BLEEKER, George 1862-1917
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/12/2015 at 21:37:35
George Bleeker Is Dead; Passes Away This Morning
Born in Hardin in 1862; Funeral is to Be Held Saturday
After an illness that had kept him confined to his bed for about two months, George Bleeker died at his home six miles southeast of Ackley this (Thursday) morning at two o'clock. Mr. Bleeker's illness extended through a longer period of time; he had been under the care of a physician for months, but his condition did not become serious until quite recently, and he failed rapidly; the end had been expected for several days.
Deceased was born in Hardin county on the 9th day of March, 1862; thirty years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Kolman; then children were born to them, seven are living, three dead. The children are Mrs. Ben Roelfs of Butler county, Louie, George, John, Benjamin and Misses Carrie and Bernice. His brothers Jacob and John of Ackley, Ben, living south of town, and one sister, Mrs. Ben Hayunga, also of Ackley.
Mr. Bleeker was a man of splendid worth, esteemed by friends and neighbors in the community of which he had been an active part through the years; he had served several terms as a member of the Grundy county board of supervisors from his home district. To the wife and immediate members of the family the sympathy of the community is extended.
Funeral services are to be held at the family home, south of town, Saturday afternoon, at 1:30, and at 2 o'clock at the East Friesland German Presbyterian church, Rev. Engelke, pastor, conducting them.
--Ackley World Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 19 April 1917, pg 8
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