Laux, John S. 1856-1940
LAUX, MUSBACH, NAHRUNG
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/24/2014 at 20:02:40
December 30, 1940
JOHN S. LAUX RITES TUESDAY
Well Known Resident Died Sunday Evening At His Home
John S. Laux, a well known pioneer resident of Plymouth county, passed away at his home Sunday night following a long sickness. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from Mauer’s funeral home and interment will be in the city cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be C. A. Mauer, C. E. Haas, Carson Herron, John Featherston. Active pallbearers will be Cloyd Woodke, Charles Steele, R. J. Joynt, Carl Marcue, Herbert Haas, and Arthur Honnold.
John Stephen Laux was born November 1, 1856, at Cedar Lake, Indiana, the son of Stephen Laux and Anna Marie Musbach, who came to the U.S. from Wurtemburg, Germany. He moved to LeMars in 1877, where he was engaged in the grocery business for many years with his brothers, Emil and Will Laux.
In September, 1886, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Nahrung at Osceola, Kansas, and in 1891 sold his interest in the store and moved to a farm south of LeMars.
Twelve children, all still living, were born to this union and in 1912, the family moved to a small farm near town. Mrs. Laux died in 1922.
Mr. Laux is survived by his 12 children: Wilbur Laux, Irene Laux, Mrs. W. F. Bogen, and Leonard Laux, LeMars; Vernon Laux and Mrs. Charles Eyres, Merrill; Mrs. John Rees, Spencer; Mrs. Armand Schuler, Swea City; Mrs. Lee Steele, Sioux City; Mrs. Walter M. Manning and Miss Edith Laux, Des Moines; and Kenneth Laux, Wilmington, Delaware. Eleven of his children were present at the time of his peaceful passing.
He is also survived by a sister, Miss Mary Laux, of LeMars, and two brothers, Will Laux, LeMars and Emil Laux, Baldwin, Long Island, and 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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