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 Christian Pluckhahn

Christian Pluckhahn

Birth
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 20 Feb 1910 (aged 61)
Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, USA
Burial Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 67882931 · View Source
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Feb 24, 1910 - Carroll Times - Friday morning the sad news was circulated that Chris Plueckhahn of the first ward had been stricken with paralysis, rendered speechless and in a serious condition. The best medical aid was called, and his devoted wife and children added their loving efforts at doing all that was possible to do to seek prolonging his life. All was in vain, while the patient was able to recognize his dear ones, and feebly responded with glance and movement to questions, he was failing constantly and passed away without suffering shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday evening.

Chris Pluckhahn was born at Plan-Ganszlin, Mecklenburg-Schwern, Germany, October 14, 1848, and was therefore 61 years, four months, and seven days old at his death. He
received his education in the native village school, and his religious instruction from the pastor of the Lutheran Church, being confirmed at the customary age and adhering
to the teachings thereof to the day of his death.

In 1872 departed came to America, and for five years was employed on a farm at Lyons, Wayne county, New York. He was industrious and frugal, and at the end of that time had saved enough to return to the land of his birth for the maiden who had faithfully awaited the success of his quest for fortune in a strange land.

Miss Sophia Koepke was the bride who returned with him to Lyons, N.Y., where they were married upon their arrival. This was in 1879, and they continued to reside there for several years more, and in 1883 came to Carroll county, Iowa, where they began farming, acquiring the fine place which about three years ago they left to remove to this city, their son Fred occupying the home place.

The parents acquired a commodious home in this city, and Chris was ever a welcome friend to old neighbors from country and city. He was trustee of St. Paul's Lutheran church and ever a devoted assistant to the pastor.

There survive departed besides his loving wife, two sons, Fred and Charles Pluckhahn, both married and residing in Grant township, and two daughters, Mrs. A.H. Sporleder, also of Grant, and Miss Lizzie who remained at home with her parents. There are three grandchildren and their survive besides these, an only sister of departed, Mrs. Henry Boell, Sr. of this city.

The funeral occurred from the Lutheran Church in this city at two o'clock yesterday afternoon, conducted by Pastor Eschbach and attended by an immense throng of old friends and neighbors, regardless of creed, who showed their respect for the departed, always popular with all who knew him, and whose warmest sympathy went out to the bereaved ones overwhelmed with the inexpressible woe of parting.

We have followed all that was mortal of our friend to his last resting place, where with a final prayer the minister consigned "dust unto dust." Thoughts of him breathe the soul's prayer that we may again behold him where divine and natural law says we cannot follow him now. And amid tears and sighs we dream of the reunion which ever brings to our mind's eye the vision of our departed. Death with its anguish brings to us "like the Dove of the Deluge," ever a message of peace from that shore where our spirit beholds the one we mourn in "a land of pure delight, where souls immortal reign."


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  • Created by: Geo Clinton
  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67882931
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Pluckhahn (14 Oct 1848–20 Feb 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67882931, citing Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .