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Obituary, Gottlieb Schuetz, 1910

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Obituary, Gottlieb Schuetz, 1910


The Family of Bill Dean collection includes many death notices cut out of mostly German-language newspapers. This obituary tells of Gottlieb Schuetz's death in 1910, at the age of seventy-two.

A son of soap manufacturers Hans (John) Schuetz and Magdalena Luthi, Gottlieb was born in 1838 in Canton Berne, Switzerland. He married Anna Parli who lived in the same Burgorf District in Canton Berne, Swtizerland in 1863. Having lived in various places in the Burgdorf district between 1863 and 1868, they finally immigrated to Humboldt, Nebraska in 1870. Gottlieb and Anna had ten children, of whom only five survived by the time of Gottlieb's death. Gottlieb might have been a pastor of the German Methodist Church from 1874 and retired some time before his death because of declining mental ability.

Gottlieb's daughter Maria (Mary) Schuetz, born in 1867 in Switzerland took care of him in his last days and started the Dean family line marrying German-born Dirk Sutorius in 1889. Sutorius' daughter Emma, born in 1890 married a recent emigrant from Germany (1908) Edo F. Harms in 1914. All three generations lived in Humboldt, Nebraska in close proximity with various relatives (Emma Sutorius's uncle John Schuetz lived right next door to her family according to the 1930 census).

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