|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1835, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1898|
Dec 28, 1897: Found Unconscious; Chas Ahlers, Sr., the victim of an Apoplectic Stroke. Chas. Ahlers, Sr., was found in an unconscious condition on College Bluff yesterday afternoon, about 5 o'clock. He was driving, and it is believed that he received an apoplectic stroke. When found, he was lying by the side of the carriage and holding the lines. Mr. Ahlers was at once removed to his home on West Third Street and physicians called. He is in a very weak condition and at this time unconscious.
Dec. 29, 1897: Chas. Ahlers, who was thrown from his carriage, Monday afternoon, on College Bluff, and sustained a concussion of the brain. He was unconscious for nearly forty hours. This morning he was conscious for half an hour when he again relapsed into a state of unconsciousness.
Jan. 4 1898: Chas. Ahlers Sr., shows much improvement today.
June 1, 1898: Chas. Ahlers, an old and respected citizen of Red Wing, and a pioneer business man here, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his house at 1239 West Third Street. Mr. Ahlers has been in poor health for several months past, but the end was not expected so soon. An extended notice will be given later.
June 3, 1898: The Final Summons Comes to Charles Ahlers. Charles Ahlers, a prominent and respected citizen of our city, died at his residence on West Third Street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Ahlers was born in Prussia, August 23d, 1835. He removed to this country in his youth, settling first in New York City. In 1854, he came to Minnesota, and settled in Goodhue County, near Hay Creek. He married October 18th, 1857, Miss Caroline Behrend, with whom he has lived to the present. In 1873, he removed to Texas where he lived until 1880, when he returned to Red Wing and established himself in business, and has remained as one of our citizens and representative business men up to the day of his death. He leaves behind him one sister, Mrs. August Bucholz, of Appleton, Minn; two brothers, Julius Ahlers, of Ada, Minn and Alonzo Ahlers, of Webster, S. Dak. Eight children have been born to bless their home. J. Edward, Henry C., and Alfred are citizens of Red Wing; Chas, Jr. is in camp at San Francisco in the service of his country; Mrs. Amelia Miller, Louisa and Mary Ahlers are also residents of our city; and Louis has passed on before. These children, with the widowed wife, remain to mourn his loss. Mr. Ahlers has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church from his early manhood, and has born a character for honesty, business integrity and worth among the best of our citizens. He was a pioneer, settling in Goodhue Count when it was a wilderness in 1854. He began with sturdy persistence to lay the foundations of his home, and thought no obstacle too great to be overcome. He has seen the phenomenal growth of Minnesota, and has not only rejoiced in it, but has had something to do with the other heroic pioneers in making our condition possible. He was a patriot standing true to his adopted country with all the ardor of a native born citizen, bearing all the burdens of citizenship, and glorifying in the growing greatness of the country of his choice. In the civil war, he offered his services as a soldier, and though not accepted on account of physical disability, he did what he could toward the maintenance of the union he so dearly loved. His interest in our present difficulty was intense and his prayers for the success of the nation's cause were fervent. As a neighbor and friend and father he was all that could be desired, and has left a record behind him of which his wife and children may well be proud. The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 4 at 2 pm. Services at the residence at 1:30 pm.
Caroline Behrend Ahlers (1839 - 1923)*
Louise Ahlers Meyer (1866 - 1938)*
Alfred Benjamin Ahlers (1870 - 1935)*
Lewis A. Ahlers (1873 - 1897)*
Charles J Ahlers (1876 - 1942)*
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Record added: Sep 29, 2010
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