- Clara was born the 4th child of Anders and Gustafva Brodd, and their first here in America. She was born in Carbon, Wyoming, and at the age of 5 moved with her family to Nebraska. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Swedeburg, Saunders County, Nebraska, and also confirmed there. When she was a young lady, she traveled back to Wyoming to help care for her aunt, (Mrs. J. W. Johnson). She also worked in Mr. Johnson's restaurant. While there, she met Will Pearson, and later married him.
In 1905, they moved back to Nebraska, and for a short time lived on a farm by Weston, Saunders County, Nebraska, but later purchased a farm near Ceresco, Saunders County, Nebraska. Will died in 1920, and Clara remained on the farm until 1935n Irvin got married. She left the farm and worked in Mead, Lincoln, & Omaha Nebraska as a housekeeper and caring for elderly people. She later bought a home in Ceresco, Saunders County, Nebraska where she lived until her death. The home she bought had at one time been a hotel.
Clara's brother Herman married Lily Bengtson. Lily's brother Wilhelm, is Florence Bengtson Olson's father.
Clara Elizabeth Brodd was born to Anders Gustaf and Gustava Brodd, June 23, 1877 in Carbon, Wyo. Death came to her at the Saunders County Hospital, Wahoo, Nebraska, November 13, 1957 at the age of 80 years, four months and 21 days after a lining illness.
She was baptized October 21, 1882 and confirmed April 30, 1893 in the Lutheran Church at Swedeburg, Nebraska.
On October 22, 1901 she was united in marriage to Peter William Pearson at Scandinavian Lutheran Church, Laramie, Wyo. To this union were born three sons, namely Elmer, Herman and Irvin, all of Ceresco and one daughter Edna, Mrs. Julius Brosm of Monmouth, Ore.
Her husband preceded her in death June 24, 1920. One sister Augusta, Mrs. Carl Nelson, and one brother, Carl Herman Brodd also preceded her in death.
Family residence has been in Laramie, Wyoming, Weston and Ceresco, Nebr.
Clara was a loving and a devoted mother. As long as health permitted, she was willing at all times to help others in time of need. She was a charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ceresco to which she was always faithful.
She leaves to mourn her departure three sons, one daughter, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Also one sister Anna (Mrs. C. L. Walin), one brother J. A. Brodd, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Nels Olson at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15. Mrs. Leonard Palm was organist and Mrs. Glenn Larsen was soloist.
Pallbearers were Harold Brodd, Melvin Nelson, Omar Sutton, Richard Brodd, Norman Pearson and Edward Walin.
Internment was in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Swedeburg, Nebr.