REHSE, Wilhelm J. 1850 - 1925
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Date: 4/1/2009 at 18:34:32
Ida Grove Newspaper
Ida Grove, Iowa
February 4, 1925
WILHELM JULIUS REHSE
IN LAST SLEEP
One of Earliest Settlers in Ida County
Failing gradually in health the last six or seven years, and suffering with a complication of diseases that terminated in dropsy. Wilhelm Julius Rehse died Saturday, January 31 at 5 a.m. at his home east of Ida Grove.
He was the son of Sebastian and Anna Hack Rehse and was born March 30, 1850 at Seebach, Saxen-Thuringen, Germany. He lived to the age of 74 years, 10 months and 1 day. His parents came to America in 1852, settling in Cook county, Illinois. As he grew up, he followed the trade of harness maker. He was confirmed in the Lutheran church at Blue Island, Ill. He married Augusta Runge in 1873 and 3 years later they came to Ida County. They settled in Grant township, when there were only two or three homes between Ida Grove and Denison. They lived in Ida Grove from 1912 to 1917 and then moved east of Ida Grove on a farm with their son William Jr.
Mr. Rehse is survived by his wife, five children, John, William, Carl, Mrs. Anna Rusch and Henry. He has ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Rev. J. H. Iversen conducted services at the late home Monday at 12:30, followed by services in English and German at the Grant Lutheran church. He was buried in the church cemetery. The pall bearers were W. G. Stewart, Sam Ferguson, Theo Abbe, Carl Miller, Henry Streck and Frank Plantz.
Ida Obituaries maintained by Karon S. Velau.
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