Spring Valley Sun, October 5, 1916
Lars Jacobson died September 27, 1916 of old age at the home of his son Jacob Jacobson, aged 91 years, 3 months and 16 days.
He was born June 10, 1825 in Lille Elvedalen, Norway and was married to Mari Folden in 1855. In 1867 he immigrated to the U.S. with his wife and six children, and settled in the town of Spring Lake, where he has since resided.
He was one of the oldest settlers in this community.
He was an honest, hard working man, a faithful Christian and a good neighbor.
The funeral occurred Friday, Sept. 29, 1916, Rev. Kvaase officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Spring Lake Cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his death his aged widow, three sons Jacob, Hogen and Jerry; three daughters, Mrs. Throne Anderson, Mrs. Pete Folden and Mrs. John Ryan of Glenwood City - 36 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. He had one son, John, who died five years ago.
Contributed by Joe Waddell