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Dittmer, George Joachim Martin 1837 - 1914


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/19/2020 at 11:52:02

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 May 1914. Guttenberg column.

On Tuesday morning at his home in this city at 2 o'clock May 12, occurred the death of George Joachim Martin Dittmer, after a weeks illness, the cause of his death being a complication of diseases. Deceased was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 31, 1837, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. C. Dittmer and therefore was 75 years, 11 months and 11 days at the time of his death. In the fall of 1850 he came to the United States, settling in Jefferson township, Clayton County, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming for many years. On April 6, 1865, he was united in marriage at Guttenberg to Miss Anna Caroline Aulwes. In the fall of 1903 deceased came to Guttenberg with his family, where he resided until his death. Mr. Dittmer was an ambitious man and a kind and true husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, always ready with heart and hand to do acts for others. He was also one of Clayton County's pioneer musicians, being a member of the Dittmer band for many years, and he always enjoyed good music. His death is deeply mourned by his widow, three sons, Gustav, Jr., of Guttenberg, and Henry and William, of Ireton, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. John Rademaker, of Guttenberg; one brother, Gustav Dittmer, Sr., of Guttenberg; ten grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends by whom he will be sadly missed. Deceased had been a resident of Clayton County for almost 64 years. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence. Rev. K. W. Braun, of Garnavillo, officiated at the funeral. Interment in the City cemetery.


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