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ULFERS, Etta 1883-1918


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/28/2013 at 16:56:38

Death Of Mrs. Harry Ulfers

Passes Away at Family Home, Thursday, June 6

The sympathy of a large circle of friends of the Henry Ulfers family went out to the bereaved ones last Friday, when the death of the wife and mother became known. The patient began to sink visibly after an illness of several weeks, though she had not been well for a longer period of time.

She was in her 35th year and is survived by her husband and four daughters, the oldest of whom is thirteen years.

Etta Ludemann Ulfers was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jans Ludemann, born in German township Grundy county, Jan. 1, 1883, and died at the family home in Butler county, one mile northeast of Ackley, Thursday, June 6th. She received her early instruction in the little district school where she was a bright student. The religious training administered by her parents in the home, reinforced by the lessons of the East Friesland Presbyterian church, of which she became a member early in life, was both strict and thorough. The correct moral code tutored into her early life was faithfully taught to her children in her own home, and was exemplary in every way.

Mrs. Ulfers performed the duties of mother to two generations, her own mother having passed away when a large family of children were still small and tender in years. The older sisters married early in life, leaving the younger daughter to keep house for a time and look after the younger brothers. After these had been provided for by the advent of a foster mother, who completed the work of rearing and training, she became the wife of Mr. Henry Ulfers, Jan. 22, 1903, and for fifteen years they shared the pleasures and the burdens of life.

Besides the immediate family she leaves her father, Jans Ludemann, of Aplington, and wife; the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. Ibe Kannegieter of Grundy county; Mrs. Harry Kannegieter, Mrs. John Neuberger, and Mrs. Herman Deters, of Willow Lake, South Dakota; Fred Ludemann of Grundy county; Jans Ludemann of Cleves, Sander Ludemann, lately enlisted in the U.S. service.

The funeral services Monday were presided over by Rev. Agena of the West Friesland church, who preached in German, and Rev. E. Seybold, who preached in English, in the presence of relatives and friends who came to tender this last tribute of respect to the deceased. The body was laid to rest in the little cemetery adjoining the church not far from the family home.

--The Ackley World Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 13 June 1918


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