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BISDORF, John 1841-1906

BISDORF, DEBUHR, HAWVER

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/14/2012 at 15:07:19

Semi Weekly Reporter - Monday, July 02, 1906, Waterloo, Iowa

JOHN BISDORF DIED SUDDENLY.

Passed Away Saturday Afternoon of
Apoplexy—Funeral Tuesday.

John Bisdorf, a familiar figure on the streets of Waterloo for the last dozen years, died of apoplexy at 3:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon while at his home, 127 Gable Street. Mr. Bisdorf was apparently in his usual health a few minutes before the end came. The stroke seized him while he was in the house with his wife, but owing to the impaired eyesight of Mrs. Bisdorf, his condition was not noticed until he was found by one of the other members of the family.

John Bisdorf was born in Luxemburg, Germany, August 14, 1842, and came to America when 20 years of age, locating near Gilbertville. He was a wagon maker by trade and followed that occupation until the partial loss of his sight rendered him unfit for manual labor. He then took up the vocation of a traveling organ grinder, which business he followed until his death.

He was a resident of Waterloo for 14 years and was an ardent member of the Catholic faith.

His widow and eight children survive, as follows—Nicholas, Rock Island, Illinois; Albert, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; John, Waterloo; Jacob, Dayton, Ohio; Frank and Philip, Waterloo Mrs. G. DeBuhr, and Mrs. G. Hawver, of Waterloo.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock, from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Father H. H. Forkenbrock officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

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Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa. His wife was Miranda H. Bisdorf 1849 - 1930


 

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