GRUND, Henry 1847-1925
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/17/2015 at 12:09:48
Aged Man Found Dead in Bed
Henry Grund, a German who came to this country about forty years ago, was found dead in his bed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Hanisch five miles east of Iowa Falls Friday morning. He did his chores the evening before and ate supper apparently in his usual health, which was very good for a man of his age. He was 77 years old. The body was brought to Beaman and funeral services were held at the M.E. church Saturday at 1 o'clock conducted by Rev. Mr. Snyder.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 January 1925, pg 11
Henry Grund, son of Henry and Anna Grund, was born in Rokitzitz, Bohemia, in the fall of 1847 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Hanisch, of Iowa Falls, on Thursday morning, Jan. 8, 1925, reaching the full age of seventy-seven years. He was one of a family of eight children, three sons and five daughters, all of whom are now dead but two sisters, who are now living in Bohemia.
In October, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Lux. To them were born four children, Joseph of Yale, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Hanisch, of Iowa falls, and younger twin brothers who died in infancy.
Hearing of the many opportunities for bettering one's condition in America, he and his brother Julius decided to come to the United States. They arrived in the year of 1883. The first year after their arrival he lived at the Amana colonies of Iowa, since then he has lived in the vicinity of Beaman until the last six years, which he has spent in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Hanisch.
When he had been in this country some ten years he began to plan a return trip to Bohemia that he might bring his family back with him, but before he started word came that his wife had died. He then gave up the journey and made arrangements to have the children sent over. They came shortly after their mother's death, which occurred in 1893.
He is survived by his son and daughter, the two sisters in Bohemia and nephews and nieces and other near relatives.
Mr. Grund was confirmed in the Catholic faith, but while living at Beaman attended the Methodist church. He is widely known and highly respected for his industry and ability to adapt himself to any task or responsibility that might fall to his lot. His death brings regret to his many friends who sympathize with the bereaved relatives.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Beaman on Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. The Rev. J. J. Snyder conducted the services. Interment was made in the Oakland Cemetery.
Those who attended from a distance were Mr. Joe Tasler and son, of Yale, Frank Grund and Martha Holter, from Lorenz, Iowa; Frank Colby and family and Edward Ditner of Marshalltown.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 January 1925, pg 12
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