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KOLBE, Dave 1883-1927

KOLBE, SMORENZ

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/15/2015 at 08:32:48

Dave Kolbe Well Known Here Killed Sunday

Fatally Injured When Colt Stamped Him At Gilman Last Sunday

Was Here During Fair

Crushed Breast Indicated He Had Been Stepped Upon By Colt He Was Caring For

Dave Kolbe, who has made his home in this county for a number of years, and who is known as a horseman, was instantly killed last Sunday afternoon about four o'clock at Gilman, Iowa, where he was preparing some horses to be exhibited at the Dairy Cattle Congress, at Waterloo, the last of this month.

It is not known just how the accident happened, but Kolbe was giving a colt a workout and it is presumed that he stumbled and fell and that the colt stepped upon him. His breast was crushed and he was dead when nearby parties reached him.

Kolbe was a native of Bohemia, where he was born January 10th, 1883, and was 44 years of age last January. He has been a resident of this county for twenty-six years, much of the time in Grundy county. He had been married, but his wife passed away about twelve years ago. He is survived by one son, David, aged fifteen, who makes his home at Albert Rohwer's, near Beaman. He also has a brother, Frank, at Iowa Falls, and a brother-in-law, Ben Flanders, living at Conrad.

Mr. Kolbe had made his home a part of the time since the death of his wife at Frank Kopsa's and a part of the time at Albert Rohwer's. He recently cared for the horses that Mr. Rohwer exhibited at the recent county fair and was in attendance at the fair all of last week going from here to the Gilman job after the close of the Grundy fair.

Kolbe was well known through the south half of the county especially among the farmers.

His remains were brought here and prepared for burial. The funeral services were held at the Albert Rohwer home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Conrad cemetery beside his wife.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1927, pg 1

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David Kolbe, son of David and Josephine Kolbe, was born in Rockinitz, Sceckoslavia, on January 10, 1883 and died near Gilman, Ia., on Sunday afternoon, September 4th, 1927, aged 44 years, 7 months and 24 days.

In 1901 he came to the United States and directly to Beaman, Ia., which he has always considered his home town. On March, 2nd, 1910, he was united in marriage to Marie Smorenz, of Green Mountain, Ia. Immediately after their marriage they moved to a farm northeast of Conrad, where unfortunately his wife died on February 27, 1915.

To them was born one son, David, Jr., who with his father had been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rohwer the past year.

Besides his son he is survived by a brother Frank, of Iowa falls, Ia.; his aged mother and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Kastner and Mrs. Anna Gaube who still live in Rockinitz, Scheckslavakia, also other near relatives and very close friends. He was confirmed in the Catholic church of his native country and always manifested due respect for all worthy objects of veneration. He took great pride in his work, striving always to be faithful to duty and loyal to trust. His sudden and untimely death comes as a shock to the entire community. The relatives have sympathy of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Funeral services were held from the Albert Rohwer home on Wednesday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. J. Snyder. The Beaman male quartet sang. Interment was made in the Conrad cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 September 1927, pg 6


 

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