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Niss H. Lund, son Henry and Annie Mary (Christiansen) Lund

Alfred Nieslai Nieas Lund was baptised in October 1863 in St. Ansgar, Iowa, parents Nils Hansen Lund and Anne Kezerie Halvords.

In 1870 Council Bluffs, Iowa, N. H. Lund is 53, a carpenter, born in Denmark, with A. K. 29 Norway. Henry 11, Charles 10, and Alfred 7 were born in Iowa.

Niss cash-claimed a quarter in 6, 2N 48W in 1891 - on the Washington County line.

In 1880 Council Bluffs Iowa, N. H. Lund is 62, born in Denmark, a wagon maker. Annie R. is 40, Norway, Henry 22, Charles 20, and Alfred 17 born in Iowa. Annie's sister Matilda Anderson 21 is with them, born in Iowa.

Mary Hawk Lund died October 10, 1895 per one tree.
1898 Omaha - Nis Lund, a construction worker for the new Burlington passenger depot, fell three stories and was instantly killed. "Lund was unmarried and about 30 years of age. Until last Saturday night he had lodged at 119 North Fourteenth street and then he changed his residence to 1413 Cass Street.
"Lund's mother and a brother and sister reside at Kowanda, Neb, and in all probability the remains will be taken to Kowanda for burial."

MARY ANNE - Henry's wife
In 1880 Council Bluffs, Christina Christiansen is 42, with May 20, Anna 18, Jennie 15, Peter 13, these five born in Denmark. Henry 6 and Flora 2 were born in Iowa. No spouse or occupation is listerd.
In 1895 Council Bluffs, Christina Christiansen is 74, born in Denmark, with Lars Peterson 37, Joana 40, both born in Denmark. ,Christian 9, John 6, Mary 4, Walter 2.
March 3, 1905 "Mrs. Anna Frln Christiansen, 608 South Twenty-first street, died yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged 69 years. Four daughters, Mrs. Thomas F. Keckler, Manley, Neb.; Mrs. W. M. Graham, Des Moines; Mrs. William Messner and Mrs. C. H. Van De Bogart, both of this city, and two sons, James and Henry, of this city, survive her. "
(William Graham, age 25, married Christina Christensen, age 20, in Council Bluffs March 31, 1883.
Her father was Chas Christensen, mother Lena Lord)

In 1910 Council Bluffs, Lars Peterson is widowed, 63, born in Sweden, a tailor.

February 2, 1904 Possibly Anna's brother

Henry Christiansen married Ida Madison, age 33, in Council Bluffs March 14, 1917.


One family member wote atht Henry was a hardwae clek in 1880 Central City, Colorado, adn married Mary Christensen in Black Hawk September 15, 1880.

January 9, 1882 "Henry Lund, who for a long time has been handling hardware for extensive dealers, Miller & Co., on Broadway, has something to handle when he goes home from his work, which comes very awkward to him at present, a bouncing girl baby, only two days old."
Council Bluffs, Iowa - April 21, 1886

Mary Clark Peterson wrote about the town of Hyde "It became a busy town. There were several general stores, a lumber yard, stock-yards, a drug store, a hardware store, a post office, a section house and depot and a bank owned by Hester and Perry. Some of the names of the business men were Tock, Deatro, Marry and Gest. A Mr. Lund had the hardware store and it was upstairs in this bulding that the schoo was held."

Annie M. Lund, widow of Henry N. Lund had cash-claimed a quarter in 15, 2N 49W - a mile west in Washington County, in 1890.
Henry N. Lund died in 1888, buried at Hyde, Colorado # 28327694,

"Died of typhoid fever. He was a hardware merchant at Hyde."

"Died, on Monday, July 2, after a short illness, of typhoid fever, Henry N. Lund of this place.
Mr. Lund came to Hyde in the spring of 1886, from Council Bluffs, Iowa, he being one of the pioneer business men of the town. He was a young man, and one who was universally respected by all with whom he had dealings. He ever took an active part in all matters pertaining to the interest of the town and country, and much of the welfare of the town to-day may be attributed to his enterprise and wisdom. As a business man he was the embodiment of integrity, active and progressive. As a citizen he was public-spirited and generous, and had been favored with many positions of honr and trust. In his death the communicty has lost one of its most valued friends, the family a kind and affectanate husband and fathe, and a father and mother the solace and comfort of their declining years.
The funeral services were held at the school house Tuesday Afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Geo. Dungan, afte which the remains wee interrred in Fairview cemetery.
Colorado Topics - July 6, 1888

In 1885 Council Bluffs, Iowa, Henry Lund is 27, Annie M. 24, Ada C. 3, and Frank B. newborn.

One tree said Henry married Mary Christenson.
In September 1889 Pottawattamie County, Annie M. Lund was appointed guardian of Adda C. Lund, posting a bond. Frank did not have a record, implying that he died before then.

In 1900 Cass County, Nebraska, Thomas Keckler is a grain merchant, born March 1854 in Pennsylvania, married 18 years to AMary A. May 1852 Denmark. She's had two kids, one living. Ralph Keckler was born February 1889 in Nebraska, and Addie Lund 1882 in Iowa.

"Addie C. LUND and Earl Dean SHAFFER were married on 19 January 1905 in Manley, Cass Co., NE
In 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shaffer of Council Bluffs came to the funeral of Susan Horner Shaffer 1840-1906.
June 28, 1907 "Tom Heckler and wife of Manley, Nebraska, came last week for a visit with Mrs. H's daughter, Mrs. Earl Shaffer.
January 10, 1908 - Ohio items, Falls City "Mrs. Earl Shaffer and little daughter are spending a few days with her mohter in Manley, Nebraska."
Thomas and Mary are alone in 1920 Cass County.

January 17, 1921 "Thomas Keckler, who has been at a hospital in Omaha, has returned to his home in Manley and is not feeling the best, having had a nurse for some time. He now thinks he will be able to get along some better and is not needing the services of an attendant, so the nurse returned to her home at Omaha. "

May 30, 1921 - Plattsmouth Nebraska - Manley news "Mr. and Mrs. William Messens, Charles Van DeBogart and Henry Christensen, all of whom reside in Council Bluffs. were in attendance at the funeral of Thomas Keckler last Wednesday. "
Thomas F. Keckler 1854-1921 is buried in Weeping Water # 147533380.
May 26, 1921
May 30, 1921
It's likely that Laura J. (Stump) Keckler 1862-1888 # 45186897 is his first wife. Newspapers from Falls City mention the Stump's visiting the Shaffers - Earl Shaffer's mother was Ermina A. Stump, sister of Laura.

Mary Keckler (wid Thos F) is in Council Bluffs in 1930, living at 309 Curtis.

In 1940 Falls City, Mary Keckler, 79, born in Denmark, is living with Earl and Addie Shaffer.

Mary Lund Keckler died October 9, 1943, and is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, COuncil Bluffs, per # 157958516.

November 24, 1943 the notice of probate for Mary Keckler was advertised in the Council Bluffs Nonpariel.

Addie C. (Lund) Shaffer 1882-1949 is buried in Richardson County, Nebraska, # 47714313.

Omaha - June 2, 1944 (So the FindaGrave year of death is incorrect)
"Mrs. Charles Van DeBogart, 1615 Sixth avenue, has been informed that her niece, Mrs. Earl Shaffer, a former resident of Council Bluffs, died at her home in Falls City, Nebraska, Wednesday after a lingering illness. Besides her aunt who received the word, she is survived by three sons, Russell and Virgil in California, Francis in Omaha; one daughter, Mabel of Topeka, Kan., another aunt, Mrs. William Messner of Council Bluffs; one uncle, J. P. Christensen of Council Bluffs; and a cousin, Mrs. George Linden also of Council Bluffs,"

SHAFFER, Russell Dean, was born Jan. 13, 1909, on a farm just north of Falls City, NE, to Earl 0. and Addie Lund Shaffer. He died in Falls City on April 29, 1975, as the result of a fall from a roof a few days previously, from which he never regained consciousness. He is survived by his wife—Mildred; sons— Jerome and Jerry of Arizona and Jack of Overland Park, KS; 1 sister—Mable (Mrs. Charles Thorp), and 1 brother—Virgil, both of Falls City; and his stepmother, Mrs. Clarence Bock. Also surviving are 1 stepbrother, 5 stepsisters, 9 grandchildren, 4 foster grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter—Jeraldine; twin of Jerry; 1 brother—Francis; and a grandson—Benjamin. Burial was in the Silver Creek Cemetery, within sight of the old home place where he was born. There he awaits the call of the Lifegiver. R. A. Gibson officiated.

Council Bluffs 1909 "Mrs. Charles Van de Bogart and Mrs. J. C. Christiansen have gone to Des Moines to visit friends and attend the state fair."

In 1920 Council Bluffs, Charles D. VandelBogert is 40, Flora 38, and Dorothy P. 4.

William Messner married Jennie Christensen in Council Bluffs March 23, 1884.

In 1920 Council Bluffs, William Messner is 57 born in Iowa, Jennie 54 born in Denmark.

In 1939 Council Bluffs, Jennie Messner (wid Wm. H.) lives at 1614 7th Avenue.

February 5, 1952 Council Bluffs "Mrs. Jennie Messner, 85, 438 Huntington avenue, died Monday in a local hospital following a six-month illness. Mrs. Messner was born in Denmark and had lived in Council Bluffs 79 years. She made her .... Harry L. Messner. Mrs. Messner was a member of the Women's Benefit association. One sister, Mrs. Charles Van DeBogart of Council Bluffs, also urvives. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Cutler's chapel. The Rev. J. R. Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery"

Charles M. Lund 22, son of N. H. Lund and A.R. Anderson, married Mary B. Hawk in Council Bluffs in September 1887.
In 1900 Burbank California, Charles born Aug 1860 in Iowa, is widowed, farming. Maude was born May 1883, Charles October 1886, and Mary June 1893 in Iowa. Mother MAnnie R. October 1840 Norway is with them.

Annie is still with Charles in 1910 Burbank - Charles is now married to Harriett B., and Maud 26 and Mary are with them. So are Harriet's kids, Grace patter 17 Richard 14, and Ebert 12.

Alfred N. Lund, age 21, married Ollie M. Mitchell in Council Bluffs July 26, 1885.
They're in Daviess County, Missouri in 1900, with seven kids.

January 20, 1950 Council Bluffs "Mrs. Christina Lund, 88, widow of Henry Lund, died Thursday at her home in Minden of heart disease. She had been ill 10 days. Born at Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, she had lived in Minden and Pottawattamie county since 1885. She was a member of Minden Congregational church and the Ladies Aid, and was a charter .-member of the American Legion ^auxiliary. Survivors'include three sons, Ernest, Max, and Henry Lund, all of Minden; a daughter, Laura Lund of Minden; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Minden Congregational church following short services at the residence at 1:30 p. m. The Rev. J. A. Frieboes will officiate. Burial will be in the Minden cemetery. The body will remain at the Sutler chapel until Saturday afternoon, when it will be taken to the residence

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