Kollasch, Joseph 1854-1939
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/19/2020 at 16:48:35
Kossuth County Advance
January 10, 1939
JOS. KOLLASCH, 84, DIES HERE; SICK 6 MONTHS.
Survived by a Total of Hundred & Ten Descendants.
Joe Kollasch, 84-year-old retired farmer, died at the home of son William in Algona Thursday night, after a six months illness of old age and complications.
Mr. Kollasch was born June 3, 1854 in Cologne, Germany, and he came to the United States when he was 18, settling in LaSalle county, Ill. He married Christina Salv in Illinois September 20, 1877, and 12 children were born, one of whom died in infancy.
Came Here in 1927.
In 1897 the Kollasches moved to Humboldt, where they lived eight years. They then spent five years in Kansas and ten years at Browning, Mo. They returned to Iowa in 1927 to live with children.
Mr. Kollasch is survived by 11 children, 55 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles, Bancroft; and one sister, Mrs. Kate Schulte, Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Kollasch died two years ago. The children are: Joseph, Bancroft; Charles, Whittemore; Peter, Burt; William, Algona; John, Wheeling, Mo.; Paul, Jefferson; Edward, Purdin, Mo.; Mrs. Russell Nellis and Mrs. John Keene, of Whittemore; and Mrs. William Shackeford, Algona.
Burial at Whittemore.
Funeral services were held at St. Cecelia’s church Saturday with the Rev. Fr. Mallinger officiating; and interment was made in the Whittemore Catholic cemetery, where Mrs. Kollasch was buried.
Six grandsons served as Pallbearers: Gordon Kollasch, Algona; Paul Nellis, West Bend; Richard Kollasch, Bancroft; Johnny Keene, Charles Kollasch, and Vincent Wilson, Whittemore.
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