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Amling, Jacob Sr. 1847 - 1910


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/7/2020 at 11:31:38

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Sept. 1910. Elkport and Vicinity column.

Jacob Amling, Sr., met with an accident Wednesday, Aug. 10th, at Boneita Springs, S.D., which caused his death the following Thursday afternoon. He was riding on a hay rack and in some way the wagon turned over on a side hill, throwing Mr. Amling to the ground. Assistance came and he was removed to the house, where he was made as comfortable as possible.

A physician was summoned at once and all medical attention was given him. His entire body was paralyzed, and a further examination disclosed the fact that his spine was fractured and one of his arms broken. It was thought during the night and Thursday morning that he would get better, but in the afternoon he took a turn for the worse, dying about 3:30. He was conscious until the last moment. His sudden and untimely demise was a severe shock to his friends and relatives.

The deceased was born in Germany, Aug. 16th, 1847, being 62 years, 11 months and 26 days at the time of his death. When about five years of age he moved, with his parents, to New York City. In 1863 they settled at Elkport, Iowa: there he lived a happy life, as the pioneers were a contented lot of people who were looking forward to a happy future. He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the years 1864-1865. In 1873 he was united in marriage to Ellen Webster of Cassville, Wis., and to this union twelve children were born, three dying in infancy. The children now living are as follows: Four sons, George, Fred and Charley at Elkport, Iowa, and Jake of Boneita Springs, S. Dak., Mrs. Fred Merkl of Edgewood, Ia., Mrs. Fred Holtzman, of Holyoke, Colo., and two daughters, Nettie and Lizzie, at home at the time of their father's death. Bertha, who was visiting her sister in Colorado was unable to get here in time for the funeral, but arrived the next day. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Fred and Frank Amling of Elkport, Ia., and J. E. Amling, of Seattle, Wash.; Mary Sherman of Strawberry Point, Ia., and Lizzie Kratbenhoeft, of Goldfield, Nevada. Eighteen grandchildren also are left to mourn his death.

The funeral services were held Saturday morning, the Rev. Father Gorgen, of Philip, S. Dak., officiating, and was attended by a large concourse of friends of the sorrowing family.


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