JANSEN, Wiegert 1853-1930
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Date: 10/15/2012 at 20:24:45
Wiegert Johnson, Holland Native Died At Ackley
Ackley--The funeral of Wiegert Johnson, who died Sunday at the home of a son, John, north of here was conducted Tuesday. The funeral service was held from the Westfriesland church, Rev. Henry Johnson, assisted by Rev. Seybold of the St. John's church officiating. Burial was in the church yard.
Mr. Johnson was born in Holland on Feb. 9, 77 years ago. He came to the United States 27 years ago. Survivors are the son with whom he lived, two other sons and two daughters: Emmo, Shell Rock; Jans, Cedar Falls, Mrs. John Eising, Wilmot, Minn. and Mrs. Anna Kwant, in Holland.
--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 26 February 1930
Old Resident Dead
Wiegert Johnson, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, his son, north of Ackley, passed away following a comparatively short illness last Saturday, in his 77th year. He was born February 9, 1855.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at West Friesland German Presbyterian church, two miles southeast of Ackley, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Henry Johnson. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 27 February 1930, pg 1
Mr. Wiegert Jansen was born Feb. 9, 1853 in New Verte, Holland, and died Feb. 23, 1930 at the home of his son John, north of Ackley. United in marriage with Hilda Sportel in 1874 they came to America in 1903; the family making their home here in the vicinity of Ackley. Nine children were born to them, three of whom died in early infancy; one daughter, Henrietta, died at the age of 21 years. Mrs. Jansen passed away in 1909.
In 1923 Mr. Jansen sought to make his home with his children and after spending a short period with his daughter at Rushmore, Minn., he came to Ackley to remain with his son John, who with his wife sought to minister to him and to give him a home in his declining years. This was not an easy task but they feel rewarded by the words of gratitude that fell from the father's lips just before he died. He attained an age of 77 years and 14 days.
There remain to mourn his demise his five children: Mrs. Anna Kwant of Holland; Emmo of Shell Rock, Iowa; Mrs. Grace Elsing of Rushmore, Minn.; Jans of Cedar Falls, John of Ackley, also twenty-nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 25th by Rev. H. Johnson and Rev. E. Seybold at the Johnson residence and by the Rev. H. Johnson in the Westfreisland Presbyterian church east of Ackley. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 6 March 1930, pg 8
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