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HOOK, Anna 1858-1947


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/28/2015 at 23:18:32

Last Rites For Mrs. Henry Hook

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Henry Hook, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Arends, at Cedar Falls on Wednesday of last week. The services were at the Reformed church in Wellsburg. They were conducted by Rev. J. E. Drake and Rev. George D. Fisher. Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed cemetery.

Mrs. Hook was born on March 17, 1858. Most of her life was spent on a farm in the vicinity and during her later years she lived in Wellsburg. A service was held at the Dahl funeral home in Cedar Falls Saturday noon.

The pallbearers were Grant Arends, Merle Arends, John Hook, Henry Hook, Cornelius Hook Jr., Henry R. Hook.

Mrs. Henry Hook (nee Anna Andreessen) was born on March 17, 1858, at Hartzhausen, Germany, and came to the U.S. as a young woman of 21, in 1879, and settled with her parent in Grundy county, Iowa.

She was married to Henry Hook in 1882. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive: Barney Hook, Grundy Center; Mrs. Ben DeVries, Aplington; Ernest and Henry Hook, Wellsburg; Rudolph Hook of Mosroth, South Dakota; Mrs. Peter Arends, Cedar Falls; Chaplain Cornelius Henry Hook, the Veterans' Administration, Minneapolis; Mrs. Charles Ackerman, LaPorte City; Herman Hook, Parkersburg.

Thirty-two grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren survive the dear grandmother, who took a great interest in all of them. A sister, Mrs. Lizzie Getting of Little Rock, also survives.

Mrs. Hook was a great reader of the Bible. Her mind was keen to the last and she was able to recite many passages of Scripture and many fine poems which she had learned in childhood. She had her share of joys and sorrows during the days of her four-score years and eight, but through them all she maintained a fine spirit of Christian optimism and fortitude.

She had one son and 11 grandsons in the armed forces during the war, all of whom came back safe and sound, in answer to her prayers. Mrs. Hook spent most of her life in Grundy county, where she was a faithful member of the Reformed church of Wellsburg, and where her good works and gentle words are cherished by those who knew her.

After a brief illness of two days she passed quietly into the Great Beyond on Feb. 11, 1947, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Arends, in Cedar Falls.

Those present from a distance for the funeral of Mrs. Henry Hook Saturday were: Chaplain C. H. Hook, Fort Snelling, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCoughlin and Henry R. Hook from Minneapolis; C. H. Hook Jr. from Shattuck Military School, Fairbault, Minn.; Harry Hook, of Austin, Minn.; Rudolph Hook, Bushing, N. Dak.; Paul Hook and Mrs. Jerome Biebesheimer, Iowa City; Hank B. Hook, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cone, Fort Dodge; Barney H. Hook, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hook, Franklin, Darlyne, Anne Marie and Arthur from Ackley; Miss Leona Hook, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pieper, Romona and Lowell from Iowa Falls;

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hobbs, Badger; Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. DeVries, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kuper, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hook, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sietsema, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ludeman, all from Aplington; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hook, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hook, Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. H. Ashton, Leu Clair, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ackerman, LaPorte City; Mrs. Doris Shoffleman and Miss Etta Andreessen, Lennox, So. Dak.; and Mrs. Hook's only sister, Mrs. H. Schoon of Little Rock.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 February 1947, pg 9


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