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Greenwaldt, Frederick died 1860

GUNEWALT, GRUNEWALD, GREENWALDT, GRUNEWALT

Posted By: S. Ferrall IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/30/2013 at 01:08:50

The Guttenberg Register records the death of Frederick Gunewalt*, by the falling of a tree. It appears that he had cut down the tree, which was held up some little distance from the ground by the limbs, with the butt resting on the stump, and was cutting off the branches, and while so doing, it dropped suddenly and caught him beneath, where he apparently died from suffication and the cold.

~Waterloo Courier, January 31, 1860, in the "Goings-on In Iowa" column

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*Added by Ken Johnson on 1/31/2013:

This person's surname was actually Grünewald or, anglicized, Greenwaldt. His burial record is in the St. John Lutheran Church records, Guttenbeg, Iowa.

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Added by Reid R. Johnson 5/1/2016:

Mississippi Valley Register, Guttenberg, Iowa, Thur., 19 Jan. 1860.

On last Thursday morning, one of our citizens, by the name of Frederick Grunewalt, went on the island, above the Ferry Slew, to chop some wood; not returning at the time his family expected him to, a number of persons started early in the evening to hunt him up; but not knowing upon what part of the island he was at work, they searched until about twelve o'clock without any success. The next morning, went again in search, and in a short time, found him dead beneath a tree that he himself had cut down. It appeared that he had cut down the tree, which was held up some little distance from the ground by the limbs with the butt resting upon the stump, and was cutting off the branches, and while doing so, it dropped down very suddenly, and caught him beneath, where he apparently died from suffocation and the cold. He leaves a wife and children.

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