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Bosecker, Fred W. 1852 - 1933


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/9/2014 at 01:14:13

Postville Herald, Thur., 4 May 1933.

Fred Bosecker, 81, of Guttenberg, the oldest business man of that city, died April 23rd. He had conducted a jewelry store there for 58 years.


Clayton County Register, Thur., 27 Apr. 1933. Guttenberg column.

Fred W. Bosecker, who for 58 years was successfully engaged in the jewelry business in Guttenberg, passed away at his home here Sunday afternoon, April 23, 1933, at the age of 81 years and 13 days, after a few weeks illness. Mr. Bosecker was born at Guttenberg on April 10, 1852, and his entire life, with the exception of a few years, when he resided in Chicago, Ill., was spent in the place of his birth. He received his early education in the Guttenberg public schools. On November 10, 1896, he was married at Guttenberg to Miss Emma Niehaus. When a young man he went to Chicago to serve an apprenticeship in the watchmaker's trade, which occupation he followed his death. Son after learning his trade learning his trade he returned to Guttenberg and engaged in the jewelry and watchmaking business here, which business he operated successfully the remainder of his life. He worked at his trade continuously for a period of 62 years. He always enjoyed good health, until a few weeks ago when he became ill, from which illness he never recovered. He never wore eyeglasses during his entire life, always having perfect eye-sight and being able to work at the watchmaker's trade without the aide of eye glasses, something very few people are able to do at the age of 81 years.

Mr. Bosecker was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church of Guttenberg. During his illness he was a patient sufferer and had hopes for recovery until the Angel of Death called him to the Great Beyond. All was done for him that could be done to save his life, but all to no avail. Mr. Bosecker was at one time a member of the local town council and school board. He was an ambitious man during his entire life. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Mathilda Harris, of Ames, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. J. F. Adix at St. John's Evangelical church here Tuesday afternoon. The body was laid to rest in the City cemetery. The funeral was well attended. One son, Milus, preceded the father in death Jan. 25, 1930.

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