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BAHL, Bennett 1828 - 1907


Posted By: Andrea Wetzstein (email)
Date: 8/4/2005 at 17:13:08

Obituary - April 13, 1907 - Waterloo Courier, Waterloo Iowa
Bennett Bahl, aged 80 years, and an old resident of Black Hawk county, died yesterday evening at 5:30 o'clock at his home in Washburn. Death was caused by paralysis. Mr. Bahl was born March 28, 1828, in Germany, and he came to this country while still a young man. He came from the old country directly to New Orleans, and in 1842, he made the trip up the Mississippi River, then the great highway from the south to the north. He located in Dubuque county, in this state, and there in the year 1853 he was married. The family came to Black Hawk county in 1865, where the husband has made his home. Mrs. Bahl died a year ago. At the time of the mother's death the following were reported as the surviving children: Mrs. F. Andres, Mrs. John Felton and Mrs. Frank Hemmer, all of this city; Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Clearwater, Neb.; Peter and Bennett Bahl, Jr. of Washburn; Mrs. Josephine Sheets of Elgin, Neb.; Mrs. Joseph Brustkern of Emerson, Neb.; and Mrs. Edward Rutter of Dewar. In the long time that Mr. Bahl spent in the community where he died, he was fortunate in securing the friendship and respect of all. He was an upright citizen and his death will be generally regretted. He was a life-long member of the Catholic church. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at Gilbertville from the Catholic church, the Rev. Father Nemmers in charge. Interment will be at that place.


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