Gerhard “Ackfeld” Ackfelt

Gerhard “Ackfeld” Ackfelt

Birth
Germany
Death 29 Sep 1931 (aged 32)
Swisher County, Texas, USA
Burial Happy, Swisher County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 44724099 · View Source
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Father, Wilham Ackfelt born Germany
Mother, Anna Kottenbrecht born Germany

Gerhard Achfelt, 32, succumbed to a snake bite while alone in his field Tuesday morning. Mr. Achfelt had left his home early in the morning to do some work in the field, and his wife, returning to her home late in the evening, found that the noon-day meal she had prepared for him was untouched. She summoned neighbors, who began
a search. About 7 p.m. the body was found between the place where he had been working and the house.
Indications were that he had made an effort to reach the house, after being bitten on the leg
by a poisonous snake. The ground where the body was found showed that he had evidently died a very painful death. His leg had been bound by binder twine above the wound, but this did not prevent the spreading of the poison, as doctors say the wound was in a main artery, causing the rapid spread of the poison.
Achfelt, who had been in this country only about three years, coming from Germany, was married, and his wife, Barbara Rose Irlbeck and one baby girl, Helen Gertrude Ackfeld survive him.
He was a son-in-law of Ludwig Irlbeck, who lives southeast of Happy. His home was located four miles south of Happy. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, and interment made in the Nazareth Catholic Cemetety.

The Happy Herald, 2 October 1931


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  • Created by: Bob Fleming
  • Added: 23 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44724099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerhard “Ackfeld” Ackfelt (26 Jul 1899–29 Sep 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44724099, citing Happy Cemetery, Happy, Swisher County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bob Fleming (contributor 46772060) .