SCHILDROTH, George 1854-1926
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Date: 3/29/2015 at 17:38:57
Broken Hip Causes Death
Geo. Schildroth Passed Away in Waterloo Hospital
George Schildroth was born in Overhone, Germany, March 4, 1854, and passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926, at the age of 72.
When he was 18 years old, he came to the United States with his parents. This was in July, 1872. The family settled first at Ashton, Lee county, Illionis. In November of the same year, the young man came to Iowa, the following spring the rest of the family came, and settled on a farm near Vinton.
On February 28, 1882, Mr. Schildroth, married Susanna Schild of Belle Plaine, Iowa. 25 years later, Mrs. Schildroth died near Reinbeck. The new home was started on a farm near Dysart.
About three years later a German Evangelical church was organized in Dysart. Mr. and Mrs. Schildroth joined this church and retained their membership there as long as they lived.
After 20 years of residence near Dysart, the family moved to a farm near Reinbeck, in 1902. 20 years later, in April, 1922, Mr. Schildroth moved into the town of Reinbeck and has lived there these last four years.
A little over a month ago, Mr. Schildroth fell and broke his hip. He was taken to the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. An old diseased condition developed; everything possible was done to relieve him, but the end came at 7:22 on the evening of Easter Sunday.
Eight children survive him, all living in or near Reinbeck, George, Rueben, Aaron, Annie, Albert, Viola, Arthur and Alma. There are 6 grandchildren. A sister also survives him, Mrs. Katherine Lutz, of Dysart.
Mr. Schildroth was a quiet, hardworking, -unreadable word- farmer--the most important kind of a citizen for any country. He was well liked by all and was absolutely honest. He was deeply concerned that his children should succeed.
As long as he had his health he attended the Second Methodist church of Reinbeck. During his last illness he knew the end was near, but he was peaceful. He said he was not afraid to die that he trusted in God. His last words were, "O Lord, come and take me home."
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 7th, conducted by Rev. A. C. Panzlau, a former pastor in Reinbeck, assisted by Rev. Philo G. Noah and Rev. S. P. Speckmann. Interment was in the Reinbeck cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 April 1926, pg 6
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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