TERBEEK, Sam 1854-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2012 at 21:39:55
Sam TerBeek was born January 12, 1854 at Griemersum, Germany, and died October 24, 1927, at the home of his sons, John and Sam TerBeek, one mile west of Buffalo Center. He came to America in 1882 and that same year was united in marriage with Miss Janken Margretta Maas. They located on a farm in Grundy county, Iowa, where they resided for many years and in 1912 came with their family to Buffalo Center. They tenanted a farm south of town. Mrs. TerBeek passed away that same year and since then Mr. TerBeek made his home with his sons. A number of years ago he purchased the farm west of town and made that his home until the time of his death.
The deceased was educated in the public schools of Germany and served there eight years as a sailor, three years in the marines and one year as diver in New York. He was awarded a medal for bravery in saving the lives of 500 soldiers when the powder plant caught fire while serving in the marines.
Mr. TerBeek was a desirable neighbor, a helpful companion, and will be missed in the home and community. To mourn his death he leaves four daughter, Mrs. Wm. Stam, Ledyard; Mrs. Joe Stenblock, Buffalo Center; Mrs. Ed. Johnson, Thompson; Mrs. Ubbe Berg, Bricelyn, Minn., and two sons, John and Sam TerBeek at home, other relatives and a host of friends.
One daughter, Mrs. Andrew Everding, preceded him in death last December.
Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational church by Rev. J. H. Schoen and Rev. Alec Russell and interment made in Graceland cemetery. The following relatives from Wellsburg attended the funeral: Mrs. and Mrs. John Maas, Henry Maas and Mrs. Henry Ascher.
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
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