b. 20 Oct 1848, Vaaler, Solor Norway;
d. 26 Nov 1929, McIntosh, Polk co, MN.
Husband - Severt Skjefferaas.
Parents, Mathias Rudshaugen & Karen____
From McIntosh Times, 5 Dec 1929, p1, col3.
The funeral of Mrs. Severt Skjefferaas, whose death occured on Tuesday of last week, was conducted Saturday afternoon from Our Savior’s church with interment in Our Saviors Cemetery in Njus addition to McIntosh MN. Rev. C.M. Westermoe preached the funeral sermon and also conducted the last rites at the cemetery.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Kjersten Rudshaugen, was born in Vaaler parish, Solor, Norway, Oct 20, 1848. She was the oldest of seven children.
In the year 1880 she emigrated to this country with her mother, two brothers and three sisters. They settled near Barnesville, Minnesota. Soon after her arrival she was united in marriage to Lauritz Haagenson. They came with the early settlers to the Thirteen Towns and took up a homestead 3-1/2 miles southwest of McIntosh.
Her husband died the 9th of June 1900. In the year 1911 she was united by second marriage to Severt Skjefferaas. They moved to McIntosh in 1916, where they have resided since.
Three and a half years ago she had a severe paralytic stroke from which she never fully recovered. She died November 26, 1929 at the age of 81 years, 1 month and six days.
Surviving are her husband, Severt Skjefferaas, two sons, Martin Haagenson of McIntosh; Rev. H.T. Haagenson, of Ottawa Illinois, and one daughter, Mrs. A.T. Berg, of McIntosh. There are nine grandchildren. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Andrew Anderson of Pelican Rapids, and Mrs. Einer Haug of New Effington, South Dakota.
Ancestry.com - 1900 United States Federal Census