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MEYER, H. S. 1855-1936


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/30/2015 at 16:47:31

Many Attend Funeral Services Saturday for H. S. Meyer

Funeral services for the late H. S. Meyer were held at the Reformed church in Wellsburg Saturday afternoon and they were very largely attended. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, who delivered a sermon in both the German and English languages. The pastor's text was taken from Psalm 103. Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mr. Meyer had been a sufferer from diabetes for more than a year. He was 80 years, 7 months and 9 days old at the time of his death. Most of his long, active and useful life was spent in Grundy county, in Wellsburg and vicinity. He was born in Voquert, Eastfriesland, Germany. When he was eleven years old he came to America with his family. The family located at Oregon, Ill., where they remained for six years. From there they moved to Barnard, Mo. Three years later, in 1876, Mr. Meyer came to Grundy county and for a number of years worked on the farm for George Wells. He was married here on April 8, 1881, to Miss Klaske Eiten, with whom he enjoyed daily companionship for more than 55 years. During the first years of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Meyer resided on a farm a short distance south of the Bode church. After that time they moved on a farm of their own two miles east of Wellsburg where they resided continually until they moved to Wellsburg in 1914 to enjoy the remainder of Mr. Meyer's years in comfortable retirement.

Mr. Meyer was very successful in his farming operations. He was a consistent and regular attendant of his church, in which he served as an elder for seven years. He was a good neighbor, a good citizen who held the respect and the confidence of all who knew him.

Surviving are the wife and seven children. Two children preceded him in death. One child died in infancy and the son George died eight years ago. The remaining children are five sons and two daughters. The sons are Siebe, Ed, Webe, Harm and Lubbert, all from this vicinity. The daughters are Mrs. Fred Getting, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Gus Siefken of Bristow. There are 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother, Reiner, resided in Clay county.

Relatives from other than this community present at the funeral were: Reiner Meyer, Mrs. Frank Murray, Siebe R. and Julius Meyer, Siebe W. and Lubert W. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. George Winterboer, Mrs. Dick Roskens, Mrs. John Beving, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dirksen, Albert Hagermeyer, all of Everly, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Keilman, Greene; Mrs. Hilbrand Rindels and Simon, Mrs. Gertie Geersema and Etta and Dena, George Eiten, Mrs. Will Deters, all of Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. George Eckhoff, Dike.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 June 1936, pg 4


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