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BORCHERS, Peter 1904-1940


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2012 at 17:36:54

Former Wellsburg Man Laid To Rest On Sunday

Peter Borchers, aged 36, passed away Saturday forenoon at the hospital in Charles City, the victim of spinal meningitis and paralysis of the lung muscles. He was in an "iron lung" at the Charles City Hospital at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Siemsen church, the Rev. Mr. Johnson conducting the services.

Mr. Borchers leaves to mourn his going his wife, formerly Gladys Wolf, whom he married February 7, 1929, three children, Albert 10, Minnie 7 and Russell 4; his father Albertus Borchers, of Abbott and one brother, Kobus Borchers of Cleves. His mother passed away when he was very young.

His going brings grief to his bereaved family as well as to a very large circle of friends who held him in high regard.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 21 August 1940


Peter Borchers

Brief But Serious Illness Resulted in Death

After a brief but severe illness of less than a week Peter Borchers passed away in the hospital at Charles City, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1940, at the age of 36 years, 1 month and 24 days.

He was born June 24, 1904 at Mohlenwarf, East Friesland, Germany, and came with his parents to the United States in 1905, living in this vicinity until the time of his departure. His mother passed away when he was very young.

On Feb. 7, 1929, he was united in marriage to Miss Gladys Wolf. Their home was blessed with two sons and one daughter.

About ten years ago they united with the Evangelical church at Ackley, but for the last few years attended the services of West Friesland church.

His mother and three brothers preceded him in death. He was a good husband, a kind father and a helpful neighbor and friend, and he loved God's word and worship. We shall greatly miss him.

Last Sunday he became ill, medical aid was sought, he entered the hospital at Eldora first and Thursday of last week he was taken to a hospital at Charles City and placed in an "iron lung," or artificial respirator. But all of no avail. The virulency of the dreaded sickness (infantile paralysis) was too severe and he succumbed Saturday forenoon at about 11 o'clock. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery of Eastfriesland Presbyterian church. There remain to mourn his early departure his grief stricken wife and sons, Albert and Russell, and daughter, Minnie, his aged and hard-tried father, Albertus Brochers living at Abbott, and his brother Cobus at Cleves, besides many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Westfriesland Presbyterian church, Rev. Henry Johnson officiating. Many friends and relatives came to the service. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 22 August 1940, pg 4


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