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John Wilhelm Friedrich Stahlberg
27 September 1868–16 August 1960

John W. F. Stahlberg Sr., 314 West 4th St., died at the John McDonald hospital Tuesday noon, Aug. 16, following a cardiac condition. He had been a patient there almost six weeks. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church of rural Monticello with burial at the Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Otto Zwanziger will officiate at the services. The deceased made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Earl Lehmann of Monticello.
Born Sept. 27, 1868 in Oldenberg, Schleswig-Holestein, Germany, he was the son of Johannes Stahlberg and Dorothea Schlueter Stahlgerg. He came to the U. S. alone when he was 16 years old, and first stayed with relatives in Clinton county, later living with relatives near Center Junction. On Apr. 9, 1891, he was married to Sophia Marie Antons of Center Junction at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church of Monticello. They lived in Wayne and Scotch Grove township their entire married life, moving to Monticello in 1946. Besides farming, he was a representative for the Rawleigh products for 25 years.
Survivors include a son, John Stahlberg Jr., of Monticello; three daughters, Dora, Mrs. Hayo Tobiason, Monticello, Ann, Mrs. Leroy Smith, Cedar Rapids, and Celena, Mrs. Earl Lehmann of Monticello. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in Sept. 17, 1950 as did one daughter, Mrs. Grace Reid and three sons, August, Henry and Carl, and one brother and four sisters.

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