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MILLER, Edtje 1904-1930


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2012 at 21:54:17

Mrs. Johannes Miller Succumbs to Illness

Death Came Saturday Following Only Few Days Illness

Mrs. Johannes Miller died at her home northeast of Wellsburg Saturday, April 5th, 1930, following a ten-day illness caused by bladder trouble following the birth of a baby girl on March 27th.

The funeral was held Wednesday, April 9, with services in the home and in St. Peter's Lutheran church with burial in the church cemetery.


Mrs. Edtje Dena Miller, nee Vanderwerf, was born, in German township, Grundy county, Iowa, January 7, 1904, and died at her home three and one-half miles northeast of Wellsburg Saturday, April 5, at the age of 26 years, two months and 28 days.

She was united in marriage to Johannes Miller January 7, 1926, and the first child, a daughter, was born March 27, 1930. The couple lived on a farm, north of Ackley for the first year of their wedded life. They then moved to a farm north of Aplington where they lived for two years and they have lived since on their farm northeast of Wellsburg.

The funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the home with further services in the St. Peter's Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. William Hackman of Tripoli officiated, assisted by Rev. C. Heinrich. The services were conducted in German and English. The choir of the church gave the selection "Gone are the Beloved," and "Sometime We'll Understand" was sung by Mrs. Ray Toomsen and Miss Alice Rieken. They also gave a selection in German. Burial was made in St. Peter's cemetery, the following being pallbearers: George Sietsema, John Sietsema, John Peters, Ben Boelman, Ben Aukes, and Arend Arends.

Those surviving are the husband, Johannes Miller and two-week-old baby girl, her mother, Mrs. Casjen Vanderwerf, and five sisters, Mrs. Hattie Boelman, Mrs. Mary Boelman, Mrs. Ida Tjabring, and Ann and Sucela at home and three brothers, Willie of Aplington, Pete, and Casjen and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother John who died June 11, 1928 at the age of 28 and by her father, Casjen Vanderwerf, who died November 20, 1915.

The funeral was conducted in an overflowing church, the great crowds not being able to get through the doors. Many beautiful flowers were presented as a tribute to the deceased.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were Simon Vanderwerf of Parker, South Dakota; Peter Vanderwerf of Springfield, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Vanderwerf and Mrs. William Vanderwerf of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harm Tapper and children of Webster City; Hans Van Heiden of Sheffield; and Mr. and Mrs. Heye Miller of Spencer.

Mrs. Casjen Vanderwerf and Mrs. Jacob Miller, the mother of Johannes Miller, are staying at the Johannes Miller home, taking care of the baby.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the community for the many acts of kindness, rendered to us during the illness and death of our loved one, for the sympathy shown and the many flowers so kindly sent as a last tribute to the deceased.

Johannes Miller
Mrs. C. Vanderwerf and Children

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 9 April 1930


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