DENEUI, Marten 1868-1955
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/16/2012 at 00:04:44
Funeral Services For Marten deNeui Held Tuesday
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at the James deNeui home east of Wellsburg and later at the Second Christian Reformed Church for Marten deNeui who passed away at 12:05 a.m. on January 15, 1955. Rev. John Olthoff assisted by Rev. Dick Harberts of Steamboat Rock officiated at the services.
Interment was made in the Reformed Church cemetery at Wellsburg. Pall bearers were Ernest deNeui, Abe deNeui, Roy deNeui, Sander deNeui, Henry deNeui, and Dick deNeui.
Marten deNeui was born in Grundy County on December 29, 1868 to Mr. and Mrs. Johanas deNeui. He attended rural schools and grew up to manhood in Shiloh Township.
On March 16, 1892 he was married to Englina Oltmans and started farming east of Wellsburg on his father's farm, which he had retained up to the present time.
In 1905 they moved south of Wellsburg on their farm which was purchased from George Wells with whom they associated very closely at that time. On the new place they established a whole new home and followed a farming career till the death of Mrs. deNeui on March 9, 1921. From that time on he made his home with his 4 children. One boy, Thomas died at the age of 4 years in 1899.
For the past six years he was practically bedfast but patient. The last sixteen months of his life he was with his daughter, Mary and family in Steamboat Rock. They took care of him to the best of their ability.
During his life time he saw many changes in this community recalling the building of the Rock Island Railroad through his father's farm and growing up of Wellsburg. Pertaining to farming he saw the change of his father plowing with an ox team to modern tractor farming of this day, of taking wheat and corn to the Grist Mill at Hardin City to be ground for household purposes to the modern elevators and stores; from log school house to the new school being built in Wellsburg now, from cutting timber along the Iowa River and getting coal from the mine at Eldora to modern heating facilities of this age.
He traveled quite extensively in his prime making trips to Old Mexico and most of the south and southwestern states, especially Texas.
He was on the building committees of several buildings, at the school and Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg of which he was a charter member.
He leaves to mourn his 4 children, James of Wellsburg; Theodore of Cedar Falls; Mary Jaspers of Steamboat Rock and Flora Weakland of Ashdown, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother, Bert deNeui of Elmore, Minnesota, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Joh deNeui, and also numerous nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 20 January 1955
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