HAUPT, August W. 1855-1942
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Date: 12/23/2016 at 16:11:54
Aug. Haupt Buried Tuesday
August Haupt, Sr., 87, died at the home of his son, Obbo Haupt, Saturday. He had been in failing health for the past year and his condition became serious last Monday.
Mr. Haupt was born in Germany February 27, 1855. He was married in 1878 to Anna Inhoff and they came to America in 1894. He settled in Grundy county and had made his home in this county ever since.
His wife and one son, Henry, preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Obbo, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian Reformed church with Rev. L. F. Voskuil officiating and interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Oldig Haupt, August Haupt, Henry Haupt, Lambert A. Bunger, John Reents, and Will Bakker.
Mr. Haupt was one of the pioneer type that came to this country for the building of a home. He was a faithful servant of his God, brought up his family in strict compliance with Christian principles, and was conscientious in all his dealings with his fellow men. He possessed the respect of all who knew him.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 26 August 1942, pg 1
August Haupt Dies Saturday At Son's Home
August Haupt died at the home of his son Obbo southwest of town last Saturday. A general decline due to advanced age was the cause of his death. His health the past year failed gradually. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Haupt was born in Germany February 27, 1855. He grew to manhood in the old country and married there and two of his sons were born in that country. He came to America with his family about 50 years ago. The wife died while they were on their way here and she was buried in Baltimore. The father and the two sons came on to Grundy county. Mr. Haupt for many years was employed on the farm and for some 15 years he was in the employ of the late John Tjaden, helping him on his farms and elevators. He also was employed for a time as a member of the Rock Island section crew. Since he retired from work he made his home with his son.
Henry, the oldest of the two sons, died several years ago. Only survivors is the son, Obbo.
Funeral service were held Tuesday afternoon at the Obbo Haupt home and later at the First Christian Reformed church. Rev. Louis Voskuil, local pastor, officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Pallbearers were three grandsons, August, Olie and Henry Haupt, Lambert Bunger, William Bakker and John Reints.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 August 1942, pg 9
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