DIRKS, Trientje 1864-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/3/2015 at 08:17:51
Mrs. Otto Dirks Passes Away
Mrs. Otto Dirks Sr. passed away at her home on Bridge street, this city, at nine o'clock last (Wednesday) evening following an illness of several weeks with pernicious anemia.
Short funeral services will be held at the home at one o'clock on next Monday afternoon and further services will be held at the Drake church in Colfax township, in charge of Rev. H. F. Sinning, assisted by Rev. J. E. Drake. Interment will be in the Drake church cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 May 1923, pg 1
Mrs. Otto Dirks, nee Kramer, was born Nov. 7, 1864 at Veenhusen, Ostfriesland, Germany, and died in Grundy Center May 2nd, 1923, at nine o'clock p.m., aged 58 years, 5 months and 25 days.
She was three years of age when she with her parents left Germany on a sailing vessel and came to America. They settled at Forreston, Ill., coming to Grundy county, Iowa, in a prairie schooner in 1872.
She was married to her now bereaved husband, Otto Dirks, Nov. 1, 1883. This marriage was blessed with ten children, the oldest son, Cornelius, having passed away about three years ago. The remaining children were all at the bedside when she passed away.
Besides the nine children and their families she leaves to mourn her death her aged mother, four brothers, two sisters and fifteen grandchildren.
She was stricken with the incurable disease, pernicious anemia, and knew very well that the end was coming. She bid all her dear ones good-bye and found peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Funeral services were held Monday. A short service was held at the house at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. Sinning, assisted by Rev. Benbow, followed by services at the Drake church conducted by Revs. Drake, Sinning and Weeldreyer. Interment was in the cemetery at the Drake church.
Among those who attended from a distance were her aged mother and son, John, of Parkersburg; Henry and Casjen Kramer and families, of Minnesota; George Kramer, of Stout; a sister from Shell Rock and one from Dike and their families; and two cousins from Carnavon, Sac county, Iowa, besides one sister and four brothers of the bereaved husband, Otto Dirks.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 May 1923, pg 1
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