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GRABER, John 1851 - 1921


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/7/2016 at 22:24:40

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger-Journal"
Thursday, October 20, 1921
Page 1, Column 1


Former Citizen of This City Died at Waterloo Yesterday

John GRABER, who had lived in Iowa all his life, nearly 71 years, died at 1007 Sixth street Wes Waterloo (sic), of a paralytic stroke. He was unconscious except for brief moments at intervals from that time until his death.

He was born Jan. 13, 1851, in Jefferson county, near Fairfield. His parents who were natives of Alsace-Lorraine, France, came to Iowa in a very early day.

Mr. GRABER was farmer by occupation. He lived on a farm in Jefferson county until he moved to New Hampton in 1911. He had lived in Waterloo a year. During most of his life and up to the time of his death he held membership in the Amish church at Wayland, Ia. He was married Sept. 2, 1883, to Miss Lucy E. STEWART, who survived with the following children: Rowland, John, jr., and Mrs. P. K. LEWIS, Waterloo; Levi, Fairfield and Mrs. H. F. SPRECHER, Minneapolis(.) There are five grandchildren, three of whom have lived with their grandparents since infancy, their mother having died 11 years ago. At that time the youngest was a babe three weeks old. Their names are Florence, Charles and Weston HILLMAN. He also leaves to mourn the following brothers and sisters: Chris. GRABER, Fairfield; Mrs. W. M. BANKHEAD, and Dan GRABER, Lockridge, Mrs. Mary WINNER (sic - WEIMER), Des Moines, Nancy GRABER, Des Moines and Peter GRABER, Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at Lockridge 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Baptist church.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: The death date on his gravestone is 1923 - uncertain what the source is for this unless the stone was created later, or when wife Lucy died in 1952.


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