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DEATH OF HENRY GRUNDTISCH

At His Residence in this City [Upper Sandusky, OH] Monday [19 MAR 1888] Morning.--A Worthy Citizen Gone.

Although not unexpected, our people were pained on Saturday [17 MAR 1888] as the word passed along that Henry Grundtisch was dead, the event taking place in the morning. He had been afflicted for a long time. He knew the nature of his disease and calmly awaited the end. He was born in Geiselberg, on the Rhine, Bavaria, Germany, Jan 21 (sic), 1840. He came to America with his parents and settled in Upper Sandusky in 1860, since which time he continued to reside here. He was known as a peaceable, sober, industrious citizen. As a business man he preserved his integrity to the last. His relations with his employes (sic) were most amicable, of which an instance was their acting as pallbearers at his funeral. He treated them as men and as brothers by a common humanity. If the same principles, which governed his relations with his employes (sic), were to be put into practice by all employers, we should hear far less of the conflict between labor and capital. The vast concourse of people who failed in finding an admission into the Reformed church, during the funeral services, evinced the high esteem which the community cherished for his virtues. In the family he was an affectionate husband and a respected father. But the happiness of the home felt a rude shock when two years ago his beloved wife was taken from his side, and the impression of bereavement was deepened when a year ago his daughter Libbie died, taking the sunshine of her happy, peaceful life and leaving the home shrouded in gloom. It is scarcely to be wondered that the fortitude of this christian (sic) man was for a season shaken and he was unable to recognize God's love in these grevious (sic) chastisements. But before his decease the wonted simple faith and trust in God's goodness was restored to his troubled heart, and he died with the blessed assurance that Christ was his Savior and death was a happy reunion between him and loved ones "gone before." The family have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends. The useful life he spent on earth will be a comfort to them when they recall the scenes of his pilgrimage. They may sorrow, but not as those who have no hope, for this corruptible shall put on incorruption, mortality shall be clothed with immortality, and if we spend our days in the service of Christ he shall at last restore unto us the friends and relatives whose loss we cannot but mourn. The funeral took place Monday afternoon. After brief services at the house the very large assemblage marched to the Reformed church, where Rev. Geckler officiated. The impressive services over, the remains were conveyed to their final resting place, in Oak Hill cemetery.

--Wyandot County Republican, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, 22 MAR 1888

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