Obituary from Sue Holland's records  19 Feb 2002                                Obit March 1941

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FRED BRANDT, JO DAVIESS COUNTY FARMER, DIES

 

  Funeral services for Fred Brandt, 82, who died Wednesday, March 5, at 3:30 a.m. in the home of a son, Charles Brandt, in Savanna, following a lingering illness, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of another son, Harry Brandt, who resides north of Elizabeth, and at 2 p.m., from Schapville Lutheran church. The Rev. E.W. Karason, pastor, officiating at the services.

  The casket attendants were George Buhse, Harry Dittmar, Ernest Cook, Henry Koehn, Earl Williams, and Joe Ehredt. The choir of the Schapville church sang, "Saved by His Grace," and "Heaven is Home."

  Interment was in the Schapville Lutheran Cemetery.

  Fred Brandt, the son of William and Johanna Brandt, was born in Lauscheu??n, Germany, on Feb. 13, 1859. He came to America in 1860 at the age of 21 years.  He spent the past 62 years in Jo Daviess county where he was a farmer as long as his health permitted. Mr. Brandt had been in very poor health for the past year.

  On Dec. 31, 1885, he married Miss Dorothy Buhre, who preceded him in death about 32 years ago. Two children also preceded him in death.

  Mr. Brandt is survived by seven children, Mrs. Henry Dotzel, Mrs. Henry Hoppe, Charles Brandt, and Harry Brandt of the vicinity of Elizabeth; Henry  Brandt of Dundee, and Ernest and August Brandt of Montana. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Koehn of Scales Mound, Mrs. Sophia Hacker of Apple River, Mrs. August Heltz of Carpenterville, and Mrs. Lena Ehrler of Dundee. They are also 40 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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