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George B. Landmesser 1874-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/6/2011 at 03:04:30

George B. Landmesser
George B. Landmesser passed away at the Coleman hospital last Friday [January 5, 1940] afternoon following a brief illness. He entered the hospital on Christmas and had underwent two operations. He had been in failing health for a long time but his condition was not considered serious until a short time ago.

Mr. Landmesser has resided on his farm just east of Superior on old highway 71 for many years. Recently he sold the farm and closed out his stock and implements at a public sale. He came to Estherville and purchased the Bert Miller home at the corner of 9th street and Second Ave. South, where the family resides at this time.

Mr. Landmesser, since he came to this section of the country, had become well and very favorably known. He enjoyed a wide acquaintanceship in both Emmet and Dickinson counties.

The funeral services were held from St. Patrick’s church on Monday morning at nine o’clock, the Rev. Father J. J. Keane officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Landmesser was a native of Iowa born in Jasper county December 28, 1874. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Pocahontas county. The past 22 years he has resided on the home farm this side of Superior.

He is survived by his widow and four children, Mildred, Vernon, Merle and Bernice. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 11, 1940)

Last rites were held Monday morning for George Landmesser, well known Emmet county farmer, who died Friday morning after an illness of short duration. The services were held at the St. Patrick’s church with the Rev. Father Keane in charge. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were K. J. McDonald, James Rainey, Merle Carnahan, George Smith, Lloyd Weaver and Joe Walsh.

Although Mr. Landmesser had been in poor health for several years, suffering from a heart ailment, he was not seriously ill until Christmas day when he entered the local hospital and submitted to two operations. His condition seemed to be improving until a sudden relapse Friday brought about his death.

Mr. Landmesser was born in Jasper county, Iowa, on December 28, 1874. When he was nine years old he moved with his parents to a farm in Pocahontas county. He was married to Miss Nora Hartnett of Gilmore City, Iowa. They purchased a farm west of Estherville and moved there in the spring of 1917. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Landmesser. They are Mildred, Merle, Vernon and Bernice, all of Estherville. Early in December Mr. Landmesser held a closing out sale at his farm and moved to South Ninth street. He was destined to enjoy his new home and retirement but a short time however.

Besides his widow and children Mr. Landmesser is survived by two brothers, William Landmesser, of Northwood, Iowa, and Ora Landmesser of Gilmore City, Iowa; and five sisters, Mrs. Bert Whitt and Mrs. Albert Anderson, of Gilmore City, Iowa; Mrs. Mina Miller of Campus, Kan. , Mrs. Ross Oakland of Arlington, S. Dak., and Mrs. Arthur Campbell of Garden City, So Dak. There are also four grandchildren who survive him. He is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Out-of-town relatives to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Landmesser of Northwood, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Campbell, of Garden City, So. Dak.; Mrs. Ross Oakland and daughter, of Arlington, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Witt and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson, Ora Landmesser, Mr. and Mrs. John Hartnett, Mr. and Mrs. Erward Kirby and Mrs. Anna Green, all of Gilmore City; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Rust and Mrs. Avis Landmesser of Humboldt; Frank Hartnett and daughter, of Fort Dodge; Dan Hartnett and son and daughter, of Plover; Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Wolsle and Mrs. John Wolsle, of Harris, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hartnett of West Bend. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 9, 1940)

Geo. Landmesser Died Friday at Estherville
Passed Away Following Operation – Services Held Monday Morning
Superior – This community was saddened Friday evening when the news came from Estherville that George Landmesser had passed away at 5 o’clock. Mr. Landmesser submitted to a very serious operation at the Coleman hospital on Christmas day and for a time seemed on the way to recovery. However complications arose and last week he underwent a second operation. In his weakened condition he failed to rally from the ordeal.

George B. Landmesser was born in Jasper county, Iowa, December 28, 1874, where he lived until nine years old, when he with his parents moved to Pocahontas count. December 18, 1903, he was married to Miss Nora Hartnett of Gilmore City. In the spring of 1917 the family moved to Superior to the farm one mile east of town where they resided until last month when they moved to Estherville having purchased a home there last summer. Mr. Landmesser was taken seriously ill and submitted to an emergency operation Christmas day. For a short time reports from his bedside were encouraging. Complications arose and a second operation was performed last week. Already in a weakened condition he failed to rally from the ordeal.

While his health permitted Mr. Landmesser was active in affairs of the community. He served as a member of Superior township trustees from 1929 to 1936.

Many sorrowing friends from here attended last rites held in Estherville Monday from St. Patrick’s church.

Mr. Landmesser is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters, Murl, Vernon, Mildred and Bernice, all of Estherville. Also he leaves two brothers, William of Northwood, Iowa, Ora of Gilmore City, Iowa and five sisters: Mrs. Albert Anderson and Mrs. Bert Witt, Gilmore City; Mrs. Arthur Campbell, Garden City, S.D.; Mrs. Ross Oakland, Arlington, S.D.; Mrs. Mina Miller, Campus, Kan. There are also four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were M. E. Carnahan, Joe Walsh, George Smith, Lloyd Weaver, James Rainey, Keith McDonald. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, January 11, 1940)


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