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Herning, George R. 1865 - 1902


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/26/2021 at 10:51:28

Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Jan. 1902.


Shortly after 1 o'clock Sunday morning, Jan. 5th, occurred the death of Geo. R. Herning, of this place. He was taken sick the day after Christmas, from a gathering in his head which developed into an abcess causing his death.

Mr. Herning was born in Appleton, Wis., Jan. 5th, 1867 and died on the 35th anniversary of his birth. He came to Elkader in April, 1899, being employed in the barber shop of Theo. Neimeyer at the Bayless, and was for a time partner with him in the business. About five months ago he started a business for himself in the Eberhart building, and was evidently pleased with his success.

On October 2d, 1899, Mr. Herning was united in marriage with Miss Ollie Hartman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hartman of this place, who with a little daughter survives him, two little sons aged 9 and 6 years, by a former wife, and his mother, a resident of Duluth, Minn., who was present at the funeral, also survive and mourn his untimely departure.

Mr. Herning was a genial companion, a devoted husband and father, and an affectionate son. During his residence in our city, he had made many warm friends who sincerely mourn his death.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon. Mystic Camp, M.W.A., assisted by neighbors from the camps at Mederville and Littleport and other points headed by the Elkader K.P. Band, of which the deceased was a member, escorted the body to the Congregational church. Here, Rev. G. W. Baxter, the pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Wright, conducted the religious part of the service, Mr. Baxter delivering an excellent sermon.

At the cemetery the Woodman's solemn burial service was exemplified by L. E. Corlett, Venerable Consul, assisted by the officers of the camp and H. D. Brown as Master of Ceremonies, and H. H. Barnard as Captain. Over ninety Woodmen were in attendance, and the church was crowded by those who desired to thus testify as to their respect for the departed. The following served as pallbearers: Otto Kleinpell, F. G. Liebrock, J. R. Bayless, Ross Richardson, V. L. Gilje and Milo Munger.


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