KRENZ, Gottlieb 1869-1928
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Date: 4/22/2015 at 11:08:54
Gottlieb Krenz Dies Suddenly From Apoplexy
End Comes Without Warning At His Home At 11:30 On Monday
Funeral Services Held This Afternoon
Came From Jefferson, Wisconsin, to Grundy County Thirty Years Ago
Gottlieb Krenz died very suddenly at his home in Colfax township at 11:30 Monday forenoon. The end came very suddenly. Harvey Schulta had come to Mr. Krenz's home to see him about a matter of business. The men had completed their talk and were bidding each other goodbye when Mr. Krenz fell to the floor. He was apparently dead when he fell. Apoplexy was the cause. He had been in as good health as usual all forenoon and had been looking after his usual duties about the farm. While Mr. Krenz had been troubled with asthma for several years, this chronic ailment had nothing to do with his sudden death.
Mr. Krenz was 59 years old the 15th of last January. He was born in Jefferson, Wisconsin and lived there until thirty years ago, when he came with his family to Grundy county. He bought a farm in Colfax township on which he and his family lived since they came here. He was married at Jefferson two years before he came to Grundy county. His wife and two sons, Olin and Gerald, survive him. He is survived also by three sisters, Mrs. Bienfang of Grundy Center, Mrs. Herman Lemke of Waterloo, and Mrs. Albert Messensmith of Brookings, So. Dak.
Funeral services are being held at the Lutheran church in Holland, with the local pastor officiating. Mr. Krenz was a regular attendant at this church for many years and was one of its trustees at the time of his death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 May 1928, pg 1
Gottlieb Krenz was born in Jefferson, Wis., Jan. 15, 1869, his boyhood days being spent on the farm. In 1895 he was married to Miss Katherine Menzel, and in 1898 moved to Iowa, locating four miles north of Holland on a farm, which has always been his home.
Besides his bereaved wife, he leaves to mourn two sons, Olin and Gerald, three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Bienfang, of Grundy Center; Mrs. Herman Lamke, of Waterloo, and Mrs. Albert Messerschmidt, of Brookings, S.D., and numerous friends.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, May 31, at the Lutheran church at Holland, where he had been a faithful member and deacon. Interment was made in the family lot in the Holland cemetery.
Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Messerschmidt and Geo. Eberlein, of Brookings, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rumpf and Mrs. Caroline Menzel, Ft. Atkinson, Wis.; Mrs. Herman Bethke, Eldorado, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Drager, Winnebago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Drager, Monroe, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Biddiek and children, Livingston, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamke and Herman Lamke, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Bienfang and children, Oelwein; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carter and son, Waterloo; Louis Krenz and daughter, Pearl, Algona, Iowa.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 June 1928, pg 1
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