Harry Anthony Mikkelson




Harry Anthony Mikkleson was born March 22, 1897, in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA, and died August 14, 1945, in the Borough of Queens, NY, at age 48. He is the son of Nels Anton Mikkleson of Denmark, and Christina Mattison of Denmark.

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell was born November 26, 1897, in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA, and died May 2, 1983, in Herman, Washington Co., NE, at age 85. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE. She is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Bothwell of Hamburg, IA, and Sarah Ann Armstrong of Wichita, Brown Co., KS.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell were engaged to be married, but before the wedding Harry decided not to get married and left the state. Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell was left to have their child out of wedlock.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson enlisted in the U. S. Navy December 28, 1917, and was released July 24, 1919.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell had one child:

  1. Cleo Elizabeth Mikkleson: 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. Married (1) October 10, 1937, in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA, to Karl F. "Charles" Fischer/Fuller: Born January 25, 1903, in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Died August 19, 1987, in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV (age 84). Divorced August 4, 1972, in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Married (2) August 4, 1972, in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, to Edward Roy "Ed" Anderson: Born May 21, 1912, in Divide, Silver Bow Co., MT; Died May 27, 1985, at Hickman Care Center, Peoria, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 73). Married (3) July 11, 1987, in Sun City West, Maricopa Co., AZ, to Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson: Born June 14, 1913, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died October 19, 1996, at his home, Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV (age 83). Inurnment in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson joined the U. S. Navy, and after discharge married Gladys Noel Smith.

Gladys Noel Smith was born December 24, 1899, in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY, and died June 11, 1995, in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL, at age 95. She is the daughter of Calvin Pinkham Smith of Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY, and Lillian Dickson of New York.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson and Gladys Noel Smith were married November 10, 1920, in Nassau Co., NY.

Harry Anthony Mikkleson and Gladys Noel (Smith) Mikkleson had one child:

  1. Calvin Raymond Mikkleson: Born September 2, 1922, in Far Rockaway, Bourough of Queens, New York City, NY; Died July 23, 2006, in Massapequa Park, Nassau Co., NY (age 83). Buried in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk Co., NY. Engaged September, 1943, in New York, to Una Mary Cowan: Born August 10, 1923, in Portage, Cambria Co., PA; Died January 12, 2001, in Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL (age 77). Buried in Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL. This engagement was called off, and Uma Married November 17, 1944, in New York City, NY, to Robert Brent Leggett: Born January 25, 1921, in Augusta, AR; Died April 11, 1986, in Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL (age 65). Buried in Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL. Calvin Married (1) May 14, 1949, in Hempstead, NY, to Harriet Frances Eldert: Born March 2, 1926, in the Village of Valley Stream, Nassau Co., NY; Died October 14, 1999, in Massapequa Park, Nassau Co., NY (age 73). Buried in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk Co., NY. U. S. Veteran's Affairs record. Married (2) 2006 to Catherine (Unknown) Thompson: Born September 11, 1930, in Unknown; Died October 20, 2009, in Unknown (age 79). She was first married to: James Francis Thompson was born December 1, 1929, in New York City, NY, and died July 26, 1999, in Wantagh, Nassau Co., NY, at age 69. Buried in the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, Nassau Co., NY.

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell then married George August Bartelt.

George August Bartelt was born February 18, 1890, in Exira Twp., Audubon Co., IA, and died January 13, 1956, at Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 64. Buried in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon Co., IA. He is the son of Frederick August "Fred" Bartelt Sr. of Pommern, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, and Elizabeth Prohaska of Iowa City, Wright Co., IA.

George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell were married March 20, 1920, in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.

George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt had one child:

  1. Thomas F. "Tony" Bartelt: Born about 1922 in South Dakota; Died 1930-1956 in Unknown. He may have been adopted by his Aunt and Uncle Wahlert.

George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt were divorced about 1923.

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt then married Carl John Forsen.

Karl Johan (Carl John) Forsen was born August 29, 1896, in Umes, Sweden, and died January 27, 1990, in Herman, Washington Co., NE, at age 93. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE. He is the son of Karl Forsen of Sweden, and Charlotta Lovisa "Lottie" Johannson (Johnson) of Sweden.

Carl John Forsen and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt were married February 28, 1925, in Onawa, Monona Co., IA.

Carl John Forsen and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) (Bartelt) Forsen had two children:

  1. Charlotte Bothwell Forsen: Born April 8, 1928, in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA. Married (1) June 7, 1951, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, City of Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA, to Frederic Leon "Fred" Brown: Born November 6, 1921, in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA; Died November 7, 2008, in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO (age 87). Buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO. Divorced December 8, 1951, in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA. He is the son of Leon Wickware Brown and Irene Fay Chalfant. Enlisted December 28, 1941, at Fort Crook, NE, in the Air Corps. Frederic lived in Los Alamitos, CA, in 1978. Also Las Vegas, NV (1995 -2008), and Huntington Beach, CA (1988 - 2000). Married (2) November 30, 1957, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, IA, to Richard C. Turner: Born September 30, 1927, in Avoca Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA; Died September 28, 1986, at his home, West Des Moines, Polk Co., IA (age 58). Married (3) 1993 to Russell Hughes "Rusty" Laird: Born January 16, 1927, in Sidney, Fremont Co., IA; Died June 5, 2015, at Deerfield Retirement Community, Urbandale, Polk Co., IA (age 88).
  2. John Kenneth Forsen: Born July 9, 1931, in Cincinnati Twp., Harrison Co., IA; Died March 2, 2017, at Crowell Memorial Home, Blair, Washington Co., NE (age 85). Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE. Married July 30, 1952, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA, to Darlene Ellen Meeker: Born November 15, 1930, in Magnolia Twp., Harrison Co., IA.



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Frederic Leon "Fred" Brown is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


George August Bartelt is buried in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon Co., IA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


       

Karl Johan (Carl John) Forsen and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) (Bartelt) Forsen are buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


The Bothwell siblings: L to R: Ethel M. (Bothwell) Nelson; Joseph Bothwell; Leona Ellen (Bothwell) Powell; Josephine (Bothwell) Roden; Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) (Bartelt) Forsen; Lloyd Elmer Bothwell; Sarah Ann (Armstrong) Bothwell and Patrick Roden (son of Josephine Bothwell Roden)


George August Bartelt was born February 18, 1890, in Exira Twp., Audubon Co., IA.

Karl Johan "Carl John" Forsen was born August 29, 1896, in Umes, Sweden.


Karl Johan (Carl John) Forsen Birth Record.


Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell was born November 26, 1897, in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA.

Gladys Noel Smith was born December 24, 1899, in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 18, 1900, shows Rasmus Mickelson (age 57) born February 1843 in Denmark to Danish-born parents and a Naturalized citizen emigrating in 1873 is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 38 years, Ameala Mickelson (age 58) born September 1841 in Denmark to Danish-born parents and emigrating in 1873, with 7 of the 8 children born to her still alive. Also living with him are his three children: Viriel Mickelson (age 25) born March 1873 in Massachusetts to Danish-born parents, an unmarried Farm Laborer; Tora Mickelson (age 16) born January 1884 in Iowa to Danish-born parents, unmarried; and Anthone Mikkelson (age 34) born February 1866 in Denmark and a Naturalized citizen emigrating in 1873, a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage; Anthone's wife of 10 years, Stena Mikkelson (age 32) born May 1868 in Denmark to Danish-born parents and having emigrated in 1888, with 3 of the 4 children born to her still alive; and Anthone's children, all born in Iowa to Danish-born parents: Sphis Mikkelson (age 6) born October 1893; Sena Mikkelson (age 4) born September 1895; and Harry Mikkelson (age 3) born March 1897. A Boarder also lives in the Household.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 13, 1900, shows Frank Bartell Jr. (age 30) born December 1869 in Illinois to German-born parents is a Tea Company Solicitor renting his home at 815 West 7th Street, 6th Ward, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 12 years, Edith Bartell (age 29) born April 1871 in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1887, with 4 of the 5 children born to her still living. Living with him are his children, all born to Illinois and English-born parents: Frank C. Bartell (age 8) born May 1891 in Iowa; George E. Bartell (age 6) born November 1893 in Nebraska; Carl J. Bartell (age 4) born February 1896 in Iowa; and Freda Bartell (age 1) born September 1898 in Iowa.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Fred Bartell (age 42) born January 1858 in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1872 and a Naturalized Citizen is a married Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Andrew Twp., Audubon Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth Bartell (age 39) born November 1860 in Iowa to German-born parents, with all 9 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Iowa and German-born parents: Elizabeth Bartell (age 17) born July 1882; Jennie Bartell (age 16) born January 1884; Fred Bartell (age 15) born February 1885; Anna Bartell (age 13) born December 1886; Burtha Bartell (age 11) born November 1888; George Bartell (age 9) born February 1891; Lilly Bartell (age 5) born January 1895; Willy Bartell (age 2) born November 1897; and Charles Bartell (age 1) born May 1899.

The 1905 Iowa State Census shows N. A. Mikkleson is living in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him are: Steania Mikkleson; Sophs Mikkleson; Seana Mikkleson; Harry Mikkleson; Raymond Mikkleson; and Stella Mikkleson.

The 1905 Iowa State Census shows Geo. A. Bartelt (age 14) born in Iowa to Germany and Iowa-born parents, is a Farmer, and is living in Audobon Co., IA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 9, 1910, shows Nels Anton Mikkleson (age 44) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents having emigrated in 1871 and a naturalized citizen is a General Farmer owning his own farm in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 20 years, Christena Mikkleson (age 42) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents and emigrating in 1885, with 5 of the 6 children born to her still living. Also living at home are their unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Danish-born parents: Sophus Mikkleson (age 17) a Home Farm Laborer; Harry Mikkleson (age 13); Raymond Mikkleson (age 11); and Stella Mikkleson (age 5).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows Fred Bartell Jr. (age 25) born in Iowa to German and Iowa-born parents is a married General Farm Farmer renting his farm and is living in Audubon Twp., Audubon Co., IA. Living with him are: his childless wife of 0 years, Alice Bartell (age 21) born in Iowa to Wisconsin and German-born parents; his widowed father, Fred Bartell Sr. (age 51)  born Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1872 and a Naturalized Citizen, who has his Own Income; his unmarried brother, William Bartell (age 13) born in Iowa to German and Iowa-born parents; and his unmarried brother, Charles Bartell (age 11) born in Iowa to German and Iowa-born parents.

The 1915 Iowa State Census shows Harry Mikkleson (age 18) born in Iowa to Danish-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 18 years is unmarried and is living in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA.

The 1915 Iowa State Census shows Bessie Bothwell (age 17) born in Iowa to Iowa and Kansas-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 17 years is unmarried and is living in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA.

The 1915 South Dakota State Census shows George Bartelt (age 25) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents, and with a Common School education, is an unmarried Electrician, and is living in Redfield, 3rd Ward, SD.

The WWI Draft Registration Card dated January 5, 1917, shows George Adam Bartelt (age 26) born February 18, 1891, in Audubon Co., IA, is an unmarried Farmer, and is living in Coon Rapids, IA.


   

George August Bartelt WWI Draft Registration Report.


The WWI Draft Registration Card dated June 5, 1918, shows Carl John Forsen (age 21) born August 29, 1896, in Sweden, is living in Mondamin, IA. His nearest relative is Carl Forsen, Umeo, Sweden.


   

Carl John Forsen WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 9, 1920, shows Thos. Bothwell (age 49) born in Iowa to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents is a Grain Farm Farmer renting his home and is living in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Sarah Bothwell (age 39) born in Kansas to Irish and Virginia-born parents. Also living there are his six unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Iowa and Kansas-born parents: Bessie Bothwell (age 22); Bertha Bothwell (age 17); Leona Bothwell (age 15); Thomas Bothwell Jr. (age 13); and Lloyd Bothwell (age 9). Also living there is his granddaughter, Cleo Mikellsen (age 1-9/12) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents.

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 23, 1920, shows Nels A. Mikkleson (age 54) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents and a naturalized citizen emigrating in 1870 and naturalized in 1876 is a General Farmer with Real Estate worth $8,000 owning his own farm in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife Christiana Mikkleson (age 50) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents and a naturalized citizen emigrating in 1871 and naturalized in 1890. Also living at home are their unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Danish-born parents: Harry A. Mikkleson (age 22) a General Farm Laborer; Raymon R. Mikkleson (age 20) a Home Farm Laborer; Estella P. Mikkleson (age 16); and Glenn Mikkleson (age 6).

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 7, 1920, shows Thos. Bothwell (age 49) born in Iowa to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents is a General Farmer renting his own farm in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Sarah Bothwell (age 39) born in Kansas to Ireland and Virginia-born parents. Also living with him are his unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Iowa and Kansas-born parents: Bessie Bothwell (age 22); Bertha Bothwell (age 17); Leona Bothwell (age 15); Thos. Bothwell, Jr. (age 13); and Lloyd Bothwell (age 9). Also living there is his granddaughter, Cleo Mickellsen (age 1-9/12) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents.

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on February 9, 1920, shows George Bartelt (age 26) born in Iowa to Germany and Iowa-born parents, is an unmarried Hotel Laborer Servant, and is living on Main Street, Holstein, Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA.

George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell were married March 20, 1920, in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.


George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Bothwell Marriage Record.


The 1921 Sioux City, IA, City Directory shows George Bartelt (Bessie), lab Federation Constr Co, rms 2301 28th.

Frederic Leon "Fred" Brown was born November 6, 1921, in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA.

Thomas F. "Tony" Bartelt was born about 1922 in South Dakota.

Calvin Raymond Mikkleson was born September 2, 1922, in Far Rockaway, Bourough of Queens, New York City, NY.

George August Bartelt and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt were divorced about 1923.

The 1925 Iowa State Census U.S. Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows Nels Antone Mikkleson (age 58) born in Denmark to Erasmus Mikkleson of Denmark and Turslia Henson of Denmark who were married in Denmark and are not now living, and having lived in the U. S. A. for 54 years and having lived in Iowa for 52 years with 4th grade education owns his home worth $3,500 and is living in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Christine Mikkleson (age 56) born in Denmark to Peter Matheson of Denmark and Christine Matheson of Denmark who were married in Denmark and are not now living, and having lived in the U. S. A. for 39 years and having lived in Iowa for 39 years with 8th grade education. Also living there are his two unmarried sons, both born in Monroe Co., IA to Nels A. Mikkleson (age 58) and Christine Matheson (age 56) who were married in Monroe Co., IA: Raymond Mikkleson (age 24) with an 8th grade education; and Glenn E. Mikkleson (age 12) with a 7th grade education. Others are also living in the household.

The 1925 Iowa State Census U.S. Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows Tony Bartell (age 3) born in Iowa with mother of Bessie Bothwell, born in Iowa, and father of Geo. Bartell, born in Iowa, is living with his aunt, Elizabeth Wahlert, in Greeley, Audubon Co., IA. Leigh Larson note: Elizabeth Wahlert is George Adam Bartelt's married sister, Augusta Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bartelt was married February 11, 1908, in Audubon Co., IA, to Jacob Fredrik "Jake" Wahlert Jr.

The 1925 Iowa State Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows Thos. Bothwell (age 54) and having lived in Iowa for 54 years, is renting his home in Sioux Twp., Monona Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Sara Bothwell (age 44) and having lived in Iowa for 43 years. Also living there are his children: Loyd Elmer Bothwell (age 14) and having lived in Iowa for 14 years; Joseph L. Bothwell (age 4) and having lived in Iowa for 4 years; Josephine L. Bothwell (age 4) and having lived in Iowa for 4 years; and married daughter, Bessie Bartell (age 27) and having lived in Iowa for 27 years. Also living there are Thos.'s 2 grandchildren: Cleo E. Bartell (age 6) and having lived in Iowa for 6 years with mother of Bessie Bothwell, born about 1898 in Iowa, and father of Geo. Bartelt, born about 1893 in Iowa, who were married in Sioux City, IA; and Thos. F. Bartell (age 3) and having lived in Iowa for 2 years with mother of Bessie Bothwell, born about 1898 in Iowa, and father of Geo. Bartelt, born about 1893 in Iowa, who were married in Sioux City, IA.

The 1925 Iowa State Census U.S. Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows the nephew of Jake Wahlert, Tony Bartell (age 3) born in Iowa with mother of Bessie Bothwell, born in Iowa, and father of Geo. Bartelt, born in Iowa, is living with his aunt, Elizabeth Wahlert (Father of Fred Bartell of Germany and mother of Elizabeth Prohaska of Germany, and husband of Jake Wahlert) in Greeley, Audubon Co., IA. Augusta Elizabeth Bartell (born July 2, 1882, Died June 4, 1970, in Atlantic, IA. Married February 11, 1908, in Audubon, IA, to Jacob Fredrik "Jake" Wahlert Jr. Buried in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Iowa

Leigh Larson note: The above 1925 census reports show Thomas F. "Tony" Bartell residing in two places.


Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt.


Carl John Forsen and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt were married February 28, 1925, in Onawa, Monona Co., IA.


Carl John Forsen and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) Bartelt Marriage Records.


Charlotte Bothwell Forsen was born April 8, 1928, in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA.


Charlotte Bothwell Forsen Birth Record.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 3, 1930, shows Jacob Wahlert (age 52) born in Illinois to Germany-born parents, and first married at age 30, is a married Stock Farming Farmer, and who owns his farm, and living in Greeley Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Wahlert (age 47) born in Illinois to Germany and Iowa-born parents, and first married at age 25; his unmarried daughter, Mildred Wahlert (age 20) born in Iowa to Illinois-born parents;  his unmarried son, Robert Wahlert (age 20) born in Iowa to Illinois-born parents; his son, Melvin Wahlert (age 13) born in Iowa to Illinois-born parents; and his son, Thomas Wahlert (age 8) born in Iowa to Illinois-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1930, shows John Foreson (age 33) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1917 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 28 is a General Farm Farmer renting his farm and living in Cincinnati Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Bessie Foreson (age 32) born in Iowa to Iowa and Kansas-born parents and first married at age 20. Also living there is his step-daughter, Cleo Foreson (age 12) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents. Also living there is his daughter, Charlotte Foreson (age 1-11/12) born in Iowa to Swedish and Iowa-born parents. A hired man also lives in the household.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on May 20, 1930, shows Antone Mikleson (age 64) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents emigrating in 1870 and a naturalized citizen is a widowed General Farmer with Real Estate worth $8,000 owning his own farm in Little Sioux Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him are his two sons, both born in Iowa to Danish-born parents: Rayman Mikleson (age 29), a General Farmer; and Glen Mikleson (age 18), a Public Road Laborer. 

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1930 shows Calvin P. Smith (age 51) born in New York to New York-born parents is Railroad Locomotive Engineer first married at age 21 who owns his own home  with real estate worth $7,000 living at 211 Morris Avenue, Inwood, Hempsted Twp., Nassau Co., NY. Living with him is his wife Lillian D. Smith (age 51) born in New York to New York-born parents, who was first married at age 21. Also living in the household is their daughter, Gladys Mikkleson (age 30) born in New York to New York-born parents, who was first married at age 21, and their son-in-law, Harry Mikkleson (age 33) born in Iowa to Danish-born parents, who is a Lineman at an Electric Light Company, who was first married at age 24. The son of Gladys and Harry also lives there: C. Raymond Mikkleson (age 7) born in New York to Iowa and New York-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1930, shows Ira J. Hapney (age 56) born in Indiana to Kentucky and Indiana-born parents, and first married at age 19, is a married Farming Farmer on a Rented Farm, and is living in Washington Twp., Hyde Co., SD. Living with him are: his wife, Maucey E. Hapney (age 57) born in Indiana to Kentucky-born parents, and first married at age 20; his unmarried son, Ray I. Hapney (age 18) born in Illinois to Indiana-born parents, a Farm Laborer; and an unmarried lodger, George A. Bartelt (age 39) born in Iowa to German-born parents, a Farm Laborer.

Darlene Ellen Meeker was born November 15, 1930, in Magnolia Twp., Harrison Co., IA.


Darlene Ellen Meeker Delayed Birth Record.


John Kenneth Forsen was born July 9, 1931, in Cincinnati Twp., Harrison Co., IA.


John Kenneth Forsen Birth Record.


Jacob Frederik Wahlert died June 24, 1934, in Greeley Twp., Audubon Co., IA, at age 56. Buried in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon Co., IA. The cause of death was suicide by hanging.


Jacob F. Wahlert Death Record.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May  13, 1940, shows John C. Forsen (age 43) born in Sweden, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and having completed 8 years of School, is a married Farmer of a Farm, and who rents his farm, and is living in Cincinnati Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife, Bessie Forsen (age 42) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and having completed 8 years of School; his daughter, Charlotte Forsen (age 11) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and having completed 7 years of School; and his son, John K. Forsen (age 8) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and having completed 3 years of School.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows Calvin Smith (age 61) born in New York and having completed No Entry years of school and 5 years ago was living in the Same House is a Motorman for an Electric Railroad who owns his home worth $3,500 and is living at 311 Morris Avenue, Ironwood, Hempstead Township, Nassau Co., NY. Living with him is his wife, Lillian Smith (age 61) born in New York and having completed 3 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House. Also living there are: his daughter, Gladys Smith (age 40) born in New York; his son-in-law, Harry Mikkleson (age 43) born in Iowa and having completed 8 years of School, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, a Trouble Shooter for the Gas and Electric Company; and his grandchild, Calvin Mikkleson (age 17) born in New York and having completed 3 years of 3 High School, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House. ED 30-203, Page 14 of 38.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Charles Fuller (age 32) born in Germany, and a Naturalized Citizen, and having completed 2 years of college, and 5 years ago was living in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, is a Butcher at a Retail Meat Market who is renting his home for $18/month and is living at 307 E. Superior Street, 2nd Ward, City of Missouri Valley, St. John Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Cleo F. Fuller (age 22) born in Iowa and having completed 2 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Harrison Co., IA.

The WWII Draft Registration Card dated April 27, 1942, shows George August Bartelt (age 52) born February 18, 1890, in Audubon Co., IA, works for Dalton Miller of Coon Rapids, IOwa, and is living in Viola, Audubon Co., IA.


   

George August Bartelt WWII Draft Registration Report.


Calvin Raymond Mikkleson and Una Mary Cowan were engaged September, 1943.


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, Monday, September 27, 1943

Cowan - Mikkleson

Mr. and Mrs. George Cowan of Lawrence have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Una Mary Cowan, to C. Raymond Mikkleson, second officer in the merchant marine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Mikkleson of Inwood. Both Miss Cowan and her fiance were graduated from Lawrence High School. Mr. Mkkleson attended the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Fort Schyler.


Harry Anthony Mikkleson died August 14, 1945, in August 14, 1945, in the Borough of Queens, NY, at age 48.


The Nassau Daily Review-Star, Hempstead, Long Island, NY, Friday, August 17, 1945

Harry A. Mkkkleson

Harry A. Mikkleson, 48, of 311 Morris avenue, Inwood, died Tuesday. He was a member of the J. Franklin Bell post, American Legion, Inwood, and was employed by the Queens Borough Gas and Electric company for 23 years. He resided in Inwood for 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; a son, Lieutenant Calvin Raymond Mikkleson, U. S. maritime service, and his father, Anton Mikkleson of Iowa.


   

Frederic Leon Brown WWII Draft Registration Report.


Frederic Leon Brown and Charlotte Bothwell Forsen were married June 7, 1951, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, City of Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., IA.


The Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, IA, June 8, 1951

Miss Charlotte Forsen Wed in Lutheran Rites

Mrs. Brown

Miss Charlotte Forsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Forsen of Modale, la., exchanged nuptial vows with Frederic Leon Brown, son of Mr. Leon Brown of Missouri Valley, in a single ring ceremony Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Missouri Valley. Miss Forsen has taught kindergarten in the Council Bluffs Public schools the past year. The Rev. John Bruce performed the ceremony in which Mrs. Charles Fuller of Independence, la., sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. She wore a gown of blush pink chantilly lace, fashioned with a fitted bodice and full skirt. Her headpiece was a matching picture hat and she carried a colonial bouquet of flowers. The bride's nieces, the Misses Patty and Beth Fuller of Independence were junior bridesmaids. They wore identical gowns of blue embroidered organdy over taffeta and carried colonial bouquets. The bride's gown of French chantilly lace over satin was fashioned with a stand-up Queen Ann collar and long sleeves. The bouffant hooped skirt was finished in a scalloped hemline over a double pleated nylon net duster. Her Rosepoint lace shoulder length veil fell from a pearltrimed Juliet cap. She carried a bouquet of white roses, lily-of-the-valley, and stephanotis. Serving as best man was Marion Mikkelson of Missouri Valley. Ushers were J. Kenneth Forsen of Missouri Valley, brother of the bride, and Walter Gearhart of Missouri Valley. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors. Guests were served from a table centered with a three-tier cake, decorated in pink and white. Serving were Mrs. Glenn Collins of Dallas Center and Miss Helen Donovan of Council Bluffs Mrs. John Vanman of Missouri Valley had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Fred Bryan of Blencoe and Miss Mary Brown of Burlington presided at the gift table. After a short wedding trip, the couple will be at home in Iowa City, where Mr. Brown is a student in the University of Iowa college of pharmacy.


Frederic Leon Brown and Charlotte Bothwell (Forsen) Brown were divorced December 8, 1951, in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA.


Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, IA, Saturday, December 8, 1951

Frederick L. Brown Granted Divorce in District Court Case

Frederick L. Brown today was granted a divorce in his district court case against Charlotte Brown. He had charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The decree handed down by Judge Harold D. Evans granted the defendant the right to resume her former name of Charlotte Forsen. The two parties, according to the original petition, were married at Missouri Valley June 7 of this year. Attorneys in the case were Hirsch, Riepe, and Wright, of Burlington, for the plaintiff, and Fred E. Egan, for the defendant.


Council Bluffs Iowa Nonpariel, Council Bluffs, IA, May 8, 1955

Visit Little Sioux

LITTLE SIOUX - Pvt. Harry Mikkleson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mikkleson, and Pvt. Harlan Gahm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gahm, are home on leave from Ft. Bliss, Texas. They just completed basic training.


George August Bartelt died January 13, 1956, at Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 64. Buried in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon Co., IA.


The Atlantic News-Telegraph, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, Saturday, January 14, 1956

George Bartelt Of Exira Dies

EXIRA - George Bartelt, 64, died Friday night at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartelt. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Christian church with the Rev. S. R. Wall officiating. Burial will be in the Exira cemetery.


The Atlantic News-Telegraph, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, Tuesday, January 17, 1956

Rites Held For George Bartelt

EXIRA - Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Christian church for George August Bartelt with the Rev. S. R. Wall officiating. Music was by Mrs. Chris Hess, Mrs. Charles Leist, Mrs. S. R. Wall and Mrs. Emmert Christensen. Songs were "Saved by Grace," "Going Down The Valley" "Does Jesus Care" with Ava Nelson at the organ. Casket bearers were Carl, Lester and Ray Schwab, Warren Groke, Joe and Gerald Olson, all nephews. Interment was in the Exira cemetery. Mr. Bartelt is survived by a brother, Charlie Bartelt of Munsey, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Will Schwab of Audubon, Mrs. Elizabeth Wahlert of Exira, Mrs. Joe Olson of Eau Claire, Wis., and Mrs. Will Kuehl of Littleton, Colo. His parents, a son, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Those attending the funeral from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Olson and sons of East Elsworth, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Will Kuehl and daughter, Mrs. Elsie Davidson of Littleton, Colo.; Warren Grohl, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schwab and Carl Schwab of Schaller and Ray Schwab of Fort Dodge.


Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Bothwell) (Bartelt) Forsen died May 2, 1983, in Herman, Washington Co., NE, at age 85. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE.


Obituary

Bess Forsen To Be Buried At Herman

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Campbell Funeral Home for Bessie Forsen who died May 2, 1983. The Rev. Kurt Sortland will officiate. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery. Bessie Forsen was born in Little Sioux, Iowa, November 26, 1897, to Thomas and Sara Armstrong Bothwell. She married John C. Forsen on February 28, 1925. She lived in California Junction, Iowa, until moving to Herman in 1961. One brother, Thomas Bothwell, preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, Cleo Anderson, Sun City, Arizona; Charlotte Turner, Des Moines, Iowa, and J. Kenneth Forsen, Herman. Nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ethel Nelson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Bertha Kidder, Kinnakec, Washington; Leona Powell, Little Sioux, Iowa; and Josephine Roden Mondamin, Iowa; and two brothers, Lloyd Bothwell, Pisgah, Iowa; and Joseph Bothwell, Mondamin, Iowa, also survive her. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the services.


Richard C. Turner died September 28, 1986, at his home, West Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 58.


Richard C. Turner, Iowa State Senator, Republican

Lawyer

Pottawattamie

01/14/1963 - 01/10/1965

RICHARD C. TURNER Council Bluffs Republican 19th (Old) Senatorial District Pottawattamie County. Born in Avoca, Iowa, Sept. 30, 1927, son of Joe W. and Betty Turner. Graduated from Avoca High School 1945. Served in Air Force 1945-47. Graduated State University of Iowa, (B.A.), 1950, and College of Law, (J.D.) February, 1953. Practiced law at Avoca, Iowa, with father in firm Turner >amp; Turner, 1953-54. Assistant county attorney, Council Bluffs, 1954-56. Since 1956 has engaged in practice of law at Council Bluffs. Married Charlotte Forsen of Modale, Iowa, and has son, Joe W. Turner, II, and daughter, Amy Elizabeth. Town clerk, Avoca, 1953-60. Member Theta Xi and Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity, American Legion, 40 & 8, Sertoma, Elks, Eagles, and member of the Presbyterian Church. Second session.


The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA, Monday, September 29, 1986


Carl John Forsen died January 27, 1990, in Herman, Washington Co., NE, at age 93. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE.


Obituary

John Forsen, 93

Funeral services for John Forsen, age 93, of Herman, who died at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, January 27, 1990, were held Monday, January 29, 1990, at the Campbell-Aman Funeral Home with Re. J. David Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Herman Cemetery. John C. Forsen was born on August 29, 1896, at Umea, Sweden, to Carl and Charlotte Forsen. He attended school in Sweden before coming to the United States in 1914. He settled in the Magnolia, Iowa, area upon his arrival to the States and was engaged in farming in this area. He later moved to the Missouri Valley, Iowa, area and farmed until 1960 at which time he moved to Herman, Nebraska, and resided there until his death. He was married to Bessie Bothwell. She preceded him in death in May, 1983. John is survived by one son, Kenneth Forsen of Herman, Nebraska; two daughters, Charlotte Turner, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Cleo Larson, Sun City, Arizona; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert and Emil Forsen of Sweden, Ivor, Vancouver, Canada, and one sister, Mimi Johannsen of Sweden. Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jeffery L. Forsen died August 22, 1996, after being in an auto accident at St. Joseph, MO. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE.


Obituary

Jeffery L. Forsen, 41

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28 at the Herman Legion Hall for Jeffery L. Forsen, 41, of Herman who died August 22, 1996, after being in an auto accident at St. Joseph, Missouri. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery. A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. Jeffery Forsen was born November 22, 1954, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Kenneth and Darlene Meeker Forsen. He graduated from Tekamah-Herman High School in 1972. He was a life-long farmer in the Herman area and also worked for ICI at Cargill in Blair. He played, coached and was a softball umpire in Blair. He was a big supporter of the Tekamah-Herman Wrestling Club. He married LeAnn Moore July 21, 1972, at Elk Point, South Dakota. He is survived by his wife, LeAnn; three children, Trisha, Tafida and Jeffery; his parents, Kenneth and Darlene; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Judy Forsen, Herman; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tammy and Joe Petersen and Terri and David Vopnford, all of Blair; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Calvin Raymond Mikkleson died July 23, 2006, in Massapequa Park, Nassau Co., NY, at age 83. Buried in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk Co., NY.


Calvin Raymond Mikkleson


Frederic Leon "Fred" Brown died November 7, 2008, in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, at age 87. Buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.


Frederic L. Brown

Born Nov. 6, 1921. Died Nov. 7, 2008.

Pharmacist, four-year Colorado Springs resident. Graveside service, 12:15 p.m. today, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado.


   

Frederic Leon "Fred" Brown Military Records.


Catherine (Unknown) (Thompson) Mikkleson died October 20, 2009, in Unknown, at age 79. Buried in Holy Rood Cemetery.


Newsday, Long Island, NY, October 23, 2009

Catherine Thompson Mikkleson

MIKKLESON - Catherine Thompson, 79, lived in Wantagh for most of her life. Predeceased by husband James Thompson in 1999. Met Calvin Mikkleson in a grief support group and wed in 2002, and widowed again in 2006. Caring mother to Theresa, Kenneth, Steven and Karen and mother-in-law to Douglas, Karen and Susan. Loving Nanee to Kristen, Matthew, Kirby, Steven, Caitlyn and Lisa, and Great-Nanee to Hayley, Zackary and Dylan. Catherine loved a good story, a nice song and great clothes. She spent the last 3½ years being cared for in Alabama, where people often remarked on her beauty, dignity and articulate vocabulary. Friends and family may visit at the Wantagh Abbey, Inc., 3374 Park Ave., Wantagh, on Friday 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at St. Frances de Chantal at 9:30am. Interment to follow Holy Rood Cemetery.

January 26, 2010

Was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
Always remember the happy times!
Best regards,
Gail Mikkleson Guerin


Russell Hughes "Rusty" Laird died June 5, 2015, at Deerfield Retirement Community, Urbandale, Polk Co., IA, at age 88.


Russell (Rusty) Laird

Urbandale - Rusty Laird, 88, passed away June 5, 2015 at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale. Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, June 22 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Des Moines. Russell Hughes Laird was born in Sidney, IA, January 16, 1927. He attended Sidney schools until his family moved to Des Moines, where he attended Roosevelt High School for a year and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO. He left school early during his senior year at Wentworth in 1944 and joined the Navy in World War II. He served as a signalman in the South Pacific on two LSMs. Following the war, he enrolled at the University of Nebraska, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, followed by a Doctor of Laws Degree from the Law School. Russell passed the Bar in Nebraska and came to Iowa, where he passed the Iowa Bar to practice law in Iowa. His first job in Iowa was a year with the Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids. He then came to Des Moines and represented a number of trade associations until his retirement in 1993. He served "of counsel" for a period of time thereafter with the law firm of Wasker, Dorr, Wimmer and Marcoullier. During his working years, Rusty was active in community affairs, most notably as a member of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Commission, where he served for 36 years. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, University of Nebraska Alumni Association, Waveland Park Masonic Lodge, Des Moines Consistory, ZaGaZig Shrine, Argonne Post American Legion, Beaverdale Post VFW, Ducks Unlimited, Golden Kiwanis Club, Des Moines Golf and Country Club, and Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. Rusty was first married to Bonnie McGeeney, which union produced a daughter, Meri Jones, now of Boyne City, Michigan, and a son, Timothy Laird, now living in Louisville, KY. In 1993, Rusty married Charlotte Turner, whose daughter, Amy Fox and family live in Clive, IA, and whose son, Joe Turner and family live in Bettendorf, IA. Rusty is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Meri Jones (Lynn); son, Timothy (Lori); stepdaughter, Amy Fox (Greg); stepson, Joe Turner (Kim); and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Lifespace Foundation at Deerfield. Online condolences are welcomed at IlesCares.com


John Kenneth Forsen died March 2, 2017, at Crowell Memorial Home, Blair, Washington Co., NE, at age 85. Buried in Herman Cemetery, Herman, Washington Co., NE.


The Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise, Blair, Washington Co., NE, March 3, 2017

John Kenneth Forsen

July 9, 1931 - March 2, 2017


The Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise, Blair, Washington Co., NE, March 3, 2017

John Kenneth Forsen

July 9, 1931 - March 2, 2017

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, Blair, Washington Co., NE

John Kenneth Forsen

Birth: Jul. 9, 1931
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Death: Mar. 2, 2017
Blair
Washington County
Nebraska, USA

Kenneth was born to John C. and Bessie Forsen. He attended Modale High School and participated in baseball, basketball and track. He graduated from Modale in 1950.
Kenneth proudly served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952 and in the reserves from 1952-1954. He was a lifetime member the Herman American Legion Post #274. On June 30-1952 he married Darlene Meeker in Council Bluffs, Iowa; the couple were high school sweethearts. A life long farmer, he started farming in Iowa with his father and then in 1959 moved to Herman and in later years farmed with his sons and grandsons. He also worked as a seed salesman for Garst & Thomas Seed Company.

Preceded by:
Parents: John and Bessie Forsen
Son: Jeff Forsen
Infant granddaughter: Heidi Forsen
Grandson: Colton Peterson
Sister: Cleo Larsen

Survived by:
Wife of 64 years: Darlene
Children: John (Judy) Forsen, Tammy (Joe) Peterson, Terri (David) Vopnford
Daughter in law: LeAnn Forsen
Grandchildren: Shawn, Sharon, Trisha, Jeffrey, Tafida, Cramer, Clara, Kiela, Shelbi, Thor
Many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren


 

 


 

DECATUR - Geri Olson, 79, died 6:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 5, 2004. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 9, at First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, with Pastor Jim Montgomery officiating. The family will greet friends of Geri's in the church parlor after the memorial service. Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donor's Choice. Geraldine was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Russell B. and Grace Hughes Laird on May 10, 1925. She grew up in Sidney, Iowa, and graduated from Drake University. She taught elementary school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was a Fulbright Exchange teacher in 1954-55 in New South Wales, Australia. She married James Olson in 1958. They moved to Champaign, Illinois, and lived there for 7 years. They moved to Decatur in 1965 when James became a faculty member of Millikin University. She taught reading classes at Johns Hill School and English and Reading at MacArthur High School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband James; children Christine and husband Patrick Sheen of Frankfort, Illinois, son Kent and wife Dee Dee of Winter Springs, Florida, son Bruce and wife Nancy of Springfield, Illinois, eleven grandchildren and brother Russell and wife Char of Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. James Wade and to the DMH Hospice service for their kind and thoughtful care of Geri. Obituary written by family members.