|Published in the Enterprise December 19, 1919|
Find A Grave Memorial #57412083 has his name recorded as Bernhart and the Vig Files at the Danish American Archives recorded as Bernhardt
Bernard Arndt, an old and highly respected pioneer of Blair and Washington County, died last Monday evening, Dec. 15, at West Point where he has been living for the past four years.
Bernard Arndt was born April 13, 1826 at Hamburg, Germany, and was therefore nearly 94 years old. He came to American in1852 settling at Cincinnati, Ohio.
He served his time in the Civil War and for many years has had his pension for faithful and efficient service.
In 1871, he came to Washington County settling at Blair, where he engaged in the cigar business which he conducted until 1892 when he sold out to Mr. Chas. Robertson. He leaves one son, Wm. Arndt, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred Michael, of Tekamah; and Mrs. Martin Londelius of Spokane, Wash., his wife having passed away about ten years ago. There are also twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Arndt, as the writer, remembers him, was a quiet unassuming man of sterling character, honorable in his business dealing, a fine neighbor and a loyal friend.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock from the home of Wm. Arndt and burial made in the Blair Cemetery.
~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.~~~