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Albrecht, Alfred "Alf" 1862-1949


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 2/9/2016 at 00:29:53

The Telegraph Herald May 3, 1949

Elkader, Ia. Services for Alf Albrecht, 87, who died Thursday at McGregor Hospital, will be at 2 a.m. Saturday at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Kramer, at Mederville, and burial will be in the Mederville Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Kitterer will officiate. Albrecht had been in failing health for two years.

He had been active in politics in Clayton County about 40 years ago and had served several terms as supervisor. There are no immediate relatives surviving in this area.

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Added by Reid R. Johnson on 8/24/2017:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 May 1949.

Funeral services for A. B. Albrecht, 87, were held from the farm home of Mrs. Myrtle Kramer Saturday afternoon, May 7, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Paul Kitterer officiated. Burial was in the family lot in the Mederville cemetery with the Elkader Lodge No. 72, A.F. & A.M., in charge at the grave.

Mr. Albrecht died at the McGregor hospital Thursday, May 5, following a lingering illness of two years. He had been taken to the hospital the day before.

Alfred B. Albrecht was born in Clayton County May 1, 1862. He had spent his entire life in the county with the exception of two years in his early youth which he spent at Two Rivers, Wis.

Mr. Albrecht always took a keen interest in political and civic affairs. He was elected to the Clayton county board of supervisors in 1918 and held this position for a number of years. He held the office of township clerk of Cox Creek township for 30 years.

He was an active member of the Elkader Masonic Lodge, No. 72, A.F.& A.M. and a 32nd degree Mason of the Clinton consistory. He also was a member of Charity Chapter, No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star.

He was married to Alice Leonard Kramer in 1890. They established their home at Mederville. His wife preceded him in death in 1934, as did two stepsons. Of late years he has made his home with Mrs. Myrtle Kramer, who cared for him during his long illness.

He is survived by many relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were: Everett Hagensick, Milton Wolf, George Behn, E. H. McGee, Lawrence Mueller, and John Maehl.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leonard, Minneapolis, Minn.; Dick Leonard, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leonard, Detroit Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Leonard and Don Leonard, Garnavillo; Mr. and Mrs. John Leonard, Arlington.

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