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Frederick Rahmiller 1839-1915


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 3/21/2023 at 15:30:55

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, 1915
Page 1

Frederick Rahmiller, a highly respected and one of the pioneer citizens of Louisa county, died very suddenly last Thursday morning at his home one half mile south of Columbus City. His death was caused by heart failure. Mr. Rahmiller has been affected for some time with a weakness of the heart, but he had been enjoying his usual health and Monday afternoon previous to his death he was in Columbus Junction. Frederick Rahmiller was a native of Germany, having been born in that country, December 5, 1839. He was a son of Frederick and Mary (Bekemeyer) Rahmiller. His father came with his family to America in 1845 and took up his residence temporarily at Little York, Pennsylvania. Some time in the fifties he came to Iowa and settled in this county where he purchased 80 acres of land and established the Rahmiller home. Here his son Frederick grew to manhood devoting a large part of his time and attention to farming.

In 1859 Mr. Rahmiller was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Arning and to them seven children were born as follows: Henry, of this county, Frederick C., of Oelwein; William, of Ferndale Neighborhood; Herman, of this county; Rose, wife of John W. Adamson, of the Ferndale Neighborhood; Louisa, wife of Louis Cutkomp, of this county; and Mary, deceased. The mother of these children died in 1885 and in 1890 Mr. Rahmiller was united in marriage to Mrs. Harriet (Hall) Bond, who also survives to mourn his death.

Mr. Rahmiller was an earnest Christian man. He was a member of the United Brethren church. He was always willing to do his part in helping others. Mr. Rahmiller was an honorable and conscientious man in the fullest meaning of these words.

Mr. Rahmiller had one brother, William, who was killed in the Northern army during the civil war and one sister, Mary, who died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. Mayfield, of Morning Sun. Interment in the Columbus City cemetery.


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