LUDEMANN, George 1910-1937
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Date: 8/5/2010 at 08:50:15
George Ludemann Dies After Crash At Steamboat Rock
Ackley--Funeral services for George Ludemann, 28-year-old Wellsburg farmer, fatally injured Wednesday when his automobile collided with a truck driven by O. S. Jacobs, near Steamboat Rock, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Eastfriesland Presbyterian Church, six miles southeast of Ackley.
Rev. F. W. Engelke, pastor of the church, will be in charge. He will be assisted by Rev. B. Biser, pastor of the Christian Reform Church, four miles east of Ackley. Burial will be in the Eastfriesland cemetery.
Ludemann, well known in Hardin county for his activities in connection with the Four County Grain Improvement Association, died at an Eldora hospital, where he was rushed following the crash three miles east of Steamboat Rock. Jacobs escaped serious injury.
Surviving are the widow, the former Tena Abbas; one daughter, Ruth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludemann, all of Wellsburg; and one brother, John Ludemann, of Dubuque.
--Iowa Falls Citizen (Iowa Falls, Iowa), 2 September 1937, pg 1
George Ludemann Killed In An Auto Crash
Occurred South of Cleves Wednesday Forenoon
In an automobile accident that occurred about three miles east of Steamboat Rock, and south of the village of Cleves, George Ludemann, young farmer to the south of Ackley, was instantly killed.
Particulars are meager, but it is understood that Ludemann's car crashed into a truck loaded with gravel. Although not instantly killed, Ludemann was hurried to a hospital at Eldora; he died there in the early morning.
The unfortunate man is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludemann, for many years residing southeast of Ackley, now at Wellsburg. He was 27 and was married about three years ago. His wife and baby daughter survive, with other members of the Ludemann families; Jans Ludemann, of the Wellsburg bank, is an uncle.
The remains were brought to Ackley this (Thursday) forenoon; to the Brandt funeral parlors, and subsequently taken to the family home, southeast of Ackley.
Funeral services are to be held at East Friesland German Presbyterian church, Saturday afternoon at 1:30; services to be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Engelke.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 2 September 1937, pg 1
Largely Attended; Held Saturday at East Friesland Pres. Church
Victim of Accident
Funeral services for George E. Ludemann who lost his life in an automobile crash Wednesday, Sept. 1st, were held Saturday afternoon from East Friesland German Presbyterian church in German township; Rev. F. W. Engelke in charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Visscher, of Austinville. It is estimated fifteen hundred people were in attendance at the funeral. The choir sang two of his favorite hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Have Thine Own Way."
George E. Ludemann was born April 26, 1910, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludemann on a farm northeast of Cleves, in Grundy county and made his home there until his death on September 1, 1937, after he had attained an age of 27 years, four months and four days.
The deceased was united in marriage on August 20th, 1935, to Miss Tena Abbas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Abbas and to this union a daughter was born, who with her mother is left to mourn.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludemann; a brother, John; several uncles and aunts, J. J. Ludemann of Wellsburg; Sander B. Ludemann, LeRoy, Minnesota; Mrs. Anna Deters and Mrs. Eibe Kannegeiter of Ackley.
Casket bearers were Charles Fluth, Charles VanHeiden, Hemmo Deters Jr., Harm Kruse, Jake Willems and John U. Jutting.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 9 September 1937, pg 4
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