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Two Old Residents of Dysart are Dead
Mrs. Henry Stein, Sr., 75, Buried Wednesday Afternoon - Funeral of Dave Lucas at 2 O'clock this afternoon
Doris Stein

Mrs. Henry Stein, 75 years old died at her home in Dysart at 7 O'clock last Saturday evening, after a brief illness. She was stricken by appolexy on Tuesday March 24, and never regained consciousness.

Doris Stein, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burmeister, deceased, was born January 2, 1856, at Besitz, Mecklenberg, Germany. When a child she was baptized in the Lutheran faith in her native land. She was thirteen years old when she accompanied her parents to America. The family spent the first seven weeks after their arrival at Davenport, then moved to a farm in Kane township, Benton County.

Mrs. Stein was reared to womanhood on the Benton county farm. November 10, 1874, whe was united in marriage at Vinton to Henry Stein. Immediately after their marriage the couple started farming southeast of Dysart in Homer township, which was their home thirty-five years. In 1911 they moved to Dysart, which has been their home since.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stein. Two daughters preceded the mother in death - Anna, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Emma Lorenzen, who was taken about six years ago. The living children are: Louis Stein, Clutier; Mrs. Alvena Junge, Dysart; John C. and Henry Stein, Jr., Elberon; Mrs. Amanda Selk, Dysart; and Eldo Stein, Elberon. Mrs. Stein is also survived by her husband, twent-five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, to brothers, Wilhelm and Carl Burmeister, the latter only recently becoming a resident of Dysart; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Bender, of Elberon.

Mrs. Stein was a devoted wife and mother, and an esteemed neighbor. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church in Dysart Wednesday afternoon, attended by a large crowd. The pastor, the Rev. W. F. Domres, conducted a short service in German at the home in Dysart at 1:30, and spoke in English at the public service at the church at 2 O'clock. The Lutheran choir sang two hyms. The four sons and two sons-in-law, Henry Junge and Herman Selk served as pall bearers. Burial was in Dysart cemetery.

Submitted on June 25, 2000 by Carol Bryant

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The Traer Star-Clipper; 1931
Prominent Citizen Laid to Rest in Dysart Cemetery - Long Time Resident of Community
Henry Stein, Sr.

A large crowd attended the funeral Saturday afternoon of Henry Stein Sr., whose death was noted briefly in last week's Star-Clipper. The Rev. W. F. Domres, pastor of the Lutheran church, conducted a short service in German at the home in southwest Dysart at 1:40 O'clock. The service at the church at 2 O'clock was in English. The Lutheran choir sang the same hymns as were used during the funeral of Mr. Stein's wife, whose death occurred a few weeks ago. Sons and son-in-law of the decedent served as pallbearers. Burial was in Dysart cemetery.

Although a native of Germany, nearly all of Mr. Stein's life was spent in America. He was born August 25, 1851, in Besitz, Mecklenbery, coming with his parents to the new world when he was only two years old. The family first stepped on American soil in New Orleans, La., and from there traveled up the Mississippi river to Davenport, Ia., which was their home fifteen years. Mr. Stein worked in Davenport as a cigar maker in his early life. When he was 17 years old the family moved to a farm four miles northwest of Keystone.

On November 10, 1874, Mr. Stein was united in marriage to Doris Burmeister. The ceremony was at Vinton. The couple started farming in Homer township, Benton county, which was their home continuously for thirty-five years. In 1911 they retired in Dysart. Mrs. Stein died March 24, last.

Eight children were born to the couple, two whom preceded the parents in death. A daughter, Anna, died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Emma Lorenzen, was taken about six years ago. The children who survive are: Louis, Clutier; Mrs. Alvena Junge, Dysart; John and Henry Stein, Jr.; of Elberon; Mrs. Amanda Selk, Dysart; and ELdo Stein of Elberon. There are twenty-five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One brother, Charles Stein, also survives, a resident of Keystone. Mr. and Mrs. Stein were thrifty farmers and accumulated much land, most of which they divided amongst their children several years ago. Mr. Stein was in good health until a year and a half ago, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He has been confined to his bed since April, when he suffered another stroke. He was a man of good character and a respected citizen.

Submitted on June 25, 2000 by Carol Bryant

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The Vinton Eagle; Dec. 12, 1904
Magretha Stein

Mrs. Stein, mother of our townsman Chas. Stein, died at his home here last Saturday at the ripe age of eighty-six years. Death was due to the infirmities attendant upon old age. Two sons, Charles and Henry, and one daughter survive her. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon buy Rev. Francke and burial at the Keystone cemetery.

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Submitted on 12-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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