PABST, Ralph Sr. 1842-1924
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Date: 3/9/2015 at 21:39:00
Ralph Pabst, Sr., Passes Away Saturday Last At A Ripe Old Age
Ralph Pabst, Sr., was born in Emden, Ostfriesland, June 1, 1842. In 1856 he in company with his senior brother, Christian, immigrated to America, making their home first in Stephenson county, Ill., and later in Grundy county, Iowa. In 1869 he was united in marriage to Nancy Garels, which union was blessed with eleven children, four of whom died in infancy and one, Fred, lost his life while in service overseas in the late world war. He is survived by his aged widow and the following children: John, Amos, Chris, Mrs. John Graves, Jr., Ralph and Mrs. Clyde Brown, all of Grundy county, and 17 grandchildren.
The deceased was an old resident and pioneer of Grundy county, having lived here since 1876. He was a charter member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed church, which was organized in 1884.
Over a year ago his health was greatly impaired with dropsy. He, however, rallied from this attack, until Sunday, March 9th, he was taken ill to which he succumbed Saturday evening, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do for him, but without avail. He died peacefully when the end came, surrounded by his sorrowing loved ones, having reached the good age of 81 years, 9 months and 14 days.
The funeral services were held at Rev. Sinning's church Wednesday, Rev. W. Bode and Rev. M. Weeldreyer in charge, assisted by Rev. Sinning. Interment in cemetery west of town.
The pall-bearers were C. Schafer, S. Ramaker, J. Kuhlman, K. Roskamp, E. Dirks and R. Gottsch.
Among those present from out of town were J. and C. Ackerman, of Ridott, Ill.; Dan Ackerman, of Beloit, Wis., and John C. Pabst, of Mountain Lake, Minn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1924, pg 1
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