BERENDS, Elzo 1876-1947
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/12/2011 at 21:15:05
Elzo Berends Died Sunday
Elzo Berends died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown at 5:20 Sunday afternoon. He had been in failing health for more than a year from a heart ailment. He had been a patient in the hospital about ten weeks before his death.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Reformed church. Rev. Edw. Jurgens conducted the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Elzo Berends was a native of Germany where he was born 70 years ago. He came to this country and to Grundy county as a young man and for many years he was employed on the Odie Olthoff farm. He never married. His sister, Mrs. John Niehaus, died at Grundy Center a few years ago. Only survivors are nephews and nieces.
He retired from the farm about ten years ago and after that time made his home in Wellsburg.
--Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 October 1947
Elso Berends was born May 15, 1876, in Ostfriesland, Germany. There in the land of his birth he grew to manhood, obtaining his secular and religious training. As a young man he immigrated to the United States and settled and spent the rest of his life near and in Wellsburg. He never married. He always worked as a farm laborer until about six years ago when he moved to Wellsburg and where he lived to the time of his death.
All his life he enjoyed good health until the last few years when complications of heart trouble and uremic poisoning developed. The past several months he was in care of the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown for treatment and medical attention. He passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 28, at 5:20, attaining the age of 71 years, 4 months, 13 days. He was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed church which he joined on May 28, 1922, on confession of faith.
Surviving are his brother-in-law, John Niehaus, the nieces and nephews of his sister, Mrs. John Niehaus, the nieces and nephews of his brother Loert Berends, and the nieces and nephews of Henry Berends. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere appreciation to all those who offered their sympathy and rendered assistance during the illness and when death called our beloved uncle, Elso Berends, and to the minister for his comforting message
The Nieces and Nephews.
--Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1947
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