DELP, Peter 1832-1916
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Date: 4/28/2017 at 08:51:14
Felix Pioneer Called
Peter Delp, Fifty Years a Settler in Felix, Dies
Another of the well known and prominent settlers of southern Grundy county died Sunday morning at 4:45 when Peter Delp, for fifty years a resident of Felix township, passed peacefully away after a brief illness, his death being due to gall bladder trouble and infirmities of age.
Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren at Ivester, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. D. W. Shock, pastor, assisted by Rev. G. B. Royer, of Elgin, Ill., and Rev. J. H. Cakerice, of Lawrence, Kansas.
Peter Delp was born in Hessen Darnstate, Germany, April 15, 1832, and passed away from this life, in Felix township, Grundy county, Iowa, May 21st, 1916, aged 81 years, 1 month and 5 days.
He came to America in March 1852 and made his home with his brothers in Canton and Warren counties, Ohio until the spring of 1856 when he came west to near Freeport, Ill.
In 1859 he was married to Mary Blough near Mt. Carroll, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom died in infancy, and one son Henry Delp, who grew to manhood, but who died, April 15, 1910 at Pagosa Springs, Colo. He lived ten years in Illinois where his wife died in 1865. In the spring of 1866 he came to Grundy county, Felix township, Iowa, where he has ever since made his home. On August 27, 1866 he was united in marriage to Barbara Kehm, who died Nov. 25, 1913.
To this union was born three daughters: Mrs. Mary E. Hess, of Neperze, Idaho; Mrs. Eliza C. Delp, of Hancock, Minn., and Mrs. Mattie E. Baker, who has always lived with him.
He was the youngest of his father's family of seven children, four brothers and three sisters, and the last of the family called home.
In the year 1856 he united with the Church of the Brethren near Lanark, Illinois, and continued in the faith til death.--Conrad Record
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 June 1916, pg 9
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