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NAME: Van Auken, Charles (m. 1w - Lizzie Van Kleek, 2w - Martha L. Smith)
OBIT: Columbus Gazette, Columbus City IA, Thurs. 17 Aug 1899
Charles Van Auken was born in Huron County, Ohio, August 15, 1847, and died at Columbus Junction, Iowa, August 17, 1899. He was a member of the 42nd and 87th regiments, Indiana infantry. He ws united in marriage to Miss Martha Smith December 11th, 1882. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive with the wife.
OBIT: Columbus Safeguard, Columbus Junction IA, Fri 18 Aug 1899
Chas. Van Auken, after a lingering illness, passed away at his home northwest of town at 4 a.m. yesterday morning. He was born in Huron County, O. [Ohio], Aug. 15, 1847, enlisted in Co. F, 42d Indiana, aug. 20, 1863, and served to the close of the war. He came to Iowa in 1869, was twice married, first to Miss Lizzie Van Kleek, by whom he had one child, and next to Miss Martha Smith and their union was blessed with seven children. Deceased was one of four brothers, who served in the civil war, but one of whom, Geo. L., survives.
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