Ancestors of Alan Lindy Danielson

Compiled By: Janice Danielson

1.     Father: Ernest Oscar Danielsson, b 20 March 1877, Ekeby Parish, Boxholm Bruk, Ostergotland, Sweden. Died 6 December 1963, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co, IA.

“OBIT: Albert City Appeal, Thursday, 12 December 1963
Services held for long-time resident

Funeral services were held for long-time resident, Ernest Oscar Danielson, Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Mrs. Stella Nelson, soloist, sang two favorite hymns, one in Swedish, “Tryggre Kan Engen Vora”, and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, accompanied by the organist, Hilvie Johnson. Mrs. W. C. Hussey and Mrs. John Maddox placed the floral tributes. Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Hagstrom, Art Pearson, Carl Walden, and Leslie Chase. Pallbearers were Albin Balder, Ruben H. Johnson, Ray Garberding, Irvin Blomgren, Fred Erickson, and Alvin Anderson. Interment was made in the Fairfield Cemetery with the Nelson Funeral Home in charge.

Ernest Oscar Danielson, son of May and Andrew Danielson, was born March 20, 1877 in Linkoping, Sweden. In 1880, age the age of 3, with the family, he moved to America where they settled on a farm North of Albert City, where he remained until, as a young man, he moved to Omaha. There he met and married Hilda Swanson, and later moved to a farm in the Albert City community. Shortly thereafter she passed away. On May 20, 1920 he married Bertha Ponsor of Albert City. To this union were born six children. In 1944 the Danielsons retired from the farm and moved to the town of Albert City. Mr. Danielson enjoyed good health until the past year when his health began to fail, and he passed away on December 6, 1963 at the Buena Vista County Hospital at the age of 86 years 8 months and 16 days. He is survived by his widow, Bertha, who has been a patient at the Sioux Rapids Hospital for approximately 3 years; 4 sons, Ernest of Grapevine, TX, Carl of Estherville, Junior and Alan of Albert City, and one daughter Mrs. Ernie Georg (Ardella) of Algona; 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Glen, who died in infancy, a stepson (Lowell), a grandson, his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.”

2.    Mother: Bertha Sofia Olivia Pantzar, b 10 January 1896, Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA, d 25 August 1966, Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA.

OBIT: Albert City Appeal and The Marathon Republic, Thursday, September 1, 1966.
“Services Held For Mrs. Danielson

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Bertha Danielson on Saturday, August 27, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Miss Hilvie Johnson served as organist and accompanied Mrs. Earl Nelson as she sang “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Beyond The Sunset”. Bearers were Oscar Swenson, Gordon Lange, Oscar Clausen, Ruben H. Johnson, Waldemar Peterson, and Wendell Harald. Interment was made in the Fairfield Cemetery with the Nelson Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Bertha Pansar Danielson was born on January 10, 1896 in Albert City and passed away August 25, 1966 at the Pleasant View Home. She was the youngest child of Matilda and Axel Ponsar. She was confirmed in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on March 26, 1911. She lived her entire life in the Albert City community, and was a charter member of the Women’s Service Club. She married Oscar Danielson May 20, 1920. They had been married 40 years when she suffered a stroke in December 1960. She leaves to mourn, four sons and one daughter; Junior and Alan of Albert City, Carl of Estherville, Ernest of Grapevine, TX, and Ardella, Mrs. Ernie Georg of Algona. She leaves one sister, Alma, Mrs. Marcus Harald, also 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sons, 1 grandson, 1 great-grandson, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. May God bless her memory and bring peace to the bereaved.”

3.     CHILDREN of Ernest Oscar and Bertha Sofia Olivia Pantzar Danielsson:
a. Lowell Fredrick Danielson, b 19 Dec 1918 d 2 Apr 1957, Albert City, IA
b. Ernest Andrew Axel Danielson, b 6 Aug 1920 Albert City, IA, d 28 Sept 2004 Grapevine, TX
c. Junior Carl Danielson, b 9 Nov 1921, Albert City, IA, d 19 Oct 2001 Spencer, IA
d. Carl Everett Danielson, b 23 Feb 1924, Albert City, IA
e. Ardella Marie Danielson, b 1 July 1926, Albert City, IA, d 22 July 1971, Algona, IA
f. Glen Allen Danielson, b 6 April 1928, d 18 April 1928, Albert City, IA
g. Alan Lindy Danielson, b 26 Jan 1929, Albert City, IA

CONFIRMATIONS for above children taken from the family page at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albert City, IA
Lowell F. Danielson, class of 1933, confirmed 19 December 1918
Ernest A. Danielson, class of 1936, confirmed 6 August 1920
Carl E. Danielson, class of 1938, no other information
Ardella Marie Danielson, b 1 July 1926, no other information
Allen Lindy Danielson, b 26 January 1929, baptized 25 May 1929 (first name spelled wrong)

4.    First wife of Ernest Oscar Danielson: Hilda Peterson, b 19 July 1868 in Sweden, d 19 July 1919 Des Moines, IA

“OBIT: Albert City Appeal, July 24, 1919—Passed Away In Des Moines

On Saturday evening at the Ehler Sanitarium in Des Moines, Mrs. Oscar Danielson passed from this life. Mrs. Danielson, who has been in poor health for some time, has been taking treatments for two months in Des Moines. Her condition grew rapidly worse the last part of the week, and in spite of all medical aid could do, she passed away. Burial took place on Monday afternoon at Red Oak, IA, and besides the family there was present M. Danielson of this city, and Mrs. Oscar Lovgren of Laurens. Mrs. Danielson has made her home in this vicinity for some fifteen years and was well known and beloved by a large circle of friends and relatives. Her going leaves a place in the home and community which will long be sorrowed for and never fully replaced. The sympathy of all is extended to the beloved ones in their bereavement.”

“OBIT: Albert City Appeal, July 31, 1919

Mrs. Hilda Danielson, of Albert City, Iowa was born in Sweden July 19, 1868. She arrived in America in 1882 and was united in marriage to Oscar Danielson on January 31, 1900. She passed away in a Des Moines hospital July 19, 1919 at the age of 51 years. She is survived by a husband, father, and four sisters. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery at Red Oak, IA on July 21, 1919, Rev. Arthur M. Bowman officiating. The family wish to thank all who so kindly assisted them in their bereavement.” (In checking for this Ehler Sanitarium, I think it was a TB hospital.)

Taken from the Albert City Appeal, Thursday 22 March 1945
“Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Danielson had a happy surprise on Friday when they received a letter from Pvt. John Yurenda who is now at the Fitzsimons General Hospital, C-9, Denver, Colorado.

The letter was as follows:
“March 4, 1945,
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Danielson: Please let me introduce myself. I’m John Yurenda and I have just been repatriated from Germany on the Gripsholm. While I was a prisoner I knew your son very good. We were together at two working parties. He full of spirits and full of the devil. The letters he is receiving are very few and that’s one thing a prisoner looks forward to is mail. The food what the Germans gives you is very little, but with Red Cross parcels you get along. He is sending you his love and hoping to be home soon. If you wish to know anything else about him please write to me. Sincerely, John Yurenda”

Taken from The Albert City Appeal, Thursday, 5 April 1945---
The following letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Danielson from Pvt. John Yurenda, who was a prisoner in Germany in the same camp as their son Lowell:

“March 21, 1945
Dear Mrs. Danielson,
I received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. The last time I seen Bud was in the middle of ’44. The Germans split us up because we raised too much trouble. Your son and I was always up to something. Bud stayed in Camp No. 3 and I went to Camp No. 1. Physically your son is very good. I should know, we used to rassel together. I still can feel the marks of the outcome of it, but it was a lot of fun. He did receive cigarettes from you, but the mail was pretty slow. I don’t think he has lost any weight, he looks pretty husky. I do not know if Bud received the picture of his sister, sometimes the mail takes 4 or 5 months to reach the prisoners. When a soldier goes overseas he gets 20% raise in pay which to a private is then $50. When Bud comes back he will receive all his back pay for the time he was a prisoner. I wouldn’t say the Germans are cruel to the prisoners, it depends on the guard that you have. No matter where you go there is always a guard with you, armed. If the Germans ever catch you talking to a German girl, we would get 2 or 3 years in a punishment camp and anything else it would be our head. The prisoners haven’t talked to a girl in over two years. While I was in Germany, I got sick and the sickness can not be cured there so I was repatriated, but I’m feeling pretty good now and I sure would like to get home. My home is in New Jersey. Can you possibly send me a picture of Bud? I would very much like to have one. I will close now. I hope this letter finds you in good health. I hope I will hear from you again soon. I haven’t got anything to do but read and write letters all day. Give my best regards to your family. Sincerely, John Yurenda”

“Albert City Appeal, Thursday, 3 May 1945
Bud Danielson Free From Nazis

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Danielson received a letter from their son, Pvt. Lowell “Bud” Danielson on Thursday of last week stating that he and his buddy had escaped from the German Prison Camp on April 11th. On the 14th they joined an American Company somewhere in Germany. Bud said he was somewhat underweight but was OK and the American boys were really taking good care of them. Pvt. Danielson was taken prisoner on February 17, 1943 at Faid Pass. He has been located at Prison Camp Stalag No. 3B. He had not secured a permanent address as yet when he wrote his parents, but expected to be able to send one soon. Mrs. Danielson stated that she thought her son would be sent to a hospital for a rest and checkup before being returned to the States.”

“Albert City Appeal, Thursday, 31 May 1945
Bud Danielson Is Home---P W Camp

Lowell “Bud” Danielson arrived in Albert City Saturday evening on a 60 day furlough which he is spending at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Danielson and with other relatives and friends. Bud was taken prisoner on February 20, 1942 in Africa, and was in what was known as the “Black March Camp” until the night of April 11, 1945 when he and 14 other prisoners escaped under the cover of darkness, returning to our lines on April 14th, which Bud says was the luckiest day of his life. He says it was plenty tough in the camp and he lost considerable weight. Prior to his capture he weighed 190 and at the time of his escape he only weighed 125, however, he has regained about 25 pounds. Bud was undoubtedly one of the lucky few who didn’t receive such harsh treatment from the hands of the Germans, but he says he has seen plenty of their brutality and inhuman treatment. Bud sailed from LeHarve, France, on April 30th and arrived at Newport News, Virginia on May 16th and was sent to Ft. Dix, NJ for a checkup, arriving home on May 26th. At the end of his furlough he will report to Ashville, North Carolina for re-assignment. He says he is feeling fine, but is still unable to sleep at night.”

“Albert City Appeal, Thursday, 6 August 1945
Lowell Danielson Given Discharge

Pvt. Lowell “Bud” Danielson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Danielson, arrived home last Saturday, August 11th, after having received a discharge at Ft. Dix, NJ on August 11th. He had 91 points. Bud enlisted on January 29, 1941, and entered active duty on February 10th. He left the States on October 19, 1942, landing on the 23rd, and took part in the Tunisia Campaign. He was taken prisoner on February 20, 1943, and was held in the “Black March Camp” until April 11, 1945 when he and 14 others escaped, returning to the American lines on the 14th. He served as a rifleman in Company F of the Infantry of the 19th Engineers. He has the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He sailed from LeHarve, France on April 3, 1945 (they mean May 3, 1945), landing at Newport News, VA May 16th and arrived home May 26th for a 60 day furlough. On July 18th he returned to camp at Ashville, NC, from where he was later sent to Ft. Dix, where he received his discharge, after 4 years and 5 months of service, 26 months were spent in a prison camp in Germany.”

In the same issue of the newspaper as above, there was a listing of Albert City Community Honor Roll. The following relatives were listed:
Oscar Clausen
Ernest A. Danielson
Lowell “Bud” Danielson, discharged
Carl Danielson
Edward A. Ponsor
Noble Ponsor

Anders Magnus Danielsson Family

Danielson and Pantzar/Ponsar Family History