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Jacobsen, Charles H. (1816-1899)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 7/29/2020 at 20:08:02

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, October 12, 1899, pg. 6

Exira News

Cruel relentless death, with his
sickle keen, has called another soul
to its reward, after years full of
goods deeds on earth among his
fellow men. As the slanting rays
of the setting sun streamed through
the casement of Mr. Charles Jacobson's
home, in this city, on Wednesday, October
11, 1899, his father,
Grandpa Carl Jacobson, breathed
his last and his spirit, released
from the mortal clay, took its flight
to the bar of judgment, before his
maker. He was past his eightythird
year of age, was born in Holstein,
Germany, and came to this
country thirty-two years ago, and
has lived in different parts of the
United States until he settled in Audubon
township, where he had resided for
several years previous to
his death; his wife, the companion
of his trials and triumphs of this
earthly life, had preceded him to
the better world some seventeen
years ago. The immediate cause of
his death is said to be blood poison,
as about five weeks ago he struck
his hand upon a rusty nail and the
wound has never healed, blood poison
set in and the death of this
good man was the result. Unto
this couple were born five girls and
one boy and they all survived their
parents except one daughter, Mrs
John Palm, wife of our fellowtownsman,
who went to join her
mother, on the other side, a short
time ago. The rest of the children
are the Mesdames Henry Foss,
Schlotfeldt, Mr. Charles Jacobsen,
of this city; John Schlater, George
Myers. The body will be prepared
for burial at the home of his son, in
this city, then taken to the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Henry Foss, in
Audubon township, where on next
Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the
funeral services will be held, conducted
by Rev. H. L. Wissler, pastor
of the Congregational church, in
this city, and then a long line of
carriages will follow the remains to
their last resting place, in the
Schwennecker Cemetery, close to
where he had dwelled so long at
peace with his God and all mankind
His was a life that might well be
taken as an example by the rising
generation, being one in which good
deeds to his fellows was his ever
thought, and no one ever came to
his door in need and went away
empty handed. Our father and
mother are two of our best earthly
friends and when they are taken
from us we feel like a poor lone
mariner cast adrift upon the raging
billows without a rudder to guide
our wandering footsteps in paths
of rectitude and right. There are
sad hearts in many homes because
of this death, and the mourners go
about our streets, and while we all
deeply sympathize with the bereav-
ed ones, yet words are weak and we
can only point them, to Him who
doeth all things well.

Note: Charles H. "Carl" Jacobsen was married to Ida Volk.

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