Godfried Waelty Dies Near Wallowa
Pioneer of Grande Ronde Valley Passes Away At His Home Here.
Died August 1st, 1913
Godfried (Gottfried) Waelty, a Pioneer of the Grande Ronde Valley, and well known throughout Union and Wallowa counties, died at his home near this city last Saturday.
The deceased was born in Oberutzwiel, St. Gallen, Switzerland April 11, 1831. He came to the United States and settled in Wisconsin in 1855 and was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ochsner, June 14, 1859. The deceased removed to Oregon in 1882 and settled in Grande Ronde Valley, and after residing in that valley for nearly 20 years, he and his family took up their residence in this valley and have resided here continuously since.
Four children were born to the union, Albert, Gustaf, Amanda and Louise. Two of whom, Gustaf and Amanda are now deceased.
The deceased became a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Wabasha, Minnesota in 1866, and has since been an upright and steadfast member of the order. He transferred his membership to the Summerville lodge about 30 years ago.
Mr. Waelty leaves to mourn his loss a wife, one son, daughter and grandson, Murland, all of who are in this city, and other relatives and numerous friends in both this and Union County.
A good husband and father, a true friend and Oddfellow, he has lived an upright and sincere life.