Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 400 & 401
submitted by Kevan & Mary Chown, November 25, 2007


Page 400

DIED- At his home on Cedar street, Tuesday, at 2:30 a.m., March 6, 1894, of dropsy and asthma. ADAM HENRY GRAU, aged 78 years, 10 months and 15 days. Deceased was born in Klein-Schwabhausen, Saxony-Weimar, Germany, April 19, 1815, where he remained until 1852, when he came to America, having in 1843 united in marriage with Miss Louisa Huttig. They came direct to Muscatine and have resided here ever since.

Mr. Grau was a weaver by trade, and did work in that line until a little over a year ago, when he was attacked with dropsy and asthmatic trouble, from which he suffered more or less ever since. He was one of the six charter members of the German Mechanics’ Aid Society and retained his membership therein up to the time of his death.

He was a quiet, unassuming, industrious citizen and respected by all who knew him. He was the father of nine children, four of whom, with their venerable mother, and seventeen grandchildren, survive him and mourn his death. The children are: Mrs. Charles Schwertfeger, Mrs. George Volger, Henry Gran, jr., and Mrs. M. Kautz, all of this city.

The funeral is appointed for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the German Evangelical Protestant church, of which deceased was a member since his residence in this city.


Page 401

DIED-- At her home on Cedar street, Thursday, April 5, 1894, at 6:30 p.m., of dropsy, MRS. A. H. GRAU, aged 74 years, 1 month and 19 days. The deceased had been in poor health for over six months and had been confined to her bed for over four weeks with the disease, which finally proved fatal in in effects, being unable to attend the funeral of her aged husband, who preceded her but a few weeks across the dark river.

The deceased was born in Issersted, Saxe-Welmar, Germany, in 1820. In 1843 she was united in marriage with Adam H. Grau. They came to Muscatine in 1852 and had since resided here. Mrs. Grau was a faithful and consistent member of the German Evangelical church and was ever ready to do her part in the church work. She was the mother of nine children, four of whom mourn her loss.

The funeral is appointed for Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the German Evangelical church.

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