NEESSEN, Enke 1862-1935
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/23/2015 at 17:00:07
Flu Causes Death Last Friday Of Mrs. Thos. Neessen
Mrs. Thomas Neessen died at her home in Wellsburg at 6 o'clock Friday evening following a two weeks' illness with influenza. She was 73 years and 10 days old.
Funeral services were held Tuesday. The services were at the home at 12:30 and later at the Lutheran church in Shiloh township. The local pastor, Rev. Heinrich, had charge of the services. He was assisted by Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, pastor of the Wellsburg Reformed church. Rev. Heinrich delivered a sermon in German and Rev. Landsiedel spoke in English. The grandsons of the deceased were pallbearers. Burial was by the side of the husband in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Neessen was a native of Germany. Her maiden name was Enke Swyter. She came to this country with her folks 53 years ago. The family located in Grundy county. Here a few years later she was married to Thomas Neessen and the family resided on their farm in Colfax township during all of their married life. Mr. Neessen died there in 1913. Three years later Mrs. Neessen left the farm and moved to Wellsburg where she made her home up to the time of her death.
Mrs. Neessen was the mother of six children. Four of them are living. They are Mrs. Anno Peters from Parkersburg, Mrs. Ray Murphy and Mrs. Claas Claassen from this county, and Tom Neessen from Waterloo. Two sons, Will and Heinie, died within recent years. Mrs. Neessen was the stepmother of John Neessen from Parkersburg, Heiko Neessen of Grundy county, and Mrs. Ontje Knock and Mrs. Sam Claassen residing in this community.
Other surviving relatives are one sister, Mrs. Evert Ross from Wellsburg, two brothers, Martin Swyter who resides in Germany and Gerhart Swyter living in Minnesota.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 March 1935, pg 4
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