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Gosting, William (1839-1913)

GOSTING, SCHROOTEN, DOTZAUER, BRYANT, HAGEN, HICKS, KIMMELL

Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/8/2011 at 00:22:45

LE MARS Semi-Weekly Sentinel
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1913

ONE OF THE PIONEERS
WILLIAM GOSTING DIES AT HOME
OF SON IN OREGON

HOMESTEADED FORTY YEARS AGO

Deceased Served in the Civil War
in the Third Iowa Infantry and
Shortly After Came to Plymouth
County—Death of Young Mother

Louis Dotzauer, of Union township, received a telegram on Friday, from The Dalles, Oregon, announcing the death of William E. Gosting, at his home at that place. Mr. Gosting had been in failing health for some time and the news was not unexpected.

William Gosting was one of the early settlers in Plymouth county and has many relatives and friends in this section. He was a native of England, where he was born in Lincolnshire on April 14, 1839. With his parents he came to America when a lad of thirteen and the family settled at
Cleveland, Ohio, shortly after, they moved to Hopkinton, Iowa, where with his father and brother, farmed.

Mr. Gosting was united in marriage with Miss Lydia M. Walter January 1, 1861, and lived a long and happy wedded life with her until her death on August 12, 1905.

Shortly after his marriage the Civil war broke out and he bade a tender farewell to his bride and went to the front, serving three years and three months in the Third Iowa infantry. Four of his brothers also served in the war.

In 1871 Mr. Gosting came to Plymouth county and homesteaded a piece of land in Lincoln township, where he and his wife toiled hard and underwent the vicissitudes concomitant
with the pioneer days. He bought a farm in Stanton township later and brighter days dawned and he and his good wife reaped the reward of honest toil and labor and were enabled to give their large family of children advantages of which they themselves had never dreamed. The farm from small beginnings became a beautiful country place surrounded with the luxuries and comforts of modern life.

In 1901 Mr. and Mrs. Gosting retired from active-farm life and came to LeMars to live and enjoy a well earned rest. Since the death of his wife Mr. Gosting had lived with a son at The Dalles, Oregon.

Eight children were born to their union, six of whom live to revere the memory of a good father. They are Arthur, of The Dalles, Ore.; Frank, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Arnold
Schrooten, of Stanton township; Mrs. A. L. Dotzauer, of Union township; Mrs. Lou Bryant, of Calgary, Can.; Mrs. Henry Hagen, of Seattle, Wash. Two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Hicks, of LeMars, and Mrs. Russell Kimmell, of Acme, Canada, preceded him in death.The deceased is also survived by two brothers, George Gosting, of Westfleld; Fred Gosting, of Hopkinton, Iowa, and four sisters, Mrs. E. M. Lindsay, Minneapolis; Mrs. Louise Moser, of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. George
Cook, of New Orleans; Mrs. Lotta Jackson, Redlands, Cal.

Mr. Gosting was a good citizen, a brave soldier, a fond and affectionate husband and father, a friend and neighbor always to be depended upon. He was broad minded and liberal and did well in the three score years and more which proved his allotted span on earth.

The remains will be brought here for interment beside those of his wife. Services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Beely undertaking rooms at two o'clock, Rev. C.G. Butler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.

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