MORITZ RUKGABER

Old Fairfield Cemetery
Jefferson County, Iowa
Uploaded 10/23/2010 by
iowagenealogy.jeffersoncounty [Email]

Full monument view for Moritz Rukgaber. The inscriptions are weathered and not clear enough for close view photos. He also has separate head and foot stones for his plot just to the left of this full monument. The headstone has "RUKABER" on the top edge, while the footstone has "1864" on the top edge.

Moritz Rukgaber

Died
Feb. 8, 1864 or Feb. 9, 1864

Lot 20

Note:
His wife, Barbara/Barbera, later remarried to John Irrer and is buried in this same plot (her headstone is the small pointed one to the right of the full monument in the photo shown).

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"Fairfield Ledger", Thur., Feb. 18, 1864, Pg. 3, Col. 2

DIED -- At Fairfield, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1864, of Pulmonary disease, Mauritz RUKGABER, a native of Nuttenburg, Germany, aged 42 years 5 months 22 days. He was an honest man -- an enterprising, and industrious citizen, and an ardent supporter of the institutions of his adopted country... Let his body rest in the narrow grave; and let us leave his great future in the hands of a God who is more just and charitable than we.

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Age at death recorded in cemetery transcriptions as being age 41y 4m 19d. Assuming that the inscription was transcribed accurately several decades ago, the reason for the name, death date, and age at death discrepancies from the inscriptions and the obituary is not known.


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Richard K Thompson
Oct. 23, 2010

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