Anton Wilberding

Anton Wilberding

Holdorf, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 17 May 1938 (aged 75)
Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Burial Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79947722 · View Source
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From the May 20, 1938, edition of the LeMars (IA) Semi-Weekly Sentinel

Anton Wilberding, Remsen Pioneer, Taken By Death

Well Known Retired Farmer Dies After Illness Of Only Two Days

Suffers Heart Attack

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Morning

Death Tuesday afternoon claimed Anton Wilberding, a pioneer resident of Remsen community who had lived there for nearly 50 years.

Mr. Wilberding was up and around two days before his death. Visiting a son, Francis, at Marcus Sunday he was taken ill suddenly.

Born May 10, 1863, in the village of Holdorf, Oldenburg, Germany, Anton Wilberding came to the United States in 1882 at the age of 19 years and settled at New Vienna, Iowa, where for six years he was engaged as a farm hand. He was married April 10, 1888, to Elizabeth Feldmann, the ceremony being performed in St. Francis church in Dyersville, Iowa.

He farmed near Dyersville after his marriage for four years and then came to Plymouth county where he farmed for nearly 40 years before retiring to live in Remsen.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilberding were the parents of 13 children, two of whom, both sons, passed away in infancy. The 11 surviving children are: Joseph C. and Charles of Remsen, the latter living on the home place southeast of town; Mrs. Arthur Delperdang, Cherokee; Mrs. Fred N. Rupp, Cherokee; Herman Wilberding, Remsen; Mrs. Sylvester Clark, Cherokee; Mrs. Albert Rupp, Cherokee; Antony Jr., Marshalltown, Iowa; Francis, Marcus; Mrs. Ray Baack, LeMars, and Linus Wilberding, Cherokee. There are 52 grandchildren. Surviving also are three brothers, Henry at Dubuque, Joseph of Cincinnati, O., and Charles of Indianapolis. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, with mass at 9 o'clock. Six former farm neighbors of the deceased will serve as pallbearers: Frank Lang, J.P. Ludwig, Anton Miller, John Vaske, Barney Stoeber and Jos. Schlerholt.

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