PAUSTIAN, Carl Otto (1850-1930)
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Date: 3/30/2020 at 12:24:28
Carl Otto Paustian
(June 5, 1850 – February 9, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thursday, Feb 13, 1930, p.1, col.3
Otto Paustian Dies At Holstein; Had Almost Reached 80 Years. Celebrated Golden Wedding in 1926.
HOLSTEIN, FEB 12 – After a brief illness of less than two weeks, Otto Paustian died early Sunday morning, Feb 9, at a ripe age, loved and respected by the entire Holstein community.
Funeral services were held on Methodist church, conducted by Rev. A. W. Gauger. Six of the oldest business men of Holstein served at pall bearers. Interment was made in Holstein Cemetery.
Carl Otto William Paustian was born June 5, 1850 in Selent, Germany. There he received the rites of baptism in early infancy in the Lutheran church. He came to America with the family when he was a lad of five years of age. After residing one year in Cincinnati, Ohio, the family moved to Davenport, this state, where the son grew to manhood. He was confirmed in the Lutheran church at the age of ten.
Early in life his interests turned to mercantile lines. He clerked in a store until he came to Holstein in 1883 to embark upon a business career for himself. He opened shop in what was since known as the Paustian store. By upright and honest dealing, he built up a fine business and enjoyed his share of patronage.
Deceased was married on Christmas Day, 1876, to Miss Mary Mueck, who proved a real helpmate and faithful companion during more than half a century of married life. Seven children were born to them of whom six are living today. They are: Ferdinand of Rockford, Ill.; Bertha, residing at home, Olga, who died several years ago, Alfred of Rocford, Ill., Hugo of LaCrosse, Kas., Walter of Los Angeles, Calif., and Elsie of Omaha. It was their great privilege to celebrate their golden wedding on Christmas Day, 1926.
During all these years they carried on their business at the “Old Stand” where he and his [wife] were ever ready to serve their customers, and where friendly greeting awaited them. As the years went by and they advanced in age they were hardly able to keep step with the modern tempo, however, the power of habit kept them at their post and they were still a part of the mercantile world.
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