GROTELUESCHEN, HENRY [Mar 13, 1853 - Nov 19, 1912]
Sudden Death of Early Pioneer -- Henry Grotelueschen Dies After an Illness of Only Two Days
Only last Saturday we saw his smiling countenance and heard his pleasant voice and today Henry Grotelueschen is laid away to his rest in the grave. Such is the uncertainty of life. He had not felt well for two days and on Tuesday morning Dr. Lowery was called out to see him. On entering the room the patient said "Doctor I believe I'm dying" and in the next few seconds he breathed his last. Heart failure had ended his earthly career. Thus passed the spirit of a most noble man, a man with a heart so large that all who knew him knew his depth of generosity and kindness. Everyone loved him and his congenial ways made friends for him wherever he went. He was one of the early settlers of eastern Platte county and therefore was identified with the pioneer struggles, the development and later the prosperity which these pioneers so richly deserved; in fact Mr. Grotelueschen was counted one of the wealthiest men in that community.
The deceased was born in Oldenburg, Germany, March 13, 1853. When a lad of sixteen he came to this country and settled in the community ten miles southwest of Leigh. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Kumpf and three sons were born to this union, viz: William, who resides on a farm west of Leigh and Charles and Henry who are still at home. Besides his widow, one brother, Gerhard Grotelueschen of this place and a sister and a brother who still remain in the fatherland are called to mourn his death.
The funeral was held this noon from the home and the remains were laid to rest in the cemtery at the Loseke Creek church, Rev. E. Denninger conducting the services.
The WORLD offers condolences.
[Leigh World - Submitted by William A. Ehlers
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