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Madson Family





Madson Family

May Madson b May 1867 in Wisconsin  married Charles A. Smelser April 1887 in Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska.
daughter of Hanse C. Madson b abt 1823 in Denmark
            and Cora Unknown b abt 1823 Denmark

children of Hanse and Cora:

#1.  Unknown female b before 1860

#2.  Unknown female b before 1860

#3.  Unknown female b before 1860

#4.  Unknown male b before 1860

#5.  Anne Madson b Dec 1856 in Copenhagen, Denmark

#6.  Sarah Madson b 17 Oct 1860 in Copenhagen, Denmark

#7.  Cassie Madson b 8 Oct 1863 in Copenhagen, Denmark

#8.  May Madson b May 1867 in Wisconsin

Sources:  #1.  Obit from Cassie Madson who died in Riverton, Franklin, Nebraska. Obit reads as follows:

  Mrs. Cassie Madson Lindsey departed this life, March 27, at her home in Riverton, Neb.  Mrs. Lindsey was a sister of Mrs. Wm. Lane and Mrs. B. F. Brady.  She was born Oct. 8, 1863 in Denmark and came to this country with her parents, five sisters and one brother in the spring of 1866, who with one daughter six years old, husband and one sister in Denmark, remain to mourn her departure.  Her aged parents tarrying peacefully on the border land cherish the tenderist memories of her brave and faithful life, and anticipate with joy the meeting on the other shore.   (Poem:  Her warfare is over, the pain at last stilt
                                 The calm of death's peace her chamber doth fill
                               She patiently waited the Healers command
                                  And now she has felt the touch of his hand

                               Farewell house of clay; so wasted and frail
                                  Her spirit hath heard the Master's "All Hail"
                            Hath seen that dear face with glance no more dim
                                And there at his foot, she worshipeth him

Source #2.  1880 CENSUS Paw Paw Grove, Lee County, Illinois FHL Film 1254225, National Archives Film T9-0225 page 447D

Hanse C. Madson, self, male, married, white, 57, Denmark
OCCUPATION:  Works on Railroad  Fa:  Denmark  Mo:  Denmark

Cora Madson, wife, female, married, white, 57, Denmark
OCCUPATION:  Keeping House  Fa:  Denmark  Mo:  Denmark

Cassie Madson, daughter, female, single, white, 17, Denmark
OCCUPATION:  At Home  Fa:  Denmark   Mo:  Denmark

May Madson, daughter, female, single, white, 13, Wisconsin
OCCUPATION:  At School  Fa:  Denmark  Mo:  Denmark

NOTE:  The older sister Mrs. B. F. Brady, mentioned in the above obit, is Sarah Madson b 17 Oct 1860 in Copenhangen, Denmark d 21 Jan 1940 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois  married Benjamin Franklin Brady (my husbands great-great grandfather) on 20 Jan 1876 in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois  b 19 Jan 1855 in Chebanse Twp., Iroquois, Illinois d 22 Nov 1938 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois
Two children from this union:  Ora Brady b abt 1878 and Archie Brady b 7 Feb 1886, both in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois

If you by chance have any other information on the Parents and/or Children of May and Charles A. Smelser, I would greatly appreciate  that information.  E-mail Deborah Austin


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