Submitted by:  Jim Niewold

Robert Edgar Newton Niewold

Sycamore True Republican

February 4, 1958

Robert Edgar Newton Niewold, 73, well known and respected resident of this community for over 27 years, died Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the county home where he had been in failing health for the past two years.
He was born on August 26, 1884, in New Holland, IL. the son of Henry and Harriet (Derr) Niewold. He grew to young manhood there, attending the schools in that area. In 1908 he went to Hebron, NE. to reside, and that same year married Anna May Martin, who passed away April 16, 1955. Their first married years were spent farming in Nebraska, later moving to Waterman, where Mr. Niewold did carpentry work. In 1930, the family came to Sycamore to make their home.
Due to ill health, Mr. Niewold was forced to retire from his carpentry work earlier than he had hoped to. He possessed fine quality of character and was liked by all who knew him. He was especially devoted to his home and family and was a member of the Federated Church for many years, also a member of the local Masonic Lodge.
Surviving his demise are four sons; John, Robert, Edgar and Theodore, all of Sycamore; one daughter, Mrs. Gretta May Holbo of Ione, CA.; 14 grandchildren; and one brother, Theodore of Lincoln, IL.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, who died in infancy, and one sister Hattie of New Holland, also two brothers, Charles of Sandwich and James of New Holland.
Final services are being conducted this Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Van Natta Funeral Home, with Rev. H.L. Michael of the Federated Church in charge. Burial will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery here.
submitted by grandson Jim Niewold