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Neubauer, Otto 1876-1931


Posted By: Richard O'Brien (email)
Date: 6/18/2013 at 15:08:24

Otto Neubauer
born: 1876
died: 1931 Jul 06
buried Guttenburg City Cemetery
Source: Obit Waukon Democrat.

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Added by S. Ferrall June 18, 2013:

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Eunice Overback*, 12, and Donald* Neubauer, 50, who were killed Saturday in a grade crossing crash. A southbound Milwaukee road passenger train struck Neubauer's car, wrecking and killing the girl almost instantly. Neubauer lived until Monday.

~Ames Daily Tribune, July 7, 1931

Unknown is why this news article gives Mr. Neubauer's first name as Donald. The name on his gravestone in the Guttenberg City cemetery is Otto Neubauer. His wife, Margaret (Rodenberg) Neubauer, is buried next to him.

The correct spelling for Eunice's surname is Overbeck. She is also buried in the Guttenberg City cemetery. The dates on her gravestone are 1918-1931.


Guttenberg Celebration Marred By Fatal Accident
Otto Neubauer, 54, of Guttenberg, the man so seriously hurt in the accident at Guttenberg the evening of July Fourth, when a Milwaukee motor train struck the auto in which he and a 13-year-old Overbeck girl were riding, was brought to Postville Hospital last Sunday afternoon for treatment and care, but passed away during the early hours of Monday morning. He had sustained a broken hip and interior injuries of a very serious nature. The little girl died shortly after the accident.

~Postville Herald, Thursday, July 9, 1931


Added by Reid R. Johnson on 2/10/2016:

Guttenberg Press, Thur., 9 July 1931.

Otto Neubauer passed away at the Postville Monday morning, July 6, at 1:00 a.m., at the age of 54 years, 9 months and 17 days, following injuries incurred from an auto accident on July 4th.

The deceased is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neubauer and was born in Germany on Sept. 19, 1876. At the age of 7 he came to America with his parents and located on a farm in Garnavillo township.

On February 2, 1905, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Rodenberg, at Garnavillo, where they resided on a farm for a period of eleven years. For the last fifteen years he has been a resident of Guttenberg and widely esteemed and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a lover of nature and took a great interest in the Mississippi, spending most of his leisure time fishing. He will be remembered by his friends as a man of upright character and a man of integrity in all business transactions.

He leaves to mourn, his wife, one sister, Mrs. Otto Hamann, of St. Olaf, Iowa, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Lehne. Interment was made at the city cemetery.

Guttenberg Press, Thur., 9 July 1931.


Miss Eunice Overbeck, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Overbeck, was killed in an auto accident Saturday, July 4th, about 6:00 p.m. on the new re-routed Highway No. 55.

She and Mr. Otto Neibauer, driver of the Nash car, were returning to the Overbeck residence which is situated along Highway No. 55, formerly the home of L. C. Giencke, where a number of relatives and friends had gathered to spend the day. They reached the railroad crossing just at the time train No. 38 was traveling south. Thinking he had placed his foot upon the brake, by some mistake it touched the accelerator instead, causing the car to leap forward and came to a complete standstill in the center of the track.

Due to the fact that the approaching train was so nearby, the occupants were unable to abandon the car and were dragged about 100 feet. Mr. Niebauer made a last attempt to leap from the car, but in some manner his clothing became tangled to the car door and he was unable to free himself. As the train came to a standstill the car remained attached to the cow-catcher. However, the victims were lying in a ditch just a few feet from the wreckage, both unconscious and with their clothing badly torn.

Dr. Palmer was immediately summoned and they were taken to his office and given medical aid. The child died while she was being rushed to the doctors office.

Mr. Niebauer was given immediate assistance and after a medical examination was found to have a broken limb, many cuts and bruises and internal injuries. He was removed to his home later and on Sunday taken to the Postville Hospital, where he died early Monday morning.
Note: Articles in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and the Postville Herald spelled the victims surnames as Overbeck and Neubauer.

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