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Germar, Henry 1832 - 1910

GERMAR, BREMEL

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/9/2020 at 13:18:59

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 06 Oct. 1910. Volga City Views column.

Henry Germar was born Nov. 25th, 1832, in Berka, on the Warra Saxe, Weimar, Eisenach, Germany, and passed away Oct. 4th, 1910, after a long illness. He emigrated to America in the year 1854, landing at New Orleans on the date of his birth, Nov. 25th, remaining here until the following spring. He arrived at Guttenberg, Iowa, in the spring of 1855, and moved to Volga City on the first day of January, 1878, engaging in the lumber business until after the death of his wife in 1905, when he retired. He was married at Guttenberg on the 12th day of August, 1855, to Miss Theresa Bremel, who died June 4th, 1905. To this union eight children were born, seven boys and one daughter. Four died in infancy, Edward died Feb. 27th, 1907, and Henry, Otto and Albert are living. Mr. Germar learned the cabinet maker's trade, and in his late years enjoyed himself in making fine pieces of art that he made for his children as "keep sakes," finishing his last piece before his illness. He made a beautiful dresser for his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Otto Germar, with whom he made his home, and who tenderly cared for him. In politics he was a republican until 1882, and from that time on he was a democrat. At one time he served as Township Clerk of Sperry township. Mr. Germar was a good citizen, kind and obliging to all. In business he was upright and accommodating. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon. Interment in the Volga cemetery. Mr. Germar held the policy No. 211 of the North Western Mutual Life Insurance Co., written in the year 1867.


 

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