Andrew Balmer 1865-1934
BALMER, FREDERICKSEN, HILL, ANDERSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/1/2014 at 21:30:16
Service for Andrew Balmer Held Sunday
Dolliver, July 16 – Funeral services for Andrew Balmer were held Sunday at the Community church in Dolliver with the pastor of the Lutheran church of Ringsted in charge and Rev. C.R. Yeager assisting. Music was furnished by the Ringsted choir. Mr. Balmer passed away in the University hospital at Iowa City last Thursday [July 12, 1934] morning after a lingering illness of several years duration from which he sought in vain for relief at various places. Mr. Balmer was a pioneer resident of this vicinity, a Christian gentleman and highly respected citizen. He leaves besides his widow, six children and several grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his passing. Two children preceded him in death, both dying in infancy.
Mr. Balmer was born in Goldbeck, Schleiswig Holstein, Germany, February 21, 1865. He was baptized the same year in the Danish Lutheran church in Hallavard, Germany. He was confirmed in the same church in the year 1878.
In 1885 he joined the German army where he severed a little over a year and was discharged due to poor health. He came to the United States in 1891, landing at Baltimore, Maryland and came to Reinbeck April 2, 1891.
Mr. Balmer was united in marriage to Anna Marie Fredericksen of Winthrop, Iowa, October 19, 1899. He moved to Emmet county and purchased his home in 1901 where he has spent the remainder of his life.
Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife and children, Arthur at Dolliver, Harry at Home, Mrs. Jim Hill, Estherville, Mrs. Lawrence Anderson, Dolliver, Leona and Emma at home also two brothers, Martin of Dolliver and Neil of Dike. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 17, 1934)
Andrew Balmer Died Thursday, July 12th at Iowa City
Andrew Balmer was born in Goldfield, Schleveck, Holstien, Germany, February 21, 1865. He was baptized the same year in the Danish Lutheran church, Hellavord, Germany.
He was confirmed in the same church in the year of 1878.
In the year of 1885 he joined the German Army when he was discharged because of poor health.
He came to the United States in 1891. Landing in Baltimore, Maryland, and came to Rinebeck, Iowa on April 2, 1891.
Mr. Balmer was united in marriage to Anna Marie Fredericksen of Winthrop, Buchanan County, Iowa, on the 19th day of October 1899.
He moved to Emmet county and purchased his home in 1901 where he spent the remainder of his life, 33 years.
To this union there were eight children, four sons and four daughters born. Two sons, Andrew and Martin, preceded their father in death.
Mr. Balmer passed away in Iowa City, July 12th, 1934, after an illness of two months at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 21 days.
Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife, two sons, Arthur, Dolliver, and Harry at home; and four daughters, Mrs. Jim Hill, Estherville; Mrs. Lawrence Anderson, Dolliver; Leona and Emma at home.
Also six grandchildren and two brothers, Martin, Dolliver; Nels, Dike, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 at the home, 2:00 at the Dolliver Community church.
He was laid to rest in the Dolliver cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 18, 1934 / Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 17, 1934)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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