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Eberling, William 1867-1948

MEIER, EBERLING, HARNACK, KAMP, NUEHRING, BAETHKE

Posted By: M. Durr - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/28/2010 at 20:26:46

William Eberling Passes On Sunday; Funeral Thursday

William Eberling, a resident of this community for many years, passed away at his home in this city last Sunday following a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2:00 o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will officiate and interment will be in Postville cemetery.

Mr. Eberling was born March 29, 1867, in Hannover, Germany, as the son of Frederick L. and Louisa Meier Eberling. At the age of three years he came with his parents to the United States and the family first settled at Guttenberg, later moving to Grand Meadow township where the deceased lived until he retired from farming in September, 1928, when the family moved to their present home in Postville.

On March 16, 1899, Mr. Eberling was married to Emma Harnack and to this union six children were born, Elmer of Castalia, Walter of Postville, Lucy, Mrs. Ed Kamp of Castalia, Eli of Postville, Lora, Mrs. Elery Nuehring, of Madison, Wis., and Alice, at home.

In addition to his widow and children he is survived by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, John Eberling of Cresco, two sisters, Mrs. Christ Harnack of Postville and Mrs. Mathilda Baethke of Cresco, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Eberling was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church of this city, having been confirmed there March 18, 1883.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, hand dated 1948, from my mother's obituary collection. Posted for genealogical purposes, contributor is not related.


 

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