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DENEUI, Frauke 1840-1914

DENEUI, WIENENGA

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/3/2013 at 17:44:10

Mrs. DeNeui died at her home five miles northwest of Wellsburg Wednesday morning at the age of 73. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 April 1914, pg 1

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Death Of A Pioneer Resident

In the death of Mrs. Johann DeNeui Grundy county loses another of its early residents. In fact at the time of Mrs. DeNeui's death, she and her husband shared the distinction of having resided longer in Grundy county than any other couple who are now living. Forty-nine years is a long time. That takes us back to the year that the War of the Rebellion closed. When this couple came here there were few families ahead of them. Nearly all of the county was raw prairie. It was not a promising place to make a home. But the DeNeui family came here prepared to withstand the hardships of pioneer life and conditions never became bad enough to cause them to waver in their determination to remain here and to do their share in the development and up-building of the county.

Though on account of advanced age, Mrs. DeNeui's health for the past year hadn't been good, her death was not looked for as suddenly as it came. She was up Wednesday morning to look after her usual household duties and she died before she could be taken to her bed.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Theilken were held at the Wellsburg church Saturday afternoon and the large new building was comfortably filled with the friends of the deceased.

Obituary
Mrs. Johannes DeNeui whose maiden name was Frauke Wienenga was born in Weinermoor, Ostfriesland on the 16th day of September 1840, and past away at her home April 8, 1914.

She was married to J. DeNeui on April 9th, 1865, and soon after left Germany and came to Iowa on the 22nd day of May 1865. Locating at Ivans Grove, which had about 10 population and no railroad which is now called Ackley. In 1866 they bought a farm five miles northwest of Wellsburg, and moved on it the same year, and lived there until her death.

Besides her husband she is survived by five children, one daughter Mrs. H. E. Kuper and four sons Martin, Joh, Dirk and Bert and 29 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Out of the county parties present at the funeral were Ralph Geerdes and wife from Germania and F. Kruse, from Miller, Ia.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 April 1914, pg 1

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Mrs. Johannes De Neui whose maiden name was Frauke Wienenga, was born in Weinermoor, East Friesland, on the 16th day of September, 1840, and passed away at her home April 8, 1914.

She was married to J. DeNeui on April 9th, 1865, and soon after left Germany and came to Iowa on the 22nd day of May 1865. Locating at Ivans Grove, which had about ten population and no railroad which is now called Ackley. In 1866 they bought a farm five miles northwest of Wellsburg, and moved on it the same year, and lived there until her death.

Besides her husband she is survived by five children, one daughter, Mrs. H. E. Kuper and four sons, Martin, Joe, Dirk, and Bert and 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Theilken were held at the Wellsburg church.

--The Ackley World (Ackley, Iowa), 22 April 1914


 

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