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NEDERHOFF, Oldig H. 1841-1911

NEDERHOFF, MEESTER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 15:23:28

LIVED IN GRUNDY 45 YEARS

O. Nederhoff, Buried Saturday Was One of Grundy's Pioneers

O. Nederhoff, announcement of whose death was made a week ago was buried Saturday afternoon in the Rev. Hoefker cemetery west of Wellsburg. Funeral services held at the house and later in the church were largely attended.

Mr. Nederhoff was one of Grundy's pioneers. He came here forty-five years ago and resided in Shiloh township all of that time. The place where he died was his home for forty-one years. When Mr. Nederhoff came here he believed he had struck the agricultural garden spot of the west and he came to stay. When he came here he moved on to a farm in section 16 Shiloh township. Four years later he moved on the place which was home to him for nearly half a century. Mr. Nederhoff when he came here had a capital that was within the three figure mark. When he died he was one of the wealthiest farmers in Grundy county. He owned seven quarter sections. Six of these are in Shiloh township and one is across the Shiloh line in Hardin. Aside from his land holdings, he possessed considerable personal property. He made his fortune through land investments and through hard work and judicious farming and stock raising.

Mr. Nederhoff was born in Ostfriesland, Germany. He was seventy years and two days old at the time of his death. He came to this country when he was 23 years old. His first year he spent on a farm in Stevenson county, Ill. after which he came to Grundy county. Mr. Nederhoff was twice married. His first marriage took place in Shiloh township in 1869. The wife died a year later leaving an infant daughter, who is now Mrs. T. Sietsema of Renville, Minn. Mr. Nederhoff was married the second time in 1872. His wife's maiden name was Miss Grietje Meester, a sister of the heads of the Meester families in Pleasant Valley. The second wife, together with nine children survive the husband and father. These children all reside in Grundy county. They are Carl, John, Henry, Ollie and Dan, Mrs. Ubbo Haupt, Mrs. Harm Bunger, Mrs. Menne Bunger and Grace, the youngest who resides at home.

Out of the county relatives at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harm Meester from Rock Rapids, R. Sietsema and son Ollie from Renville, Minn. Aside from these members of all of the Meester families in the north part of the county together with relatives and nearby friends were present at the funeral.

--Wellsburg Herald, 15 Nov 1911


 

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