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Subject: Andrew Nyeggen Obituary
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2001
Surnames: Nyeggen, Anderson
Spring Valley Sun, March 15, 1928
Andrew Nyeggen was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ole O. Nyeggen June 27, 1848, in Lille Elvedalen, Norway. In 1880 he married Mary Einunden. In the spring of 1881 they came to America, settling at Wilson, where they built a home. After living there about two years they moved onto the farm in Spring Lake which has since been their home.
Six children were born to them - four sons and two daughters - of whom five are living: Ellen (Mrs. A. D. Anderson) of Gilman; Olaf, Henry and Albert of Spring Lake; and Arthur of Spring Valley. The sixth child, a daughter, died in infancy. Mrs. Nyeggen died Dec. 5, 1926.
Mr. Nyeggen was blessed with exceptionally good health and a rugged constitution. A year ago, however, he had a severe attack of pneumonia and although he survived, it left him in a weakened condition. About two weeks ago he was again taken sick, this time with kidney trouble, and he died Friday, March 9.
Funeral was held from the home and the Spring Lake Lutheran church Tuesday, March 13, Rev. Berven officiating. In spite of the bad roads the services, both at the house and the church, were attended by a large number. The body was laid to rest in Spring Lake cemetery.
Besides his five children, he is survived by his brother, Martin Nyeggen of Spring Valley, and his sister Ellen in Norway, also by nine grandchildren and a host of more distant relatives.
Mr. Nyeggen has lived on his farm in Spring Lake for forty-five years. His death marks, therefore, the passing of another of the old settlers, whose ranks have been thinning rapidly during the last few years.
Contributed by Joe Waddell