About Daniel William Maitag
The original spelling of their name was "Maitag" prior to immigrating to the United States, and was "Americanized" to "Maytag" upon arrival
Daniel W. Maytag
The Newton Record Thursday, March 1, 1900 Maytag, Daniel W.
Daniel W. Maytag was born June 7th, 1831, in Gandon, Prussia, Germany, and fell asleep in Jesus, Feb. 21, 1900, in Chicago, Ill., at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 14 days.
When at the age of 14 he entered an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, which he served faithfully for 3 years. At the age of 18 he with his father and mother emigrated to the U. S., taking passage on the first steamship that ever crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Landing in New York City in the spring of 1849, he continued his passage west to Chicago, where he worked on a farm one year, then went to the city where he worked at his trade until 1854, when he migrated to Independence, Iowa, where on May 22nd, 1856, he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Amalia Toeneboen, who survives him and with whom he lived happily for nearly 44 years, up to his demise. In 1857, he, with his wife, returned to Cook County, Ill., and a year later removed to Clay County, on a farm where he was converted and took membership with the German Evangelical Church, of which he remained a staunch, faithful and useful member until his demise.
Mr. Maytag led a beautiful Christian life, his highest ambition was to serve his Master in any and every way he could; he was a power in the church of his choice and was highly respected in all Christian societies as well as in the every day walks of life. He and his surviving widow raised a family of nine children whom they raised to command the respect of everyone. Although Mr. Maytag did not have the pleasure of being surrounded by his loved ones at his death, yet he had his best friend with him (Jesus).
Mr. Maytag has been under medical treatment for past three years. In October 1899, he went to Chicago, where he could have every facility and take advantage of the best of medical science.
In Oct. 1867, Mr. Maytag with his two oldest sons, Fred and Lewis, migrated by wagon route from Mattoon, Ill., to Marshall Co., where he settled on a farm in Timber Creek Township, but owing to the absence of church and school facilities, in 1868 he moved to the now pleasant farm two miles west and one half south of Laurel, where he resided until his health began to fail in 1896, when he moved to Laurel. He was one of the incorporators of the German Evangelical Church of Laurel in 1874. Previous to his demise he expressed a desire to have his beloved friend and pastor of 21 years ago, Rev. John Abrams, render his funeral address, which he did to a large audience in the German Church Feb. 25th, using for his text Luke 2:29-20. His remains were interred in the beautiful cemetery west of Laurel beside his dear mother, daughter Lena, grandson Louis and son-in-law Henry Reifschneider. There rests the remains of the beloved husband and father until the day of resurrection. He leaves a beloved widow, 9 children and 13 grandchildren. One daughter, Lena, preceded him at the age of 6 years.
His five sons and four daughters were all present at the funeral, four sons and two sons-in-law acting as pallbearers. The children are Fred L. of Newton, Ia., Lewis R., Theodore H., Daniel C., of Laurel, J. Edwin of Denver, Col., Mrs. Henry Reifschneider, Mrs. L. H. Block and Miss Viola L., all of Laurel.
Birth: Jun. 7, 1831
Death: Feb. 21, 1906
- Amelia Maytag (1837 - 1905)*
- Martha Mary Maytag Awtry (1861 - 1955)*
- Emma Matilda Maytag Reifschneider (1869 - 1956)*
Burial: Graceland Cemetery Laurel Marshall County Iowa, USA
Daniel William Maitag's Timeline
June 7, 1831
July 14, 1857
Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, United States
April 13, 1859
December 23, 1861
February 24, 1864
May 20, 1869
May 18, 1875