Since the family was numerous and not blessed with an abundance of earthly goods, he had to earn his own living as soon as possible. George had the good luck to find employment with a food Christian family and he always spoke of them with great respect, and appreciated greatly the good influence having been exercised on him for life by these environments.
In 1883, as a young man without much experience, he went to Nebraska, where by diligence and wise management he was successful in his enterprise. In 1912 he returned to the home of his childhood to work the parental farm with the aid of his sister Emma, because father and mother were, on account of advanced age, not able to attend to this any longer. Two years ago he deemed it necessary to go out again in the interest of his business affairs out there. Being in good physical condition for his age he could have, according to human reckoning, lived many years more, yet his unexpected departure gives evidence of the uncertainty of human life, and verifies the well known proverb, "Man proposes, God disposes."
Coming recently to visit his relatives and friends in this neighborhood, and to attend to business affairs, he went to the old homestead, which he owned, Monday, March 21st, where a feeling of illness came over him. When he stopped at the residence of the next neighbor toward Lowell his condition had become so much worse that it was deemed necessary to call a doctor, who found that the patient had an attack of the "flu." From there he was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Emma Sautter Bailey, 6 miles southwest of Lowell, where he died one week later.
The deceased was a man that every one who really knew him, did respect on account of his good character. It can be said of him without exaggeration: He was a true man in whom there was no deceitfulness.
His life's work is done, probably sooner than he himself expected, or as the most of his many friends and relatives thought it would be. Yet this life, without being ostentatious, was one which made the world better for having been lived.
He is survived by two brothers, Charles Sautter, Big Spring, Nebr., William Sautter, of Aurora, of the same state; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Mandernach, Odebolt, Iowa, Mrs. Sarah Grimes, Big Spring, Nebraska, and Mrs. Emma Bailey, of Lowell, Ind.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Berg, of the German Methodist church of Hammond, were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bailey, Wednesday, March 30th. Interment was made in the German Methodist cemetery, northwest of Lowell, in charge of Undertaker Sheets.
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