Peter Harms Wiltfang

Peter Harms Wiltfang

Birth
Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 30 Jul 1914 (aged 78)
Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 59903413 · View Source
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Peter Wiltfang was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, Aug. 13, 1834 and died at Cook, Thursday evening at 6:40, July 30, 1914, aged seventy nine years, eleven months and seventeen days. Mr. Wiltfang served in the German army for ten years and received his honorable discharge in 1863. On April 30, 1865, he was married to Miss Nanke Seibs. To them nine children were born. The oldest daughter Tetje, died aged three years. The family moved to Pekin, Ill., in 1867 and later went to Delevan, then known as the Delevan prairie. In 1878 they moved to Talmage, Neb., and five years later to Osage. The past six years they had retired from the work on the farm and lived a comfortable and easy life at their home in Cook. Mr. Wiltfang was a member of the Ev. St. Pauls church from the time he came to Osage until his death. He was always ready to help and assist in any good cause. Never did he shirk when duty called him. He was held in the highest esteem and had a large circle of friends. On Friday, July 24, he was taken sick but it was thought only slightly. On Monday there was a turn for the worse and the children were called home. An attempt to operate proved unsuccessful. From Monday until shortly before he died he suffered untold agony. The end came peacefully. Mrs. Wiltfang and all the children but one were at his death bed. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the family home and were conducted by Rev. J. Abele, pastor of the Ev. St. Pauls church. The funeral was one of the largest ever held here. Interment was made at St. Pauls Cemetery. Those who mourn his death are his widow, one daughter and seven sons. They are Mrs. Elizabeth Damme, Theodore and Albert of Cook, Henry and John of Brunswick, Herman of Mansfield, S.D., Eike of Kadoka, S.D. and Leonard of Brea, Calif., also one son-in-law, six daughters-in-law and twenty four grandchildren. We extend to the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy.



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  • Created by: Dennis Lee Brokaw, Sr. Lcdr. USN Ret.
  • Added: 10 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59903413
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Harms Wiltfang (13 Aug 1835–30 Jul 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59903413, citing Saint Pauls Cemetery, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Lee Brokaw, Sr. Lcdr. USN Ret. (contributor 47251658) .