Engelbert Esfeld 1850-1927

b21cross Member Photo

Clipped by b21cross

Engelbert Esfeld 1850-1927 - CLAFLIN, KAN. Special to the Advance. . (...
CLAFLIN, KAN. Special to the Advance. . ( Engclbcrt Esfeld v Mr. Engelbert Esfeld died at the home of his son Bert, Saturday evening, Sept. 10, after an illness of two weeks. He was born June 13, 1850 and was 77 years, 2 months and 27 days old at the time of hi3 death. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, in Claflin, Tuesday, September September 13, at 9:30 a. m. Rev. Fathers Fathers Rice of Claflin, Reidy of Great Bend and Braun of Bushton had charge of the services. Burial was in the Odin cemetery. Engelbert Esfeld was born at Westphalia, Germany, on June 13, 1850 and grew to manhood in the old country. At the age of twenty years he came to America, settling in St. Louis. On April 10, 1877 he was united in marriage to Anna Hoffman. To this union six children were born, all of whom survive their parents. They are: ' Beit of Claflin, Fred of Great Bend, Conrad 'of Dubuque, Mrs. John Sauber and Mrs. Ed Polzin of Beaver and Mrs. K. E. Honisch of Hoisington. . There are 21 grand children. Mr. and Mrs. Esfeld and children came, to Barton county in the year 1886 and settled on a farm 8 miles north and 2 miles west of Claflin. Twelve years ago Mr. and Mrs. Esfeld moved to Claflin and lived here until Mrs. Esfeld's death a year ago in August. Since then Mr. Esfeld has made his home with his son Bert and family. He was a member of Council 1500 K. of C, being the oldest member member and the first one of the members to die. The members of the Coun cil attended in a body and also acted as pallbearers. Mr. Esfeld lived in this community for over forty years and has always been an honest, industrious man, en during the bad .seasons witlu th good, kind and neighborly in hi dealings with others, a kind husband a loving father, and a good exampl for the young to follow. He num bered his friends by the score and a larca number of people feel his death as a personal loss. The bereaved children and other 1 relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss,

Clipped from The Catholic Advance24 Sep 1927, SatPage 13

The Catholic Advance (Wichita, Kansas)24 Sep 1927, SatPage 13
b21cross Member Photo
  • Engelbert Esfeld 1850-1927

    b21cross – 03 Dec 2016

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in