|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1833|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1879|
Son of William Holtzinger and Elizabeth Ferree. Husband of Sarah Ann (Sallie) Scott. Father of Nettie, Georgie Suella, Pearl, Charles, Harry. Captain in the Iowa 4th Cavalry, Civil War
Obituary October 4, 1879
With sad hearts we are called to mourn the death of our beloved brother Capt.M. S. Holtzinger cut off in the meridian of a life of unusual usefulness, his death brings sorrow not alone to the hearts of our Brotherhood but to the whole community. Brave to fight the battles of the right; earnest and energetic in every good work, his loss to us is irreparable. Yet his earthly labors are not ended through we mourn around his tomb. A life of usefulness like his, bequeaths to the worls a legacy rich in good works which still exist; rich in those happy recollections which come thronging back as we recall his sterling qualities. He was a true Christian, an honest man and a faithful brother, and with the shadow of Death still resting on our hearts, with his virtues fresh in our memories we cannot but rejoice that when the Supreme Master called--He found "the workman" ready.
While we mourn his loss, let us feel there is only a veil interposed between him and us; that he has but taken a "higher degree" and if we emulate his virtues when the summons shall come--we too may be admitted into the higher Lodge, the building not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
To the bereaved family and relatives the A.O. of U.W. of Hamburg Lodge No 57 extend the deepest sympathy. The Master makes no mistakes. His designs on the tressel board of our lives may be incomprehensible to us, but whenever wrought out, the work is perfect for the Master is God. He doeth all things well.
By order of the Lodge a copy of the above is hereby presented to Mrs. M. S. Holtzinger, and also to the city papers with the request that it be published.
H. B. Blood
E. J. H. Beard Committee
Milton S. Holtzinger was born in the state of Pennsylvania on the 11 day of June A. D. 1833. when a small boy his parents moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived until he became a man. He then moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where he remained for a time. He came to Fremont County, Iowa in the autumn of 1859. He enlisted as a private soldier at the breakingout of the war, but was promoted to the office of captain before its close. He was married to Miss Sarah A. Scott on the 23rd day of November A.D. 1865. He was converted and united with the M. E. Church whena boy, and was a useful, honored member until he went to join the church triumphant. For several months before his death he suffered severely from Dropsy of the Chest. He remained perfectly rational to the last, and his faith rose sublimly above his suffering. He spoke of the goodness of God to him in his last hours. He declared that he had no fears of the future whatever. At 1 A.M. Sabbath oct. 5th he passed to his reward. The funeral services were held Oct. 5h 3 o'clock in the Hamburg M. E. Church. A vast concourse of friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn.
More than a year ago we ntoiced the death of the gallant charger--"Old John" rode by Captain Holtzinger during the war for the untion. Now we chronicle the death of the gallant rider. Captain Holtzinger was a grue patriot and lover of his country as well as a devoted Christian. He passed through some of the most sanguiary battle of the late war. He is now where his ears will never hear the rattle of musketry, the deep roar of cannon, the clash of swords or the alarms of war. Instead of "fall into line, and charge"he has heard the pllaudit "well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the Lord." Wile his family and f riends are now sad and grief stricken he bassks in the soft sunshine of the fair land on high. Instead of the soldiers hat and uniform he wears a crown of glory and a bright robe of immortality. In the faraway home of the soul Milton Holtzinger now rejoices and realized the sentiments of the poet.
Sarah Ann Scott Holtzinger (1842 - 1916)
Nettie Hoover (1867 - 1948)*
Georgia Holtzinger (1869 - 1871)*
Pearl Scott Holtzinger (1872 - 1955)*
Charles Milton Holtzinger (1874 - 1958)*
Harry Walter Holtzinger (1879 - 1946)*
Created by: joyce mann
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
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