Fischer, Henry F. 1845-1913
FISCHER, DUWE, HARNACK, POLZIN, MUELLER, ASMUS, KELLER, JANZIG
Posted By: Joanne Hintz
Date: 11/3/2003 at 15:36:53
Henry F. Fischer - Oct. 2, 1913
Obituary for Mr. Henry F. Fischer
Guttenberg, Iowa - October 2, 1913
On Thursday morning Oct. 2nd at 11:55 o'clock at home in this city occurred the death of Mr. Henry F. Fischer after an illness of several months, cause of his death being a complication of diseases. Deceased was born at Linsburg, Hanover, Germany on May 1, 1845 and therefore was 68 years, 5 months, and 1 day of age at the time of his death. In 1855 he came to America with his parents and settling at first in Jefferson township where he was united in marriage to Christine Duwe on May 29, 1868, residing in Guttenberg one year.
In 1869 they moved on a farm near Clayton on which they resided 36 years. In 1907 they moved to Guttenberg where he lived until the time of his death.
He was a faithful member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a kind husband and an affectionate father and was liked by all who knew him and therefore will be sadly missed by all. During his illness all that living hands could do and medical knowledge could suggest was done for him to ward off death but all to no avail and on Thursday morning the angel of death called him to that world where there is happiness forever.
During the Civil War he went into the Army and served in the 13th Regt. Iowa Infty. Company A and discharged in July 1865.
Besides his wife his death is deeply mourned by four sons and daughters three. Two brothers and three sisters. Two sons dead George and Johnny. Fred and Wm. Fischer of Clayton, Otto of Postville and Henry at home. Mrs. Wm. Harnack of Froelich, and Ida and Tillie at home. Two brothers and three sisters. Fred Fischer of Manning, Ia., Wilhelm Fischer of Walnut, Ia., Mrs. Anna Polzin of Creighton, Mo., Mrs. Conrad Mueller of Walnut, Oa., and Mrs. Christina Asmus of Audubon, Ia. All being at his funeral. Also Mrs. Minnie Keller of Reno, Minn. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Rev. Janzig officiated. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.
Posted by Joanne Hintz
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