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Krieg, Henry Carl "Charles" 1853 - 1911


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/2/2019 at 09:40:04

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 30 Nov. 1911. Elkport and Vicinity column.


Henry Carl Krieg.

Charles Krieg was born in Lautenbach, Germany, July 11, 1853. He was brought to his Savior in baptism July 15th of the same year. When but a lad, 7 years old, his mother died. After the death of his grandmother and also that of his godmother, he was sent to America to his father, Jacob Krieg. He reached here on New Years' Day, 1867, after having renewed the baptismal vows on Nov. 21, 1866, when his pastor bade him Godspeed. On Feb. 28th, 1880, he became the husband of Miss Elizabeth Braun, of Cassville, Wis., who proved faithful unto him and who cared for him night and day for over 2 years, previous to his death. More than 20 years ago he was caught by rolling logs and it was some time ere he was extricated therefrom and it is thought that his spine then became permanently injured. Some two or more years ago complications set in and a battle for life began. Specialists were consulted in various places, a final operation being undertaken in his home at Elkport, Ia., on Sunday, Sept. 24th, 1911. This he stood bravely and he fought for eight weeks longer until on Nov. 19th, at 10:40 a.m., as the church bells were ringing, the soul took its upward flight to where some day those poor feet, which had not walked for so many months, will walk in the Light above. In youth he was taught to love Him who saith "Suffer little children to come unto me" and in his hours of affliction those early teachings came to him as a solace for his greatest pains and most trying hours of grief and struggle and patiently he submitted his soul to God on high.

Besides the bereaved wife, he leaves a family of six boys, each and every one who did all in their power to alleviate his sufferings and tried to comfort him. Never once did the family tire in their efforts of kindness and love but were steadfast to the end. These sons are as follows: George, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Chas., Henry and Arnold, of Elkport, Ia.; Otto and Harland, of Norfolk, Va., in the navy. All were present at the burial excepting Harland. Rev. Foelsch conducted the services at the house and thence to the church and the long cortege moved on after the hearse to the Musfeldt cemetery, where his remains were placed. Deceased is also mourned by his sisters: Mrs. Mary Koehn, of Elkport; Mrs. Rosa Masters, of Dubuque; Mrs. Christine Roach, of Dubuque; Mrs. Mollie Witt, of Elkader, Ia.; and a sister in Germany, and brothers, Fred and Gustave Krieg, and Wm. Krieg, of Volga City.

Many relatives and friends were present from different cities, Mr. Adolph Krieg, of Minneapolis; Messrs. Paul and Henry Braun, of Cassville, Wis.; Mr. Schuette, of Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Menge, of Edgewood; Henry Krieg and sister Alma, of Communia; and Fred Peick, Jr., of Edgewood, and many other relatives and friends. The floral offerings were beautiful and the music impressive. Three grandchildren mourn the death of a loving Grandpa. During his sickness he received many visitors, among them traveling men who had dealt with Mr. Krieg from years and always found him honest and true.

The pall bearers were six chosen friends, Henry Schroeder, Henry Plagman, Henry Hanneman, Jake Schweikert, Sam Smith, and Chas. Brandtman.

Thus passed from our midst one of our oldest business men and a friend of many. May he rest in peace.


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