1904 Amandus Studer, Sr obituary

This obituary was taken directly from newspapers of the area and is shown exactly as it was typed in the original newspaper of that time period. Photo is from a different date in time.

July 9, 1904 aged resident passed away. Amandus Studer, Sr., who moved to town three years ago is dead at the age of 89 years, after almost a year of suffering from a complication of diseases. The end came Friday night and the funeral services were held Monday morning at the Schillermoeller of Wesley attended by Rev. Erdman. The remains being laid to rest in the family lot. 

The deceased was born at Oberbruck, France, November 5, 1815 where he was married to Francisca Bollinger in the year 1844. They came to America in 1846, settling in Canada. In 1869 they moved to Illinois and six years later to Iowa. The past three years he has resided in Wesley, living across the street from his son Nathan. He was the father of 10 children, nine of hom survive him-six sons and three daughters: August of Sexton, Joseph of St. Cloud, MN, Frank of St. Benedict, Nathan, Amandus, Jr., Gregory and Mrs. George Spengler of Wesley, Mrs. Peter Paul of Lena, Il., and Mrs. Frank Immerfall of Avon, MN., all being present at the funeral services. 

He led an upright Christian life and was much devoted to his church. All who had the pleasure of his acquaintance could be counted as friends and this was shown by the large funeral procession, there bebeing 57 teams in line. 

Almost 61 years he and his devoted wife walked together life's way in the bonds of wedlock, mutually sharing its joys and its sorrow, its successes and its disappointments, its hopes and its fears, its conflicts and triumphs; and his has left here now at the age of 84 years. All that could be done was done to ease his pain and make him as comfortable as possible.

DEATH: Per notice from the St. Benedict Parish; dated 11 Nov 1974. To whom it may concern: This is to certify that Amandus Studer died on the 8th day of July in the year 1904 at the age of 89 years. Amandus Studer was buried in the St. Benedict Cemetery on the 10th day of July, 1904. The Reverend Father Anthony Erdmann was the priest who officiated at the funeral. The above information is recorded on page 16 of the Death Register of St. Benedict Parish, Rural Route One, Algona, Iowa 50511, USA, Diocese of Sioux City.

DEATH: Per last Will and Testament: "I Amandus Studer, farmer of Prairie Township, county of kossuth, State of IA". This gives evidence of his final location. -- Buried 10 or 11 Jul 1904.