The Hamburg Reporter
16 Jan 1947
Henry Joseph Gubser was born December 14, 1865, near Davenport, Iowa, and passed away Wednesday, January 8, 1947, at the home of his son, Claude Gubser, southeast of Hamburg, having reached the age of 81 years and 24 days.
When only four years of age he moved with his parents to Atchison county, Missouri, and lived in this vicinity all of his life with the exception of a few years spent in Nebraska. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Cora L. Mapes. To this union two sons were born. He came to Hamburg in 1918 and lived here until after the death of his wife, May 13, 1944. At that time he went to Hubbard, Ohio, where he spent a year with his son, Irvin L. Gubser. For the last two years he has lived with the Claude Gubser family. Mr. Gubser joined the Lone Chapel Christian church in 1913 and was a faithful member for many years, active for a long time as superintendent of the Sunday school.
In later years he found great comfort in religious services on the radio, and enjoyed the music and sermons. He was always a loyal Christian, who did not parade his religion, but to whom religion was extremely important. He was known and loved as a helpful friend and neighbor in the days of his good health.
He is preceded in death by his wife and his ten brothers and sisters.
Surviving to mourn his passing are two sons; Claude Gubser of Hamburg, and Irvin Gubser of Hubbard, Ohio; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
conducted by Rev. Kenneth Holmes and Rev. Henry Teele. Burial was made at Mt. Olive cemetery.
Source: Submitted by Joe Conroy