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TSCHANTZ, Christian: Died 1916


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 6/14/2021 at 19:29:07


Christian Tschanta was born in Valenvron, Switzerland, September 14, 1860, and died at his home in Pulaski, Iowa, September 24, 1916, having reached the age of 56 years and 10 days. He lived with his parents in Switzerland until 1887 when he came to America, making his home at Pulaski, Iowa, until the time of his death.

He was married to Henrietta Bickle on March 14, 1893. To this union were born six children. On son died in infancy. Those living are Fannie, Ray, Alma, Hazel and Irvin. Besides his wife and childen he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schindler of Pulaksi, Iowa, and Mrs. Lizzie Bohi, of Bloomfield, Iowa, a step-mother, three half brothers and three half sisters, John Tschantz of Des Moines, Mrs. Anna Augspurger of Pulaski, and the others still reside in Switzerland.

In 1894 he accepted the Christian religion and affiliated himself on probation with the Methodist Episcopal church in the month of January. In August of the same year he was received in full connection of the church and has remained a faithful member until his death. He has lived the life of a respectable citizen. To many acquaintances he was a kind and congenial father and husband, providing for their wants as well as he knew how.

The cause of his death was an accident on the railroad. While coming home after a days work kon the section, the motor car on which the crew was riding collided with a horse on a crossing about a mile west of Pulaski. This cause Mr. Tschantz to fall to the ground. He was wounded in the head and had one arm broken. He lingered in a semi-conscious state for about 5 days and then passed away quietly. The sympathy of the town and communnity(err) was expressed for him during the brief time of his suffering and is now extended to the family and intimate friends in their loss and bereavement.

Funeral services were held in the home and in the Methodist church of Pulaski, conducted by Rev. O.J. Fix, his pastor. The coffin was covered profusely with flowers, and a large crowd was in attendance. They remains were then laid away in the Pulaski cemetery. - Pulaski Independent.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 182, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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