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Kann, Godfried H. 1856-1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/21/2019 at 12:21:40

Clayton County Register, Thur., 03 Feb. 1927. Guttenberg columns.

G. H. Kann, one of this community's long-time highly respected residents, passed away at his home in this city on Monday morning, January 31, 1927, after an illness of a long duration and at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 23 days.

Deceased was born on a farm in Jefferson township, Clayton county, Iowa, on May 3, 1856, where the greater part of his life was spent.

On February 23, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Matt at Guttenberg. For twenty-seven yrs. the couple resided on a farm in this township. In 1913 they went to Marshfield, Wisconsin, where they lived for several years, thence returning to Guttenberg to reside, where the remainder of Mr. Kann's life was spent.

Mr. Kann was a faithful member of the Catholic church, and was a kind and true husband, father, brother and friend, one who was ever ready with heart and hand to help the needy which won him many friends during life and by whom he will be remembered. All was done for him that could be done to ward off death, but all failed when the Angel of Death called him to the Great Beyond on Monday morning. His death is deeply mourned by his widow, eleven children, John Henry, of Jefferson township, Mrs. Lillian Dickinson, of Fargo, North Dakota, Fred of Danbury, Dora, Edward, George and Mrs. Marie Adler, of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Mrs. Johanna Brandt and Mrs. Mathilda Grimmer, of Fondulac, Wisconsin, Ferry, of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Clara Flocker, of Lamont, Iowa, and Theodore at home; twenty-eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Henry Welling of Clayton township; and many other relatives and friends by whom he will be sadly missed. Two sons and one daughter have preceded the father in death.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic church in this city this (Thursday) morning, Rev. Joseph Dupont officiating. The body was laid to rest in St. Mary's cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.

(Note: Although this obit says he was survived by eleven children it appears 12 are named. Submitter has no further info. He and his wife's dual gravestone can be seen on the IGPP, in St. Mary's aka Nieland Cemetery.)


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