Friday, January 1, 2010

Rev. Claus H. Chader, 1872-1942

1942 Yearbook of the 
Iowa-Des Moines Annual Conference Methodist Church
Rev. Claus Henning Chader
Served the Jerome Methodist Church 1935-1936
  Claus Henning Chader was born in Madrid, Iowa, August 29, 1872, where his parents, John and Christens, had him baptized the same year by Rev. Siljestrom. He was received into the church at Sheldahl, Iowa, by Rev. Lindstrom in 1891. He received an exhorter's license in 1893, and license to preach in 1889, at Lake Preston, S.D. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Henry Wzarren at McCook, Nebr., in 1907, and as elder by Bishop Robert McIntyre at North Platte, Nebr., in 1911.
  In 1901, in Summit, S.D., he was married to Anna D. Berg, who survives him. Three children, still living, were born in this union: Alpha Berea, of Calument, Oklahoma; Vera Marie of Taloga, Oklahoma; and Earl Leonard, Wilsonville, Nebraska. His special studies were carried on at Simpson College, Indianola, and at the university of Mitchell, S.D. His Conference course of study was taken in the West Nebraska Conference.
  After serving charges in Minnesota for 13 years he transferred to the Iowa Conference in 1926, receiving the Bloomfield Circuit as his first appointment. In succession he served Douds, North Liberty, Blakesburg, Mystic, and Chillicothe, asking for the superannuate relation in 1937 on account of his health.
  He passed away at his home in Fremont, Iowa, on the morning of March 20, 1942. Funeral services were held at the Willard Street Methodist Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 22. Interment was made at Douds, Iowa.

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