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3 August 1837–25 November 1906
|Mr. Nicholas Holst, one of the highly respected citizens of Jones county died at his home in Scotch Grove township, last Sunday morning, the 25th inst., at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 22 days. Mr. Holst had failed very rapidly since the death of his wife, last April. The change was noted by his acquaintances and he, himself, felt that he had become stricken beyond the power of any earthly physician. He remained of good cheer, and was about until a few weeks before death. During his last days he was tenderly cared for by the sons and daughters, who remained at the old home.
The funeral services were conducted, yesterday, the 28th inst., when many of the old friends gathered to pay their respect to his memory and offer tokens of appreciations in floral offerings. A special train from Onslow conveyed the remains and the funeral party to Ingwersen cemetery, at Center Grove, Clinton county. Rev. C. Mardorf of the German Lutheran church officiated at the funeral.
Mr. Nicholas Holst was born in Emmersbul, Nord Schleswig, Germany, August 3rd., 1837. He came to America in a sailing vessel at the age of eighteen. He was industrious, frugal and ambitious, and by his economy and good management soon laid the foundation for the fine fortune which he left his children. Mr. Holst enlisted in Co. M. of the 1st Iowa cavalry in 1861, and served with honor until the close of the war. At the age of 29 Mr. Holst was married to Ida Ingwersen, who died, leaving him with six daughters, of whom four survive, viz: Mrs. John Meggers, Mrs. Frank Petersen, Mrs. John Harms and Miss Ida Holst. Mr. Holst was married in 1879, to Mrs. Sabina Paulsen, who died April 24th 1906, leaving three children, viz: Anna, Nicholas and Cornelius, and three children by a former marriage, viz: Paul and Peter Paulsen and Mrs. Henry Heneke.
Mr. Holst had resided in Scotch Grove township for many years. He was most highly regarded by his acquaintances as an honest man. He was quiet and unobstrusive in disposition, and inclined to decline public honors, although at the time he was prevailed upon to be a candidate for representative on the democratic ticket. He was a stockholder and director in the Lovell State Bank, at Monticello and the Onslow Savings Bank.
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