Obit: Rodenburg, Fred (1860 - 1926)
Surnames: RODENBURG KROPLEIN KARN
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 06/17/1926
Rodenburg, Fred (23 OCT 1860 - 11 JUN 1926)
Fred Rodenburg of the town of Frankfort, Marathon Co., Wis., one of our early pioneers, died at his home of pneumonia, at the age of 65 years. Funeral services were held under the direction of the Odd Fellows, Monday, June 14th, and interment made in the Colby Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, and came to the United State in 1879. In 1882 he was married. He came to this locality in 1895 and settled on a homestead that was still a vast wilderness, but, but hard work and privations, built a fine farm.
Besides his wife, his departure to the undiscovered country is mourned by three children, namely: Adelaide Kroplein, Colby, Wis., Lena Karn, Colby, and Henry Rodenburg.
Those from out of town here for the funeral were Henry Luehrs (the nephew of deceased), and mother (sister of deceased) of Chicago and John Pfeiffer, also of Chicago.
His convictions were honest and sincere, resulting from much careful study and analysis on his part and with which he calmly met the fate of all flesh, and now another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of early pioneers.
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