WALD, Frederick 1838-1908
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Date: 9/24/2016 at 21:35:30
Frederick William Wald was born May 20th, 1838 in Konigsberg, East Prussia and died in Grundy Center, Iowa, Oct. 23rd, 1908 of Brights disease and complications.
The diseased left his native home at the age of 18 years to become a sailor. He followed the fortunes of the sea on a merchant vessel until the Civil war broke out.
Early in the Civil war he was captured and the ship on which he served and pressed into the Confederate service. He was constantly under guard and was forced to fight under a flag that he hated. He served in this way for 18 months with no opportunity to escape, at the expiration of this time he escaped from this oppression and made his way north where he enlisted in company H; 10 Connecticut, and served under the Stars and Stripes until the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged.
After the war he found his way to New York City and engaged in work in that place. He lived there until in 1875 when he moved to Adeline, Illinois. He resided in this place until September 30th, 1889 when he moved to Grundy Center, Iowa, and was a residence of this place until the time of his death.
He was married October 7th, 1869 to Miss Clara Bronleewh and from this union 9 children were born, 6 of whom, together with the widow and mother and 7 grandchildren mourn his loss. The children are Bertha, now Mrs. Chase, Cedar Rapids; William Wald, residing in Grundy County; Henry, Charley and Clarence Wald who live at home; Carrie, now Mrs. Meyer, of Cedar Rapids. Three children have preceded him to that heavenly home are Albert Wald who died at the age of 7 months; Clara Wald, who lived until the age of 3 years and 4 months and then passed on before; Minnie Wald who the first to greet the father on the other shore.
The deceased united with the First German Baptist church in New York City in the 1866, and he has found much joy in the consolations and comforts of his churchhome wherever he has resided.
The funeral service conducted by Rev. Chaffee were held from the home at 2:30 in which the old soldiers of this city took part. Interment was made in the Clark cemetery.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 October 1908, pg 1
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