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Warnholtz, John 1812-1920


Posted By: Georgia Bruns (deceased)
Date: 1/3/2004 at 22:38:35

John Warnholtz

John Warnholtz was born January 12, 1812 at Grebs, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany.

In the year 1865, he emigrated to America, spending 11/2 years in Chicago. Later he went to Guttenburg, Iowa where he worked at different places for a number of years as a farm hand.

March 27, 1874, he was married to Elizabeth Schultz. Twelve children were born to this union, two of whom preceded him in death. He settled down with his family on one of the Larrabee farms and lived there for 21 years.

After this he bought a farm near Postville Junction which remained the family farm for 27 years, and until his death, which came Monday morning last a few minutes before eight o'clock, after having been in failing health for two and a half years.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow and the following children: Mrs. Bertha Plagmann, Strawberry Point; Heinrich Warnholtz, Waukon; Mrs. Emma Crendall, Fredericka, Wisc; Carl Warnholtz, Postville; Mrs. Fred Harnack, Allamakee county; Mrs. Herman Nuehring, Clayton county; John Warnholtz at home; Mrs. John Schlie, Clayton County; Mrs. Martin Halverson, Clayton county; Freida Warnholtz, at home. He also leaves 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a half brother.

All the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Crendall. Mr. Warnholtz was 78 years four months and 25 days. The funeral was held from St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city at two o'clock Wednesday, afternoon, the Rev. E. Schmidt officiating. Interment in the Postville cemetery.

In this connection the family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the many neighbors and friends for their kindly assistance and sympathy during the illness and burial of their beloved husband and father. (per newspaper) Burial in Postville, St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

John Warnholtz was born January 12, 1842 and died June 7, 1920, by the probate record. The date of Jan. 12, 1812 is wrong for the birth of John Warnholtz


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