Koehn, William 1848-1931
KOEHN, KRIEG, MCSPERRIN, JUNGBLUT, OCHSNER, KEMPS, WATERMAN
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Date: 3/2/2017 at 14:45:45
Dubuque Telegraph Herald- November 1, 1931
Guttenberg’s Last Survivor
Of Civil War Dies Suddenly
Guttenberg, Ia., Oct. 31. – Special: William Koehn, 83, the last surviving veteran of the Civil War of Guttenberg, and a pioneer resident of Clayton County, died suddenly at his home on Friday morning.
Mr. Koehn was born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, on Feb. 3, 1848, coming to America with his parents at the age of three years. The family settled in Clayton County which has been his home ever since.
At the age of 18 he enlisted for service in the Civil War, being a member of Co. E. 27th Iowa Infantry. About a year after he enlisted the war came to a close.
He was married to Mary Krieg in 1869, and the couple settled on a farm in Volga Township, where they lived for forty one years. Following their retirement they first made their home at Elkport, but in 1921 came to Guttenberg.
Besides his widow he is survived by nine children, Mrs. Wm. Jungblut, Guttenberg; William, Elkader; Mrs. Charles Ochsner, St. Louis, Mo.; Charles, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Charles Kemps and Mrs. Anna McSperrin, Dubuque; George, Cedar Rapids; Grover, German Valley, Ill.; and Mrs. Charles Waterman, Garber, 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; one brother, John Koehn, of S. Dakota. One son, Fred, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery.
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Dubuque Telegraph Herald – November 2, 1931
Guttenberg, Ia., Nov 2. - Special: - Funeral services for William Koehn, 83, Civil War Veteran, who died Friday, were conducted by the Rev. D. D. Welsh at the Koehn home Saturday afternoon. Members of the local American Legion Post attended the funeral in body. Military services were held at the graveside in City Cemetery.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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