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Schrubbe, Carl Friederich William “Charles” 1835 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/5/2020 at 13:35:13

Source: Decorah Republican June 30, 1898 P 4 C 1

Sunday morning last at 10:30 o’clock Carl Friederich William Schrubbe, better known to the majority of our residents as Charles Schrubbe, Sr., died at his home on Center avenue, after a brief illness from bladder troubles. He had not been feeling well during the spring, but was up and about, working in his daughter’s store and in his garden, and the illness which resulted in death was swift and sudden, and came as a shock to the family as they had no idea the end was so near.
Mr. Schrubbe was born in Moetzelfitz, Province Pommern, Germany, Aug. 24th, 1835, coming to America in 1856 and locating at Watertown, Wis. Here, on Feb. 21st, 1862, he was married to Ernestina Kroening. In 1865 they came to Iowa, on Feb. 11th located in Decorah, and this has since been the family home. Eight children were born to them three of whom died in infancy. Three sons, Richard, Charles and Fred, and two daughters, Frances and Emma, and his widow, survive him.
Mr. Schrubbe followed no regular occupation, but for sixteen years was head man in N. H. Adams’ seed house, and was faithful to every trust placed in his hands. He was at work early and late and exhibited the same interest in and welfare for the business as did his employer. For twenty years he was one of the active members of the German M. E. church. The funeral services were held from the church yesterday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. B. C. Brandenberg officiating.

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