Message Boards > Localities > North America > United States > States > Iowa > Counties > Palo Alto


Subject: Matt Gappa: His daughter Katie (Gappa) (Sowell) Gremmels, b. Mar. 6, 1879 -d. Sept. 23, 1938
Author: farwellwalter
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007
Classification: Death
Surnames: Gappa, Gremmels, Sowell

WHITTEMORE CHAMPION. October 5, 1938. "MRS. FRED GREMMELS DIES AT DUBUQUE".-- Mrs. George Gremmels, Mrs. Fred Kuecker, Mrs. George Bolte, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gremmels and Ervin of Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gremmel of Spirit Lake, attended funeral services for Mrs. Fred Gremmels, 58, who died Friday of heart trouble after one week of illness at her home in Dubuque. Services were held Monday morning at a funeral home in Dubuque. She is survived by her husband and 7 children.

Mrs. Gremmels is the former Katie Gappa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gappa, former Palo Alto residents.

TELEGRAPH - HERALD. Dubuque, Iowa. September 27, 1938.--Mrs. Fred H. Gremmel was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery....Those attending her funeral were
Mrs. Oliver Blighton of Albert Lea, Minnesota,
Mrs. George Boedy of Fenton,
Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Darrow of Springville,
Mr. and Mrs. John Gappa of Emmetsburg,
Matt Gappa of Emmetsburg,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gremmel of Chicago,
Mrs. George Gremmel of Fairville,
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gremmel of Fenton,
Matt Gremmel of Concordia, Kansas,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gremmel of Spirit Lake,
Mrs. Ella Kicker of Fenton,
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Luedtke of Chicago,
Mrs. Hazel Nichols and Gerald, of Concordia, Kansas,
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Olds, of Austin, Minnesota,
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Patterson of Chicago,
Peter Toole of Emmetsburg, and
Mr. and Mrs. Orval Wimber of Pasadena, California.

PALO ALTO county birth records: Bud Sowell married Katie E. Gappa; their daughter Ellen S. was born June 2, 1898 in Fairfield.