MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 434
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
BORNE TO THE TOMB
June 9 1896 (hand written)
The funeral of the late JOHN BLANCK, the report of whose death at Afton, Iowa, on Tuesday of this week, appeared in the Journal, was held this afternoon from the residence of Alderman Richards on Fourth street. The services were conducted by Rev. Jacob Fath, and were well attended by the numerous friends of deceased, who knew and respected him during his lifetime.
Deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1806. In 1839 he and his wife came to America, first locating in Ohio, then in Missouri, and later in Quincy, Ill., where he made his home for six years prior to coming to Muscatine, then Bloomington, in 1848. For several years, he followed his trade of carpenter, but in 1853 he acquired a farm on Muscatine Island where he followed agricultural pursuits for a period of forty years. During the war, like many thousands of our patriotic adopted citizens, he served in the use of the Union, being a member of the famous “Greybeard Regiment,” while the oldest son, Capt. Henry Blanck, of the 35th Iowa, went out on a southern battlefield. He is mourned by three daughters and one son. Nicholas Bathmann, of South Muscatine, is a nephew of the deceased, and Mrs. C.E. Richards, a grand niece.
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