Skeim,  Anna Sophia

Skeim, Anna Sophia

Female 1879 - 1975  (96 years)  

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  • Name Skeim, Anna Sophia 
    Born 28 Jun 1879  Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Aug 1975  Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesiota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Concordia Cemetery, Fertile, Polk, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43252  Sackett
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 

    Family Duckstad, Brown J.,   b. Dec 1865, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1934, Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Duckstad, John Herman,   b. 6 Apr 1899, Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1970, Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15795  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1879 - Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Duckstad, John Herman - 6 Apr 1899 - Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1975 - Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesiota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Concordia Cemetery, Fertile, Polk, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 18 Mar 2017.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 57732101
      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57732101

      Anna Sophia Skeim Duckstad
      Birth: Jun. 28, 1879
      Decorah
      Winneshiek County
      Iowa, USA
      Death: Aug. 18, 1975
      Princeton
      Mille Lacs County
      Minnesota, USA

      Pioneer resident of Fertile, Mrs. Brown Duckstad, died
      Mrs. Brown Duckstad, an active pioneer of the Fertile community, died Aug. 18, 1975 at Elim Nursing Home in Princeton, MN, at the age of 96.
      Anna Sophia was the oldest of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. John Skeim, born in Decorah, Iowa on June 28, 1879. The family and her uncle Adolph moved to Twin Valley, where they lived on a farm. At the age of 17, Mrs. Duckstad went to Moorhead to study dress design.
      She worked in her profession for many years in Moorhead. She married Brown Duckstad of Fertile in 1901. Mr. Duckstad was the 6th postmaster of Fertile, seving from 1898 to 1907. He served on the Fertile City Council in 1891, 1895, '96, 1900=01m and 1912. He founded Fertile Hardware Store about 1899 and vice president of the First State Bank of Fertile from 1914-147.
      Mrs. Duckstad had always been very active in community activities in Fertile, and was chairman of the Red Cross Chapter during the First World War and in 1918, and the Charity Sewing Circle of Concordia Lutheran Church for more than 20 years. She was an active member of Concordia Church.
      Mrs. Duckstad was on the the Building Committee of Concordia Lutheran Church. She was a Gold Star Mother, having lost a son, Bennie, in World War I.
      Several years ago she suffered a fractured hip and had to curtail her community activities. Since her accident she had been a resident of several convalescent homes, until recently when she began to fail in health. She had been a resident at Elm Nursing Home in Princeton, MN.
      She is survived by five children: Norman Duckstad, Princeton, MN; Valborg, Seattle; Paul, Fairfax, MN; Mrs. Sylvia Quie, Farmington, MN; Mrs.Eleanor Vine, Menomonie, WI; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; a brother, Norman Skeim, Princeton, MN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Victor Selberg of Fertile; Mrs. Estelle Murry of Bismark ND and another brother, Guy Skeim of Fertile.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Walter and three children, John Benjamin (Bennie), Lisa Steps and John (Johnny).
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Concordia Lutheran Church of Fertile with Rev. Ralph Tellefsen and Rev. G. W. Tolo of Moorhead officiating.
      Source unknown.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Johannas J Skeim (1853 - 1916)
      Nikkolina Gravin Skeim (1856 - 1943)

      Spouse:
      Brown J Duckstad (1865 - 1934)*

      Children:
      John Herman Duckstad (1899 - 1970)*
      Norman Brown Duckstad (1903 - 1994)*
      Valborg Duckstad (1906 - 1992)*
      Walter Skeim Duckstad (1908 - 1963)*

      Siblings:
      Anna Sophia Skeim Duckstad (1879 - 1975)
      Albert Melvin Skeim (1889 - 1956)*
      Estelle Margrette Skeim Murry (1891 - 1987)*
      Enanda H Skeim Sellberg (1896 - 1984)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Concordia Cemetery
      Fertile
      Polk County
      Minnesota, USA

      Maintained by: P Wilson Foley
      Originally Created by: Maureen
      Record added: Aug 26, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 57732101

      Researched by Ted Smith


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