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BAUSMAN, Lawrence L. 1862-1937

BAUSMAN, BENZ

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/15/2016 at 17:14:53

L. L. Bausman Is Laid To Rest

Was Born In Illionis And Came To The State Of Iowa When About Twenty Years Of Age

Funeral Held On Friday

Services Which Were Largely Attended Were Held In The Evangelical Church Northeast Of Town

The funeral ceremonies for L. L. Bausman were held last Friday at the Evangelical church in Pleasant Valley township and the attendance was very large. There were three times as many people as could be seated in the church, and the basement and the lawn on the east of the church were used to accommodate the large number present.

With the two loud-speaker attachments of the public address equipment of H. W. Ross of Wellsburg in place, one in the basement and one on the east side of the church every word of the ceremonies was heard by those present. There was no high line service to the church, but Mr. Ross equipped the outfit with a large number of batteries and a converter, which gave perfect results to the listeners.

The services were in charge of Rev. Mr. Buerman, of Ackley, assisted by Rev. Mr. Raecker, of Dumont. The sermon was impressive, and was heard with close attention by the audience.

During the ceremonies two songs, "Save by Grace," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," were given very beautifully by the choir of the Aplington Baptist church.

The pall bearers were the six sons of the departed, Charley, Irl, Bryan, Floyd, Lynn and Wayne.

Interment was made in the family lot in the cemetery of the Evangelical Church.

Lawrence Lincoln Bausman, son of Nickolas and Mary Bausman was born January 31, 1862, in Scales Mound, Illinois. He is the last survivor of a family of six sons. At the age of twenty he attended the Theological Seminary of Dubuque, Iowa. When twenty-one he came to Grundy County where for twenty-two years he taught in Pleasant Valley school districts 8 and 9, during which time his influence as an instructor touched many of the people who reside in this community.

He was united in marriage to Wilhemenia Benz on July 1, 1887. On their wedding day they moved upon the farm, where he resided at the time of his death, living for fifty-one years upon the same quarter section. This happy union was graced with twelve children, one died in infancy, Lee passed away 18 years ago as a result of an accident, his devoted companion preceded him six years ago. Six sons and four daughters remain mourning the loss of a loving father.

Mr. Bausman was a man who was deeply concerned about civic affairs. For a number of years, he held township offices, he was elected supervisor of Grundy county and served seven years, he was the representative of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in the community. These various interests gave to him a large acquaintances, through which he found many friends.

Mr. Bausman was a member of the Evangelical Church in Pleasant Valley. He was faithful, for the past few years it was not possible for him to attend as he would like, but his interest in the religious life of the community was manifested. He is the last survivor of the pioneers of the Church.

Last Monday he was in Wellsburg. After coming home he selected some seed corn, he enjoyed the evening with the family and retired never to see the beauty of day again. He left this house of clay Tuesday morning at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 26 days.

The bereaved are Charles Douglas Bausman, of Ackley; Irl Hicks Bausman, of Wellsburg; Bryan Bland Bausman, of Wellsburg; Floyd Louis Bausman, of Parkersburg; Lynn Nickolas Bausman, of Ackley; Lawrence Wayne Bausman, of Wellsburg. Four daughters, Mrs. Rosebell Fritzel, of Klemme; Miss Mary Esther Bausman, of Wellsburg; Mrs. Gladys Irene Harms, of Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Beulah Lenora Perry, of Aplington; grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

Among those present from abroad were: Mr. and Mrs. John Hesselbacher, Mrs. Percy Davis, of Scales Mound, Illinois; Mrs. Lizzie Steinmetz, of Chicago; Mrs. Lester Shoenhard, of Presho, South Dakota; George Bausman, Jack Bausman, Mrs. C. Leverton, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pansing, of Warren, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parks, Lyman and Marvin Bausman of Byron, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Don Williams, of Joyce, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Benz and son Melvin, Mrs. Carrie VanNingen, of White, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Eberline, of Luverne, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bodecker and daughter, of Rockwell; Mrs. Al Alebracht and daughters, Mr. C. DeBoer, of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rasmussen, of Waverly; and Mrs. Sadie Benz, of Grundy Center.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 3 November 1937, pg 1, 6


 

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