Pape, William 1861-1937
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/17/2007 at 22:35:06
WILLIAM PAPE EARLY SETTLER TAKEN BY DEATH
SERVED AS COUNTY SUPERVISOR AND FILLED MANY POSITIONS OF TRUST
HELPED IN ERECTING PRESENT COURT HOUSE BUILDING
William F. Pape, 75, pioneer resident of Plymouth county, died at his home
in Leeds, where he had lived of late years, after an illness of several
weeks. Mr. Pape was well known in the county as a successful farmer and
stockman. During his life he served in county and township offices and took
a prominent part in community affairs. He was elected county supervisor in
1899 and served two terms. He was a member of the board when the present
court house building was erected.
Mr. Pape was born November 18, 1861, at Kewanee, Wis., and when a boy of
twelve came with his parents to Plymouth county. They settled on land in
Hungerford township, where he resided for fifty-six years until retiring in
1929 to Leeds.
SERVED IN MANY POSITIONS
While living on the farm and in Hinton, Mr. Pape served at different times
as assessor, town councilman, and was president of the school board.
He was a member of the Floyd Valley Lodge of Odd Fellows for forty-five
Mr. Pape married Anna Lukes, of Kewanee, March 2, 1889.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Albert Pape, of Sioux City, three
daughters, Mrs. Ella Tiesler, of Hinton; Mrs. Carrie Jauer, of Hinton; Mrs.
Grace Dauman, of Red Wing, Minn.; six grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs.
Mary Powell, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. Celia Woolworth, of Hinton; and Mrs.
Anna Vought, of Sioux City.
FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON
The funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at the Wesley church
in Leeds at 2:30, Rev. J. E. Feller officiating, and interment will be in
Graceland Cemetery, Sioux City.
~source: LeMars Sentinel, July 23, 1937
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