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Dennler, John (1839-1915)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/7/2011 at 17:21:58

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel

Old Resident of Liberty Township
Passes Peacefully Away Without
Struggle After Long and Honorable
Life of Toll—Leaves Large Family.

John Dennler, one of the early settlers of Plymouth county, who has resided in Liberty township for more than forty years, was found dead in bed at his home yesterday morning. Life ended for him in a pleasant sleep. Mr. Dennler the day before his death was apparently in the best of health with which he had been blessed all his long life. He took an automobile ride in the evening with one of his sons and on returning home sat and chatted with his family until a late
hour, retiring after eleven o'clock.

In the morning the other members of the family arose and ate breakfast. Mrs. Charles Dennler, his daughter-in-law, went to call him later, and receiving no response, surmised something
was wrong and entering his bedchamber, found that the old gentleman was dead. From appearances he had been dead for several hours and apparently had passed away without
a struggle.

John Dennler was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, Europe on June 2, 1839, where he attended school. When a youth he emigrated to America and in 1857 located at LaPorte, Ind., where he worked on farms for several years. When the civil war broke out he enlisted and served for three years and six months. He was a member of Company I, Thirty-second Indiana infantry, and after three year’s service reenlisted in Company B, 165th Indiana regiment. Mr. Dennler saw much hard service and severe fighting and took part In many of the big battles
of the war, his regiment being In the battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Stone River, Michigan Ridge, Liberty Gap and Dallas.

After the war he returned to his avocation of farming and in 1867 came to Plymouth county where he lived until his death. In 1870 he homesteaded a piece of land two miles northeast of Merrill and stayed there about a year when he sold his rights and went over to the Perry Creek,
where he bought railroad land. In 1871 he was married to Elizabeth Albright, with whom he lived a long and happy wedded life. She died in 1907.

Mr.Dennler is survived by a large family of sons and daughters who are Will Dennler, engaged in business in Merrill; Mrs. Will Veidt, George, Mrs. Will Barnable, Mrs. Geo. Ruedy, Mrs. Bert Hoss; all living in the Vicinity.

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