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Knoebel, Otto 1863-1937


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/7/2021 at 16:22:00

Otto Knoebel, 74, died at his home, 620 Seventh street SE, at 3 p.m. Tuesday after a month's illness.

Born in McGregor he came to Cedar Rapids in 1900 and had resided here since. For twenty-five years he was a switchman. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.

Surviving are three sons: William, Walter and Clarence, all of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Wallace of Chicago, Mrs. Alfred Gaskill and Mrs. Walter Moscript, both of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Paul Freibel, Cedar Rapids; a brother, Ed Knoebel, McGregor; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Immaculate Conception church at 9 a.m. Thursday conducted by Msgr. John Molloy. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Barta chapel where friends may call Wednesday evening.

~Cedar Rapids Gazette, Wednesday, February 3, 1937

Conflict: His Iowa Death Certificate (familysearch.org) gives age as 64y 1d, DOB 2/1/1873 in contrast to the obit which states age 74 at death.

Additional on death cert: marital status - widower; wife - Marie (deceased); father - John Knoebel; mother - Mary Bremmen; DOD - 2/2/1937

Iowa Death Certificate (familysearch.org) for Marie, wife of Otto Knoebel:
DOB - 3/17/1865, in Canada
Age - 68y 2m 28d
DOD - 6/15/1933
Father - William McGline
Mother - unkn.
Burial - St. John's cemetery


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