Jens R. Krichau, a well-known farmer and resident of the Hazard community since 1893 passed away April 6, 1956, after several weeks of serious illness, at the home of his son, Edward, at Ravenna.
Mr. Krichau was born in Solsted, North Slesvig, Denmark, on July 26, 1866, and was 89 years, 8 months of age at his death. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
In 1893 he came to America and in September of that year was united in marriage to Anna Rhode and they settled on a farm near Hazard. To this union was born seven sons and one daughter. Surviving are five sons, Hans of Carlisle, Ia., Edward, Ravenna, Maurice, Bladen, Arthur, Ravenna and Elmer of Columbia, Iowa; and the daughter, Christina Lovitt of Mason City. There are also 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
His wife preceded him in death on July 3, 1951. Also two sons, one in infancy and Peter on August 18, 1938, at the result of an accident.
He was a kind and loving father and grandfather, and was always thoughtful of others.
Funeral services were conducted from hazard Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, with Rev. A.L. Embree officiating. Pall bearers were all grandsons. Interment was at Highland Park cemetery, Ravenna.
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