GOHNER, Joseph 1843-1914
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Date: 5/14/2015 at 21:27:52
Death of Joseph Gohner
Joseph Gohner died at his home in Melrose township Tuesday morning. He had been sick about ten months with heart trouble. Mr. Gohner was past eighty years old and he had been a resident of Melrose township for 43 years. The funeral is being held at Ivester this afternoon.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 April 1914, pg 1
Joseph N. Gohner
Joseph N. Gohner, who for forty years has lived on his farm in Melrose township, suddenly passed away Tuesday morning of last week at one o'clock, after ten months illness due to heart trouble.
All that medical aid and loving hands could do was done but of no avail. The end came peacefully and quietly.
Joseph N. Gohner was born in Germany Dec. 12, 1843 and died March 31, 1914 aged 70 years, 3 months and 19 days.
When a young man he served as a soldier three years and in the German-Prussian war 1 year.
He was married to Miss Ernestine Hess, and in 1870 moved to Grundy county, Iowa, to the farm where he has since resided and always made his home.
To this union were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are Chas. F. of Whitten, Louis J. of Conrad, Frank E. and Ernest J. of Eldora, Iowa and Mrs. Anna Kauffman of Doran, Minn. and Mrs. Mary Underwood, of Hartline, Washington.
On Sept. 6, 1883 the wife and mother was called to part this life, leaving the husband and children to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother. By hard work on the part of the father, the children were kept together until April 7, 1888, when he was married to Miss Mary Grund of Beaman, Iowa. By the help of the step-mother the children were reared to manhood and womanhood.
To this union were born two daughters, Alta P. and Clara Ruth, who still remain at home to comfort the sorrowing mother.
Mr. Gohner was a great student of the bible and constant attendant at church in days of health. While he had been ailing for some time and at times suffering greatly he was never heard to complain. His death came as a shock to his family and many friends. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and has left a vacancy none other can fill. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, eight children and nine grandchildren, all of whom were present to attend the funeral, excepting one daughter, Mrs. Mary Underwood of Washington. Funeral services were held at Melrose center church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Hawn of Whitten. Interment in Melrose cemetery. Those in attendance from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Owen Kauffman of Doran, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Julius Grund of Laurens, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Will Stevens of Waterloo, Iowa.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 April 1914, pg 2
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