Obit: Bruesten, Ole (1839 - 1929)
Surnames: BRUESTEN HALVERSON ANDERSON GILBERTSON
----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/11/1929
Bruesten, Ole (11 APR 1839 - 8 OCT 1929)
Ole Bruesten, an old settler in Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) country, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tena Anderson, at Medford, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1929, of old age and dropsy at the good old age of 90 years, 5 months and 27 days.
The funeral was conducted at the Anderson home by Rev. H. Schaller, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the Norwegian Cemetery at Dorchester, Wis. John H. Johnson, Martin B. Brecke, Edward Brecke, Oscar Kuenzel, Frank Carlson and Fred Steinwand, old time neighbors, acted as pallbearers.
Ole Bruesten was born in Norway April 11th, 1839, where he also spent his childhood and early manhood. In 1862 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Ingaburg Halverson and eight children were born to them, five of which, and the wife, have preceded him in death. Two of the children died at sea, when they were coming to the United States. The Bruestens came to the United States in 1868 and came to Waupaca, Wis., and stayed a year, then moved to Wausau where they lived for five years. In 1874 he took up a homestead northeast of Dorchester, in Marathon County and there they lived until their children were grown up. In 1916 he and his good wife moved into the village, purchasing the house now owned by J.E. Allar, and lived there until 1920, when Mrs. Bruesten passed away. He then went to Medford and has been there since.
The children still living are Mrs. Tena Anderson, where he made his home, Joe Bruesten of Merrill, and Mrs. Carrie Gilbertson of Ogema. He leaves 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Another of our good old pioneers has laid down the burden and even we, who understand so little of life’s plan, can say "He hath done well," for when we think of the wilderness that was here and the beautiful fertile farms that dot the earth here now, we know they must have worked hard that this generation might profit.
During his entire lifetime the deceased had been a faithful member of the Lutheran Church and he ever sought and found comfort and hope in the Lord his Savior.
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