|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1846, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1919|
John Beu was born in northern Germany September 20, 1846, died in Moline, Kansas, April 5, 1919, age 72 years, 6 months and 15 days.
After leaving school he started out as a sailor and followed this life for about 9 years, during this time he visited all the principal seaports of the world and decided there was better opportunities for a poor man in America than was in Germany. In April 1868 he got his passport for the United States and arrived in New York in May.
After working a few months he wrote back home that the United States was the best country that the sun shone upon and he wanted them to be ready to come over and enjoy the blessing of this country with him and he worked unto that end until he got all of his folks over here.
He took out his naturalization papers so that he might have the full power as a citizen of the United States and he has been a true citizen ever since.
Always was in favor of doing all the good that he could do to his neighbors and friends. He was a great lover of little children and nothing delighted him more than to make them little presents.
In 1872 he sent to Germany for his fiancee, Lena Sheel, to come over and was married the same year. Their marriage was of short duration as his wife passed away about 11 years after their marriage. To this union was born one daughter, Etta Beu, who now resides in Evanston, Illinois.
He leaves to mourn his loss his daughter, Etta Beu; two brothers, Christian, Moline, and William Beu of Delaware, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Reka Sheel and Mrs. Sophia Krohn, both of Moline, Kansas, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services took place at the Christain church in Moline Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. conducted by Elder C. M. Arthur assisted by Rev. C. E. Heaton. Address by Newton Hill of Elk Falls, a friend of the family. Interment in Moline cemetery.
John Beu (1817 - 1887)
Elizabeth Baugh Beu (1820 - 1898)
Carolina Sheel Beu (1853 - 1883)
John Beu (1846 - 1919)
Fredericka Rebea Beu Sheel (1848 - 1928)*
Christian Beu (1855 - 1929)*
Sophia Carlina Beu Krohn (1860 - 1928)*
William John Beu (1863 - 1933)*
Created by: Max
Record added: May 15, 2011
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