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Bundrick, Carl 1880 - 1898

BUNDRICK

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Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Iowa Plain Dealer August 12, 1898, FP, C5

Sad Tidings.
Mrs. Carl Bundrick received a telegram Monday saying that Carl Bundrick died this morning at Chickamauga Park, Ga., and asking what disposition shall be made of the remains. He enlisted in Co. B 12th Minnesota Infantry. One week ago the mother had a letter from him saying he was well and would have a furlough and be home soon for a few days, and when the telegram came she supposed it was the glad tidings of his coming in life and health. With the sorrowing mother, brothers and sister the PLAIN DEALER drops the tear sympathetic.

Iowa Plain Dealer August 19, 1898, LP, C7

Carl Bundrlck Dead.
Last Monday morning, August 15th, Mrs. Bundrick received a dispatch from Lieut. J. O. Yelter, Chicamaugua{sic} Camp, Georgia, saying, "Carl died this morning. Shall we send remains?”
The Monday before, Mrs. Bundrick received a letter from Carl stating that as peace was declared he expected to come home soon, but would send her a dispatch before he started. When the telegram came Monday, she received it with joyous expectations of again seeing her boy; alas, the fond mother’s joy was turned to agony as she read of his death. She at once ordered his body sent here, but her telegram was not received and the Lieutenant sent a second dispatch. Wednesday morning a telegram came saying, “Shipped remains Tuesday morning. Will write.” With this meagre information the anxious mother has lived in heart-broken suspense concerning the cause of her son’s death.
Curl Bundrick was born in Germany, August 31,1880. Seven years ago the first day of next month the family came to America. Carl was confirmed in the German Lutheran church of Cresco, he was always an industrious boy, working on the farm and giving his wages to his mother. Last spring he began work on the railroad at Faribault, Minn., where he enlisted the first week in June in Co. B. 12th Minn. Vols. Inft. During his visit to Cresco after he enlisted, he said to his mother who was mourning because he was going to the army, “Don’t cry any more ma, I love to think that I am going to fight for our country. I can help you more in the army than I could working elsewhere, and I will send you all the money I get.” He went back to his company June 21st; orders had been received during his absence to go to Chicamauga{sic}, and June 22, on the 10 p. m. train, the company passed through Cresco. Carl’s friends did not know it, however, and were denied the sad yet pleasurable opportunity of saying a last good bye. He called a boy from the depot platform as he took the flower from his coat and charged him to give it to his mother that night, with his loving good bye.
The death of this young soldier has brought the war home to our citizens as nothing else has done, and all hearts are moved with regrets and sympathy. He is the first of the brave boys from this vicinity to lay down life in the service of country.

The body arrived on the 5:30 train Thursday morning and was taken in charge by the G. A. R. Post and conveyed to the residence of his mother where, under a pavilion on the lawn, it rested until the hour for the funeral services, which were conducted by Rev. C. Neidermeir, pastor of the family, assisted by Rev. Shaffer, who delivered an able and patriotic discourse appropriate to the sad occasion. The floral tributes were profuse and three very appropriate selections by a choir consisting of Mrs., Mrs. E. O. White, Jacob Welsh and Wm. Patterson. There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends and neighbors at the funeral, after which the remains were taken in charge by Memorial Post and conveyed to Oak Lawd{sic} cemetery where they await the resurrection morn.

Transcriber’s Note: His gravestone shows he was born August 21, 1880.

Source: Decorah Republican Aug. 18, 1898 P 1 C 6

Sad Tidings.
Cresco Plain Dealer—Mrs. Carl Bundrick received a telegram Monday, day saying that Carl Bundrick died that morning at Chickamauga Park, Ga., and asking what disposition should be made of the remains. He enlisted in Co. B, 12th Minnesota Infantry. One week ago the mother had a letter from him saying he was well and would have a furlough and be home soon for a few days, and when the telegram came she supposed it was the glad tidings of his coming in life and health.

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