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Dommer, Herman 1882-1935

DOMMER, GERDES

Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/2/2010 at 20:38:17

From: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May, 28, 19354

Herman Dommer Craig Resident Dies On Journey

Was On Way Home From Sanitarium Where He Had Been A Patient

Death came unexpectedly to Herman Dommer, 53, prominent farmer of Preston township, Thursday afternoon. He was returning home from Muscatine where he had been in a sanitarium and was stricken at Denison, Iowa, while on the journey.

Mr. Dommer had been suffering for some time with an internal malady and was admitted to a local hospital April 1, where he underwent an operation. He was taken to Muscatine, May 1, to receive treatment from specialists.

Herman Edward Dommer was born August 7, 1882 in Marienburg, Prussia, Germany, and was a son of Fredrich Dommer and Marie Schmidt Dommer. He attended school and received his early education in his native place. He came to America in 1900 and made his home with his brother, August Dommer, near Henderson, Minn. He was enrolled as a student in the university of Minnesota. Mr. Dommer learned the trade of buttermaker and followed his occupation in various towns. In 1909 he came to Craig and settled there permanently.

He was united in marriage February 24, 1910, to Amelia, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricklef Gerdes.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, four children, Katherine, Frederick, Edward and Adeline, his mother-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Gerdes, his sister, Mrs. Henrietta Keip, of Henderson, Minn.; a brother, John Dommer, of Wabassa, Minn. A sister Mrs. Annie Steve, died in June 1934.

Mr. Dommer was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in his youth. He held offices in the church at times. He was a good citizen, active in public affairs, and a supporter of any laudable enterprise. He was a devoted son, husband and father and highly esteemed by many neighbors and friends.

Funeral Held At Craig

The funeral was held Monday at St. John's Lutheran church in Craig, the pastor, Rev. Wm. Zibell, officiating and the interment made in the Craig cemetery.

The pallbearers were Herman Frerichs, Arthur Kallsen, Herman Schmidt, H. R. Varenhorst, L. J. Winterfleld and C. S. Johnson.

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