinavia Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Located on Highway 49 south of the Village of Iola


Post Crescent Newspaper Jun 1999

Leonard A. Bricco, Elton, Age 87, died Saturday June 5, 1999, at his home. He was born November 7, 1911, in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, the son of the late Leo and Mabel (Olesen) Bricco. On May 24, 1941, he married Marjorie Wurzer at St. James Catholic Church in White Lake, Wisconsin. Leonard served with the United States Army Engineering Corps during World War II in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal and in the Philippine Islands as a Technical Sergeant Fourth Class. Leonard spent most of his life working in the food service field. Prior to World War II, he worked as head cook and baker for the Yawkey Bissel Lumber Camp in White Lake. Following his service in the army, he spent an additional two years in Greenland during the construction and building of Tule Air Base, serving as a baker. He worked many years as a food service cook and baker for the Wisconsin Correctional System in Waukesha, Wisconsin, finishing his career as Food Production Manager. After he and his wife retired, they moved to their retirement home in Elton, Wisconsin. Leonard was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, White Lake, and a member of Anderson- Sather White Lake American Legion Post 524 and Wolf River Valley White Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9438. He was deeply moved and honored to represent these groups as Grand Marshal in their July 4, 1998, Parade. Along with his love for music he was an accomplished organ and piano player he was also a serious gardener. He enjoyed traveling.

In addition to his wife, Margie,
he is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Stewart) Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin,
and Catherine (Joseph) Ramer, Elton, Wisconsin,
and one son, James (Lois) Bricco, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his six grandsons, Chad Hanke and Troy (fiancee, Lisa) Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin Terry (Brenda) Bricco, Winona, Minnesota Andy (Dawn) Bricco, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jacob and Adam Ramer, Elton, Wisconsin one granddaughter, Jodi Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin and a great-grandson, Brandon Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Other survivors include
three brothers, Domain (Eunice) Bricco, Clarkston, Washington
Loy (Loraine) Bricco, Bear Creek,
and John Bricco, Green Bay
three sisters, Fern Lorge, Annandale, Minnesota,
Irene Van Adestine, Green Bay, Wisconsin,
and Florence (Robert) Mathewson, De Pere, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents
two sisters, Gladys Martin and Zelda Bricco,
and one brother, Joseph Bricco.

Visitation will be at the Bradley Funeral Home Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. and the White Lake Veterans will stand Honor Guard from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and conduct Military Rites at the church following services. Friends and relatives may also call at St. James Catholic Church, White Lake, Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, White Lake with the Rev. Omer Kelley and Deacon Tom Craig officiating.

Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, Elton. A memorial has been established in memory of Leonard Bricco to LeRoyer Hospice or St. James Catholic Church in White Lake, Wisconsin. The family wishes to express a sincere thank-you to the LeRoyer Hospice, to Judy Murphy for the love and compassion and to all individuals that assisted with Leonard's care.