WAHOO WASP - MAY 5, 1930
MRS GUSTAVA BRODD OF CERESCO PASSES
Mrs. Gustava Brodd was born in Lena Parrish, Vastragotaland, Sweden, June 23, 1840. In 1869 she married Anders Gustav Brodd. This union was blessed with five children. One daughter passed away in 1916, namely Mrs. Carl Nelson. The other chiln live in the vicinity of Ceresco.
Together with her husband and two children who were born in Sweden, Mrs. Brodd came to America May 17, 1875. Upon their arrival in this country, the family made their home in Carbin, Wyoming, where Mr. Brodd worked in the coal mines. Mrs. Bd often related the hardships endured in the west. The most serious problem in Carbin, was that there was no church and, the Brodd's knew well, that they, themselves, and the children needed the church and the menas of grace for their temporal and spiritual welfare. Two children were born in Wyoming but they could not be baptized because there was no pastor.
In October 1882, the family moved to Ceresco, Nebraska. Mrs. Brodd often told of the joy she and her husband experienced as they once more could worship in the church of their childhood faith and lead their children up to the alter of the Sweurg Lutheran Church where the little ones stood "head above the rail" as mother Brodd said, while Holy Baptism was administered. Would to God that all parents were as much concerned about the spiritual welfare of their children.
Mrs. Brodd has been a true mother of Israel. Her devotion to God, her calm faith, and love for the church will always be remembered. What she was God had made her; what she did God recognized; what she asked God granted. She was abundantly bled for all she was and did and not only she, the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and our church have been blessed by her presence in our midst and her benediction follows us thru life. Of her we would humbly say; "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them" - Rev. 14:13.
After a short illness she passed away in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Pearson, Monday morning, May 19 at the ripe age of 89 years, 10 months and 25 days. For 61 years Mr. and Mrs. Brodd have lived together, loved, prayed and worked.
She is survived by her husband, A. G. Brodd, four children, Mrs. C. L. Walin, August, Herman and Mrs. Clara Pearson, 32 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Old Grandma was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Swedeburg, Thursday afternoon, May 22.
Peace over her memory!