Schecker, Henry F. 1866-1901
SCHECKER, BROWN, NEHLS, WESTPHALL, BAIRD, EVERY
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Date: 5/27/2017 at 12:03:39
At St. Joseph's hospital at Omaha, Neb., on Thursday, Nov. 21st, 1901 occurred the death of Henry F. Schecker, youngest son of Chas. Schecker, in the 35th year of his age.
He was born at Elkport, Iowa, March 18th, 1866. As a youth he came to Elkader and entered the store of Jos. Lamm, and afterwards clerked for C.F. & H.C. Stearns going with them to Wichita, Kas. When they left Wichita, Henry returned to Elkader and entered the store of H.W. Wilke. In 1886 he returned to Nebraska where he was employed in one store for ten years. For the past three years of his life he has conducted a mercantile business of his own, at Lexington, Neb.
In June, 1887, he was united in marriage with Iris Brown, at Burlingame, Kans., who survives him.
For the past two years Mr. Schecker has been in poor health, and last spring went to Omaha for treatment and then recovered so that he was again able to return to his business. In October his health again gave out and he returned to the hospital where he died. His father went there about two weeks ago in the hope that he might be able to bring him to Elkader before the end came, but it was not to be.
Henry was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and being a Christian and an honorable man was prepared for the transition from tis life that comes to all.
He leaves a devoted wife, his aged father, two sisters, Mrs. Aug. Nehls, of Elkader, and Mrs. August Westphall, of Hanover, Ill., two brothers, William, of Elkport, and Charles, of Colorado, and two half brothers, C. Schnepf, of East Elkport, and Henry, of Colorado, besides a host of sorrowing friends at his home in Lexington, Neb., and at this place.
He was a member of the A.O.U.W. and also the Maccabees.
The remains of Mr. Schecker were brought here for burial on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon the funeral services were held at the Congregational church, the pastor, Rev. G.W. Baxter officiating. The interment was in the East Side Cemetery in a specially constructed rock vault.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. May there be some special consolation for them in their great grief.
~The Register, Thursday evening, November 28, 1901
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Mrs. H.H. Baird, of Burlingame, Kans., a sister of Mrs. Henry F. Schecker, arrived here Saturday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. Schecker.
Will Nehls and P.J. Every came up from Guttenberg Saturday to attend the funeral of Henry F. Schecker. They returned Monday.
Note: he shares a gravestone in East Side cemetery with his father.
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