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George Jefferson Breyfogle
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1849
Jones County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1925
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA

Calumet Colyum [sic]

George Breyfogle, Sr.

Mr. George Breyfogle, Sr. passed away on Monday evening, January 12, at the family residence in Calument. Death resulted from the shock occasioned when Mr. Breyfogle fell a week ago while cleaning snow and ice from his walk. This accident caused a fractured hip and despite the best of medical care and the attendance of two trained nurses, the patient's slight reserve of strength gradually left him and with resignation he prepared for the end. Mr. Breyfogle had the consolation of the presence of all his children during his last illness.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon from Mr. Breyfogle's late residence. Rev. Poettengir will come from West Liberty to conduct the services and intement will be made in the local cemetery.

Genuine sorrow is felt by all in this vicinity for Mr. Breyfogle was known to everyone here and remained throughout his long residence a highly respected citizen. Obituary will appear next week.

Paullina Times, Paullina, Iowa, January 15, 1925, p4

Calumet Colyum [sic]

George Breyfogle was born in Jones County, Iowa, November 7th, 1849 and died in Calumet, Iowa. January 12, 1925 at the age of 75 years 2 months and 5 days.

He was a son of Solomon and Margretta Brefogle. [sic] When George was a baby his father started for California gold fields and died on the way.

After the death of Mr Breyfogle, his widow moved to Tipton, Iowa and undertook the struggle of life for herself and five little children. Later she married Mr. Morris Och?[]tre[] who proved to be a real husband and father.

In I871 George came to O'Brien County and manfully bore the privations of the. frontier life. December 23, 1877 he married Achsah Verdeen Fields. To this union was born 10 children, three dying in infancy, seven and his widow remain to mourn their loss.

The living children-are: Mrs. Corn Mathern and George of Calumet, Ia; Thomas, of Marshall, Minn; John, of Marcus, Ia; Miss Clara and Earl of Sioux City, Ia; and Mrs. Hinnie Hoeman of Sutherland, Ia.; besides one brother William Milton Breyfogle, of Primghar, Ia; one half brother, Thomas Ochilree (?). of Mitchell, S.D. and one half sister, Mrs. Anna Mc-Clung, of Tipton. Ia. and 20 grand-children. Niether brothers or sister were able to attend the funeral on account of sickness.

Five years ago he left the farm and moved into his new home in Calumet. After, his fall, that caused his death, and realizing that he would never be able to walk again he said he would rather die than be a helpless cripple. Then be added, "I believe in a Just God; I believe In Jesus Christ and I have prayed all my life and I am prepared to die."

Mr. Breyfogle was a kind and loving husband and father; a good neighbor, and had a word for all that knew him. He was a special friend of all children.
Relatives and friends who attended the funernl from a distance were William Breyfogle and son Roy, of Alta. Ia; Ernest Breyfogle and Henry Rerick of Primghar, Ia: Mr.Baker and Mr. Mitchell of Ackron, [sic] Ia; and Mrs. E. Mann, of Hartley.

The remains were layed [sic] to rest in Liberty township cemetery besides his three little children who had preceded him. Rev Pittinger a former minister of Calumet, was called from West Branch. Ia. to conduct the services.

Paullina Times, Paullina, Iowa, January 22, 1925. p4 
Family links: 
  Achsah Verdeen Fields Breyfogle (1862 - 1935)*
  Jennie M. Breyfogle (1878 - 1879)*
  Cora Ethel Breyfogle Mathern (1880 - 1945)*
  John Breyfogle (1884 - 1950)*
  Walter S. Breyfogle (1886 - 1888)*
  Margaret E. Breyfogle (1892 - 1892)*
  Winifred Breyfogle Hoemann (1895 - 1979)*
  Earle Elwood Breyfogel (1898 - 1967)*
  Dwane Gilbert Breyfogle (1916 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Cemetery
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: dtbrey
Originally Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
Record added: Dec 15, 2007
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George Jefferson Breyfogle
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George Jefferson Breyfogle
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George Jefferson Breyfogle
Added by: Gerhardt Leffler
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