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Reidel, John Karl 1825-1913


Posted By: Gary Sheffert (email)
Date: 3/10/2006 at 20:47:42

Monona Leader-January 16, 1913



John Karl Reidel was born Nov 10 1825 in Partenheim, Grossherzogtum Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany and died after a few days of illness Jan. 6 1913 at the age of 87 years 1 month 26 days.

He was united in marriage Feb 24 1849 with Katharina Hoch. This union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters of which one son and one daughter died. In 1852 they emigrated into this country and resided one year at Buffalo, N.Y., the following two years in Wheeling, Cook Co. Ill., and since 1855 near Watson Clayton Co. Ia. On Dec 24 1874 the family lost their beloved mother through death. Hereafter he made his home with his son John, from where he has gone to his eternal home Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. Grandpa Reidel has been well known in the community and many of his old friends and associates will now miss him in whose company the otherwise lonesome hours passed unnoticed. His good memory and his extensive traveling in different parts of the Union and a trip to Europe in 1885 made his conversations very intersting. The remains of the departed were carried from the home to the Watson frame church where Rev. Gauger from Giard and Rev Glaeser officiated and from here to the Watson cemetery there to await the resurrection morn. He leaves two sons Henry in Albion, Ia. and John in Monona and one daughter Mrs. P.E. Ulish in Monona, seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great-grand children, many relatives and friends to mourn his departure.


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