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Klinkenberg, August 1857-1921


Posted By: Renae Hodgin (email)
Date: 9/15/2013 at 17:02:27

Obituary of August Klinkenberg

August Klinkenberg was born in Farmersburg township, near National, Iowa, on January 18, 1857. Here he spent his childhood days and grew up to manhood.

At the age of 28 years, on Feb 13, 1885, he was married to Miss Johanna Radloff, also of Farmersburg township. For the next 19 years the couple lived on a farm on the McGregor road about 6 miles north of Elkader. In the spring of 1904 they rented their farm and moved to Elkader, which has been their home ever since.

Mr. Klinkenberg always enjoyed comparatively good health, with the exception of minor ailments to which man is subject in advanced years.

On Tuesday of last week he and his wife called on the next door neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. B. Muench, to spend the evening. At about 10 o’clock after they had returned home and were about ready to retire for the night, Mr. Klinkenberg complained of a headache; a few minutes later he had a paralytic stroke, which affected the entire left side of the body. Neighbors were called to assist, a doctor was summoned immediately, and everything possible was done to make the patient comfortable. For four days he never again opened his eyes sleeping most of the time. Occasionally when awake, he attempted to speak but since his speech was affected only some of the words uttered were understood by those about him.

Friday night he had another stroke, never regaining consciousness after this. The expected end came at the noon-hour of Saturday, October 29th, 1921. The time of his earthly pilgrimage being 64 years, 9 months and 11 days.

His departure means a great loss to his faithful wife and life’s companion for over 36 years, especially since she has been in feeble health for a number of years. He also leaves his father who is 90 years old, three brothers and two sisters: Herman Klinkenberg, Farmersburg; William and Henry, Farmersburg township; Mrs. Wilhelmina Radloff, Farmersburg, where the aged father makes his home, and Mrs. Maria Martens, Luana, Iowa.

Besides those mentioned there are a number of other relatives, friends and neighbors, who will miss him.

Funeral services were held Nov 1, at one o’clock at the house, followed by services at the Evangelical church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. H. Franke. Internment was made in the Eastside Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
The undersigned wished to extend her grateful thanks to all who so kindly assisted during the illness and burial of her beloved husband.
Mrs. August Klinkenberg

Source: unknown newspaper clipping
Submitter was a Radloff


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