OBITUARY OF NILS AUGUST SWANSON, (8
Nils August Swanson was born Oct 23rd, 1859 in Misterhult, Kalmar
Lan, Sweden. In the early part of his life he was a sailor. In
1884 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Sophia Peterson. They
came to this country, and during the first five years worked at
In 1892 he started farming at Kiron, Iowa, and continued there
with this work until 1900, when he moved to Union County, SD.
After farming here one year, they sold the farm they had bought
and went back to Sweden, where his wife died 17 Jan 1922. Alone
he came back to the United States in Feb 1926 to spend his remaining
days with his near relatives. Not being in the best of health
lately he went to Omaha and submitted to an operation, on April
3rd, and five days later, he died there, on the morning of April
8th, 1927, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 16 days.
During the latter part of his career as a seaman, he was converted,
and became a member of a Baptist church in Stockholm. After coming
to this county, he united with the First Swedish Baptist church
in Kiron, Iowa. He was an honest , upright man, a loving husband,
and brother, and a friend to children. He is survived by two brothers,
Swan John and Charles O. Swanson, and sister, Mathilda, Mrs. Lawrence
Anderson of Lake Lillian, Minn.
The body was brought here from Omaha and funeral services were
conducted by Rev. B. L. Carlton in the Big Springs Baptist church
Monday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Big
Those from a distance to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs
Lawrence Anderson and Mrs. Albert Rodelieur of Lake Lillian, Minn,
and Maurice, Chas. and Robt. Sjogren of Kiron, Iowa.
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