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KNOCK, Lena 1851-1929


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/3/2013 at 13:37:21

Mrs. Lena Knock Is Laid To Rest

Mrs. Lena Knock passed away at her home in Colfax township Sunday morning, April 21. Cause of death was bronchial trouble, which she contracted about a month ago.

Mrs. Knock (nee Huendling) was born in Holte, Ostfriesland, Germany, June 23, 1851. She came to America with her parents in 1869 and settled in Freeport, Ill. The family moved to Dubuque later. From there, in 1878, they came to Grundy county.

She married Harm Knock in 1880 in Colfax township, to which union were born four children. Two daughters preceded her in death, and two sons, George and Ontje, survive. Her husband died in 1889.

Except for ten years when she lived in Grundy Center she lived on the old home place north of Drake's church. She was 77 years old at the time of her death.

She is survived by her two sons, George and Ontje; two step-sons, Nicholas, of Davis, S.D., and Harm, of Centerville, Minn.; one brother, Rev. L. Huendling of Breda; and five grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday at Drake's church, with Rev. Drake in charge. The sermon was preached from a text selected by the deceased, Psalm 16:16, "The lines are fallen unto me; yes, I have a goodly heritage."

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 24 April 1929


Mrs. Lena Knock

Mrs. Lena Knock died at the home of her son, Ontje Knock, in Colfax township at four o'clock Sunday morning. She had been sick about a month with stomach trouble. The past two weeks she was confined to her bed continually.

Funeral services were held at the home of Ontje Knock at one o'clock and later at the Colfax township Presbyterian church with the local pastor, Rev. J. E. Drake, officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Colfax Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Knock was 77 years old. She was born in Eastfriesland, Germany. She was 17 years old when she came to this country with her family. The family resided at Dubuque for a year after which they came to Grundy county where Mrs. Knock resided continuously for fifty-nine years. The family moved on a farm in Colfax township after coming to this county. They owned the farm on which Drake's church now stands.

Mrs. Knock's husband, Harm Knock, who was a veteran of the Civil war, died forty years ago. The family continued to reside on the farm after the death of the husband and father. Twelve years ago Mrs. Knock and her daughter moved to Grundy Center. Three years ago Mrs. Knock gave up her home there and went to make her home with her son, Ontje.

Mrs. Knock was the mother of four children, there being sons and one a daughter. But two of the family are still living; they are George and Ontje of this county. A brother, Rev. Huendling, from Breda, was here during Mrs. Knock's late illness and until after the funeral. A number of relatives also came from Lennox, South Dakota.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 April 1929, pg 3


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