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LINDAMAN, Berend B. 1866-1930


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2012 at 18:59:19

B. B. Lindaman Dies From Attack of Cancer

B. B. Lindaman passed away at his home at Aplington Sunday morning at the age of 63 years, following an illness of about a year and a half of pneumonia, followed by cancer from which he suffered a great deal for over a half year. Funeral services were held today (Thursday), conducted by Rev. Dr. Schnucker of the Aplington Reformed church and Rev. F. W. Engelke, at the home at one o'clock, and at the church at 1:30. Interment was at the cemetery of the Engelke church in German township.

The deceased was a brother of H. Lindaman and William Lindaman of Wellsburg.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 19 March 1930


B. B. Lindaman Died Suddenly

Early Grundy Resident Passed Away After Long Illness

B. B. Lindaman died at his home in Aplington at seven o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of nearly a year with carcinoma. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at Aplington with the local pastor, Rev. Schnucker, in charge, assisted by Rev. Engelke, pastor of the Presbyterian church in German township. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the Rev. Engelke church.

Mr. Lindaman was born July 19, 1866 at Forreston, Ill. He came with his parents to German township, Grundy county, when he was two years old, and lived there until about ten years ago when he left his farm and moved to Aplington. He is survived by his wife, one adopted daughter, Mrs. George Hayenga from Wellsburg, and two brothers, Henricus and Will, of Wellsburg. He was 63 years old.

The pallbearers are his nephews, Rev. B. W. Lindaman of Lytton, Ben John of Bristow, Henry H. Lindaman of Aplington, Ben H. Lindaman, Ben J. Lindaman and John Groeneveld of Wellsburg.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1930, pg 1


Berend B. Lindaman was born July 19, 1866, near Forreston, Ill. and departed this life last Sunday morning, March 16, at an age of 63 years, 7 months and 25 days.

In his earliest childhood his parents came to Iowa settling in German township, Grundy County. Here the boy was no stranger to the hardships of pioneer days. He not only spent his boyhood days on the parental farm, but it has practically been his home all his life.

On March 14, 1894 he was married to Nantine Groeneveld, but the satisfaction of having children of their own was not granted them. However, when a niece of theirs, Tena Gronevold, in her baby hood, lost her mother, the Lindamans received her into their home and raised her and loved her as their own daughter. Since about ten years she and her husband, George Hayenga, are living on and working the old home farm.

April 9, 1910, Berend Lindaman had to pass through the deep waters of sorrow, the Lord removing from his side his beloved wife, who for 16 years had shared with him the joys and tribulations that beset us mortals in this life. This loss was hardly bearable for him.

After a few years the Lord God remembered His lonesome servant and brought to him a second wife in Miss Etta Zindler, the daughter of Rev. G. Zindler, with whom he was joined in holy wedlock on January 10, 1912, and with whom he spent eighteen years of his happiest life. They were of one mind and with rare devotion and infinite patience and care did she serve her husband, especially during his last and extended terrible illness. Nor was the joy of having children granted to them.

About ten years ago the two retired from the farm and moved to Aplington. Here was to be spent their life's sunset in rest and comfort. Here they would await the summons of the Lord. Here was to be the point of departure for the heavenly home.

Until about a year and a half ago Berend Lindaman was always considered a man of good health. But all of life's physical benefits cannot be granted to every mortal, nor to him. The signs of the dreaded disease of cancer showed its self. For a time there was seemingly good hope for recovery. But it was not to be. In the face of the greatest care and efficient nursing by his devoted wife, the skill of a number of medical men, and the brave fight he was waging for his life since last October, his life's sun went down. Untold pain was his lot towards the last, but he bore it in Christian fortitude, and was satisfied with whatever the Father would lay upon him. It was a boon to him, for which he was very grateful, that the last day was conscious, peaceful, painless. Praising the Savior, who had redeemed and accepted him, his soul took wings Sunday morning, and is now seeing his Redeemer face to face.

Mr. Lindeman is survived and mourned by his widow, Etta, by his adopted daughter, Tena, and her husband, George Hayenga, by two brothers Henricus and William, both of Wellsburg, and his aged Father-in-Law, Rev. G. Zindler, whom he loved and honored like a natural son. There are also many other relatives who will mourn his departure for some time.

Berend Lindeman is no longer in our circle of the living. We will miss him greatly. We have learned to know him as a man of excellent qualities, honored by the older folk and loved by the children on the street. His sunny nature made him beloved by rich and by poor.

And what of his spiritual life? It was contrary to his desire that much should be made and said about him. His nature was too humble for that. Still, this much must be said as a testimony to his christian life: his mind was of a christlike character, his love for God's word and the church were great. In the great school of suffering he had learned how to trust in the Savior in all things. No matter what came upon him his expression was "It is well," and when in his suffering doubts would arise (and they came even a few days before his death) he would comfort himself by singing a hymn and by saying "He will not reject me. He has accepted me. I am his child! Blessed knowledge, I am his child!"

The funeral services were held in the local Reformed church, of which he was a faithful attendant. Very rarely has Apington seen so large a gathering of mourners as crowded into the church. Dr. Schnucker, his pastor conducted the services and preached the English sermon, while Rev. Engelke of the Presbyterian Eastfriesland church near Ackley spoke in German. They were assisted by Rev. H. Lohr and Rev. Wm. Landsiedel. Burial took place in the family lot at the cemetery of the Eastfriesland church.

--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 26 March 1930


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