KRUGER, Berndina 1849-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2012 at 21:30:47
Mrs. Klaus Kruger Passed Saturday
80-Year-Old Colfax Pioneer Succumbs to Ills of Old Age
One by one the charter members of the Drake Presbyterian church are passing away. Another of those pioneers was summoned to the Great Beyond this week--in the person of Mrs. Klaus Kruger of Colfax township.
Mrs. Kruger was a sufferer for many years with hardening of the arteries, complicated with the ills attendant upon advancing age--she being past 80 years old at the time of her death. Her death took place Saturday, March 22, at the home farm, where she had lived with her son Albert since the death of her husband.
The funeral services were held at the Drake church, of which she was a charter member, and where she was most highly respected as a consistent, sincere member of the congregation. Rev. John E. Drake conducted the funeral ceremonies, which were largely attended by those paying their last respects to the aged lady.
The deceased is survived by four sons--Christ of Stout, Henry of Grundy Center, and Berend and Albert, living near Holland, besides 37 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The six pall bearers were all grandsons of the deceased.
Berndina Kruger, nee Groenhagen, was born August 28th, 1849 in Sickwerun, Netherland, and died March 22, 1930, aged 80 years, 6 moths and 24 days. In her 6th year she with her parents came to this country, settling near Forreston, Illinois. Here in 1866 she was united in marriage with Mr. Klaus Kruger. This union was blessed with 9 children, 7 sons and 2 daughters, 5 of whom preceded her in death. Fifty-nine years ago they came to Grundy county, Iowa and purchased the farm on which they lived until their end. Her husband died in 1912 and from that time on she lived with her youngest son on the home place. She was a charter member of the Colfax Presbyterian church, where she was held in high esteem.
She suffered for many years but she bore her trials with Christian submission. She desired to pass on and her wish was fulfilled last Saturday, March 22.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 26 March 1930
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