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Andrew Fiel was born February 22, 1866 in Dreispitz, Russia. Died Monday morning at one o'clock January 25, 1926 at his home south west of Shattuck, at the age of 59 years.

In the year 1893, he immigrated to the U. S. and located for a short time in Minnesota, from where he moved to Le High, Kansas.

On February 13, 1898 he was joined in marriage with Miss Amelia Blehm with whom he shared many joys and sorrows for nearly 28 years.

In 1901 the family came to Oklahoma and located on a homestead eight miles southwest of Shattuck where he ended the course of his life.

The marriage union was blessed with ten children. One boy died in childhood, three sons and six daughters living.

It was the fathers wish that some of his children should enter the missionary work and he was privileged to see his wish partly fulfilled as the oldest son, Carl, is preparing for the ministry at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Rochester, N. Y.

Mr. Feil was converted and baptized in the year 1922 during the revival meetings conducted by Rev. Geissler, and united with the German Baptist Church, where he served as deacon during the last three years.

On October 28, 1925 he took seriously ill and was taken to the hospital at Shattuck and was operated on by Dr. Newman November 13. The operation proved his case of sickness to be cancer of the liver and declared hopeless. After nine days stay at the hospital he was taken to his home where he received the best of care and attention by his beloved wife and children up to the time of his passing from this earth to an eternal life.

The deceased is deeply mourned by his wife, nine children, two sons in law, Reinhardt Klein and Edd Ditrich, and one grand child. A large number of friends and acquaintances extend their deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Lord teach us to number our days that we man apply our hearts unto wisdom.

The funeral was held at the German Baptist Church near Goodwin, on Tuesday, January 26. The Rev John Kelp of Durham, Kansas and the minister Rev. A. Rosner, officiated. A large number of friends turned out to show their last respect.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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