RABENBURG, Carl 1834-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/13/2015 at 18:23:23
Carl Rabenburg Passed Away After Short Sickness
Carl Rabenburg died at his home in Woden Monday forenoon. He was confined to his bed but two weeks before the end came. A slight stroke which he suffered two weeks ago together with his old age was the cause of his death.
Funeral services were held at Woden yesterday afternoon. Rev. Sinning from Grundy Center went up to officiate at this service. The remains are being sent to Grundy county and they will reach Holland on the afternoon train today. They will be taken from there to Drake's church in Colfax township where services will be held. The remains will be laid by the side of his first wife in the cemetery at Drake's church.
Mr. Rabenburg was one of Grundy county's pioneers. He came to this county fifty-five yeas ago and located on a farm in German township. Four years later he bought a small farm in Lincoln township and moved there and made that his home until he retired from the farm 23 years ago. He moved to Grundy Center at that time and remained here until four years ago when he moved to Woden.
Mr. Rabenburg was born in Noordmore, Germany on Sept. 18th, 1834 and would have been 90 years old on his next birthday. He was married in the old country and shortly after he and his wife and his younger brother John came to this country. They located at Stephenson county, Ill. where they remained two years when they came to Grundy county.
Mr. Rabenburg's first wife died forty-two years ago. He married a second time and the wife from this union survives. Aside from the wife his son Tom who lives in Canada and who is the only living child from the first union survives. There are four children living from the second union. They are Mrs. Henry Kruse, Mrs. Grace Sparenborg and John all of who live a Woden. The other son Carl lives in Washington state. John the surviving brother lives in this county.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 August 1924, pg 1
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