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Bamberg, Matthew 1851-1930


Posted By: Wilma J. VandeBerg -volunteer (email)
Date: 12/4/2023 at 18:38:29

Obituary of Matthew Bamberg

Source Alton Democrat of Apr 4, 1930

Pioneer of Alton Passes To Beyond – Matthew Bamberg Identified Early With Life of This community.

Matthew Bamberg, for many years one of Alton’s best known citizens, passed away Sunday at St. Vincent’s hospital, Sioux City, where he had been under medical care since last December 5. He was 79 years of age. For the past 13 years he had been making his home at the Howard hotel, Sioux City, but last August became ill and in December was taken by his son ’Lorrie’ of Alton to the hospital for the best trained care. But he continued to fail and a week prior to his passing began to lose strength rapidly, his death being caused by infirmities of advanced age.

Mr. Bamberg was born at Igel Germany, February 24, 1851, and came to this country alone when but a boy of 15 years, locating first at Caledonia, MN. In 1879 he moved to Alton, but returned the following year to Caledonia, where he married on November 16, 1880 to Miss Catherine Kass. They came then to Alton where Mr. Bamberg opened the first meat market in a small building where the J. K. Bekman tailor shop now stands. In the fall of 1882 he built the present Bamberg’s market.

His wife died August 9, 1904, and Mr. Bamberg retired from active business May 31, 1909, his son L. M. continuing the business. He was the eldest of a family of five, the only one surviving being the youngest of the family, his brother Peter, of Alton.

Mr. Bamberg is survived by three children, as follows: Mrs. Anna B. Bowers of Helena Montana; Lorenz N., of Alton; and Julius P., of Chicago. All of the children were present for the funeral services which were held at St. Mary’s church at Alton Wednesday morning, April 2, at 9 o’clock, conducted by Very Rev. M. A. Schemel.

Among the out of town friends and relatives who came for the funeral were the following: Mrs. Ralph Weyer, Minneapolis; John Kass of Tracy MN; Mrs. Hubert Brimeyer of Slayton Mn; Mr. ands Mrs. J. P. Henrich of Lennox, S.D,; Nick Delperdang and sons, Anton Delperdang and William Janning all of Remsen; Tony and John Weidenfeller of Merrill; J. E. Kain, the Peter Treinen family, Miss Bridget Madden all of LeMars; John Delperdang of Oyens; Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Mc Williams of Cherokee; Mrs. Maggie Levins, daughter Lillian and son Clifton of Sioux City.

Mr. Bamberg was one who took a keen interest in the constructive things of life. He enjoys life in a city where he could watch developments and progress and took considerable pleasure in the social atmosphere of the hotel where he so long made his home in later life. After retiring from active business he visited many cities in the west and lived for a short time in Portland OR, and in California. Ever since he started a meat market here it has always enjoyed the reputation of being one of the cleanest and best in this section of Iowa. He was a major asset to the town, and although for a number of years he had not resided here the community extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved children.

(See the story in BIOS for the Matthew Bamberg family for more details.)


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