LUTTERMAN, Jurgen 1844-1907
Posted By: Gerald (email)
Date: 11/22/2010 at 19:44:31
To all our friends and relatives we bring the news that it has pleased the Lord to call back into eternity, Jurgen Luttermann, on August 29, 1907. The deceased was born on May 21, 1844 at Warsingsfehn, Ostfriesland, Germany and reached an age of almost 63 years. In 1870 he entered into marriage with Geske (Kettwich). This marriage was blessed with 8 sons and 3 daughters. A daughter preceded the father in death.
During the years of their marriage they immigrated to America and lived in Grundy County, Iowa. The burial took place on Sept 2 from the Reformed Church of Wellsburg with many in attendance. He was a member of that church and served as an Elder from its founding until his death. Pastor J.G. Thelken preached the funeral sermon on Hebrews 9:27-28.
In the quiet hope that he has found peace at last we, the survivors, bring this notice. His widow, 1 children, a son in law, 2 daughters in law, 9 grandchildren and a brother. Wellsburg, Iowa
A Pioneer Resident Gone
Juergen Lutterman Passes Away At His Home Thursday Eve.
37 Years In County
Was Born In The Village Of Warsignfehn, O. F. Germany. Was 63 Years Old.
It was not with very much surprise but with deepest regret that the news circulated over the community late Thursday evening that Juergen Lutterman was dead. He had been a sufferer for many months and though the anxious relatives and friends were advised some time ago that he was afflicted with that dread disease cancer of the stomach, and that there was practically no hope for his recovery, the ray of hope never left the family until the spirit took its flight at 10 o'clock p.m. and the long weary struggle was at an end.
Juergen Lutterman was born in the village of Warsingfehn, O. F. Germany, May 21, 1844, where in 1870 he was married to Miss Geske Kettwich. The young couple emigrated to American the same year, settling about two miles south of the present home in Shiloh township, Grundy County, where twelve children were born to them, consisting of eight sons and four daughters, eleven of which are now living, a daughter dying in early childhood.
Mr. Lutterman belonged to that class of men, who, after the trail had been blazed, took up the graver responsibility of developing a new country. The first few years were full of hardship and disappointment for the deceased, but his keen insight into the future enabled him to picture a happy competence in after years which fortunately he lived to realize.
He was honest and upright in his business dealing, charitable and forgiving. As a Christian he had been a deacon of the German Reformed church at Wellsburg from the time of its organization in 1897 to the time of his death.
There remains to mourn his loss a wife and eleven children, a brother living at Sibley, Iowa, and nine grandchildren.
Sincerest sympathy is extended to the sorrowing family and relatives in this their sad bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the German Reform church at 1 o'clock p.m. Monday, conducted by Rev. J. G. Thilken, the burial taking place in the Wellsburg cemetery.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 5 September 1907
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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