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GROTELUESCHEN, HEINRICH (August 16, 1854 - July 19, 1936) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 20, 1936, pg. 3, col. 5 ]
Henry Groteluschen, 81, prominent retired Colfax county [farmer?], residing with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Kreye, 11 miles north of Columbus, died at 2:30 a.m. yesterday at their home, following a short illness. His death was due to a stroke of apoplexy, suffered early Saturday evening.
He had complained of feeling ill all day Saturday, and it is believed by his family that his sickness and subsequent stroke was caused by the intense heat. Six years ago he suffered a first stroke, but after a short time he recovered, and since then he had not been ill.
Mr. Grotelueschen was born on Aug. 16, 1854, in Grossenkneten, Oldenburg, Germany. He grew to manhood there, and after reaching the age of 25 years, decided to come to the United States. Leaving the train at Schuyler, he secured employment on Colfax county farms as a farm hand for five years, when, having saved enough money by that time, he negotiated the purchase of his own farm, 13 miles northeast of Columbus in Colfax county.
On May 15, 1885 he was united in marriage to Miss Elise Wendt, and they established their home on his farm, where they remained until they retired in 1919. Throughout his many years of residence in the Christ Lutheran church community, he formed many friendships, and was held in highest esteem by all who knew him.
He had been a long-time member of the Christ Lutheran church, and at the time of his death he was the oldest member of the congregation.
In 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Grotelueschen retired from the farm and moved into Columbus to spend their declining years. Mrs. Grotelueschen died on July 25, 1925, and since that time he had been living with his sons and daughters.
He is survived by two sons, William Grotelueschen of Richland, and Conrad Grotelueschen, of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. William Rickert and Mrs. Adolf Kreye, of Columbus, and Mrs. Otto Johannes, of Richland; one sister, Mrs. Anna Schwantje, residing in Germany, and 32 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Adolf Kreye home, and at 2 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran church, with Rev. H.L. Borneman, pastor, officiating and burial will be made in the cemetery near the church. The body is at the Gass Funeral home, and will lie in state there until Wednesday morning when it will be removed to the Kreye home.
Anna Elise Wendt Grotelueschen
1864–1925 (m. 1885)
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