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Perry County Republican

Perryville, Missouri, Thursday, November 10, 1925

Death Comes Sept. 3 to Ferdinand Klump
Veteran of Civil War Succumbs
at Age of 84 -- Leaves Wife
and Four Children

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.

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