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The Vinton Eagle ; March 19, 1907
Katherine Wiese

The Vinton Eagle
March 19, 1907
This Aged and Well Known Woman Passed Away March 7th.
La Porte Progress-Review, March 14: On Thursday evening of last week about 6:30 o'clock, Mrs. Katherine Wiese, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of Cedar Township, Benton County, passed into the great beyond.

Although Mrs. Wiese was an aged lady she had been in the usual health until the day before her death, and demise came as a surprise and shock her many friends and relatives, nee her husband's death in January, 1884. Mrs. Wiese had been keeping house fur her son, Peter Wiese, on a farm five miles southeast of La Porte City. On Wednesday evening of last week while she was out gathering eggs and looking after the poultry on the farm which was one of her special cares, she suffered a paralytic stroke, became unconscious and remained in this condition until death took her away. All that medical aid and kind and loving hands could do to prolong her life was done, but to no avail.

The deceased was of a quiet disposition and seldom left the farm on which she resided, but was known to almost all the residents in the section where she bad so long resided. She was a kind mother and a true friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Katharine Kuhl was born in Holstein, Germany, May 21, 1823, where with her parents she passed her childhood days. In 1843 she was married to Peter Wiese and to this union was born six children, all of whom are left to mourn her departure. In the year 1873 Mr. and Mrs. Wiese came to America and soon after located in Benton County, and settled on a farm near where Mrs. Wiese passed away.

The children who are left behind are as follows: Mrs. John Wiegand, Henry and Clause Wiese of Brookings, South Dakota; Mrs. Henry Rohwer, of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Chas. Jacobs of Beaman, Iowa, and Peter at home, all of whom were present with the exception of Clans and Mrs. Jacobs, who were unable to come on the account of sickness. Besides the children named above she is survived by twenty-five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral services were held from her late home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. A. G. Bailey, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at La Porte City, officiating, and were attended by a large number of friends and neighbors of the family the remains were laid to rest in the family lot beside those of the husband at the

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The Vinton Eagle ; July 14, 1914
Obituary of Pete Wiese
Pete Wiese

The Vinton Eagle
July 14, 1914

Obituary of Pete Wiese
Last Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Wiegand, occurred the death of Pete Wiese. Mr. Wiese was born in Schleswig Hoistein, Germany on April 25, 1856. At the age of 16 he came to Rock Island County, Ill., with his sister, Mrs. Wiegand. In the spring, of 1875 he moved to Benton county, Iowa, and lived with his parents on a farm near this city. He resided here until the death of his father about seven years ago. Then he visited relatives in Dakota. For about three and a half years he has lived with his sister.

Mr. Wiese is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Henry Rohwer of Davenport, Mrs. Chas. Jacobs of Hudson and Mrs. Wiegands of this city, and Henry and Claus Wiese of Brookings, S.D. Besides these relatives he leaves a host of friends. He was a member of the German Lutheran church. The funeral was held from the, Christian church Thursday afternoon. Rev. C. I. Fisher officiating. Interment at the Greenwalt cemetery.

{Submitter comment: Pete is the Son Of Katherine Kuhl and Peter Wiese}

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