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BROWER, Conrad 1861-1929


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/18/2011 at 18:44:29

Conrad Brower Died Tuesday

Conrad Brower died at 10:30 Tuesday, March 26, at the family home in Colfax township northeast of Wellsburg, from appendicitis, after an illness of about fourteen days.

Mr. Brower was an old resident of this section, and came to this country from Germany, where he was born in 1861, at Fehnheusen. His age at the time of death was 67 years, 10 months and 27 days.

Mr. Brower leaves to mourn his passing his widow and nine children--all grown, five sons and four daughters.

The funeral will be held at the home at 12 o'clock Friday, later services being held at the Siemsen church, northeast of Wellsburg, Rev. Siemsen in charge.

The pallbearers will be eight in number, Mr. Brower being a very heavy man. A special casket was procured in Waterloo for his remains.

The pallbearers selected are Willie Koch, Henry J. Smit, Henry DeVries, Henry Engelkes, George Harms, Henry Aalfs, Bert Harrenstein and Jake Meints.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


Cuno Brower Dead

Cuno Brower died at his home in Colfax township Tuesday forenoon. Heart failure was the immediate cause of his death. Two weeks before Mr. Brower was taken to his bed with an acute attack of appendicitis. He had largely gotten over this trouble which it was not believed was accountable for his death.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon and later at the Siemsen church with the resident pastor officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery there.

Mr. Brower was 68 years old. He was born in Germany and came to this country with his folks when he was six years old. The family located near Baileyville, Ill., where they remained until 1870 when they came to Iowa and Grundy county. That was 59 years ago and Mr. Brower was a continuous resident here during all of that time. The family bought a farm when they first came here and this has remained in the family ever since.

The wife and nine children survive Mr. Brower. One of the children, a son, died a number of years ago.

Mr. Brower had a wide acquaintance in the north and northwest part of the county and he was held in high esteem by all who know him. Physically he was one of the largest men in this section. At one time he weighed over 400 pounds.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 March 1929, pg 3


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