Stillwater Valley News
JOHN C. BUCHOLTZ
John C. Bucholtz born in Germany, Mechlenburg, Schwerin, on May 6th, 1856, died at the home of his son, John, near Red River, on Friday, September 17th, 1926; aged 70 years, 4 months and 11 days. On December 10th, 1882 he was united in marriage with Minnie Stade. To this union were born - four daughters and six sons. One daughter died in infancy and a son, Charles, died a few years ago. The wife died in 1913. The eight living children are - Mrs. Lizzie Waitman, Dave, Fred, Mrs. Emma Wade, Henry, Barney, Mrs. Edith Smith and Albert. Besides these there are seventeen grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends mourn with the family the loss of this dear one. The deceased was baptized and became a confirmed member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church while yet in Germany. After coming to this country he united with St. John's Lutheran church here in Cov., where he remained faithful up until the time of his death. Mr. Bucholtz came to America when he was about 25 years old. Like many others he was without funds, but immediately he found work and became a prosperous citizen. He first settled on a farm east of Red River where he lived for sixteen years. He then changed to a farm south of Red River. Since 1912 he had livers on the pike between Covington and Pleasant Hill. The deceased was in fairly good health up until a few months ago, when he began failing. Some five weeks ago he went up to his son John's home, but he rapidly grew worse. Death was caused by asthma and a weakened heart. John Bucholz was an industrious, hardworking, honest Christian man. He was a loving father, an obliging, kind neighbor, a good substantial citizen, a faithful, consistent member of the church. He will be greatly missed in the home in the community and from the activities of the church."Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
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