Anna Christensen (Rah)

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Anna Wilma Wilheim Wilma Wilhelmina Rah

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Eilsum, Germany
Death: November 8, 1980 (83)
Balaton, Lyon, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Martin Eilerd Rah and Rika Rah (VanHoorn)
Wife of Neal (Dow) Christensen
Mother of Donald R Ralph Christensen; Gordon Winfred Christensen; Donna Mae Christensen and <private> DeBlieck (Christensen)

Managed by: Corliss Bower
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About Anna Christensen (Rah)

Born in Germany, she came to US when she was 3 years old. She was the youngest of 11 children. Attended school, but only until second grade, always staying home to help care for the little ones. Married in 1914 - was 17 years old. First son was born nine months later. She had a hard life working beside her husband on the farm. Work was hard there on the farm and in home. She had two sons, then 2 daughters. In Aug. 1930 when Edith was born, both Uncle Dick and Donna had polio. She took care of them so that neither was terribly crippled. The house was quarantined, so father took care of new baby on delivery. Doctor was there.

Anna was always active in the Methodist Church, acting as Ladies Aid president, Sunday school, etc. This continued when the family moved to east of Balaton area - lived there 6 years. Then they purchased a 160 acres west of Balaton. First time they had electricity on the farm. Lived there until 1961 when they retired. Moved into Balaton near where Donna lived. They bought a lot with a mobile home. She spent the last couple of years at Colonial Manor nursing home after her husband died. She passed away at Tracy Hospital from heart failure. Was a great lady - truly missed.

By Ruth Carlson

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Anna Christensen (Rah)'s Timeline

May 4, 1897
Eilsum, Germany
September 3, 1915
Age 18
Island Lake Township, Minnesota
Age 21
April 5, 1928
Age 30
November 8, 1980
Age 83
Balaton, Lyon, Minnesota, United States