JANSSEN, Anna 1864-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/5/2015 at 12:25:24
Mrs. J. B. Janssen Passed Away Tuesday Morning
Widely Known Wellsburg Lady Called To Final Reward Aged 59
Many Mourn Her Death
Mrs. J. B. Janssen died at one o'clock Tuesday morning of this week at her home in Wellsburg. She had been in poor health for some time due to pernicious anemia.
Mrs. Janssen had lived nearly if not her entire life in the vicinity of Wellsburg. The family lived on a farm southwest of Wellsburg for many years until the death of the husband and father in 1919 when Mrs. Janssen moved to Wellsburg and has since resided there. She was the mother of Mrs. Fred Riant, of this city.
Mrs. Janssen was a splendid Christian woman, beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a large family and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
Funeral services will be held from the Bode church, we of Wellsburg, on Friday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. H. C. Bode, officiating, assisted by his brother, Dr. W. Bode, of this city. Relatives and friends will meet at the late home of the deceased at 1:30 p.m. and services at the church will follow the services at the house. Interment will be in the Bode church cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 July 1923, pg 1
The funeral of Mrs. J. B. Janssen was held Friday afternoon and was very largely attended.
Mrs. Janssen nee Antje Primus was born on the 6th of January, 1864 in Stephenson county, Illinois, and died the 17th of July, 1923, at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 11 days.
The 6th of April, 1883, she was joined in holy wedlock with Mr. J. B. Janssen, who preceded her in death the 31st of October, 1919. Henrietta died ten years ago at the age of thirteen. She leaves five sons, Onko, of Wright county, Henry, of Eldora, William, Claus and Ben, of Wellsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Schwirtz, of Bellevue, Iowa, and Mrs. Elizabeth Riant, of Grundy Center, Iowa. Besides these there is one brother, B. Primus, Mrs. A. Geerdes, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. T. Isebrands, of George, Ia.
She was a faithful member of the First Christian Reformed church and of the Ladies' Aid Society.
Rev. H. C. Bode based his sermon on John 14:2, "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, etc."
Our Lord had told the apostles that He was going to die the death of the cross. This caused them to be sad at heart. Their All was to be taken from them. He however tells them "Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me."
Believing in Christ takes away sadness. His departure was for their best. He went to prepare a place for them. It was a home; the Father's house. Where the Father's house is there the children belong, too. If it were not for what our Lord did and is doing no one would enter this house. He has gone to prepare a place for those who believe in Him. To this home, Mrs. J. B. Janssen has in hope gone. She even did sing upon her death bed in joyful anticipation that she was going home.
Dr. W. Bode spoke on Job 19:25, "For I know that my Redeemer liveth, etc." What a blessedness to have this certainty. He lives and His people will also live. Yes, whoever believeth in Him shall live even though he die.
Rev. A. C. Kruse, of Steamboat Rock, also assisted in the services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1923, pg 3
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