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BAGENSTOS, William 1847-1932

BAGENSTOS, HELMAN, SMITH, FRISBY, WADDINGTON, MOGLE, IGOU

Posted By: Tammy Norton (email)
Date: 2/4/2004 at 11:46:13

From PROGRESS REVIEW, La Porte City Iowa, Dated March 17, 1932

WILLIAM BAGENSTOS DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Funeral services for William Bagestos, one of the oldest residents of this community, was held in his late home Monday afternoon at two o'clock and were conducted by Rev V. H. Yoder, pastor of the Orange township Brethern church assised by Rev O. S. Hamer of Waterloo. Interment was made in West View cemetery. The casket bearers were J. H. Goon, S.L. Brallier, P.R. Howell, S. Fike, W.O. Tannruether, and T.T. Turner. The deceased had been confined to his home for more than a year, most of the time suffering intensely, and for several days prior to his death had laid in a coma.
William Bagenstos was bron in Berks county, Penn, July 15th, 1847 and died in his hom in La Porte City on Thursday evening March 10th, aged 84 years, 7 months, and 25 days. When he was eight years old his parents moved from his native state to Davenport Ia, and in the spring of 1856 went to Poweshiek county, where he grew to manhood. On January 24th, 1867, he was married to Mary Catherine Helman in Montezuma, Ia, and they established their home in that place. Six years later they moved in this vicinity. Seven children were born into the Bagenstos home, of which four survive. Mrs. Bagenstos died May 23rd, 1918. On March 16th, 1919, Mr. Bagenstos was married to Mrs. Maude Smith, who survives him.
During his life time Mr. Bagenstos followed various occupations and has always had the reputation of being honest and upright in all his business transactions. As a young man he farmed and later worked at the carpenter trade and also operated a broom factory. For a time he owned the local rendering plant which he sold eight years ago. For the past several years he has not been able to do much and has bought junk.
The surviving children are Mrs. Belle Frisby, Jay Bagenstos and Frank Bagenstos of this place and Mrs. Minnie Waddington of Cedar Rapids. Ther are also two brothers and two sisters, Mrs C.E. Mogle of Minneapolis, James W. Bagenstos and Mrs. ALbert Igou, of La Porte City , and John Bagenstos of Brooklyn, IA. Sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild are living.
The following out of town relatives and friends were present at the funeral:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Waddington and son, Glen, Cedar Rapids.
John Bagenstos, Brooklyn, Ia
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Bagenstos, Mr and Mrs. Lou Armstrong, Rev. and Mrs. O.S. Hamer, all of Waterloo.
Rev. and Rrs. W. H. Yoder, Rev. and Mrs. Tannruether, Samuel Fike and daughter, Mrs. Lola Hartwell, Mrs. Carrie Knapp and two sons, Kenneth and Merlin, all of Orange Center.


 

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