Jenine-Jensena (Petersen) Ruskjer

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Date of Death: May 14, 1943


Mrs. Jenine Ruskjer was born in Jyland, Denmark, on June 27, 1866, and passed away at her home in Bemidji, Minnesota, May 14, 1943. She came to the United States at an early age. On November 7, 1884, she was married to Andrew S. Ruskjer. They came to Beltrami County, Minnesota, in 1887, becoming pioneer residents of the community. At that time there were no railroads there and the nearest post office was more than fifty miles distant. Her husband, one son, and one daughter preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Oscar Herwick of Alaska; and Mrs. George Larson of Grygla, Minnesota; three sons; Jens C. Ruskjer of Lima, Peru; S. A. Ruskjer of Murray, Kentucky; M. Ruskjer of Bemidji, Minnesota; also two sisters and many other relatives and friends. She accepted the message of present truth in 1900 through the work of Elder L. H. Christian, and continued faithful during the remaining years of her life. She felt deeply the need of a Christian education for her children, and through many sacrifices was able to secure that training for them, either in the Maplewood Academy, or in Union College. She was laid to rest in the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ, interment being in the Jones Cemetery.

Source: J. C. Harder - Northern Union Outlook, August 31, 1943

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