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Buettner, Charles (1825-1905)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/2/2011 at 23:53:37

LeMars Globe Post

Funeral of Pioneer.
Chas. Beuttner who died at his home in LeMars on Monday, was one of the pioneers of this county, coming here in 1860 and homesteading on a farm in Liberty township. At that time there were no settlers in the west part of the county, except in the extreme west. His nearest neighbor
was P. Emmert, Sr., who was a member of the Floyd colony eight miles away.

He was born in Hamburg, Germany, about eighty-one years ago and coming to America at an early age went to Missouri to reside. When the civil war broke out he took up arms for the Union and served nearly four years in the Fourth Missouri cavalry during which he received a sabre wound in the head which caused him much pain and later became a cancerous growth and causing blindness. After the war was over he worked as a tanner in Dubuque for several years. He came to LeMars to make his home several years ago.

The funeral was held from his home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. C. Rhinefrauk of the German M. E. church conducting the house services
after which the veterans of Mower Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member, took charge and conducted the beautiful post service.

He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

Otto Suessmuell of Merrill, Wis., a brother of Mrs. Buettner came to attend the funeral. Mr. Suessmuell conducts a German newspaper at Merrill.

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