Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Henry Fiddler

Henry Fiddler was my 3rd great grandfather on my mother's side.  

Henry Fiddler                                                    
  The Death of Henry Fiddler at                           
Williams, Tuesday morning December
1, which was mentioned in these col-
umns last week, marks the passing
away of one of the  the very earliest
pioneers of Hardin county, if not the
earliest, who had survived up to the
  Mr. Fiddler was born in Pennsyl-
vania in 1823, married Miss Francis 
George in 1846 and came to Iowa in 
1833 bringing with him his wifes
mother, brothers and sisters, Mr.
George having preceeded them a
short time to look up a location in 
the then far west.
  In 1856 Mr. Fiddler was elected 
Sheriff of Hardin county, a position
which he filled with credit for four
years, being obliged to make several
trips to Des Moines and Ft. Madison
for the incarceration of prisoners as
tere were not nearer jails at that 
time. As late as 1865 there was a
tall tree on the homestead southeast
of Iowa Falls in the topmost branch
of which a pair of bald eagles were
safely nestled and which Mr. Fiddler
did not allow to be distrubed. They
have doubtless long since taken their
last flight and now their old-timer 
protector, has passed away but the stur
dy Americanism of the man, typefied
by the incident has been safely en-
trusted to the keeping of the four 
sons and for daughters who survive

The Alden Times
Alden, Iowa
11 December 1896 - Page 4 

  Henry Fiddler died Tuesday morn-             
ing of paralysis being third stroke
during the last year. He was 73
years and 8 days old and leaves an 
aged widow 72 years and four sons 
four daughter. Two sons live
here. Mr. Fiddler moved here the
latter part of August. From Iowa
Falls Rev. Davitt preached the fun-
eral Wednesday at the M. E. church
and the remains were laid away in
the Williams cemetery. Wm Fiddler
and family, E. K. Hoag, J. A. George
all of Iowa Falls came here Wednes-
day to attend the funeral of H. 

The Alden Times
Alden, Iowa
4 December 1896 - Page 4 

Find A Grave Memorial# 92723344

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