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Kundert, Adam 1834-1910


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/2/2010 at 20:00:18

Le Mars Globe-Post, June 20, 1910

[Transcriber’s Note: The name of the on the tombstone is ADAM Kundert and not Henry. I also checked the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website and he is listed as ADAM.]



One of the Early Settlers of Plymouth County and Survivor of the Civil War

Henry Kundert an old and long time resident of Le Mars and Plymouth county passed away at 10 o'clock at his homes on South Madison street yesterday morning. For the past year he had been failing and his gradual weakening had held out a warning to friends and relatives that the end might be near at any time. He had not left the home during the past eight months and most of the time he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Kundert was a Civil war veteran and took an active part in many notable engagements. At the battle of Antietam in 1863, he was severely wounded by rifle bullets during the thickest of the contest. The wounds which followed him to his grave greatly aggravated him in his old age and eventually resulted in his death.

Henry Kundert was a native of Switzerland, where he was born at Rusty, Canton Glarus on the 30th of November, 1834, He came to America in 1859 and first located In Pennsylvania. At the outbreak of the Civil war when the Union forces were at strife he nobly joined the ranks of the northern army, enlisting in the 56th volunteer regiment infantry of Pennsylvania. He remained in the service until wounded in the battle of Antietam. He was discharged from the hospital through honorable service In 1863 and went to
New Glarus, Green county, Wis.

He was united in marriage at that place to Miss Margaret Wichter, on August 4, 1864. In 1871, they moved to Webster City, la., where they remained two years. Mr. Kundert homesteaded on a claim near Sibley in 1873 remaining there until coming to Le Mars in 1876. The family remained here two years, until going to Akron in 1878 where they lived for a number of years. In 1893 they again moved to I.e.Mars where they have resided since.

The deceased is survived by five children and three children preceded their father in death. The living are Mrs. Lizzie Smith, of Marion, Ia., Miss .Margaret Kundert. who is expected home from the normal school at Cedar Falls, this morning, Adam, of Blackfoot, Idaho, Mrs. Geo. N. Hicherson of Brooklyn. .N. Y. The grieved wife and mother, who has been a constant companion for nearly a half century is also left to mourn the loss of a good and just husband

The relatives from abroad were notified of the death yesterday and the funeral arraignments will be made when. they arrive. The services will be conducted by members of Mower Post G. A. R. of which he was a valiant member.

Mr. Kundert had a wide acquaintance in this county where he had lived so long and had a great many friends. He was highly respected by his neighbors being esteemed a true friend, a just man and an honorable citizen.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel


The Dead Man Was a Native of Switzerland
and Came to America When,
a Young Man—Served With Bravery
in Civil War
Adam Kundert, a well known and long time resident of LeMars, succumbed to a long illness on Sunday morning, passing away at ten o'clock at his borne on South Madison street. He had been in failing health for more than a year and had been confined to his home for the past eight months.

Adam Kundert was a native of Switzerland, where he was born in Rueti, Canton Glarus, November 30, 1834. He came to America in 1859 and located in Pennsylvania. When the war
broke out Mr. Kundert enlisted in the ranks to serve his adopted country and joined the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania volunteers and remained in the service until incapacitated by wounds at the battle of Antietem. The wounds which he sustained in this battle affected his health the rest of his life. He received an honorable discharge from the army and went to New Glarus, Wisconsin, after he was able to leave the hospital where he lay wounded and sick for many months.

At New Glarus he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Wichter on August 4, 1871 and soon after their marriage they moved to Webster City. In 1875 they moved to Osceola county and took up a claim near Sibley, where they lived until coming to LeMars in 1876. The family moved to Akron two years later and lived in that vicinity for several years. In 1893 they returned to LeMars and this has been their home since.

Besides the bereaved wife he is survived by five children, three children having preceded him in death. The children are Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Marion, Iowa; Miss Margaret Kundert, who is attending summer school at Cedar Falls, Adam of Blackfoot, Idaho, Mrs. G. Hickerson, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Henry of this city. The relatives abroad were notified of his death and will be here to attend the funeral which will be held this afternoon at the house.

Mr. Kundert had a wide acquaintance in the county where he had lived so long and was highly respected as a good citizen, friend, and neighbor.

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