PATERNI, John 1864-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/30/2015 at 13:30:48
John Paterni Dies From Injuries Rec'd in Accident
John Paterni died at his home two miles southeast of Wellsburg at 10:30 Saturday forenoon. Two weeks ago Tuesday he met with an accident at his farm. He was working in the hay field when a pole fell on his head, causing a hemorrhage which resulted in temporary paralysis of one side. He had a chance to recover from this injury but pneumonia set in and in his weakened physical condition he was unable to win in his fight for life.
Mr. Paterni's death is a real loss to this community in which he spent all of his active live. He was a good farmer, a kindly neighbor and an upright citizen. His dealings were always on the square and every man who knew him trusted him and valued his friendship. He was the father of thirteen children, all of whom are living.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Tuesday and later at the German Reformed church at Wellsburg. Rev. Wm. Landsiedel had charge of the services. Every seat in the large church was filled during the service. Pallbearers were his old friends and neighbors. They were F. B. Hook, Ike Ruter, W. E. Knock, Harm O'Kones, Wm. Lindaman and Fred Terfehn.
Came to This Country at 17
Mr. Paterni was born in Wampen, Germany. He was 69 years old on the 20th of last June. When 17 years of age he came to this country with his parents and other members of the family. The father was taken sick and died and was buried at sea, a day before the ship landed in New York. The mother and children came on to Grundy county. John at that time was 17 years old. The family moved on the farm now owned by B. U. Venenga east of Wellsburg. They lived there two years, when they moved on the farm where John lived for fifty years and where all of his children were born.
Married 41 years
Mr. Paterni was married at the Bode church west of Wellsburg 41 years ago the 9th of last March. He and his wife began housekeeping at once on the home farm.
Surviving are the wife and thirteen children. The children are Hattie, Remmer, Otto, Henrietta, John, George, Mrs. Richard Rieken, Richard, Herman, Lenius, Sam and Jake. All but Remmer, who is from Des Moines, reside in this community.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 September 1933, pg 8
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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