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Klahr, Louise Henriette (Thiede) 1855 - 1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/9/2019 at 14:02:12

Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Aug. 1927. Littleport column.

Mrs. H. Klahr died Saturday afternoon after being ill for several weeks. Funeral services were held at Elkader Monday and burial was made in the Mederville cemetery.

(Note: An apparent reference to WPA records of Thiede Klahr, 1855 - 1927, shown as buried in Mederville cemetery, and of the IGPP gravestone photo of Louise Thiede, 1855 - 1927, W/O Charles Klahr, in Mederville cemetery.)

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Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Aug. 1927.

Another aged resident of Clayton county, Mrs. Louise Klahr, passed away at Littleport on Saturday afternoon, August 6th, 1927, at the age of 72 years, four months and five days.

Louise Henriette, daughter of Christen Thiede and wife Frederike, nee Bathke, was born March 31, 1855, at Kietz, Germany. There she remained until 1884 when in the month of February of that year accompanied by her younger sister Anna and a number of young folks of her acquaintance, she came to America, trying to find relatives of her family in this country. After experiencing various hardships she was finally successful in locating an aunt in Elgin, Ill. There she made her home until Sept. 28, 1884, when she was married to Chas. Klahr of Clayton county. With her husband she came to Iowa, and lived on a farm near Mederville. Four children were born to this union, of which two preceded their mother in infancy.

After many years of hard labor they sold the farm and moved to Medervillle in 1910, where the husband, Mr. Chas. Klahr, passed away Dec. 28th, 1916. Then Mrs. Klahr, neither able nor willing to live alone, gave up housekeeping, and made her home with her daughters, mostly with Mrs. Anna Dahling, first at Three Corners, near Elkader, and of late on the Dahling farm near Littleport. About one year of her widowhood was spent with her sister at Elgin and Dundee, Ill.

Suffering considerable of late from a severe case of hernia, she finally decided to have an operation, in order to find relief. This was performed at Littleport on June 30th. It was naturally quite a strain for anyone of her age; yet it seemed at first as though it would give the desired relief and although receiving the best and most tender care from the nurse, Mrs. Lottie Ortman, and during the last week assisted by Miss Jacobs, the aged patient lacking the so much needed vitality and resistive power, failed visibly, until on Saturday afternoon the frail vessel entered into the desired Haven of Rest.

The departure of a good mother is mourned by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Dahling, of Littleport, and Mrs. Ralph Chettinger of Livingston, Wis., and one step-son, Henry Klahr, of Mederville. She also leaves seven grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Hakert of Littleport, Mrs. Mary Seiger of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Anna Horman of Dandee, Ill., and other relatives and a host of old time friends and neighbors.

Departed was a member of Royal Neighbors, Hill Crest Camp, Mederville, Iowa.

She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Franke on Monday afternoon at the Dahling home and in the Evangelical church at Elkader. Interment was made in the Mederville cemetery

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