Peternella Peterson (Mrs. John Winquist)
- born 19 Dec 1855 -- died 15 Dec 1933
Pioneer Resident Passed Away Friday
Mrs. John Winquist a pioneer of this community, passed away Friday
December 15, 1933 at 11:30 am at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
V. H. Youngquist from an illness of a number of years duration.
During this past year she was confined to her bed most of the
time. Last March she went to the home of her only daughter, Mrs.
Younquist where she has received the most tender care that loving
hands could give her. During the last weeks all the children spent
a great deal of their time with their mother.
Mrs. John Winquist, nee Peternella Petersen was born in Fingra
Kristranstad Lan, Sweden December 19, 1855 and passed away on
December 15, 1933 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Her birthday fell on the day of her funeral when she would have
been 78 years. She came to America in 1882 when she first came
to Denison where she remained for two years coming to this locality
in 1884 where she resided up to the time of her death.
She was united in marriage to John Winquist on April 4, 1884 at
Kiron. Her husband passed away September 9, 1922.
As early pioneers they labored hard and suffered many hardships
to acquire a home and better conveniences for their children.
They were both early workers in the church and to many branches
of work and liberal supporters of the cause which Mrs. Winquist
continued after Mr. Winquist passed away. She attended regular
up to the time her health began to fail her. Mrs. Winquist was
converted at the age of 17 years and joined the Baptist church
at Malo, Sweden. While in Denison she became affiliated with the
Baptist church there and transferred her church letter to the
Swedish Baptist church to Kiron in 1884. This union was blest
with six children, three daughters and three sons, two daughters
dying in infancy. The surviving children are, Alvin, Pearl, (Mrs.
Youngquist), Vernie and Jubel who all reside in this locality.
She leaves three living sisters, Mrs. A. Jacobson of Denison,
Iowa., Mrs. D. F. Grant of Duluth, Minnesota and Mrs. A. Thompson
of Chicago and one living brother Martin Helgren in Sweden. One
sister Mrs. Axel Strom of Detroit, Michigan passed away in April
1933. She also leaves 14 grand children and a host of other relatives
She was a devout Christian woman and was beloved by all who knew
her. She did many a kind deed to any one in need about her. She
was loving mother and sister and dearly loved to have her children
and their families about her. All her children were at her bedside
during her passing.
Funeral services were held from the Youngquist home at 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon and at 1:30 from the Baptist church in Kiron,
conducted by the pastor Rev. Gordon Carlson assisted by Rev. E.
J. Nordlander. Her favorite Swedish hymn was sung as a solo by
Guy Eckman and her favorite hymn in American by a men's quartette
of Guy Eckman, Kenneth Johnson, Paul Hedstrom and Bert Lindstrom.
A large crowd came to pay their respect to the departed. The beautiful
floral offerings bespoke in their silence the high esteem in which
she was held.
The pall bearers were S. M. ; Chas; and Robert Sjogren; Adolph
Salmonson; N. E. Larson and William Lindberg.
Interment was made in the family lot in the Community cemetery.
Peace be to her memory.
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