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GANSCHOW, Ernest -1903

GANSCHOW

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/23/2010 at 16:17:42

Ernest Ganschow, Grundy County Pioneer and War Veteran, Dies at Advanced Age

Cedar Falls, Nov. 23.—(Special.) —Ernest Ganschow, an aged resident of this city, died yesterday morning at nine o'clock, of bronchitis and other complications. Decedent was formerly a resident of Fredsville, but had made his home in Cedar Falls for the past five and a half years. He was 74 years of age and a veteran of the civil war, having served in the 44th Illinois regiment during the struggle for the union. He was born in Germany, coming to this country when a young man and settling in Grundy county in the pioneer days of the county.

He is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters. The funeral services will be held, tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 and the interment will be in the Fairfield cemetery in Grundy county.

--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 23 November 1903

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Death of Ernest Ganschow

Funeral Held Today in the German Evangelical Church

Early Sunday morning, Ernest Ganschow, aged seventy four years, passed away at his home, corner of 16th and Iowa streets. The deceased had been ill for nearly two years with bronchitis, but a sudden attack of pleurisy caused his death after ten days struggle with the acute suffering.

Mr. Ganschow was a retired farmer who by careful and constant efforts had made it possible for him to enjoy the comforts of life. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at one o'clock at the house and at half past one at the German Evangelical church.

Beside the widow there are several children left to mourn the loss of a kind parent. E. L. of Fredsville, Carrie, Rose and Emma of this city. Interment will be made in Fairfield Cemetery in Grundy County. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having done service as a member of the 44th Illinois regiment. He was born in Germany.

--Cedar Falls Gazette (Cedar Falls, Iowa), 24 November 1903


 

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