MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 419
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
JOHN GEORGE HOEHL
March 1, 1895 (hand written)
Another of Muscatine’s old settlers has responded to the final summons and joined the innumerable caravan going to the unknown borne whence none return. The venerable John George Hoehl, for so many years a prominent merchant tailor in this city. He passed away at 6 o’clock yesterday morning after a lingering illness. He was the victim of a severe attack of the grip four years ago and was left with paralysis of one side which eventually caused his death.
Mr. Hoehl was a native Damfeldt, Bavaria, Germany and attained the age of 76 years, 9 months and 13 days. He came to Muscatine, June 2nd, 1852, and had resided there ever since. He was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Bergmann, on June 1st, 1845, and eight children were the issue of this union, the oldest, a son, dying in their native country and three daughters in this country. The bereaved wife and four children mourn his death, the latter being John, of Kansas City, John Leonard, of this city. Mrs. Herman Schmidt and Mrs. Wm. Molis, also of this city. Nine grandchildren also survive.
The funeral is appointed to occur to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of Herman Schmidt on West Seventh street. Rev. Klein, of the German Evangelical church, will conduct the services in accordance with the wish of deceased the pallbearers will be John L. Hoehl, John Hoehl, Herman Schmidt, Wm. Molis, Julius Schmidt and Ernest Schmidt.
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