Huron Pioneer Dies Suddenly
Charles A. Sauer, Father of Well Known Young Aberdonians, Passes Away
Huron Herald: “Charles A. Sauer one of the pioneer residents of South Dakota, passed away Saturday morning at 6 o’clock at his home at 444 Idaho street, after a brief illness of of only a few days’ duration. Mr. Sauer had been in the best of health until a few days ago, when he contracted pneumonia and for the past forty eight hours his life had been despaired of. All of his children and his wife were with him at the last hour.
The deceased was 86 years of age at the time of his death, being born in Germany in 1825. In 1852, at the age of 27, he came to America, and located in New York. Two years later he left that city and moved to Chicago, a short time later going to La Crosse, Wisconsin, at which place he resided for many years before coming to South Dakota. He was cabinet maker by trade and worked at this line for a number of years before coming to America. In 1880, Mr. Sauer came to Huron driving across country before the railroads had penetrated to this part of the state. He was one of the pioneer merchants of Huron and has always been connected with all movements for the good of the city.. His loss is one that the community can ill afford.
Mr. Sauer, Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Sauer and eight children, Mrs. Thomas Thompson, Sr., Misses Alice and Pauline Sauer and John A. Sauer of this city, Mrs. Frank James of Hitchcock, and Joe, Frank and Charles Sauer of Aberdeen. D.A. Sauer of this city is a nephew of the deceased.
The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Martins Catholic church. The coffin will be open from 3 to 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, so that all friends may see him at that time.
---Aberdeen Daily American, November 7, 1911, page 4.