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Charley Meehlhause (1880-1951)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 12/20/2017 at 03:15:49

Charley Meehlhause, son of John and Marie Meehlhause, was born August 3, 1880 at Ashton, Ill. In infancy, he was consecrated to God in baptism. When he was 2 1/2 years old, he moved with his parents to Dysart, Iowa, and settled on a farm south of Dysart where he attended the rural schools. When he was 14 years of age, he moved to Hartley with his family. Here he grew to manhood.

On September 27, 1905, he was united in marriage to Martha Linder. One son, Elmer, was born to this union. They had always lived on a farm in the Hartley vicinity. Due to ill health, he was forced to leave the farm, moving into town March 1st of this year.

After a four weeks stay at St. Joseph's hospital in Sioux City and the Hartley hospital, he came home, being confined to his bed the last two months preceding his death which came on September 21, 1951, at 10 p.m. He reached the age of 71 years, one month, and 18 days.

All that loving hands could do was done by the family, by relatives, and by friends.

His parents, two sisters, Mary Rost of Clear Lake, S. D., and a twin sister Martha Elizabeth who died in infancy, and one brother, Adam Meehlhause, preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, Martha, and his son, Elmer and wife of Spencer, four brothers, Jake, John, Rudolph, and Henry, all of Hartley, two sisters, Mrs. Louis Adolph of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Martha Landgrebe of Brandt, S. D., and a host of relatives and friends.

He was converted and joined the Evangelical Church in Hartley. When that church ceased to exist in this community, he became active in the Methodist Church. For 15 years, they resided on the Chris Meiske farm near Moneta. During this time, they were active members in the Moneta Methodist church. Since moving to Hartley, they transferred their memberships to the Hartley Methodist church. He was a sincere Christian, a kind husband and father, a good neighbor. In every community in which he lived, his interest was centered upon his home, his family, and his church. The Word of God was his comfort during his severe suffering.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, Sep 27, 1951, p4


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