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Elise Ness at Anton P. Ness' grave, Tracy, Minn.
Elise Ness at Anton P. Ness' grave, Tracy, Minn.
TitleElise Ness at Anton P. Ness' grave, Tracy, Minn.
Date of Original1940-04
DescriptionElise Ness stands at her husband Anton's grave in Tracy, Minn. The stone is covered by an American flag and fresh flowers cover the ground.
Ordering Information
General SubjectCemeteries and graves
Subject (LCTGM)Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Personal NameNess, Anton P., 1880-1940
Ness, Elise C. (Elise Caroline), 1886-
LocationTracy (Minn.)
Item Number10939-6-26
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryAnton P. Ness was born May 14, 1880 near Clarkfield, Minn. He was educated in Clarkfield, and at Willmar Seminary in Willmar, Minn. He moved to Vancouver, B.C. to work in the real estate business, and worked with a Dr. Sheldrop of Minneapolis, and also in Chicago. He married Elise Caroline (Lena) Haugen in 1913, and the two moved to a farm near McClusky, N.D. They had eight children: Merle Paul, Carroll Peter, Evelyn Addie, Emil Ralph, Paul Haugen, Emil Anton, Eloise June, and Peter. In 1915 or 1916, Anton began doing faith healing. He became increasingly busy with his healing, to the point where he had no time for farming. In 1924, the Ness family moved to Mandan, N.D. to take advantage of better railroad and hotel facilities for the patients. It was estimated that Ness treated 30,000 patients between the time he started in McClusky and before moving to Mandan. Ness operated out of the Lewis and Clark Hotel in Mandan, and his wife acted as his secretary. Ness also traveled and healed throughout Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Montana. Anton P. Ness died in Mandan on April 13, 1940.
Elise Caroline (Lena) Haugen was born in Tracy, Minn. in 1886. She married Anton P. Ness in 1913. The newlyweds moved to a farm near McClusky, N.D. where Anton Ness started his faith healing.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionAnton P. Ness Papers Mss 10939
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10939-6-26)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh10939626
OCLC number77457338
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