from The Breckenridge News, Cloverport, Breckenridge County, Kentucky
Wednesday, February 10, 1915
H. A. Oelze Dies Saturday Morning
Prominent Citizen and Large Real Estate Holder – Active in Church and Financial Circles
Funeral Held Saturday
H. A. Oelze died Saturday morning at an early hour at his home in this city, after a lengthy illness. Although his condition had been worse for several weeks, only himself, his family and physicians, realized that death was near. Mr. Oelze was one of the most prominent citizens of Cloverport. He was a man of deep interests, being a lover of his home, a faithful and active member of the church and a capable businessman. His financial success was proof that opportunities are as great in the small town as in the city. He was large holder in real estate. Mr. Oelze was director and stockholder in The Bank of Cloverport and also interest in the Cloverport Ice Company.
Mr. Oelze was born in Madgebury, Germany, November 15, 1848. He was the son of Henry and Kathrine Oelze, who came to this country when their first born, Amiel, was two years of age. Forty-one years ago Mr. Oelze came to Cloverport and in 1869 he married Miss Adrian Heston. He leaves his wife and their son, Robert Leonard Oelze, two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Jarboe, of Enid, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Harrison Thurman, and one brother, Powell Oelze, of Troy, Indiana.
The funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. W. C. Frank and Rev. E. O. Cottrell officiated. Sincere and heartfelt tributes were paid to Mr. Oelze. The services were a great comfort to Mrs. Oelze, who was lying ill a bed, suffering from a dislocated knee, as a result of a fall Friday.
The interment took place in the Cloverport Cemetery. Mr. Oelze loved flowers and very handsome ones covered his grave. The pall bearers were: S. P. Conrad, J. C. Nolte, W. G. Smart, F. P. Payne, C. W. Mooman, D. H. Severs.
Many friends called at the home Saturday, leaving their cards and expressions of sympathy. Several came from a distance to attend the funeral.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our thanks for the kindness and sympathy expressed by our friends in our bereavement.
Mrs. H. A. Oelze and Family