WICKERS, Berend 1828-1916
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2012 at 20:31:28
Berend Wickers was born in Osterhuis, Ostfriesland, on Jan. 26th, 1828 and died at the home of his daughter, J. H. Petersen at Beaver Center on April 4, 1916, attaining the age of 88 years, 2 months and 9 days.
The deceased passed away very suddenly and unexpected, he had enjoyed his afternoon luncheon with the rest of the family in his usual good health, where upon he stepped out doors and not returning as usual, they went and looked for him and found him dead.
The deceased was united in marriage to Ella Janssen, who preceded him on October 17, 1901, this union was blessed with four children one son W. Wickers and two daughters, Mrs. Jans D. Dirks and Mrs. J. H. Petersen of this township survive him, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Hessenius died on Nov. 20, 1897.
The family came to America in the year of 1868 and have since resided in this township.
He leaves 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Siemsen were held Saturday afternoon and interment made in the family lot adjoining the church.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 April 1916, pg 6
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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