Eau Claire Leader
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
23 March 1921
Mrs Knute Jacobson
Mrs. Knute Jacobson died on Monday night at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.V. Soper of 213 Seventh Avenue after an illness of two and one-half months. She was 72 years of age and is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs, A.C. Green, Enderlin, N. Dak.; Mrs Mose Paquette of Oconto, and Mrs. O. V. Soper of this city and four sons who reside in the city, Jacob, Lewis, Knute and Martin. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the home of her daughter at 2 o'clock, Rev. Syrdal officiating. Interment at Lakeview cemetery.
I had just recently discovered that my Great-Great Grandmother was Marit Lassesdatter Kjersem and that she eventually married a Knut Jacobsen Kjersem in Norway. They had five children there before emigrating. What I didn't know was which of the many Jacobson's that settled in America she was.
I searched Ancestry.com and found one that fit with what I knew, but there was no link to my branch of the family. I decided to try to find this Marit's obituary before ruling her out. And in a matter of minutes I found the above information which lists Mrs A.C. Green as her daughter.
I found my GG-Grandmother here in the United States! In Wisconsin. After a lifetime of not even knowing a name I have found her, her other children, and her parents in Norway. I can't wait to research her more.