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Andrew Balmer, 1865-1934


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/28/2006 at 10:55:57

Funeral services for Andrew Balmer were held at the Dolliver church with the pastor of the Ringsted Lutheran church in charge. Music was furnished by the Ringsted choir. Mr. Balmer passed away in the University hospital at Iowa City after a lingering illness of several years. Mr. Balmer was a pioneer resident of this vicinity, a Christian gentleman and a high respected citizen.

Mr. Balmer was born in Goldbeck, Schleiswig Holstein, Germany, Feb. 21, 1865. He was baptized in the Danish Lutheran church in the same year and confirmed in 1878. In 1885 he joined the German army where he served a year and was discharged due to poor health. He came to the U.S. in 1891 and came to Reinbeck. Mr. Balmer was united in marriage to Anna Marie Fredericksen of Winthorp, Iowa, Oct. 19, 1899. He moved to Emmet county and purchased his home in 1901 where he has spent the remainder of his life. He is survived by his widow, children, Art, Harry, Leona, and Emma, Mrs. Lawrence Anderson of Dolliver and Mrs. Jim Hill of Estherville, two brothers, Martin of Dolliver and Neil of Dike. Two children preceded him in death, both dying in infancy.

Contributed by: Linda Ziemann, Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Coordinator, http://iowaoldpress.com/


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