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Benton County Times; July 12, 1912
Respected Farmer of North of the River Succumbs After a Long Illness.
Henry Overbeck

The death of Henry Overbeck, a pioneer settler of Benton county, occurred early Friday morning, following an illness of about a year. He had suffered many months from a cancer and death cane as a great relief.

The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the Primmer church, Rev. Noah conducting the services. The interment was in the Kissling (sic) cemetery near Urbana.

An Early settler.

Mr. Overbeck was nearly 63 years of age. He came to Benton county when but a child of 10 years of age from Wisconsin. For the last 20 years he resided on his farm north of town. He was a good man, respected and liked by his neighbors.

The wife and two sons are the only surviving members of the family. The sons, Charles and Ralph, are both residents of the county. One son, John, died a number of years ago.

Submitted on Aug 17, 2007 by Volunteer

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Cedar Valley Times; December 23, 1924
Jenny Overbeck

Mrs. Henry Overbeck, a life-long resident of Benton county, passed away Saturday evening at 6:05 o'clock at the home of her son, Ralph Overbeck.

Jenny Crow was born July 27, 1864, in Benton county, and she had been a resident of this county all of her life. She married Dec. 15, 1878, to Henry Overbeck, who died June 28, 1912. Three children were born to them, one dying in infancy. Two sons survive, Ralph and Charles E., both of Vinton.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home of Ralph Overbeck, at one o'clock. Rev. R. H. Rolofson will officiate. Burial will be in the Kisling cemetery.

Submitted on Aug 17, 2007 by Volunteer

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Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, IA) July 12, 1949

Ralph H. Overbeck

Ralph H. Overbeck, 56, veteran Vinton rural mail carrier, died suddenly Sunday, at the Colfax sanitorium of a heart attack only a few hours after he had registered there; funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fry-Holland funeral home, burial in Evergreen cemetery, Mr. Overbeck had not been on the route last week because of not feeling well, going to Colfax Saturday for rest and treatment. His condition was not regarded as serious, and he had intended to be back to work here Monday; son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry Overbeck, he was born June 4, 1893, on a Vinton farm; entered the mail service here 28 years ago; married Margaret Smith in 1914; she died in 1926; re-married in 1931 to Mildred Troxel who survives; one son living, Ralph H. Overbeck, Jr., of Des Moines; and two grandchildren; member of IOOF lodge and on reserve list of Vinton volunteen fire department.
Submitted on August 13, 2004 by
Marjorie A. Nemitz,

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