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NIEHAUS, Etta 1852-1918

NIEHAUS, DEWEERDT

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/27/2014 at 10:08:18

Mrs. Etta De Weerdt, Niehaus was born February 14th, 1852 at Ihrhove, East Frisia, Germany. May 1, 1878, she was married to Rev. J. De Weerdt. Five children, four sons and one daughter, all well known in this community, were given to them. Besides these children, there were two step-daughters, Mrs. J. Jordan, of George, Iowa, and Mrs. Roskamp of Rushmore, Minn. In the year 1981[sic] she came with her family to America and lived first at Baileyville, Ill, then at Steamboat Rock and finally at Buck Grove, Ia. After the death of her husband, which occurred nearly ten years ago, and to whom she had been a faithful helpmate, she made her home with her son-in-law and her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Hoffman on their farm near Buck Grove. At the latter place after an illness of about a week's duration she died Tuesday, April 2nd, at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 16 days.

In the foreboding of death, she called for her children, all of them arriving to find the mother still alive. She was an earnest and a warmhearted Christian and a member of the Baptist church in this town. The funeral obsequies which took place from the home of her son-in-law to the church at Buck Grove, were led by Rev. D. Koester of Aplington, who was assisted by Rev. Hack from Parkersburg and Rev. A. G. Lang from Steamboat Rock. Burial at Buck Grove cemetery. Besides her children, she leaves a sister, Miss Lena Niehaus of Aplington and Ole Niehaus of Sheffield and a number of other relatives.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 April 1918, pg 3


 

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