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Breitsprecher, Charles Henry Fred 1834 - 1924


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/18/2017 at 11:12:05

Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Mar. 1924.

Charles Henry Fred Breitsprecher, an old faithful pioneer at Clayton Center was called away Saturday, March 15, 1924, at 5:30 o'clock a.m. from earthly sadness to heavenly gladness. He should close his eyes for this world full of years.

He saw the world's light on the other side of the Atlantic. His cradle stood at Priemen, Pommern, (Germany). He was born September 4, 1834, and was christened and confirmed in the land of his birth. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia nee Brassman. To this blessed union three children were born, namely, a boy who died in early childhood, and two daughters, Minnie, wife of Mr. Henry Elfert, Clayton Center, who preceded her father in death, long years ago, and Bertha, wife of Mr. William Elfert, residing in Fairmont, Minnesota.

His faithful wife passed away eleven years ago.

Mr. Breitsprecher came to this country in 1869. America was the goal of his wishes. He came to Clayton Center, where he lived for several years, then he went farming on a 20-acre farm in Read township, finally he returned to Clayton Center where he passed away last Saturday.

At his bier mourn his two brothers, Henry and John Breitsprecher, residing at Clayton Center; many relatives, friends and neighbors. He reached the age of 89 years, 3 months and 11 days.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon March 18, at the Zions Lutheran Church at Clayton Center, and the departed found his last resting place in the old cemetery. Rev. Wm. Wuestenberg spoke words of consolation in the home, church and at the grave.

May his soul rest in peace.


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