STOEHR, E. E. 1853-1932
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Date: 9/5/2015 at 10:31:07
End Comes For E. E. Stoehr After Short Illness
Was Sick But Two Days With Double Pneumonia; Funeral Service Held Yesterday Largely Attended.
E. E. Stoehr, who for 63 years was a resident of Grundy county, died at his home in Holland at 6:30 Friday evening. He was taken sick but two days before with double pneumonia. His case was regarded as very critical from the beginning. He had a light attack of the flu several weeks ago but seemed to have recovered from that almost entirely. He attended church services, as was his regular custom, the Sunday before he was taken sick.
Mr. Stohr was widely known through the north and the northwest portion of the county and the many who knew him respected, trusted and honored him. The news of his death was received with genuine regret by those who knew him.
Mr. Stoehr was 79 years old on the 25th of April. He was born in Leer, Eastfriesland, Germany, April 25th, 1853. At the age of 16 he came to this country with his folks. He was next to the youngest in a family of three daughters and four sons. He was the last of the original family of nine to answer the last call. The large family came to this country in 1869. They came by train to Ackley and from there to a farm in Colfax township where they made their home during their early years in this country. Mr. Stoehr was married to Tjalda Franken in 1880. The wife died January 2nd, 1901.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Stoehr began housekeeping on a farm of their own in Colfax township. They resided there for ten years. Mr. Stoehr suffered a sunstroke in 1890 and he was advised owing to the condition of his health to leave the farm. The family came from the farm to Holland where Mr. Stoehr bought out the furniture store and he continued in that business for five years when he formed a partnership with Ed. Holt in the general mercantile business. For a number of years he was in the grain elevator business in Grundy Center. The business was operated under the firm name of Stoehr & Meyer. In 1899 the family moved back to Holland and Mr. Stoehr lived there in retirement and comfort during the past twenty-five years.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Holland Tuesday afternoon. The services were very largely attended. They were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Athenstadt. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Holland cemetery.
Mr. Stoehr is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Frerichs and Mrs. Paul Linderman. There are two grandsons, Edward and Sidney Frerichs.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 June 1932, pg 3
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