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Floyd County, Iowa Obituaries

Mrs. Mary (nee Beck) Binger

DIED. BINGER---At residence of her father, in Riverton, Floyd Co., Iowa, June 2d, 1876, of consumption, Mrs. Mary Binger, wife of J. B. Binger, in the 26th year of her age.

Mary's last and only illness was endured with great patience and fortitude. She entertained hopes that she would recover until about a week before she died. When informed that her end was approaching she said she cared not to live only for her husband and children; those she commended to God and resignedly awaited the messenger that should summon her from them. A short time before she died she was heard to exclaim--"My Father, take me to Heaven." She then passed without a struggle over the dark and turbid stream and is at rest with her Maker.

Weep not friends, she has gone to that blissful shore,
Where we all shall meet to part no more.

Note=The above was a daughter of Mr. Jacob Beck, formerly of Gallia county.
S. R. C.

[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 15, 1876, submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Harriet Evelyn Blood

Died in Aberdeen, South Dakota, July 5th, 1889, Harriet Evelyn, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blood.

The remains will be taken today by the sorrowing parents and relatives to Nora Springs, Iowa, where they will receive burial. The little flower which blossomed only for a brief interval on earth will shed its pure radiance and beauty in heaven above forevermore.

[Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, South Dakota, Published July 06, 1889, submitted by Cathy D.]

Hon. E. J. Bowdoin

Hon. E. J. Bowdoin, of Floyd county, died at his home in Rockford, on the 24th of January last, at the age of 72.

He came to Iowa in 1855, settling in Floyd county. He entered upon the practice of law, and in 1859 was elected on the Republican ticket to represent the district composed of Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Worth, Hancock and Winnebago counties in the lower house of the Eighth General Assembly. He was made chairman of the committee on schools, serving with marked ability. He was re-elected to the House in 1862, and made chairman of the committee on ways and means. In 1860 he was chosen one of the delegates to the Republican National Convention, which met at Chicago and nominated Abraham Lincoln for President.

[Annals of Iowa, April 1893, submitted by Cathy Danielson]

Arthur Gaylord Bryan

Arthur Gaylord Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bryan was born November 14, 1882 at Nora Springs, Ia. and passed away July 21, 1956 at the Masonic Sanitorium in Bettendorf.

He was preceded in death by all his immediate family, his father in 1897, mother in 1918, a brother in infancy and a sister, Beulah Bryan Chehock in 1938.

His closest relatives are three nephews, Lowell Bryan Chehock of Tulsa, Okla., Donald P. Chehock, of San Marino, Calif. and Robert H. Chehock of Tulsa, Okla.

For many years "Slim" as he was known to his friends, operated a restaurant in Corydon and worked for the Gibbs Battery Co. Because of failing health he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. Slim was a 32 degree mason.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Charles City. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City.

[Source: unknown newspaper dated 1957, submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy]

Case Daughter

The 4-year-old daughter of J. A. Case, banker, was buried here today. The little one died suddenly at Sault Ste. Marie, where its parents were visiting.

[The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, Minn., August 21, 1905, submitted by KT=fofg]

George Goddard

One of the suicides that marked the opening of the new year at Charles City, George Goddard, a farmer living east of there, a man well along in life.

George Goddard, the farmer, who died by his own hand, leaves a wife and several children. He was prosperous, but his health has been poor for three years, and it probably was that which led to his death.

[Clinton Mirror, Published January 18, 1908, submitted by Cathy D.]

Mrs. J. S. Grover

Former Resident Dead

Mrs. J. S. Grover, formerly of the West End, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cannon, Nora Springs, Iowa.

She was 66 years old and during her residence in Duluth was prominently identified with lodge work. Mrs. Cannon is the only child to survive her.

[Duluth News-Tribune, Published September 07, 1911, submitted by Cathy D.]

Anton Karl Hindricks

On of the suicides that marked the opening of the new year at Charles City, Anton Karl Hindricks was a young college student.

A note was left by the boy addressed to his roommate, named Cook. It read: "If there is such a place as hell people are just as well there as on earth." The tragic note was found lying by the side of the young man.

As the young man had just come from Pierre, S. D., to enter the Charles City college, not much is known of him. He had just proved up on a claim and had come to Charles City to work his way through school. Work was hard to find, and it is supposed that this fact drove him to commit his rash act, which has plunged the whole institution into sorrow.

[Clinton Mirror, Published January 18, 1908, submitted by Cathy D.]

Joseph Kelly

CHARLES CITY, Ia., Jan,. 15 - [special]

Mr. Joseph Kelly died here today of old age, being over 80. He was the first settler and preempted the land where Charles City now stands in 1853. His wife died last September.

We clip the above telegram from the Chicago Tribune of Jan,. 17th.

Mr. Kelly was an old citizen of this county and a brother of Mordica Kelly of this city. Mr. Joseph Kelly settled in Green County in 1836, on what is now known as the Clark farm, and was the first hotel keeper in Monroe. He was County Commissioner in the early forties and one of the board who located and built the court house that now stands in the public square in this city. The old settlers will all remember Mr. Joseph Kelly and read with regret the announcement of his death.

[The Daily Independent, Monroe, Wisconsin, Jan. 22, 1889, Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez]

Annie Koebrick

Mason City, Iowa, April 26 - The remains of Mrs. Annie Koebrick, who suddenly disappeared from her home in Charles City April 13, were found today in the Cedar River, two miles north of Charles City, lodged in a wire fence. She leaves two children, one a babe but a few weeks old. It was a case of premeditated and determined suicide.

[Daily Angus News, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Published April 27, 1888, submitted by Cathy D.]

Mrs. Edith Ramker

Mrs. John Ramker died at her home in the town of Green Grove Tuesday afternoon at 5:30, a heart attack being the cause of her death. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Rev. John B. Pinion officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery. The body is reposing in the Lulloff Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ramker was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., on February 18, 1888 and married John Ramker in Charles City, Iowa, in November, 1906. They moved to Neillsville in 1929 and to this community in 1937 and engaged in farming.

Surviving are seven children, Maxine Ramker of Shawano, Mrs. Velma Becherer of Wisconsin Rapids, Mrs. Clarence (Bernice) Koesner of Ripon, Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Peterson of Spencer, Virgil Ramker of Medford, Merlin Ramker of Colby and Max Ramker of Colby; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Fods of Charles City, Iowa, and Mrs. Sue Malloy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 25 grand children and two great grand children.

One son, Melvin, and her husband died in 1946 in an auto accident.

[Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 4 Sept. 1958; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

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Funeral services were held for Mrs. Edith Ramker September 6th at 9:30 A.M. in St. Mary's Catholic church in Colby, Rev. Hugo Diers officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Marc Foster, Ben Apfelbeck, Andrew Arends, Alfred Svoboda, Herbert Firnstahl and Alois Gabriel. The children's choir sang the mass.

Out-of-town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller of Menasha, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Ramker of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Peterson of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Korner of Ripon, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schuh and Patsy Bechiner of Stevens Point, Theodore Ramker of Green, Iowa, and Sera Peterson of Owen.

[Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 Sept. 1958, sub. by fofg mz]

Mrs. Rosa Rugger Dies

Mrs. Rosa Rugger, 87 years old, died Friday at the home of her son, E. W. Rugger of the Carrville community. Mrs. Rugger was born in Germany.

The body was brought to Lundt's funeral parlors, and on Monday it was taken to Maquoketa, Iowa, where funeral services were held in the Baptist church and she was buried by the side of her husband, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Rugger had been in poor health for some time, having been confined to her bed for the past year.

[The Nashua Reporter, Published 10 October 1934, submitted by Cathy D.]

Mrs. Sarah (nee Beck) Scofield

DIED. SCOFIELD---At her residence, in Riverton, Floyd Co., Iowa, on the 27th day of February, 1876, Mrs. Sarah Scofield, wife of A. B. Scofield, in the 35th year of her age.

Note=The above was a daughter of Mr. Jacob Beck, formerly of Gallia county.
S. R. C.

[Gallipolis Journal, Gallipolis, Ohio, published Thursday, June 15, 1876, submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Rev. Frank H. Wellmeyer


Rev. Frank H. Wellmeyer Succumbs to Attack of Heart Disease

Charles City, la., July, 5.

Rev. Frank H. Wellmeyer was found dead in bed at Rudd. Heart failure is supposed to be the cause. He had been a minister of the German Methodist Episcopal church for thirty-three years. He came to Iowa in 1879 and is survived by four sons and three daughters. One of his sons is principal of the schools at Gladbrooke and a daughter teaches music in Marshalltown.

[The Alliance Herald Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb., Published July 08, 1909]
Submitted by Terry Dicken

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