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Gräwe, Heinrich (1834-1917)

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Christlicher Bundesbote obituary: 1917 May 24 p. 6

Birth date: 1834 Feb 18

text of obituary:

Gräwe. — Heinrich Gräwe wurde geboren den 18. Februar 1834 in Rußland im Dorfe Neukirch. Getauft wurde er 1857. In den Ehestand trat er mit Katharina Giesbrecht in Muntau 1858. Er siedelte sich in Dorfe Krefeld an. Kinder wurden ihren sieben geschenkt, fünf Söhne und zwei Töchter, wovon zwei Söhne ihm in die Ewigkeit vorangegangen sind. Von Rußland is er den 17. August 1880 nach Asien ausgewandert. Seine erste Gattin starb den 27. September 1882. Von Asien ist er nach Amerika ausgewandert im Jahre 1884. In 1886 trat er in die zweite Ehe mit Anna Schmidt. Am 2. Mai 1917 bekam er einen Schlaganfall und Gehirndruck, wovon er am 9. Mai durch einen sanften Tod erlöst wurde. Sein einfacher, kindlicher Glaube gab ihm große Stärke auf seinem Siechbette. Die Leichenfeier fand in der Alexanderwohler Gemeinde, Gössel, Kans., statt. Leichenreden wurden gehalten von Rev. P. P. Buller über 1. Thess. 4, 13 und Aelt. P. H. Unruh über Phil. 1, 21.

Heinrich Gräwe was born Feb. 18, 1834, in Russia in the village of Neukirch. He was baptized in 1857. He married Katharina Giesbrecht in Muntau in 1858. He settled in the village of Krefeld. They had 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, of which 2 sons preceded him in death. He emigrated from Russia to Asia on Aug. 17, 1880. His first wife died Sept. 27, 1882. He emigrated from Asia to America in 1884. In 1886 he married a second time, to Anna Schmidt. On May 2, 1917, he had a stroke and intracranial pressure, from which he was released by a gentle death on May 9. His simple, child-like faith gave him great strength on his sick bed. The funeral took place in the Alexanderwohl church, Goessel, Kans. Sermons were given by Rev. P. P. Buller on I Thess. 4:13 and Elder P. H. Unruh on Phil. 1:21.

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