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Gerhardt Storck (1912)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 9/10/2010 at 16:18:35

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 22, 1912
Page 8

Union and Jefferson

Saturday marked the passing away of an old and respected resident, Gerhardt Storck.

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 29, 1912
Page 7

Gerhardt Storck, a native of Germany, was born Dec. 10, 1835. His parents of Lutheran faith, brought him up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. In 1848, the family emigrated to America settling in Clayton county, Iowa. A few years later, the father died, leaving his widow and six young children. The deceased being the oldest of the children, was ever a great help to the widowed mother.

In 1860 he was united in marriage to Wilhelmina Marquardt, who survives him. Ten years after the marriage he left Clayton county for the present location, where, under Godís guidance and blessing, he built up a beautiful home and a godly livelihood for his family. But on the other hand, he experienced the truth of the word of God, that there is tribulation in store for Godís children while they tarry here. Of 12 children, six preceded their father and mother to the eternal blessed home. He bore this loss patiently saying, ďThe Lord gaveth, the Lord hast taken, blessed be the name of the LordĒ. He is numbered among the founders of this congregation and he ever loved and supported his church and in years gone by, donating the present ground, which was part of his farm.

Since January, he has been confined to his home. The trouble which proved fatal last Saturday morning, was practically his first real sickness during his long life of robust health. Patiently, however, he submitted to the ever good and gracious will of his maker and welcomed his end with words and songs of praise. Lovingly, he remembered all the members of his family as to their spiritual welfare, admonishing them to remain true to their church and to the pure word of God, and to labor even more diligently in the Lordís vineyard than he. His glory was in the grace of his God, for the sake of His dear son, Jesus Christ. Therefore blessed is He, for he died in the Lord. Those who submittingly mourn his death are his widowed wife, one son, five daughters, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, 21 grandchildren and a brother. The days of his pilgrimage are 76 years, 5 months and 18 days. Rev. Jobst, Bratter and Schmidt conducted the last earthly service of this member and friend at the Lutheran church Tuesday, May 21st at two p.m.

Note: Burial was made in the Trinity Lutheran cemetery.

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