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Bartel Foxhoven Obitua
Knox County, Nebraska


Contributed by Larry Guenther larry_lens@email.com


Crofton Journal 1935:
PIONEER DIES HERE SUNDAY.

B. FOXHOVEN 72, SUCCUMBS AT HIS HOME HERE ABOUT 2.A.M.  20 YEARS IN KNOX.   FUNERAL IS HELD TUESDAY MORNING AT ST. ROSE CHURCH AND INTERNMENT IS MADE HERE.

Bartel Foxhoven, 72, a resident of Knox County for over 20 years died at his home in Crofton about 2.A.M. Sunday.  He had been in poor health for several years but was not confined to his home until the last few weeks.  He  was born Jan. 11, 1863 at Jonsburg, Wisconsin and died Jan.6, 1935.  He would have been 73 Friday of this week.  On April 15, 1890 he was married to Wilhelmina Niemeyer at St. Bernard Church, St. Bernard, Nebraska by the Rev. P. McPaneratius.  To this union six sons and three daughters were born.  They are William, Anton, Henry, John, Edward, Joe and daughters Mrs. Mary F. Guenther, Elizabeth, Mrs. G. Kuehler and Katherine at home.&nbs p; They all survive and live in the vicinity of Crofton.  He is also survived by five brothers , William and John of Harlan, Ia., Peter, Anton and Michael of Colorado and four sisters Mrs. Emma Pimpel residing in Colorado, Mrs. Mary Schwery, Mrs. Christina Fefeber both from Iowa and Mrs. Katherine Kirkpatrick of Omaha.  There are also 33 grandchildren.

Mr. Foxhoven was an early Iowa pioneer having arrived with his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Foxhoven in Shelby County, Iowa where they settled six miles northwest of Harlan, Iowa.  When he was 26 he came to Nebraska where he settled on a farm near Humphrey, living there about four years, He lived at Randolph about eighteen years and then came to Knox County where he lived on a farm  a bout five years.  For the last fifteen years he resided in Crofton.
A large crowd atttended the funeral Tuesday morning at St. Rose Church where the Rev. W. A. Cappius officiated.  Pallbearers include six sons Henry, William, Anton, John, Edward and Joe.  Geo O. Whisler, local funeral director had charge of the funeral.

Out of town relatives who were here included Mr. and Mrs. Steve LaFaver, Harlan: John Foxhoven, Defiance, Iowa: Mrs. Mary Schwery and son Lawrence and daughter Bertha, Panama City, Iowa; a brother William Foxhoven, son Albert and daughter Cecelia, Earling, Iowa; visited at his bedside a few days before his death, returned home Friday.