Levine was a farmer. He preceded "Aunt Annie" in death. Their son Edward lived with Anna in an apartment in the upstairs of her sister Clara's home until she couldn't take care of herself any longer. She died in a Nursing Home in Lincoln.
WAHOO WASP - APRIL 25, 1935
CERESCO PIONEER PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21st
C. Levin Walin passed to his reward last Sunday morning at his home in Ceresco at the age of 72 years. The funeral services were held at the Ceresco Lutheran church and burial was in the Swedeburg cemetery. Rev. Arthur Peterson, Lutheran Mir, had charge of the service.
Besides his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Wm. Widman, Mead, Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Mrs. Theodore Anderson, Mrs. Henry Heiser, Mrs. Ed Heiser, of Ceresco, and two sons, Carl and Edward also of Ceresco survive him.
Mr. Walin came to Saunders County when he was two years of age with his parents, who homesteaded three miles northwest of Ceresco in 1870. He still retained his farm in the same section.
Mr. Walin was a strong republican and took an active interest in politics for many years.
EARLY SETTLER PASSES AWAY - UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER OR DATE
Mr. Claus Levin was born in Osaka parish, Vastergotland, Sweden, November 9, 1862. He came with his parents to America in 1868 and lived in Moline, Ill., until in the spring of 180, when the Walins came to Nebraska and settled one mile and a half north of Ceresco and two miles east.
The 18th of February 1887, he married Miss Anna Brodd. This union was blessed with eleven children. Two of these passed away in early childhood and two in young manhood.
Mr. Walin's health has been failing the past three years. He suffered silently and patiently and the end came on beautiful Easter day at 10 o'clock in the morning.
He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Anna Walin, seven children eleven grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends. The children are: Mrs. Theodore Anderson, Carl, Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Mrs. Henry Heiser, Mrs. Edward Heiser, Mrs. Willie Widman and Edward.
He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church Swedeburg, where he remained an active and faithful member until 1919. At that time Immanuel Church as organized in Ceresco, and Mr. Walin became a charter member. At the organization meeting he was elected a trustee, which office he filled faithfully until his health began to fail.
Mr. Walin lived a consistent Christian life. Only sickness kept him from attending divine services in the church he loved so much and he was a faithful reader of the Word in his home. He was very generous in his contributions to the local church and to the work of the Kingdom at large. His quiet and unassuming character will be remembered by all.
This friend has seen the early settlers move out of the sod houses and into comfortable homes and finally to the green hill where their earthly remains of so many of them rest. Today we lay to rest by their side and by the side of his departed children, until the Lord shall come and say unto him and all believers, "Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom taht is prepared for you from the foundation of the world."
The Psalmist says: "The days of our years are three-score years and ten" and thus were the days of our departed friend, being at his demise 73 years 5 months and 12 days.
Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Ceresco, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev, Petersen in charge assisted by Dr. C. O. Guleen of Fremont. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Julius Brostrom, Edith Brodd, Irvin Pearson and Herman Brodd, sang "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me," and Milton Anderson sang "Never Still Nearer."
The remains were laid to rest in the big green hill outside the big???
PAST AND PRESENT OF SAUNDERS COUNTY
CLAES LEVIN WALIN.
Claes Levin Walin has devoted his life to farming and has met with gratifying success in his chosen occupation. He now owns one hundred and sixty acres on section 19, Richland precinct, Saunders county, and derives a good income from his agriultural pursuits. He is the younger of the two living sons of Andrew Walin, a native of Sweden, and his birth also occurred in that country. His natal day was the 9th of November, 1862, and he was about six years of age when, in 1868, his parents emigrated with their children to the United States and settled near Moline, Illinois. Two years later they removed to Saunders county, Nebraska, and took up a homestead on section 18, Richland precinct. The father is still residing upon that place, which comprises eighty acres, and, although he has reached the age of eighty-one years, he is active and interested in happenings of local and general concern.
Although Claes Levin Walin was not yet six years of age when the family crossed the ocean, he remembers vividly some incidents of the trip and he also has many interesting reminiscences of pioneer days in this county, for in 1870, when the faly located here, there was still much land in the possession of the government and the work of development seemed scarcely begun. He was reared upon the home farm and early became familiar with practical methods of agriculture. On reaching mature years he began farming on his own account and for seven years cultivated a tract of land in Richland precinct. He now owns one hundred and sixty acres which is the northwest quarter of section 19, that precinct, and with the aid of his sons operates that place and also the family homestead on section 18. He resides with his father on the homestead and has lived there since 1870, with the exception of seven years. He is progressive in the methods which he follows and still further increases his efficiency by the use of up-to-date machinery. He raises both grain and stock and finds both branches of his business profitable.
On the 18th of February, 1887, Mr. Walin was united in marriage to Miss Anna Brodd, who was born in Sweden on the 26th of December, 1869, but in 1874 came to the United States with her parents, Andrew G. and Gustava (Johnson) Brodd, who firstettled in Wyoming but in 1881 took up their residence in Richland precinct, this county. Mr. and Mrs. Walin have had eleven children. Edna was born on the 21st of January, 1888, and was married on the 18th of February, 1913, to Theodore Anderson, who is operating a farm on section 18, Richland precinct. They have one son, Milton, whose birth occurred on the 20th of December, 1914. Edwin, who was born February 27, 1889, died on the 25th of January, 1891. Carl was born on the 25th of September, 1890, and on the 1st of January, 1913, was married to Miss Judith Torell and they reside on a farm four miles west of Lincoln, this state. Alma, whose birth occurred on the 18th of November, 1892, died on the 13th of November, 1894. Alvivin was born on the 28th of September, 1894; Esther on the 20th of August, 1896; Arthur on the 10th of February, 1898; Norma, on the 13th of March, 1901 ; Pauline, on the 31st of March, 1903; Althea, on the 13th of April, 1905; and Edward, on the 8th of September, 1907.
Mr. Walin is an adherent of the republican party and discharges to the full all of his duties as a citizen. He and his family belong to the Swedish Lutheran church and he is also identified with the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Unionnd with the Farmers Institute Association of Ceresco. He forwards in every way possible all movements seeking to make the work of the farmer more efficient and the conditions of farm life more attractive and he is recognized as one of the leading residents of his precinct.