Date of Death: 25/27 Jul
Subject: Samuel Egger
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 30 Jul 1915, p. 7
Samuel Egger was born in Frutingen, Switzerland, January 24, 1829. He spent his youth at his birth-place. Later he went to Munchenbachsee to take a teacher's training course, in which calling, as teacher, he served 29 years. Nine years, he also served as post and telegraph officer.
In the year 1854, he was married to Miss Rosa Klopfenstein. This union was blessed with nine children, a little girl died in infancy. After fifty years of happy life, his wife died December 5, 1904. He leaves five sons and three daughters, 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren to mourn his decease; the children are: Rosa Nesser, Switzerland; Samuel Egger, Lunal Glen, Cal.; Albert and Adolph Egger, Oregon, Mo.; W. F. Egger, Lizzie Miller and Emma Rudolph, Amazonia, Mo., and Rev. J. Egger, Deepwater, Mo.
He came to this county with his family in the spring of 1881, and located, near Amazonia, where he resided 27 years, until he moved to his son, Albert's, where he remained until his end, which came July 27, 1915. He was old and tired of life, waiting for a call to come home. He found peace with God, which he earnestly sought for years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Meyer, at Amazonia, where interment took place Wednesday, July 28, at 11 a.m.