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BAND, Gertie 1889-1936


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/20/2014 at 22:37:34

Mrs. Carl Band, the former Gertie Siemers, passed away Sunday at her home near Pennock, Minn., after serious illness, extending over a three year period, cancer being the cause of death.

Mrs. Band was born Gertie Siemers, Feb. 25, 1889, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Siemers, at the family's farm home two miles east of Ackley. Here she grew to young woman hood, obtaining her education in the rural schools of Grundy county. She early became a member of the Westfriesland Presbyterian church, east of Ackley. On June 5, 1917, she was united in marriage to Carl Band. After residing on the home farm for six years, Mr. and Mrs. Band removed to a farm near Pennock and Wilmar, Minn., where they have since resided. She was affiliated with the Wilmar Presbyterian church at Wilmar, Minn.

Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Siemers, her two sons, Lester and Willard, three sisters, Mrs. Joe Fisher, Ackley; Miss Margaret Siemers, Charles City; Miss Anna Siemers, Oakdale, Iowa; one brother, Herman, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and by other relatives and friends. An infant daughter preceded her mother in death.

Earthly remains reached Ackley Tuesday evening from her late home near Wilmar, Minn.

Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Siemers; and at Westfriesland Presbyterian church, east of Ackley, at 1:30, Rev. Mr. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Westfriesland cemetery beside the body of her daughter who died twelve years ago.

Friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

--The Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 14 January 1937 pg 4


Mrs. C. A. Band

Died at Family Home at Pennock, Minnesota--Burial Here

Mrs. C. A. Band, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Siemers, of this city, died at the family home near Pennock, Minnesota, on Sunday forenoon, January 10th, at 10 o'clock, following an illness of nearly three years. The remains were brought to Ackley for burial; funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. Johnson, pastor of West Friesland German Presbyterian church, two miles south of Ackley, last Thursday afternoon; the remains were interred in the cemetery there. Relatives and many friends of the family and of the deceased gathered at the home of the parents of the deceased (Mr. and Mrs. L. Siemers, in Ackley) and at the church to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Band (Gertie Siemers) was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Siemers; she was born in German township, Grundy county, on February 25, 1889, and grew to womanhood there. She was united in marriage to Mr. C. A. Band, her now bereaved husband, June 5, 1917. They lived on a farm northeast of Ackley several years, removing to Minnesota, to a farm near Pennock, Candiohi county. Two sons and one daughter were born to them, the daughter died in infancy. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Siemers, one brother, Herman, three sisters, Misses Anna and Margaret, and Mrs. Amelia Fisher, survive.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 21 January 1937, pg 1


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