Obit: Jahr, Bernard #3 (1847 - 1913)




Surnames: Jahr, Drescher, Steuerwald, Miller


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 06/20/1913


Jahr, Bernard #3 (30 AUG 1847 - 15 JUN 1913)


Bernard Jahr, another of this town’s earliest settlers and most respected citizens, answered his final summons last Sunday morning, June 15, 1913.  Mr. Jahr came to Clark County in 1873 and located here in the town of Grant, where he resided continuously until a few years since when he went to reside with his sons Oscar and Frank in York.  It was at the home of his son Oscar that he suffered his last illness.  His death resulted from heart trouble, from which he suffered much during the latter years of his life.  Deceased was born in Saxony, Germany on Aug. 30th, 1847 and when two years old came with his parents to this country, settling in Washington Co., Wis., and from thence here in 1873.  In 1875 he was married to Miss Augusta Drescher.  To them were born eight children, seven of whom, namely Oscar and Frank of the town of York, Lena, Mrs. Chas. Steuerwald of Loyal, Wesley of Waupaca, Edwin, Clara and Albert of Neillsville, with his wife, survive him and sincerely mourn his loss.  All of the children were here in attendance at the funeral, but owing to her illness and extreme weakness the widow was not permitted to be present at the funeral, which was held from the Advent Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Nelson Anderson of the Loyal M.E. Church officiating.  The choir consisted of Max Gelmer, Miss Harriet Pietenpol, Price Lee and Mrs. Knorr, with Miss Inez Holmes at the organ.  The pallbearers were P.J. Kemmeter, Fernando Johnson, Carl Berg, John Breese, E.A. Beeckler and A.J. Knorr.  Interment was made in the Windfall Cemetery.  Besides his immediate family, he is survived b his brothers Emil and Alfred and one sister, Mrs. Louis Drescher, and one half-sister, a Mrs. Miller, all of whom with more remote relatives and a church full of friends, were in attendance at the funeral of this beloved and highly respected man.



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