The Death of Jacob Beutler a Blow
to All Friends
The news of the sudden death of Jacob Beutler of the Staats-Zeitung last evening close to 5 o'clock caused a sensation all over the city. He was taken ill on Saturday in the forenoon and remained at home all day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday up to the time of his death. Yesterday afternoon he was thought to be better but two hours later through heart disease was a corpse.
In 1861 the Nebraska Deutch Zeitung was established and later on the name was changed to Staats-Zeitung. After it was suspended in July, 1871 , W.A. Brown and Sons of the Daily Press resumed the publication and two years later disposed of the office to Messrs. Charles Young and Jacob Beutler. After a while Mr. Young accepted a position in the government printing office at Washington and Mr. Beutler assumed full charge, which he held up to the time of his death. At different times he had associated with him prominent citizens and politicians but he was always in charge, at his last was the sole owner of a very flourishing German paper. Having known "Jake" as he was commonly called from the time he landed in this country and placing a box for him to stand on to learn to set type, the present proprietor of The Press feels his loss most tenderly.
He never turned down a man in quest of work if he could manage to give him any. He was a whole-souled boy and had friends by the thousands.
His brother, Chris, will in all probability continue to conduct the paper.
The deceased was born in Rhein Pfalz, Germany, December 18, 1858, and with his mother and family emigrated to America, landing in this city in 1873. He was married to Miss Pauline Kuwitzky, November 26, 1885, who with four children, Mary, Jacob, Jr., Ester and Edward survive him and mourn his loss. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary Beutler of this city, a very aged lady, and three brothers and three sisters, namely: Mrs. Anna Schafer, Mrs. Mary Weithoner and Chris Beutler of this city. Mrs. Lizzie Hopp of Syracuse, Daniel Beutler of Rhein Pfalz, Germany, and Arthur Beutler of Houton, Mich.
Mr. Beutler was an esteemed member of the A.O.U.W., W.O.W., Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Sons of Herman, holding positions of honor and trust in all of them.
To the sorrowing relatives and friends The Press tenders its deepest sympathy in this their darkest hour of bereavement.
The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.