[ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Ziegler, George 1863 - 1921


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/8/2018 at 13:46:52

Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Feb. 1921.

Our community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of George Ziegler, southwest of Monona, Iowa. The propellers of his tabernacle suddenly stopping and he quietly slipped away from our midst while he was doing his chores about 5 o'clock in the evening, February the 16th. Seemingly he was in good spirits on the day of his departure. He left his house for his evening work with a song on his lips. He was born November the 28th, 1863, in a country home near Buck Creek, east of Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa. In his childhood days his parents moved to McGregor, where he was privileged to attend school until he was fourteen years of age. Then his parents moved on a farm southwest of Monona, in Grand Meadow township. This has been his home ever since. After the death of his father he took possession of the old homestead. He made good use of his school opportunities. After he had finished his common school work he attended Upper Iowa University, at Fayette. He was a good student, well read, and active and industrious in his work. He was well liked by everybody. He had a quiet, unassuming disposition and a winning personality. On February 26, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss Dorothy Maacke who together with his three sons and two daughters, as well as five sisters and two brothers mourn his sudden departure. His departure to us seems untimely, but God's ways are not our ways. He died Feb. 16th, 1921, aged 57 years, 2 months and 19 days.

"The lights are all out
In the mansions of clay;
The curtains are drawn,
For the dweller's away;
He silently slipped
O'er the threshold by night,
In the city of light."

He is survived by his wife,, his children, George Henry, Weber C. F., Margaret Lena, Marjorie Elizabeth, and Jason Charles; two brothers, John Henry Ziegler, southwest of Monona, and Charles H. Ziegler, of High Point, Sask., Canada; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Eibel, of Austin, Minn., Miss Emma Ziegler, of Monona, Mrs. Henry Wilke of Postville, Mrs. Richard McNally of Gunder, and Mrs. Roy Tapper, southwest of Monona,, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at Luana, conducted by the Rev. J. B. Ackman, and his body was laid to rest in the Luana cemetery.

(Note: A second obit in the Luana column of this paper and date notes that his daughters, Margaret and Marjory were twins. Roy Tapper is given as Ray Tapper. Other relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. Louis Hartwig, sister and nephew and father, Mr. Maack, of Earlville, Mrs. Krasinsky, Alfred and Florentine Pufahl of Garnavillo, Mrs. Emma Hartwig of McGregor, John and Henry Bierbaum of Griswold, Iowa, Aug. and Albert Schmidt of Eyota, Minn., and Carl Pries of Rochester, Minn.)


Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen


Post Response

Your Name:
E-Mail Address:
Deceased Name:
One Obituary per submission please! Non-Obituaries will be deleted!
Please include the source of the Obituary.

If you'd like to include a link to another page with your message,
please provide both the URL address and the title of the page:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:

If you'd like e-mail notification of responses, please check this box:

Verification Test: Please type the two letters
before submission   (helps stop automated spam):  



[ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]