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Gottfried Dorn 1825-1900


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/27/2010 at 21:10:36

Obituary of Gottfried Dorn.

Another one of our worthy and honored fathers, an old resident of Ackley, passed from this earthly life to his eternal reward, July 23, 1900. The subject of this obituary sketch was born in Prussia, Germany, September 22, 1825. When 44 years of age he emigrated from the Fatherland to America, and with his family has resided ever since in Ackley and vicinity. He was well and favorably known among his own countrymen, who esteemed the deceased for his manly and noble character, his industrious habits and fair dealing with his fellowmen. Of late years however, Mr. Dorn was unable to do hard work, on account of physical suffering. Several weeks ago he took sick to bed and death came as a very desirable change from suffering to desired rest. He was last seen walking our streets on July 4. The large concourse of friends and neighbors who attended his burial oh Thursday attested the high esteem in which the deceased and his family are held.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. L. Hauser, of the First Evangelical church of this city. Rev. Held offered prayer in church and Rev. Hauser spoke very suitable words, taking for a basis of his remarks, Gen. 48-21, "The peaceable departure of the believer." The deceased leaves to mourn a widow, whose maiden name was Anna Regina Heinrich and with her he lived in marriage almost 49 years. Two daughters, Mrs. Christina Schoenich, living near Hardin City and Mrs. Anna Arns, living near Dumont, Iowa, besides other relatives and friends who will ever fondly cherish his memory.

--The Ackley World, 1 Aug 1900, pg 5


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