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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - Fred Kettler

From the New Bremen Sun, New Bremen, Ohio, Nov 29, 1907:

Fred Kettler, one of the oldest and well known residents of the community, died very suddenly at his home in Lock Two, last Sunday morning at about six o'clock of heart failure, at the age of 75 years five months and 19 days.  Mr. Kettler had enjoyed comparatively good health notwithstanding the fact that he was so far advanced in years, and to his many friends the news of his sudden demise came as a severe shock.

He was born on the old country in 1832, but came to this country as a mere lad and with his parents soon settled into this neighborhood, and until his death made this his home.  He was for many years engaged in farming and also conducted a sawmill at Lock Three, but for several years now he has lived in retirement in Lock Two.  He was first married, the first time to miss Henriette Stork, who died leaving him one daughter, the second time to Charlotte Fortriede from home which union issued six children, and the third time he was married to the present Mrs. Kettler ne√® Stockman, who with 11 children, two stepchildren and many other relatives and friends survives him to mourn his loss.

Burial took place Wednesday afternoon and the willow grove cemetery, Rev. W F Henninger of St. Paul's church conducting the funeral.

You may view his Find-A-Grave memorial here.

Copyright 2010-2012, ACK for Gene Notes

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