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Broghamer, John 1828 - 1901


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/8/2020 at 14:34:51

Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 28, 1901 P 6 C 5

John Broghammer, Sr. Dead.
Ossian Bee:—Mr. John Broghammer, Sr., was born in Rolhwell, Wuertemberg, June 25th, 1828, and died after a long and protracted illness of stomach troubles, at his home in this city, Wednesday. November 20th, 1901, being 73 years, 4 months and 26 days old. In 1854, at the age of 26 he was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Babnholzer and together they came to America and settled in Racine, Wis., where they remained until 1857. They then moved to Winnesheik county and settled on a farm near Decorah. In 1871 they moved to Fayette countv where they remained for a period of 21 years. In 1892 they returned to Winnesheik county and have resided here ever since. He leaves a wife, with whom he has lived happily for 47 years, and nine children, John, George, Joseph, William, Michael, Henry and Mrs. Anna Huinker, of this county, and Mrs. Lena Menne, of Petosi, Wis., and Mrs. Mary Weber, of Pine City, Minn. Two sisters. Mrs. Pfeifer, and Mrs. Baker, of Albert Lea, Minn., and a step-brother, Simion, of Decorah, also survive him.
Mr. Broghammer devoted nearly all of his life to farming, and though his journey through the early part of it was a thorny one, by his industry and frugality he acquired a competence, leaving his family in good financial circumstances, and by his integrity and honor he won the esteem of every one with whom he came in contact. It can be truthfully said of him that he was honest and openhearted, that he knew his duty which he courageously did at all times as it presented itself to him. He was a member of the Catholic church and lived up to its requirements and died fortified by its last rites and sacraments.
And thus ends the career of another pioneer settler who will be greatly missed, but one by one we must all pass away and go thither to the land unknown to man.

Transcriber’s Note: His gravestone in St. Francis de Sales show his name as Johann Broghamer

St. Francis de Sales Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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