THIELTGES, William (1835-1929)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/6/2020 at 23:54:07
(August 8, 1835 - February 27, 1929)
Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Feb 11, 1925, p.1&3
Came to Northwest Iowa When Indians Were Thick
William Thieltges who lives with his children midway between Ida Grove and Arthur, was born August 8,1835 in Baden, Germany and will 90 years old the coming summer. He came to America when he was about 25 years of age and settled in the vicinity of Chicago. The family came to Iowa in the seventies and in 1880 he was married to Katherine Bauer at Carroll, Iowa. Not long after that, the family went to South Dakota where they remained until after the death of Mrs. Thieltges in 1890. The past thirty-five years the family has lived in Sac & Ida Counties. Mr. Thieltges has four children, none of whom are married. They are William, Nicholas, and Mary at home, and Lena who is a sister of charity at Cedar Rapids. Mr. Thieltges enjoys good health, can eat three square meals a day and takes pleasure in wood cutting and odd jobs around the place. Whenever the weather permits, he is a faithful attendant at the Catholic Worship.
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