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REHSE, Henry 1854 - 1926


Posted By: Pamela Wagler (email)
Date: 4/1/2009 at 17:29:50

Ida Grove Newspaper
Ida Grove, Iowa
31 Mar 1926


End Comes Without Warning
to Henry Rehse

While conversing and joking with a group of friends in Joe Smith's recreation parlor Sunday evening, Henry Rehse was stricken with heart trouble and died in a few minutes. There was no outward sign of distress, excepting that he drew a sharp breath, while laughing and crumpled in his chair. Death had ensued before a physician could reach his side. While apparently in health, Mr. Rehse had been troubled with this malady for some time.

Henry Rehse was born July 28, 1854 in Blue Island, Illinois and lived to the age of 71 years and 8 months. His boyhood was spent at Blue Island and he often went to Chicago when it was only a small city. His father died when he was six weeks old and his mother when he was 12. Mr. Rehse came to Ida county when he was 22 years old, settling with his brothers in 1876 on a farm in Grant township. They built a small shack
on the raw prairie and hauled most of their supplies from Denison. He was married March 8, 1878, to Martha Rudloff. They lived in Grant township until 1888 and then moved to Ida Grove for a few years. They were next on a farm two miles east of Ida Grove for a number of years and came back to Ida Grove where Mrs. Rehse died September 16, 1903.

Mr. Rehse was the last of a family of three brothers and one sister. He is survived by three children; Charles Rehse of Milford, Mrs. Hugh Myers of Leal, N.D., and Mrs. Walter Brown of Madison, S.D. He had 12 grandchildren.

He was a charter member of both the Grant township and Ida Grove Lutheran churches and took the greatest interest in the success of both these congregations. His church was very dear to him and often in his thoughts. As a man, he was unassuming, industrious, cheery and drew to himself, a large circle of friends.

Among those from a distance who have come to attend the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Rehse and son Boyd of Milford. C. J. Rudlofff and son L. Rudloff of George, Iowa; Mrs. Walter Brown and daughter Ruth of Madison, N.D.; L. F. Kramer of Bigelow, Miss.

The services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Rev. Van Griethuyiam in charge. Burial beside his wife.


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