Contributed by Susan
Description: Minnesota's Oldest Resident is Dead
Newspaper published in: Duluth, MN
Minnesota's Oldest Resident is Dead
Cambridge, Minn., Sept 13. Mrs. Margareta Danielsen, who, according to the last census, was the oldest person in Minnesota, died today. She was born August 24, 1801, therefore being 104 years and 20 days old.
The birthplace of Mrs. Danielsen was Brunsberg, Elfdalen, Sweden, her maiden name being Larson. She married Olof Danielsen in 1829. They came over to this country in 1837, in the sailing vessel "Danzig," 13 weeks being required for the voyage. They landed at Quebec, going directly to Galesburg, Ill., then to Lansing, Ia., and coming to Isanti County in the spring of 1860, where they have remained since.
Her husband died in 1878, and the four children are dead except the youngest, Andrew, with whom she was living. She has fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was in good health until a month ago when she suffered a fall, breaking her hip, after which she rapidly failed.