b 18 Nov 1846, Norway d. 21 Jul 1939, Clitherall Twp, Ottertail Co, MN m. Alice Christofferson in 1870
(Battle Lake Review, Ottertail co, MN, 27 Jul 1939, pg. 1)
Herman Huseby is buried here ~ Aged Pioneer Dies at Advanced Age of Ninety-two
Herman Huseby, one of the oldest pioneers of Otter Tail county passed away Friday noon at his home in Clitherall township at the age of 92 years, 8 months and 8 days.
Mr. Huseby was born in Norway, Nov 18, 1846, and came to this country with his parents in 1865 at the age of 19 years, first settling near Decorah, Iowa, where they lived for about two years before moving to Otter homestead.
Mr. Huseby worked in different places after coming to this country before taking a homestead. In Clitherall township Mr. Huseby was united in marriage to Alice Christofferson in 1870, and to this union 10 children were born, three of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Meltor (Clara) passed away in 1921 and one son, Martin in 1938. His wife died in 1919.
Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Ward (Emma) of Spokane, Wash, Harriet of Chicago, Christine, Minnie and one son, Oscar at home and also one half-sister, Mrs. Jacob Wilson of Willmar, and three half-brothers, Elliot of Milwaukee, Anton of Litchfield and Carl of Eagle Lake. Mr. Huseby has enjoyed good health throughout the many years until a few months ago when he began to fail. He was a faithful member of Trefoldighed Lutheran Church and in his passing Otter Tail County loses another of its good old pioneer citizens.
Short funeral services were held at the Halverson Funeral Home on Monday. At 2:30 the services were held from the Trefoldighed Lutheran Church. Rev. & Mrs. Salveson sang by request, “Good Night Here, but Good Morning Up There,” and A.M. Thoreson sang, “Den Store Hvide Flok.” At the grave, Rev. Salveson sang “Abide with Me”-- a great favorite of the deceased.
Pall bearers were Nels Bengston, Henry Boyum, John Bondy, Nels Parson, Louis Bondy and Agnar Hustad. Those from a distance who came here for the funeral services included: Miss Nellie Hanson and Mrs. May Seisler of Sauk Center, H.L. Shirley of Breckenridge, Philip Monson of Fergus Falls, Elof Anderson of Henning and Harriet Huseby of Chicago.