DAVIDS, Lambke 1852-1937
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Date: 5/13/2014 at 21:06:55
Mrs. H. Davids Was Laid To Rest Monday
Mrs. Harm Davids passed away on December 23, 1937, at the age of 85 years and was laid to rest in the East Friesland cemetery, near Cleves on Monday, December 27, with the Rev. F. W. Engelkes in charge of the services. Pall bearers were Henry Gelder, Andrew Geerdes, John Seehuisen, Dick Gelder, Remca Johnson and Crist Henze.
Mrs. Lambke Davids was born on August 30th, 1852, in Bunde, Germany, being 85 years, 3 months and 24 days of age at her death. She had been almost blind for a number of years and in poor health for some time.
She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, Henry and Richard Gelder, both of Wellsburg; and two daughters, Mrs. John Seehuisen, of Fern, and Mrs. Andrew Geerdes, of Cleves, all children of a former marriage, several grandchildren, other relatives and a great host of friends.
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
Mrs. Harm Davids Died Friday at Son's Home
Mrs. Harm Davids died last Friday at the home of her son, Henry Gelders, in Wellsburg. She had been in failing health for two years. Old age and general debility were given as the cause of her death. She was 87 years old.
A short funeral service was held at the home Monday noon and later at the Engelke church in German township with Rev. Engelke officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Davids was twice married. Both of her husbands preceded her in death. Her second husband died about twenty years ago. Since that time she made her home with her son in Wellsburg. Two years ago she became blind and this sorry condition remained until the end.
Surviving relatives aside from the son Henry are another son, Dick Gelders from Wellsburg, and two daughters, Mrs. John Seehuisen living near Fern and Mrs. Andrew Geerdes from Cleves. All of the children are from the first marriage and they were all born in Germany, where the first husband died.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 December 1937, Wellsburg News, pg 9
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