|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1834, Germany|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1923|
Well Known Pastor Dies at Daugheter's Home In Fremont
Rev. G.H. Brecht has Served in Lutheran Church Many Years
Rev. G.H. Brecht for 57 years a pastor in the Luthern synod and since1900, minister in churches in eastern Nebraska, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Hokamp; 714 West Fourth street, Wednesday evening, after he had returned from Fontanelle, where he visited Rev. Schulte. He has been in declining health for the past two years and a half.
He was born at Baden, Germany, On February 16, 1834 attaining the age of 86 years and 6 months. In Germany he concluded his studies for the ministry and came to America in 1865, where, in 1866, he was ordained pastor by the general Lutheran synod. His first church was in Monticello, IA. Later he took up his work at Marshall, Mich, and in 1871 he went to Illinois, where he served until 1900, coming to Superior, Neb., to take the pastorate of the church there. He was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Haist on November 4, in Iowa. She came from Switzerland to become his bride. She preceeded him in death.
Rev Brecht retired from the active ministry in 1904, and since that time has been filling different pulpits in this section until two and one half years ago, when his decling health prevented any active work. Since his retirement he lived with his three daughters and came on his last viist to Mrs Hokamp on August 6.
Survving are three daughters Mrs. Helena Boeke of Omaha, Mrs H.H. Hokamp, of Fremont, and Mrs A. Siedler of Rising City and two grandchildren, Karl and Louise Boeke of Omaha.
Funeral services will be held at the Salem Lutheran church in Fremont on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 Interment will be made to Ridge Cemetery.
Henrietta Ann Hagist Brecht (1835 - 1902)
Helena B. Brecht Boeke (1868 - 1933)*
Margaret Elizabeth Brecht (1870 - 1889)*
Julia R Brecht (1873 - 1905)*
Lydia M Brecht Hokamp (1873 - 1935)*
Johanna Mary Brecht Fiedler (1877 - 1967)*
Created by: Cindy Dodd
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
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