SNITTJER, Herman 1869-1948
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Date: 1/29/2015 at 08:53:59
Herman Snittjer Dies Suddenly
Herman Snittjer died suddenly at his home in Wellsburg Monday evening. He was at home alone at the time. When his son Ray came home at 8 o'clock in the evening he found his father lying on the davenport. The attending physician believed he had been dead about three hours when he was found. A heart attack was given as the cause of his death. He was 70 years old. His wife was at Ackley where she worked in the canning factory at the time of his death.
Herman Snittjer spent the greater part of his life in Wellsburg. For several years he was engaged in house moving.
Funeral services will be held at the Reformed church in Wellsburg at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. The service will be conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Edw. Jurgens. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Surviving are the wife, two sons, Ray and Herman, who are at home; three daughters, Mrs. Grace McDowell, Ackley; Mrs. Neva Cockerhan, Ackley; Mrs. Minnie Juhl, Reinbeck. Other surviving relatives are one brother, Henry, at Cedar Falls; and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Schmidt, Wellsburg, and Mrs. Henry Peters, Palo Alto, California.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 August 1948, pg 8
Obituary of Herman Snittjer
Herman Snittjer was born on Sept. 19, 1869, near Freeport, Ill., and passed away suddenly last Monday evening, Aug. 23, at his home. He attained the age of 78 years, 11 months, 4 days.
At the age of two years, his parents came with him to a farm in Colfax township where he was raised and farmed for himself until 1912. He and his family then moved to the vicinity of Wellsburg, where he at first did farming on a small acreage. In the many late years he took up the work of moving buildings--a job which he loved to do, and could do efficiently.
He was united in marriage on May 8, 1903, to Miss Mary Badje of Holland, Iowa. To this union were born 6 children, one of whom died in infancy.
He leaves to mourn at his passing, his wife, two sons: Ray of Wellsburg and Herman Jr. of Lake Mille Lacs, Minn.; three daughters: Grace, Mrs. Ray McDowell, of Ackley; Minnie, Mrs. Elvin Juhl of Reinbeck; Neva, Mrs. Earl Cockerham of Ackley; 4 grandchildren; one brother, Henry, of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Peters and Mrs. Carl Schmidt of Wellsburg, and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 September 1948, pg 11
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