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Blanchaine, Carl Sr. 1826 - 1910


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/3/2020 at 14:34:54

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur. 25 Aug. 1910. Local News columns.

Chas. Blauchaine, Sr., died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Ruegnitz, at the advanced age of Eighty-four years. He had been a resident of the county for many years and was widely known and respected. The funeral services were held Wednesday, from the farm house, and burial took place in the family lot near the home. A large number were present to pay their last tribute to their departed friend.

(Note: The IGPP shows a gravestone photo for Carl Blanchaine, 20 Apr. 1826 / 22 Aug. 1910, buried in the Blanchaine cemetery.)

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Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 01 Sept. 1910. Elkport and Vicinity column, condensed.

Chas. Blanchaine, Sr., was born April 20th, 1826, In Gross Draton, by Waren, in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, and died Aug. 22nd, 1910, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 2 days. According to the custom of the Lutheran Church, he was christened and later confirmed. On Nov. 25th, 1851, he was united in wedlock with Miss Caroline Stahl. They resolved to leave the Fatherland (date not given) and the pilgrims wandered across America until they reached Clayton county, Iowa, where they settled on the farm where his life was spent. Upon six occasions God sent the Angel of Death and called a child of theirs to His eternal home. On the 15th day of Aug., 1891, his companion was taken to the Great Beyond. He remained on the farm where he was tenderly cared for by his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Ruegnitz.

The children who are left to mourn are: Chas. Blanchaine, of Ossian, Iowa; Henry, of La Porte, Iowa; and Mrs. Augusta Ruegnitz, of Volga, township, on the old homestead. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Aug. 24th, 1910, an immense crowd assembled to pay their last respects to one they highly esteemed through life, and in the family lot on his homestead he was laid to rest beside his wife and children. The pall bearers were: Fred Lundt, Ernest Enderes, Wm. Koehn, Fred Krieg, Henry Musfeldt, Jr., and Chas. Wenkstern, Sr.

(There followed a very long poem.)

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