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SCHAFER, Martha 1872-1928


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/14/2013 at 18:16:18

Mrs. Henry R. Schafer Dead

Mrs. Henry R. Schafer died at her home two miles west of Wellsburg last Friday. Heart trouble was the cause of her death. While she had not been in the best of health for the past year, her condition was not regarded as serious until a few days before the end came. She was well enough the Sunday before her death to attend church services.

Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon and later at the Rev. H. C. Bode church. The local pastor officiated at the services. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Schafer was 56 years old. She was born in Grundy county and spent her entire life here. She was a daughter of the late Tammo Deters and the family home was on a farm in German township.

Mrs. Schafer is survived by her husband and six children. The children are the only son, Tom, and five daughters. The daughters are Mrs. Charley Meints, Mrs. Herman Benenga and Tena, Henrietta and Lena, who are at home. There is one surviving brother, Hemmo Deters, and two sisters, Mrs. Heiko C. Neessen and Miss Helena Deters. All of the children and her brother and sisters reside in this county.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 September 1928, pg 3


The death of Mrs. Henry Shafer occurred at the family home two miles west of Wellsburg, last Saturday forenoon, following an illness of four days. She had had a heart trouble and this in connection with an attack of the grip hastened her death.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Deters; they were among the well known and old-time residents of north Grundy county, now deceased. She was born in German township in 1870. Besides her husband she is survived by three sisters, Miss Alle Deters, Mrs. Heyko Neessen, of Wellsburg, Mrs. Charles Meints, and one brother, Hemmo Deters, residing in German township. She was the mother of five girls and one boy; they with the husband and father survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon; a short service at the Shafer home and later at the Reformed church, two miles west of Wellsburg, the services being conducted by Rev. Bode, pastor of the church. Interment of the remains was made in the cemetery adjoining.

-- Ackley World Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 27 September 1928, pg 4


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