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Kottke, Louis 1868-1935

KOTTKE, VOSS, CLEFISCH, NOACK, WHITE, PATRICK, SIMONS, BARNHART, GROTH, SEEMAN

Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 8/29/2004 at 13:09:31

Thursday, 10 Oct. 1935, Guttenberg Press, p1, c4:

Louis Kottke, 66, Dies While Buying Feed in Osterdock
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Louis Kottke of Osterdock died suddenly Saturday afternoon at 3:30. In the afternoon he had attended a creamery meeting in Osterdock. While purchasing some feed from the warehouse he dropped over and a few moments later life had fled.

Louis Fred Kottke, aged 66 years, 11 months and 5 days, was born October 30, 1868, in Jefferson township. He was one of thirteen children born to August Kottke and Marie Voss. He spent practically his whole life on the same farm.

In 1882 he was confirmed in the Lutheran church at Elkport and in 1924 became a member of St. Johnís Lutheran church of this city, remaining faithful until the end.

On November 6, 1907 he was married to Katharine Clefisch. Four children were born to this union. One child died at the age of four years.

His sudden departure is being mourned by his wife, his three children, Elmer, Pearl and Oscar, all at home; one brother Fred Kottke of Osterdock; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Noack of Osterdock, Mrs. Gusta White of Edgewood, Mrs. Anna Patrick of Elkader, Mrs. Emilie Simons of Garber and Mrs. Ella Barnhart of Colesburg; one half sister, Mrs. Louise Groth, and one half-brother, Gustav Seeman, both of Guttenberg.

The funeral was held Wednesday at 2:00 from St. Johnís Lutheran church with Rev. W. J. F. Adix officiating. Burial was made in St. Paulís cemetery in Jefferson township.


 

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