Aged Monticello Man Died From Exposure Wednesday
August Eggers Found By His Son, Partially Frozen
|August Eggers, for 32 years a resident of Monticello, died in a small home near the old ice house yesterday morning at 9:45. Two months ago Mr. Eggers suffered a partial stroke of paralysis which left his health greatly impaired. He insisted on living alone and objected to his sons looking after him. Tuesday evening his son John J. Eggers called at his home and saw that a good fire was left for the night. Yesterday morning Lewis Eggers called at his father's home at 9:30. He found him in an unconscious condition, lying on the floor in his night clothes. He undoubtedly had made an attempt to get back into bed but could not do so. The fire in the stove had gone out, and Mr. Eggers' body was partially frozen from exposure. A physician was called but before he reached the home the man had died. Death was due to his weakened condition of health and exposure.
Mr. Eggers was born in Chicago, July 2, 1857. He was the son of Henry and Angeles Eggers. He was married in 1879 to Marie Schlemme. After their marriage the family home was made in Denison until Mr. Eggers removed to Monticello 32 years ago. Fourteen children were born to this union, seven sons and seven daughters. Mrs. Eggers is now a resident of Crofton, Nebraska. The entire family is now living and are as follows: Chris, Mrs. Lottie Hoshaw, Mrs. Ray Wrenn, Mrs. E.F. Sawatzke and Mrs. Will Sawatke of Crofton, Nebraska; Henry, William, Ernest, Mrs. Henry Bohlken, and Mrs. Andrew Lindberg of Prescott, Wisconsin; Mrs. Isaac Schneider Jr., John, Fred, and Lewis of Monticello.
Mr. Eggers is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Angeles Eggers, of Colome, South Dakota who is 96 years of age, and by the following brothers and sisters: Fred A. Eggers of Colome, South Dakota, Henry Eggers, Hartington, Nebraska; Peter Eggers, Lemmon, South Dakota; Mrs. Henry Maves, Wagner, South Dakota; Mrs. Louisa Jergensen, South Omaha, Nebraska, and Mrs. Mary Morehouse, Cedar Rapids.
The funeral services will be held tommorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Schneider. Burial will be made at Oakwood cemetery. Services will be in charge of Rev. Leonard Duckett, pastor of the presbyterian church. While a resident of Dennison, Mr. Eggers followed the vocation of a farmer and since living in Monticello he did tiling.
Submitted by: Steve Hanken
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