MEYER, Kate 1875-1946
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Date: 4/24/2014 at 21:28:07
Mrs. P. A. Meyer Dies Monday At Hospital
Mrs. P. A. Meyer died about 4 o'clock Monday morning at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown where she had been a patient for about two weeks. She had been in failing health the past year from a weak heart and high blood pressure. Had she lived until the 9th of next month, she would have been 71 years old. She spent all of her life in Grundy county.
Funeral services will be held at the home in Wellsburg Thursday afternoon and later at the Second Christian Reformed church. Burial will be in the Shiloh cemetery in the south part of town. Rev. John Rubingh will conduct the services.
Was Born in Pleasant Valley Township
Mrs. Meyer's maiden name was Kate Freese. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asjen Freese, who were among the early residents of north Grundy. She was born on a Pleasant Valley township farm and attended school there. At the age of 16 she moved with her folks to a farm a half mile south of Holland.
June 8, 1898, she and P. A. Meyer were married. They began housekeeping on a farm three miles east of Wellsburg where they resided five years. After that time they moved to Wellsburg where they resided three years until they moved to their own farm a mile east of Holland. 17 years ago they moved back to Wellsburg which has been their home ever since.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer were the parents of seven children. Two of them preceded the mother in death. The surviving children are LeRoy, Grundy Center; Arthur from California; Esther, Mrs. Clarence Beecroft, Wellsburg; Carl, and Kathleen, Mrs. Harold Kluver, Wellsburg. Arthur came home by plane when he was advised of his mother's serious condition. His mother had passed away a few hours before he arrived. There are four grandchildren.
Other members of her family are five sisters: Mrs. C. Poppenga, Wellsburg; Mrs. Lee Koser, Iowa City; Mrs. F. S. Beckman and Mrs. C. A. Biebesheimer, of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Smith, George, Iowa. Two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Peters and Dena, preceded her in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 February 1946, Section 2, Wellsburg News, pg 5
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