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VANDEES, Harm 1855-1923


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2015 at 14:05:08

Old Grundy Resident Dies

Harm Van Dees Dies After a Long Illness

Harm Van Dees was born August 12, 1855, in Stoppelmorer-heide, Ostfriesland, Germany. On Nov. 22nd, 1883, he was united in holy wedlock with Gertje Kriers of Wienir, Ostfriesland. This union was blessed with ten children, three preceded the father to the great beyond in Germany and one at Beaman, Iowa.

In 1902 the family came to America, first living in the neighborhood of Beaman and moving to Grundy Center about seven years ago.

Last winter Mr. Van Dees suffered a stroke, from which he never fully recovered, but for a time was able to be about.

About two weeks before his death he went out in the county with his son, Jasper, residing near Beaman, and shortly after arriving at the farm he suffered another stroke, and on Oct. 20, 1923, death released him from his suffering.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, six children, Jasper Van Dees, Beaman; Mrs. R. Kaput, Lyle, Minn.; Mrs. Will Wiese, Greene, Ia.; Mrs. Dick Vry, Green Mountain, Iowa; Mrs. Albert Kauffman, Green Mountain, Ia.; Mrs. Henry DeVogt, Green Mountain, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. J. Winterboer, Bunde, Germany; Mrs. J. Kaput, Beaman; Mrs. A. Koch, Beaman, and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 October 1923, pg 1


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