Schulz, Herman 1887-1927
SCHULZ, WEINREBEN, ONKEN
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/4/2007 at 09:46:13
Craig Independent: Death comes unbidden and often takes those a community
can least afford to lose, yet we must boy to the inevitable and trust to
time and assuage our loss and grief. So it is in the case of Herman Schulz,
who departed this life at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 1927.
Friday morning previous he repaired to his cornfield in usual good health to
gather corn for his livestock and in the evening was stricken with pleurisy
and despite medical attention, and constant care continually grew worse, to
the end. His appointed time had come. In his taking away, the community
loses a young man of sterling worth, honest, conscientious and God-fearing,
one whose word was as good as a government bond. He was a home loving
being, always kind and considerate to his family, ever working hard for
their comfort and well being, and his demise is indeed a severe blow to
Herman Schulz was born May 17, 1887, in Grant township, his parents being
Joachin and Lizzette Schulz, his mother's maiden name being Weinreben.
February 6, 1911, he united in marriage with Miss Amelia Onken, in Reading
township, Sioux County, Iowa, Rev. D. Nuoffer pronouncing the words that
made them husband and wife. To this union five children were born, three
girls and two boys, who with their mother mourn deeply the sudden taking
away of a loving and indulgent father and husband. The children are Helen,
Gladys and Arlene, Kenneth and Melvin. He is also survived by three
brothers and three sisters: Paul, of Seiling, Oklahoma; Will, of Aberdeen,
South Dakota; Emil, of Craig; Mrs. Carl Johnson, Hawarden, Iowa; and Mrs. H.
F. Baack and Mrs. A. F. Winterfeld, of Craig. And he leaves besides a host
of other relatives and friends who knew nothing of him but good.
In his early infancy he was baptized in the Lutheran faith and on March 31,
1901, received his confirmation, and has been a staunch member and helper in
that church ever since. He had reached the age of 40 years, five months and
9 days and had spent all of his life in Sioux and Plymouth counties, in
close proximity to Craig. He took considerable interest in social and civic
life and at the time of his death was one of the trustees of St. John's
Lutheran Church and also a director of the school board of the independent
school district of Craig.
His funeral held at St. John's church in Craig Saturday afternoon and
conducted by his pastor, Rev. Wm. Zibell, who spoke comforting words to his
bereaved family, was the largest ever held here, it being estimated that
between eight and nine hundred persons were present. Every nook and cranny
of the big church was packed and the spacious lawn was dotted with many who
could not be accommodated inside. His funeral cortege was large and his
grave in the Craig Cemetery was banked high with a profusion of beautiful
flowers, symbols of love, honor and respect.
~Note from transcriber dictionary terms: Pleurisy: an inflammation of the
pleura (membrane) that covers the inside of the thorax, accompanied with
fever, pain and cough.
"Thorax". the part of the trunk in humans and higher vertebrates between the
neck and the abdomen, containing the cavity, enclosed by the ribs, sternum,
and certain vertebrae, in which the heart, lungs, etc., are situated; chest.
~source: LeMars Globe-Post, November 7, 1927
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