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Galer, William 1850-1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/9/2019 at 18:13:38

Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jul. 1927. Mederville column.

Thursday, July 7th, at the Charles Robbins home occurred the funeral of William Galer. Mr. Galer was a former resident of this vicinity, but for a number of years has resided in Wisconsin with his son. Burial was made in the Mederville cemetery by the side of his wife who died a number of years ago.

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Clayton County Register, Thur. 14 Jul. 1927.

Tuesday evening, July 5th, 1927, shortly after the sun of a beautiful day had gone down, leaving a golden sunset, the Angel of Death came and took William Galer, after several months of lingering illness.

William Galer was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 5th, 1850, and died July 5th, 1927, at the Robbins home near Osborne at the age of 76 years and 11 months.

He came to Littleport in 1851, where he settled and remained until 1865, when he moved to a farm where his brother Michael now lives.

In 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Robbins who preceded him in death 39 years ago. Two sons also preceded him in death, one in 1880 and the other in 1907.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter: William of Washington; John of Bridgeport, Wis.; Elmer of Mount Hope, Wis.; and Mrs. Emeline Nading of Mederville. Sixteen grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren and seven brothers and one sister remain; Solmon of Rentlaw, Canada; Edward of Fort Bidwell, Calif.; John, Fred and Andy of Springfield, S. Dakota; Charles of Dubuque; Michael of Mederville; and Mrs. Charity Welch of Oakland, California.

Since his wife's death, Mr. Galer made his home with his brother and sons. He was a charter member of Osborne M.W.A. camp.

Mr. Galer was a quiet, unassuming and kind hearted man of sterling integrity. He loved his home and family and was a good neighbor and a kind friend to his fellowmen.

But his work is done - he has fought the good fight and God has called him to the rest that remaineth to His people.

Funeral services were held last Thursday, July 7th, at the Chas. Robbins home near Osborne and burial was made in the Mederville cemetery, conducted in both cases by Rev. C. H. Franke of Elkader

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