OLD PIONEER CALLED
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Frederick VVm. Barkau passed jet way at the country home ot ins (daughter, Mrs. John .Benriiig last Friday noon, May 26, kit the age oi fcio years, '6 months and iz days. Deceased was born bept. it, IhUo in Hanover, Ger¬ many. V\ Jien only two years oM, he with his parents' immi¬ grated to this country, living lor live years at Ikriialo, N. V.., later moving to Uhio. Hawing lived in our community during tne past seventy-six years, Mr. JJarkliau may truly be numbered as one of Ottawa County's pioneers. During this time be has built up a good farm and has established himself in the esteem of the en-| tire community. lie was con-! firmed at the" Lutheran Church; ;it WoodviHc. In the year 1861 was united in'marriage to Clara] Eliza Strausmier. Four daugh- ] ,ters blessed this union. The] death of his wife oecured three' .■years ago. Since that time he [made his home with bis daugh- ! tcr Mrs. John Behring, where [after an illness of ten weeks he passed away last Friday noon. . The funeral was held Monday 'afternoon, May 26, at' the St. John's Evangelical Church ot which he bad been an active member for the past fifty years. The services were conducted by Rev. Soell. Burial t in Union cemetery.
He is survived by a brother, John Rarkhau, and one sister, Mrs. Mary .Sanders; four (laugh¬ ters, Mrs. John Behring. Mrs. ■Carl Kletzkv of Youngstown, '.p., "Mrs. Chas. Weis, of Clyde, ,ind Mrs. Louis Stein of Wood- vil.se; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and 'hosts of other friends.
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