WIEGMAN, Henry 1836-1922
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/11/2012 at 13:46:10
Old Resident Passes Away
Henry Wiegman, an old resident of this section, died Friday night, June 9th, aged 86 years, one month and nine days.
The cause of death was the infirmities attendant upon old age, with cancer of the lower intestines as a contributary complication.
Mr. Wiegman was able to be about more or less until about a week before his death, when he took to his bed from which he never arose.
The pall bearers were:
H. G. Geerdes
W. A. Meyer
Harm Rust, Sr.
Heye Boomgaarden, Sr.
Services were held in the open air at the home in Wellsburg at one o'clock. Rev. Carl Heinrich of the Lutheran church northeast of Wellsburg officiating. He was assisted by Rev. C. Holtrop of the Wellsburg English Speaking Christian Reformed church.
Services were held later at the Lutheran church, northeast of Wellsburg and interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The church was filled with old friends and neighbors, gathered to pay their last respects to the aged man.
The floral offerings were especially abundant and beautiful.
The funeral arrangements were in charge of the John Doyen undertaking establishment at Wellsburg.
Henry Wiegman was born in Westphelia province, Germany, April 29th, 1836, being 86 years, one month and nine days old at the time of his death.
He came to American more than fifty years ago, settling first in New York state, coming to Iowa about forty-five years ago, living in Pleasant Valley and Shiloh townships and also for a time in Butler county. He retired from farming about twelve years ago, since when he has lived in Wellsburg, making his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Kelley.
He leaves two sons and two daughters and fourteen grandchildren to mourn his loss. The sons are Willie Wiegman of Parkersburg and Conrad Wiegman of Bristow and the daughters are Mrs. Emanuel Paul of E?, S. D., and Mrs. J. H. Kelley of Wellsburg.
He also leaves two step-sons, Henry Finke of Bristow and John Finke of Wellsburg and one step-daughter, Mrs. Harm Kramer of Allison.
Mr. Wiegman was a man of industrious habits, working around the garden even late advanced years. He was a great reader of the Bible and a member of the Lutheran church. He leaves to his descendants, to his fellowman, a record of a memory of honest manhood and kindly help to all he had dealings with.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to return our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the death and burial of our beloved father. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kelley and family
The Wiegman and Finke families
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 14 June 1922
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