HOODJER, Claus 1881-1954
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Date: 1/27/2015 at 17:52:18
Claus Hoodjer, Retired Farmer, Dies of Cancer
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home and later in the Wellsburg Reformed church for Claus Hoodjer, 73, retired farmer, who died Thursday of cancer after a 10-month illness.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hoodjer was born April 23, 1881, in Bedecespel, Kreis Aurich, Germany, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Hoodjer. He came to the U.S. with his mother and two brothers, John and Pete, in 1896. The family settled in Grundy county, where he had lived continually ever since, except for a six year period in South Dakota.
He was married to Rena Weichers on August 22, 1902, at Buck Grove, by Rev. Wiejman. Following their marriage the couple farmed near Buck Grove, then moved to the Bailey farm northwest of Holland.
From there they moved to South Dakota in 1907 and finally returned to Grundy county to stay in 1913, where they settled in Shiloh township. The couple moved from the farm to Wellsburg in 1947.
The Hoodjers observed their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 1952, at their home throughout the day, along with a dinner in the Amvet Hall.
Survivors include the widow; one son, George; and one brother, John, all of Wellsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Rieka Lindaman and Mrs. John Eilers; and one brother.
Pallbearers were Fred Eilers, John Freese, John R. Hoodjer, Henry Eilers, John Weichers and George R. Lindaman. Music was furnished by the ladies' quartet (Norma Murra, Sharon Beving, Joann Ohling and Sheryle Lutterman). Organist was Marcella Neessen. Bertha Doyen and Mrs. Delbert Ross were in charge of the flowers.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 November 1954, pg 10
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