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Anton RASMUSSEN5,93,94 was born on 23 Jan 1896 in Asnes, Denmark.5,93,94 He died on 6 Apr 1976 in Gordon, Nebraska, USA.5,93,94 He was buried in Fairfield Cemetary.5,93,94 He is reference number 3105. [master ged.FTW]

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Rasmussen History

My grandfather, Anton Rasmussen, was born in Asnas, Denmark on Jan 26, 1896 to Rasmus and Christina Rasmussen. He was an only son, but had 7 sisters. Grandpa was baptized February 2,1896 and confirmed in 1910 (also in Asnus). I remember him telling that he learned to swim when the other kids threw him into the canal! When he was 8, his family sent him to the country to work on a farm where they raised sugar beets. He spent the balance of his childhood living on that farm. He told me that he never slept another night in his parents' home until the night before he left to come to America.

Grandpa's father, Rasmus Anton Rasmussen, was a mason, building large tall chimneys (common in Denmark?). These were built from the inside and up. He was also very strict and a disiplinarian.

Why did Grandpa decide to come to America? In Denmark, the largest farm that you might ever be able to obtain would only be 3-4 acres. Not much opportunity to stay. Plus, the economy at that time (mid-1910s) was not good and World War I was in full swing at that time in Europe. While Denmark was neutral during the war, Grandpa did run the risk of being drafted. He did receive a "Certificate of Unfitness for Service" from Denmark in 1916 (appears to be dated Dec 4, 1916, which was after he left Denmark).

Grandpa left Copenhagen on June 8, 1916 for America at the age of 20. The ship was the S.S. Oscar II and Grampa always referred to as a tramp steamer. He arrived in the United States through Ellis Island on June 21, 1916. He took the train to Hay Springs in the sandhills of Nebraska and spent his first night there in the old hotel. He said that when he arrived, he had just a little change left in his pocket. He had other friends and acquantices from Denmark that had also moved to this region. One of those friends was a Hankins (or Jim Jensen or Jim Anderson, depending on the source), who took him to the sandhills and helped him get a job on the Cravath Ranch.

My grandmother, Edna Taggart, was one of ten children of Alfred and Emma (Carle) Taggart. The family lived in the "hills" north of Hay Springs, Nebraska. Grammie always liked to say that they were a bunch of hillbillies with not much to their name, and she's probably right.

During high school, she lost her hearing for a couple of years. She eventually regained her hearing, but had hearing problems the rest of her life.

Anton and Edna were married November 8, 1928 when Grandpa was 32 and Grammie was 18. Grandpa was already living in the house on the home place (where daughter Eleonora Hindman now lives) southwest of Rushville. Grammie said that when she went in the pantry, it was full of dirty dishes!

Grandpa was in the process of buying the farm from the Holtzbergers (William and Ida). While living there, the three children were born - William (March 1930), Brant (Dec 1931) and Eleonora (Feb 1934). During those years, Grandpa and Grammie farmed and ran a dairy. The depression, however, proved to be too much and they lost the farm (Jan 1946). They moved the family to Prineville, near Redmond, Oregon for 6 months. During the time that they lived in Oregon, Grammie said that she was sick most of the time and that Grandpa missed his friends and fellow Danes back in Nebraska. They eventually moved back to Rushville in June of 1946. When they first returned, they lived with Fan and Jack Thomas for a 4-6 weeks - it was quite a full house (Fan was Grammie's sister).

Eventually, they purchased the Linder farm just outside of Rushville (on the highway north out of town, 1 mile, west side). The land was purchased in a deal with the Holsteins and Linders. Linders was living on the place and Jens (a.k.a., Jim) was living on the farm across the road. Jens helped Grandpa buy the place. (Note: Jens Jensen had originally came to America and worked for Holtzberger. His brother was married to Grampa's sister.) By the time that my grandfather started to buy the Linder farm, he felt that he had failed in every previous purchasing attempt, so he did not put his name on the land deed until the land was paid for and officially theirs.

They lived there from spring of 1947 to 1963. Their son Brant built a house on the place in the 1960s and took over the farming. Grandpa and Grammie moved to the house in Rushville. Grandpa still went out to the farm every day and worked until his health declined to the point where he couldn't anymore. He could be seen driving his car and/or pickup out to the farm at a traffic-slowing speed of at least 20 mph.

Grandpa had a love for trains and would often sit out on the picnic table in the backyard of the house in town and watch the trains go by (the tracks were on the other side of the street). He also was a heavy smoker, who loved his Camels. My favorite picture of him is one that Brant took many years ago of Grandpa sitting in his favorite overstuffed rocking chair next to his radio, enjoying a cigarette. As kids, we (Elin and I) would sometimes have lunch at Grammie and Grandpa's. Grandpa would always have his lunch (usually a fried porkchop or a coarse bologna sandwich and some fried potatoes) on a tv tray, at his rocking chair, listening to the noon farm report on his radio.

In the end, Grandpa lost a lot of weight before he died. The doctors took away his fried foods and, in my opinion, his will to live. I don't think he enjoying "eating healthy".

Anton died April 6, 1976 in the Gordon Hospital at the age of 80. He is buried in the Rushville Cemetery, Nebraska.

(Note: Grandpa didn't keep in touch with his family too much after moving to the US, but did frequently correspond with his sister Eleonora. Anton and his sister died within 24 hours of each other and the letters containing the news of their death crossed paths somewhere between Rushville and Denmark.)

Grammie was, without a doubt, the best grandmother that a kid could have had. She was patient, understanding, and always had a treat or a snack for the kids. I remember one afternoon that my cousins, Stuart and Dwight, and I were spending at Grammie's and we were a little bored. Grammie found an old, genuine beaver coat upstairs in the closet and proceeded to cut it up to make us (and the other grandsons) coonskin hats. She added a rubberband gun for each of us and we had a blastfor hours!

In the '60s and '70s, Grammie was an accomplished baker and cake decorator. She did many elaborate wedding, anniversary and birthday cakes. She had quite a business going during that time. That, of course, meant that there was always pieces of a cake laying around for the grandkids to munch on.

Somewhere along the way, she found a talent for writing poetry. She always called it "Hillbilly Poetry". The poems were almost always about her family or growing up out in the hills. When she was about 80, she decided to have the poems assembled and published in a book. She distributed (maybe even sold) copies to friends and family all over the country. She is understandably proud of
that.

When Grammie turned 70, she was in excellent health and was quite spry. She went out and split some wood that afternoon at Mom and Dad's. No slowing down for her!

Once she reached her 80's, Grammie started to slow up a bit. She had some heart problems in the spring of 1996, but recovered. She continued to live in her house in town, which was literally stacked to the ceiling with "stuff", but that is the way she was. Never threw away anything that might be of use.

In April of 1998, Grammie suffered a heart attack. The onset of the problem occurred during the night, but, not wanting to disturb anyone in the middle of the night, waited until 6 o'clock in the morning to call Mom (knowing that she and Dale would be up by then). The ambulance took her tothe Chadron hospital where she made great headway during the next week. However, just when shewas within a couple days of being released, she suffered a series of additional heart attacks (over theEaster weekend) that weakened her significantly. On April 17th, she was in grave condition -struggling for every breath, heart monitor barely registering a heart beat. She came as close to deathas anyone could. However, by morning, she was much improved (to everyones surprise - especiallythe doctors!). In fact, that morning, when Mom walked into the hospital room, Grammie asked her day it was. Mom replied that it was Saturday. "No", she said, "what day of the month is it?". Mom told her it was April 18th. "It's Dwight's birthday!", Grammie announced. Nothing was wrong with her mind!

The heart problems had weakened her and, unfortunately, did not allow her to return to her home.
On May 4th, she moved into the Hay Springs nursing home. After spending a few weeks in thenursing home, she was able to go home. The stay was short lived. By morning, she was back in thehospital. She returned to the Hay Springs nursing home soon after.

Edna Rasmussen died July 1, 1998 at the age of 87. She is buried in the Rushville Cemetery,
Nebraska.


Written by Evan Hindman

Spouse: Edna May TAGGART. Anton RASMUSSEN and Edna May TAGGART were married on 8 Nov 1928 in Rushville, Nebraska, USA.5,93,94 Reference Number:22901 Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Caroline RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 31 Jan 1846 in Holme, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She died on 4 Apr 1865.4,5 She is reference number LA080606. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.


Christian RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 12 Sep 1849 in Holme, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 He died on 28 Oct 1849.4,5 He is reference number LA080608. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.


Christine RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 31 Oct 1841.4,5 She died on 31 Oct 1841.4,5 She is reference number LA080603. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.


Christine RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 20 Jan 1843 in Of, Beder, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She is reference number LA080604. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.


Jorgen RASMUSSEN4,5 was born about 1723.4,5 He is reference number PE062002.

Spouse: Boel SVENDSEN. Jorgen RASMUSSEN and Boel SVENDSEN were married in Unmd.4,5


Jorgen RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 25 Mar 1804 in Soby, Fyne, Odense, Denmark.4,5 He is reference number LA0804.

Spouse: Sidsel (Cecilia) Marie PEDERSEN. Jorgen RASMUSSEN and Sidsel (Cecilia) Marie PEDERSEN were married. Children were: Peter Nielsen SCHMIDT OR SMITH.


Karen RASMUSSEN4,5 was born about 1745.4,5 She was buried on 9 Dec 1803 in Malling, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She is reference number LA0825.

Spouse: Peder PEDERSEN. Peder PEDERSEN and Karen RASMUSSEN were married on 11 Nov 1765 in Malling, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 Children were: Peder PEDERSEN, Rasmus PEDERSEN, Ane PEDERSEN, Jens PEDERSEN.


Karen RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 23 Apr 1844 in Holme, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She died about Jun 1915 in Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah.4,5 She is reference number LA080605. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.

Spouse: Peter IVERSEN. Peter IVERSEN and Karen RASMUSSEN were married.


Living RASMUSSEN.3

Spouse: Living MARKS. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MARKS.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MARKS.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MARKS.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MARKS.


Living RASMUSSEN.3

Spouse: Living HELDENBRAND. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living HELDENBRAND.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living HELDENBRAND.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living HELDENBRAND.


Living RASMUSSEN.3

Spouse: Living JOHNSON. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living JOHNSON.


Living RASMUSSEN.3 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living JOHNSON.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living HERR.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living JANIS.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living JANIS.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living HERR.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Anton RASMUSSEN and Edna May TAGGART.

Spouse: Living MORRIS. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Anton RASMUSSEN and Edna May TAGGART.

Spouse: Living CLEMENTS. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Anton RASMUSSEN and Edna May TAGGART.

Spouse: Vernon HINDMAN. Children were: Living HINDMAN, Living HINDMAN.

Spouse: Living POST.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MORRIS.

Spouse: Living JACOBSON.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living MORRIS.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living CLEMENTS.

Spouse: Living JANIS. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living CLEMENTS.

Spouse: Living HERR. Children were: Living RASMUSSEN, Living RASMUSSEN.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living CLEMENTS.

Spouse: Living YARDLEY. Children were: Living YARDLEY, Living YARDLEY.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living CLEMENTS.


Living RASMUSSEN.5,94 Parents: Living RASMUSSEN and Living JANIS.


Mary RASMUSSEN.4,5

Spouse: Hans Peter LARSEN.


Mette RASMUSSEN4,5 was born about 1749.4,5 She is reference number LA340104s.

Spouse: Jens JACOBSEN. Jens JACOBSEN and Mette RASMUSSEN were married on 5 Nov 1769.4,5


Mette RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 29 Apr 1838 in Marstal, Malling, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She died on 30 Jun 1866 in Longbells, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 She is reference number SC0803. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.

Spouse: Peter Nielsen SCHMIDT OR SMITH. Peter Nielsen SCHMIDT OR SMITH and Mette RASMUSSEN were married in 1855.4,5 Children were: Niels Peder SCHMIDT, Cecilie Marie SCHMIDT, Sine Marie SCHMIDT.


Peder RASMUSSEN4,5 was born about 1794.4,5 He is reference number LA081002s.

Spouse: Anne Kirstene PEDERSEN. Peder RASMUSSEN and Anne Kirstene PEDERSEN were married.


Peder RASMUSSEN4,5 was born on 4 Apr 1840 in Beder, Aarhus, Denmark.4,5 He died on 18 Sep 1917.4,5 He was buried in Mt. Olive Cem., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.4,5 He is reference number LA080602. Parents: Rasmus PEDERSEN and Knudsine CHRISTENSEN.

Spouse: Bodil Marie PAULSEN. Peder RASMUSSEN and Bodil Marie PAULSEN were married on 22 Sep 1867.4,5


Abraham Vincent RASNAKE3,399 was born on 14 Nov 1907 in VA.3,399 He died on 6 Oct 1974.3,399 He is reference number 15335. Parents: Samuel RASNAKE and Nancy BARTON.

Spouse: Living BOYD. Children were: Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE, Living RASNAKE.


Living RASNAKE.3

Spouse: Living BOSTIC. Children were: Living BOSTIC.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.


Living RASNAKE.3 Parents: Abraham Vincent RASNAKE and Living BOYD.

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