|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1830|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1900|
John Luehr Chilton Times March 24, 1900
A PIONEER DIES
Death of an Honorable and Upright Citizen of New Holstein
The Times has again been called upon to chronicle the death of a pioneer settler of Calumet County. Word reached here that John N. Luehr passed away at the home of his son in Milwaukee, on Monday last, after an illness of some duration.
John Nicholas Luehr was born in North Ditmarschen, duchy of Holstein, Germany, April 13th, 1830. His parents were of the laboring class. His father died before the deceased had reached his teens and the boy was therefore early compelled to work hard to earn a livelihood for himself. In 1848 he joined the forces of the Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein in the war of liberation against Denmark, and after its conclusion he took up the trade of stone mason and brick layer. Forty-four years ago he was married to Anna Margaret Groth, and a year or two later the couple came to this country, coming directly to New Holstein, where they ever since resided until last October, when Mr. Luehr's failing health caused them to move to Milwaukee, to reside with their oldest son, John. But in spite of all that loving attention and medical skill could do, the disease, nephritis, made greater and greater inroads upon his strength and vitality and on Monday March 19, he fell into that quiet, dreamless sleep, whose wakening can never be on this side of eternity.
His widow and four grown sons survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father. The body was brought to New Holstein for burial, Wednesday morning, the funeral services being under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge of which order the deceased had been a member for years. Mr. Wm. Greverus pronounced a very touching and beautiful eulogy in tribute of the deceased. Those in attendance at the funeral from abroad were the Odd Fellows lodge of Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. John C. Luehr, of Milwaukee; William N. Luehr, Manitowoc; Dr. Edward Luehr and Arthur Luehr, of Chicago.
Mr. Luehr during the long residence in New Holstein was a plain, unassuming citizen, who performed fully without flinching all the duties that life imposed upon him. He was a hard worker and even in his declining years continued to labor until sickness compelled him to give up. He always took a deep interest in the welfare of his family and did all in his power, by word of encouragement and deed, to give his sons a better education than he had been able to get himself. He was highly honored and respected by his neighbors and fellow townsmen and during his forty-two years of residence in New Holstein never had a quarrel or harsh word with anyone.
Anna M Groth Luehr (1824 - 1910)*
John Claudious Luehr (1853 - 1931)*
William H Luehr (1861 - 1930)*
Note: ossw Anna, William, Clara
New Holstein City Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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