• Born 17 April 1825 - Denmark
  • Deceased 27 July 1899 - Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, USA,aged 74 years old





Individual Note

Mathias had a hotel at a port on the sea in Denmark. He was the last of Erich and and Metha's children to come to the United States. Mathias came to Wisconsin about 1874.

Obituary from the Schuyler, Nebraska, newspaper dated August 1899:

Mr. Erichsen was born in Denmark on April 17, 1825, consequently was 74 years, 3 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. His parents emigrated to America in the early 50's but Mr. Erichsen who had married there remained in Denmark going to the seaport town of Kolding. At the solicitation of his parents he afterwards came to this country and settled in Wisconsin. Here he lived till 1877 when he came to Schuyler and bought out the grocery store of Parrott Brothers, continuing in that business for several years and afterwards was in the butter and egg business exclusively. He met with considerable misfortune during his business career, having been drowned out by a flood in Denmark and burned out twice here. Mr. Erichsen was a man of unflinching perseverance and indomitable energy, disdaining to be idle and was happiest when busy. As a citizen he stood high in the community and we do not believe we ever heard one word of disparagement said of him in all the years of our acquaintance. He was a kind and loving husband and indulgent father and his death is a severe blow to the aged wife and five daughters. The children are, Mrs. Ernest Stegeman of Mexico but now in Germany, Mrs. Adolph Dworak, Mrs. Ed Lamhofer and Mrs. E. S. Cloyer of this city and Mrs. Henry Kreymborg of Eckhorn, who with the aged wife have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian church, being conducted by Reverend D. C. Pattes and the remains were laid at rest in the Schuyler cemetery. The floral tributes were abundant and beautiful and the church was crowded with friends of the deceased.


Schuyler Cemetery

  Photos and archival records

{{ media.title }}

{{ mediasCtrl.getTitle(media, true) }}
{{ media.date_translated }}

 Family Tree Preview

Erich Erichsen 1795-1875 Meta Christina Brodersen 1797-1874

Mathias Broderson Erichsen 1825-1899