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Bliedung, Alexander 1843 - 1879


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson
Date: 2/16/2013 at 12:21:06

Postville Review, Sat., 1 Feb. 1879. (condensed by the submitter from a longer obit). From the Elkader Journal.

" Our community was shocked this morning to hear of the death of Hon. A. Bliedung, of Guttenberg, on last Saturday night at 7 o'clock. Mr. Bliedung was a member of the Grand Jury and in the performance of his duty caught a severe cold, causing inflammation of the lungs, resulting in death.

Mr. Bliedung was born near Nordhauson, Prussia, in 1843, being at his death only 36 years old. Nineteen years ago he came to this country, and during all that time he has been identified with the leading interests of the county. During the war he was First Lieut. of Co. D, 27th Iowa Vol's, Infantry, and won an honorable record. Two years ago he was elected Representative from this county to the State Legislature, and served with distinction on several of the most important committees of that house. Last fall he was prominently mentioned for member of Congress from this District.

The funeral will take place from his late residence in Guttenberg tomorrow - Tuesday - at two o'clock p.m."

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Postville Review Feb. 8, from the Elkader Register

It is said that not less than three thousand people attended the funeral of Hon. Alex. Bliedung at Guttenberg, on Tuesday. The procession was over a mile in length.

Please note that the submitter is not related to this person!!!


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