LEPPERT, Andrew 1858-1927
LEPPERT, BULMAN, SEIBERG, OELBERG, EBNER, HIRTH
Posted By: Diana Diedrich (email)
Date: 2/1/2004 at 14:01:27
PIONEER RESIDENT OF FRENCH CREEK DIES
Andrew Leppert Was Born in Allamakee County Sixty-Eight Years Ago
PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY AT THE HOME OF HIS SON AT FOREST MILLS
The death of Andrew Leppert of French Creek which occurred Saturday afternoon at the home of his son Ralph near Forest Mills was a shock to his relatives and neighbors, many of whom did not even know of his short illness, which was only of a few hours duration. He had driven over to his son’s place to spend a few days as was his usual custom and was not feeling well, so called a doctor who found nothing serious, but the day following he passed away.
Deceased was born September 19, 1858 in Allamakee county and made his home here during his entire life being one of the largest land owners of Allamakee property.
Mr. Leppert is survived by his widow who before her marriage was Miss Sadie Bulman and the following children, Mrs. Emma Seiberg and Ralph of Forest Mills, James of near Dorchester, Oscar of Berlin, North Dakota and Jessie, Dewey, Gilbert, Willard and Cora at home. One daughter, Lydia preceded her father in death dying a year ago the past April.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from his home and at two o’clock from the Mays Prairie church, interment being made in the cemetery close by.
Their many Allamakee friends will sympathize with the Leppert family in the loss of a good husband and father.
Source Allamakee Republican
Submitted by Diana Diedrich
Posted By: Henry Brainard
Mr. Andrew Leppert was born in French Creek township, Allamakee County, Iowa, September 19, 1958, and passed to his desired eternal home at 2:30 P.M. June 11, 1927, at the home of his son Ralph, near Forrest Mills, Iowa.
He spent practically all his life on his farm, going to his son for just a short time and then, when health improved, to go back to his home and continue his work. During the last year he was troubled with inflammatory rheumatism, which, with other complications, caused his death. He was a well liked citizen and during his time made many friends. His motive was to help others, which he did in manys ways.
Mr. Leppert joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Mays Prairie in 1875. In December, 1888, he transferred to the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church and when the language question became settled, he transferred back again in August, 1916. He was a faithful member of both churches, serving them in various capacities.
Prior to his very last illness he was more inpatient but during the last week he would often say, "I am going home to a better land." Death seemed to him as just a step and he would often speak of Jesus as "a very good shepherd who cares for his own, and he is coming to receive me soon."
"Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er,
On the border land we left him,
Soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one
In our Father's Mansion fair."
Mr. Leppert was united in marriage to Sarah Bulman on Dec. 28, 1887. This union was blessed with ten children, Lydia preceeding him in death on May 19, 1926.
He leaves to mourn, his bereaved wife, nine children as follows; Jesse A., Dewey G., Cora A., Willard A., and Gilbert T., all of Church, Iowa; James H., of Dorchester, Iowa; Ralph H., and Mrs. (Emma A.) A. J. Oelberg, of Forest Mills, Iowa; Oscar S., of Berlin, N.D.; also six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Ebner and Mrs. Jacob Hirth of Church, Iowa, four half brothers and one half sister, with many other relatives and friends.
Internment was made in the Mays Prairie cemetery, Rev. Arthur C. Prust officiating and assisted by Rev. G. H. Kohler of Dubuque, Iowa.
Card of Thanks
We hereby desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the find words of symapathy and deeds for the beautiful floral offerings, and the Mt. Hope Presbyterian choir for the special music, during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father
Mrs. Andrew Leppert and Children
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