Stoecker, George 1836-1910
STOECKER, METTLER, GREENWALDT, BACKHAUS, MUELLER, NORBY, IHM
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Date: 8/6/2004 at 13:22:17
Thursday, 27 January 1910, Guttenberg Press, p1, c2:
PIONEER DROPS DEAD AT DEPOT MONDAY
George Stoecker, of Ceres Expires Suddenly of Heart Failure.
George Stoecker, a pioneer of Clayton County, and who resided on a farm at Ceres, died Suddenly [sic] at the depot, Monday morning at 8:45 of heart failure. Mr. Stoecker had brought his daughter to town, who was going away on the morning train. While she was buying her ticket, her father carried her suit case to the north end of the depot platform and placed it on the baggage truck and was on his return to the waiting room. When directly opposite the ticket office he fell face downward. Friends immediately carried him into the depot and summoned a physician, who, upon his arrival pronounced him dead. The sudden death of Mr. Stoecker came as a shock to his family and many friends.
George John Stoecker, born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Aug. 4, 1836, came to America in 1857 and resided at Elgin, Ill., for six years, married in Chicago July 19, 1865 to Catherine Mettler, came to Clayton County in 1873 and engaged in farming and live stock buying; is survived by his wife and eight children, three boys and five girls: Mrs. Geo. Greenwaldt of Marcus, Ia., Mrs. H. Bachaus [Backhaus] and Mrs. G. J. Miller [Mueller] of Manly, Ia., Mrs. Albert Norby of Hayes, S. D., Katherine and Frederick at home, Albert in the vicinity of Guttenberg and George of Marcus[,] Ia.
Mr. Stoecker was a member of the German luthern [sic] church. Funeral was held Thursday[,] Feb. 27, Rev. Bosholm officiating, burial in the City cemetery, Guttenberg.
Friday, 28 January 1910, Guttenberg, IA, Clayton County Journal, p3, c4:
George Stoecker Died Suddenly
George J. Stoecker, a well known resident of Ceres, died suddenly of heart failure Monday, Jan. 24, at 8:45 a. m., while his daughter Mrs. Gruenewaldt, who had been a visitor during the winter, was in the local depot buying a ticket to Marcus, Mr. Stoecker placed her baggage on a truck and after returning dropped on the sidewalk in front of the ticket office. He was carried inside and a physician who was summoned, after arriving found life extinct.
Deceased was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, August 4, 1836. In 1857 he came to America and remained in Elgin, Ill., six years. July 19, 1865, he married Catherine Mettler in Chicago and in 1873 came to Clayton county. While following farming at Ceres, he also engaged in stock buying in partnership with Hermann Ihm, deceased, for twelve years. He is survived by his wife and three sons and five daughters: George and Mrs. Geo. Gruenewaldt of Marcus, Mrs. H. Backhaus and Mrs. G. J. Miller [Mueller] of Manly, Mrs. Albert Norby of Hayes, S. D., Albert on a farm near Ceres, and Frederick and Katherine at home. The funeral was held Thursday, February 27. Burial was here in the City cemetery.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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