DUTTWEILER, Christian 1812 - 1891
DOLNER, DUTTWEILER, GARDNER, SCHIFF, TAYLOR
Posted By: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (email)
Date: 10/29/2003 at 21:16:21
The Fairfield Ledger
Aug. 5, 1891
Page 3 column 7
The last pioneer of 1840 is gone from Walnut township. Christian DUTTWEILER, born Lichtenow, Baden Baden, Germany, Aug. 30th 1812, arrived in the City of New York 1834, and was married to Miss Christena SCHIFF. Their children, four boys and five girls, grew to adult age. Two sons and one daughter are now missing from the family circle, having gone to welcome their father to the great unknown world. From New York City he removed to Ohio, and thence to Walnut township, Jefferson county, Iowa, where he bought a home in which he lived until the date of his death. His amiable wife died April 19th, 1880, and on July 25, 1891, at about 15 minutes to 12 m. (sic), the pioneer crossed the line from mortality to immortality. Cared for in his illness by daughter Mrs. Mary TAYLOR and her husband J. W. TAYLOR, a granddaughter Miss Elma GARDNER, and his eldest daughter, Mrs. DOLNER...He used to hunt deer with the Indian, COMPETINE, in whose honor a creek in the western part of the county is named...If he had faults they were few, and are now buried with him. His four daughters, Mrs. DOLNER, Mrs. TAYLOR, Mrs. P. GARDENER and Mrs. JACOB GARDNER.
[Ed. note: Buried in Germanville Union Free Cemetery.]
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