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HENRICKS, H. 1861-1944


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/13/2010 at 18:54:01

H. Henricks Dies At Hospital

Henry Henricks died about five o'clock Friday afternoon at the Eldora hospital from old age and complications. He was 83 years old. He had been in failing health the past two years. Because of his declining health he closed his home in Grundy Center two months ago and went to Wellsburg to make his home with his son, Henry Jr.

Funeral services were held at the Engelkes funeral home at Grundy Center Monday afternoon and later at Bethany Presbyterian church. Rev. F. J. Langenberg was in charge of the service. Burial was by the side of the wife in the St. Paul's Lutheran church cemetery in Shiloh township.

Mr. Henricks was a native of Germany. He was born in that country Nov. 13, 1861. In 1887 he came to this country and to Grundy county, and for seven years was employed on farms in the vicinity of Wellsburg. In 1895 he returned to Germany where he was married to Agatha Janssen. Shortly after their marriage the couple came to Grundy county and made their home on a farm six miles northeast of Wellsburg where they lived a few years, after which they moved to a farm six miles west of Grundy Center where they lived until 1920 when they moved to Grundy Center. Mrs. Henricks died in December 1921. Following the death of his wife he lived alone in Grundy Center up to two months ago.

Surviving are two sons and two daughters. The sons are E. H. living southwest of Grundy Center, and Henry living in Wellsburg. The daughters are Mrs. Klaus Smid, Waucoma, Iowa, and Mrs. Homer Overstreet, Kirksville, Mo.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for the beautiful flowers, lovely music, and kind assistance during the illness and death of our dear father and grandfather. We especially wish to thank Rev. Langenberg for his words of comfort, which were so helpful during the past year and during his recent illness. -- Mr. and Mrs. Elka Henricks and family, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. Klaus Smid and family, Waucoma, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henricks and daughter, Wellsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Overstreet and family, Kirksville, Mo.

--unknown newspaper 17 August 1944


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