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SandyK
1 post
Jun 20, 2011
7:32 PM
I am looking for information on Charles (Carl) George Swinke.
He was born in Germany in 1865. Came to Tampico about 1900. He was married to Friedericke (Freda) Ott. I have their marriage certificate from Grand Island IL in 1889. Freda Swinke dies in Prophetstown on May 2, 1927. I can not find what happened to Carl.
Denise
743 posts
Jun 20, 2011
8:43 PM
He's buried in our TMC, ca. 1930 so I can check our Tornado newspaper for obit as well as funeral log.
TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY - "S"

Last Edited by on Jun 20, 2011 8:48 PM
JackP
156 posts
Jun 21, 2011
10:35 AM
Denise; His obit is found in the Early Gazettes, published Fri. 28 March, 1930. He died in the Jane Lamb Hospital, Clinton Iowa.

Jack
Denise
744 posts
Jun 21, 2011
8:17 PM
Thanks Jack, You make my job so much easier!
Here ya go:

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling, IL

March 28, 1930
P 2
CARL SWINKE PASSES AWAY
Death Takes Prophetstown Man At Clinton Hospital
Carl Swinke, aged 85 years, a highly esteemed resident of Propehtstown, passed away at 6:15 o'clock Friday morning in the Jane Lamb hospital, Clinton, Ia. following a serious operation for a ruptured gall bladder Thursday. he did not regain consciousness after the operation. Since last December Mr. Swinke and been in poor health.

Tentative plans have been made to hold the funeral services Sunday afternoon in the home of the daughter, Mrs. E. C.Currie of Prophetstown. Rev. W. E. Royston of the Methodist church will officiate. Interment is to be made in the Tampico cemetery.

Carl George Swinke was born in Germany March 26, 1865, and came to the United States, at the age of 18 years. he located in Chicago and in 1889 was married to Miss Frederika Ott, who preceded him in death in 1927. The couple moved to Tampico 22 years ago where Mr. Swinke followed the occupation of farming. Five years ago they retired and established their home in Prophetstown.

The surviving members of the family are two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Currie of Prophetstown and Mr.s Robert Thompson of Peoria and four sons, George of Kaycee, Wyo., Otto of Tampico, William of Joliet and Henry of Prophetstown.


STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
April 2, 1930
pg. 7
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bruder and Mr. and Mrs. Will Frank attended the funeral of Carl Swinke at Rock Falls Sunday.

IL STATE ARCHIVES DATABASE - MARRIAGES
SWINKE, CHARLES OTT, FRIEDERICKE 1889-06-03 / 00140176 COOK

Last Edited by on Jun 21, 2011 8:23 PM
Denise
745 posts
Jun 22, 2011
7:35 AM
I've corrected our Obit index for Mrs. Swinke's obituary as well. It had either been mistranscribed by the contributor, or it may have been misprinted in newspaper.


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