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Nicholas Leinen
May 10, 1835–June 14, 1909
Mr. Nicholas Leinen passed away last Monday and was buried yesterday. The following is a personal sketch:
Nicholas Leinen was born in Prussian Germany May 10, 1835, and died at the home of his son Thomas, on a farm near Anamosa, Iowa, June 14, 1909, aged 74 years, one month, and 10 days. He was of Catholic parentage and died a believer in God as taught him in childhood. He came to America and Anamosa in 1855 and has lived in and about this city ever since. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hughes, who died March 17, 1908. To this union nine children were born. Three passed away before their parents. Six sons still remain: Edward, Thomas, Peter and Chris of this place; Charles of South Dakota, and Frank of Mechanicsville. Besides the six sons Mr. and Mrs. Leinen leave 19 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Leinen spent most of their time on their farm near Anamosa. Several years ago they sold their farm, moved to Anamosa, and within a short period of time they both passed to their final reward. The immediate cause of Mr. Leinen's death was tuberculosis. His son tenderly cared for him to the last.
The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Thomas Leinen Wednesday, at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. C. H. Beaver, of the Congregational Church, who officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Leinen a year ago last March. The text was “Behold I come quickly and my reward is with rue to render to each man according as his work is.” Among the thoughts presented was the uncertainty of life, the surprise that death always brings, the consequent necessity for watchfulness, the need of our adjustment to the requirements of Christ in our occupations, recreations and religion, and the importance of taking Him, the perfect pattern for our model, for our patterns, for it is easier and more natural for us to copy imperfections which we find in all other examples in human life.
Reading of appropriate scriptures and prayer accompanied this part of the service, and the choir, composed of Misses Florence Sanderson and Florence Davis and Messrs. H. G. A. Harper and T. E. Booth, sang “Nearer My God to Thee,” “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” and “Rock of Ages.” There was a good attendance of neighbors and friends and interment was made at Riverside. The deceased was always a hard-working man and upright in all his dealings.
The pallbearers were E. Strawman, F. M. Belknap, Judson Alderman, Nicholas May, Robert Johnson and E. M. Harvey.

Submitted by: Laura Comley
Note: Taken from the Leinen family scrapbook. The date it appeared in the Anamosa Eureka is unknown.

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