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ALBRECHT, Albert F. 1903-1974

ALBRECHT, LUSSENHOP, DUNBAR, ELZIG, TREFGAR, HOLCOMB, GALLENTINE, FISKE

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/5/2013 at 23:27:46

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ALBERT F. ALBRECHT

Funeral services for Albert F. Albrecht, 70, of 306 Dearborne Ave. will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel of Memories West where friends may call. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories. Mr. Albrecht died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Schoitz Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 2, 1903, in Waverly, the son-of William and Caroline Lussenhop Albrecht. He was married to Eleanor Dunbar on Jan. 6, 1929, in Waterloo. She died in 1940. He then married
Blanche Elzig on Feb. 5, 1944, in Waterloo.

He was employed at Waterloo John Deere Tractor Works for 35 years, retiring eight years ago.

Surviving are his wife at home; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Trefgar of Weatherford, Texas, and Mrs. Clair Holcomb of 1208 Logan Ave.; a step-daughter. Mrs. Patricia Gallentine of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Herbert Albrecht of Waverly; and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Fiske of Denver.

[Waterloo Courier, Monday, July 1, 1974, Waterloo, Iowa]
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Waterloo Man Dies in House Fire

Authorities Monday were attempting to determine the cause of a fire Sunday night that claimed the life of 51-year-old Kenneth Jacobson, 1216 Leavitt Street.

Fire Chief Harold Smith said he believed the fire broke out in a living room davenport and may have been started by a burning cigarette.

Smith said firefighters found Jacobson's body lying on the kitchen floor near the basement steps.

Jacobson, the chief said, apparently had been sleeping on a cot in a dining room, was awakened by smoke and attempted to flee but collapsed.

Officials said Jacobson apparently died of smoke inhalation although the upper portion of his body was burned. Chief Smith said the fire was reported at 10:44 p.m. by a neighbor who spotted curtains burning in the living room of the two-story frame structure.

The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, the chief said.

The home sustained extensive damage to both the first and second floors, the chief said. Jacobson was alone when the fire broke out, the chief siad. His wife and children were reportedly in Harper's Ferry.

[Waterloo Courier, Monday, July 1, 1974, Waterloo, Iowa, p1]


 

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