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Nicholas Holst 1881-1950

HOLST, REISS, HANKEN, PETERSEN, HARMS, ROHWEDDER

Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 1/27/2022 at 07:42:18

13 April 1950 - The Anamosa Journal

ONSLOW - Funeral service was conducted Saturday, at the home, for Nicholas Christian Holst, 68, prominent banker, cattle-feeder and former county supervisor.

He died at his home Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., following a long illness.

Rev. C. E. Burdine officiated at the service. Masonic burial was in Wyoming cemetery. Casket bearers were George Paulsen, Marvin Holst, John Paulsen, Carl Harms, Herman Petersen and Paul Henecke.

Mr. Holst was born Oct. 6, 1881. He is survived by Mrs. Holst; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Reiss, Onslow, and Miss Elsie Holst, Chicago; a grand-daughter, Marie Reiss; one brother, C. M. Holst; and four sisters: Mrs. Ida Hanken and Mrs. Lizzie Petersen, Monticello; Mrs. Lena Harms, Anamosa, and Mrs. Anna Petersen, Oxford Junction. He was married April 29, 1908, to Toni Rohwedder, Wyoming, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rohwedder, deceased.

Mr. Holst had been a director of Onslow Savings bank since 1907, and was its president since 1937. He was for many years treasurer of Fraternity Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

He was a Democratic member of the Jones county board of supervisors from 1933 to 1939; a long-time Farm Bureau member; chairman of the Tenant Purchase committee in 1939; and chairman of the World war II Jones county draft board.

He operated his 357 acre farm two miles east of Center Junction from 1912 until October, 1941, when he retired to live in Onslow. For many years, over 300 head of Hereford cattle left the farm annually for the Chicago market.


 

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