Ferdinand Klump, well-known farmer of near Perryville and a veteran of the Civil War,
died last Thursday evening, September 3 at the age of 84 years. He had been in poor
health for several months.
The funeral was held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the residence of Clovis Feltz in
Perryville to St. Mary's Seminary, where a requiem high mass was sung, thence to Mt. Hope
Cemetery for burial.
Ferdinand Klump, a son of the late Anthony and Theresa K. Klump, was born on a farm in
Perry County on May 6, 1841. During the Civil War he served with the Union forces, until
the close of the war. On August 29, 1865, he was married to Miss Christina Doerr, and of
their Union ten children were born. Of these four are living: Louis of Makanda, Ill.,
George of Gann Valley, S. D., Mrs. Clovis Feltz of Perryville and Mrs. William A. Sutterer
of near Perryville.
He is also survived by his wife, twenty-seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.