DEATH OF JACOB BEUTLER
Widely Known Editor of Staats-Zeitung Passed Away Yesterday
At his home on Second Avenue Jacob Beutler, a pioneer resident and journalist of Otoe County, died shortly after five o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home on Second Avenue after a brief illness. Death resulted from heart failure. To the members of his family his death came as a severe shock and the announcement of his demise in the city occasioned deep sorrow among the residents of this community and especially to those with whom he had been associated.
The greater portion of his life in this city, extending over more than a score of years, Mr. Beutler had identified himself with newspaper work in the editing and publishing of his newspaper, the Staats-Zeitung. Possessing a superior intellect and an admirable fund of information, the columns of his paper reflected his ability as a writer. Among his fellowmen his qualities of heart have always been evident in his actions, political, commercial or fraternal; his kindly disposition ever a characteristic of his individuality.
Among his intimate acquaintances he was familiarly known as "Jake." Mr. Beutler was a member of Elm Camp No. 29, Woodmen of the World; Nuckolls Lodge No. 7, A.O.U.W.; Local Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles, and was vice president of Teutonia Lodge No. 15, Sons of Herman. In addition to his journalistic ability Mr. Beutler possessed a business acumen of a high order. Under his management the Staats-Zeitung has attained a position of prominence in the newspaper field of southeastern Nebraska.
Jacob Beutler was born in Sembach, Germany, December 18, 1859. He received a practical education before coming to the United States with his mother, Mrs. Mary Beutler, in 1874, and has resided in this city nearly continuously since that time. He was connected with several newspapers during his early life and for a time was employed in a mercantile establishment in Malcolm, Lancaster county. During the year 1881, in company with Charles Young, Mr. Beutler purchased the Nebraska Staats-Zeitung and later became sole owner of that journal and continued in that capacity until his death. Deceased was married to Miss Paulina Kuwitzky in 1885, to which union was born four children, Mary, Jacob, jr., Edward, Esther, all of whom survive him.
Deceased is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Beutler, three brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Schafer, Mrs. Mary Weithoner, Mrs. Lizzie Hopp of Syracuse, Chris Beutler, Arthur Beutler of Houghton, Mich., and Mr. David [Daniel] Beutler, of Rhein Pfalz, Germany. A telegram was received this morning from Mr. Arthur Beutler from Houghton stating that he would arrive in this city at midnight tomorrow.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the German Evangelical Lutheran church at Twelfth Street and First Corso, Rev. Ph. Testar officiating.