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 Henry G Neufeld

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Henry G Neufeld

Birth
Ukraine
Death 16 Nov 1941 (aged 76)
Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section A, Plot 157
Memorial ID 135367595 View Source
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According to the Sexton's register he died in Midway Township of a coronary embolism.

From the Mt Lake Observer Advocate 4 Dec 1941, page 8, courtesy of the Cottonwood County Historical Society.
HENRY G. NEUFELD Henry G. Neufeld was born on February 3, 1865, in Fuerstenau, located on the south bank of the Molotschna river, in South Russia. Of the six children in the family, he was the nestling. Through death, he lost his mother in his early childhood. His father remained a widower for nearly seven years and the lad's home training was left to his youngest sister, Mary, to whom he remained deeply attached all through life. Several winters he attended the village school of his birth place, till in his eleventh year of age, through the second marriage of his father he came with his two elder brothers to the village of Alexanderwhol. There the people had recently sold their property to purchasers coming from all directions and had emigrated the previous year to America. The newcomers were strangers to each other. No one felt fully at home as yet.

This growing child had heretofore experienced very little of the blessings of actual motherly love. As a bud opens in the congenial sunshine and develop into a splendid flower, so it was noticed that this boy's soul soon began to swell and that the young chest beat warmly toward his newly acquired mother. A bond of love was formed which nothing could have even weakened. The church there had lost its ministers and the pulpit had to be supplied by others. The public school teachers changed at short intervals. Very little was left of the former quiet, solid life. The pupils greatly preferred outdoor games to the class rocm work. Under such condition not much progress could come to those youngsters.

In 1878 the whole family arrived here and bought section 35, one mile east of the city limits. When the buildings were erected and before farm implements could be secured, the funds of the family brought from Russia, were exhausted and then everyone was forced to adapt himself to the pioneer life and all the things that go with it. School education had been interrupted before. Now it had to be abandoned for good. As a young man he decided to join the catechism class. He knew what, a hard task it would be to him to memorize all that was required at that time. He undertook the work, however, very conscientiously and labored at it, till he knew every question and every answer of the whole catechism by heart. So thoroughly had he gone at it, that even his latter years he could still recite freely from it. With the others in that class he was baptized by his father, Elder Gerhard Neufeld, and taken in as a member of this church, in which he has remained till his last breath, faithfully helpful in various activities.

On July 5, 1891, he was married with Katharina, the daughter of deacon Jacob Janzen and his wife: She passed away April 20, 1936. From this loss he did not fully recover. To this couple four daughters and, eight sons were entrusted one of whom sank into an early grave, while all the others are now surrounding their beloved father's casket. To these mourners are added six daughters-in-law, and two sons-in-law. Of his 23 grandchildren, two have died.

For several years the health of the deceased was never quite satisfactory. The last Sunday morning, he seemed to feel cheerful and started to assist with housework as usual. In it he collapsed. His life was suddenly gone. He reached the age of 76 years, 9 months and 13 days. He acted as the Clerk of the Church, has taught a Sunday School class for years, has represented the Church on the Hospital Board, and attended all church services loyally.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 135367595
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/135367595/henry-g-neufeld : accessed ), memorial page for Henry G Neufeld (3 Feb 1865–16 Nov 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 135367595, citing Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by MarillaW (contributor 47325501) .