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EBERHARDT, August H. 1842-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/7/2015 at 22:21:37

Aug. Eberhardt, Beaman Pioneer, Died Sunday

August Henry Eberhardt died at his home in Beaman last Sunday from old age. He was 90 years, 3 months and 11 days old at the time of his death. He first came to America in 1860 and a year later returned to that country and remained there until the close of the Civil war after which he returned to the United States to remain here permanently.

Funeral services were held at Beaman Tuesday. The local pastor, Rev. Artman, conducted the services. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Beaman cemetery.

On July 18, 1867, at Tipton, Iowa, Mr. Eberhardt married Elizabeth Plank. The newly wedded couple settled first at Lyons, Iowa, where they lived for three years, after which they moved to Tama county where for eleven years they resided in the Crystal and Badger Hill neighborhoods. Fifty-one years ago they came to Beaman where they continued to reside until the summons of death came to Mrs. Eberhardt, Mar. 23, 1928. Since then Mr. Eberhardt has made his home with his children.

For over sixty years this pioneer couple faced together the privations and hardships of pioneer life. But happiness crowned this pioneer home as one by one the children came to bless it. Nine children were born to them, all of whom survive them except the youngest son, Herman, who passed away in 1926. The children are J. F. Eberhardt of Minnesota Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Pauline Elmers of Conrad; A. H. Eberhardt, Mrs. Bertha Moore and William Eberhardt of Beaman; Mrs. Amelia Jenison of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Charles Eberhardt of Osceola, Iowa; and Mrs. Ella Miller of Philadelphia. These together with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren survive to mourn his passing.

At the age of fourteen he was confirmed in the Lutheran church.

By occupation he was a blacksmith and in early days he served a wide stretch of the countryside. This occupation helped to build the rugged strength that yielded so slowly to the infirmities of old age. For some time he has been in failing health and then a little over three weeks ago he had the misfortune to fall and fracture his hip. Since then he failed rapidly, dying Sunday night.

A wide circle of relatives and friends mourn the passing of Mr. Eberhardt.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1932, pg 8


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