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WUMKES, John 1870-1897


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/2/2011 at 21:24:44

John Wumkes was born in Grundy county, Iowa, August 13, 1870. He was united in marriage to Miss Ella Sterenberg November 3, 1892. He moved from this county with his family to Davis, S. D., in 1893, where he resided till his death October 2, 1897. He leaves his wife and a child four months old, and four brothers to mourn his demise. He was a kind and devoted companion in life and an affectionate brother, and will be greatly missed by those he loved. His remains were brought to Grundy Center where the funeral was conducted from the home of R. Sterenberg, at one o'clock p.m., October 5th, Revs. Jordan of this city and Saalborn of Holland, officiating. The Woodmen order of this place and of Morrison took charge of the remains at the cemetery. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends in their sorrow.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1897


John Wumkes was born on the George Wells farm August 10, 1870, and died at Davis, South Dakota Oct. 2, 1897 of abdominal typhoid.

Mr. Wumkes was stricken down in his strong young manhood. He was well known in this vicinity, having recently left for South Dakota. The bereaved wife is a daughter of R. Sterenberg. He was a prime favorite with his companions and a member of the Reform church.

The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodman of America and when the remains arrived on Monday night's train, they were cared for by a delegation from that lodge at this place, who also assisted at the funeral services. At one o'clock friends and relatives of deceased assembled at the home of Mr. R. Sterenberg, where Rev. Saalbarn and Rev. Jordan of this place conducted appropriate services. The remains were laid to rest at Rose Hill cemetery. The sympathy of many friends is extended the stricken wife with her fatherless little child. May she find comfort.

--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1897, pg 5


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