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Fricke, Henry 1852 - 1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/19/2019 at 10:00:50

Clayton County Register, Thur., 27 Jan. 1927. Guttenberg columns.

The death of Henry Fricke, one of Guttenberg's life-long, highly respected residents, occurred at his home in this city on Monday evening, Jan. 24, at 8:50 o'clock, after a several weeks illness. Deceased was born at Guttenberg, Iowa, on June 24th, 1852, and therefore was 74 years and seven months of age when death called him. His entire life was spent in Guttenberg. On September 4, 1881, he was united in marriage with Miss Julia Horsch, at Guttenberg. Mr. Fricke was a kind and loving husband and father, brother and friend and was an ambitious man during his entire life. To do acts of kindness for his family and friends was his greatest pleasure in life at all times, which won him many friends, by whom he will be remembered. He was a man who stood for righteousness and justice at all times, and was a good citizen, one who had won the respect of all in this community. For a number of years he was successfully employed as watchman, manager and engineer of the former Guttenberg Excelsior Factory, later accepting a position as engineer at the Chalmers Button Factory here, in which capacity he acted for a number of years. He received his education in the Guttenberg public schools. All that loving hands could do and medical knowledge could suggest was done for him to ward off death, but all to now avail. During his illness he was a patient sufferer and had hopes for recovery until the Angel of Death called him to the Great Beyond where there is no more suffering, but joy and happiness forever. His death is deeply mourned by his widow, three children, Miss Lulu Fricke at home, Elmer Fricke of New Hampton, and Harry Fricke at home. Two grandsons, Clifford Fricke and Lowell Fricke of New Hampton; three brothers, Fred and William Fricke of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and August Fricke of Guttenberg; one sister, Mrs. Emil Frey of Guttenberg and by a number of other relatives and friends, who will all sadly miss this good and true man. Funeral services were held at his late residence in this city this (Thursday) afternoon. The body was laid to rest in the city cemetery. The funeral was attended by relatives and friends from far and near, which showed the high regard in which deceased was by all who knew him. Rev. R. R. Belter of St. Paul's United Lutheran church conducted the funeral services.


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