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Heyl, George (Died 1910)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/8/2011 at 13:34:00

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel


George Heyl Passes Away After Two Day Illness


The deceased was a native of Germany
And Came to America When Very
Young—Served as a Volunteer in the
Civil War

George Heyl, who has been a resident of the city of LeMars for the past seventeen or eighteen years, died at his home on Fulton street, yesterday morning shortly after half past eleven.
His (demise was sudden and unexpected as he was only ill for three days. On Saturday Mr. Heyl was seized with a severe attack of indigestion and very shortly after became seriously ill. Physicians were sent for and attended him constantly until the end came, but their efforts were unavailing and he passed away, death being due to heart trouble.

Mr. Heyl was a familiar figure in LeMars and had many friends and the news of his sudden death came as a shock and caused many expressions of regret.

Mr. Heyl was a native of Germany, where he was born seventy years ago, his birthday falling on the 29th of February. When very young he came to the United States with his parents and grew to manhood here. When the war broke out he was living in Missouri and enlisted in the Twelfth Missouri regiment and served until the close of the strife when he went to Chicago, where he was united in marriage with Catherine Veith, who with a family of sons and daughters survive him. He lived at Dixon, III, and later farmed in Nebraska and was also engaged in the milling business. Prior to coming to LeMars he lived in Ida and Sac counties.

Besides the bereaved wife he leaves several sons and daughters. They are Henry, of Alcester, S. Dak ; Edward, of Laurel, Neb.; George, of Akron; Lewis, of Newcastle, Neb ; Wyatt, of LeMars, and Fred, of Iowa Falls; Mrs. G. A Bliesener, of Regina. Canada, and Mrs. Hermann Frahm, Bona, Colo.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed as word is expected from members of the family at a distance as to when they can arrive here.

Mr Heyl was a member of St John's Evangelical churcb on Howard street and the services will be held at that church.

Mr. Heyl was a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and was highly respected In the community.

He was a member of Mower Post G. A. R., and the old soldiers will attend his funeral in a body.

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