Blecker, August 1844-1912
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/8/2015 at 12:12:56
DEATH OF A PIONEER
AUGUST BLECKER PASSES AWAY AFTER PAINFUL ILLNESS
August Blecker, on of thepioneer settlers of Plymouth, died at his home on Cedar street on Friday after a severe illness in which he suffered greatly, caused by erysipelas and other complications.
August Blecker was a native of Germany, where he was born at Lippe Detnold, on August 14, 1844. When he was a boy his parents emigrated to America in 1857, settling inPennsylvania. In 1862 they moved West and settled at Ponca, Neb. The family moved to Plymouth county in 1878 and resided here since. Eight years ago Mr. Blecker took up his residence in Le Mars.
He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Schneider in 1867. She preceded him in death many years ago.
Mr. Blecker leaves a large family to mourn his death. They are, Henry Blecker, Brookings, South Dakota; August Blecker, Merrill; Mrs. George Bender, Hinton; Mrs. Phillip Koenig, Ontario, Oregon; Mrs. Geo. Spies, Plymouth township; Misses Christena and Anna Blecker, of this city. He also leave a brother, Chas. Blecker, of Ponca, Neb.
The funeral will be held today at the United Evangelical church, of which the deceased was a long time member, and the remains taken to the cemetery at Melbourne, where his wife and his father are buried.
Mr. Blecker was a pioneer resident, settling in Plymouth township in early days and experienced the vicissitudes which were borne by the hardy pioneers. By hard work and integrity he secured a fine farm and an independence, and in his latter days was able to enjoy a well earned rest after many years of constant toil.
He was an upright and just man, a good citizen in every sense of the word, a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and friend, and enjoyed the respect of the community where eh made his home for so many years.
Le mars Semi-Weeky Sentinel
Tuesday, March 19, 1912
Le Mars, Iowa
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