ARNESON, KAREN - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | KAREN ARNESON - South Dakota Gravestone Photos

Karen ARNESON

Saint Jacobs Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Born in Kongsvinger, Norway on March 28, 1846 to Hans and Mary Hanson.

Karen Hanson was baptized and confirmed in Norway. She was married in Norway to Bernt Arneson. To this union seven boys were born, four who died before they came to South Dakota, in which one was buried at sea. The three surviving sons were Albert, Hans and Ole were all born in Ridgeway, Iowa.

In 1867, they came to America and settled in Ridgeway, Iowa, where they lived for fourteen years.

In 1881, Mr. Arneson and their oldest son Albert, went to South Dakota and settled in Buffalo Township. Later Mrs. Arneson, Hans and Ole came from Ridgeway by train to Dell Rapids and then out to the homestead, where her husband and Albert had built a sod house for their home.

Mrs. Arneson acted as the nurse and mid-wife among the early pioneers. When anyone was sick they would call on Karen. She delivered many babies in Buffalo Township. She was known as the "kind and helpful" woman. She was a charter member of the St. Jacobs Ladies Aid.

Karen lived on their homestead until she passed on February 07, 1925 at the age of 79. Funeral services were held at St. Jacobs church, with services being conducted by Rev. A. N. Brudvig. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Contributed on 5/31/11

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Submitted: 5/31/11 • Approved: 8/21/19 • Last Updated: 8/24/19 • R116515-G0-S3

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