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Michael Hubert Berens
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1846, Germany
Death: May 24, 1900
Dunlap
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

THE DUNLAP REPORTER
Dunlap, IA

Friday, June 1, 1900

Death of Mr. Berens

Died on Thursday, May 24th, at the family home, five miles Southeast of Dunlap, Hubert Berens, aged 54 years, 3 months and 22 days.

About three weeks previous to his death, Mr. Berens was afflicted with pneumonia, with congestion of the brain following, ending in his death. Deceased was the husband of Paulina Glawinski Berens and the father of 14 children, 11 of whom are living; Mrs. John Gepson (Mary), Mrs. Peter Schwab (Barbara), Sister Balbina (Anna), Amelia, William, Laura, Elizabeth, Frances, Joseph, Michael, and Henry.

Mr. Berens was a quiet, christian gentlemen, devoted to his family, respected by his neighbors and loved by his family. His faith in the Catholic religion was strong and he never missed the morning mass except in cases of extreme sickness. From the church of his choice, St. Patricks Catholic Church in Dunlap, he was buried on Saturday at 10 a.m., with Reverend Father White preaching a very appropriate and affecting sermon, the body being laid to rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Dunlap. The last hours of the father and husband were brightened and comforted by his daughter, Sister Balbina, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. From the first he seemed to realize his illness would prove fatal, and settled up his business affairs early in his sickness.

Hubert Berens served in the Franco-Prussian War, at the close of which he came to America, first settling in Pennsylvania. About 24 years ago, he came to Harrison County, taking up the occupation of farming. For a few years, he rented a place, but close application to business and economy enabled him to buy a farm, and he purchased the one on which the family now resides.

The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Paulina Glawinski Berens (1857 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  Mary E. Berens Gepson (1874 - 1955)*
  Anna Bertha Berens Wacker Frazier (1876 - 1964)*
  Barbara Berens Schwab Loy (1877 - 1961)*
  Francis Berens (1880 - 1881)*
  Matilda Berens (1881 - 1895)*
  Amelia Berens Heller (1882 - 1963)*
  William Thomas Berens (1884 - 1950)*
  Laura Pauline Berens Wessell (1890 - 1968)*
  Elizabeth Suzanne Berens Wettengel (1891 - 1966)*
  Frances Cecelia Berens Larson (1893 - 1921)*
  Joseph Felix Berens (1894 - 1974)*
  Michael Hubert Berens (1896 - 1989)*
  Henry Louis Berens (1899 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dunlap
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 27, Row 8
 
Created by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Record added: Feb 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5232817
Michael Hubert Berens
Added by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
 
Michael Hubert Berens
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In Rememberance
- J Golenor
 Added: Apr. 21, 2001
 
 
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