BLANDEAU, Julius 1850-1912
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/21/2015 at 13:51:28
Julius Blandau died very suddenly from heart failure at the office at the depot about four o'clock Friday morning. Heart failure was the cause. Julius was in the employ of the Rock Island. He got up between two and three in the morning to pump water in the supply tank. His work finished he went to the railway office and visited with the night man George Robertson a short time. He picked up his lantern and said he believed he would go home. He took only a few steps when he leaned over on a desk and fell to the floor without uttering a sound. He was dead within a few minutes. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keeler were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Julius Blandeau was born in Holstein, Germany, Feb. 12th, 1850. At the age of 19 he came to this country. He came first to Davenport, Iowa, where he remained about two or three years. From there he came into this vicinity. He was joined in marriage in the year of 1885, with Miss Mina Berghous. Four children were born to this union, two of whom died in early childhood, and two of whom are still living, August of South Dak., and William of Iowa Falls, Iowa.
With the exception of about three years when they lived in Reinbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Blandeau have spent their entire married life in Grundy Center, having thus lived in this place for 24 years.
Mr. Blandeau has been in the employ of the Rock Island railroad for the last 22 years.
Those from out of town who were present at the funeral were Frank Mommer and wife from Traer, Henry and Frank Mommer from Wellsburg, Mrs. M. Shaw from Morrison, Mrs. Nessin and daughter from Waterloo, August Blandeau and wife from Frederick, S.D., and Will Blandeau from Iowa Falls.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 March 1912, pg 1
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