KAISER, Rixte 1840-1935
KAISER, EHMEN, SAATHOFF
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/23/2015 at 19:53:48
Mrs. John Kaiser Died Suddenly At Advanced Age
Mrs. John Kaiser died quite suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Etjen, early Friday morning. She had been in her usual health the day before and was feeling as well as usual when she went to bed Thursday night. About midnight she became restless and got up. Her daughter got up to take care of her and put her mother back to bed. The family thought there was nothing seriously wrong until Mrs. Kaiser entered into a sinking spell and she passed away peacefully a short time thereafter.
Mrs. Kaiser lacked but one month and a day from being the oldest person in Grundy county. She was 95 years old on the 8th of last August. She was able to be up and about the house daily and her mind remained clear until a short time before her death.
Funeral Services Monday
A short funeral service was held at the home Monday afternoon and later at the Shiloh township Lutheran church with Rev. Heinrich, the local pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran church cemetery.
The local pastor was assisted by Rev. H. C. Bode who preached in English. The services were very largely attended. The pallbearers were John, Willie and Lee Etjen, Christ Miller Jr., John Freese and Lawrence Bulthuis.
Rixte Kaiser, born Ehmen, was born August 28, 1840, in Eloverfehn, East Friesland, Germany.
She was married in Germany to John Saathoff. Six children came from this union, 3 sons and 3 daughters. The sons are Jurgen, Henry and John of Mountain Lake, Minn. The daughters are Mrs. Charles Etjen and Mrs. Christ Miller from Wellsburg and Mrs. Henry Evers, Comfrey, Minn.
The first husband died in Germany in 1880. In 1894 she came with her children to America and located on a farm in this locality. Nov. 25th, 1903, she was married to John Kaiser in Pleasant Valley township. Mr. Kaiser died in March, 1930. The son, Henry Saathoff, died two years ago and the son Jurgen died 35 years ago in Lincoln township. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Saathoff, died a year ago.
Surviving aside from the children are one sister and a brother in Germany, three stepchildren, Mrs. Dick Steen, Buffalo Center, John Kaiser, Rockford, Iowa, and Louis Kaiser, Wellsburg. There are 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1935, pg 4
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