Labahn, Louise 1859 - 1915
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/16/2013 at 20:29:33
HER DEATH WAS SUDDEN
Mrs. Will LaBahn Succumbed to an Attack of Apoplexy
Mrs. William LaBahn, whose death was caused very suddenly by the bursting of a blood vessel on the night of February 9, was one of the pioneers of Plymouth county. Mrs. LaBahn bad retired for the night and had fallen asleep. Shortly afterwards she arose and going downstairs complained of feeling ill and said her arm was hurting her. She became unconscious in a few minutes and died in half an hour. Death was due to hemorrhage of the brain causing apoplexy.
Mrs. LaBahn was a native of Germany, where she was born on June 25, 1859, and was married to William LaBahn in 1880. Her maiden name was
Louise Utech. They came to America in 1881 and lived one year in New York and then came to Le Mars where they lived seven years and then moved onto a farm southeast of Le Mars, after which they moved onto a farm in Johnson township, where she lived until the time of her death. Mr. LaBahn died about four years ago. She was the mother of eleven children and also had ten grandchildren.
The children are Will Labahn, Mrs. Clarence Norton, Fred, Louie, Frank, Ed, Mrs. Fred Attrill, Walter and Alfred. Two children died in infancy. Besides her
children she leaves to mourn her death two sisters and two brothers.
The funeral was held on Saturday, February 13, at the German Lutheran church In Johnson township.
Mrs. LaBahn was well known among the older settlers and enjoyed the respect and esteem of the entire community.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, February 26, 1915
Le Mars, Iowa
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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