faddere/godfathers: gaardmand på Rødding mark Jørgen Kjær, landmand Lauritz Thomsen i Stenderup, ungkarl Oluf Hoyer fra Østerlinnet, gaardmand Peder Grosbøls hustru Bertheline Lastein og pigen Kirstine Feddersen fra Terp
MARTIN GROSBOLL DEAD;
LIVED HERE MANY YEARS.
WAS NATIVE OF DENMARK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
Martin Grosboll, for many years one of the best known farmers and stock raisers in Menard county, died at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield Thursday June 21, at the age of almost seventy-three years. Mr. Grosboll's death followed an illness of ten
days. On Sunday, June 10 he was taken suddenly ill and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday. There an operation disclosed the fact that he was suffering from peritonitis. His condition grew steadily worse, although everything that medical skill
could do, was done for him. His wife was at his bedside constantly, until Injuries sustained in a fall at the home of her sister in Springfield kept her away for i short time.
Mr. Grosboll was born September 22, 1861 at Esterlinnet, Denmark, the son of Paul J. and Margardie Rosenbaum Grosboll. He remained in his native land until he reached the age of seventeen and then came to America, where acquaintances
from his homeland - welcomed him.
He engaged in farming as soon as he arrived in Menard county, and after living herefor ten years, he was married on March 1, 1888 to Miss Naomi Short. Their marriage took place in Petersburg, and they spent the greater part of their married
life on a farm north of this city, living there and rearing their family.
A few years ago, Mr. Grosboll retired from active life and they purchased a home here and he spent the remainder of his life in this city.
To Mr. and Mrs. Grosboll were born three children, Paul and Mrs. Horace L. Campbell of Petersburg and Mrs. Struble Batterton of Billings, Montana. He is survived by his wife, the three children named herein, seven grandchildren and three
Half-sisters and two half-brothers, the sisters and brothers all living in Denmarlk.
Mr: Grosboll was a member of the Christian church and was active In the affairs of the church, and throughout his life was interested - in the political and civic affairs of the community.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Samuel E. Fisher of Normal and Rev. L. R. Cronkhite. Pallbearers were Powell Juhl, C. C. Juhl, Thomas Bergen, Charles Katzenstein, Henry Miller, and E. E. Brass. Music was by a quartet, Mesdames H.P. Apken and Henry E. Pond, E. Q. Irwin and E. W. Powers.
Burial was in Oakland cemetery.
Added in handwriting: 1934
Submitted by Rachel Boland
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