Charles Elsworth Nippert, son of George and Sarah Nippert, was born at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, November 18, 1863, and died at his home in Galva, Iowa, January 5, 1942, having attained the age of 78 years, one month, and 18 days.
He came to northwest Iowa in early manhood when it was still raw prairie and a part of the national frontier. At the age of ten years, he came with his parents in a covered wagon. The family settled near Minden in Pottawattamie County, and it was there he grew to manhood.
He was married to Elizabeth Hessler of Prairie du Sac on March 4, 1889. They came at once to Iowa and started farming near Shelby, Ia. A year later they came to the Galva, Iowa, vicinity where they continued the occupation of farming. They retired from the farm in 1922 and moved to Galva, where he then made his home.
To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls. He was preceded in death by his wife on September 15, 1938, and by his son, Lawrence, on December 11, 1935.
Besides raising and caring for his own family, he and his wife took three orphaned nephews, for whom they made a home and cared for as their own. In the home, he was a true and loving husband and a kind father. In the community, he was a good neighbor and friend.
Surviving are three children: Mrs. Harold Clapsaddle (Fern) of Holstein, Ia.; Mrs. Glenn Allen (Grace) of Galva, Ia.; and Ray of Cushing, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Frum of Omaha, Ne.; eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Galva, Wednesday January 7, with Rev. O. E. Schaal in charge. Pallbearers were T. N. Petersen, Lee Clapsaddle, Roy Clapsaddle, C. W. McClellan, W. A. Hoops, and H. M. Walters.