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Schlake, Joseph Henrich 1822-1896


Posted By: Nathan Lingwall (email)
Date: 7/31/2008 at 20:00:07

Thursday, 19 September 1896, Garnavillo Sentinel, Obituary, p3, c4:

Last Sunday our citizens received the news that Mr. Joseph Schlake was dead, after a very short illness. The news came so suddenly that the report could hardly be credited, as Mr. Schlake had been seen in town only a few days before, and seemed to be enjoying good health and spirits. Thursday afternoon, Mr. Schlake told his son, Henry, at whose home he had been staying, that he was feeling rather indisposed, and retired to bed. Prompt medical aid was summoned and the illness was pronounced to be a case of senile-pneumonia. All that medical aid could do was done, but Mr. Schlake kept gradually sinking until on Sunday morning his soul passed silently away.

Joseph Henry Schlake was born in Hanover, (Harpenfeld) Amt Witlage, Germany, on Feb. 15, 1822. In the spring of 1842 he emigrated to the United States, settling in Ohio. Here he resided for about 2 years, when he came to Clayton, Co., IA., where he has resided ever since. Mr. Schlake is therefore an old pioneer in this country, and came here when the land was full of opportunities. In the summer of 1855, he was united in marriage to Anna Mary Elizabeth Luebbers, four children resulting from this union. Of these, one, a boy died at birth, one, John, was drowned at the age of 2 years, while the other two, Mr. Henry Schlake and Mrs. C. F. Schmidt, are both residing in this community. Mr. Schlake’s wife preceeded him in death, last summer. Mr. Schlake had a life full of experiences, of which the times during which he came to this country were so full, but, owing to his sturdy thrift he succeeded in building up a sufficient fortune to enable him to enjoy his old age, and to become a source of comfort and joy to his children. The remains were conveyed to the cemetery at Ceres, where he was laid to rest by the side of his deceased wife, Rev. Sommerlad officiating. May he rest in peace.

p2, c4:

Card of Thanks.

We take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who, by their expressions of sympathy and by their aid, helped to lighten our burden of sorrow. Let them rest assured that their kindness will always be remembered by us.

Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Schlake.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Schmidt.


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