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ISAACSON, Amanda Caroline Bylander

Alpha--Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Caroline Isaacson, 89, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the First and Puckett funeral Home in Galesburg, with the Rev. Henry Lundblad of the Woodhull Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Friends may call this evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Isaacson died Sunday at 10:10 a.m. here in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenn Anderson, where she resided the last 13 years. She had been ill three weeks.

The former Amanda Caroline Bylander, Mrs. Isaacson was born April 26, 1866, in Smoland, Sweden, and came to the United States with her parents when she was 2. The family settled in the Andover area, where Mrs. Isaacson was reared and educated. She was confirmed in the Andover Lutheran church in 1883.

She was married to John A. Isaacson Oct. 20, 1886 at the Andover Lutheran Church and the couple resided in Bureau, Henry and Knox counties for different periods of time. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 20, 1935. He preceded Mrs. Isaacson in death Sept. 23, 1941.

Besides the daughter in Alpha, she is survived by the following other children: Mrs. Maude Ossian, Opheim; Jay Winfield Isaacson, Chillicothe; Mrs. Mildred Bowling, Ephrata, Pa.; Sidney Isaacson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Leroy Isaacson, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Mabel Lindbeck and Carl Isaacson, of Galesburg. She also leaves 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. A son, Jule, also preceded her in death.

Source: Galesburg Register Mail; April 1, 1956

Contributed by: Donald R Adams


Kajsa G., widow of the late Johanes Isaacson was born in Chrisdala parish, Smaland, Sweden, January 25th, 1822, and in 1854 emigrated and arrived in Andover. Shortly thereafter she was married to the above named husband and they settled on section 21, where they resided until 1881, when the faithful husband passed away in death. Three children were born to them, who survive their mother. They are Lena, widow of the late Frank Anderson of Aledo; Nellie, wife of Eric Norell of Andover, and John A. Isacson of Woodhull. Nineteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren mourn her.

Mother Isaacson passed peacefully away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eric Norell, Thursday, June 30th, 1910 at the age of 88 years, 5 months, and 5 days. She has been most tenderly cared for the late years at this daughter's home. She was a true Christian woman and died as a child of the Lord to eternal life.

The funeral was held from the residence and Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon. A large assemblage of neighbors and pioneers paid their last tribute of Christian love to the departed and to the bereaved families.

Mrs. Edwin Ossian of Opheim sang several inspiring solos at the church and grave. Rev. C.P. . Edbloom conducted the obsequies and officiated. Pallbearers were J.A. Charlson, Aaron Charlson, A. Sandberg, J.G.A, . Gustaffson, J.P. Danielson and J.A. Johnson. A foster son Frank O. Isaacson of Woodhull, is an affectionate mourner and has memories of the most kind and cheerful home and motherly cares.

Peace to her memories.

Source not given, June 30th, 1910

Contributed by: Donald R Adams