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Peter Prahm 1875-1946

PRAHM, DESHAW, MILLER, HOLM

Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 7/23/2021 at 08:17:21

4 April 1946 - The Anamosa Journal

CENTER JUNCTION - Funeral service for Peter Prahm, 71, was held this Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Center Junction. Mr. Prahm died Monday of an attack of heart disease.

Born Feb. 14, 1875, in Germany, he came to America at the age of 17, first living in Maquoketa, where he was married to Meta Holm in 1902. They came to Center Junction from Monticello in 1913. Mr. Prahm conducted a hardware, hearting and plumbing business for 31 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Selma DeShaw, Monticello, and Mrs. Pauline Miller, Boston, Mass. Mr. Prahm was a Spanish-American war veteran. Burial was made in the Monticello cemetery.

11 April 1946 - The Anamosa Journal

CENTER JUNCTION - Peter Prahm died suddenly in his home at Center Junction at 5:30 p.m. April 1. Funeral service was held last Thursday at the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. H. Schroeder officiating. Burial was made in the Oakwood cemetery, Monticello, with Masonic service at the grave. Pallbearers were Irving Eiler, Dwaine Moses, Ben Heiken, Boyd Christensen, Alan Serbousek and John Gray. Mrs. A. H. Schroeder and Lyle Thompson sang, accompanied by Mrs. T. E. Stanton.

Mr. Prahm was born Feb. 14, 1875, in Germany, son of Ludwig and Mariana Bramsen Prahm. Here he was educated and learned the tinner's trade. At the age of 17 he came to the United States, locating in Maquoketa, where on Oct. 29, 1902, he was married to Meta Holm.

They made their home in Monticello until 1913, when they moved to Center Junction. Here Mr. Prahm operated a hardware, heating and plumbing business for 31 years, until he suffered a heart attack in August, 1943. He disposed of his business a year ago last March.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Selma, Mrs. Earl De Shaw, Monticello, and Pauline, Mrs. Carlton Miller, Boston, Mass. He also leaves three granddaughters, Jane and Julie De Shaw and Susan Miller and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased was affiliated with Fraternity lodge No. 619, A.F. and A.M. at Onslow, and the Consistory at Clinton. He served with the 49th Iowa Infantry in the Spanish American war, doing garrison duty in Cuba.

He had served in every office of the town council, being city clerk at the time of his death. He was a member of the school board four years and fire chief of the Center Junction fire company for several years. He was a charter member of the Izaak Walton League at Maquoketa and affiliated with the Spanish American war veteran's organization at Cedar Rapids.

In his early youth he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. While in Center Junction he attended the Presbyterian church.


 

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