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Fannie Nichols

Female 1862 - 1941


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  • Name  Fannie Nichols  [1
    Born  1862  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1880  Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Fannie Nichols, daughter, single, female, white, age 17, born in Illinois, occupation keeping house, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace New York
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fannie Pontzius, age 26, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa

      George Pontzius, age 10, white, born in Illinois

      Ethel Pontzius, age 7, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa

      Howard Pontzius, age 6, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa

      Thomas Pontzius, age 3, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa

      Forest Pontzius, age 0, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa

      John H. Pontzius, age 25, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Died  10 Feb 1941  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: pneumonia 
    Buried  14 Feb 1941  Cairo/Fulton Cemetery, Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  20 Feb 1941  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • MRS. CLEAVER PONTZIUS DIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT
      Last Rites at Wapello Friday Afternoon.

      Mrs. Fannie Pontzius, 70, widow of Cleaver Pontzius, died at her home northwest of Morning Sun early Wednesday morning, February 10, following a brief illness with pneumonia.

      The last rites will be held at the Methodist church in Wapello Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Reverend Jesse Huddle conducting the service with the Pierce funeral home in charge.

      The burial will be at the Cairo cemetery.

      Mrs. Pontzius was Fannie Nichols before her marriage and was born at Bushnell, Illinois, July 9, 1861. She was married to Cleaver Pontzius in 1882 and lived many years on a farm west of Wapello. Mr. Pontzius died a couple years ago.

      Surviving are seven sons and two daughters: Forrest Pontzius of Morning Sun; Thomas of Mediapolis; Howard and Mrs. Arthur Foster of Wapello; Albert and Joseph and Mrs. Alva McCaw of Winfield; Frank of Denver, Colorado, and George of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A sister and a brother, Mrs. William Bolton of Columbus City, and Albert Nichols of Bard, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren are also living.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Fannie Pontzius; Sex: F; Born: 1862; Died or Buried: 1941; Age: 79; Buried: Fulton/Cairo (township = Marshall); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page M-9; Notes: 1862-1941
    Person ID  I17482  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Daniel Nichols,   b. 30 May 1839, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1896 
    Mother  Mary Sanford,   b. 1841, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880 
    Family ID  F6674  Group Sheet

    Family  Hiram T. "Cleaver" Pontzius,   b. 25 Sep 1856, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1959, near Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Feb 1882  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Issue 
    • There were nine children from this marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Forrest Glenn Pontzius,   b. 8 Aug 1894, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1969, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6275  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1173] Rootsweb File - Defunct (Reliability: 3).
      Pontzious Family in Louisa County, History: former URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialouisa/Pontzious.html
      Cannot find at the newer Louisa County, Iowa, GenWeb or Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information: Census Place: Family History Library Film: Marshall, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 498B.

    4. [S9950] Pontzius, Fannie (Nichols) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 20, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).