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SIEFKEN, Antje 1872-1945


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/21/2010 at 08:55:01

Mrs. H. Siefken Dies Suddenly Monday Night

Mrs. Henry Siefken died very suddenly at her home in Holland about 9:15 Monday night. She was seated at the table cracking nuts, when suddenly she collapsed and died almost instantly. A heart attack was the cause of the sudden death.

While her health had been failing the past year, members of her family attributed that to advanced age and they were not alarmed about her condition. It is believed that she had resided longer in the town of Holland than any other person now living. She and her husband moved here 52 years ago and they spent the remainder of their lives in the same home. They remodeled and enlarged the house somewhat after their family grew.

Funeral Services Friday

Funeral services will be held at the home at one o'clock Friday afternoon and later at the Christian Reformed church in Holland. Rev. Paul Holtrop will conduct the services. Burial will be by the side of the husband in the Lutheran cemetery.

Came to County 63 Years Ago

Mrs. Siefken's maiden name was Antje Poppen. She was born at Forreston, Ill., Dec 1, 1872. At the age of nine she came with her parents to Grundy county. They made their home on a Colfax township farm. On June 29, 1891, she was married to Henry Siefken. The couple began housekeeping on a farm in Colfax township. Two years later they moved to Holland where he started a blacksmith shop in which he remained at his work daily as long as his health permitted. Mr. Siefken died May, 1940.

Mrs. Siefken was the mother of ten children. Two of them died in infancy. The oldest daughter, Mrs. Sam Heronimus, died a number of years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Anna Heronimus, G. A. Siefken, Mrs. Kelly Mayfield, Allison, Adam Siefken, Knoxville, Mrs. Albert Algood, and John and Henry who live in Grundy Center. There are 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Other surviving relatives are one brother, P. A. Popen, Sibley, and two sisters, Mrs. John Betten, Aplington, and Mrs. Ralph Doeden, Piedmont, So. Dak.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 April 1945, pg 9


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