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  1. Dorothy Langel: Birth: 28 FEB 1891. Death: 27 FEB 1974

  2. Vitus Langel: Birth: 5 DEC 1892. Death: JUN 1982

  3. Teckla Langel: Birth: 25 OCT 1894. Death: 1 OCT 1963

  4. Hugo Langel: Birth: 4 NOV 1896. Death: DEC 1983

  5. Zita Langel: Birth: 1 OCT 1898. Death: BEF. DEC 1947

  6. Veronica Langel: Birth: 3 OCT 1900. Death: 14 SEP 1970

  7. Agatha Langel: Birth: 24 NOV 1902. Death: SEP 1985

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  10. Norbert Langel: Birth: 5 FEB 1910. Death: 30 MAY 1942

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Notes
a. Note:   Dyersville Commercial July 3, 1930 ** Mr. Joseph Langel, one of the best known citizens of this part of Dubuque County, passed away in Finley Hospital, Dubuque, last Sunday. His death came quite suddenly, following a heart attack. Ten days before he suffered an attack of acute appendicitis and he was taken to the hospital, where an operation was performed immediately. He passed through the ordeal all right, and was on the road to recovery. Sunday he had been taken to the sun porch at the hospital, as he had been the day before and enjoyed a visit with members of the family. Sunday evening he was suddenly stricken with a heart attack and death resulted in a few moments. Mrs. Langel was at his bedside when he passed away. The news of his death was received with keen regret by his many friends in this part of the county. Mr. Langel was 67 years of age. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Langel, pioneer residents of Luxemburg, where the deceased was born on the Langel homestead august 23, 1863. He spent his boyhood days and grew to manhood on the farm, assisting his parents and attended the district and the parochial schools at Luxemburg. He was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Heying, the ceremony taking place in Holy Trinity Church, the late Father Oberbroeckling officiating. The marriage ceremony took place Feb. 19, 1889. The couple went to house-keeping on a farm two miles east of Dyersville, where they lived two years and then moved to Templeton, Iowa, farming there ten years and then returned to Dubuque County. For four years they farmed near New Vienna and then they purchased the Schnidler farm, north of Dyersville, where they have resided since. Eleven children were born to the union, ten of whom are living. Katherine died in infancy. Those who with the sorrowing wife survive are four sons; Vitus of Dyersville; Hugo, New Vienna, and Joseph and Norbert at home; six daughters; Dorothy, Mrs. John Wente, Dyersville; Teckla, Mrs. Edward Johannes, Dyersville; Zita, Mrs. Wm. Johannes, Dyersville; Veronica, Mrs. Andrew Loecke, Greeley, Iowa; Agatha, Mrs. James Girouex, New Vienna, and Sister Mary Ewaldins, of the Order of Servants of the Holy Ghost of Techny, Illinois. There are 19 grandchildren. Mr. Langel is also survived by six brothers and three sisters, Theodore, of Le Mars, Iowa; Henry and Clemens of Templeton; Barney and John of Dyersville, and Frank of Luxemburg; Anna, Mrs. Joe Wegmann, Templeton, IA; Mrs. Elizabeth Wegmann, Petersburg; Katherine, Mrs. Anton Steffen, Dubuque. One sister, Mary preceded him in death. The deceased passed away well fortified with the last rites of his church. Mr. Langel has spend all but ten years of his life in this part of Dubuque County, and during all of these years he enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was active in community enterprises and for many years was president of the Farmers Golden Star Creamery Co., and a member of the R.C.M.P.S. Mr. Langel was of a genial disposition, friendly, hospitable and obliging and a loyal friend and good neighbor. He was broad and reasonable in the consideration of local and public questions and was not in any sense exacting or selfish. He respected the feeling and right of others, and was always ready to accord others the privileges he asked for himself. His home life was ideal and he had the high esteem, and love of his fine family of children to whom he was sincerely devoted.


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