MULLER, Hans 1874-1950
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2011 at 21:15:51
Hans Muller, a longtime resident of Colfax Township, died in the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo at 9:20 Sunday evening. He was taken to the hospital last Friday. He contracted pneumonia about 12 weeks ago, from which he was unable to recover and he continued to get weaker until the end came. He would have been 76 years old in April.
Was Native of Germany
Mr. Muller was born in Ditzummer Verlaat, Ostfriesland, Germany, April 26, 1874. In the spring of 1891 he came to America with other members of his family. They located on a farm in the northwest part of Grundy county. On Jan 24, 1910, Hans Muller and Sobena Raske were married at Jeffers, Minn. After their marriage they began making their home on a farm in Colfax township and that was their home continually. Their farm is 3 1/2 miles west of Holland, where their only child and daughter, Mrs. Matthew Loger, and family have been living with the parents to help in the home and in the operation of the farm. Mr. Muller has been held in high regard by his neighbors and others who knew him and news of his death was heard by them with deep regret.
Funeral Services Thursday
Funeral service will be held at the home at one o'clock Thursday and at 1:30 at the Colfax Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church. The services will be conducted by Rev. George Swalve.
Surviving are the wife and the daughter, Mrs. Matthew Loger, and one granddaughter. There are 4 half-brothers. They are Richard Tack, Wellsburg; William Tack, Holland; and Phillip and Weyo Tack, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 January 1950, pg 16
Funeral Services For Hans Muller
Funeral services were held for Hans Muller last Thursday afternoon at Colfax Center Presbyterian church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. George Swalve officiated, using as his text 2 Cor. 5-1.
Music was by the church quartet, Samuel Rust, Alvin Smit, Klaus Kruger and Elmer Dieken, "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "Going Down the Valley." A solo, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" was rendered by Alvin Smit. Mae Engelkes was organist.
Pallbearers were the deceased's nephews: Ben and Hans Muller, Harvey Tack, Bernard Buskohl, Marvin Tack and Raymond VanDeest. Mr. and Mrs. John Graves and Mrs. Alvin Hook were on the flower committee.
Due to the severely cold weather, some were unable to attend the services and many relatives from Minnesota and South Dakota were unable to get here because of even more severe weather conditions in those states.
In attendance from out of the state were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Raske and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Raske, Corvuso, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Raske, Raymond, Minn., Mrs. Martin Molanaar and Henry Raske, both of Renville, Minn.; Mrs. LaVerne Murray, Beloit, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. C. T. MacArthur and sons from Chicago.
Hans Muller, son of Ben and Altje Muller was born Apr. 26, 1874, at Dizumer Verlaat, Ostfriesland, Germany. He came to America with his brother Sievert on Apr. 1, 1891, arriving at Aplington, Iowa.
On Jan. 24, 1910, he entered into the holy bond of wedlock with Sobena Raske at Jeffers, Minn. All their married life was spent in this and surrounding community. For the past eight years they have lived in retirement on their farm near Holland, making their home with their only daughter and her family. He became a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church on the 16th of December, 1928.
Approximately 12 weeks ago the departed contracted pleurisy, but after a short time seemed to recover. Many relapses took place and after his last relapse on Jan. 9 he steadily grew weaker. On the 20th of this month it was deemed advisable that he should be taken to the hospital in hopes that something might be done for him. The departed was taken to the Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo that same day. However, all medical aid was unsuccessful and on Sunday evening, Jan. 22, at 9:20 our Heavenly Father called him to his reward. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Phillip Tack, one brother, Sievert, and one grandson.
Mr. Muller attained the age of 75 years, 8 months, 22 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, his grief stricken wife, his daughter, Alene, one son-in-law, Matthew Loger and one granddaughter, Sandra. Also four half-brothers: Richard Tack, Wellsburg, William Tack, Holland, and Phillip and Wejo Tack, both of Grundy Center, besides a host of relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 February 1950, pg 11
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