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John G. Schimming 1871-1930


Posted By: Ann Krumme (email)
Date: 10/3/2008 at 21:21:25

From the Decorah Journal.

John G. Schimming, who had been proprietor of a drug store in this city the past 16 years, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1930 at 2:30 p.m. at his home on Franklin street. Death was due to stomach trouble, of which he had suffered many years. Saturday evening he was at his store about an hour, but had to go home on account of not feeling well. He went to bed immediately and never got up again.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. Hogan this morning at St. Benedict’s Catholic church in this city. The business houses of Decorah closed during the services as a mark of respect for the deceased. Burial was made in Mount Olivet Catholic cemetery in Waukon.

Among those who came to Decorah for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Jones of Saratoga, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones of Cresco, Mrs. Campbell and daughter, Miss Cecilia of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schimming of Minot, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herman of Waverly, Gertrude and Louis Williams, Pat Tierney and sisters of Waukon.

John G. Schimming was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schimming and was born in 1871 at Janesville, Wis. He received his education at Breckenridge’s school in Decorah and at the Minnesota School of Pharmacy, from which he graduated. In 1902 at Waukon he united in marriage with Miss Ellen Tierney, who survives. Both their children, John J. and Charles W., survive, and have been employed in their father’s drug store in this city. Mr. Schimming is survived by two brothers, Fred of Minot, N. D. , and August, who lives in Canada, and by three sisters, Mrs. Lou Campbell, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. Ed Jones.

After graduating in pharmacy Mr. Schimming worked in drug stores in Hastings, Minn., Cresco and Waukon, before buying a drug store in Decorah in 1914. He was a member of the Catholic church and of the Knights of Columbus, Foresters, Elks and Woodmen.

John Schimming had many friends in this vicinity and in Waukon and Cresco. He was highly esteemed and his death came as a distinct shock to this community, which sympathizes deeply with his bereaved family in their tragic affliction.

~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930
~photo added June 13, 2009, contributed by Errin Wilker


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