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Dietrich Bruns (1817-1896)

BRUNS, BUEHNEMANN, SCHIMMELPFENNIG

Posted By: John Bruns (email)
Date: 3/27/2020 at 15:14:13

(Translated from German) - The Sigourney Courier Newspaper

On Sunday, March 8, 1896, at 7:00 P.M., Dietrich Bruns was called from this life at his home in Sigourney, Iowa at the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 11 days. He was ailing only a short time, but nobody thought that his end was so near. That Sunday he was together with his sons and their families and appeared to be quite well. Shortly before seven, he went to bed soon complaining about cold feet and cold hands and shortly thereafter he went to sleep, never to awaken.

The deceased was a man of strong character and an intuitive sense of right. Often without any reservations he gave help to those who needed help. He didn't give words only but gave them more. He was not only a good church member but also a good Christian.

Through untiring efforts and thrift he became a man of means and he was granted to see his seven sons, Louis, William, Fred, John, Herman, August, and Charley, without exception, become respected men and well-to-do farmers. The Father's blessing helped to build his children's homes. The father's outstanding character, thrift, and energy, which also lived in his sons, was a worthwhile legacy. Peaceful and contented he can rest his head. His work fulfilled.

Dietrich Bruns was born on the 26th of July 1817, in Eiszel, Province of Thedinhausen, Duchy of Braunschweig. In 1848 he came to America, was married in 1853 to Louisa Buehnemann. This union was blessed with three sons, of whom two died in youth. The mother preceded them in death. In 1858 he married Wilhelmine Schimmelfenning from which union six sons were born. They and their wives and children in deep sorrow mourn the loss of the deceased.

A large procession of friends and mourners followed the body of the deceased to its last resting place on Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Biezer delivered the funeral message and gave the bereaved hope. Peace to his ashes.

In behalf of the mourning wife and sons, we say heartfelt thanks to those who gave encouragement and faith at the time of their loss and to those who accompanied the procession to the cemetery.


 

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