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Unrau, Heinrich H. (1876-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Apr 21 p. 8

Birth date: 1876 Jul 22

text of obituary:


Heinrich H. Unrau was born to Heinrich and Anna (Spenst) Unrau in the village of Liebenau of Colony Molotschna, Ukraine, July 22, 1876. On May 15, 1879, he with his parents and two brothers, Peter H. and David H. migrated to Mt. Lake, Minn.

In 1898 he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. He was baptized upon confession of his faith July 3 by Elder Aron Wall and joined the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church of Mt. Lake. Father was united in Holy Matrimony to Katharina Fast by Elder Arin [sic Aron] Wall March 7, 1901. Our parents farmed seven miles west of Mt. Lake. The Lord blessed this union with eight children. = In 1913 they moved to a homestead 18 miles north of Chinook, Mont. In the fall of 19125 the family moved to a farm in the Lustre, Mont. area. Here they joined the Lustre E.M.B. Church of which he was a faithful member until he met his Lord in heaven. In 1926 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, and in 1951 were privileged to honor the Lord at their golden anniversary. They lived together for 57 years and nearly four months.

In those early years in the Mt. Lake settlement, he had some training in German but none in English. He loved to read his Bible and also read a number of books and Christian periodicals. It was father's joy to work on the farm and in the shop.

For many years the parents served at church festivities as hosts in the dining hall. He rolled up bandage material for a number of years for use in the mission fields and also made toys for the annual mission sales.

The parents moved to Wolf Point in 1953, and on July 1, 1958 mother passed away. He continued to attend services in the United Mennonite Church till about the middle of December 1965. In the summer of 1961 while visiting in Mt. Lake he decided to have a growth removed from the right side of his face. In the beginning of 1964 the gland on the right jaw was also surgically removed.

He moved to Faith Lutheran Home Oct. 29, 1965. On Jan. 7, 1966 he entered the Trinity Hospital, and underwent surgery on the right side of his throat. After three weeks he was taken back to the Home, where he died March 6, 1966, reaching the age of 89 years, seven months and 12 days.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, three sisters, our mother, one daughter, Katherine and one grandson.

He is survived by one brother, Peter H. of the Eventide Home, Mt. Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hiebert and Mrs. Jacob A. Warkentin of Dallas, Ore.; seven children, Mrs. John D. Becker (Anna), Aberdeen, Ida., Mrs. Theo. B. Wedel (Maria), Wolf Point, Mrs. O. J. Wall (Helen), Frazer, Mrs. Jacob D. Wall (Sara), Frazer, Mrs. David A. Wall (Agnes), Wolf Point, Mrs. Roland Toews (Susie), Wolf Point and Mrs. Jacob Rauch (Nellie), Wolf Point; 42 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. — The Family.

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