|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1804, Germany|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1887|
Montrose, Missouri, February 16, 1887
FOUND DEAD ON THE FLOOR
Wednesday morning Peter Lennartz, father of our fellow townsmen, William and Joseph Lennartz, was found dead by the side of his bed at the residence of his son, Joseph, where he had made his home for the last fourteen years.
When Mr. Lennartz arose at about 6:15 a.m. to build fires, he stepped into his father's room, and, to his great astonishment and sorrow, found the lifeless form of his venerable aged father lying by the bedside in death's embrace. He had evidently gotten out of bed upon a call of nature, and, being very feeble, toppled over and died without a murmur. He must have been there a long time, as his body was perfectly cold.
Peter Lennartz was born in Germany on the 16th of October, 1804, which would have made him at the time of his death 82 years and 4 months old; and had been in this country only about 17 years. He married many years ago, and from the fruits of that marriage 6 children were born: William, Joseph and Mary live in this city; Robert and John live in Ohio; and Christina lives in Indiana, all of whom are married. Their mother died in 1870 (sic).
Mr. Lennartz has been very feeble for many years, and for the last six years has not ventured away from the house. He ate a hearty supper the evening previous, and had his usual play with the grandchildren before retiring.
The old gentleman will have many friends who will regret to learn of his sudden demise, while the family will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the death of their father.
The funeral services will take place at the Catholic Church in this city Friday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the remains will be laid in their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery.
Mariah K Zimmerman Lennartz (1807 - 1875)
John Lennart (1835 - 1905)*
Robert Hurbert Lennartz (1836 - 1917)*
William P Lennartz (1840 - 1907)*
Mary Lennartz Witmer (1844 - 1916)*
Joseph Lennartz (1850 - 1915)*
Peter J. Lennartz
Oct 15 1804 - Feb 15 1887
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Created by: R. Wright
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85246807