Henry (1880 - 1926)
Surnames: BAUMGARTNER GIEGER
----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 01/01/1927
Baumgartner, Henry (18 MAY 1880 - 28 DEC 1926)
In a season of rejoicing, sorrow touched the entire community, when word was passed Tuesday evening that Henry Baumgartner was dead. Mr. Baumgartner had driven out east of town that afternoon on business, had stopped in town a short time, reaching home about dark. He had put the team in and started work on the evening chores. About this time a stock buyer called at the house and Mrs. Baumgartner directed them to the barn to see her husband. They found him lying in a stall, suffering with a paralytic stroke. Help was summoned and he was taken to the house, where he partly regained consciousness for a brief time, but soon lapsed into a coma, and death followed. Mr. Baumgartner was in his 46th year, and has lived on the farm south of town since 1907.
The funeral services are being held at the Reformed Church this Friday afternoon and burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.
(Follow on in 1/8/`927 Humbird Enterprise)
The funeral of Henry Baumgartner, whose sudden death was mention in the last issue of the Enterprise, was held from the Reformed Church last Friday afternoon, Rev. E.F. Menger conducting the services. A large congregation of friends gathered to pay the last tribute to the memory of this much respected citizen.
Relatives called here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. H. Johnson, Minneapolis; Mrs. D. Tuescher, Monroe; M. and F. Baumgartner, Luverne, Iowa; J. Tuescher, Algoma, Iowa; H. Hammerly, Monticello; John Baumgartner, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hoegger, Rice Lake.
The obituary of the deceased was read by the minister at the burial services:
Henry Baumgartner was born May 18, 1880, at Engi, Canton Glarus, Switzerland. In 1888, he and his brothers came to this county with their parents. They first settled in eastern Iowa, near Wheatland, where Henry received his country school education and where he was confirmed by Rev. G. Ziph. On October 8th, 1907, he was married to Miss Eva Baumgartner, at Algoma, Iowa. The following day they moved to the farm south of Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.), where they have since resided.
Mr. Baumgartner apparently seemed to enjoy good health lately. On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28th, he came to town with his team to do some necessary shopping, and returned home as happy as ever, at about five o’clock and immediately went to the barn to do the chores. Less than fifteen minutes later he was found in the barn, having suffered a stroke of paralysis. A doctor was summoned immediately, but not much relief could be given. It has pleased Almighty God, who is ruler over life and death, to call this brother from his earthly cares to his eternal home, only about two hours after the stroke; bringing his age to 46 years, 7 months and 10 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife, Mrs. Eva Baumgartner; his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Baumgartner; one sister, Mrs. Alfred Gieger of New Liberty, Iowa; and two brothers, Jacob and Mathias, both of Humbird; and a host of other relatives and friends. His father preceded him to grace. His body was laid to rest in the Mentor Cemetery, on Dec. 31, 1926.
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