Drawz, August T. 1832 – 1898
DRAWZ, NOONE, BECKER
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/27/2020 at 10:28:39
Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 10, 1898 P 4 C 3
“GUS” DRAWZ IS DEAD.
Old Settlers will remember him as a Shoemaker in West Decorah, from 1853 into the Seventies.
From the World published at Staples, Todd Co., Minn., we cut this item of news relating to a pioneer Decorah settler.—
Yesterday morning (March 2d) all that was mortal of August T. Drawz was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Browerville. His death occurred Monday morning, at the home of his son William. He had been sick several months with cancer of the stomach, but the physicians could do nothing to effect a cure.
Deceased was born in Lauenberg, Pomerania (Pommern,) in Germany, and was in the 65th year of his age. When 12 years of age he came with his parents to America and settled in Chicago, where for a time he was employed in the paint shop of the McCormick Reaper works then in its infancy. In 1853 the family removed to Decorah, Iowa, where deceased worked as a shoemaker and was married to Mary J. Noone the latter part of 1859. Three children were born to them, John T. Drawz, of Staples, W. J. Drawz, of Bowerville, and Mrs. Henry Becker, who died 11 years ago. In April, 1874, deceased came to Todd county and settled on the piece of land that has been his home ever since. December 20th, his wife died and since then he lived alone in the old house, until he was taken sick a few months ago.
He was a Lutheran in belief, but recently joined the United Brtheren church at Bowerville. By his own request the funeral service was conducted at the Catholic church that he might be buried near the companion of his manhood years.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1832 and is buried in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery in Browerville, MN.
Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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