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Saed Kari Mrs.
Sagen Alfred N.
Sagen Emelie Rudd
Sagen Johanna Mrs.
Sagen John M. 2
Sagen Johannes M.
Sagen Oscar T.
Sakrison Carl
Sandbo Ole
Sandboe Rachel Mrs.
Sater Nels P.
Sather Fred
Sather John L.
Sather Martin
Saeter (Sather) Martin Mrs.
Sather Ole
Sather Ole 2
Sather Peter
Saxrud Albert E.
Saxrud Albert E. Mrs.
Saxrud Anna Marie Mrs.
Saxrud Charley E.




FRED SATHER: (VESTRE TOTEN)
"Funeral service for Fred Sather, 83, who died at the Madison General hospital in Madison October 9, 1948, were held at Whitehall the following Monday. Last rites were conducted by the Rev. Jacob Waechter at the Johnson funeral home at 2:30 and burial was in Lincoln cemetery.
Pall beareres were Paul Van Horn, E.A. Sorenson, W.G. Olson, Sebert Salverson, Reuben Dissmore and Clinton Dissmore.
Mr. Sather was born June 22, 1865 in Vestre Toten, Norway, and came to this country at the age of 21. He first made his home with his sister, Mrs. Roseth near Blair, who was like a mother to him. To acquaint himself with the English language attended the Pigeon Falls school for a time, after which he plied his trade as a tinsmith in Blair. Later he was employed by such in the Adams & Taylor hardware store at Whitehall, where he remained 35 years. His duties were varied, ranging from the installation of furnaces to the setting up of furniture. Also, if help was scarce, he handled groceries as the company carried staple articles of food.
On June 6, 1918, he was united in marriage to Belle R. Rucker of Whitehall. That year he also sold a farm which he owned, the present Julius Jacobson place. Desiring a change of employment after so many years he moved his family to Lodi, purchasing what is now the Levi Thistle home on Highway 113.
In the fall of 1948 when the infirmities of age demanded another change, he moved to Madison, purchasing the present home at 1817 Kropf Avenue, where he resided at the time of his death. Survivors are his wife and a daughter (adopted) Hazel Sylvia besides a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sather was man possessing a disposition of quiet gentleness. He was a man of integrity in business transactions. Desiring never to instigate a controversy, he was ever ready to forgive. In his family relations kindness prevailed. The first rose he delighted in plucking to the surprise and joy of his wife. Ever thoughful of others, he leaves also a host of friends to mourn his death.
While in Whitehall, Mr. Sather was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and for several years after residing in Lodi he remained a 32nd degree Mason of the home order, No. 271.
Enjoying a deep faith in the everlasting promise of his Lord and Master, it would seem he should receive the commendation, 'Well done, good and faithful servant, enter ye into the joys of the Lord.' He was a member of the First Baptist church at Madison at the time of his death." THE WHITEHALL TIMES - October 28, 1948


MRS. KARI SAED (ULVIK, HARDANGER)
An aged and beloved pioneer of Beaver Creek passed away early Friday morning when Mrs. Kari Saed departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.K. Underheim. She had suffered a paralytic stroke the Sunday previous. All of her children were at her bedside as she passed away with one exception. She was 87 years, 4 months and 20 days old. Mrs. Saed was born in Ulvik, Hardanger, Norway, August 20, 1843. She emigrated from Norway with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Torkel Gunderson Bergo and her two younger sisters, Gunhild and Martha in 1854. The family spent three years in Dane County and then came to Trempealeau County settling on the borderline of Jackson County, on the present Levi Henderson farm. Because of the straitened circumstances of her parents in the early days, Kari worked away from home most of the time until she was married. On November 2, 1860, she was united in marriage at Trempealeau, Wisconsin to Anve Olson Saed of Beaver Creek. The wedding journey to and from Trempealeau occupied two days as it was made in a wagon drawn by oxen. The first home was a two-room cabin on the farm later owned by and known as the Gabriel Saed place. Here two of their children were born, Cornel, Elmhurst, Illinois and Mrs. Anna Brovold of LaCrosse. The Civil War was on and Anve was called to the colors and served as a private. During these trying times the young wife and mother faced the privations and anxieties of a solder’s wife with reliance upon God’s help and protection. Shortly after Anve returned home from the war, he built a new and larger home, a log cabin which is still part of the home occupied by her son, Albert. Eight of her children were born in this home: Kathrine who died at the age of 32; Mrs. Tena Storley of Taylor; Albert on the old homestead; Mrs. Clara Espeland of LaCrosse; Theodore, Superior; Amelia who died at the age of 11; Mrs. Josephine Underheim, Hegg; and Helmer who died at the age of 15 months. For over 70 years, Mrs. Saed was a resident of the Beaver Creek Valley. After the death of her husband in April 1915, Mrs. Saed made her home with her children, though for the last six weeks she has spent the greater share of her time with her daughter, Mrs. L.K. Underheim. Mrs. Saed was taken sick on December 23 but it was not until January 2nd that her condition became serious. The children were notified and on the following Sunday, all were at her bedside to bring with their words and presence the comfort that they could. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 11, 1931 and were well attended Rev. T.E. Sweger preached the funeral sermon. Beside the seven children who survive, there are 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. THE BLAIR PRESS - JANUARY 15, 1931

JOHANNES M. SAGEN (BIRI)
Johannes M. Sagen, Trempealeau County pioneer, passed away at the age of 94 at the home of his son, Olaf, near Pigeon Falls early Tuesday morning, May 25, 1948. He was born September 19, 1853 to Karen and Mathias Rollesby of Biri, Norway. He left his homeland and came directly to Wisconsin at the age of 19. For three-quarters of a century he lived in this vicinity. As a youth he worked in the vicinities of LaCrosse and Black River falls for short periods of time. Mr. Sagen was married to Emelie Ruud in 1880 and the young couple homesteaded on a 160-acre farm in Sjuggerud Coulee. They sold this farm and purchased another near Pigeon Falls in 1902. This farm was later purchased by their son, Olaf, but Mr. and Mrs. Sagen continued to make their home there. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sagen.; Mrs. Inga Nelson, Whitehall Mrs. Clara Johnson, St. Paul; Mrs. Valborg Anderson, LaCrosse; Magnus, Hixton; Olaf, Pigeon Falls, and Joseph, Taylor. Three daughers and one son preceded him in death, Marie, Millie, Emma and Oliver. Mrs. Sagen died December 26, 1928. Twenty grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Sagen was buried in the Synod Lutheran cemetery at Pigeon Falls, the Rev. E.B. Christophersen officiating at services held May 27. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Edgar, Oliver and Lawrence Sagen, Palmer and Irwin Nelson and David Anderson. Flowers were carried by Mrs. Spencer Hanson and Mrs. Harold Nelson. Thus closes another chapter of pioneer history, a chapter full of work, sacrifice and achievement. The activities of these pioneers were not limited to the wholesome Christian up-bringing of their own family but were also extended into church, school and community. Much credit is due pioneers such as these, coming into strange surroundings, strange customs, peoples and tongues, for their contribution to the state and the nation. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JUNE 10, 1948

OLE SANDBO (NORWAY)
Ole Sandbo died at St. Paul April 11, 1917. He has been in poor health for some time and was compelled to sell his shop in Superior, where he had been engaged in blacksmithing for 14 years. He was on his way to Montana to see his son, Lawrence, and was taken ill at St. Paul. He was taken to a hospital, but lived only four hours, a blood vessel bursting in his head. The body was taken to his home in Superior. Ole Sandbo was born in Norway February 3, 1863, coming with his parents to America in 1840. He lived with his parents in Whitehall a number of years, working with his father in the blacksmith business. He was married to Sophia Hagen in 1881. He is survived by the widow and six children, Mrs. Frank Mayes of Minneapolis; Tony of Galesville; Lawrence of Montana; Mrs. Hazel Hoganson and Mrs. Myrtle Fordstrom of Hibbing, Minnesota; and baby John Sandbo. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ezra Campbell of Neilsville, Mrs. Robert Congdon of Superior and Mrs. John Peterson of Osseo. THE WHITEHALL TIMES-BANNER - JUNE 14, 1917

EMELIE RUDD SAGEN (VAALER, SOLAR)
Emelie Rudd was born in Vaaler, Solar, Norway, September 6, 1856, and died December 26, 1928. She came to Trempealeau County in 1880, and was united in marriage to John M. Sagen in 18982. They settled on a farm in Sjuggerud Coulee where they toiled together to make a living for their large family. In 1902 they sold their farm and purchased land in the Town of Pigeon where they have since resided. They retired from active farming until they sold the farm to their son, Olof, in 1917. After the hard labor of providing for the family was over and they could enjoy the fruits of their labor, Mrs. Sagen was taken ill and was an invalid for the remainder of her life. She was a patient sufferer, never complained, but always met everyone with a smile. We have often wondered at the patience and cheerfulness of persons suffering from infirmities at advanced ages. But a life of unselfish sacrifice cannot help but bring happiness and serenity in the evening of life. We can only become content when we know that we have done our best in performing our duty to those about us, and when we have Faith in Divine Providence. These facts were well exemplified in the life of Mrs. Sagen. Mrs. Sagen leaves her husband, eight children and 19 grandchildren. Two children preceded her to the grave, Mrs. Millie Heapy and Oliver. She also leaves three sister; two in Americana and one in Norway, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JANUARY 3, 1929

MRS. JOHANNA SAGEN (RINGSAGER)
Mrs. Johanna Sagen died on the 14th inst. at the home of her son, Ole N. Sagen, in this city. The aged lady had been in a feeble condition for many weeks, and for nearly a year her death was expected from week to week. Deceased was born in Ringsager, Norway, November 9, 1826. She was married to Nels Sagen on Christmas Day, 1847. They came to this country inn 1866, completing their railroad journey at LaCrosse. After a short residence in Lewis Valley, Mr. and Mrs. Sagen settled in Hardies Creek on the farm which was their home until the formers’ death eight years ago. The widow came to Galesville four years ago and made her home with her son. Seven children were born to them, one of whom, Mrs. P.N Wood, is dead. The surviving children are Ole N. Sagen and Mrs. A.P. Hornslien of Galesville, Mrs. John Swenson and Mrs. Otto Pederson of Ettrick; Chris Sagen of Eau Claire; and Sever Sagen of Hardies Creek. THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - JULY 22, 1909

CARL SAKRISON (GOTENBERG, SWEDEN)
The sudden and unexpected passing of Carl Sakrison while on a fishing outing on Big Lake Chetek near Hayward Monday Night, July 21, is impressive of the uncertainty of life. Mr. Sakrison had gone north that morning to enjoy a fishing outing. Late that night he was stricken with a heart attack and death came before medical assistance could be had. News of the death of Mr. Sakrison was a shock to his relatives and scores of friends because he was apparently in robust health, active and jovial and appearing to be in splendid physical condition. Mr. Sakrison, however, was of a type who never expressed his worries or problems to others. He always sought happiness and found it. He enjoyed mingling with people and was ever thoughtful of extending kindly acts that would lighten the burden of others. His life was such that his many friends will long point to him as one who easily won the confidence and respect of all those whom he met. Carl Sakrison was born at Gotenberg, Sweden, August 7, 1871, and had he lived to the 7th of August this year, would have reached his 70th birthday. Carl spent his boyhood in his native community and after completing the schools in Gotenberg, attended a college in Stockholm, here he obtained his degree. His father was a sea captain and after completing college, he visited many foreign countries on voyages with his parent. The knowledge of the sea and the world which he gathered in traveling helped him to appreciate more the joy of living. In 1895 Mr. Sakrison decided to come to America. Fergus Falls, Minnesota was his destinattion and there he engaged in the carpentry trade. Later he worked in wholesale houses in Minneapolis and then came to Chimney Rock community, where he engaged in farming. It was there that he met Atilda Olson, whom he married on March 5, 1917. For a period of years he continued farming and then in 1924, Mr. Sakrison bought the Chimney Rock store from Henry Hawkenson. As a merchant he was successful and developed a profitable mercantile business. Without doubt Carl’s jovial disposition and his desire to visit with friends, aided him materially in a business way. Besides attending to his home affairs, Mr. Sakrison served as chairman of his township for several years, and this position made him a member of the County Board of Supervisors. He also served his township as treasurer and was a member of the board of his school district. He took a great interest in pubic affairs at home, in the county, the state, the nation and the world, and was well informed on all public questions. Funeral services were held at the Chimney Rock church Friday afternoon, July 25. The Rev. H.A. Wichmann delivered the funeral sermon. Martin Olson of Independence sang three songs at the services, “Abide With Me” at the house and “Rock of Ages” and “No Night There” at the church. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery situated close to the store where Mr. Sakrison spent many years of his life. Pallbearers were William Olson, Clarence Risberg, Paul Van Horn, Ernest Jacobson, Arthur Drangstveit and Louis Anstenson, and flowers were carried by Margaret Bradison, Arlie Instenes, Duane Halverson, Lorraine Solberg and Borghild Sletten. Mr. Sakrison is survived by his wife, six step-daughters and two step-sons: Mrs. Adolph (Milgrey) Tylk, Arcadia; Mrs. Lynn (Olga) Bradisonk, Minneapolis; Mrs. Theodore (Helen) Landers, Chicago; Elmer Olson, Minneapolis; Charles Olson, Bloomington, Illinois; Mrs. Morgan (Blanche) Halverson, Eleva; Mrs. Harry (Ethel) Callaghan, recently of International Falls, Minnesota, but now with her mother in Chimney Rock. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JULY 31, 1941

OLE SATHER (NORWAY)
Funeral services for Ole Sather, 65, who died Thursday, July 15, 1943 were held at the Taylor Lutheran church on Monday afternoon with burial in the Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. B. J. Hatlem officiated. Mr. Sather died of a heart attack at the farm home of Archie Hanson where he and Mrs. Sather had recently moved. They previously made their home with Mrs. Nellie Berntson at Taylor. Previous to becoming ill several years ago, he conducted a shoe repair shop in Taylor and for several years operated a farm in Skutley Coulee. He was born June 20, 1878 in Norway, coming to America as a young man. He was married to Nora Brown. They had no children. He is survived by his wife; two sisters, Mrs. M.T. Olson and Mrs. Olena Halverson, Taylor and one brother, Martin of Westby, in addition to several nieces and nephews. One nephew who survives serves in the U.S. Navy, Casper Halverson, happens to be home on leave. THE BLAIR PRESS - JULY 22, 1943

OLE S. SATHER (FAABERG)
Ole S. Sather of Hixton passed away Tuesday, July 29, 1941 at the Krohn Hospital in Black River Falls where he had been a patient since April 23. He died at the age of 74 years, 10 months, three weeks and three days. Ole Syverson Sather was born in Faaberg, Norway, September 5, 1866. He came to America in 1885. After a few years he bought a farm in May Coulee, Jackson County, which remained his home until death. On December 10, 1898 he was joined in marriage to Hilda Hagen, who survives him together with their two children, Selmer, at home and Inga, Mrs. Alvin Halverson of Schimmerhorn; one grandson, Orlin Halverson; and three sisters, Mrs. Mathea Hanson of Hixton; Mrs. Frank Bolen if Ironwood, Michigan; and Mrs. Christine Sommerfeldt of Portland, Oregon. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jensen Funeral home in Hixton and at 1:30 at the Upper Pigeon Lutheran church, the Rev. E. B. Christophersen officiating. Two beautiful songs were sung at the church by the Rev. Christophersen and Mrs. Oscar Fremstad. Pallbearers were Selmer Nelson, Melvin S. Hanson, Ed Knutson, John Pederson, Carl Hanson and Eddie Erickson. The flowers were in charge of Irene Iverson and Mrs. Irvin Pederson. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - AUGUST 7, 1941

ALBERT E. SAXRUD (STORHAMMAR)
Albert E. Saxrud, 90, one of the oldest and most esteemed residents of this community, passed away at his home in Whitehall Saturday forenoon, February 5, following an illness of only a few weeks. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating, and burial was in the Hale Lutheran cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him in death on January 25, 1944. Mr. Saxrud was born in Storhammar, Norway, November 2, 1858, and came with his parents to the United States at the age of eight years. They settled in Halfway Creek near Onalaska, LaCrosse County. At the age of 15 years, he was confirmed in the Halfway Creek church by the Rev Erick. The family moved to the Town of Hale where he was joined in marriage to Helene Holte on April 3, 1884, by the late Rev. Em. Christophersen. The first 1 ˝ years of their married life, they resided at Alma, after which they moved to the Saxrud farm in Hale Township. Seven daughters were born to them, Cora, Mrs. P.J. Hommerstad of Galesburg, Illinois; Hattie, Mrs. G.J. Spanberg of Grand Forks, North Dakota Mabel, Mrs. C.E. Fodness of Wimbledon, N. Dakota; Hazel, Eau Claire; Florence, Mrs. F.G. Schaefer, Whitehall; Manda Nelson at home and Minnie who died at the age of five years. He also leaves nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs.Lena Falstad of Eau Claire. Besides his parents and wife, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. As a young man still residing at Onalaska Mr. Saxrud began his ambitious career by driving a stagecoach between that village and the city of LaCrosse. There, also, he began his logging career, working for 13 winters in the woods as a teamster and also on the river. When he was employed by W.D. Weyerhauser, one of the greatest loggers on the Mississippi, he won the reputation of being the best log rider on Beef Slough, earning many prizes by his dexterity. He continued logging for a time after his marriage but when he went to farming on the home place, he helped organize the Hale Lutheran church and was a faithful member of the congregation. He served on the school board in Hale for 30 years and for many years was treasurer of the township. He also served many years on the county welfare board and after he and his wife retired and moved to the city of Whitehall in 1919, he served on the city council for about 15 years. Throughout his life he took an active interest in civic affairs. Mr. Saxrud was a member of the Masonic order for over 40 years, having been initiated into the Osseo lodge and later transferring his membership to Whitehall. He was a very kind neighbor, always ready to help anyone in need. When the last rites were held Tuesday afternoon, Mmes. B.M. Skogstad and John O. Gilbertson and the Misses Pearl Brennom and Mabel Larson sang at the home service, accompanied by Mrs. Adolph Gibertson. Their selections were “Heaven Is My Home” and “Still, Still With Thee.” The Senior choir of which Mr. Saxrud’s daughter, Mrs. Nelson is a member, sang “I Know of a Sleep in Jesus Name’ and “Behold a Host Arrayed in White” at the church. Mrs. H.M. Johnson, the church organist accompanied the choir and also Mrs. C.B Melby as she sang “Fader Vor” as a benediction to the service. Earling Johnson, Oscar Olson, F.A. Sorenson, Dr. J.C. Tyvand, Fred Fischer and Adolph Hanson were the casket bearers and the flowers were carried by Miss Judith Steen and Mmes. Adolph Hanson, J.C. Tyvand, O.W. Elstad, Fred Fischer and O.G. Birkeland. Honorary pallbearers were Hans Holmen, S.E. Lee, Dr Anton Vold, P.O. Pederson, Tom Lindem, Oscar Elstad, P.M. Paulson, Ed Hagen, Oscar Larson and Nels Gunderson. All the daughters of Mr. Saxrud were here for the funeral services, most of them arriving before he died. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBURARY 10, 1949

CHARLEY E. SAXRUD (LILLEHAMMER)
The death of Charley E. Saxrud of Fowlds, Saturday evening, February 18, 1911, at St. Anthony hospital removes from the county one of the best known and most prominent citizens. Mr. Saxrud was particularly prominent in the growth and development the county, having settled upon a homestead in the Town of Maple Ridge 12 years ago. During the pioneer days and until three years ago, he took great interest in the politics of the county and served as a member of the board of commissions. Four years ago he left his homestead at Maple Ridge and moved with his wife to Fowlds, where he built a hotel. At the time of his death he was mayor of Fowlds and treasurer of the school board. Until a year ago he enjoyed good health, but at about that time his eyes began to trouble him. A growth was discovered to be forming in one eye and to relieve this, he went to Minneapolis, remaining there under a doctor’s care for three months. He returned home much improved, but lately his heart had been giving him much trouble, and for this he sought medical advice in this city. The doctor advised Mr. Saxrud to go to the hospital, where he could watch his symptoms for a few days, the better to reach a diagnosis. He entered the hospital the Wednesday preceding his death. He was 50 years old. Charley E Saxrud was born in Lillehammer, Norway, December 22, 1860, and came to this country with his parents when but a lad of six years. He spent his boyhood days in Alma, Wisconsin where he was married 27 years ago. He leaves behind to mourn him besides a wife; a father living in Portland, Oregon; four brothers, Henry of Portland, Oregon; Theodore of Anacortes, Washington; Albert of Osseo, Wisconsin; Alvin of Leeds, North Dakota; and one sister, Mrs. O.A. Falstad of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday at 1 o’clock under the auspices of the K of P lodge, of which he was a member. Rev. E.P. White officiated and interment took place at Greenwood cemetery. Some of those from away who attended the funeral were deceased’s brother Alvin, Mrs. Betsy Calkins of Davenport, Iowa, a sister of Mrs. Saxrud and Louis and Hans Hanson of Fowlds. Reprinted from the Bemidji, Minnesota Sentinel. THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - MARCH 9, 1911

MRS. ALBERT E. SAXRUD (VARDAL)
Funeral services for Mrs. A.E. Saxrud, 80, who passed away at her home in Whitehall at 5 am., January 25, following an illness of a few weeks, were held at the home and at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church Saturday afternoon, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating. Mrs. E.A.Sletteland sang “Heaven is My Home” at the residence and “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” at the church. Mrs. C.B Melby contributed “Fader Vor” as a solo at the church and the Senior Choir, of which Mrs. E.N. Nelson, a daughter of the deceased is a member, sang “I Know of a Sleep in Jesus’ Name” and “Den Store Hvide Fok”. Honorary pallbearers were Hans Holmen, S.E. Lee, Dr Anton Vold, Carl Christopherson, P.O. Pederson and Tom Lindem, while active pallbearers were Oscar Olson, Dr. J.C. Tyvand, E.A. Sorenson, O.W. Elstad, Adolph Hanson and Fred Fischer. The flowers were carried by Mmes J.C. Tyvand, Lewis Hanson, O.W. Elstad, Adolph Hanson, Oscar Olson, Ben Nelson, Sigald Knudtson and Fred Fischer. Burial was in the Hale cemetery beside a daughter, Minnie, who died at the age of five years. As Helene Holte, Mrs. Saxrud was born February 15, 1864 in Vardal, Norway, the oldest of ten children born to Andreas and Petro Holte. When she was 2 ˝ years old the family sailed for this country in the ship Argonaut and finally they arrived in Long Coulee, LaCrosse County. They resided there a short while and then purchased government land in the South Branch of Hale, the place that is now known as the John Nokleby farm. Here Helene, like a true pioneer child, learned to wander over the hills looking for their cattle that sometimes went far in their unfenced pastures, and she also helped her father by watching the oxen while he cleared brush for the breaking plow. On April 3, 1884, she was joined in marriage to Albert E. Saxrud, pioneer logger on Beef Slough, and last spring they observed their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple settled on a farm in the Town of Hale, residing there until 1919, when they disposed of their place to Carl Christopherson and moved to Whitehall. Mr. Saxrud, 86, survives his wife; together with six of the seven daughters born to them: Cora, Mrs. P.J. Hommerstad, Galesburg, Illinois; Hattie, Mrs. O.M Greenland, Seattle, Washington; Mabel, Mrs. CE. Fodness, Wimbledon, North Dakota; Miss Hazel Saxrud, Eau Claire; Florence, Mrs. Fred Schaefer, Hale; and Manda, Mrs. E.N. Nelson, Whitehall. Mrs. Saxrud also leaves nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Holte of Park River, North Dakota, who came the Friday before his sister’s death to see her and remained until after the funeral, and Ole A Holte of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Vancouver, B.C. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBRUARY 1, 1945

MRS. ANNA MARIE SAXRUD (HEDMARK)
Anna Marie Solberg was born in Hedemarken, Norway, June 28, 1880, and came to Wisconsin when one year of age. She was confirmed in the Hale Lutheran Church October 21, 1894, by the Reverend Heyer. On June 7, 1902, she was united in marriage to Samuel Alvin Saxrud in the West Beef River church at Strum by the Reverend Toft. The couple moved to Brainerd in 1914 after living in Eau Claire, Churches-Ferry and Leeds, North Dakota and Crookston. Her death occurred at Brainerd and she was laid to rest in the Hale cemetery on October 15, 1948. Survivors are one daughter, Kathryn, Mrs. Fremond Ditty of Brainerd, with whom she lived since the death of her husband ten years ago; one sister, Mr. J.J. Dahl; and nine nephews and nieces. One nephew, Vern Anderson, resides in North Branch. Mrs. Saxrud was a devout member of the Trinity Lutheran church and Ladies Aid at Brainerd. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - NOVEMBER 18, 1948

MRS. RACHEL SANDBOE (GULBRANDSDALEN)
The remains of Mrs. Rachel Sandboe were brought to Whitehall Saturday, where they were interred in Lincoln cemetery. Mrs. Sandboe was born in Gulbransdalen, Norway, in 1828. She came with her husband to this country in the year 1870. They settled on a farm in Trempealeau Valley and later moved to Whitehall to make their home. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living. In 1899 Mr. Sandboe was taken sick and died in 1891. Mrs. Sandboe then moved to Neillsville to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Campbell, and has resided there ever since. On September 28, she was taken ill with heart trouble and died December 13. Besides the four children living, three daughters, Mrs. Ezra Campbell of Neillsville; Mrs. Rachel Peterson of Osseo; Mrs. H.H. Condon of Superior and one son, Ole Sandboe of Superior, she has 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Mrs. Sandboe was a devout member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Services were held at Neillsville, Rev. Coleman of the M.E. church officiating and the remains brought here to internment. No service was held here. THE WHITEHALL TIMES-BANNER - DECEMBER 21, 1916

NELS P. SATER (SOLAR)
Nels P. Sater was born at Solar, Norway, November 15, 1846. In 1869, he came to America and like so many other newcomers, worked in the woods in the wintertime and tilled the soil the rest of the year. He spent part of his time at Eau Claire where he was united in marriage to Marie Olson. After his marriage he settled in Borst Valley, Town of Chimney Rock, where he has resided for over 50 years. In spite of his unusual strength, the years began to tell on him and for the past two years, Mr. Sater has been confined to his bed. He died peacefully the 11th of September 1930, being close to 84 years old. He leaves of mourn his death, three sons, Peter and Anton of Mondovi, and Martin of Independence; also besides his wife, four daughters, Mesdames Sam Gjessing and Len Olson of Superior; Anton Peterson of Duluth, Minnesota; and Adolf Amundson of Independence. Besides these Mr. Sater is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Otto Hess of Mondovi, Mrs. Ole Lund of Eau Claire and Mrs. Christ Morud of Eleva; 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive him. The funeral took place from the Chimney Rock church September 15, where a large audience of friends and neighbors had gathered to pay the deceased the last respects. Rev. Wichmann officiated. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - SEPTEMBER 18, 1930

MARTIN SATHER (NES)
Martin Sather was born in Nes, Norway on September 22, 1868, and passed away March 23, 1945 at Westby, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and one day. In 1891 he was united in marriage to Mathilda Halverson. To this union eight children were born five of whom died in infancy. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Lena Williams at Viroqua, where they lived almost one year and returned the home farm near Taylor where they resided three years and then moved to Westby. In 1943 his wife passed away. Since that time he had continued to live there. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death. Survivors are three children - Mrs. Marie Johnson of Taylor; Menford of Blair and Ray of Taylor. Two sisters- Mrs. Christ Halverson and Mrs. Mike Olson of Taylor and one brother, Dean of Washington. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, also seven step-children survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethesda Lutheran church on Tuesday, March 27, the Rev. G.E. Jacobson officiating. Richard Friberg, Conrad Bakka, Orrin Stalsberg, Melvin Erickson, Andrew Bolstad and Ludwig O Larson carried his remains to its last resting place in the Bethesda cemetery where they will remain until resurrection morning. Blessed be his memory. Reprinted from the Westby Times. THE BLAIR PRESS - MARCH 29, 1945

JOHN L. SATHER (VERMLAND, SWEDEN)
John L. Sather, 73, died of a heart attack at his home in the Town of Lincoln Wednesday, April 12. Funeral services were held at the home and the Independence Lutheran church Saturday, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating. A quartet composed of Otto Sprecher, Martin Olson, Mrs. Jos. Stratmen and Mrs. M.A. Wiemer sang. Pallbearers were Charles and George Sielaff, Will and Fred Witt and Arthur C. and Albert Hendrickson. Burial was in Bethel cemetery. Mr. Sather was born in Vermand, Sweden, September 26, 1865, son of Lars Satherberg and wife. He came to America in 1890 and was united in marriage to Sena Enerson on May 20, 1893. Ten children were born to them, all of whom survive, as follows: Louise, Edwin and Mrs. Rudolph Krismer, LaCrosse Mrs. Mathilda Thompson and Mrs. Ervine Johnson, Minneapolis; Melvin, Jennie, Mence and Otis at home and Mrs. Lester Wedding, Strum. Mrs. Sather also mourns his death besides seven grandchildren, one sister and two brothers in Sweden and one brother of Independence. His age when death came was 73 years, 5 months and 17 days. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - APRIL 20, 1939

MRS. MARTIN SAETER (AKERSHUS, O. ROMERIKE)
Mrs. Martin Saeter passed away at her home south of Taylor, near the Rose Hill schoolhouse, Thursday, November 6, 1925 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon after a lingering illness. Death was caused by cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Matilda Saeter was born the 20th of May 1869 in Uhr Skov Akershus Amt Avere Romerike, Norway. She was united to Martin Saeter in 1890 and they came to this country in 1903 and settled on their present place where they have continually made their home. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Albert Brown of Trump Coulee and Ragnvald and Menford at home. She is also survived by one brother Chris. Halvorson of West Ridge and one niece, Hansine Halvorson of Evanston, Illinois. The funeral was conducted Saturday, November 8th at one o’clock from the home and at two o’clock from the Upper Beaver Creek church where the remains were laid to rest. Rev. O. O. Lovaas officiated. Mrs. Saeter lingered for many months suffering with the disease which caused her death, but she bore her affliction without a murmur. She had put her faith in Him who has promised us all a Heavenly resting place, and death came to her in a joy instead of grief. THE TAYLOR HERALD - NOVEMBER 21, 1924

PETER SATHER (SWEDEN)
Peter Sather, 82, died at his home farm in Maule coulee between Whitehall and Independence at 4 p.m. Monday, February 4, following an illness of about three weeks with heart trouble. He had been in failing health for some time and had been blind for several years. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wiemer funeral home in Independence and at 2 o’clock at the Lutheran church there, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery. Mr. Sather was born March 11, 1863 in Sweden, the son of Lars Sather and his wife. In Norway he married Helga Enerson and when he was 26 years old, he brought his wife and their 9-month-old daughter to America settling on the farm in Maule coulee that continued to be his home until death. There his wife died 31 years ago this month and he was also preceded in death by two children, Andrew and Mrs. N.E. Villeneuve of Marinette, Wisconsin. His surviving children are Hilma, Mrs. William Cilley, who lived on the home farm and cared for her father during his last illness; Minnie Sather, Eau Claire; Alma, Mrs. Joe Libowski, Milwaukee; Peter, at home; Helen, Mrs. Alfred Villeneuve, Marinette; Mrs. Stella Ringstad, Whitehall; Oscar, at home following service in World War II; George of Milwaukee, also recently discharged and Margaret, Mrs. Clarence Klimek, Marinette. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and possibly some sisters in Sweden who he has not heard from since before the war. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBRUARY 7, 1946

OSCAR T. SAGEN (GALESVILLE)
Oscar T. Sagen, secretary and treasurer of the Sagen-Schuster Mercantile Company of Galesville and one of the leading businessmen of the village was born in Galesville, April 20, 1879, son of Ole N. and Ella T. (Troson) Sagen. Oscar T. was educated in the public schools of Galesville. At the age of 18 years he began working for the Galesville Creamery and was thus occupied for about two years. He then spent one year as clerk in the drug store of F. H. Fiedler, after which he was employed for two years in the Galesville post office. Then he returned to the drug business and continued in it for seven years. Then becoming postmaster, he served five years in the office and, at the expiration of his term of office, engaged in the general mercantile business in which he still continues. He has other business interests in Galesville but gives his entire time to the Sagen-Schuster Mercantile Company. He has also served one year as a member of the village board. He is a member of the Lutheran church. The Sagen family, of which the subject of this sketch is a typical representative, has long been prominent in the affairs of Galesville, and its various members have done much to advance the material interests of the village. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

ALFRED N. SAGEN (VILLAGE OF GALESVILLE, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY)
Alfred N. Sagen, vice-president of the Davidson Mill Company of Galesville, was born in this village, March 5, 1877. His parents, Ole N. and Ella T. (Tronson) Sagen, were natives of Norway. Ole N. Sagen was born May 7, 1848 and in 1866 came with his parents to the United States. The family located in the Town of Gale, Trempealeau County, and Ole N., who had begun to learn the trade of miller in his native land, in1869 entered the flouring mill of Wilson Davis at Galesville. In 1878 he became head miller and has held that position until the present date. He is a member of the Norwegian Workmen's Society of Galesville. He is religiously affiliated with the Baptist church. The children of Ole T. and Ella T. Sagen attended the schools of Galesville and subsequently spent one year at Gale College. At the age of 15 he began to work in the Davis mill, but continued to attend school during the winters until he was 18, after which time he worked in the mill regularly all through the year, and has since continued to do so, having never been absent from duty. In 1910 he was elected vice-president of the Sagen-Schuster Mercantile Company of Galesville. Mr. Sagen was married October 30, 1900 to Mabel A. Thompson, who was born in Galesville, daughter of William and Allie T. (Atwood) Thompson. Her parents were natives of Wisconsin, the father, who was a farmer and stock-dealer, being reared in Trempealeau County. Mr. Thompson, who at one time served as president of the village of Galsville, died about 1894, and his wife July 19, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Sagen have one child, Layton Thompson, who was born September 1, 1901. Mr. Sagen is a member of the United Lutheran Church. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

JOHN M. SAGEN (BIRI, NORWAY) (2)
John M. Sagen, proprietor of the Sagen farm of 162 acres in section 27, (range 7, township 23,), Pigeon Township, was born in Biri, Norway September 19, 1853, son of Mathias and Karen (Olson) Sagen, the former of whom died in Norway in 1856 and the latter of whom came to America in 1877 and died in 1897. John M. Sagen came to America in 1872 and after reaching LaCrosse County worked in the pine woods and as a river logsman for several years. In 1876 he homesteaded a farm in Sjuggerud Coulee, section 22, Pigeon Township. He improved and developed this place and built up a good farm. In 1903 he sold out and purchased his present place, where he successfully carries on general farming and stock raising, making a specialty of a fine herd of Holstein cattle. His present home was built in 1912. It consists of a brick veneer, two-story structure, with nine rooms and a basement and equipped with furnace heat, running water and other conveniences. The barn was built in 1914. It is 36 by 80 by 11 ˝ feet in size, with an addition 12 by 32 feet. The floor is of cement and the equipment is of steel. The stave silo, 12 by 32 feet, was erected in 1915. Among the other buildings may be mentioned the tobacco shed, 26 by 96 by 14 feet. The tools and equipment about the place are well in keeping with these excellent buildings. Mr. Sagen was married in April 1883 to Amelia Olafsdatter, who was born in Solar, Norway, September 6, 1856, the daughter of Olaf and Ingeborg Olafson, and this union has been blessed with nine children. Inga, Magnus, Olaf, Clara, Millie, Joseph, Emma, Valborg and Oliver. Inga married Joseph Nelson, a farmer of Pigeon Township. Magnus farms in Hale Township. Clara is the wife of Gunder Johnson, secretary of the Wilhelm Oils Company of Minneapolis; Millie married Albert Heapy a farmer of Calvin, North Dakota; Joseph operates a garage at Pigeon Falls; Oliver died at the age of nine years; the others are at home. The family faith is that of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Mr. Sagen is a stockholder in the Whitehall Creamery and in the Whitehall Elevator Company. He has been a member of the school board for some six years past. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

 

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