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Overbeck, Eunice 1918-1931


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/18/2013 at 23:10:18

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
Eunice's surname is spelled Overbeck rather than Overback. She is buried in the Guttenberg City cemetery. The dates on her gravestone are 1918-1931. Census records show that she was d/o Rudolph & Lydia Overbeck

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.

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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.

Eunice Overbeck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Overbeck, was born March 25th, 1918, on a farm in Jefferson township. On July 4, 1931, she met her untimely death in an auto accident at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 8 days.

For a time her parents were residents of Patch Grove, Wisconsin, where she attended the Patch Grove Schools, taking every interest in her school work. Due to her father's health, they again returned to Guttenberg where they have since resided to the time of her death.

She was a sweet-tempered, unassuming, loveable and unselfish child and to her companions, one who will be missed in every social gathering. Her friendship was as good as gold and to her many friends, her honesty and sincerity will always be remembered.

From a child on, she took the greatest interest in her school work and ranked as one of the highest members of her class. It was her enthusiasm and initiative that made her an outstanding pupil. She participated in every school activity; was a member of the orchestra and a faithful attendant of the Methodist Sunday School.

She leaves to mourn her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Overbeck, of this city, one sister, LuNida, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Beerman and a great many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 7th, at 2:00 o'clock, by Rev. Dale Welsh, pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment was made in the city cemetery.


Added by Reid R. Johnson 11/11/2022:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 July 1931. Guttenberg column.

Eunice Overbeck was born in Guttenberg in 1918. For several years they lived in Washington and Wisconsin and a year ago they moved back to Guttenberg. Eunice was in the eighth grade and was loved by all her school mates. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Overbeck, one sister Luinda of Minneapolis, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Beerman, and other relatives. Funeral was held on Tuesday p.m. at two o'clock from the M.E. church. Burial was made in the city cemetery.

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