John Sautter – Linton, North Dakota, 1872-1920

One of Linton’s prominent citizens has journeyed into the land whence no traveler returns.

John Sautter, aged 47 last September, died at his home Sunday night, February 1st, at 10:45 o’clock, of meningitis after a short illness of two weeks. He was confined to his bed the last eight days.

Mr. Sautter was born in Odessa, Russia, September 15, 1872. He came to America in 1884 at the age of 12.

He was married to Miss Dorothea Knoepfle at Artas, South Dakota in 1892 at 20 years of age. He farmed about four years near Artas, then moved to the State of Washington where his parents lived and two years later returned to Herried. The family moved to Linton in 1909 and have made their home here since then. Mr. Sautter conducted a livery business, later entered the mercantile business with his son-in-law, J.J. Kremer and later resumed his old business as liveryman, which business he sold in April, 1917.

The deceased leaves a widow, nine children, mother in Washington, who is sick, and an aunt at Herried. Of a family of sixteen children, seven of whom are dead, the nine living are:
Richard, Bertha (Mrs. J.J. Kremer), Alvina, Emil, Lena, Arthur, Robert, Walter, and Esther. The funeral is from the Evangelical Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon, of which church the deceased was a member. Preliminary services will be held at the residence at 1:30 pm. The remains will be laid to rest in the family lot in the Linton cemetery, where little Edna was buried about three years ago.

Mr. Sautter’s father died just before Christmas. Of those who came from Russia, his mother and an aunt survive. Three sisters, his father and himself, have died within the past two years.