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Matthias Christian Krebs (1841-1920)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 10/23/2021 at 17:42:23

M.C. Krebs Found Dead in Haymow on his Premises in this City at Early Hour Wednesday Morning. In Poor Health for Two Years Past

M.C. Krebs was born in Germany, May 6, 1841, and came to America in 1856, locating at Davenport, where he resided up to his removal to this city in 1906, where his sons, Julius, George, and Anthony resided at the time.

He was married at Davenport on June 7, 1871, to Margaret Hanneman, and to this union were born five sons, George, who passed away some two years ago, Louis of Durant, Herman of Sunbury, Anthony of this city, and Julius of Primghar, who with the widow and a sister at Garretson, South Dakota, and a brother at Laverne, Minnesota, are left to mourn he who had tired of this world.

Deceased was a highly respected citizen, a kind father and a good neighbor and news of his self-destruction was received with sadness by all who had known him.

The funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Albrecht. The remains will be laid at rest in Pleasantview Cemetery.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, 26 Aug 1920, p1

[Extensive reporting of Mr. Krebs' death by suicide can be found in the newspaper article cited below. Researcher is posting obituary and headline only. Death was caused by strangulation by hanging -- suicide. ]


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