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For Years Connected with This City's [Upper Sandusky, OH] Business Interests, Passes Away.
Adam Grundtisch, a well known resident of this city and county [Wyandot Co, OH], died at his home, corner of Walker and Seventh streets, Monday morning [26 JUN 1905], at 5 o'clock, from a complication of diseases. Mr. Grundtisch had been ill for more than a year, but was confined to his bed for only a week.
Adam Grundtisch was the son of Jacob and Marilla Grundtisch, and was born in Kantenwald, Fischbach, Rheinpfalz, Germany, August 4, 1844, being 60 years, 10 months and 22 days old. He came to this country and direct to this county in 1860. When a young man he learned the trade of wagon-maker of John Seider, by whom he was afterwards employed. He also worked for Frank Tripp and for D.E. Hale, and spent several months in the shops at Mansfield [OH], Dayton [OH] and Dunkirk [OH]. In 1877 he formed a partnership with his brother, Henry Grundtisch, and George Ahlefeld, the firm name being known as Ahlefeld and Grundtisch Brothers' carriage and wagon works. Later Mr. Ahlefeld retired from the firm, and then the business was carried on as Grundtisch Bros., until the death of Henry Grundtisch, which occurred seventeen years ago, after which the business was continued by Adam Grundtisch until two years ago.
Mr. Grundtisch was married to Miss Sarah Messmer in 1871. They were the parents of one child, a son, George Grundtisch, who died in 1888. The wife and mother passed away soon after the birth of the son. For many years Mr. Grundtisch made his home with the Henry Grundtisch family and after the death of the latter remained in the home with Miss Eleanor, its only survivor, who has given him the same loving care a daughter might bestow upon her parent.
Mr. Grundtisch is survived by two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhardt, Mrs. John Burkhardt, Frank and Jacob Grundtisch, of this city; George Grundtisch, of Pittsburg, Penn.; and John Grundtisch, of Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Grundtisch was a member of the Trinity Reformed church and also of the Mutual Aid and Red Men lodges. He was a kind, sympathetic man, and had many warm friends all over the county.
The funeral will occur from his home Wednesday afternoon [28 JUN 1905], at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. J.H. Beck, who will preach from the thirty-second Psalm, first to sixth verses, which was the text chosen by Mr. Grundtisch. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery, where the beautiful ritual of the Red Men will be observed.
--The Wyandot Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Monday, 26 JUN 1905
Adam Grundtisch, the well-known carriage manufacturer, passed away at his home, corner of Seventh and Walker streets, Monday morning [26 JUN 1905] at 4:30 o'clock.
He had been in ill health for the past year, but his condition did not become critical until a week ago, and since then he failed rapidly until death relieved him of his sufferings.
Mr. Grundtisch was born in Geiselberg, Rhineplatz, Bavaria, Germany, Aug. 4, 1844. He came to this country with his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Grundtisch, coming direct to this county [Wyandot Co, OH] in 1860. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Messmer, who died about seventeen years ago. To this union one son, George, was born, who died in 1888. Mr. Grundtisch soon after his arrival in this county, began working the wagon making trade in the employ of John Seider, at which he worked until 1877, when he and his brother, Henry, deceased, began the carriage making business, in which he was engaged until last November, when he sold to Beinbrecht & Hehr. While in business he made many warm friends, who with his relatives, will deeply mourn his loss.
Mr. Grundtisch was a member of the Red Men and Mutual Aid lodges.
Four brothers and two sisters survive him, namely, Frank, Jacob, Mrs. Elizabeth Burckhardt (sic) and Mrs. John Burckhardt (sic), of this city [Upper Sandusky, OH], George of Pittsburg [PA], and John, of Buffalo [NY].
The funeral services of Adam Grundtisch, which occurred at the late residence, corner of Walker and Seventh streets, Wednesday afternoon [28 JUN 1905], at 2 o'clock, were very largely attended. The members of the Mutual Aid society and the Red Men met at their respective halls and attended the services in a body, the latter order having charge of the services.
Rev. J.H. Beck, pastor of the Trinity Reformed church, officiated, delivering a most able and impressive sermon, and music was furnished by the church choir. Burial was made at Oak Hill cemetery.
The remains were viewed by many friends between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock, during which time Edward Slemmer and W. H. Hufford, of the Red Men lodge, and Auditor J.N. Traxler and Geo. Scheck, of the Mutual Aid society, acted as guards.
The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: A.F. Leser, George Grundtisch, Ralph Grundtisch, Adam Grundtisch, Edward Grundtisch and Adam Burckhardt.
Those attending the services from a distance were: George Grundtisch and Mrs. Wm. Johnston, of Pittsburg; John Grundtisch, of Buffalo, N.Y., and T.L. Bradstreet and daughter, Miss Artella, of Findlay [OH].
The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.
The list of same will be given in tomorrow's issue.
Following is a list of the floral offerings at the funeral of Adam Grundtisch: Spray of carnations, Dr. and Mrs. O.C. Stutz; wreath of roses and carnations, Mutual Aid society; broken wheel of carnations, Adam Beimbrecht and wife, Fred Stiart, J. Stubbs and Arthur Keller; horseshoe, carnations, Blacksmiths' association; spray of carnations, Miss Fredia and Miss Florence Leser; spray of flowers, Miss Nellie Berg; spray of carnations, Miss Annetta Beck, Miss Carrie Walter and Miss Lovina Walter, Dr. O.C. Stutz and Philip Walter; spray of sweet peas, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Altenberger; pillow of flowers, Mrs. Philip Berg and Mrs. Mouser; spray of carnations and roses, Bolish Bros.; spray of roses and lilies, T.L. Bradstreet and daughter, Miss Artella; spray of roses, G.G. Kramer; spray of carnations and roses, Jacob Snyder, Nick Kline, A.C. Smith, Anthony Janson and J.H. Hessley; spray of carnations, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Brandt; pillow of roses, Mr. and Mrs. John Grundtisch and family; wreath of carnations and roses, Red Men order; spray of white carnations, Mrs. J.W. Marston, Miss Ara Agerter, Miss Clara Berg, Miss Minnie Ritter, Miss Jeanette Brauns and Miss Alice Seider; bouquet of sweet peas, Harold and Elnore Stutz; bouquet of flowers, Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhardt; bouquet, Mrs. David Henderson; large spray of cream roses, Geo. Grundtisch and family, of Pittsburg; large spray of pink carnations, Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston, of Pittsburg; bouquet, Mrs. John Burkhardt; spray of white carnations, Geo. Good and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Good; spray of pink and white carnations, Snyder & Hufford; spray of carnations and roses, Frank Mossbrugger.
--Wyandot Union-Republican, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, 30 JUN 1905
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