MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 473
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
Feb. 3, 1900 (hand written)
Seldom does poignant grief trebly come to the hearts of kind within a single week as is the case in the Weingart family circle. Extremely sad indeed, was the passing away of a noble son in the bloom of manhood and his kindly wife, but the Reaper’s need seemed not complete and a good old father now goes the way of all mortals in this vale of tears. Peter Weingart, Sr., passed away late yesterday afternoon at his home on East Eighth. His life-long helpmate departed this life on November 13th last, and since then his aged citizen has been growing more and more feeble and while the physicians pronounced the cause of his death general debility, it may be believed that the recent sorrows that pierced his aching heart hastened the dimming of his light of life until it gently faded away.
Mr. Weingart was born in Fatherland April 9, 1828, and consequently attained the age of 71 years, 9 months and 24 days. He came to this country in 1854, and lived in Muscatine ever since, his useful, upright life and unsullied character winning the esteem that is accorded by his fellow man to the truly worthy citizen.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Kate Weingart and Mrs. Frank Koeckeritz, who in their multiplied grievous bereavement have the deepest sympathy of the community. Decedent was one of the oldest members of the German Mechanics’ Aid Society, which will have charge of the funeral which is appointed to take place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Koeckeritz, at 108 East Eighth street. The funeral will be strictly private, immediate relatives and neighbors only attending. Friends are kindly requested not to send flowers.
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