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LUDEMANN, Jans 1892-1942


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/30/2012 at 16:32:36

J. J. Ludemann Laid To Rest

Local Banker Passed Away Thursday; Funeral Saturday At Eastfriesland Church

Deceased Was Well Known In This Community; Active In Church And Business Circles

J. J. Ludemannn, whose condition was reported in last week's Herald as being critical, died Thursday at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown.

The funeral services were held at the home and at the Eastfriesland church northwest of Wellsburg on Saturday, February 7. There was a very large attendance despite the bad condition of the roads and the cold weather.

The community has suffered a distinct loss in the death of Mr. Ludemann, whose activities in the business, social and church circles of the town have been very helpful ever since his coming here from Cleves where he was living when the Cleves bank was brought here as the organization of the Wellsburg bank was completed.

Mr. Ludemann has been vice-president of the bank ever since its organization.

As an active member of the Second Christian Reformed church, to which he transferred his membership from the Eastfriesland church of northwest German township, which he joined in his youth, Mr. Ludemann was highly esteemed by his fellow-workers in the church. He was especially active and much interested in the activities of the Boy Scouts and gave very freely of his time and money, and the use of his care for the benefit of the boys of the troop here.

The following poem on a bookmark in Mr. Ludemann's Bible is suggestive of his life.
Be strong
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift
We have hard work to do and loads to lift
Shun not the struggle--fact it, 'tis God's gift.
Be strong
Say not the days are evil--who's to blame?
And fold the hands and ecquiesce; O shame.
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name.
Be strong
It matters not how deep intrencher the wrong--
How hard the battle goes--the day how long--
Faint not. Fight on. Tomorrow comes the song.
--Malthie D. Babcock

Pallbearers at the funeral were Henry Janssen, John Ludemann, Andrew Kruse, Joseph Knock, Henry Kannegeiter, John Kannegeiter.

The services were in charge of Rev. R. H. Haan and Rev. C. F. Siemsen.

Burial was made in the cemetery of the Eastfriesland church.

Jans Johann Ludemann was born in German township on March 11, 1892 and was baptised in this church on April 3, 1892 and made his profession of faith in this church on February 8th, 1908. He was a member of this congregation until he moved to Wellsburg in 1935, where he joined the Second Christian Reformed church and served both as elder and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Ludemann also served the Eastfriesland Presbyterian church as Sunday school teacher, deacon and trustee for a number of years.

In the year 1913 he was married to Bessie Henrichs. To this union where born three children, Naomi and Lois, both of Honolulu, Hawaii, and John Mark. Mrs. Ludemann died January 29, 1936.

On June 25, 1938 Mr. Ludemann was united in marriage to Miss Doris Brown of Wyoming, Iowa.

Four sisters preceded Mr. Ludemann in death.

There remain to mourn his passing his beloved wife, two daughters, one son, two brothers Fred of Ackley and Sander of LeRoy, Minnesota; two sisters, Mrs. H. T. Deters of Hope, Missouri, and Mrs. Ibe Kannegieter of Ackley, and many other relatives and friends.

Among those present at the funeral were the following relatives and friends:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludemann, Mr. and Mrs. Sander Ludemann, Marjorie and Harold of LeRoy, Minn., Mrs. Herman Deters, Hope, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Kannegeiter, Ackley, Mr. and Mrs. S. Janssen, Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Knock, Grundy Center, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Hinrichs of Hampton, Rev. and Mrs. John A. Ludemann, Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janssen, Steamboat Rock, Andrew Hinrichs, Cleves, Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond, Kanawha, Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Humboldt, Joseph Knock, Creston, Andrew Kruse, Kansas City, Mo., Miss Alice Brown, New Haven, Conn., Mrs. A. A. Eggleston, Burlington.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinrichs and son, George and wife of Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hinrichs and daughter, Delores, of Claremont, S. Dak.; Harry Kannegieter and sons, Arthur and John, of Willow Lake, S. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hinders, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Martin, Rev. Cornelius Abbas and sister, Mrs. George Ludemann of Mountain Lake, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wessels and Mrs. George Ludemann, Sr., of Cedar Falls; Albert Kruse and son, Duane and George Hinrichs of Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Allen of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hoffman, Miss Elva Hoffman and Mrs. Helen Newell of Martelle, Ia.

A group of bankers and Attorney Soper from Eldora and many other friends from Steamboat Rock and the Cleves community.

Card of Thanks
We wish through The Herald to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to those who so kindly assisted us during the illness, death and burial of our beloved husband, father and brother; to the ministers, the musicians, for the gifts of the beautiful flowers, for the user of the cars furnished, and to the Willing Workers for the thoughtful and kindly furnishing of refreshments at the church. For all these services and kindnesses you have rendered we will ever be grateful and appreciative. May God bless you all.
Mrs. J. J. Ludemann,
Naomi Ludemann Fixter,
Lois Ludemann,
John Mark Ludemann,
The Brothers and Sisters

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 11 February 1942


Jans J. Ludemann Died Thursday Morning, Feb. 5

Had Been Seriously Ill, but Death Was Unexpected

Born in German Township in 1892; Lived Through the Years in Cleves, Ackley and Wellsburg

Death came to Jans J. Ludemann in Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown Tuesday morning, February 5th. Announcement that he was seriously, critically ill, came as a surprise and shock to friends, many of whom had not known until a few days before his death, that he was a patient in the hospital; that his condition was deemed serious, even critical.

Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ludemann, who were among the earlier residents of North Grundy county; he was reared in the community and attended the little country school (the Heye Boyenga school) four miles south of Ackley. He grew to young manhood there. Alert and ambitious, at the age of 17 years he took a position as assistant cashier in a bank at Willow Lake, South Dakota, later returning to his home here. For a time he was employed in a bank at Parkersburg. When the Cleves Savings Bank was organized, he became cashier and was so engaged until a few years ago, when the bank at Wellsburg was re-organized and the Cleves Savings bank became a part of that institution. He was vice-president of the Wellsburg bank at the time of his death.

October 15, 1913, he was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Hinrichs. The union was blessed with three children, Naomi Josephine (now Mrs. Fixter), Lois Evelyn, and John Mark. The two daughters went to Honolulu several years ago, and since then have lived there. The son remained at home. Mrs. Ludemann's death occurred January 29, 1936. In June of '38 he was united in marriage to Miss Doris Brown, of Wyoming, Iowa. She, with his two daughters and son, survive; also his two brothers, Fred, resident of Ackley, and Sander, living at LeRoy, Minnesota; also his two sisters, Mrs. Eible Kannegieter, of Ackley, and Mrs. H. T. Deters of Pershing, Missouri. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon last in the family home at Wellsburg, and later in the East Friesland Presbyterian church, in German township. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Services were conducted by Rev. R. H. DeHaan of the Wellsburg church, assisted by Rev. C. F. Siemsen, pastor of East Friesland church. Pallbearers were six nephews, Henry Janssen, John Ludemann, Andrew Kruse, Joseph Knock, Henry Kannegieter and John Kannegieter. The services were largely attended by relatives and friends who had known him through the years, evidencing the respect and esteem in which he was held. Floral offerings were profuse.

Relatives from a distance who came to attend the funeral were: Harry, John and Arthur Kannegieter, of Willow Lake, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinrichs, and Mr. and Mrs. George Hinrichs, of Britt, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hinrichs and daughter, of Clara City, Minnesota.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 12 February 1942, pg 1


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