Obituary Record

Nils S. Anderson
Died on 7/29/1910
Buried in Kennard Cemetery


The community was shocked and grieved on last Wednesday morning to receive news of the death of Mr. Nels S. Anderson, father of Andrew, Ole and Sherman Anderson.

Mr. Anderson had attended to his work, and then made his customary trip downtown in the afternoon. He had gone over to Ole Larsen’s to shell corn on a hand cornsheller, but just as he got inside the yard, he was seen to stagger. Mr. Larsen rushed to his assistance and was helping him along when he requested to be laid down. He never again regained consciousness. He was taken to his home where he passed away at 3:45 Wednesday morning.

The children were notified as quickly as possible. Andrew was at Uehling and was brought to the bedside in Mr. Menking’s auto, Mr. Menking making the trip in three hours.

Mr. Anderson was a man with many friends among American people as well as among his own countrymen.

All extend to the bereaved sons and daughters, sympathy.

Funeral services will be held at the Danish church this (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Interment in Kennard cemetery. Obituary next week.

Kennard Enterprise, 8/5/1910


Nels S. Anderson was born in Sweden, June 9, 12845, came to Kennard, Nebraska, June 6, 1887, died in Kennard July 27, 1910, age 65 years, 1 month and 18 days. Married to Peternilla Olson, November 10, 1865, and to this union were born 8 children, 5 living and 3 dead.

Funeral services were held at the Danish church last Friday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m., and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Andersen of Blair had charge of the services. The remains were laid to rest beside his wife in the Kennard cemetery.

One very pleasant feature about the life of Mr. Anderson was his fondness for the Bible. Hardly a day passed but what he got down this grand book and read a chapter or two.

The deceased was held in high esteem by those who knew him best, being scrupulously honest and upright in all his dealing. This principle he inculcated in the characters of his sons and daughters whose integrity is a living tribute to the strict morality of their father.

All of the surviving members of the family, Andrew N., Sherman and Ole Anderson, Mrs. P.C. Sorensen and Mrs. Andrew Andersen, were in attendance at the funeral.

Note: Name is spelled Nils on tombstone. Burial is in Blk 6 Lot 23 Sp 3 in the Kennard Cemetery.

Printed in the Kennard Enterprise on 7/29/1910