|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1855, Russian Federation|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1926|
South Dakota, USA
Ludwig Boehler Called By Death
Passes after lingering illness:
Came to this country in 1888
The community was deeply shocked last Saturday at the news of the death of Ludwig Boehler, a well-known and respected pioneer of this community, after a lingering illness of several months duration.
Ludwig Boehler was born August 18, 1855 at Rohrbach, South Russia, where he grew to young manhood. In 1884 he was married to Christina Elser and four years later the family came to the United States and homesteaded in Sutley, northwest of Java. In 1903 his wife died and later he married Mrs. Christina Kunz. In 1910 he retired from active farming and he and his wife moved to Java, where they made their home. Mrs. Boehler preceded him in death in May 1925.
The deceased was always in good health, never was ill or ailing until last June when he became suddenly ill and was taken to Aberdeen, where he underwent an operation for kidney trouble. After the operation Mr. Boehler began to gain rapidly and after a while returned to Java. Apparently feeling in the best of health on the first day of his arrival home, he enjoyed the visits of many of his old friends and went to bed in a very pleasant state of mind. At about three o'clock the following morning he became violently ill, necessitating his return to the hospital in Aberdeen, where he became steadily weaker, life departing at about seven o'clock on Friday evening, September 24, 1926
Ludwig Boehler was highly respected and well liked by all who knew him and enjoyed a large list of friends. He was one of the oldest of the pioneers of this section, coming here in 1888, when this country was in its infancy. He was a member of the Reformed Church and was a good Christian man. He loved his step-children and treated them as if they were his own. He will be greatly missed by all who were acquainted with him.
He leaves to mourn his passing an adopted daughter, Mrs. Jacob Gill of Eureka, a step daughter, Mrs. Karl (Christina) Koenig of Paradise, North Dakota, a step son, William Kunz of Java, two sisters, Mrs. Conrad Ackerman of Java, and Mrs. Anton Almendinger of Selby, five brothers, two of whom reside in Russia, Peter Boehler of Isabel, Fred Boehler of Pollock, and Gottlieb Boehler of Java, besides a number of grandchildren and a host of friends and acquaintances.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. J. Bohler of the Reformed Church officiating. Internment was made in the Reformed Cemetery northwest of the city. Appropriate music was rendered and there were many beautiful floral offerings from loving friends and relatives.
The Herald extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
The Java Herald, Java, South Dakota
September 30, 1926
Christina Oswald Kunz (1850 - 1925)
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
Record added: Sep 27, 2012
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