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Spiegler, Bernhard 1846-1923

SPIEGLER, LANDMEIER, MEYER, BUCKENDAHL, SIRES

Posted By: LA (email)
Date: 8/19/2017 at 12:49:09

Death has again been in our midst in that it knocked at the Spiegler home on Friday afternoon, Nov. 16th, 1923, and called a beloved husband and father from this earth to a supreme and eternal home.
Bernhard Heinrich Spiegler was born Nov. 18, 1846, in Schale, Germany. He grew up to manhood in his parental surroundings, but emigrated in 1870, at the age of 24, to America, the land of opportunity. He then came to northern Iowa where he decided to take up his abode. On March 12th, 1874, he was married to Mary Landmeier of Decorah and to this union were born ten children, one of whom, Heinrich, having preceded his father in death. For three years after his marriage he made his home in Winneshiek county and then the family moved to the farm which they have occupied since; save for the past few years when younger hands took the staff of labor from him and he retired from active work to New Albin.

During the past spring Mr. Spiegler's health began to decline and he could not regain his former strength, in spite of all that loving hands and tender care could do for him. The last few weeks he and his wife spent on the old homestead, where they for so many years of their life had shared joys and hardships and where he wished to be when death should summon him from earthly trials. His wish was fulfilled and granted just two days prior to his seventy-seventh birthrate, when he quietly passed away into immortality.

He leaves to mourn his departure a most devoted wife, nine children, seventeen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother and two sisters in Germany, besides a host of friends. The surviving children are: Barney and Mrs. Ida Meyer of Churchs Ferry, N.D.; Mrs. Anna Buckendahl and Mrs. Louise Meyer, of New Albin; Mrs. Sophia Sires and William, of English Bench; John of Dorchester and Mary and Frank at home.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. F. C. Klein, were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 19th, 1923, at the Eitzen Evangelical church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Card of Thanks

We wish to express thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and sympathy in our late bereavement, the death of our dear husband and father, Bernhard H. Spiegler; also to acknowledge the beautiful floral offerings.

Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, 28 Nov. 1923 P 8 C 4


 

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