DETERS, Tamme 1839-1914
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 15:17:05
TWO PIONEERS ARE GONE
(the other pioneer listed was Hiram P Withwood)
Tamme Deters Answered Last Call Sunday Morning
Tamme Deters died at his home in Wellsburg at 1:30 Sunday morning. Though Mr. Deters had been confined to his bed for several weeks, it was believed by the attending physician and the family that he was showing a gradual gain and that there was but little danger about his condition. Shortly after midnight Sunday his pulse showed signs of weakening and from then on he passed rapidly and peacefully in the eternal sleep.
Mr. Deters death was the result of an injury that he received three weeks ago last Saturday when he fell down the stairway into the basement. Old age and the intense heat had much to do in aggravating the injury sustained by the accident.
Funeral services were held at the Rev. Hoefker church west of Wellsburg Wednesday afternoon and there was an unusually large attendance.
Mr. Deters was one of Grundy county's pioneers. He came here forty-six years ago and with the exceptions of one year which he spent in Germany, he lived here continually up to the time of his death. He was born at Bunde, Eastfriesland, Germany December 16th 1839, making him in his 74th year. March 11th 1868 he was married and a month later he and his bride came to seek their fortunes in this country. They stopped for a month on the way out to Free-north and from there came to Grundy county and shortly after made their home on a farm in German township. The family resided here during the largest share of their residence in Grundy county. After the family were here seven years, Mr. Deters having been troubled seriously with rheumatism, they decided to return to Germany. They were not satisfied with the change and returned here within less than a year.
Mr. Deters was the father of nine children. Only four of these are now living. The surviving children are Hemmo, Mrs. Henry Schafer and Alena and Hattie. Mrs. Deters died eighteen years ago.
Mr. Deters was a splendid type of German-American citizenship. Being a good and willing worker and a man of good judgement he did well and he left a comfortable fortune as a result of a lifetime of thrift and good management. Mr. Deters also left a liberal heritage of friends which came to him as a result of long years of honest dealings and friendly associations with them.
-- The Grundy Democrat, 16 July 1914
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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