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BARTO Van VELZER 1860-1908


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Date: 2/9/2005 at 19:45:04

Barto Van VELZER was born on a farm near Lime Springs, Howard county, Iowa, March 12, 1860, and died at Macfaden's Sanatarium, Battle Creek, Mich., Dec. 19, 1908, aged 48 years, 9 months and 7 days. He came to this locality with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Van VELZER, who settled on a farm a few miles north of Postville. Here Barto grew to manhood. He was a fine appearing young man, of splendid physique and manly bearing, whose genial disposition drew about him a large circle of friends. In 1885 a stroke of paralysis weakened him greatly and succeeding strokes in 1886 and 1888 rendered him a hopeless and helpless invalid. In 1898, he was taken to Kansas City, Mo., where he remained until Oct. 1st, 1908, when he was removed to Battle Creek, where he passed away as above stated. The funeral was held from the home of James PARKER in Postville Tuesday of last week, conducted by Rev. PEASE. Interment in Postville cemetery. The remains were accompanied here by Dr. Kathryn Van VELZER, of Hinsdale, Ill., and Mrs. C.I. SHANNON, of Wallace, S.D., who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

- source: Postville Review; 1/1/1909
- contributed by Sharyl Ferrall


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