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FINGER, Frank 1864-1939


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/28/2012 at 15:23:39

Injuries To Retired Ackley Farmer Fatal

Frank Finger, 75, retired Ackley farmer, died at 4 a.m. Monday in the Iowa Falls hospital of injuries suffered Thursday when he was caught in the sickle of a grain binder as the team of horses bolted and ran.

Mr. Finger had gone to the field to take a lunch to his son Henry, with whom he made his home, three miles southeast of Ackley and attempted to remove some morning glories that had clogged the sickle when the team suddenly became frightened. The aged man was thrown in front of the sickle which severed his right leg below the knee. He also was badly lacerated and badly bruised on various parts of his body and suffered great pain.

Mr. Finger was born February 25, 1864, at Kankakee, Illinois, and came to the Ackley community with his parents when he was eight years old. He married Miss Peterje Zwagermann in 1887 and she died May 21, 1913. He is survived by six daughters and five sons, Mrs. John Van Eschen, Gertrude Finger, Mrs. Will Huebner, Mrs. Herman DeVries, Edward, Richard and Henry Finger, all of Ackley, Mrs. John Lindaman of Wellsburg, Mrs. John Kannegeiter of Buck Grove, Peter Finger of Waterloo, Fred of Wall Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Peter Zwakermann of Orange City, Mrs. Conrad Aggen of Wittenburg, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Rose VanLengen of Melbourne, Florida; 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his son Henry, and at 1:30 at the Westfriesland Presbyterian church three miles southeast of Ackley by the Rev. Henry Johnson. Interment was made in the Westfriesland cemetery.

--Wellsburg Herald and The Grundy County Spokesman (Wellsburg, Iowa), 19 July 1939


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