HOODJER, Peter 1878-1938
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Date: 12/15/2014 at 19:19:39
Peter Hoodjer was born March 11, 1878, at Bedecaspel, Ostfriesland, Germany. At the age of 18 years he migrated with his mother and three brothers to America and settled in Holland, Iowa. For a number of years the deceased was employed on the farm until about 12 years ago when he permanently made his home with his brother, Claus Hoodjer of Lincoln Center.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, he took ill with a cold which suddenly developed into pneumonia, so that medical aid was summoned, and for 3 weeks he received the best of care at home. At first the nature of pneumonia did not show any serious effects, but when complications of pleurisy developed it was necessary to take him to the hospital, Sunday, Oct. 9. There he lingered and rallied for two weeks under medical observation and treatment, hoping that he might recover. But his physical condition gradually became weaker, and when in the providence of God all medical aid and skill failed, although unexpectedly, the Lord graciously released him from his bodily suffering and translated his soul to his heavenly home above on Tuesday, October 25, at 4:40 a.m. When his early pilgrimage had come to its termination he had reached the age of 60 years, 7 months and 14 days.
One sister and two brothers survive him and mourn his untimely loss; they are Anna, Mrs. R. Lindaman of Parkersburg, John Hoodjer of Wellsburg and Claus Hoodjer of Grundy Center. A host of other relatives and friends join them in their sorrow.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Oct. 28, at the Wellsburg Reformed church, Rev. Wm. Landsiedel being in charge of the funeral and Rev. J. Schuurmann of Lincoln Center assisting, who spoke in the English language on John 10, 14. Rev. Landsiedel spoke in the German language, choosing for his text Isaiah 38, 17. Interment was made in the Holland Lutheran cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1938, pg 9
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