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JACOB GRUNDTISCH

Died at Home of Daughter Northeast of Town [Upper Sandusky, OH] Sunday [29 DEC 1929] Evening

Death claimed an esteemed resident of Wyandot county [OH] Sunday evening at 9:45 o'clock, when Jacob Grundtisch passed into eternal sleep at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuler, northeast of town. Mrs. Grundtisch had been failing in health for about two years and the cause of death was infirmities of age.

Mr. Grundtisch was born near Berlin, Germany, September 13, 1838, having reached the age of 91 years, 3 months and 16 days. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gundecker) (sic) Grundtisch, both long deceased, and was the last of a family of eleven children. He came to this country with his parents when only a boy and had spent almost his entire life in Wyandot county. He was married on September 25, 1867, to Eva Burkhardt, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Burkhardt, of this city [Upper Sandusky, OH], who preceded her husband in death thirtyeight years ago. He had made his home with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Grundtisch, in this city for a number of years, and four weeks ago was taken to the Schuler home. Twelve children were born to this union, nine of whom survive. They are Mrs. Minnie Ulrich, of Columbus [OH]; Frank Grundtisch, of St. Louis, Mo.; George Grundtisch, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; William Grundtisch, of this city; Harry Grundtisch, of Witicha (sic), Kas.; Mrs. Lutie Schuler, of northeast of town, at whose home the father passed away; Mrs. Ida Spangler, Mrs. Grace Wilcox and Miss Margaret Grundtisch, of Columbus. Three children, Marjory Emma Grundtisch, Ralph Grundtisch and Mrs. Kathryn Motter, are deceased. Mr. Grundtisch leaves twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Grundtisch was an attendant of the Reformed church in young manhood.

Mr. Grundtisch was a veteran of the civil war, one of the few remaining in Wyandot county. He enlisted in Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 15, 1862, for three years service. His regiment was in the second battle of Bull Run August 30, 1862, and the battle of Chancellorsville May 2, 1863. In the battle of Gettysburg, which began July 1, 1863, and continued until July 3, 1863, Mr. Grundtisch was wounded during the final day's fighting. He was transferred to the 125th company, 2d Battalion, Veterans Reserve corps, December 18, 1863. For a number of years he was a member of the local G.A.R. post. Mr. Grundtisch was a splendid citizen and was held in esteem by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday [01 JAN 1930] afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Schuler home and at 3 o'clock at Trinity Reformed church in this city. Rev. G.W. Good will officiate. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Monday, 30 DEC 1929

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