Dora (Bruegmann) Baumeister (1875-931)
BRUEGMANN, VOSS, BAUMEISTER, MENGEL, GOETSCH, FRICK
Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 9/7/2018 at 04:12:51
Mrs. Charles Baumeister passed
away at her home Monday
evening after an illness of several
Mrs. Charles K. Baumeister,
nee Dora Bruegmann, first saw
the light of day at Durant, Muscatine
county, Ia., March 7, 1875.
She was the daughter of the late
Fred Bruegmann and his wife
Margaret, nee Voss. In early infancy
she was baptized into the
Christian faith. In 1887 her parents
left their home and sought
a new one in O'Brien county
where they continued to farm.
In Mr. Charles K . Baumeister
she found her life companion
and was married to him, April 8,
18S3 at Primghar. Their union
was blessed with two children, a
son and a daughter. Mr. and Mrs.
Baumeister at first resided three
miles southwest of Hartley but
in 1897 they moved to the farm
four miles south of Hartley where
they have since made their home.
In April of this year she became
ill, but no one; at least of
all she, thought that the illness
was of a serious nature. However
her condition became rapidly
worse and for the last several
weeks she was critically ill. It
became evident that she was suffering
with cancer, and while she
suffered acutely for a time, we
are grateful that that time was
much shorter than is usually the
The end eame on Monday
night, July 13, at 10 minutes after
9 o'clock. She attained the age
of 56 years, 4 months and six
She is deeply mourned by
her husband, Mr. Charles K
Baumeister, two children,
Mrs. Ernest Mengel of this
vicinity and Christ Baumeister
at home; two brothers,
Louis Bruegmann and
Charles Bruegmann, both of near
Hartley; three sisters, Mrs. Geo.
Baumeister, near Hartley, Mrs.
August Goetsch of Spencer and
Mrs. William Goetsch of near
One brother, William
and a sister, Mrs. George Frick
preceded her in death. She also
leaves three grandchildren, four
brothers-in-law, George Baumeister,
George Frick, August
Goetsch and William Goetsch, one
sister-in-law, Mrs. Chas Bruegmann,
several nephews and nieces
and a large circle of friends.
Mrs. Baumeister was an honest
and industrious woman who
worked side by side with her husband
for nearly forty years, to
build up a home and an income
for her declining years, little
dreaming that she was not to
reap as fully as she had hoped
the reward of her labors. Man
proposes, God disposes.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at
the home and at 2 o'clock at the
Trinity Evangelical church with
Rev. F. W . Budy officiating.
Special music by the mixed quartet.
Interment was at Pleasant
Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, 16 Jul 1931, p1
Obrien Obituaries maintained by Kris Meyer.
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