MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 486
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, December 4, 2007
Last Monday morning at 19 o’clock occurred the death of Mrs. KUNIGUNDA NIETZEL at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Brown, in Moscow township. The immediate cause of her death was a cancer, accompanied by an attack of the grip. The deceased was a native of Bavaria from whence she and her husband, Leonard Nietzel, started for America and landed at St. Louis in 1850, where they remained until 1854, when they came to Muscatine.
When the civil war began her husband left home to fight for his country, but while in the south he was taken sick, and after lingering for some time he died and was buried in Alabama. Thus leaving his wife with two children to mourn his loss. In 1866 Mrs. Nietzel was again united in marriage to John Nietzel, who also died in 1878, thus making her a widow for a second time. Mrs. Nietzel has been living on West Sixth street until about three years ago, since then she was with her daughters.
She was a member of the German Lutheran church of Muscatine, where she was a regular attendant unless prevented by adverse circumstances. She was also a member of the woman’s aid society of that church. She was always a patient sufferer, although at times she endured the most excruciating pain. Mrs. Nietzel was born in Bavaria Nov. 24, 1819, and died Feb. 17, 1902, at the age of 82 years. The funeral services were held at Muscatine, conducted by rev. Meier. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. Remaining to mourn her loss are Mrs. Harvey Varner, of Muscatine, and Mrs. John Brown, of near Wilton.
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