August Langholff

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Barbara Rohde []

Only two weeks elapsed since the remains of Mrs Langholff were tenderly laid to rest and again has the family been visited by the angel of death. Mr August Langholff surviving his life's companion but a few days. He died on Monday at the noon hour from inflamation of the bowels, an affliction of many years standing. Towars the end of October he was compelled to take to the bed, on the same day with his beloved wife, but after some weeks he seemed to recover, until he had a relapse on Christmas day from which he was unable to rally. During the last days of his sickness he suffered very much and death came as a relief to him.
   August Langholff was born in Ratti near Kolmar, district of Bromberg, Prussia, on March 27, 1831: He was 79 years, 9 months and 6 days old at the time of his death. In 1849 he emigrated to the United States, settleling in the town of Hebron, where he spent the greater part of his life. Nine years ago he moved to this city. In 1856 he married Miss Wilhelmina Kranz and their union was blessed with one daughter, Emma, Mrs Banker now living in Fort Atkinson; shortly after the birth of the child the mother died of blood poison. In 1859 Mr Langholff married again, taking as his wife Miss Margaretha Biedermann of Aztalan. They had 8 children, of whom two died in infancy. There remains to mourn the loss of their father three sons, John, of Oakland; August , of Milwaukee and William, of Hebron and four daughters, Mrs Emma Banker, of Fort Atkinson, Mrs Katherina Wille, of Chicago; Mrs Maria Berg, of Lima Center and Mrs Lizzie Berg of Hebron; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild, also one brother, Gottlieb Langholff, of Town Jefferson.
   The burial will take place Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence to St John's Lutheran church and from there to the Union Cemetery. Rev. H. K. Moussa ovviciating. Six grandchildren, Gilbert, Edwin, Eddie, Albert, Oscar and Otto Langholff will be the pall-bearers.
Date of Death Jan 2 1911


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