MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 73
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
Jan. 5, 1877 (hand written)
There died yesterday morning, at 10 o’clock, a man of little pretention, but who, since his settlement here 28 years ago, has been known to a numerous acquaintance, as being one of the most meritortious citizens of Muscatine. URBAN KEFFENHEIM came from Germany, near Cologne, and took up his abode in our city in 1848.
He was one of our first soap and candle manufacturers, but of late years has followed other occupations. Those who knew him intimately speak of his superior intelligence and genial disposition, as also of the sterling nobility of his character. It is known that he came from one of the best families, even among the highest, his connections in the old country being members of court society. Deceased was about sixty years of age, and leaves a wife and son. It is probable that the funeral will take place tomorrow—and from the residence in South Muscatine.
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