MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 422
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
DEATH OF J. F. WALTER
July 25, 1895 (hand written)
This morning at 12:30 John F. Walter died at his home in North Muscatine, after a short illness. A little over a week ago, while getting in some wood, he had a paralytic stroke in his right side and was unable to get into the house, it being necessary to carry him into the house. All that medical skill could devise was done for him, but it was of no avail; he gradually weakened and passed gently to sleep at the above hour, conscious to the last.
John Frederick Walter was born in Culmbach, Bavaria, March 12, 1813, received his education in his Faderland, and in 1843 left home to try his fortunes in the new world. He landed in New York after a sixty day voyage and went by a canal boat to Cincinnati, Ohio. He had learned the shoemaker trade and worked at the bench in St. Louis, Fayette, Mo., and Louisville, Ky., then going to New Orleans, where he was married May 26, 1846, to Miss Charlotte Leiber, who survives him. In 1849 the gold fever seized him and he went to California with a yoke of oxen, remaining there two years, when he returned to Louisville, residing there until 1856, when he came to Muscatine, where he became a chandler, which occupation and business he pursued until sixteen years ago, since when he has led a retired life.
Mr. Walter was a member of the German Lutheran church and of Hawkeye Lodge No. 30, A.G. & A.M.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. J. George Gunzenhauser, of this city, and a son, Orlando, of Omaha.Deceased was a quiet, unassuming citizen, one who had the respect and esteem of his neighbors and friends.
The funeral is appointed for next Sunday at 2 o’clock, the Masonic fraternity having charge of the services.
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