William Grotelueschen

William Grotelueschen

Birth
Haast, Landkreis Oldenburg, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 13 Jul 1935 (aged 65)
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 24944944 · View Source
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The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 13, 1935
DIED
GROTELUSCHEN--William Groteluschen, 65, 2805 Twenty-first street, former member of the county board of supervisors and for many years a prominent farmer in Grand Prairie township, passed away at 2:30 a.m. today at Lutheran Good Samaritan hospital. His death was due to cancer.
Mr. Groteluschen's health began to fail last fall. After learning the nature of his affliction, he went to Rochester, Minn., in January to consult the Mayo clinic. Informed that he had not many months to live, he returned home, accepting the verdict with characteristic courage, and maintaining, as much as it was possible for a man to do under the circumstances, the cheerful, kindly disposition that he had always had.
Though he had not been bedfast, he entered the hospital Sunday, realizing that the end was near. Death came while he slept last night.
Born in Grossenkneten, Oldenburg, Germany, Apr. 17, 1870, Mr. Groteluschen came to America along in November, 1887, when he was 17 years old to join his brother, Henry Groteluschen, who was farming north of Columbus.
He worked for his brother on the latter's farm until his marriage to Mrs. Margaret Hellbusch, in the St. John's community, on Nov. 13, 1894, and then he went to farming for himself. After renting for a few years, they bought the farm in Grand Prairie township, about 36 years ago, where they made their home until they retired from active farm life and moved into Columbus four years ago.
Mr. Groteluschen was elected supervisor from Dist. No. 1, comprising Grand Prairie, Sherman and Creston townships, in the fall of 1922, and served eight consecutive years as a member of the county board, having been reelected in November, 1926.
Faithful and conscientious, he served his district and the county to the very best of his ability, always doing that which he believed to be the right thing to do.
At the expiration of his second term, he retired from the board and shortly thereafter moved into the city to spend his remaining years.
He was a devout member of St. John's Lutheran church for 36 years and served as an elder of the church for eight years. After moving into town, he transferred his membership to Immanuel Lutheran church.
Mr. Groteluschen is survived by his wife; seven sons and daughters, Ernest, Paul, Enno and William Groteluschen, Mrs. Emma Becher and Mrs. Lucy Mueller, all residing in the territory between Creston and Columbus, and Mrs. Otto Cordes, of Wyckoff, N.J., and the following step-children, Mrs. Mathilda Meinke, of Davenport, Neb., Mrs. Herman Inselmann, of the Grand Prairie community, and Herman Hellbusch, near Columbus. He leaves also one brother, Henry Grotelueschen, of Columbus; a sister, Anna, residing in Germany; 21 grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. Mrs. Cordes came last week from New Jersey for a visit with her parents.
Funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran church, 13 miles north and a mile west of Columbus, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, following a brief prayer service at the home in Columbus at 1 p.m., it having been his wish that the last rites be held in St. John's church. Burial will be made in the cemetery near the church. Rev. A.H. Guettler, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran, will conduct the services, and Rev. Theo. Harms, pastor of St. John's, will assist. The body will lie in state at the Gass funeral home until Tuesday morning.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 24944944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Grotelueschen (17 Apr 1870–13 Jul 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24944944, citing Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .