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Gronemeyer, Frederick 1864-1949


Posted By: Janet Schuldt, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/18/2009 at 11:17:51

Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, USA November 3, 1949

Fred Gronemeyer Dies at Home of Son East of Akron

Fred H. Gronemeyer, 85, a resident of Plymouth county the past 64 years, died Sunday (October 30, 1949) in the farm home of his son, Fred, east of Akron.

Mr. Gronemeyer was born May 10, 1864, at Hanover, Germany. He came to the United States when he was 18 years old and lived three years in Cedar county. He then moved to Preston township, Plymouth county.

Mr. Gronemeyer farmed most of his life except from 1921 to 1931 when he lived in Le Mars. In recent years he made his home with his children. He was a charter member of the Preston township Lutheran church, which celebrated its 60th anniversary October 30. He married Wilhelmina Barinsky February 1, 1888 (Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 - marriage date was 21 February 1888). She preceded him in death.

Survivors are five sons and a daughter, George, William, and Mrs. Caroline Barker of Ireton, John of Cherokee, Fred of Akron, and Arthur of Le Mars, 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, Fred and at 2 o’clock in the Preston township Lutheran church with Rev. H. F. Stief officiating.

Rites Are Held Last Wednesday for Pioneer Preston Farmer

Another of the early-day residents of northwestern Plymouth county was called to his reward in the passing of Fred H. Gronemeyer on Sunday, October 30, 1949, at the farm home of his son, Fred J. Gronemeyer, in Preston township, after a residence there of about sixty-four years, at the age of 85 years, 5 months, and 20 days.

Mr. Gronemeyer was born May 10, 1864, in Hanover, Germany, and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. After living with an uncle in Cedar county, Iowa, three years, he came to Plymouth county, which had since remained his home. after farming many years in Preston township, he lived in Le Mars from 1921 to 1931. He was married on February 21, 1888, to Wilhelmina Barninsky, who preceded him in death. In recent years since his health was not good he has lived with his children.

Surviving him are five sons, Fred, George and William, who live in Preston township, John of Cherokee, Ia., and Arthur, of Washington township; one daughter, Mrs. Caroline barker, of Ireton, Ia.; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gronemeyer was one of two charter members of st. John's Lutheran church in Preston township, which was observing its sixieth anniversary on the day of his death. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon of last week at St. John's American Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. F. Stief. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, November 10, 1949
Akron, Iowa


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