Meisser, Andrew 1832-1908
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/24/2019 at 10:24:38
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Oct. 1908. Guttenberg column.
Died, October 1st, Andrew Meisser, of heart failure, aged 76 years and three months. Deceased was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, and came to Guttenberg in 1856. He made his home on a farm with John Anderegg, In 18__ (looks like 1860) he enlisted in the 3rd Iowa cavalry. After serving four years he returned and stayed with the family again, until they moved to town, he coming with them. He was unmarried and had no relatives here except one brother in California. The funeral took place October 3rd, interment in the City cemetery.
Added by S. Ferrall 12/6/2019:
Andrew Meisser died at the home of John Anderegg, Thursday, Oct. 1, aged 76 years, 3 months and 1 day. Mr. Meisser had been complaining of heart palpitations for some time and during the past few days had not been feeling well. He ate no breakfast and retired to his room. About 11:00 o'clock he was discovered lying across his bed. His limbs were cold and the body slightly warm. Coroner Beerman was summoned and upon arriving found life extinct.
Deceased was born in Davos, Canton Schaffhausen, Switzerland, June 30, 1832 and came to Guttenberg in 1856. He made his home on the farm with John Anderegg part of the time before he enlisted in the 5th Iowa Cavalry. After serving four years, he returned, and when not at work elsewhere, again made his home with the Anderegg family on the farm and remained with them ever since they move to Guttenberg, seventeen years ago.
The funeral will take place from John Anderegg's residence Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with interment in the City cemetery.
~Clayton County Journal, Guttenberg, Oct. 2, 1908
Note: The Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers indicates he served in the 5th IA Calvary rather than the 3rd as given in the Register & Argus obituary.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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