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Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1862
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Oct. 26, 1938
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA

Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels, son of Henry Bartels and his wife, Engel Maria, was born in Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany, on February 14, 1862, and was baptized in his infancy.
He and his parents came to America in 1870, and for the next 13 years made their home in Will county, Illinois. There he received the usual religious instruction, and was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Braun officiating.
He was 21 years of age when he came to Nebraska, and made his home at Tobias. On the 8th day of November, 1888, he entered into holy wedlock with Mrs. Ida Bartels, nee Guse. Their marriage was blessed with 9 children. Of these a daughter and three sons are living, four sons and a daughter preceded their father in eternity.
The deceased was a quiet, unassuming Christian, a loving husband and father, and a good neighbor and citizen. He and his wife were planning to observe their 50th wedding anniversary on the 8th of this month (November). But it pleased God to call him from this earth suddenly. He died of a stroke last Wednesday evening, October 26th, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 12 days.
The immediate mourners are his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Ida Aden of Chappell, Nebr.; his three sons, Fred H. of David City, nebr., Theodore William of Portsmouth, Virginia and Loren J. of Kimball, Nebr.; his stepson, August Bartels of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, William Bartels of Fort Pierre, So. Dak. and Henry Bartels of Okoboys, So. Dak; his sister, Lena Bartels of Alpena, So. Dak.; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; a number of more distant relatives, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 31, 1938, at 1:30 from the Bruning funeral parlor and 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church. Interment was on Trinity Lutheran cemetery.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all the neighbors and friends for kindnesses extended to lighten the burden at the time of the death of our loved one. Also we wish to thank all who sent flowers, those who sang, and the minister for his comforting words.

[This is a transcription of a newspaper clipping sent to me by Linda Hume, a researcher in Thayer county, Nebraska. I believe that it probably appeared in the Bruning, Nebraska newspaper.]

Note that his first name is incorrectly spelled on his gravestone. 
Family links: 
  Ernst Heinrich Gottlieb Bartels (1833 - 1897)
  Engle Maria Ernestine Krömer Bartels (1832 - 1892)
  Ida Clara Guse Bartels (1868 - 1942)
  Fredric Henry Bartels (1896 - 1981)*
  Rudolph Frederick Bartels (1899 - 1930)*
  Theodore William Bartels (1905 - 1999)*
  Friedericka Bartels (1906 - 1906)*
  Loren John Bartels (1907 - 1978)*
  Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels (1862 - 1938)
  Engel Marie Karolin Bartels Bartels (1865 - 1952)*
  William Henry Bartels (1871 - 1942)*
  Wilhelmina Bartels (1874 - 1882)*
  Heinrich George Bartels (1878 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: His first name is mis-spelled on the tombstone. It should be "Friedrich", nor "Fredrich".
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
Originally Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47355428
Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels
Added by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels
Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels
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