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Baumgartner, Eli (1869-1940)

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Christlicher Bundesbote obituary: 1940 May 28 p. 13

Birth date: 1869 Dec 11

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1940 Apr 24 p. 1

text of obituary:


Berne, Ind., April 22. — Eli Baumgartner, 70, former town councilman and long a prominent carpenter and contractor, died at his home on West Water street at about 5:15 p.m. Friday. The almost sudden death removes a citizen who had long been identified with the civic life of Berne.

Death was attributed to hear trouble. He had first complained of feeling ill Thursday after he went to make some estimates on some construction work. He was confined to his bed Friday and complained of neuralgic pains in his arms and chest. The unexpected death came as a great shock to his fellow citizens.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:45 at the home and at 2:00 o'clock at the Mennonite church of which he was a faithful member since January 1, 1888. Dr. C. H. Suckau, pastor of the church, officiated.

The decedent was born in Wayne county, Ohio, December 11, 1869. In 1872 he moved with his parents, Christian and Fanny Gerber Baumgartner, to this community. — Berne Witness.

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