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Joachim Harnack, 1835-1932


Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 6/14/2003 at 12:16:20

Thursday, 18 Aug. 1932, Postville Herald, p1, c5:

Joachim Harnack, 97, Passed Away Sunday

Joachim Harnack, perhaps the oldest resident of Allamakee county, died Sunday afternoon, August 14th, at the home of his son, Fred, near Waukon, aged a little more than ninety-seven years.

He was born in Mecklenberg-Schwerin, Germany, in 1835. In 1868 he emigrated to the United States, settling first near Clayton Center. Two years later, in 1870, he was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Schmidt. Their union was blessed with thirteen children, two of whom preceded him in death. The family lived on a farm near Clayton Center for a number of years and in 1898 he moved onto the Christ Harnack farm, south of Postville, where they lived until 1911, when they moved to town.

His wife passed away 21 years ago. He is survived by five daughters and six sons, Mrs. Henry Mohs, Mrs. William Eberling, Mrs. Henry Block and Mrs. John Sebastian, all of Postville; Mrs. Lora Schmidt of Minnesota; Fred, Christ, Louis, Joe and Lester Harnack, all of Postville; and John Harnack of Sioux Falls, S. D. There are also 33 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Harnack was an honest and upright man, a good neighbor, friend and citizen, and all who came within the circle of his acquaintance will grieve to learn of his passing.

The funeral services were held from St. Paul’s Lutheran church in this city at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, Dr. R. B. Garten officiating. Interment was made in the Postville cemetery.


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