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Bohlke, Ferdinand 1831-1910


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 5/15/2019 at 16:50:57

From: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, February 4, 1910

Ferdinand Bohlke, a Well Known Resident of Remsen, Succumbed to Old Age—Had Resided in This County For Past Twenty-Five Years.

Ferdinand Bohlke died at his home in Remsen last Sunday of old age, being nearly four score years old. He had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected by his relatives and friends. He was a native of Germany, having been born at Steinfeldt, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, on August 4, 1831, and was married to Miss Mary Stuntebeck in 1852 in their native land, where the majority of their years was spent. To this union ten children were born, seven of who survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. They are Henry, of Petersburg, Iowa; Frank and Ferdinand, of Oyens; Joseph, August, Bernard, and Mrs. Josephine Vaske, of Remsen and vicinity. In 1885 Mr. Bohlke and his family came to America, locating on a farm near Petersburg and the following year came to this county, where they have since resided. About eight years ago Mr. Bohlke retired from active farm life and took up his residence in Remsen. The deceased was a devout member of St. Mary’s church in Remsen and the funeral was held there on Wednesday, Rev. Father Schulte officiating and was attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors.

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