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BRONNER, Amelia (Dempewolf) 1843-1910


Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 10/29/2010 at 14:54:09

Cresco Plain Dealer, April 29, 1910, page 4, column 5

Amelia Bronner

Amelia Bronner, (nee Dempewolf), wife of John Bronner, was born in Hannover, Germany, July 30, 1843, and died very suddenly of heart failure in her home in Albion Twp., Howard County, Iowa, on the evening of April 25, 1910.

When but a child, she, with her family emigrated to Canada, where the family resided several years, and finally, in 1858, coming to Howard Co., Iowa, where the rest of her life was spent.

On June 15, 1861, she was married to John Bronner and moved on the farm where she died. Thirteen children were born to this union, two of whom preceded the mother in death. Those who mourn her very sudden departure are her sorrowing husband, five sons — Samuel of Mason City; Daniel of Albion Twp.; Frank of Cresco; Albert, at home; and John, of Granger and six daughters -- Mrs. John Michel, of Granger; Mary Jeffers of Hampton, lowa; Lizzie Altemuns, of Wrightsonville, S. D.; Mrs. Dunbar of Decorah; Anna Offen of Bonair; and Alma Keune, of Albion, three brothers and three sisters, 37 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, besides a large circle of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Brunner gave testimony of an experience of the Christian religion in years gone by. She was a regular attendant at the church services and a member of the church. Her place is now vacant. She was an affectionate mother to her children, especially to those who met with misfortune and

The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon from the Albion Evangelical church and in charge of her pastor, Rev. Schwab.


Mr. John Bronner and children wish to extend their sincere and heartfelt thanks to their many neighbors and friends who rendered kind assistance and extended their sympathy during the trouble and sorrow occasioned by the sudden death of their wife and mother, Mrs. Amelia Bronner, and especially do they wish to thank the members of the choir for their services at the obsequies.

Obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa and contributed by Janice Sowers, 2010. Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer.

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Apr. 26, 1910, FP, C7

Mrs. John Bronner, of Albion twp., dropped dead last evening from an attack of heart disease. She was in the barn shortly after six o’clock feeding some little chickens and a few minutes after going to the barn was found with life extinct, the attack having come without previous illness. The deceased was about 67 years of age. The funeral takes place at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, at the home, conducted by Rev. Schwab. Obituary later.

Transcriber’s Note: Her gravestone in Cedar Hill Cemetery shows her name as Mary. Her age as shown on her gravestone does not agree with the above.

Cedar Hill Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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