FRAHM, Emil C. H. 1880-1898
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11
Our city has been in mourning the past week and the stars and stripes floating at half mast from Thursday until Monday, when the remains of Emil Frahm were laid to rest in our cemetery. Emil was one of the last of the boys to leave Reinbeck for the war and was at that time in the best of health. As he came over and bade us good-bye before leaving we little thought that in three months we should look upon his remains cold in death, but such was the case. He died at Jacksonville, Oct. 5, and the body was sent home accompanied by Roy Coffin of this place. They arrived at here about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and fully five hundred people were assembled at the station, notwithstanding the rain. The funeral was held at the opera house Monday at 2 p.m., the hall being filled to its utmost capacity and then not over one-third of the people could gain admittance. Seven members of Co. G come over from Toledo and acted as military escort. The services were conducted by Rev. Trimble assisted by Rev. Stapleton. The opera house was beautifully decorated with flowers, bunting and flags and after the services the remains were viewed by nearly two thousand people. This was the largest funeral ever held in Reinbeck.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 October 1898, pg 12
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