Caroline Jungbluth Klein Obituary

George Klein, 1850-1924.  Caroline Klein, 1859-1943.  Tabor Cemetery, Fremont County, Iowa.

Caroline Jungbluth Klein is my husband’s great-grandmother.  We visited Tabor Cemetery in October 2002.  It was spitting snow, sleet, rain – and was absolutely freezing.  Had a hard time finding this stone, but was determined – spent about fifteen minutes looking for it.

We have a copy of the article, but no date or newspaper is given.

Caroline Jungbluth Klein, daughter of Adam and Christina Jungbluth, was born near Waupesha County, Wisconsin, October 11, 1858, and passed away June 26, 1943, at the home of her son, Fred Klein, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 15 days.  She was united in marriage to George Klein on October 25, 1881, and to this union were born nine children, five boys and four girls.  Her husband, a son and daughter preceded her in death.

With the hardships of early pioneer life, she brought up her children to honorable manhood and womanhood and was a neighbor in the broader sense of the word and was active in church work when health permitted.  She joined the United Evangelical church in 1895 and lived a devoted Christian life.

She leaves to mourn seven children, all but two being able to attend the funeral., Mrs. Clara Loomis of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Mrs. Anna Casper of Fennamore, Wisconsin.  The others are Louis of Callaway, Nebraska; Mrs. Edith Ritchey, Fairmont, Nebraska; Fred of Hamburg; George of Lexington, Nebraska; and Lawrence of Hebron, Nebraska.  She also leaves twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren, and one brother, George Jungbluth, of Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. George Hink, assisted by the Rev. J. M. Zook of Tabor, and interment was made in the cemetery at Tabor.