Anne Rosseth Lien
Dodge County Republican
March 2, 1911
Mrs. J. J. Lien passed away Friday morning, Feb. 24, 1911, at 10 o’clock, after eight days illness of pneumonia, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. J. Kyllo. She was born at Selbu, Norway, March 19, 1835. Her parents were Frederick and Anna Roseth. In 1854 she was married to John J. Lien. In 1857 they came to America, and in 1850 they came to Canisteo township, Dodge County, where she has lived since. Six children were born to them, two sons and four daughters. Mr. Lien died Oct. 12, 1900. The eldest son, John, died Oct. 2, 1904. Her four daughters, Mrs. G. I. Anonby, on the home farm; Mrs. G. J. Braness, of Webster, Minn.; Mrs. O. J. Vigoren, of Hayfield, Minn.; and Mrs. H. J. Kyllo, of Canisteo, were with her during the last days of her sickness and death. Her son, Frederick, of Bucyrus, N. D., came home Saturday, but the loving mother’s eyes were closed when he reached her.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28, Rev. T. H. Himle, of Red Wing Seminary, officiating, with undertaker Lund in charge. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the South Zumbro Church, to which congregation she had been a member from the time it was organized.
The pall bearers were her son Frederick, and three sons-in-law, G. I Anonby, G. J. Brauess and O. J. Vigoren, also Mr. J. Wolseth and B. Eidem. Those present from a distant were G. J. Brauess, of Webster, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Magaard and Mrs. H. H. Holtan, of Zumbrota, Minn.; and Julia Anonby, of Minneapolis.
Mrs. Lien was a devout Christian and a kind and loving mother. Many are the remembrances of her kindness and assisting help through the many years she was allowed to live in this community. She will be missed by all who knew her.
submitted by Donna Irish