BREMER, Henry (1854-1930)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/2/2020 at 16:00:24
((July 30, 1854 – May 3, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., May 8th, 1930, p.1
Was Prominent Holstein Citizen
Holstein, Iowa, May 7 – Henry Bremer, one of the best known and most popular citizens of Holstein, passes away from this early life Saturday evening, May 3, at 7:30 o’clock, after a three years illness. He has been bedfast since August 1928. During the past winter it seemed that for a time he was improving and was able to sit up in bed and enjoy a game of cards with his friends and members of the family. About three weeks ago, he seized with a sudden fainting spell and since then has gradually grown weaker.
Henry Bremer was born in Steinburg, Suederan Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in July 1854, and was in his 76th year at the time of his death. At his birth he was baptized in the Lutheran church and later was confirmed at the usual age of German children. When he was 18 years old, he emigrated to America and located in Scott County, Iowa, where he labored on a farm. In 1882 he left Scott County and made his home with James Langan on the farm now occupied by Felton Lingle, 4 ˝ miles southwest of Holstein. He was married October 13, 1882 to Dora Michaelsen and they lived on the Langan farm until the fall of 1890 when they moved to the home place, in section 32, Griggs Township, 3 ˝ miles southwest of Holstein. Here he and his industrious wife worked together until 1912 when they moved into Holstein and made room for the children to follow the toil of the farms. During his life in Holstein, he was active in many affairs whether he received compensation for it or not. He assisted in the organization of the Holstein elevator and served as one of its directors for many years. He was one of the adjusters and representatives of the Ida-Crawford County farmers insurance company as long as his health permitted. He served about 20 years on the town council and was mayor for three years, resigning on account of ill health. His membership in the Holstein turnverein was long standing and he was always willing to work for the organization. For many years he was a director of the Holstein Savings Bank and of the Cushing Savings Bank. As a member of the Holstein Community Club, he had the interest of the town at heart, to make the town a fit place to live in and attractive to visitors. He was a man of sound principles, noble character, always busy and active, and never refused to help the needy or to exemplify in his life the principles of the golden rule. He leaves his faithful wife who has been his constant attendant during the long period of illness, August Bremer, Hugo Bremer, Mary Sindt, Bertha Sindt, Ida Sindt, all of Holstein and Selma Ihnen of Harris, Iowa. There are nineteen grandchildren. One brother and two sisters reside in Germany and a cousin at Manning, Ia.
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