Obituary of Mr. Henry ACHENBACH, written by his friend D. R. HUBBARD, who read it at the services.
Henry ACHENBACH was born March 23, 1852; died at Kuna, Idaho, June 14, 1927.
Mr. ACHENBACH was born in Germany and came with his parents to Wisconsin when a year old.When he was a small boy his parents moved to Charles City, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.In his early 20's he went to Cherokee, Iowa, and worked for H. C. KELLOGG driving a stage between Cherokee and Spencer, a distance of 50 miles.This was before the railroads and northwest Iowa was the real frontier with blizzards and bad roads.
In 1877, at the age of 25, he started the first meat market in Spencer which he conducted continuously until 1905, when he sold it to one of his trusted employees and ran a large live stock farm until 1910 when he came to Idaho, and built up a splendid farm near Mora, four miles southeast of Kuna.
Mr. ACHENBACH was married to Mary Elizabeth KELLOGG, daughter of H. C. KELLOGG, a prominent attorney of Cherokee, in 1880, and made his home in Spencer where the family lived for 30 years.There was born to this worthy couple three girls and two boys, Mrs. Howard F. MORGAN of Philadelphia; Mrs. Leo D. MATHER, deceased, Mason City, Iowa; and Mrs. Elsie E. BROWN of Boise, Idaho; Raymond H. ACHENBACH of POcatello and George Fredrick ACHENBACH of Kuna.They also brought up from infancy Dr. John ACHENBACH of St. Louis, Missouri.
Henry ACHENBACH, with his splendid wife, represented the ideal American farm home life.The children reared in that home are doing their part in their several vocations in a manner creditable to their parents and this home influence.
As a neighbor Mr. ACHENBACH had the real affection of all those who knew him, helpful with good advice, co-operation and favors, even beyond the usual western friendliness.His life was a real contribution to the welfare of his neighborhood and an uplift to his friends, who share with the family their sorrow.
Mr. ACHENBACH's sister was the mother of Franklin B. FISS, Edward FISS and Sophia and Helen FISS.At the home of the latter he passed on to his sure reward.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., June 15th, at the First M. E. church of which he was a member, and he was laid to rest in the Kuna cemetery.Rev. W. J. LUSCOMBE conducted the services.Pall bearers were L. L. KING; Ira A. KING; Perry REED, Mike RUSH, J. A. MARTIN and D. R. HUBBARD.