Beilharz, John died 1906
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/14/2016 at 18:20:14
Word was received here last week announcing the death of John Beilharz in the soldiers' home at Marshalltown on the 8th inst.
Mr. Beilharz is remembered by the older residents of Guttenberg as he was a resident of the place for some time prior to the breaking out of the civil war and learned the blacksmith trade in the Henry Eckart shop.
When the call came for men he enlisted in Co. D, 27th Iowa Infantry and spent three years in the service. After the close of the war he returned here and since then up until about fifteen years ago followed the blacksmith trade, working at different places in this and Dubuque county.
The last place where he conducted a shop was at Holy Cross. From there he went to the Soldiers Home, where he since remained. Six weeks ago Mr. Beilharz secured a few days' leave of absence from the home and came here on business relative to his pension and to visit some of his old comrades and friends.
Since returning to the home his health failed rapidly owing to lung trouble from which he had suffered for years. He is survived by one brother and one sister, Fred Beilharz and Mrs. Fred Huber, residents of Cassvile.
~Elkader Register, November 29, 1906 (Guttenberg column, reprinted from the Guttenberg Press)
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