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Trometer, Andrew 1850-1928


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/31/2008 at 20:54:45


The funeral of Andrew Trometer, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jake Lehman, six miles southwest of Merrill, was held Monday afternoon from the Merrill Lutheran Church, Rev. Zenk officiating. Burial was made in the Merrill cemetery.

Deceased was 78 years of age and was widely known throughout this county. Old age was the cause of his death.

Mr. Trometer was born on February 3, 1850, in Germany and at an early age came to this country. He has been living in this county for 50 years.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter; Fred and Peter, of near Merrill, and Mrs. Jake Lehman. Besides the immediate family he leaves many friends and grandchildren who join with the relatives in mourning the loss of a pioneer settler. Mrs. Trometer passed away 17 years ago.

~Source: Hinton newspaper, dated Aug. 2, 1928
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, August 3, 1928

Andrew Trometer Was Well Known Farmer in West Part of County
Funeral Services Held in Merrill Lutheran Church

Andrew Trometer, a pioneer settler of Plymouth county, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jake Lehmann, Friday, July 27, death being due to the infirmities of old age and two strokes which he suffered a number of years ago. Mr. Trometer was 78 years, 5 months and 24 days of age at the time of his death.

The funeral was held from the Lutheran Church at Merrill Monday afternoon, Rev. A.F. Zenk officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Johnson township cemetery beside those of his wife who preceded him in death on March 19, 1911. Pallbearers at the funeral were Carl Johnson, Andre and Chris Carstensen, Ben Borchers, Frank Wetrosky and Albert Wendt.


Andrew Trometer was born at Wintzenbach, Elsale, Germany, on February 3, 1850. In about 1865 he came to the United States and settled in Illinois and later moved to Buchanan county, Iowa. On June 6, 1882, he was united in marriage to Barbara Pfadt at Independence, Iowa, and immediately started farming in Harrison county. In 1889 they moved to Plymouth county and settled on a farm west of Merrill. Since the death of his wife, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Jake Lehmann.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Jake Lehmann, Fred and Peter Trometer, all of this vicinity. Two children passed away in infancy. Besides the children, he is survived by thirteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives.


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