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HARRENSTEIN, Herman A. 1895-1922


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/18/2019 at 23:06:01

Herman Harrenstein Killed

Herman Harrenstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harrenstein, living between Holland and Wellsburg, has been killed at Elkader, according to advices received here. It is not known in what manner the young man met his death. He was employed with a road gang near that place and was injured Tuesday, passing away Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Harrenstein left for Elkader as soon as they heard of the accident.

--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 November 1922, pg 1


Obituary Of Herman A. Harrenstein

Car Tips Over and Kills Harrenstein and Injures Several Others

Herman A. Harrenstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harrenstein, of Holland, was killed Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26. News of his death came here early last week but it was not known at the time in what manner he was killed. Mr. Harrenstein and four others were riding in a car on the Elkader-Postville road, and the accident occurred when the machine tipped over. Herman was injured seriously and the others badly bruised up. He was taken to Elkader to the home of Wm. Heitkamp, Jr., where he was given medical attention, but he never regained consciousness and passed away, the direct cause, being compression of the brain.

Herman A. Harrenstein was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harrenstein, of Holland, and was born at that place April 17, 1895. He passed away at the home of Wm. Heitkamp, Jr., at Elkader, Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, at the age of 27 years. About two months ago he went to Clayton county to work with the Stoddard road gang, east of Elkader. Previous to that time he had worked on the farm near Holland, and was a member of the A.E.F. in France. Following the accident his parents rushed to Elkader, arriving before his death. They took the remains from that place to Manchester by car and then to Holland, where burial was made at the Drake Presbyterian church, with Rev. J. E. Drake officiating. Besides the father and mother, seven brothers and three sisters survive to mourn his death, and they have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.

--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 December 1922, pg 1


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