Klemme, A. C. 1864-1938
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/13/2009 at 14:14:35
A.C. Klemme was born March 21, 1864, in Will County, Illinois. At an early
age he became a member of the Christian church by baptism and on April 14,
1878, he was confirmed at Washington township, Will County, Ill. He lived in
Will County with his parents until he reached the age of 22, when he entered
the holy state of matrimony with Miss Anna Frahm on January 21, 1886.
On March 1 the same year they moved to Marion County, Kansas, residing there
14 years. After that they moved on a farm near Akron, where they lived three
years. Since then, they have lived on their farm three miles west of
The Lord blessed their marriage with seven children, three sons and four
daughters: Reinhart, Edwin and Roy of LeMars, (Emily) Mrs. F.J. Hinrichs,
Peotone, Ill.; (Edith)Mrs. Martin Cord, Waterloo, Iowa; (Clara) Mrs. Harry Schrader, Peotone, Ill.; (Eleanor) Mrs. Matt Koch, Fairmont, Minn. Eight years ago they took a
child from a children's home in Davenport, Iowa, Irene Phillips Johnson, and gave her a home and loving care.
The deceased is survived, besides his wife and children who mourn his death,
by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also by one brother, H.F.
Klemme of LeMars, and two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Schoenwaldt of Beecher, Ill.,
and Mrs. Charles Heldt of Grant Park, Ill.
Many other relatives and friends deeply mourn his death. The deceased was a
kind and devoted husband and father and had the favor of all who knew him.
The departed was in poor health for some time, bearing his suffering
patiently. On April 24, he was taken to Fairmont, Minn., where he underwent
an operation, but in spite of all medical science and the best of care, he
could not survive the same. As he became critically ill, a pastor was called
to his bedside who prepared for him his departure. Knowing that the end was
nearing, he was willing to depart commending his spirit into the hands of
his Redeemer. On May 2 at 12:15 p.m., he passed into the peaceful beyond
attaining the age of 74 years, 1 month and 11 days.
~Source: The LeMars Sentinel, May 13, 1938
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