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BENINGA, Hermanus 1846-1933

BENINGA, ECKHOFF, LANGELAND

Posted By: Renee Pence (email)
Date: 5/17/2009 at 20:21:53

H. Beninga was born in Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany, January 8, 1846. He came to America in 1876 making his home at Freeport, Ill. Here he married Miss Hilke Eckhoff, which union was severed by her death after two years. On November 27, 1881, he joined in wedlock with Miss Trintje (sic) Langeland, of which union ten children were born, seven of whom survive. Mrs. Beninga was taken home in March 1909.

Mr. Beninga was a member of the Christian Reformed church and for fifty years served as an elder. His capacities for this office were soon detected, wherever he made his church house. He resided for the greater part of his life in America, in Iowa, Wellsburg, Wright and Grundy Center respectively. Some years were spent in Freeport, Ill. and two years in Lamont, Michigan.

Due to advancing years he left his Grundy Center home about three years ago to live with his daughter, Mrs. M.G. Bakker of Lincoln Center.

A happy coincidence it was that just a few days prior to his demise a letter of congratulations was received for his birthday from his only surviving sister in Germany, who herself has reached the ripe old age of 90 years. He leaves to mourn his loss seven children, 33 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The children wish to express their heartiest thanks to all friends who have demonstrated so many deeds of kindness and have shown such tender sympathy in his sickness and death. Mrs. M.G. Bakker, Mrs. Peter DeWaard, Mrs. William Primus, Mrs. Nick Christians, Mr. Herman Beninga.

Grundy County newspaper, January 12, 1933 - page 7


 

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